The Tiger's Tale

New fidget toys prove a fun way to help students concentrate

Julie Phan, Editor-in-Chief

March 31, 2017

Have you wondered what are those things students have been spinning in their hands occasionally throughout the halls or during passing time? Those are fidget spinners. These types of fidget toys are made up of a variety of materials, models, sizes, and colors and have become an ongoing trend this year, creating a positive influence on students in the classroom and elsewhere.

MacArthur PFO hosted second skate night of the year

Nayeli Robles, Staff Reporter

March 31, 2017

On Friday March 10, from 6:00 to 8:30, the MacArthur PFO (Parent Faculty Organization), ran a crazy-hair day skate night in Fountain Valley Skating Center. This idea was brought from parent of a MacArthur student from Jim Thorpe Elementary School and PFO President Mrs. Becky Clevenger.

Boys basketball wins championship

Frida Ramirez, Staff Reporter

March 31, 2017

On Saturday March 25 the MacArthur Boys Basketball team won their seventh championship at Segerstrom High School. The basketball team went undefeated in four 24 minute games.

MacArthur’s Speech and Debate team score first overall

Jenessa Hernandez, Staff Reporter

March 31, 2017

March 11, from 7:00 am through 4:30 pm at Santa Ana High School, 36 students represented MacArthur in the second speech and debate tournament consisting of five rounds. The MacArthur representatives competed against various schools including Raymond A. Villa Fundamental Intermediate School, Spurgeon Intermediate School, Sierra Preparatory Academy, Willard Intermediate School, Mendez Fundamental Intermediate School, McFadden Intermediate School, and Lathrop Intermediate School, and Advanced Learning Academy.

The three-inch binder needs to go

March 31, 2017

Ask a student at MacArthur Fundamental about what bothers them, and one of the first answers will be the three-inch binder.  For too many students, the three-inch binder is too heavy, bulky, and it just needs to go.   A so...

Ambassadors of Compassion begin second cohort

Lexy Flores, Staff Reporter

March 20, 2017

For the second time at MacArthur Fundamental Intermediate, the A.O.C program also known as the Ambassadors of Compassion has begun a cohort. A.O.C. is a national organization that offers community members the opportunity to build leadership and compassion among students. At MacArthur, there are six different groups who meet, and each group has about 12 student members. Members attend once a week, depending on their mentor, and the program culminates in a service project. In the first cohort, which occurred during the Fall semester, the service projects included a beach clean up and a fundraising pizza party.

Eighth graders visit high schools to prepare for ninth grade

Kiana Chavez, Staff Reporter

March 20, 2017

For the sixth year, all eighth graders will attend their future high school on March 22 .  Only the eighth graders that are attending a Santa Ana Unified School District will be able to visit their high schools for a campus tour...

MacArthur competes in Breakfast Challenge

Wendy Rodriguez, Staff Reporter

March 14, 2017

The week of March 6 through March 10 all schools in Santa Ana Unified School District competed in the Breakfast Challenge. The Breakfast Challenge is an encouragement campaign for students to begin school with breakfast. The rules are simple: 90% of students just have to go to breakfast or nutrition, and MacArthur would win a BBQ. According to Cafeteria Supervisor Mrs. Celina Vargas, the purpose of the breakfast challenge is to increase the participation of students and make sure the students have a healthy start to the day.

MacArthur boys baseball begins with a victory

Mia Carrillo, Staff Reporter

March 14, 2017

MacArthur’s boy baseball season began March 11 with a game against Spurgeon Intermediate. The boys won 28-0 beginning the season where last season ended: resounding victory. The new coach is Program Leader Anthony Estis. He has coached for three years.

Jessica Martinez wins a trip to New York and Washington D.C. with the American Heritage Club

Frida Ramirez, Staff Reporter

March 13, 2017

The MacArthur American Heritage Club held and essay competition allowing a student to win a free trip to New York and Washington D.C. for one of its members. The winner, eighth-grader Jessica Martinez, wrote a five paragraph essay on why she deserved to go on the trip.

Three tips for succeeding in the second semester

Favi Ramirez, Staff Reporter

March 13, 2017

The second semester can be scary sometimes for students.  Students fear the pressure of being better than they were in first semester.  In addition, some students can feel panic and anxiety when it comes to second semester bec...

Ms. Velarde fills in for Mr. Gonzales for the remainder of school year

Natalie Gonzalez, Staff Reporter

March 10, 2017

Ms. Marlo Velarde is our new social studies teacher for eighth grade. She attended the University of California Santa Barbara and completed her bachelor's program. Later, she attended Cal State Long Beach where she received her teaching credentials. She will teach at MacArthur as long as the school needs her. She is replacing Mr. Ray Gonzales because he is now our acting assistant principal.

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