The Tiger's Tale

Second Semester: How to Organize Your Binder!

Wendy Rodriguez, Staff Reporter

January 31, 2017

Organization can be difficult for students because it requires time and energy to keep all assignments in their place. On page 18 on the MacArthur Student Handbook it states, “The binder should be organized and cleaned out each day. All papers are to be 3 hole punched and placed in the appropriate section of the binder; no loose papers should be kept in the inside binder pocket.”

WIN program makes attendance recovery a priority

Kiana Chavez, Staff Reporter

January 31, 2017

For the 2016-17 school year, schools in Santa Ana started giving students a pathway to make up their absences with the WIN Program. The program takes place Saturdays at MacArthur Fundamental Intermediate School, when there are enough students for participation. WIN stands for “What I Need” because it allows students to make up any needed work that they have missed.

Student store burglary discovered over Thanksgiving Break

Briana Arinaga, Staff Reporter

January 31, 2017

Over Thanksgiving break, a MacArthur Fundamental School’s student store was broken into. MacArthur custodians were the first to discover the theft when a window was broken. Due to this event, Principal Mr. David Casper plans to work with the district to install a higher security system around the campus. Unfortunately, we didn’t have a security system when the break in occurred

Eighth grade motivational assembly informs students of second semester consequences

Lexy Flores, Staff Reporter

January 30, 2017

On February 14, all eighth graders will attend the motivational assembly in the PAR. According to Assistant Principal Mr. Craig Johnson the assembly is to inform eighth graders how to achieve good grades, how to act as a MacArthur scholar, and how to avoid losing privileges.

Active skateboarding exhibition postponed due to the wind

Natalie Gonzalez, Staff Reporter

January 27, 2017

The Active skating exhibition was postponed for the second time due to weather conditions. According to Boardrider’s Anonymous Advisor Patrick Evans the exhibition will be postponed to next Friday, February 3. This was the second postponement; the first time it was rescheduled because of the rain.

Boys soccer plays into sixth place

Favi Ramirez, Staff Reporter

January 25, 2017

The MacArthur boys soccer team placed sixth in the district tournament on Saturday, December 10, 2016 at Valley High School. The boys soccer team went against two different schools, in the game against Willard they tied 0-0. In the second game against Villa, the soccer team lost four to one.

Mactivities get students thinking about college and careers for the third straight year

Wendy Rodriguez, Staff Reporter

January 24, 2017

“I love that students are excited about exploring their future.  My favorite part about this program is seeing different colleges they visit and the different T-shirts they wear from colleges,” said Counselor Mrs. Laurie Tris...

Speech and Debate score third place at the second tournament

Jenessa Hernandez, Staff Reporter

January 19, 2017

The MacArthur team debated the same topic, “Should K-12 public schools monitor speech outside of school?” against all other present schools. Additionally, the MacArthur speakers had the opportunity to select their topic from the seven categories including original oratory, poetry, duo-interpretation, dramatic-interpretation, oratorical declamation and perform their topic for other contestants and judges.

Ambassadors of Compassion builds leaders at MacArthur

AJ Mercado, Staff Reporter

December 16, 2016

Perhaps you’ve seen it on the school calendar.  Or maybe you have a friend who goes to mentoring meetings once a week.  There’s a new group on campus called A.O.C.   What is A.O.C.?  A.O.C. is the Ambassadors Of Compassion.  A.O...

Friday Schools: Changing student habits and behavior

Lexy Flores, Staff Reporter

December 16, 2016

Every Friday students gather in the library to serve three hours of detention known as Friday Schools. Many students receive Friday schools for significant misbehavior, fifth missed assignment or any other progressive consequence. Any staff member can refer students to the counselors or administrators to receive a Friday school.

Girl’s basketball team three-peats at the district tournament

Frida Ramirez, Staff Reporter

December 16, 2016

The girl’s basketball team took home the first place trophy at the district tournament Saturday December 12 from 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM. The three time undefeated team played four different schools in 30-minute games.

MacArthur gets a new fence after it collapses

Mia Carrillo, Staff Reporter

December 16, 2016

“The weight of the plant growing on it caused it to fall, and the 50 M.P.H. wind,” said Assistant Principal Mr. Craig Johnson, referring to MacArthur’s fence that parallels Flower Street on the back field. The fence fe...

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