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5/05/14 > UIL Teams Advance ot State
MacAdemics competed this weekend at Texas Tech against about 50 other high schools in Region 1. I am proud to announce that overall as a school, we finished in 3rd place for overall points! In addition, we will be sending 11 students to compete in two weeks at STATE! Qualifying for state is an incredibly difficult achievement. Only 1 out of 9 teams advance to state from each region, and only 5 teams in the whole state qualify in each contest. Please congratulate all of the students and coaches in their efforts this weekend and wish the state qualifiers good luck in two weeks!

Calculator Applications – 3rd place team - Jeff Tillerson
• Ashley Sotoodeh – 2nd place individual – STATE QUALIFIER
• Estefany Lazo – 9th place individual
• Gaby Cardenas – 17th place individual

Current Issues and Events – 1st place team (ALL STATE QUALIFIERS) – Chad Smith
• Benedict Parks – 4th place individual
• Joseph Trujillo – 5th place individual
• Iris Martinez – 6th place individual
• Jeremy Cash – 8th place individual

Computer Applications – Cheryl Oertel
• Linh Nguyen – 1st place individual – STATE QUALIFIER

Poetry Interpretation – Chad Blue
• Trenton Whitehead – 4th place individual (STATE ALTERNATE)

Social Studies – 1st place team (ALL STATE QUALIFIERS) – Cody Dollar
• Angel Ikpatt – 1st place individual
• Nancy Anosike – 4th place individual
• Liliana Contreras – 7th place individual
• Brianna Riley – 14th place individual
4/16/14 > Water Polo Girls Qualify for Regionals
I want to thank you for the support for the Water Polo Teams this year. I believe we have a growing monster here that will become a dominant force in the North Region. We wrapped up our tournament season last weekend at St. Marks, and it was a great year. As for post season, our guys did not qualify for the Regional Tournament, but will play in the Consolidated Tournament this Saturday at Southlake Carroll High School. I will release the bracket once I receive it. It is a double elimination tournament. They finished the season with a record of 4-7-1. However, we had many new first year players make a huge impact.

The Girls Water Polo Team DID QUALIFY for the Regional Tournament!!! They will play on the 25th and 26th at the LISD Aquatic Center in The Colony. They have been playing some great games and finished with a record of 7-5. They will also play in a double elimination tournament format, fighting for the chance to knock off one of the club stacked power house teams and earn a trip to the State Tournament in Austin.

We also had a good group of new players put together a JV program and finish with a record of 2-9-1. While that does not sound like a great record, we are 1 of 4 schools to even put out JVs, so we were often playing other Varsities, and CoEd teams.

Please come out to these tournaments and watch our kids in playoff action.
4/16/14 > Special Olympics Track and Field

Our Special Olympics track and field athletes competed in Mesquite this past Saturday. They did an awesome job representing MacArthur! They brought home several gold medals!
4/16/14 > Destination Imagination Going to Globals!

Congratulations to the Destination ImagiNation duo of Nathaniel Maique and Chris Gutierrez who placed seventh at the state tournament in the Project Outreach category and will advance to Global Finals in Knoxville, TN in May. They put together a community service project to address the issue of hygiene within the homeless population of Dallas County and wowed the judges with how well it went. Several of you were able to support them along the way and for that we and they are extremely grateful! If you see these young men, please congratulate them and wish them luck at Globals!
4/16/14 > Mac Teachers at Baseball Faculty Night
4/16/14 > District Girls Track Results
Please congratulate the following young ladies on their successes at the District Track Meet this past Tuesday and Wednesday.

Junior Varsity:

Icis Sanders -2nd Place in the 100 m
Chinasa Ude-3rd Place in the 200 m
Jesyka Lee-6th Place in the 800 m, 4th Place in the Mile Run
Alma Juarez-3rd Place in the 2 mile, 6th Place in the Mile Run
Kimi Akomolafe-6th Place in Triple Jump
4x100 Relay placed 6th : Icis Sanders, Chinasa Ude, Precious Love, Johanna Rivas
4x200 Relay placed 4th: Icis Sanders, Chinasa Ude, Joyce Aladenika, Johanna Rivas


Anania Young-6th Place in the 100 m
Maddie Rowe-4th Place in the 2 mile and 5th Place in the 1 mile Run
Arnella Noussie -5th Place in the Triple Jump
Katherine Toon-5th Place in Pole Vault
Nancy Anosike-1st Place DISTRICT CHAMPION in the High Jump
4x100 Relay 4th Place: Anania Young, Nancy Anosike, Arnella Noussie, Remya Elebee
4x200 Relay 4th Place: Ndidi Okah, Anania Young, Nancy Anosike, Remya Elebee
4/16/14 > Nick Peltz Advances to State Gymnastics
Good morning MacArthur Family! I have fantastic news about our Regional meet at Rockwall Heath High School over the past couple of days.

Day One:
The first day of the meet was the compulsory meet where everyone competes the same routines. Our MacArthur girls did fabulous! Our girls really thrived on floor and vault this day. Kayda Peltz scored an 8.9 on vault even after a bad landing. Lindsey Allen posted two 9+ scores on beam and floor (both season highs). Jennifer Garcia scored her personal best on the floor with a 9.05! Nick Peltz had a clean compulsory vault and scored a comfortable 9.6. He also had a clean floor routine and posted a 9.4.

Day Two:
The second day of the meet was optionals. This is where the gymnasts choreograph their own routines and throw much harder skills. The competition was fierce so none of our girls placed, however, Rebecca Hernandez landed a skill on the beam for the first time in her performance and earned herself another personal best score. Nick Peltz threw a double back in his floor routine for the first time ever in a meet and NAILED IT! Even though his routine had some mistakes, Nick was able to post a good score because of his difficulty level.

Now here comes the big news!
Nick Peltz scored high enough on vault both days to solidify a spot for himself in the state meet in Alvin at the end of this month! If you see any of these gymnasts today, please congratulate them on a job well done. They have worked very hard this year and it definitely paid off!
4/16/14 > Varsity Orchestra
Please help me congratulate the Varsity Orchestra! They played incredibly well today at UIL and we received –

II (Excellent) on Stage and all I’s (Superior) in sight reading
4/03/14 > JROTC Academic Team to Nationals
Please help me in congratulating your MacArthur High School JROTC Academic Team in qualifying for the 2013-14 Army JROTC Academic Bowl National Championship. This is the team’s third appearance in the National Championship in the past five years. The following are team members:

Cadet Captain Sofia Sheikh (Team Captain)
Cadet Captain Amena Jamali
Cadet Captain Blessing Inyang
Cadet CPL Herbert Gomez
Cadet PVT Hanna Wimberly
4/03/14 > Darious Sells Wins New Philharmonic of Irving Youth Concerto Competition
Congratulations to MacArthur sophomore clarinetist Darious Sells on winning the New Philharmonic of Irving Youth Concerto Competition. His performance of the Mozart Concerto for Clarinet was selected over several other student auditions. He will have the honor of performing with the New Philharmonic Orchestra on a concert on May 18. See below for the announcement.

Go MacArthur!

Congratulations to Darious Sells on winning the NPOI Irving Youth Concerto Competition!!

He will receive an award of $500 and will perform with the orchestra on Sunday, May 18th.

We appreciated all of the students who auditioned and put in the practice time that this requires. It is always encouraging to hear young, talented musicians being trained in our schools.
4/03/14 > Lakin Wolever named Honorable Mention Area Player of the Week
Lakin Wolever was recognized by the Dallas Morning News as an Honorable Mention Area Player of the Week for her performance during last week’s game vs Irving. She had the two-out, game-tying Home Run in the bottom of the 7th and then a walk-off double in the bottom of the 10th to win it. She was also the winning pitcher, going nine strong innings to keep us in the game. This a great accomplishment, as only 5 players were selected from the entire DFW area. If you happen to see her, please congratulate her.
4/01/14 > Former Mac Graduate success at Baylor

Coach O and all of Mac Cardinal Nation are very proud of Odyssey Sims! See more here: One last shot for Baylor's Odyssey Sims

3/31/14 > Mac Advances 29 Students to Regionals
Mac hosted our UIL Academics District tournament on Friday and Saturday. I am pleased to announce that we finished 2nd place overall and will be advancing 31 students to regionals on May 1-3.

School Results:

Grapevine HS - 430 points
MacArthur HS - 351 points
Colleyville-Heritage - 341 points
Turner HS - 158 points
Irving HS - 49 points
Nimitz HS - 45 points
Bell HS - 32 points

Please congratulate the following coaches and students on their performances:

Accounting - 1st place team - Larry McEntire - Whole team advances to region.
-Sergio Turrubiartes - 2nd place
-David Kamesawa - 3rd place
-Kevin Land - 6th place
-Odalys Ambrocio

Calculator Applications - 1st place team - Jeff Tillerson - Whole team advances to region.
-Ashley Sotoodeh - 1st place
-Estefany Lazo - 4th place
-Gaby Cardenas - 5th place
-Hae Jin Kim

Computer Applications - Cheryl Oertel
-Linh Nguyen - 2nd place, advance to region.
-Caroline Pittet - 3rd place, advance to region.

Current Issues and Events - 1st place team - Chad Smith - Whole team advances to region.
-Joseph Trujillo - 2nd place
-Benedict Parks - 4th place
-Iris Martinez - 6th place
-Jeremy Cash

Journalism - Nina Cardenas
-Ruaa Labaniah - 3rd place Editorial Writing, advances to region.
-Miranda Sikora - 2nd place Feature Writing, 6th place Editorial Writing, and 5th place News Writing, advances to region.
-Johnathan Banks - 5th place Headline Writing

Informative Speaking - Melissa Queen
-Robert Guzman - 5th place
-Chris De La Torre - 6th place

Literary Criticism - 1st place team - Janice Battles - Whole team advances to region.
-Sara Roman - 1st place
-Joseph Trujillo - 2nd place
-Sara Ellington - 3rd place
-Aleena Taufiq - 4th place

Number Sense - 2nd place team - Jeff Tillerson
-Khalil Alsabag - 4th place
-Daniel Labarre - 6th place
-Arnella Noussie
-Michael Arthur

Poetry Interpretation - Chad Blue
-Trenton Whitehead - 3rd place, Advances to region.
-Adolfo Higareda - 5th place
-Tori Taglavore - 6th place

Ready Writing - Janice Battles
-Abdur Sohail - 3rd place, Advances to region.
-Allyson Yu - 5th place
-Nolan Bentley - 6th place

Social Studies - 1st place team - Cody Dollar - Whole team advances to region.
-Nancy Anosike - 1st place
-Liliana Contreras - 2nd place
-Angel Ikpatt - 3rd place
-Brianna Riley - 4th place

Spelling and Vocabulary - 1st place team - Janice Battles - Whole team advances to region.
-Ayesha Qadri - 1st place
-Faiza Zaheer - 2nd place
-Sofia Sheikh - 3rd place
-Hee Kim - 4th place
3/31/14 > Girls Water Polo Winning Streak
Mac Girls Water Polo has gone another weekend undefeated, running their win streak to 4 games and 5 of their last 6. They are playing well and making other coaches take notice of these up and comers.

The boys split games with a nice come from behind win against Mansfield. They are at .500 for the year.

The JV programs are coming together and gaining valuable experience, mostly against other varsity squads, as we are one of the few to field JV teams.
3/31/14 > Choir UIL Results
The MHS Beginner Girls Choir performed well this morning! They received a 1 (Superior) on Stage and a 2 (Excellent) in Sight Reading.
The MHS Non Varsity Beginner Mixed Choir also sang well today. They received a 3 (Good) on stage and a 2 (Excellent) in Sight Reading.
3/31/14 > iCreate
MacAnimation and MacGraphics had quite a few winners in the IISD iCreate Showcase.
Over 50 works were invited to showcase just from Animation 1 & 2 and Graphic Design 2!

Please join me in congratulating the following students:

Category Winners (trophies coming to Mac!):
-Sergio Turrubiartes and Jazmine Velez - Innovative Use of Technology for their Animation “Rise of the Sticks”
-DeTavious McDaniels and Sergio Turrubiartes – Artistic Expression for their Series of Photo-Graphics “What’s Art in Your Eyes?”

Winners who placed at Mac for Animation or Graphics in one or more category:
Devin Yeager
Abner Reyes
Landon Morris
Ethan Dill
Claudia Martinez Ponce
Gabriel Villamayor
Jose Gomez Alfaro
Daniel Bautista
Jonathan Langham
Joe Nowlin

Go Cards!!!!
3/31/14 > Cadets Qualify for Western Regionals
Please congratulation Cadets Deandra Lacy and Melanie Green for qualifying for the Western Regional Marksmanship Championship in Layton, Utah on April 5. They will compete against competitors from every states west of the Mississippi, to include Alaska and Hawaii. Please encourage them, as they “Shoot” for the National competition.
3/27/14 > New Class Officers for 2014-2015
Congratulations to the new Class Officers for 2014-2015 school year.

Sophomore Class Officers 2014-2015

Henry Hernandez

Vice President
Maria Limon

Mitzy Galvan

Jaquavion Cash

Priscilla Feliciano

Adriana Colunga
Ariel Perez-Jarvis
Catherine Kubi
Johanna Rivas
Kris Terry
Madeleine Golightly
Tatheer Ajani

Junior Class Officers 2014-2015

K'yanna Kilat

Vice President
Alejandra Reyes

Bianca Umeakuana

Gabbi Pacheco

Paola Chavez

Monica Garcia
Lesly Morataya
Reece LeClair
Richard Guzman
Robert Guzman
Victoria Chavarria

Senior Class Officers 2014-2015

President Senators
Jay Hernandez

Vice President
Crystal Fiallos

Anick Muleki

Logan Austin

Emily Escobar

Eden Tesfaslassie
Hannah Gellepes
Khalil Alsabag
Misaki Collins
Sandra Moreno
Tiffany Cook
3/26/14 > Gymnastics Advances to Regionals
I have awesome news about how our gymnastics team did at their district meet at Highland Park.

Nick Peltz had an awesome meet. He landed a beautiful front handspring front on the vault, solidifying himself as the district vault champion. He also tied for 4th on the floor exercise.

Kayda Peltz placed 2nd on the vault for our women’s team.

Jennifer Garcia tied for 7th on the vault.

Though Rebecca Hernandez didn’t place, she posted a personal season best score on the balance beam.

To top things off, our MacArthur girls took the 2nd place team award!

If you see any of these students at school today, please congratulate them on a job well done! Next stop, REGIONALS!
3/24/14 > UIL One Act Awards
Thank you all for your support this week as we competed for UIL One Act Play. We went up against Colleyville, R.L. Turner and Grapevine yesterday. Our kiddos represented MacArthur really well. We may not have advanced this year, but we did not come home empty handed.


Tech Award - Alexis Merritt

Honorable Mention Cast - Thomas Magee

All Star Cast- Andrew Thomas

Best Actor from all four shows - Justin Jones

Please help me in congratulating these students and all of the UIL cast for doing an amazing job.
3/17/14 > Mac Choir Travels to NYC over Spring Break
Over Spring Break 27 Mac Choir students spent 4 days in New York City. Activities included: Time Square, dinner at Planet Hollywood and Jim’s Pizzeria, Broadway Shows “Newsies” and “The Lion King”, “Newsies” Broadway workshop with a cast member, Radio City Musical Hall Tour, Rockette’s rehearsal, Top of the Rock @ Rockefeller Center, Ellis Island, Liberty Island, Spirit Nighttime Dinner Cruise on Hudson Bay sailing around The Statue of Liberty, Chinatown, Little Italy, and The 911 Memorial.
3/17/14 > VASE Medalists
MacArthur had 58 young artists compete at our regional VASE (Visual Arts Scholastic Event) competition, which is our subjects UIL event. For those not familiar with VASE, students present their work to a judge and then carry on an critique/interview/conversation with that judge about their work. Judges ask a range of questions from how they created the piece, to deeper and more critical questions as to who they are as artists. It is a very intimidating experience, but our kids are always amazed as to how positive a complete stranger is about their work.
As always we are up against stiff competition, but in true MacArthur fashion our kids did us proud. 58 students, 87 works (many of our students competed with two), 82 medalist, and 8 students advancing to state. We did great. Below is a list of our young artists and their results. Thank you for all the support you have shown our kids, we could not be more appreciative.

VASE Competitors
name Medaled State Bound
Aaliyah Dominic-Warren x
Aaron Baggett Double medalist
Alexandria Pena Double medalist
Allison Bannister Double medalist
Allyson Yu Double medalist
Astrid Leon x
Ayae Kato x
Bethany Cheyney Double medalist
Bratzzo Banich Double medalist x
Brenda Berrios Double medalist
Byron Talton
Caitlyn Chapa x
Camden Penland x x
Campbell Castleberry x
Christian Huynh Double medalist
Cindy Fonesca x
David Kamesawa x
David Sapp x
EricAyala x
Gabriela Perla x
Gilbert Perez
Glenn Sapp x
Guadalupe Martinez x
Hee Kim Double medalist x
Jacob Haag
Janine Nunez-Sanchez Double medalist
Jessica Hernandez Double medalist x
Joel Gonzalez Double medalist
Joseph Velasquez-Ramos Double medalist
Juan Aguilar x
Juan Perfecto Double medalist
Kassie Bonnome x
Lance Chiro x
Liliana Contreras Double medalist x
Liz Parks Double medalist
Logan Austin Double medalist
Lucas Latimer DNA
Luis Castillo Double medalist
Luis Lobos Perdomo x
Madz Rowe
Miracle Omoloja Double medalist
Natalia Reinel Double medalist
Nickola Malic
Noe Flores x
Priscila Corpus Jimenez Double medalist x
Remi Martinez Double medalist
Richard Yunantara x
Sandra Moreno Double medalist
Sara McLarty x
Sara Roman Double medalist x
Stacy Xilom Double medalist
Stephanie Okezie Double medalist
Sydney Wilson Double medalist x
TJ Ogunnusi
Tori Taglavore x
Yuridia Resendis Double medalist
3/05/14 > Tennis takes 3rd at Longhorn Invitational

On Friday, the Varsity tennis team competed at the Longhorn Invitational Varsity Tennis Tournament. As a team, MacArthur placed 3rd out of 13 teams in the tournament.

Excellent performances were turned in by:

Boys Singles-
Richard Guzman took home the gold medal in the “B” division

Boys Doubles-
Elisha Mort and Dylan Miller took home the silver medal in the “A” division
Gabriel Sanchez and Daniel LaBarre took home Silver in the “B” division

Girls Singles-
Michelle Nguyen took home the bronze medal in the “A” division

If you see any of these young athletes please congratulate them!!
3/05/14 > Jam the gym Champions

Please congratulate the MacArthur Jam the Gym Champions!!! They represented us all very well this weekend and brought home the trophy for the second straight year!
2/28/14 > IISD Teacher of the Month - Terrance Wallace

It is my pleasure to inform you that TERRANCE WALLACE has been selected as IISD Teacher of the Month for March 2014. He will be presented with this honor on March 17, 2014 at the Irving ISD Board Meeting. The meeting will begin at 7:00 pm in the Administration Board Room. Please try to be there to support your fellow Cardinal!! 
2/27/14 > MacAdemics Team Takes 3rd in Saginaw Meet
The MacAdemics team competed again last weekend at Saginaw HS. We finished in 3rd place out of 38 teams in a race to the finish. Please congratulate the following kids and their coaches in our final meet before district on March 28 and 29th. Each of these contests has about 15 teams and up to 100 students competing in each one. Once again our students show that they can stand toe to toe with any students in the state and beat them!

Current Issues and Events – 1st Place Team – Chad Smith
• Benedict Parks – 2nd place individual
• Jeremy Cash – 3rd place individual
• Joseph Trujillo – 4th place individual
• Kayla Lopez – 5th place individual

Spelling and Vocabulary – 1st Place Team – Janice Battles
• Ayesha Qadri – 1st place individual with a perfect 100/100 score
• Faiza Zaheer – 3rd place individual
• Hee Kim
• Sofia Sheikh
• Jueria Mujeeb

Social Studies – 1st Place Team – Cody Dollar
• Brianna Riley – 1st place individual
• Liliana Contreras – 2nd place individual
• Samantha Gamez – 3rd place individual
• Angel Ikpatt – 4th place individual
• Michelle Nguyen
• Raquel Hernandez

Calculator Applications – 2nd Place Team – Jeff Tillerson
• Ashley Sotoodeh – 2nd place out of 112 contestants
• Gaby Cardenas – 5th place individual
• Estefany Lazo – 10th place individual
• Hae Jin Kim – 16 place individual

Ready Writing – Janice Battles
• Allyson Yu – 4th place out of 45 writers
• Abdur Sohail – 8th place out of 45 writers

Number Sense – Jeff Tillerson
• Khalil Alsabag – 8th place out of 107 contestants
• Daniel Labarre – 9th place individual
• Arnella Nouisse – 16th place individual

Mathematics – Jeff Tillerson
• Ashley Sotoodeh – 5th place Junior/Senior Division
2/27/14 > Water Polo Teams Announced
I am pleased to announce the 2014 MacArthur Water polo teams. They are working very hard to prepare for the upcoming season. Please come out and watch your students compete in this thrilling sport. It is a great sport of agility, speed, ball control, and physical play, all while in 7-12 feet of water.

Varsity Girls
Sara Benton
Marissa Chacon
Diana Farran
Natalie Farran
Bella Flores
Anick Muleki
Brianna Riley
Amber Rodriguez
Awa Sy
Elenor Tito
Emerald Phelps
Natalia Reinel

JV Girls
Melanie Anabalon
Samantha Carter
Jasymn Hubbard
Samantha Currey
Kim Lopez
Damaris Aragon
Destinee Neal
Noami Vidales
Angie Lopez
Karla Alvarado

Varsity Boys
Julio Alejo
Robert Anaya
Logan Austin
Bratzzo Banich
Billy Batres
Nolan Bentley
Bryan Munoz
David Venson
Luis Pensado
Cruz Rivera
Joeon Baldovinos
Steven Delgado
Bruno Gomez
Christian Huynh
Thomas Singleton

JV Boys
Jay Hernandez
Julio Cesar Hernandez
Yibrehu Abreha
Edwin Aguilar
Aaron Nugent
Jose Osornia
Olawale Salaudeen
Robert Esparza
Angle Ramirez
Abner Reyes
Trinity Howell
Abner Reyes
Benjamin Parks
Daniel Hinojosa

Our tournaments for this year are as follows:
March 1st Flower Mound Tournament @ LISD Aquatic Center, The Colony
March 7-8 Denton Tournament @ Denton ISD Aquatic Center
March 22nd Irving ISD Tournament @ North Lake Aquatic Center
March 28th & 29th Grand Prairie ISD Tournament @ Kirby Natatorium, Grand Prairie
April 4-5 GCISD Tournament @ Grapevine Aquatic Center
April 11 & 12Flower Mound Tournament @ Westside Aquatic Center, Flower Mound
April 19th Consolidated & JV Regional Tournament Southlake-Carroll ISD Natatorium
April 25-26 North Regional Tournament Westside Aquatic Center, Flower Mound
2/24/14 > Tennis turns in Excellent Performances

On Friday, the Varsity tennis team competed at the Chisholm Trail Rangers Varsity Classic. Excellent performances were turned in by Richard Guzman in boys singles, who took home the first place trophy, the boys doubles team of Gabriel Sanchez and Daniel LaBarre, who took the first place trophy in boys doubles, the doubles team of Elisha Mort and Dylan Miller won the first place trophy in the consolation draw of boys doubles, and Sandra Moreno, who brought home the first place trophy in the consolation draw of girls singles. If you see any of these young athletes please congratulate them!!
2/24/14 > Band Solo Results
Congratulations to all band members that performed at Saturday’s UIL Solo and Ensemble Contest at Coppell High School. MacArthur had 20 students qualify for the Texas State Solo and Ensemble Contest on May 24 in Austin. This is extremely difficult and quite an achievement. They had to play their entire solo from memory for a judge and receive a first division “Superior” rating. See below for the results. GO CARDINALS!

State Qualifying Solosits:
Jessie Merlos – Bass Clarinet
Isaiah Vernon – Alto Saxophone
Trenton Whitehead – Tenor Saxophone
Joseph Trujillo – Tuba
Sarahi Figueroa – Flute
Estefeany Arana – Clarinet
Darious Sells – Clarinet
Jamar Donnell – Trombone
Nicholas Caicedo – Euphonium
Kevin Tafran – Tuba
Carlos Lepe Luna – Snare Drum
David Calderon – Marimba
Nathan Aguirre – Snare Drum
Olawale Salaudeen – Snare Drum
Nathan Aguirre – Marimba
Carlos Lepe Luna - Marimba
Ben Parks – Marimba
Liz Parks – Marimba
Taylor Presley - Clarinet
Rosa Nuno – French Horn
2/24/14 > Special Olympics 1st Place

Our special Olympic athletes brought home the gold at the area tournament this weekend! Thank you to everyone who came out and supported us!
2/18/14 > Bowling Finishes 1st
Please join me in congratulating OUR “MAC ATTACK” Bowling Team Members. The Boys competed in The DFW Central District Baker Tournament this past Saturday and finished in 1st Place of all Boys Teams (only losing the game consolation to a stellar female squad of High School Bowlers). The bake sale was a complete success with ALL items being sold!

Their next match will be the Regional’s Tournament. (Boys and Girls Team)
2 March 2014 at 10:00am
City View Bowling Center
6601 Oakmont Dr.
Fort Worth, Texas

We would love to have some of you come out and cheer them on the STATE Tournament in San Antonio, Texas (April).

Also, congratulate team member David Sapp (Boys Tm. Captain ) on his selection and advancement to the Regional Tournament as an individual bowler with a season average of 156.
2/18/14 > JV Tennis

Last Wednesday, the JV Tennis team competed with distinction at the City of Hurst JV Tournament. Excellent performances were turned in by the boys doubles team of Robert Guzman and Kevon Webb, who took home the silver medal and Marcelo Salinas, who won the gold medal in the consolation draw of boys singles. If you see any of these young men please congratulate them!!
2/10/14 > MacAdemics Strikes Again!
The dreaded and feared MacAdemics team competed last Saturday at Mansfield Legacy High School. Out of 35 teams in attendance we placed 2nd overall. The only school ahead of us was Dallas Science and Engineering Magnet. The full results are at the bottom so you can see the schools that we beat. Please congratulate the following teams on their success!

Current Issues and Events – 1st Place Team – Chad Smith
• Benedict Parks – 2nd overall
• Beni Kashala – 3rd place overall
• Iris Martinez – 8th place overall
• Liz Parks

Spelling and Vocabulary – 1st Place Team – Janice Battles
• Faiza Zaheer – 1st overall with a perfect score 100/100
• Ayesha Qadri – 4th place overall
• Hee Kim
• Jueria Mujeeb

Social Studies – 1st Place Team – Cody Dollar
• Nancy Anosike – 1st overall
• Raquel Hernandez – 2nd overall
• Liliana Contreras – 3rd overall
• Brianna Riley – 4th overall
• Angel Ikpatt – 5th overall

Calculator Applications – 2nd Place Team – Jeff Tillerson
• Ashley Sotoodeh – 5th place overall
• Hae Jin Kim
• Gaby Cardenas
• Farhan Kamal

Extemporaneous Speaking – Melissa Queen
• Chris De La Torre – 3rd place overall
• Nnamdi Umeakuana – 8th place overall

Poetry – Chad Blue
• Trenton Whitehead – semifinalist
• Adolfo Higareda – semifinalist

School Name Points
1 SEM HS-Dallas 178
2 MacArthur, Irving 121
3 Lubbock HS 104
4 Timberview HS 95
5 Martin, James HS 92.8
6 Coronado HS 91
7 Paschal HS 71.3
8 Burleson HS 69
9 Aledo HS 62
9 Trinity HS 62
11 Keller HS 47
12 Summit HS 45
13 Arlington HS 42
14 Seguin, Juan HS 40
15 Grapevine HS 39
16 Mansfield HS 37.5
17 South Grand Prairie HS 32
18 Sam Houston HS 31
19 Chisholm Trail HS 23
20 Bowie, James HS 19
21 Lamar, Arlington HS 16
22 Lake Ridge HS 15
23 Halton HS 12
23 Western Hills HS 10
25 Trimble Tech HS 8
26 Richardson HS 1.3
27 Brewer HS 0
27 Cedar Hill HS 0
27 Centennial HS 0
27 Crowley HS 0
27 Everman HS 0
27 Godley HS 0
27 Kennedale HS 0
27 North Crowley HS 0
27 OD Wyatt HS 0
2/10/14 > Regional Swim Results
Last Friday 8 MacArthur Girls Swimmers and 5 MacArthur Boys Swimmers traveled to the Regional Meet in Keller. All performed well and were swimming among their best times of the year. A special congratulations to Senior Brianna Riley who broke her own MacArthur school record in the 100 Butterfly with a time of 1:04.75, and qualified for the second day of competition. We had an outstanding year. Now it is time for Water Polo!
2/10/14 > Solo Choir Contest Results
We had 8 students attend Solo Contest at Townview HS this weekend
All students selected a Class ONE song (the hardest category – college level)
7 of the 8 received the highest rating (Superior-1)
The other student received an Excellent-2 rating.

7 Students qualify for State Competition in May!
2/10/14 > Bowling Team advances to Regionals
Please join me in CONGRADULATING our High School Bowling Team Members:

Myia Simpson – Team Captain David Sapp- Boys Team Captain
Kadima Kwila Glenn Sapp
Celeste Castillo – Girls Team Captain Nathan Sweatt
Daisha Jackson Oscar Martin
Debra Jackson Jordan Contreas
Lois Nzengu Byron Talton Jr.
Debra Aladenika Sam Dennehey
Hannah Carr Dylan Martinez
Lanice Holmes

Both teams have qualified to advance to the Regional Level Matches being played on 2 March at City View Bowling Center in Fort Worth. If possible come on out and support our kids as they attempt to move on to the State Level Matches in San Antonio. Stay tuned for more great information reference the individual bowlers who also qualified for Regional individual matches.
2/10/14 > Cardinal of the Week

Please congratulate Lynsey Hale as being selected as last week's Cardinal of the Week!!!
2/10/14 > Cardinal of the Month

Please congratulate our January Cardinal of the Month:
Lesley Hash 
2/07/14 > Athlete of the Month - Lakin Wolever

MacArthur High School junior Lakin Wolever has been named the One-Irving High School Athlete of the Month for January. The award, sponsored by Toyota of Irving, ESPN and The Greater Irving-Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce, was presented at the MacArthur basketball game on Friday, January 31. Lakin is an accomplished volleyball and softball player and was named the 2012 MacArthur Newcomer of the Year. She has a 92.98 GPA, is involved with Girl Scouts camp, the DFW Humane Society and is a volunteer youth softball coach.
2/03/14 > Orchestra UIL Solo and Ensemble Competition
Of the 13 students that competed, no one received below a II – Excellent rating!

These students scored a ONE – SUPERIOR on their Solo or Ensemble and qualified for state –

Marissa Broome – Grade Level One Solo, Memorized, Qualified for State Solo Competition in Austin in May
Dax Harris – Grade Level One Solo, Memorized, Qualified for State Solo Competition in Austin in May

Vivaldi Violin Quartet – Qualified for State Ensemble Competition
Marissa Broome
Devyn Nave
Valerie Kilburn
Autumn Roberts- Hogue

The following received superior – I or excellent – II ratings
Devyn Nave
Valerie Kilburn
Mia Cantu
Autumn Roberts-Hogue
Emmanuel Ibe
Ronaldo Carbone
Ericka Morales
Darcey Craft
Chloe Doskey
Priscilla Chun
Chelsey Yarofalmeg

Please help me in congratulating these fine young musicians on all of their hard work and in wishing the state bound students luck in May! I am so proud of them for all of their dedication and hard work and I look forward to working with them on their pieces in preparations for State!!!
1/27/14 > Academic Decathlon

Please congratulate our Academic Decathlon team for a good showing this year. Although we are not advancing to state, the team members worked incredibly hard to prepare for the competition. The following students did receive individual medals at the event.

Allyson Yu – 1st place Art
Allyson Yu – 2nd place Essay
Allyson Yu – 2nd place Math

Top team members for Mac:
Nancy Anosike – Honors
Allyson Yu – Scholastic
Beth Canales - Varsity
1/27/14 > Special Olymics Basketball

Please help me congratulate our MacArthur Special Olympic athletes in their 2nd place win this weekend. They represented MacArthur in the spirit of competition and sportsmanship. I am very proud of them.
1/27/14 > Wrestling District Results

At our district championship meet over the weekend we had 7 wrestlers place and 9 will be advancing to Regionals.

Ryan Philip – 1st place
Emmanuel Oni – 1st Place
Luis Avila – 1st Place
Eric Fleury – 2nd Place
Alexis Cuellar – 3rd Place
Joshua Mejia – 2nd Place
David Vinson – 1st Place
1/27/14 > Swimmers Qualify for Regionals
Please join me in congratulating the following swimmers for qualifying for the Regional Meet at last nights District Meet. All the swimmers that went have worked hard and performed well. Also, as we were leaving the Head Official approached me and complimented our team for great work and great sportsmanship, which is always great to hear. Below are those that will travel to Keller in two weeks for the Regional Meet:

Brianna Riley 200 Individual Medley - Bronze Medalist, 100 Fly - Bronze Medalist Michelle Nguyen 100 Backstroke - Silver Medalist

200 Medley Relay - Michelle Nguyen, Awa Sy, Brianna Riley, and Anick Muleki
200 Free Relay - Anick Muleki, Michelle Nguyen, Elinor Tito, Brianna Riley
400 Free Relay - Anick Muleki, Elinor Tito, Natalia Reinel, Michelle Nguyen

Alternates: Arabella Flores, and Amber Rodriguez


200 Medley Relay - Aaron Nugent, Julio Alejo, Nolan Bentley, and Christian Huyhn

Alternate: Steven Delgado
1/14/14 > DECA District Winners
We are proud to announce our 21 DECA District 11 qualifiers from the competition on Saturday. Please see list attached. All participants will be eligible to attend the Texas DECA State Conference held in Downtown Dallas from February 20 - 22, 2014.

Abdi Omar Principles of Hospitality and Tourism
Abraham Merlin Community Service Project
Ray Paige Community Service Project
Montgomery Campbell Entrepreneurship Written Event
Rae Adam Entrepreneurship Written Event
Saravia Lesly Sports and Entertainment Team Decision Making
Darring Christina Sports and Entertainment Team Decision Making
Anderson Aaron Sports and Entertainment Marketing Research
McGee Thomas Sports and Entertainment Marketing Research
Abedin Lamisa Entrepreneurship Innovation Plan Team 1
Collins Kimberly Entrepreneurship Innovation Plan Team 1
Khan Alishba Entrepreneurship Innovation Plan Team 1
Bannister Tanner Entrepreneurship Innovation Plan Team 2
Edwards Hannah Entrepreneurship Innovation Plan Team 2
Brown Deidre Principles of Business Management and Admin
Gellepes Hannah Business Finance Series Event
Ramos Juan Entrepreneurship Written Event Team 1
Jamali Amena Entrepreneurship Written Event Team 1
Turrubiartes Sergio Accounting Application Series Event
Izquierdo Brandon Professional Selling Event
Arthur Michael Sports and Entertainment Marketing Series Event
1/14/14 > UIL Academics Runner-up Sweekpstakes
Everyone’s favorite MacAdemics team competed last Saturday at Princeton High School against 35 other schools in Speech, Debate, and 13 Academic contests. I am proud to announce that we finished as the Sweepstakes Runner-up and took home 4 1st place team trophies, 2 2nd place, and a plethora of other awards. Please congratulate the following students and coaches:

Current Issues and Events – 1st place team – Chad Smith coach
• Kayla Lopez – 1st individual
• Jeremy Cash and Benedict Parks – 2nd place tie
• Iris Martinez – 4th place
• Liz Parks – 5th place
• Beni Kashala – 6th place

Calculator Applications – 1st place team – Jeff Tillerson coach
• Ashley Sotoodeh – 1st place overall and TOP GUN award winner
• Estefany Lazo – 4th place senior
• Gaby Cardenas – 4th place senior
• Farhan Kamal – 6th place junior

Spelling and Vocabulary – 1st place team – Janice Battles coach
• Faiza Zaheer – 1st place individual
• Hee Kim – 3rd place individual
• Jueria Mujeeb – 6th place individual
• Jasmine Velez

Literary Criticism – 2nd place team – Janice Battles coach
• Sara Ellington – 6th place individual
• Sara Roman
• Aleena Taufiq
• David Cardenas

Social Studies – 1st place team – Cody Dollar coach
• Angel Ikpatt – 2nd place individual
• Samatha Gamez – 3rd place individual
• Nancy Anosike – 4th place individual
• Liliana Contreras – 5th place individual

Number Sense
• Khalil Alsabag – 2nd place junior

• Ashley Sotoodeh – 4th place senior
• Daniel LaBarre – 5th place junior
• Khalil Alsabag – 6th place junior

Accounting – 2nd place team – Larry McEntire coach
• Kevin Land – 6th place individual
• David Kamesawa
• Odalys Ambrocio
• Samikshya Adhikari

Informative Speaking – Melissa Queen
• Robert Guzman – Semi-finalist

Persuasive Speaking
• Jeremy Cash – 7th overall

Prose and Poetry – Chad Blue
• Adolfo Higareda – finalist
• McKenna Holmes – semi-finalist
• Trenton Whitehead – semi-finalist
1/14/14 > Cadet Lacy Qualifies for Region Championships
Please help us congratulate Cadet Deandra Lacy for qualifying for the 2014 JROTC Region Marksmanship Championships. Cadet Lacey is Ranked 2nd in the Eight State Region (WY, UT, AZ, CO, NM, TX, AR, OK). Cadet Lacy will travel to the South CMP (Civilian Marksmanship Program) Competition, in Anniston AL, on February 19th. Please take a moment to congratulate her.
1/14/14 > JROTC Archery Team Qualifies for State
I just wanted to take a moment and give you a quick update on the accomplishments of your fantastic JROTC Cadets. The MacArthur JROTC Archery Team Qualified for the State Tournament with outstanding team and individual efforts, as displayed below. Please take a moment to congratulate these Cadets.

Cadet Yesemen Chavez: 5th in the State / 1st in her Grade Cadet Selina Vainuku: 9th in the State / 2nd in her Grade Cadet Joanna Membreno: 13th in the State / 3rd in her Grade Cadet Alexandria Alarcon: 20th in the State / 4th in her Grade Cadet Ziondria Crawford: 28th in the State / 6th in her Grade Cadet Charles Salazar: 33rd in the State / 6th in his Grade Cadet Dalia Martinez: 41st in the State / 5th in her Grade Cadet Makayla Bonno: 53rd in the State / 10th in her Grade Cadet Anthony Luna: 54th in the State / 6th in his Grade
1/14/14 > Wrestlers Do Well at Trojan Classic

We had a number of wrestlers who did quite well this weekend at the 16 team Trojan Classic. On Varsity, Joshua Mejia and Ryan Phillip took 4th, Emmanuel Oni took 3rd and Miguel Santiago & David Vinson took 1st in their respective weight classes. David Vinson is actually 14 - 0 all by pin this season. We also had a number of JV wrestlers medal in their weight classes.
12/03/13 > Blue Ribbon School Lighthouse Campus

MacArthur High School has been bestowed the top honor of "Lighthouse Award" from the Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence Organization. 

Blue Ribbon Seal

11/18/13 > Congrats Band
Congratulations to all of our band students that auditioned yesterday. We had 2 students make the All-Region Full Orchestra.

Michael Rowlands made 4th chair Bassoon and Joseph Trujillo made 1st chair Tuba. This also qualifies Joseph for the Area competition in January which is the next step in the All-State process! Way to go!!!
11/14/13 > Two MacArthur Girls Basketball Stars Sign College Letters of Intent
The MacArthur High School girls basketball program is sending two more of it athletes off to college at Division I Universities.

Senior Aaliyah Warren has committed to Arkansas State University and senior Tory Jacobs will be taking her talents to the University of Minnesota next year. Both young ladies officially signed letters of intent to each of their respective schools in the presence of friends, family and coaches with the support of the MacArthur High School student body.
11/12/13 > UIL Mansfield Meet
The UIL MacAdemics team competed this past weekend at Mansfield HS. We finished 4th place overall out of 27 schools (Dallas Science and Engineering, Pashcal HS, and Grapevine were top 3). For those that are new to UIL Academics, it consists of 12 separate events that has the top students in each subject competing against each other in academic contests. Each contest has upwards of 100 students competing. Please congratulate the following students on their successes.

Social Studies Team – 1st place out of 18 schools
• Nancy Anosike – 1st place individual out of 88 students
• David Shipley – 2nd place individual
• Lucas Lattimer – 3rd place individual
• Raquel Hernandez – 5th place individual

Spelling and Vocabulary Team – 2nd place
• Faiza Zaheer – 1st place individual
• Ayesha Qadri – 2nd place individual

Current Issues and Events Team – 3rd place
• Jeremy Cash – 5th place individual

Calculator Applications – 3rd place
• Ashley Sotoodeh – 6th place individual

Ready Writing
• Gaby Gonzalez – 7th place individual
11/08/13 > September Students of the Month
9th Grade Girl - Madeleine Marie Rowe
Madeleine is one of the most motivated, hard working, and self-driven students I have ever met. Academically she is incredibly OUTSTANDING! She enjoys a wide range of activities. As a freshman, she is a current member of the Mac Track team, Orchestra and Cross Country. In her free time, she likes to read, write, and watch "French Movies". She excels in my class (French I).. - Jean-Luc Nshimiyimana

9th Grade Boy- Daniel Joseph Earley
Daniel is interested in UIL Maths and he enjoys reading and playing sports with friends. Academically, he is an excellent student. I was first impressed by Daniel's quick and accurate acquisition of the French Language from day one. He is quiet, focused, and very thoughtful. - Jean-Luc Nshimiyimana

10th Grade Girl - Autumn Roberts Hogue
Autumn is one of the most incredible students. She joined Partners in PE and began working with our LIFE skills students last year. I wasn’t 100% sure if she would want to do it again, but we are so incredible lucky that she did! The maturity and selflessness this young woman shows every day is inspiring. She is a leader and role model in class, always goes the extra mile, and has a true gift and amazing heart for our LIFE students. I believe she might have even found her calling in life and as educators, we would be extremely fortunate if she chooses to pursue a career in special education. She is just outstanding, and I am so proud of how she has grown since her freshman year! – Mrs. Garrick
Autumn Roberts-Hogue - Autumn has a wonderful rapport with people all around her. She accomplishes her work with great initiative and with a very positive attitude. Autumn possesses the ultimate "can do" attitude while taking on all tasks with a positive energy and a smile. Autumn an intelligent, capable, dedicated, and personable young woman. – Ms. Slavens

10th Grade Boy - Emmanuel Onunkwo
Emmanuel is a stellar student. He works hard—solidly for 45 minutes—to ensure he gets his work done. Completing assignments is never enough; he goes above and beyond to create beautifully written essays and comes to tutorials to make sure he understands all material presented. It’s very rare these days, even in Pre-AP classes, to see a young man, a student-athlete so driven by success. He has hopes of attending UT, and he daily strives to create a future for himself. He’s helpful to his classmates; he’s respectful to his elders. He’s the true epitome of everything a student of the month should be. – Ms. Barbee

11th Grade Girl - Natalia Reinel Guevara
Natalia is an exchange student from Columbia, and I have been so impressed by how well she has adapted. In truth, I had no idea she was an exchange student until she volunteered the information. She has a love for learning and is exceptionally bright. She also has a wisdom and maturity that is not often seen in teenagers. She is a true joy to have in class. – Mrs. Garrick

11th Grade Boy – Ashton Barber
This young man has really changed since he came here as a 9th grader. He has realized that several people here at Mac believe in him and want him to succeed. He has really grown into a terrific young man. His grades have really improved and he is now playing on the football team. He can see that his efforts are paying off. – Ms. Minturn, Ms. Meza, Ms. Alaniz

12th Grade Girl - Makayla Mata
I was working at the Counselor table outside the cafeteria when a freshman approached me about a schedule change. I discussed the schedule change with her, then told her to go have lunch. She got really nervous and told me that she did not want to go into the cafeteria because she was scared and didn’t know anyone. I walked her in the cafeteria, hoping to find a student that I knew. Just then I heard someone say, “Hi, Ms. Johnson.” It was Mikaylah Mata. I introduced her to the freshman and asked if she could sit with Mikaylah and her friends. Mikaylah agreed and moved all of her friends down so the freshman could sit next to her. I saw Mikaylah a few weeks later and she said that the freshman sat with her for a while, then eventually started sitting with a different group of people, I really was not surprised that Mikaylah reacted the way that she did, because in my opinion she is one of the kindest students that I have ever met. I really wish that we had more students like her. I think that Mikaylah represents MacArthur very well. – Ms. M Johnson
Makayla Mata - Makayla is a very excellent student. She is a team player and has a very positive attitude. She is a great encourager as well. She recently helped deter a bully from getting into a fight with another student. She has a caring heart and wants to see everyone succeed. – Ms. Wright

12th Grade Boy - David Calderon
David is always very polite and is setting a great example for other students. As a member of FTC many students are looking up to him. The other day he was walking down the hall outside my room and stopped along the way to pick up 2 or 3 pieces of trash that were in the hall - Mr. Tillerson
11/08/13 > Football Teachers of the Week
CONGRAULATIONS to the following Football teachers of the Week
Janis Davis
Sergio Harris
Stephanie Thompson
We look forward to seeing ALL of you tonight as our young men take on Irving High at “Macarthur” school Stadium. We will be on the home side. Kickoff is at 7:30 pm
10/29/13 > Outstanding Teacher Goes the Extra Mile

I wanted to recognize one of our outstanding teachers, and a story about her willingness to go the extra mile for one of her students.

Ezequiel Villarreal is one of our Senior football players, and a returning starter from last season. In the 1st quarter of our season opener vs. Richardson, Ezequiel was involved in a play where he ended up breaking his tibia and fibula. The injury resulted in him having surgery to place two rods in his lower leg, ending his season for his senior year.

Ezequiel is one of Janis Davis’ students, and she took steps to secure the number from his jersey, which the medics had to cut off of him that evening. She had the team sign a matte border, and had his jersey number framed. She presented him with the framed number yesterday during our Varsity team meeting.
This is a wonderful example of a teacher’s genuine, caring attitude for all of her students, and I know that we have many others just like her here at Mac.

Thank you, Janis for all that you do, and for making a difference in a student’s life here at Mac!

We Will Win!
10/28/13 > Football Teacher of the Week

CONGRAULATIONS to the following Football teacher of the week
Emily Ambachtsheer
10/17/13 > Band Ranks Superior
The Mighty Cardinal Marching Band received straight one’s from all three judges again at Region UIL Contest Thursday. Please congratulate these great student musicians on their hard work. This is also the fourth straight year of superior rating for these seniors. That is quite an achievement.
10/15/13 > PINK OUT at Friday's Game vs. Nimitz
The MacArthur Student Council and Student Council of Nimitz are joining forces this Friday to support the cancer patient facility at Baylor in Irving. We want everyone to wear pink on Friday to school and to attend the competition at Irving Schools' Stadium as the fighting Cardinals “Attacky Nimitz"! There will be students from the Student Councils on both sides of the field taking up a collection on Friday at the game. Please come out, wear pink to show your support in the fight against breast cancer, and donate generously.
10/15/13 > MAC ROCKS! Students who took 5 places in the Great Gatsby Contest
2nd Lancelot Chiro-MacArthur High School
3rd Italia Garcia – MacArthur High School

And three honorable mentions:

• Edward Gonzalez – MacArthur High School
• Asmita Sharma – MacArthur High School
• Aurora Loza – MacArthur High School
10/15/13 > All Region Orchestra
This past Saturday was the Region 20 Orchestra Auditions. Please help me in congratulating the following MacArthur High School Orchestra students who made All-Region Orchestra.

Symphonic Violas – 9th grade
Maddie Rowe – placed 2nd in the Region out of 22 Symphonic violas – WAY TO GO MADDIE!
Emmanuel Ibe
Raul Avalos
Crystal Zamora

Honors Violas
Dax Harris
Thomas Calambas

Honors Violin
Miguel Guzman – placed 3rd in the Region out of 120 violins – WAY TO GO MIGUEL!
Valerie Kilburn

Symphonic Violin – 9th grade
Yahriel Negrete
Priscilla Chun
10/04/13 > All City Orchestra
On Saturday, September 21, IISD Fine Arts hosted the All-City Auditions in preparations for All-Region auditions on October 12. Please congratulate these students and wish them luck for the upcoming Region 20 Orchestra auditions on Saturday, October 12.

Symphonic Violins (9th grader)
Priscilla Chun placed 3rd
Ronaldo Carbone placed 4th
Chelsey Yarofalmeg placed 9th

Symphonic Violas (9th grader)
Madeleine Rowe placed 1st
Emmanuel Ibe placed 4th
Raul Avalos placed 10th

Symphonic Cello (9th graders)
Chloe Doskey placed 3rd

Honors Violins (10-12th grade)
Valerie Kilburn placed 1st
Marissa Broome placed 2nd
10/04/13 > Football Teachers of the Week

CONGRAULATIONS to the following Football teachers of the week
Traci Benesh
Dr. Jamie Holbrook
Hanna Measley
10/03/13 > Roar Contest
Student Leadership and KMAC teamed up to prepare a video for a Good Morning America Contest. The challenge was to create a lip dub to the new Katy Perry song "Roar". With only a week to prepare, the students chose a anti-bullying theme and brought the spirit groups together to help make the film. We are extremely proud of the final product. Click the attachment below to watch!

10/02/13 > Art Students Create Mural

Art students from MacArthur high school collaborated to put together a Dallas-themed mural during the Texas Association of School Administration/Texas Association of School Boards convention at the Dallas Convention Center on September 27-28. The students were tutored by Sebastien Boileau, a professional artist and owner of Eyeful Art Murals and Designs, the company involved in painting murals and gyms floors for Irving ISD for the past 10 years.
10/02/13 > Trinity Trash Bash

MacArthur student council members participated in the 22nd Annual Trinity Trash Bash at T.W. Richardson Grove Park held on Saturday, September 28. More than 500 volunteers from around the community participated, giving 1,509 hours of volunteer service in collecting 2,680 pounds of trash and 400 pounds of recyclables. After the cleanup, staff members and family prepared and served over 600 hot dogs to the hungry crowd, who also enjoyed chips donated by Frito-Lay.
KIB Board President Scott Wilson summed up the day by saying, “This annual event helps to make the city of Irving a cleaner, safer place to live, work and play, and we appreciate the efforts of our volunteers. This is the biggest turnout we have had since I have been associated with KIB, and it is great to see people of all ages and walks of life participating.
This year’s Trinity Trash Bash was held on the 20th anniversary of National Public Lands Day, and was one of more than 1,900 registered events taking place across the country on September 28.
9/27/13 > Cardinal of the Week

Please congratulate Mrs. Mendez on being this week's Cardinal of the Week!!
8/30/13 > Leadership Camp 2013

100 MacArthur Student Leaders attended Leadership camp over the summer in order to achieve the skills necessary to have a successful school year. the 4 day camp provided our students with the knowledge and tools to become more effective leaders in our school. The camp also focused on the importance of school cohesion and unity, providing an opportunity for students to work together towards common goals.
5/30/13 > MacArthur Wins Superintendent's Cup

On Memorial Day, seniors from Irving ISD gathered at the YMCA for the Superintendent's Cup challenge. Teams from each of the high schools competed in many different challenges, including flag football, volleyball, tug of war, academics and basketball. Points were awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. At the end of the day, seniors from MacArthur walked away with the highest point total and bragging rights for the next year!