Points of Pride                                

 

  • The district’s most requested “School of Choice”.

  • 15 students worked each week as Credit Union employees.  MacArthur students and parents deposited more than $20,000 in the Michigan First Credit Union during the 2015-2016 school year.

  • 40 students attended and competed in the Bridge Building Competition in Lansing, Michigan.

  • 8th graders and 5 staff attended an team building Field Trip at Adventure Park

  • 40-5th Graders and 20 parents and 3 staff members took a very successful field trip to Chicago in May, 2016.

  • The entire MacArthur staff participated in a year-long book study “Data Wise” and met regularly to discuss student data.

  • Approximately 60 students K-8 are involved in the AP prep Program.

  • Michigan Science Center partnered with MacArthur and provided several related experiences for MacArthur students.

  • MacArthur has 4 Chrome carts accessible for students to use in the classrooms.

  • MacArthur staff continued it’s very successful “Instructional Learning Lunch” program where students in grades K-8 can receive additional assistance from  the teacher in the areas of Reading, Math, Science or Social Studies during the student's lunch time

  • The MacArthur 6-8 grade Choir participated in several community events, including singing the national Anthem at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. program in January 2016. Students sang at Comerica Park at the opening to the Detroit Tiger’s Game on August 20, 2015

  • MacArthur has four very successful mentoring programs; Modeling and Mentoring (M&M) Club, Young Men with Purpose, Jr. Zonta and Pretty Brown Girls.

  • MacArthur inducted 12 students into the already existing BETA Club for 2015-2016.

  • MacArthur participated in Girls on the Run at Belle Isle Park, November 2015.

  • 15 female students are a part of the Jr. Zonta Club, which is an affiliate of the nationally recognized Zonta, International Club.

  • 3 staff members presented at the McCall Conference, at Cobo Center, in Detroit, Michigan in March, 2016.

  • Approximately 70 % of the MacArthur students in grades 3-8 were on the Honor Roll.

  • 6 MacArthur students were selected to be a part of the 2015-2016 School Improvement team and met regularly with the team to discuss ways to improve our practice.

  • 3 Staff members were selected to be a part of the committee to review Common Core.

  • The K-8 Student Council visited Gleaners Food Bank and packaged over 70 boxes to be distributed to a local school in the Pontiac area.

  • MacArthur was the first school in the Southfield Public School district to established and complete its first year of    “Pretty Brown Girl” club.   

  • Over 250 “Grand Parent’s” attended the annual “Grand Parent’s Day” celebration in September, 2015.

  • Two MacArthur students, a 3rd grader and a 4th grader were celebrated and recognized at the African American Museum in April for their first and second place entry into the essay and visual arts contest.

  • 72 Middle School students participated in a program at three College campuses: University of Michigan, Wayne State University and Oakland Community College.

  • 45 K-3rd grade students participated in the annual Build-A-Bear Workshop at MacArthur School.

  • In October, 2015. we hosted our annual Technology Night, where parents had an opportunity to win Kindle Fire tablets and gift cards. Local sponsors included: Comcast Internet Essentials, Best Buy and The Robot Garage.

  • Our Kindergarten students had an opportunity to attend “Sesame Street Live” at the Fox theatre in February, 2016.

  • We successfully completed the QAR (Quality Performance Review) as a part of the School Improvement process for the 2015-2016 school year.

  • We had over 85 percent parent participation in our Fall Parent/Teacher Conferences, in November, 2015.

  • Parents Participation was over 80 percent in an effort to support the following activities: OktoberFest, Technology Night, Title One Meetings, Scholastic Book Fair, Career Day, Field Trip’s,  Honor’s Assembly’s, Holiday and Band Programs, Basketball, Volleyball and Track and Battle of the Books.

  • The MacArthur Middle School Concert Choir participated in Noel Night in December, 2015.

  • MacArthur Middle School Battle of the Books team took first place, March 2016.   8 teams entered.

  • 20 - 8th grade students attended the Washington D.C. trip, in April 2016

  • 40 - 5th grade students and 15 parents attended the Chicago trip in May, 2016

  • 5 - K-6 students were recognized and honored for the visual presentation in the Reflection Contest.

  • 1 first grader won 1st place in the reflection contest.

  • Our MacArthur Principal received the SPS Outstanding Administrator award for 2014 and  2016.

  • 50 - 6th graders entered the “Why I would want to be Mayor of the City of Southfield” contest. 1 student placed 1st place and 1 student placed 3rd place.

  • 45 -  parents participated in Career Day in March, 2016

  • 1 teacher was selected as “Teacher of the Month” by SPS, April 2016.

  • 1 teacher was honored by Oakland County as  “Outstanding Teacher”.

  • Cub Scouts Pack #1672 received the Dr. Martin Luther King Annual Youth Community Service Award for their outstanding service and commitment to the Southfield community.   

  • Cub Scouts Pack #1672 participated in the Great Lakes Council Mobile Event. 1st place - Creativity, 1st and 2nd place - Downhill Dash and 2nd place - Long Rush.

  •  2015-2016 Boys & Girls Basketball - won the SPS Championship game in February, 2016.

 

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