PTA Committee Chairs Needed

Posted May 24th, 2016 by Mrs. Mobley

The PTA is in seek of a few volunteers to help head up some of their committees for the 2016-2017 School Year.  Please email Tara Corwine at if you would like more information or if you are able to help out the MacArthur Committee.  Here is the list of open committee chairs:

Cultural Arts

Family Photos

Nacho Day

50th Anniversary Cookbook


Teacher Appreciation

6th Grade Farewell

Fun Fair

Family Fun Night (Orbit/Pump it up)


District 54 Foundation Grants

Posted May 15th, 2016 by Mrs. Mobley

The Schaumburg Township Elementary School Foundation is thrilled to announce that it approved all 233 grant applications submitted this year by District 54 students for extracurricular summer activities. The Foundation will distribute about $26,500 to these families, who face extenuating financial circumstances. These grants, called Memorial Grants, are funded, in part, through contributions received in honor of individuals who have passed away. For a list of names, you can visit

In addition to these grants, the D54 Foundation supports our school district through a variety of ways. Two of the Foundation’s current initiatives include breakfast programs for children from low-income households, and educational enrichment opportunities through STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) after-school programs. Did you know that 30 percent of the students in School District 54 qualify for the federal free lunch program? That means 30 percent of the students live in a household where the annual salary is less than $32,000 for a family of four.

To fully fund these programs, the Foundation reaches out to corporations and organizations for donations, and hosts other fundraisers that everyone can support. Please consider supporting the D54 Foundation by participating in one of these upcoming events.

• Schaumburg Boomers game – May 20
Please join the District 54 Foundation for the Opening Night game at the Schaumburg Boomers at 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 20. Tickets cost $11 and include free parking and post-game fireworks. In addition, children in attendance are invited to run the bases at the ballpark. To order tickets visit and enter promo code 2016d54; or click here to print out the District 54 Boomers Form and mail it to the Boomers with your payment.

• Golf Outing – June 13
Please consider golfing, joining us for dinner or sponsoring the annual golf outing at the Schaumburg Golf Club. To register for golf or dinner, or for more information, click here. In addition to mailing in a form with your check, we also have an online registration option this year. The cost of $150 per golfer (or $550 for a foursome) includes golf, a cart, lunch, dinner and various hole contests, such as Closest to the Pin and an opportunity to shoot for a $1 million hole-in-one. If you can’t attend, but would still like to make a donation to the silent auction, the Foundation would appreciate that as well.

2016-2017 Registration/Registración

Posted May 15th, 2016 by Mrs. Mobley

Registration for the 16-17 school year is now past due. Please complete and submit registration materials mailed home so we can be sure to have all students placed properly for the upcoming school year. Unfortunately, we will not be able to place students into classes without all necessary information on file. Please contact the main office for questions at 847-357-6650.


Inscripción para el año escolar 2016-2017 ya está vencida. Por favor completar y presentar materiales de inscripción por correo a casa. Materiales de registro están obligados a colocar un estudiante en un aula para el próximo año escolar. Lamentablemente, no podremos colocar los estudiantes en las clases sin toda la información necesaria a la escuela. Póngase en contacto con la oficina principal para las preguntas en 847-357-6650.

Mac News/Noticias de Mac

Posted May 15th, 2016 by Ivette Rivera-Weigle

On behalf of our 4th grade team, we would like to express a heartfelt thank you to our amazing community for making their field trip to Springfield possible. Your donations to help fundraise for this event were greatly appreciated! We’d also like to offer our sincere appreciation for one of the most amazing weeks of Teacher Appreciation we have ever seen. We are blessed to have such an amazingly supportive PTA and community! Please take time to learn more about how you and your child can get involved at MacArthur and our PTA by clicking on the following links: Mac News or Noticias de Mac.

The winners of the VI Annual Spanish Speech Contest/A los ganadores del VI Concurso Anual de Oratoria

Posted May 6th, 2016 by Mrs. Mobley

3rd/4th Category:
Alexa Galindo –1st Place Mac Arthur  (Native)
Karina DeLaRosa – 1st Place Hanover (SSL)
Tomas Torrejon-Gomez- 2nd Place Link (Native)
Anthony Beal – 2nd Place MacArthur (SSL)
Kylie Melesio – 3rd Place Armstrong (Native)
Sophia Dietz – 3rd Place MacArthur (SSL)

5th/6th Category:
Brayan Orozco – 1st Place Blackwell (Native)
Aliyah Cooper – 1st Place Hanover (SSL)
Nancy Espinoza – 2nd Place MacArthur (Native)
Brandon Pelayo – 2nd Place Mac Arthur (SSL)
Rafael Franco – 3rd Place Lincoln Prairie (Native)
Caroline Wisely – 3rd Place MacArthur (SSL)

7th/8th Category:
Brisa Cisneros – 1st Place Frost (Native)
Jessica Espinoza – 2nd Place Eisenhower (SSL)
Veronica Campbell – 1st Place Frost (Native)
Karla Guadalupe – 3rd Place Mead (SSL)
Jeffrey DeLaRosa –2nd Place Frost (Native)
Michelle Cerutti -3rd Place Keller (SSL)

Special Thanks to:

All the teachers who took the time to prepare these students! Families, teachers, principals, members of the board and cabinet, Superintendent DuRoss for attending

The Selecting Committee: Mrs. Sonia Esquivel, Mrs. Rosie Hernandez, and Ms. Maggie Joyce

Our volunteer judges: Mr. Roberto Garcia-Gonzalez, Mrs. Danette Meyer, and Mrs. Rosie Hernandez

All the staff at MacArthur for making this event possible!

Battle of the Books Champions

Posted May 3rd, 2016 by Mrs. Mobley

Congratulations to 5th graders Cecilia A., Francine P., and Ameenah Z. who won the District 54 Battle of the Books Grades 5/6 Competition. These students spent the year reading and discussing 15 books from the Battle of the Books list with their club sponsor, Mrs. Mobley. What an exciting moment it was for this team to bring the trophy home to MacArthur School. Way to go, girls!

Upcoming Assessments/Próxima evaluación

Posted May 3rd, 2016 by Mrs. Mobley

As we head into the month of May, we will be wrapping up our assessments for this school year.  This week, all 5th grade students will be completing a state-wide science assessment (the ISA), which consists of one session given on the computer.  During the weeks of May 9 and May 16, all students will complete the spring MAP test.  The MAP test consists of two parts, one math and one reading test, given on separate days.

Durante el mes de mayo acabaremos nuestras evaluaciones para este año escolar. Esta semana, todos los estudiantes de 5 º grado completan una evaluación de todo el estado de la ciencia (el ISA), que consiste en una sesión en la computadora. Durante las semanas del 9 de mayo y 16 de mayo, todos los alumnos completan la prueba de MAP para primavera. La prueba de MAP consta de dos partes, una matemática y una lectura prueba, dado en días separados.

Mac News/Noticias de Mac

Posted May 1st, 2016 by Ivette Rivera-Weigle

We had a fabulous Variety Show this past Friday and are thankful to our students, staff and community for making such a fun event possible. Please take time to learn more about how you and your child can get involved at MacArthur and our PTA by clicking on the following links to read Mac News/Noticias de Mac: Mac News or Noticias de Mac.

MacArthur’s Very Own Variety Show

Posted April 28th, 2016 by Mrs. Mobley

Don’t forget, Friday, April 29th, is MacArthur’s Very Own Variety Show at 7 PM at Eisenhower Jr. High. We invite you to attend and cheer on MacArthur’s wonderful performers! Let’s see how the MacArthur students and teachers are ‘Living a Life to Remember’!

Here’s a preview of MacArthur’s talented performers you will have the pleasure of seeing on stage…

Mac News/Noticias de Mac

Posted April 15th, 2016 by Ivette Rivera-Weigle

Thank you to the many families that came out last night to celebrate their student’s reading and writing! It was amazing to walk around and see what creative projects our Toros created. Please take time to learn more about how you can get involved at MacArthur and our PTA by reading the seventeenth issue of Mac News or Noticias de Mac.