MacArthur Musings
August 19, 2022
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MacArthur empowers all learners to thrive!
Picture Day
August 30, 2022
Parking Lot Safety
Today was amazing! Everyone got to school on time!
Quick reminder for our car drop-off/pick-up families.
Only get in and out of cars along the yellow curb!
Please do not motion for your kids to walk through the parking lot; they may not be seen by motorists.
Also, cell phone use in not allowed by drivers in school zones so please keep the phones down.
Welcome to Advisory!
Each day our students have 20 minutes of Advisory. During that time, we have the school announcements and grade-level activities. Additionally, we are in year 2 of implementing Second Step as our Social-Emotional Learning curriculum. There will be a new lesson for each week and will likely begin in September.

6th grade will be starting on the unit that focuses on Emotions and how they can affect your decisions. They will also look at ways to manage their emotions with strategies. As they progress through adolescence, let them know how you process your emotions and deal with stressors. Research shows that parents are still the top influence in how kids develop.

7th grade will be looking at making plans to achieve goals while identifying and working through roadblocks. Tell your child about a time you had to try something new to overcome a roadblock, such as asking someone for help or looking at a problem with a different viewpoint. Tell your child what eventually helped you overcome that roadblock.

8th grade will begin looking at themselves for who they are and identifying their strengths and weaknesses. They will be looking for ways to harness their strengths, pursue interests, and create a path to the future self that they want to be. Ask your child what they want their life to look like in the future. What skills or abilities do they want to have? What qualities or values do they want to develop?
6th Grade
7th Grade
8th Grade
New spaces and new classes
Ms. Kyeon's class used the renovated courtyard for some inspiration in Art class today. Mr. Dudic is meeting with our first Robotics class at MacArthur. This is a year-long, dual-credit class in partnership with D214, a first of its kind for our 8th graders!
8th Grade
This will always be a special section for our 8th grade families as it relates to end of year activities and high school announcements.
There will likely be a placement test in October and freshmen information begins around December!
District News and Update
Important Dates 2022-23

-Institute Days: 11/8, 1/9, 4/10
-School Improvement Days: 5/12
-Holidays: No School
-Labor Day: 9/5
-Thanksgiving Break: 11/21-11/25
-Winter Break:12/23-1/6
-Martin Luther King Day: 1/16
-Presidents' Day: 2/20
-Spring Break: 3/27-3/31
-Memorial Day: 5/29
-Additional Non-Attendance Days: 9/26, 10/5, 11/7, 2/17, 4/7
-8th Grade Promotion (tentative): 5/31
-Last Day of Student Attendance (if no emergency days used): 6/2
News from our Partners
PTO Golf Outing
October 7 (1-6pm)
Arlington Lakes Golf Course

PTO Dining Night Out
August 29 (open-close)
Arlington Heights Location
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