• Art Club - Art Club, consisting of 4th and 5th graders, under the creative hand of Mrs. Fetterman, meets every Tuesday in the Art Room. The Art Club members are creating tiled frames for MacArthur's June Art Show at the Lost Dog Cafe. The club is also painting a mural in Michelle Transue's primary room. The mural was completely designed by the art students, has been transferred to the wall, and painting is underway.
• Girls Basketball Intramurals -
Girls Basketball Intramurals, coached by Miss Bogart and Mrs.Stelmak , meets on Mondays and Wednesdays in the gym from 2:45-3:45pm from November until March
. At practice, the girls work on the fundamentals of playing basketball, learn and practice skills, play scrimmages, and work together to show good sportsmanship. All of the girls' hard work is showcased at a Play Day at Binghamton High School on a Saturday morning in March. The girls play teams from other schools in the district.
• Literacy Club - Mrs. Lonna Pierce, MacArthur Media Specialist, is the "fearless leader" for the Literacy Club Gold, grades 3,4,5. The group will meet on Mondays after school in the library, beginning October 19th .
• Newspaper Club - Newspaper Club, consisting of 4th and 5th graders, meets every Thursday from 2:45-3:45pm, from November until June, under the guidance and editing of Miss Bogart. Each month, the students work to create stories, interviews, articles, poems, contests and much more, which are included in the MacArthur NEWspaper! The students in the club choose what they would like to report on, but are offered suggestions if the students should struggle to get started. The MacArthur NEWspaper is then distributed to all students and staff at MacArthur.
• Video Club -
Fifth grade Video Club, guided by Ms. Connelly, meets after school in Room 209 on Tuesdays from 2:40 until 4:00pm. Students will learn to use technology such as digital cameras, camcorders, Apple computers, and iMovie software to create short films. Students work in small groups on a rotating basis to produce an original movie. The young film makers decide on a theme, "storyboard" their ideas, tape or photograph the footage, then edit their work which includes adding narration, audio, music, and any other special effects they would like. In the past, several MacArthur student productions have been entered in the Rod Serling Video Festival (http://www.rodserlingvideofest.com/). Last year, one of our creative teams won the "K-5 Award" in this festival! We are excited to begin new projects for the 2009-2010 school year!