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1123 Vestal Avenue
Binghamton, NY 13903
MacArthur News & Information
Community Celebrates the Chinese New Year
The Chinese Lunar New Year begins Feb. 8, but some Southern Tier residents celebrated early Saturday. The Binghamton City School District, the Confucius Institute of Binghamton University and the Southern Tier Chinese Community Association at East Middle School hosted the celebration at East Middle School. Watch the story on WBNG, WICZ and TWC News 
BCSD Librarian Lonna Pierce Named as American Graduate Champion
As a librarian with the Binghamton City School District Lonna Pierce is dedicated to literary education. Not only does she instill a love of reading to students in MacArthur and Thomas Jefferson Elementary Schools, she is also the founder of the Eleanor Henricks County Wide Poetry Recitation for Children. Pierce has also been a long-time volunteer with WSKG’s PBS KIDS Writer’s Contest and was just nominated to receive the distinction of American Graduate Champion.  Watch the story on WBNG and WICZ 
K-2 Students Arrive at New MacArthur Elementary

Wide-eyed Emily Tibbetts, 5, held her older brother's hand Monday morning as she ventured into the new MacArthur Elementary School.Tibbetts said she was most excited to get to her first class before she joined other kindergarten through second grade students in the school's cafeteria. See more on PressConnects, WICZ, WIVT , TWC News and WBNG

Benjamin Franklin to Offer New Full-Day Free Pre-K

High-risk preschool students now not only have a new pre-kindergarten option, it's a rare full-day program, thanks to a state grant. Binghamton City School District will offer the program at Benjamin Franklin Elementary School, 262 Conklin Ave., beginning Feb. 1. Read full story on PressConnects.

New Video Showcases Project Lead the Way

Watch our newest video on our BCSD You Tube channel about Project Lead the Way. PLTW is a nationally recognized pre-engineering curriculum which can be integrated at any grade level K-12. While PLTW is widely implemented in many schools nationally at the high school level, BCSD is one of only a handful of districts that implements the curriculum at the elementary level.

Students Participate in Global Movement: Hour of Code
Elementary school students in the Binghamton City School District participated in Hour of Code, a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in 180 countries. It’s a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify code and show that anybody can learn the basics. See gallery 
First Day of School at MacArthur
For students in MacArthur Elementary School, today was the day they had been waiting for. It was the first day in their brand new school. For many of them, today was the first time in the building. Principal Maria McIver addressed the students in the morning and told them what an honor it was to be in the new building and reminded them to treat it with respect. The students then made their way to their new classrooms. Walking through the hallways, the teachers acted as tour guides pointing out where everything was and what would be put in at a later date. View gallery and see coverage of the first day on WBNG, WICZ, WIVT, TWC News and PressConnects 
New MacArthur Opens its Doors for Sneak Peak

Standing in the sun-bathed entryway of the new MacArthur Elementary School, Principal Maria McIver was teary-eyed Tuesday as she spoke about finally moving students into the school after four long years. See the coverage on Press Connects, WBNG, WIVT, WICZ, WNBF, TWC News and WSKG. 

At long last; MacArthur students and families get a look at their new home
On Monday, November 23, over 450 MacArthur students and their families attended an open house set up just for them. On November 24 the relocation of grade 3-5 classrooms will begin in earnest with classes for those students set to begin in the new MacArthur building on Monday, November 30. See photo gallery here. 
Author Gives 500 Books to BCSD Third Graders
Nila J. Webster, a well know author of children’s books, wants to ensure that every third grade student in Binghamton will have a chance to hear a magical message of anti-bullying through her book, “The Gift of You/The Gift of Me”. This special gift was made in honor of her mom, Jani Johe Webster, who grew up in Binghamton. Webster's grandmother was also a Binghamton resident for over 70 years. Ms. Webster has been a very active philanthropist and school supporter over the years, having donated thousands of copies of her books to schools all over New York and New England. 
Welcome Home: MacArthur Teachers Tour New School

Teachers from MacArthur Elementary School were welcomed back home on Wednesday night as they took a tour of the brand new building. For almost all of the teachers, this was the first time they had the chance to see the inside of their school. Since the school was flooded in 2011, the teachers have been teaching in two different locations. View gallery.  

4th Graders Learn about Native Americans at Roberson

November is Native American Heritage Month, and fourth-grade students from the BCSD are learning about the Native Americans who lived in New York through a program at Roberson Museum. Pat Stacconi, an educator with Roberson said the museum hosts curriculum-aligned programs that support Common Core learning standards. The fourth grade-social studies curriculum includes learning about local history and the Native American Indians of New York State. View gallery.  

MacArthur Students Celebrate Veterans
Students from MacArthur Elementary School honored veterans with poems and songs at an assembly on Friday, Nov. 6. Veterans visited and were thanked by the students for their service to the country. Watch the stories on WBNG, WIVT and TWC News 
Students Celebrate Veterans During Assembly

“You risked your life for your country. You knew you might not return but you still served, that makes you brave!” said Jeremiah, a fifth-grade student at MacArthur Elementary School. View gallery and watch video.

Announcing our official Twitter account

Binghamton City School District is pleased to launch our Twitter account @Binghamton CSD which we hope will be a platform to communicate with students, staff and parents and share information relevant to the BCSD. We will be tweeting out information concerning news, upcoming events, closing, delays and sharing the content we regularly post on our website. We hope that many of you choose to follow us and build our Patriot Pride!

Children from Binghamton Participate in Read for the Record
Almost 300 children and adults came together at the Broome County Library for Jumpstart’s Read for the Record. Read for the Record is a global campaign which generates public support for high-quality learning by mobilizing millions of children and adults to take part in the world’s largest shared reading experience. View gallery 
Elementary students learn about what makes a champion of character during assembly

Students in K-5 from Horace Mann, MacArthur and Thomas Jefferson schools gathered at West Middle School for a motivational media assembly Sept. 15. The assembly called Champions and Stars encouraged, inspired and motivated students and educators to rise up and strive for personal excellence, responsibility and leadership in everyday life. 

Take a Tour of the New MacArthur
After four long years, we are looking forward to having our MacArthur students “back home!”
Take a tour of the New MacArthur, featured on PressConnects.
MacArthur Rising

On the afternoon of August 4, Binghamton City School District Board of Education members had a chance to get a “sneak preview” of the new MacArthur Elementary School. Progress on the new facility has moved along well during the spring/summer months and the building is currently on schedule for a November opening. Visitors toured areas of the structure which are beginning to take on recognizable forms as state-of-the-art classrooms, a “gymatorium”, cafeteria, library media center, common use and performance areas. Click here for an August 2015 photo gallery.

MacArthur staff begin "reunification"

Seventy-two staff from MacArthur Elementary School decided to organize a strike on a warm June afternoon ... bowling for one, that is!

2015-16 school calendar
Click here to see the one page calendar for the 2015-16 school year. 
Construction Webcams
Watch live as our new school is built. 
Help Your Child Succeed in Math
Our school community now offers Upraised Math! 
District announces additional half days for students
For the purposes of providing professional development to staff, the district will release students early on January 16, February 13 and May 21, 2015.  
Students to Visit NASA Astronaut
On Monday, September 29, students from MacArthur Intermediate school will visit astronaut Dr. Jeanette Epps. Click here for the parent letter 
News story
MacArthur Elementary School project update from WNBF News Radio. Click here. 
MacArthur Reunited for a Day
Students, parents and faculty of the Binghamton’s MacArthur Elementary School will gather for an end-of-school-year celebration with an eye to the future.
Read More: Binghamton’s MacArthur “Family” To Celebrate 
MacArthur Students Celebrate the Return of Summer
Students from the Primary School joined the City of Binghamton in celebrating the opening of Rec Park's Carousel for the 2014 Summer Season. Click for more photos 
Update on MacArthur Project
Updated report available for MacArthur Project including revised timeline
MacArthur Video Update 10-22-13
To view the latest MacArthur Project video update, including demolition footage from October 22th, please visit the dedicated MacArthur Project page. 
MacArthur Construction Updates
On April 15, 2013 the residents of the Binghamton city School District overwhelmingly approved, by public referendum vote, the construction of a new facility to replace the Macarthur elementary school which was lost in the 2011 flood.

Click here to find out more about the plan for a new MacArthur.

We thank you for your continued patience and support as we work diligently to move the project forward.

~Marion H. Martinez, Superintendent of Schools~

Phone Numbers & Addresses
Important Notice
MacArthur Elementary School on Vestal Avenue was closed after the flood in Sept. 2011. Please refer to the information below for the relocation of our students to temporary facilities.
School starts at 7:50 a.m.and will be dismissed at 2:40 p.m. 

MacArthur Primary School (Grades K-2)
c/o St. Thomas Aquinas School
3 Aquinas Street, Binghamton, N.Y. 13905
Main Office:   763-8485
Health Office:  763-8487
Social Worker: 763-8488
Fax:                  763-8489
MacArthur Intermediate School (Grades 3-5)
c/o St. Francis of Assisi School
1051 Chenango Street, Binghamton, N.Y. 13901
Main Office:     762-8119
Health Office:    762-8355
Social Worker:   762-8368
Fax:                    762-6067

PreK Classes / PACT Program:
Franklin Elementary School, 262 Conklin Ave
Phone:    762-8197
Upcoming Events
BOE Meeting
Tue Feb 16 2016
Dollars for Scholars Trivia Night
Fri Feb 19 2016
PTA Council
Mon Feb 22 2016
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