MacArthur Elementary is proud to have clubs and extracurriculars that meet the many interests and needs of our students. You can find information about each club below.
- Boys Run 2
- Girls on the Run
- MacRobotics Team
- Math Bowl
- Science Club
- Spell Bowl
- Student Council
- National Elementary Honor Society
This is a club that works on setting goals and encouraging others. At the end of the season, members run a 5k or 3.1 mile race.
The club meets twice a week until 4:30 after school. Practices begin 7-9 weeks before the race. Depending on the year, there may be a fall and/or spring season.
Tommy Wise - email@example.com
Be a male student in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade. Fees are minimal and cover the shirt and cost of a local race.
We inspire girls to be joyful, healthy, and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. The club culminates in a 5k race.
This club has two seasons: a spring and fall season. Meetings are on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:44-5:00. The 5k race is held on a Saturday.
Registration is through Girls on the Run of Northwest Indiana.
Cyndi Ehens - firstname.lastname@example.org
Sara Colvin - email@example.com
The MacRobotics team is a competitive robotics club that builds, programs, and drives VEX IQ robots.
This club meets Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:44-5:00. The season runs from August-March. Competitions are held on Saturdays with at least 3 competitions a season. Competitions may require travel.
Sara Colvin - ext. 16218 or firstname.lastname@example.org
This club requires an application from Mrs. Colvin and dues are $75.
This is a team activity. Students learn a variety of math skills that range up to the 8th grade level and utilize a calculator.
The team practices twice a week after school for an hour starting in mid February until the contest date in mid April.
Must be a 4th or 5th grader. Students will receive the option in January to express interest in joining. Once students have expressed interest, the coaches ask their teachers for recommendations on who they feel would be a great fit for the team.
Alicia Zarndt- email@example.com
Students engage in hands on exploration while encouraging group involvement through the use of various scientific experiments & other STEAM interactive activities. Students hypothesize, discuss, experiment, journal, & draw about discoveries.
Team meets once a week 3:45-5:00pm.
Angie Hummel - firstname.lastname@example.org
Third graders only, must have a ride home after school
Indiana Academic Spell Bowl is a state academic competition that is sponsored by the IASP (Indiana Association of School Principals) in conjunction with Purdue University.
The team consists of 4th and 5th grade students.
Students learn 750 words from an assigned list. The top 8 spellers from the team compete.
Practices begin in September twice a week for 45 minutes after school. The competition is in early November.
Must be willing to practice words at home as well as attend team practices
Theresa Zarndt - email@example.com
Nathan DeYoung- firstname.lastname@example.org
National Elementary Honor Society (NEHS) empowers students with the knowledge and skills to be leaders in our school, community, and beyond.
Open to students in grades 4 and 5, this invitation-only program recognizes students based on academic achievement, behavior and responsibility, and leadership qualities.
“NEHS membership is centered on recognizing students for their accomplishments while challenging and equipping them to develop further as leaders through service to their school and community.” (learn more at https://www.nehs.org/about/)
Invitations for membership are sent in the fall, and induction takes place in the winter/spring. Meetings are held twice a month on Friday mornings.
Sarah Larson- email@example.com
Kate Newsome- firstname.lastname@example.org