2017-2018 MacArthur High School News
Varsity cheerleading teams from both Division Avenue High School and General Douglas MacArthur High School had an impressive season this year recently making their way to the Universal Cheerleading Association's National Competition in Orlando, Florida
Science Research students from MacArthur High School, Isabella Molina, Kimberly Mestizo, Corinne Jacobson, Alexis Avedisian, & Cindy Bardhi, attended the International Women's Day: Girl Power in STEM: Press for Progress! at Stony Brook University on Saturday, March 3rd.
Six MacArthur science research freshmen, Lisa Steinberg, NaeelQuasem, Julianne Magliano, Emily Zhang, Isabel Galella, and NicholasBonavita attended Alewife (River Herring) Survey Training with Dr. Friedman at the Rockville Centre Public Library on February 28th.
Two seniors from MacArthur High School recently qualified as finalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program. Jared Schwartz and Helen Zhang will continue on in the competition with the hopes of receiving one of 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $32 million offered this spring.
General Douglas MacArthur High School senior Helen Zhang was selected as a 2018 Presidential Scholar candidate in the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program from the United States Department of Education. Zhang joins MacArthur High School senior Christian Hernandez, also a candidate in the program, for his accomplishments in the Career and Technical Education field at Gerald R. Claps Career and Technical Center.
A total of 10 senior student-athletes from Levittown Public Schools' Division Avenue and General Douglas MacArthur high school recently made college commitments to play their sport of choice at the collegiate level.
For the first time in the Levittown Public Schools' history, Science Olympiad teams from both Division Avenue and General Douglas MacArthur high school scored top spots at the 2018 Science Olympiad Nassau East Division C Regionals.
On February 9, members of MacArthur's National Honor Society attended the Ronald McDonald House.
MacArthur science research students: Saajid Chowdhury, Maggie Liu, Jared Schwartz, Delilah Spinelli, and Helen Zhang, competed at the Department of Energy's New York Regional Science Bowl on Saturday January 27th.
Key Club members at General Douglas MacArthur High School recently raised more than $1,800 for breast cancer awareness and research through fundraising efforts with the American Cancer Society's Mobile Fundraising App.
Sixty-six of General Douglas MacArthur High School's top seniors were recognized during the school's annual General's Breakfast on Jan. 10. The Levittown Public School's central administration along with board members, MacArthur administrators and guidance department were all present for the special event.
The MacArthur High School Wrestling team hosted the 3rd annual Sumo fundraiser that raised money for one of their own, The Dougherty family. Mrs. Dougherty, a parent battling cancer, currently has three boys on the wrestling team, a daughter that graduated last year and an older son who also wrestled at MacArthur.
MacArthur SeniorAmanda Petrillo is currently ranked as the number one Girl's Bowler in Nassau County with a 202 average.
Throughout the month of December, the MacArthur Winter Wind Ensemble continued its long-standing tradition of holiday concerts in and around the Levittown community.
MacArthur's Art Department is proud to announce the winners of the Second Annual Mug Contest. Students in Ceramics 1 classes worked on their individual designs to create a mug entered into the contest.
Prior to the Dec. 13 public meeting of the Board of Education, the MacArthur High School Winter Wind Ensemble shared the gift of music with a performance of holiday tunes for trustees, administrators and members of the Levittown community.
Sydney Schneider, a senior at MacArthur High School, received a commendation from the Levittown Public School's Board of Education and Principal Joseph Sheehan for the publishing of her book "Chip and Dip," a story about a friendship between two characters who solve a stinky problem.
On Friday, November 17th, MacArthur's Athletes for a Better Community Club took part in their annual Operation Christmas Child project.
Senior Christian Hernandez was recently nominated for the 2018 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program by the U.S. Department of Education for his accomplishments in the career and technical education field.
MacArthur senior, Jamie Ferris, won honorable mention in the St. Joseph Hospital Annual Photography Contest.
For four days, the MacArthur High School Auditorium was transformed into a Disney wonderland, as over 80 students participated in the fall musical production of Beauty and the Beast.
On November 8th and 9th, students from Ms. McCue's Advanced Placement classes from Division Avenue and General Douglas MacArthur High Schools participated in a field trip to Baltimore, Maryland.
The MacArthur High School thespians will take the stage for their production of "Beauty and the Beast," to be held in the auditorium on Nov. 16-18 at 7:30 p.m. A special matinee performance will also take place on Nov. 18 at 2 p.m.
On Tuesday, October 31st, the Family and Consumer Sciences department of MacArthur High School hosted presenter Harris Monte from Johnson and Wales University to talk to students in the Culinary Arts, Food Investigations, and International Cuisine classes.
MacArthur High School senior Sydney Schneider recently turned her middle school English project into a published children's book, creating the storyline and illustrations herself.
MacArthur High School junior Jordan Waitkus recently planted six trees and bushes over the course of a two-day period along the walkway of the Levittown Memorial Education Center as part of his Eagle Scout service project.
MacArthur High School science research student Helen Zhang, has been named a Semifinalist in the prestigious 2017 Siemens Competition for her project, "Optimizing Molar Ratios of Gold-Silver Alloy Nanoparticles to Enhance the Performance of Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells."
High school students from the Levittown School District showcased their college readiness as a total of 231 students were recognized by College Board as Advanced Placement Scholars from both Division Avenue and MacArthur high school. Students were selected based on their exceptional achievement on the national AP exams.
Six MacArthur High School science research students continued their education during the summer of 2017 by volunteering their time to intern and participate in research programs to build their knowledge in the science fields.
On Sept. 19th, MacArthur HS hosted the first of three College Mini-Fairs this fall. Approximately 60 colleges set up tables in the gym, and students were able to meet various college representatives from around the country to learn about academic programs and admissions criteria.
The district is pleased to announce that General Douglas MacArthur High School seniors Jared Schwartz and Helen Zhang have been recognized as two of 16,000 National Merit Semifinalists in the 63rd National Merit Scholarship Program.
It is the beginning of a new tradition in the Levittown School District, as a Hall of Fame has been established to honor and celebrate high school alumni who have touched the lives of many. Before the MacArthur High School homecoming game on Sept. 16, four MacArthur graduates were officially inducted into the district's Hall of Fame.
Members of the Levittown School District community lined the streets as MacArthur High School celebrated their annual homecoming festivities on Sept. 16. Kicking off outside of Gardiners Avenue Elementary School, students, faculty, administrators, alumni and community members marched down Gardiners Avenue and North Jerusalem Road until they reached MacArthur High School.
On August 24, 25, 28 and 29, the MacArthur High School Marching Band, under the direction of Joseph Romano, held its annual summer Marching Madness program.
The Levittown School District is pleased to announce the appointment of MacArthur High School Assistant Principal Anthony Allison, effective Aug. 23.