Sunday the 26th to and through Saturday the 01st

"The limits of our success are just the limits of our energy" - Brian McCook (Submitted by Jasmine Barrientes, Junior)

Greetings Brahmanians,

This past Tuesday I had the honor of recognizing our NEISD Blossom Scholarship recipient Magdalena Vargas. The $5000 scholarship is awarded to one student at each high school that has committed to earning a degree and entering the field of education. Magdalena was one of MANY great applicants. Her passion and desire was so evident throughout the interview process. Congrats future teacher!

Keep in mind that the deadline for submitting course request changes for the 23 - 24 school year is May 25th. Make sure you meet with your counselor and develop a clear graduation plan.

There are ONLY 6 Saturdays left in this semester for students to attend and complete credit recovery Saturday School. Please take that into consideration with your upcoming plans.

Let's have another wonderful week Brahmas!

All the best.

"The best luck of all is the luck you make for yourself" - Douglas MacArthur

Mr. Hernandez, Principal

(210) 356 - 7600

Twitter: @PrincipalHDZ

Instagram: @MacArthurNEISD

Facebook: Principal Hernandez

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A Night at the Mac Gala

MacArthurโ€™s Junior Class invites all Juniors and Seniors to Prom 2023 โ€œA Night at the Mac Galaโ€.

Prom will be held April 1, 2023 from 7-11pm at Security Service Federal Credit Union (SSFCU) Event Center at 15000 IH 10 San Antonio, TX 78249.

  • Tickets available online after March 1st at
  • Tickets will be for sale during 5th and 6th lunches March 20-31.
  • $55 per person ($60 at the door).

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The Week AHEAD!

26 | Sunday

  • Folklorico | Competencia Folklรณrica de Texas | Selena Auditorium | Corpus Christi | All Day
  • Culinary Team | Mission Country Park - HEB Paella Competition - All Day

27 | Monday

  • Golf | Girls | District Tournament | Mision Del Lago Golf Course | All Day

28 | Tuesday

  • Golf | Boys | District Tournament | Mision Del Lago Golf Course | All Day
  • Culinary | Bake Sale | Bus Loop | Dismissal
  • Baseball vs Highlands | DRD #1 | 4:30 PM
  • Soccer | Boys vs Rouse | PLAYOFFS AREA | San Marcos HS Stadium | 5:00 PM
  • Baseball | JV vs Highlands | Highlands HS | 5:00 PM

29 | Wednesday

  • Tennis - Individual District Championships - McFarlin Tennis Center - All Day
  • Culinary | Bake Sale | Bus Loop | Dismissal
  • Softball | JV vs Brackenridge | MVSC #1 | 5:30 PM
  • Softball vs Brackenridge | MVSC #1 | 7:15 PM

30 | Thursday

  • Tennis - Individual District Championships - McFarlin Tennis Center - All Day
  • Culinary | Bake Sale | Bus Loop | Dismissal
  • Track | Buffalo Relays | Lenhoff Stadium | 4:30 PM
  • Summa Ceremony | Cafeteria > Auditorium | 6:00 PM

31 | Friday

  • Jostens Cap & Gown Delivery | Lunch Periods
  • Softball | JV Tourney | vs TBA | @Warren HS | 4:00 PM
  • Dance | Team Tryouts | Gym | 4:30 PM
  • Softball vs Sam Houston | NE Complex - East | 7:00 PM

01 | Saturday

  • Band | Taft HS Jazz Festival | All Day
  • Softball | JV Tourney | vs TBA | @Madison HS | 2:00 PM
  • TSI Testing | Mac | All Day
  • Saturday School | Mac | 8:00 AM
  • STAAR Saturday | Invite Only | 5 Star Bldg | 9:30 AM
  • Baseball | JV vs Brennan | Brennan HS | 1:00 PM
  • Baseball vs Brennan | NESP | 3:00 PM
  • Color Guard | TECA State | Harlan HS | 5:47 PM
  • PROM | SSFCU | 7:00 PM

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Everything Seniors '23

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Click on the link to access the "Everything Senior" page on the MacArthur website,

Senior Sponsors:

Ms. April Moyer -

Mr. Christopher Gloege -

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๐Ÿฎ School-Based Services

๐Ÿค˜๐Ÿฝ Brahma News - Online Edition

The online newspaper of MacArthur High School -

๐Ÿค˜๐Ÿฝ The Library

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  • The March Madness YA Literature Tournament is leading up to the FINAL FOUR and Championship this week! Visit our bracket to vote in daily match-ups and participate in our 3 ways to win this month
    • Predict the tournament Champion
    • Fan Zone Prize Drawing: Vote every day to be entered into a prize drawing
    • Flip Fan Video: Submit a Flip Video telling us which book should win the tournament. Click the book covers on the bracket to submit your video.

  • March is also Womenโ€™s History Month! We are asking students Who do you think are the greatest women in sports, power, STEM, arts, and business? Use our Canva infographic template to complete our Top 5 Greatest Women of All Time Infographic Challenge. Download your completed infographic as an image and submit it to our Women's History Month Infographic form to be entered into a prize drawing at the end of March. We also have a dual language display celebrating accomplishments of women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Eight illustrated profiles will showcase information in both English and Spanish. The display accompanies our Women's History Month book collection available for checkout.

๐Ÿค˜๐Ÿฝ College - Career - Military Readiness

Hello Brahma Families!

One week down already for these 4th Nine Weeks. The finish line for this school year will be here before you know it!

The next TSI session will be Saturday April 1st. I know April 1st is Prom but there are students that want to test so I will provide the opportunity. The sign up for Seniors is on the Counseling/CCMR Google Classroom and students seeking to enroll in Dual Credit will sign up in the Dual Credit Google Classroom.

Graduating Seniors, on the door of the College and Career Center (as well as around campus), there is a paper with a QR Code to report Scholarship information to the AP Office. As you are receiving scholarships and awards, please report them so that your achievements will be listed in your Graduation Program.

Also, for graduating Seniors that are planning to attend college this is for you. If you are receiving Financial Aid Awards and are not quite understanding or are not sure what to do, please visit with me in the College and Career Center. I can explain how it works so you can be confident in accepting or rejecting certain awards.

Mr. Robledo-Madera |

College, Career, and Military Readiness Specialist

๐Ÿค˜๐Ÿฝ Family Engagement

Shout Outs!

Thanks to the Cheerleaders for supporting the Coker Elementary Fair!

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Brahmas in the Crowd

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The Week in Review

๐Ÿค˜๐Ÿฝ Sunday | 19

๐Ÿค˜๐Ÿฝ Monday | 20

๐Ÿค˜๐Ÿฝ Tuesday | 21

PTA Council Delegate Mtg | Blossom Scholarship Ceremony

Congratulations to Magdalena Vargas. She was chosen as the MacArthur HS recipient to receive the Future Teacher award and scholarship. Good luck at UTSA!
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๐Ÿค˜๐Ÿฝ Wednesday | 22

Baseball vs Burbank | 3 - 2 | WIN

Softball vs Highlands | 9 - 0 | WIN

With Kaylin On The Mound, Brahmas Shuts Out Highlands

Kaylin Salazar didn't allow a single run as Brahmas defeated Highlands 9-0 on Tuesday. Salazar allowed just two hits.

Brahmas secured the victory thanks to seven runs in the sixth inning. Kennedy Garner, Gabby Sosa, Ariana Lopez, Brooke Westfahl, Hannah Melendez, and Bayli Fillinger all drove in runs in the frame.

Brahmas opened up scoring in the first inning, when Kaylin Salazar singled on a 1-1 count, scoring one run.

Brahmas notched seven runs in the sixth inning. The offensive onslaught by Brahmas was led by Garner, Sosa, Lopez, Westfahl, Melendez, and Fillinger, all driving in runs in the frame.

One bright spot for Highlands was a single by Analia Aparicio in the fifth inning.

Salazar took the win for Brahmas. The pitcher went seven innings, allowing zero runs on two hits, striking out seven and walking one.

Sofia Medina took the loss for Highlands. The Owl allowed eight hits and nine runs over five and a third innings.

Brahmas racked up nine hits. Sosa and Garner all had multiple hits for Brahmas. Garner and Sosa each managed two hits to lead Brahmas.

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Choir | Pre UIL Concert

๐Ÿค˜๐Ÿฝ Thursday | 23

Theatre | One Act Plan

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Boys Soccer vs Harlandale | 4 - 0 | WIN | Bi-District Champs!

  • Nikola Saltchev โ€“ 1 Goal - 1 Ast
  • Jared Garibay - 2 Goals - 1 Asts
  • Cristhian Santos โ€“ 1 Goal
  • Jose Padilla โ€“ 1 Ast
  • Jose Ramos โ€“ 1 Ast

Jacob Hirst GK - 78 minutes played - 8 saves - 0 goals allowed

Edgar Calzada - GK 2 minutes played - 0 saves - 0 goals allowed

๐Ÿค˜๐Ÿฝ Friday | 24

Tennis | Volunteer Classic

Student Trainers | AAATA Olympic Games | WINNERS

Brahma Trainers bring home the 'SHIP! WInners of the Jim Juvenal Traveling Trophy

  • Over 40 schools
  • over 700 participants

Girls Soccer vs Medina Valley | Bi-District | 3 - 4 | Lost

UIL Academic District Results


MacArthur WINS by 10!

  • MacArthur โ€“ 559
  • Alamo Heights โ€“ 549


  • 1st place โ€“ Magdalena V โ€“ advancing to region


  • 5th place โ€“ Abigail L โ€“ advancing to region
  • 6th place โ€“ Ruben R
  • 7th place โ€“ Valeria T
  • 8th place โ€“ Breโ€™Niya G
  • 2nd place team

Copy Editing

  • 4th place โ€“ Julian P
  • 5th place โ€“ Malena E
  • 6th place โ€“ Shakira W

Current Issues and Events

  • 1st place โ€“ Andrea S โ€“ advancing to region
  • 2nd place โ€“ James B โ€“ advancing to region
  • 3rd place โ€“ Fhynn M โ€“ advancing to region
  • 4th place โ€“ Maria L
  • 1st place team โ€“ entire team advances to region
  • 2nd place โ€“ Julian P โ€“ advancing to region
  • 5th place โ€“ Gianna D
  • 6th place โ€“ Shakira W

Feature Writing

  • 2nd place โ€“ Malena E โ€“ advancing to region
  • 3rd place โ€“ Julian P โ€“ advancing to region
  • 6th place โ€“ Gianna D

Headline Writing

  • 4th place โ€“ Jocelyn M
  • 5th place โ€“ Jordan J
  • 6th place โ€“ Vinson V

Informative Speaking

  • 1st place โ€“ Maddie T โ€“ advancing to region
  • 2nd place โ€“ Aislyn S โ€“ advancing to region

Lincoln Douglas Debate

  • 3rd place โ€“ Kamryn S โ€“ advancing to region

Literary Criticism

  • 1st place โ€“ Fiona L โ€“ advancing to region
  • 3rd place โ€“ Danielle A โ€“ advancing to region
  • 4th place โ€“ Arwen
  • Team 1st place โ€“ all team members advance to region


  • 3rd place โ€“ Ruben R โ€“ advancing to region
  • 5th place โ€“ Breโ€™Niya G

News Writing

  • 1st place โ€“ Jocelyn M โ€“ advancing to region
  • 2nd place โ€“ Malena E โ€“ advancing to region
  • 4th place โ€“ Presley C

Number Sense

  • 5th place โ€“ Valeria T
  • 5th place โ€“ Morgan L
  • 7th place โ€“ Ruben R
  • 2nd place team

Persuasive Speaking

  • 2nd place โ€“ Sabrina W โ€“ advancing to region

Poetry Interpretation

  • 2nd place โ€“ Arrianna D โ€“ advancing to region
  • 3rd place โ€“ Aislyn S โ€“ advancing to region

Prose Interpretation

  • 1st place โ€“ Maddie T โ€“ advancing to region
  • 3rd place โ€“ Hudson B โ€“ advancing to region

Ready Writing

  • 1st place โ€“ Maren P โ€“ advancing to region
  • 2nd place โ€“ Arwen L โ€“ advancing to region
  • 3rd place โ€“ Monica S โ€“ advancing to region


  • 5th place โ€“ Attis M
  • 7th place โ€“ Breโ€™Niya G

Social Studies

  • 2nd place โ€“ Fidel R โ€“ advancing to region


  • 1st place โ€“ Ruben R โ€“ advancing to region
  • 2nd place โ€“ Morgan L โ€“ advancing to region
  • 3rd place โ€“ Arwen L โ€“ advancing to region
  • 4th place โ€“ Ava H
  • 1st place team โ€“ all team members advance to region
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๐Ÿค˜๐Ÿฝ Saturday | 25

Chess | Complete Chess Tournament (Wrenn Middle School)

The MacArthur Chess Team dominated the high school section today at the Complete Chess tournament at Wrenn Middle School.

MacArthur won 4 out of the top 5 places overall:

  • 1st place Anthony Onsurez (Jr)
  • 2nd place Joseph Solis (Soph)
  • 3rd place Tyler Briggs (Soph)
  • 5th place Abram Tenorio (Sr)

This domination easily gave MacArthur the best team score for the day.

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Mac "Save the Date" for STAAR/EOC Exams 03122023

During Spring 2023, NEISD students will have the opportunity to take various state assessments mandated by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) for their respective grade levels. NEISD is committed to providing all our students with the knowledge and skills to be successful on the state assessments. The state assessments for MacArthur High School are listed below:

Tuesday, April 18th - English I (*9th Grade class)

Thursday, April 20th - English II (*10th Grade class)

Tuesday, April 25th - Biology (*9th Grade class)

Tuesday, May 02nd - US History (*11th Grade class)

Wednesday, May 03rd - Algebra I (*9th Grade class)

*Please note that where I listed a specific grade class, I am referencing when that class is typically taken, so the exam corresponds. If your child has not passed the exam previously, they will be scheduled to take it this spring. Students must pass their state exams in order to qualify for graduation.

Mr. Hernandez, Principal


Creative Arts | NEISD Night Gallery/April 5th:

If you want to check out some of the top artwork from the high schools and middle schools in our district then you for sure need to go to Night Gallery. It is held at Blossom Athletic Center from 5:30PM to 7:30PM. MacArthur art teachers will only be there on the night of the 5th but if you can't make it that night, then you can go the day before on the 4th. If you have never been before it is an incredible sight, and it's free. We also use this event to raise scholarship money for the Memorial Art Scholarship. People can buy these red dots (4 for a $1) and place them on artworks they enjoy. That money goes to three artists and last year our very own Mac student, Alissa Murphy won for having the best portfolio! You can see one of her works on the cover of this year's Night Gallery poster.

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Counseling Office (L to R)

Back Row:

Mrs. Ybarra | 10th - 12th Grade Magnet Programs | (210) 356 - 7639 |

Ms. Esparza | Mental Wellness Counselor | (210) 356 - 7634 |

Mr. Robledo - Madera | College, Career, Military | (210) 356-7607 |

Mrs. Allen | 10th - 12th Grade Mos - Z | (210) 356 - 7671 |

Mrs. Ethridge | ALL 9th Grade | (210) 356 - 7632 |

Front Row:

Ms. Jaramillo | SCE Student and Family Liaison | (210) 356 - 7709 |

Mrs. Reyes | 10th - 12th Grade A - Go | (210) 356 - 7635 |

Ms. Fitzsimon | Lead | 10th - 12th Grade Gr - Mor | (210) 356 - 7702 |
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Administrators (L to R)

Back Row:

Mr. Villanueva | AP - ALL 9th Grade | (210) 356 - 7631 |

Mrs. Johnson | AP 10th - 12th Grade A - L | (210) 356 - 7526 |

Mrs. Smiley | AP 10th - 12th Grade M - Z | (210) 356 - 7624 |

Mr. Moczygemba | AP 10th - 12th Grade Magnet | (210) 356 - 7622 |

Front Row:

Mr. Clewett | AP Curriculum | (210) 356 - 7628 |

Mr. Hernandez | Principal | (210) 356 - 7600 |

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