Our Douglas MacArthur High School Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) is all about our Mac community! In the spring of 2018 our PTSA Board hosted a round table with several students, represented by the campus' Student Council, PALS and Class Officers. We asked how our PTSA could assist regarding campus improvements. Overwhelmingly, the answer was: MORE SCHOOL COLORS and THE SCHOOL NAME displayed when they walked onto the campus. Many of the students used other NEISD high schools as examples and wanted Mac to have that same sense of school pride when welcoming our Brahma community and visitors. Our PTSA had our marching orders!
In the spring of 2019 our PTSA completed the project of installing 4 campus directional signs. The signs are located at each of school's main entrances/exits. Each sign was created to help visitors navigate the campus. The metal signs were fabricated in the school colors but most importantly the signs clearly stated "Home of the Brahmas." These signs have not only served as navigational aids but they will welcome future Brahmas and visitors for years to come.
Currently, our PTSA is working on the "Lighting of the Arch" project. This close to $16,000 project will fund the installation of electrical conduits to sustain blue LED lights that will be positioned throughout the arch that leads into the main entrance of the campus. Spot lights will also be installed and positioned in the center of the arch to light up the plaque of our beloved General Douglas MacArthur. This is just one more way to fill the campus with the MacArthur school colors and to show the pride of our Brahma Nation.
Our hopes are that you will find it in your heart to give to our non-profit so that we are able to complete this wonderful project. Our non-profit is run by hardworking volunteers and we have raised over $10,000 for this project. We have placed the deposit for the project and in a few weeks we will be expected to pay the remaining balance. Please consider donating to this Brahma community cause. Any donation amount will help us to reach our goal but more importantly your donation will help us add that BRAHMA PRIDE our students asked for. Additionally, it would also assist if you would kindly share the link to this campaign with alumni, friends and colleagues. As the saying goes…once a Brahma, always a Brahma; GO BRAHMAS!