Multicultural Action Council (MAC)
The Multicultural Action Council (MAC) is comprised of parents, students, educators, and citizens interested in facilitating communication and understanding between diverse elements of the student body, staff, and community.
The MAC mission (PDF) is to help build a compassionate community in our schools through multicultural education, awareness, and advocacy. Projects include sponsoring two multicultural awards and awarding funds to those with multicultural projects in their classrooms.
The council is a proud partner of the Lacey Ethnic Festival.
Stories from Around the District
February 6, 2019 - There are a growing number of NTPS students who are using their world language skills to earn high school credit and the Washinton State Seal of Biliteracy. It was established to recognize public high school students who have attained a high level of proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing in one or more world languages in addition to English, and can be attractive to future employers and college admissions officers. The Seal is awarded at the end of the senior year. Read more about our own students who've earned the seal!
November 15, 2018 - The month of November is a celebration of Native American heritage as well as an opportunity to recognize the resiliency of Native peoples across the United States. This month provides an opportunity for teachers and families to learn about Native cultures, their sovereignty and treaty rights, and their many contributions to society. Our district’s Native Student Program typically serves between 200-250 Native students from over 50 tribes, bands, nations, or villages. According to district data, the number of self-identified Native Americans is about 700 students. Read More!
At NTPS, 23% of our student population list Spanish as their home language, and 20% of our student population identifies as Latinx. We also have 1,075 high school students enrolled in Spanish World Language classes. National Hispanic Heritage Month is a time for us to celebrate the histories, cultures, and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. In all of our World Language Spanish classes our teachers share lessons of Latinx culture year-round. Read More!
October 14, 2018 - As part of the district’s theme Everyone Belongs, North Thurston Public Schools has introduced a powerful new student engagement program to its high schools. Breaking Down the Walls (BDTW) is a nationally-recognized program founded by Living For Learning Inc. The goal? To help build a stronger sense of community within a school. Read more!
MAC Leadership & Mission
5:30-7 p.m.District Office Boardroom305 College St NE
Lacey WA 98516
- November 29, 2018
- January 24, 2019
- March 21, 2019
- May 23, 2019