Winter Fine Arts Night – Thursday, Feb. 11

Our Winter Fine Arts Night is around the corner on Thursday, Feb. 11th! As we wrap up our second trimester of the school year, bring you friends and family to come celebrate the Arts at McAuliffe! The Visual Art Gallery opens at 5:30pm and the Band & Orchestra concert begins at 6:00pm. Also, be sure to catch another performance by our very own student-run Vocal Group! We look forward to seeing you all there!

High School Musical, Feb. 23-25


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McAuliffe Theatre Arts presents High School Musical! Your favorite Disney movie musical is live on stage, February 23-25 at 6:30pm. Will these cliques ever get along? The Jocks, Skaters, Brainiacs, Thespians, Troy, Gabriella, Sharpay, Ryan, Zeke, Kelsi, and all your favorite characters from the movie star in this fabulous 7th grade musical production, complete with amazing sets designed by our stagecraft class. General admission is $5, and best-seating Spotlight Circle seats are $20. Fewer than 60 Spotlight Circle seats are available, those seats funding our thriving theatre programming at McAuliffe. Online tickets sales are available here, or you may purchase a ticket at the door.

Choice Notifications and 2nd Round SchoolChoice

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If you filled out a SchoolChoice form for 2016-17, thank you! Plan on hearing from DPS regarding your student’s school assignment no later than Friday, March 18. If you filled out your form online, expect to receive an email notification. If you submitted a paper form, you will receive a letter.

Round Two of SchoolChoice
Round 2 of SchoolChoice begins March 21. This is the first-come, first-served segment of Choice for families who missed Round 1. Round 2 SchoolChoice forms will be available at all schools and at http://schoolchoice.dpsk12. org/. Submit your completed Round 2 form directly to your most preferred school that has availability for 2016-17.

McAuliffe Expansion in 2016-2017

We’re excited to announce that Denver Public Schools has decided to allocate the entire Smiley Campus to McAuliffe, and we will be accepting 360 sixth grade students next school year. This is an increase of 100 students over last year. We will be growing McAuliffe in a very thoughtful and intentional manner to provide a small-school experience within a larger school environment. Please see our new video presentation below to learn more about our ‘house’ model for making sure every student is known and supported as he or she enjoys all that McAuliffe has to offer. View our FAQs document here to learn more.

Summer Camps at McAuliffe

We’re pleased to offer a variety of summer camps for students, including several that take place in late May and early June while the rest of DPS is still in session. All camps take place at McAuliffe, and you do not need to be a McAuliffe student to enroll. Take a look at camp opportunities here, and register directly with the teacher via email or online here.

2016-2017 McAuliffe School Calendar

To allow families to plan for their summer break and the start of the new school year, please view our 2016-2017 McAuliffe school calendar. (Please note this is different from the 2016-2017 DPS calendar and was updated on Jan. 28th with the revised dates of our outdoor camps.) Our 6th grade orientation will begin August 8th, and 7th and 8th graders will start school on August 10th.

PARCC Test Results

We have just received 2015 PARCC test results for McAuliffe from last spring. Highlights include:

  • #1 in DPS for the percentage of students Exceeding Expectations in 7th grade mathematics
  • #1 in DPS for the percentage of students Meeting or Exceeding Expectations in 7th grade mathematics
  • #2 in DPS for the percentage of students Exceeding Expectations in 7th grade literacy
  • #1 in DPS for the percentage of students Exceeding Expectations in 8th grade literacy
  • #1 in DPS for the percentage of students Exceeding Expectations in 8th grade mathematics

In addition to our high overall scores, four McAuliffe students achieved perfect scores on the literacy exams, and eight students achieved perfect scores on the mathematics exams.

Order School Uniforms Online

Parents order their student’s school uniform online with our uniform vendor SAI Team Sports. To view uniforms and place your order, go to their online McAuliffe uniform store here. Orders are shipped directly to your home address. Please contact Kevin Hill at SAI Team Sports at 303-664-5580 if you have any questions regarding your order.

School Accountability Committee 

The McAuliffe School Accountability Committee meets the third Thursday of every month at 7:00pm in the library. The meetings are open to the public. If you would like to be a voting member of this committee, please contact principal Kurt Dennis at kurt_dennis@dpsk12.org.

McAuliffe School Video

If you have not attended a tour or open house, please check out this video about our school.  It will give you a great feel for the energy and spirit of our students and school!

Find the latest edition of McAuliffe School News here!

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