March 3, 2015

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Welcome to McAuliffe International School! 


THANKS FOR SUPPORTING OUR PRODUCTION OF HAIRSPRAY!

Thanks to all who supported and attended our 7th grade Theatre Arts production of Hairspray! Three different casts put on preview and full productions of this lively musical this past week, and the students gave their last performance on a very snowy February day to a packed house. Congratulations to all the students who took part in this production, and a big thanks to Drama teacher Jennifer Carabetta for working with the kids to put on such a great show!

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UPDATED RED/WHITE DAY CALENDAR FOR 2014/15 – * posted February 26, 2015 *

Please see this updated Red Day/White Day calendar. This was updated in response to February 26th being a snow school closure day.


 

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REACH FOR THE STARS DIRECT GIVING EVENT!
* FRIDAY, MARCH 20TH, 6:30PM *DaVita_Exterior_Night

McAuliffe’s Reach for the Stars Direct Giving Event is right around the corner! Join us for a great evening out to support McAuliffe and to check out one of the best views of Denver. The Reach for the Stars event is on March 20th starting at 6:30PM, downtown at DaVita World Headquarters. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Purchase your tickets here!

The event will feature a live auction, a paddle raise, and three ‘wishing walls’ to donate money toward specific department and school needs. Check out details of our fundraising goals here!

Can’t make it to the event? Make your donation online here!


SPRING SPORTS SEASON  

Check out our Athletics page for the latest news about our upcoming Spring Sports season at McAuliffe, including Girls Soccer, Boys Baseball, 6th Grade Boys and Girls Basketball, Girls Golf, Boys and Girls Lacrosse, Tennis, and Futsal! You’ll find information about tryouts, which club sports don’t have tryouts, dates and times, and more.


2015/16 MCAULIFFE SCHOOL CALENDAR

Our McAuliffe school calendar for the 2015/16 school year is now posted here. Please note the McAuliffe school calendar is different from the DPS 2015/16 school calendar.


MATH TEAM SUCCESS!

The McAuliffe Math Team rocked the Mathletics district competition on Tuesday, with 160 kids and 15 schools competing. Our two 7th/8th grade teams took 1st place and 2nd place, and our 6th grade team took 3rd place. McAuliffe students took 5 of the top 6 individual honors for 7th/8th grade, and 2 of the top individual honors for 6th grade! Way to go, Sun Devils!

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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. Note that if you have not ordered from the site since the beginning of the year, because SAI Team Sports has a new website and host, you will need to setup a new account as your old one will not work. Orders are shipped directly to the customer address. Please contact Kevin Hill at SAI Team Sports at 303-664-5580 if you have any questions regarding your order.


UPCOMING STUDENT TRIPS 

McAuliffe staff and parents are leading some great upcoming trips for students, including Curtain Time in London and a STEM-focused trip to England, and a trip to New York City being planned for the 2015/16 school year. There is a trip in April for current 8th graders to Washington D.C., and planning has begun for the trip to Washington D.C. in May 2016 for next year’s 8th graders. Check out our Activities and Trips page for more information, and find more details in our McAuliffe School News.

And check out our latest student trip planned for 2016: Conservation in Costa Rica


MCAULIFFE RANKED ONE OF THE TOP TEN MIDDLE SCHOOLS IN COLORADO!

The Colorado Department of Education released its 2013-14 school report cards in December and for the second year in a row, McAuliffe earned an A+ and is ranked #10 out of 505 middle schools in the state of Colorado for our academic achievement and growth! Congratulations to our students and staff for their hard work and for our amazing parent community for your continued support!School scores may be viewed here.


MCAULIFFE LANGUAGE ARTS CLASS FEATURED IN DPS VIDEO

DPS recently highlighted one of our Language Arts classes, which we’re proud to share here. This was a collaborative project with Stephanie Gronholz, Jennifer Snodgrass, and Anne Walker for 7th grade Language Arts last year.

“In Stephanie Gronholz’s Language Arts classroom at McAuliffe International School in northeast Denver, small groups of students are digitally redesigning poetry in iMovie. They blend sound and imagery as they decipher the layers behind poetry such as Casey at the Bat. “It’s a different way of getting down to the meaning of the poem,” said one student, “what it means on the surface and then down on a deeper level.” Watch the video “The Poetry of Success”. Also with Spanish subtitles.”

The Poetry of Success – Denver’s New Academic Standards (Video 1 of 4) from Denver Public Schools on Vimeo.


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.


UPDATED MCAULIFFE FAMILY HANDBOOK – 2014/15

The 2014/15 McAuliffe Family Handbook is available in PDF format here. We do not plan to provide this handbook in printed format but will continue to make it available throughout the year on this page. If you have comments, questions or concerns, please submit them via e-mail to kurt_dennis@dpsk12.org.


McAuliffe School Video

If you don’t have time to attend 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!