October 2, 2014

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MCAULIFFE RATED “DISTINGUISHED”!

The DPS School Performance Framework Report Cards were released on September 23rd, and McAuliffe was recognized as a Distinguished (Blue) School for our work last year. Thank you to our staff for their great work and to all our students for their academic effort this past year!


MCAULIFFE OPEN HOUSE EVENTS AND TOURS FOR PROSPECTIVE FAMILIES

We have posted new information about our Open House events and School Tours for prospective families for the 2015/16 school year on the Enrollment page of our website. This includes information about the schedule and format of School Tours, our enrollment boundary, and links to register.

Open House dates are as follows:

  • Thursday, October 30th – 6:30pm
  • Thursday, December 11th – 6:30pm

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.


FALL FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGNthermometer 10800

McAuliffe boasts one of the most robust arts departments in any public middle school, and we have an exciting opportunity to support this program and accelerate our fundraising efforts through a donation match until November 1st! Our goal is to create a state-of-the-art auditorium for our students to enjoy. An outside group has offered to donate the sound equipment (microphones, sound board and speakers) for the auditorium that will stay with the school permanently. Our fall fundraising campaign will concentrate on new lights, spots, and stage enhancements so our school can showcase the amazing talents of McAuliffe students. Gifts made to McAuliffe from now through November 1st will be matched by a group of McAuliffe families, doubling the impact of your gift. You may drop off a check at the school office, or you can give online (one time or monthly) at https://co.clickandpledge.com/sp/d1/default.aspx?wid=59652.

For more information on our Fundraising efforts, visit our Fundraising page here.


COLLABORATIVE SCHOOL COMMITTEE

The McAuliffe Collaborative School 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 the CSC, please contact principal Kurt Dennis at kurt_dennis@dpsk12.org.


MCAULIFFE SCHOOL CALENDAR 2014/15

We have just posted our new McAuliffe School Calendar for 2014/15. This calendar will remain available on our Calendar and Schedule page on our website.


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.


Reach for the Stars Event a Big Success!

Thank you to everyone who joined us on March 14th for a great fundraising event at DaVita! For those who were not able to attend, we’ll share details of our fundraising efforts with our McAuliffe families in an upcoming email newsletter. In the meantime, here is our new McAuliffe video we shared at Reach for the Stars showcasing the energy and spirit of our students and school!


McAuliffe International School Rated One of the Top Ten Middle Schools in the State of Colorado!

The Colorado Department of Education’s School Performance Framework, which came out in December, ranks McAuliffe International School  #8 out of 586 middle schools in the state of Colorado.  McAuliffe is one of only ten middle schools in the state to receive an A+ rating!  For more information, please go to http://coloradoschoolgrades.com/SchoolSearch.aspx?topRanked=true&st=2 click on our school name and you can see how we did in each specific content area. Congratulations McAuliffe students and staff!


UNIFORM ORDERS

Students can now order their McAuliffe uniforms online at http://www.saiteamsportsnorth.com/school-uniforms-mcauliffe-international-c-64.html. Orders will be processed each month on the 15th.  Once orders are filled, they will be shipped directly to the student’s home.


MCAULIFFE FAMILY HANDBOOK

The updated McAuliffe Family Handbook is available in PDF format here. We will not provide a printed version this year but will make it available throughout the year on the Parent page of the website.


Find the latest edition of McAuliffe School News here!