January 28, 2015

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Welcome to McAuliffe International School! 


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.


HAIRSPRAY! – FEBRUARY 24-26 AT 6:30PM hairspray graphic

You can’t stop the beat! Presented by the 7th Grade Theatre Arts students, our production of Hairspray will run for three evenings on February 24-26 at 6:30pm in the McAuliffe auditorium. This musical is fun, lively, and inspiring for the whole family!

Tickets are available for purchase online now and are $5 for general admission, and $20 for up-close Spotlight Circle Theatre Patron seats. Thank you for supporting the arts at McAuliffe!

Families of 7th grade theatre arts students: Each theatre student in the production receives 2 complimentary tickets for the night he/she is performing. Sixth period performs 2/24, 5th period performs 2/25, and 8th period performs on 2/26. 

 


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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UPDATED INFORMATION TO ORDER UNIFORMS

SAI Team Sports, our uniform vendor, will be changing to a new web host, and therefore the store for McAuliffe purchases will be slightly different. Please use the same web address of www.saiteamsports.com and then click on the McAuliffe icon on the homepage to be directed to the store. You will need to setup a new account as your old one will not work. This change will happen on the 15th of January. Any orders placed on the current site prior to this will process as usual. If anyone experiences difficulties, please contact Kevin Hill at SAI Team Sports at 303-664-5580. Orders are shipped directly to the customer address.


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. There is a trip for 8th graders to Washington D.C., and planning has begun for the trip to Washington D.C. 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.


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!

 


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