McAuliffe works with trusted partner organizations in running After School Enrichments during the fall, winter and spring. Enrichment classes run one day per week and take place after school, usually starting right after school and ending by about 5:30pm.

Parents need to contact the organization directly to register and pay for the enrichment. Classes with insufficient registrations may be cancelled, and there is a maximum number of students each class can accommodate. For questions about this program or for information about scholarships, please contact Sherry Beardshear at sherry_beardshear@dpsk12.org.

Spring Enrichments

  Circuits, Arduino Coding, and MBot Robots  4:05-5:15 Room 120  3/19 – 4/30 Pottery       4:05-5:15     Room 111  4/4-5/9  
Square State Skateboarding         4:05-5:30          Room 105    3/20  – 5/1  Yoga for Empowerment  4:05-5:15   Room B12  3/21 – 5/2
Photography  4:05-5:15  Room 106 3/20 – 5/1


Circuits, Arduino Coding, and MBot Robots

Learn to Code Arduino circuit boards while driving mBot robots or building circuits with breadboards and Arduino Redboards. Coding will be in Arduino (a C based language), line coding, as students learn how to control LEDs, motors, servos, sound elements (piezo) and sensors. Additional circuit activities, based on student project selections, may include light up greeting cards, 3D papercrafts, circuit board games using the Micro:bit circuit board, or programmable wearable Lilypad circuit boards with sounds and lights (e‐Textiles costume hacking – these can be sewn into other everyday or special occasion clothing). The mBots, SparkFun Inventors Kits, Lilypad kits are provided for in-class use. Optional Materials Fees for take-home kits. If students wish to have a kit to keep: Micro:bit circuit board cost is $25; Lilypad programmable e-textiles circuit board is $45; SparkFun Inventor’s Kits available for $95; mBots available for $75. All kits require a 2 week order timeframe.

  • Spring Dates: 3/19/19 – 4/30/19 (6 weeks) No class 3/26
  • Tuesdays 4:05-5:15pm in room 120
  • Min 8 | Max 15
  • Cost:  $160
  • Register online here.

Square State Skateboarding Enrichment Program

Square State Skate provides curriculum based After School Enrichment Programs catered to McAuliffe. We work with students to provide instruction based programming introducing the fundamental skills of skateboarding. Square State Skate accepts participants of any skill ability and provides hands on instruction and support as students learn beginner to advanced skills on their skateboard. Our programs meet many PE standards and improves fine motor movement, planning and self-efficacy. Our programs also promote self-confidence and a healthy lifestyle. We provide all the staff, equipment and tools needed to run a program of any size, in any location with a focus on safety and fun!

  • Spring Dates: 3/20/19 – 5/1/19 (6 weeks) No class 3/27/19
  • Wednesdays 4:05-5:15 pm in room 105
  • Min 4 | Max 24
  • Cost:  $110
  • For more information click here or contact David Biddle at (303) 709-7633 or david@squarestateskate.com.
  • To register click here.

Pottery Academy – Create with Clay

Pinch, pull, roll, shape, mold, smash! Clay is the most fun medium for expressing your creativity.  Learn basic hand building techniques and leave with several projects.  Each week you’ll make something new, the projects are then bisque fired and then you get to glaze them. No experience needed! All clay, tools and supplies included.  If you’re signing up for a second session, we’ll continue to have new projects each week that allow you to build on what you’ve already learned.

  • Spring Dates: 4/4/19 – 5/9/19 – No class 3/28/19
  • Thursdays 4:05-5:15pm in room 111
  • Min 6 | Max 12
  • Cost:  $115
  • Sign-up here.

Photography – Beyond the Selfie

Fundamentals of photography for middle school kids. Students will learn all the critical elements involved in composing an image. We will practice using various light sources, basic editing skills and how to give and receive feedback. We will work inside and outside of the classroom. Students must bring their own camera and it’s manual (if possible). We can work with an iPhone or iPad but it won’t provide as many learning opportunities. Kids may bring laptops to the class. If they can not, they will be encouraged to practice some basic edits on a home computer. I will work with the students who do not have technology at home. Taught by Eliza Nolte of Skipping Rocks Photography. Eliza has been a Professional Photographer for 10 years.

  • Spring Dates: 3/20/19 – 5/1/19 (6 weeks) No class 3/27/19
  • Wednesdays 4:05-5:30 pm in room 106
  • Min 4 | Max 10
  • Cost:  $115
  • For more information see www.skippingrocksphotography.com
  • To register or ask a question email eliza.photographer@gmail.com

Yoga for Empowerment

This offering will empower participants to navigate challenges of adolescence. Through discussion, pranayama (breathing exercises) and asana (the physical postures of yoga), students will develop tools to understand emotions, manage stress, improve focus, and embrace their unique identity. Together we’ll learn yoga postures and sequences to build strength and flexibility and breathing techniques to promote relaxation. Yoga mats and nutritious snacks are provided. The class is facilitated by Ashleigh Cook, a former McAuliffe teacher and registered Hatha yoga instructor.

  • Spring Dates: 3/21/19 – 5/2/19 (6 weeks) No class 3/28/19
  • Thursdays 4:05-5:15 pm in room B12
  • Min 10 | Max 20
  • Cost:  $70

For more information contact  Ashleigh Cook, Registered Yoga Teacher (and former McAuliffe teacher!) at ashleigh.restad@gmail.com.

Register online here. Payment instructions will be sent after registration form completion. Payment accepted via check, PayPal or Venmo.

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