Enrichments

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.

2019 Fall Enrichments

MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY 
  Pottery Lab  4:05-5:15pm  Room 111  Hands on History             4:05-5:30pm            Room 108  Movie Magic  4:05-5:30pm     Room 106
Game Design   4:05-5:30pm Room 216  YouthBiz Shark Tank                     4:05-5:15pm Room 114 Sticky Fingers     4:05-5:15pm Room 121
 Skateboarding  4:00-5:15pm Room 105

 

Game Design Coding

Students will work 1-1 on computers, learning how to code in JavaScript. Students will begin learning line-coding in JavaScript, with a gamified system that lets them code their hero to complete actions real-time while also learning coding concepts of variables, strings, loops, conditions, and more.

Additional challenges will build up to creating their own game and possibly their own website. Students will work towards skills necessary for future sessions on Minecraft Game Coding. As students progress in skills, some students may use Minecraft Coding during this session.

  • Fall Dates:  9/24/19 – 11/12/19 (8 weeks)
  • Tuesdays 4:05-5:30pm in room 216
  • Min 6 | Max 15
  • Cost: $160
  • Sign-up here.

Hands on History: What’s Your Story?

What’s your story? How do you want to make a difference in the world? This program lets you discover where you came from, what makes you awesome, and how you are already a change-maker. Join us on Wednesdays for fun, hands-on activities to explore history, ourselves, and the future in a whole new way. There will be a snack at every program, and opportunities to meet local leaders, participate in community service projects, and visit the History Colorado Center museum!

  • Dates:  9/25/19 – 11/13/19 (8 weeks)
  • Wednesdays 4:05-5:30pm in room 108
  • Min 6| Max 20
  • Cost: $80
  • Sign-up here. For more information email caitlin.plunkett@state.co.us or 303-866-4686

Movie Magic Class

In our Movie MAGIC classes and camps, kids actively engage in all aspects of movie-making – They’ll learn film techniques, production roles, and on-camera acting. Movie-making teaches social communication skills like eye contact, storytelling, teamwork, and active listening.

  • Fall Dates:  9/26/19 – 11/14/19 (8 weeks)
  • Thursdays 4:05-5:30pm in room 106
  • Min 5 | Max 12Cost: $144
  • Information at www.talktothecamera.com
  • Sign-up here.

Pottery Lab –  Create with Clay

Clay is the an incredibly fun medium for expressing your creativity. Over the course of this class you will learn basic hand building techniques and leave with several projects.  Each week you’ll make something new and by the next class your items will be fired and ready to glaze! This class is appropriate all, and no prior experience is needed.  All clay, glaze, tools and firing included.

  • Fall Dates:  9/24/19 – 11/12/19 (8 weeks)
  • Tuesdays 4:05-5:15pm in room 111
  • Min 6 | Max 15
  • Cost: $165
  • Sign-up here.

Sticky Fingers Cooking

Let your children release their inner masterchef!

Our professional chef instructors guide kid chefs by providing safe, entertaining, hands-on learning throughout the class, but it’s the kid chefs who do the prepping and the cooking! Our class sessions are a BLAST for all ages! When kids get to touch the ingredients and have a hand in creating their food, they’re much more willing to try new foods.

We provide all of the tools, ingredients and instruction needed to cook up a delicious, healthy and hearty after-school snack each week. Our online recipe collection is included as well for loads of future family cooking fun at home!

  • Fall Dates:  9/26/19 – 11/14/19 (8 weeks)
  • Thursdays 4:05-5:15pm in room 121
  • Min 8 | Max 12
  • Cost: $144
  • Questions email info@stickyfingerscooking.com or 303-648-4078
  • Sign-up here.

Square State Skateboarding

Square State Skate’s Enrichment Program is a curriculum based skateboarding club that focuses on everything from fundamentals to more advanced skills on skateboards. We provide all the equipment needed for the participants. Our skilled staff provides hands on instruction with a focus on safety and community.

  • Fall Dates:  9/26/19 – 11/14/19 (8 weeks)
  • Thursdays 4:00-5:15pm in room 105
  • Min 4 | Max 16
  • Cost: $130
  • Information at www.squarestateskate.com
  • Sign-up here.

YouthBiz Shark Tank

Calling all future entrepreneurs! Ever thought you had an idea for the next big thing?  Ever wanted to start your own business and be your own boss?  YouthBiz Shark Tank is for you!  This enrichment will show you how to generate a business idea, or improve one you already have, find out more about other businesses doing something similar, create an initial prototype, and prepare and present a professional business pitch, just like Shark Tank!  Along the way, students will learn about their strengths and weaknesses, how to compose a successful business team, personal financial management and budgeting, the business cycle, opportunity recognition, and design thinking!  On the last day of class, young business owners will pitch their businesses to a panel of judges, competing for the grand prize of $100!

  • Fall Dates:  9/25/19 – 11/13/19 (8 weeks)
  • Wednesdays 4:05-5:15pm in room 114
  • Min 6 | Max 20
  • Cost: $15
  • Sign-up here.

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