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.

Winter Enrichments

 Fashion Design and Sewing
4:05-5:30     Room 111
Minecraft Coding
4:05-5:30 Room 120
4:05-5:30 Room 103
Sticky Fingers
4:05-5:15 Room 121
Climbing 4:30-6:30
Make a Movie
4:05-5:30 Room 113


Übergrippen \uːbər-ɡrɪp-ən\ n. 1: The intense feeling of relief when finding a jug or good hand hold after a difficult crux. 2: An indoor climbing crag located in NE Denver. Join us for 7 week enrichment

Week 1: Introduction, Safety and Top Rope Belay
Week 2: Basic Technique, Buddy Checks & Belay Commands
Week 3: Footwork & Hold Types
Week 4: Testing, Footwork
Week 5: Movement Terminology & Flow
Week 6: Dynamic Movement
Week 7: Climbing Bingo, V-Point Competition

*Prerequisites to the McAuliffe Enrichment program requires either one session of The McAuliffe INTRO Club or previous climbing experience.  The McAuliffe Enrichment also does meet the requirements for students to then move onto a UG Team or Club after the program is over.

  • Winter Dates: 1/26/18 – 3/9/18 (7 weeks)
  • Fridays 4:30-6:30 pm at Ubergrippen Indoor Climbing Crag – NO TRANSPORTATION PROVIDED FROM SCHOOL
  • Min 6 | Max 12
  • Cost: $150 including rentals and instruction
  • Sign-up here.

Fashion Design/Sewing Class

Let your inner designer shine! Everyone is welcome to join no experience necessary! Students will begin with hand sewing and move on to using machines as their skills progress. Students will move at their own pace and will have the opportunity to choose their own projects developing self confidence as they go. Advanced students learn how to use patterns and “upcycle” clothes they bring from home. Lots of fun and creativity! All materials provided.

  • Fall Dates: 1/22/18 – 3/5/18 ( 5 weeks) No Class Jan. 29 OR Feb. 19
  • Mondays 4:05-5:30 pm in room 111
  • Min 5 | Max 15
  • Cost: $65 please ask for sibling discounts & scholarships. Paypal e-mail is jagh8@comcast.net
  • For more information and to register please contact instructor JoAnne Rizzi at  jagh8@comcast.net.  To pay please bring cash or check or paypal email: jagh8@comcast.net by the first class

Make a Movie

Calling all movie fanatics….. Make a movie offers an in-depth look at film-making. Students learn all the aspects of film-making various roles, from writing, directing, acting and set design. Every student contributes their talents and efforts to making a  group film that will bring out the best of Hollywood in every student.

  • Winter Dates: 1/25/18 – 3/8/18 (7 weeks)
  • Thursdays 4:15-5:30 pm in room 113
  • Min 5 | Max 20
  • Cost:  $160
  • For more information contact 720-600-4905 or info@talktothecamera.com
  • Register online here.

Minecraft Coding

We will learn basic coding syntax as we learn to customize Minecraft. All classes will be hands-on, 1 to 1 computers, and collaborating with classmates as each student learns and applies JavaScript code.

  • Winter Dates: 1/23/18 – 3/6/18 (7 weeks)
  • Tuesdays 4:00-5:00 pm in room 120
  • Min 6 | Max 15
  • Cost: $150
  • For more information contact 303-381-3741 or email CodeSpireInfo@gmail.com.
  • Register online here.

Sticky Fingers Cooking

Students will prepare and eat healthy, globally-inspired recipes all while learning to cook in a fun, engaging and real-world way! Our Chefs will reinforce kitchen skills associated with our weekly recipes and emphasize each area of cooking–terminology, ingredients and fun nutrition facts (even a few bad jokes!) We will practice measurements, use a wide array of cooking utensils all while preparing the freshest ingredients.  Full recipes will be created each class with our AWESOME master chef Sticky Fingers Cooking instructors.

Your kids can have a blast every week discovering how easy and fun it is to cook (and gobble-up!) tasty, healthy, American classics and globally-inspired Sticky Fingers Cooking recipes! Sticky Fingers Cooking offers young chefs the chance to explore exciting tastes (all seasonal and as local as possible!), master culinary skills (that they can put to use in family kitchens!) and nourish their bodies and minds. We provide all of the tools, ingredients and instruction needed to cook up a fun, delicious and healthy after-school snack each week. Our on-line recipe collection is included as well for future family cooking fun!

Sticky Fingers Cooking is 100% nut free. We CAN and WILL accommodate ANY and ALL food allergies

  • Winter Dates: 1/25/18 – 3/8/18 (7 weeks)
  • Thursdays 4:05-5:15 pm in room 121
  • Min 8 | Max 12
  • Cost: $122.50
  • Sign up here.

YouthBiz StartUp

Calling all future business owners!  YouthBiz Out of the Box takes students through the business startup process as they actually start their own businesses!  Students choose their own business partners, select their business idea, research manufacturing processes and business competition, manufacture 20, high quality products, calculate pricing, create a marketing campaign, and sell their products at a real life sales experience where they can take home all profits!  All materials and tools are provided through the program.  This class is fast-paced, extremely interactive, and super fun!  All experience levels welcome!

  • Winter Dates: 1/24/18 – 3/7/18 (7 weeks)
  • Wednesdays 4:05-5:30 pm in room 103
  • Min 6 | Max 20
  • Cost: $25 (Scholarships available)
  • Information available here.
  • Register online here.

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