Clubs

McAuliffe has a number of academic-oriented teams and clubs run by teachers and parent volunteers. These teams require an ongoing time commitment and may involve competitions and a small fee to help cover expenses. Some teams may require an interview process. Some of these teams and clubs take place before school, some during school, and some after school.

Clubs Schedule*

MON TUES WED THURS FRI
NaNoWriMo
9:25-9:45am
Library
Math Team
7:00-7:50am
Library
Coding Club
7:00-7:50am
Room 120
Math Team
7:00-7:50am
Room 114
La Raza
9:25-9:45am
Room 202
(Red days only)
Mindfulness
Mondays & Yoga Club
4:15-5:30pm
Room B12
6th Gr. Night of the Notables
9:25-9:45am
Library
Good Readers
Book Club
9:25-9:45am
Library
Semantics
9:25-9:45am
Library
8th Grade
Object Study
9:25-9:45am
Library
VEX Robotics
4:00-5:00pm
Room 310
7th Gr. Indep. Study 11:55-12:30
Room 300
VEX Robotics
4:00-5:00pm
Room 310
100 Mile Club
4:10-5:00pm
Meet at
basketball courts
LAB
4:00-5:00pm
Library
NHD
 4:00-5:00pm
Library
Chess Club
4:05-5:00pm
Room 205
Coding Club
4:00-5:00pm
Room 120
 Destination Imagination
4:00-6:00pm
Room 113
McAuliffe Sings 4:05-5:05pm Room B11 Destination Imagination
4:00-6:00pm
Room 113
Creative Erratum
4:15-5:00pm
Room 300
Tribal Cyphers 4:00-5:30pm Room 113  Bakers Dozen 4:05-5:30pm Room 121 World Affairs
4:05-5:30pm
Library
 

 

La Raza Tutoring
4:00-5:00pm
Room 205
Shakespeare Club
4:00-5:15pm
Room 223 

For information about our After-School Enrichments program, go here. For information about our GT program with special enrichments only for GT-identified students, go here.


New Club – McAuliffe SINGS

Have you seen the TV show called “Glee”? It focuses on a high school class of student singers who arrange fun pieces to sing together.  We are starting our very own singing club here at McAuliffe.  We will meet Mondays after school from 4:05-5:05pm beginning March 13th in Studio B (Room B11) and have fun singing and creating music together.  Anyone who is interested in learning more about singing is welcome to join us. The cost is $25. Please see Mrs. Pittman in the main office for a scholarship if needed.  To sign up please click here. Questions regarding the club please contact Melinda_Loughhead@dpsk12.org.

New Club – Tribal Cyphers coming to McAuliffe!

McAuliffe is honored to have Micheal Ill Seven Acuna starting his Tribal Cypher’s Club on Mondays from 4:00-5:30 pm in room 113.  The club runs from March 6th – April 24th (7 weeks.) The cost is $25. Please see Mrs. Pittman in the main office for a scholarship if needed.  To sign up please click here. Questions regarding the club please contact Sherry_Beardshear@dpsk12.org.

Baker’s Dozen Cooking Club 

Have you always wanted to learn to bake or perfect your baking skills while satisfying that sweet tooth? Baker’s Dozen cooking club will teach a variety of techniques and culinary skills. The club will start Feb. 15th and is being run by Crystal Elliott, McAuliffe parent and pastry chef. Yummy!

  • Wednesdays beginning Feb. 15th NO CLASS ON MARCH 8TH
  • 4:05-5:30pm in room 121
  • Max of 25 chefs
  • The cost of the club is $50, this includes a $25 club fee and $25 material fee.
  • Sign up here.

Shakespeare Club

Huge thanks to McAuliffe parent Michael Kleinberg who has volunteered to run the Shakespeare Club! The club will now meet on Thursdays (not Wednesdays) from 4:05-5:15pm in room 223 beginning Feb. 16th.  As Michael has agreed to volunteer his time, the cost of the club will be the $25 club fee. Scholarships are available if needed, please see Ms. Pittman in the main office.  This year’s play is Henry V. Actors will work in small groups to perform a 2-6 minute piece from the play at the Festival on Friday, April 28th.

  • Dates:  February 16 – April 28 (10 weeks plus Festival Friday, April 28th) NO CLASS ON MARCH 30TH
  • Thursdays from 4:05-5:15pm in room 223
  • Min 15 | Max 30
  • Cost:  $25
  • Sign up here.

8th Graders: National History Day Club

The National History Day club will be offered to 8th graders this year who are interested in putting together a National History Day project and competing at the regional competition! The club will meet on Mondays from 4:00-5:00 in the library. We are fortunate to have Barbara Allen as the club’s facilitator this year.  Mrs. Allen is a retired teacher from Denver School of the Arts who has been using NHD in her classroom since 1989.  She has been to nationals several times with her students and will be a great resource! For additionally questions please contact Mr. Foster at Steven_Foster@dpsk12.org.

Coding Club

Coding Club is a new club that meets every Wednesday morning before school from 7:00-7:50am and every Thursday after school from 4:00-5:00 in room 120. The club will give you a chance to learn to code in java and html. You can join any time, and all skill levels are accepted. We will be doing small group, individual competitions and challenges as you learn to code. Please email Ms. Shea at Katherine_Shea@dpsk12.org for questions or just show up on Thursdays.

Math Team

At McAuliffe International School, we have a strong tradition of excellence in math and have once again set high goals for our performance this year! The McAuliffe Math Team will start in early September (typically running through mid-March) and is open to all students who would like to put in the effort of additional work and regularly take part in the early morning practice sessions and occasional school-day and weekend competitions. Being involved in Math Team requires twice-a-week 7:00am practices and additional homework. Most weeks we’ll have either a real or simulated competition one day, and the other day we will review the team performance and explore concepts we don’t yet know. Over the course of the school year, we typically compete in Math Olympiad, Math League, Mathletics, AMC, and MathCounts. Math Team is treated like a sport, so there is a participation fee just as there is for participating on an athletic team.

Starting this year, 8th grade Honors math teacher Shannon Wood R is psyched to step up as the Math Team Coach. She welcomes help from any parents who want to be part of the excitement! (The McAuliffe Math Team was founded and led for the past 4 successful years by parent Graham Ray. Thanks, Graham!) Coach Wood R has created a new website and a google calendar for Math Team families. Please visit www.McAuliffeMath.org or email Shannon_WoodRothenberg@dpsk12.org for more information!

Math team practices most Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:00am in library. $30 annual team fee includes Math Team t-shirt and all competition costs!

VEX Robotics Club

McAuliffe enjoyed great success last year with two FIRST Lego League teams, including a prize in robot design/programming! This year, McAuliffe engineering teacher Matt Schwieterman is running a VEX Robotics Club, with an informational meeting on Monday, September 12th from 4:00-4:30 in room 310 during which we will  discuss the new season and go over team rules and expectations. The robotics team is open to all McAuliffe sixth and seventh graders.

We will start our regular meetings on Wednesday 9/14, and the club will meet twice a week on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:00-5:00pm in room 310. Any questions, please contact Mr. Schwieterman, matthew_schwieterman@dpsk12.org.

Yoga Club (Combining with Mindfulness Mondays)

The aim of the Yoga Club is to help students develop strategies to cope with challenges and changes happening within and around them. We’ll begin each gathering with a mindful walk-and-talk in the neighborhood, then settle into McAuliffe’s new fitness room where we’ll practice yoga. Occasionally, we’ll swap yoga for cooking and make simple, healthy snacks and meals.

Yoga club meets once a week from 4:15-5:30pm resuming January 30th in room B12 on Mondays.There is a $25 club fee. Scholarship opportunities are available.

Chess Club

The McAuliffe Chess Team is resuming February 1st and will meet every Wednesday from 4:05-5:00pm. Come join us to show off your mental acuity. Ms. Madsen will be leading the Chess Club in room 205. The club is open to all grades and experience levels! The cost is $25. Please see Mrs. Pittman in the main office for a scholarship if needed. For questions, please email Ms. Madsen at Carlene_wickens-madsen@dpsk12.org.

Good Readers Book Club

Come and share your love of books with others who love books as much as you do. We will read, do book talks and in November those who are up to the challenge will write their own novel. We will meet every other Wednesday in the library during advisory from 9:20-9:45.

NaNoWriMo (Writing Club)

If you are a poet, song writer, novel, short story or fan fiction writer come to writing club starting Monday, October 10th during advisory in the library every other week. Learn about an upcoming writing contest and NaNoWriMo. Hope to see you there!

Philosophy Club  (starts April 2017) – CANCELLEDMcAuliffePhilosophyClub

The McAuliffe Philosophy Club began last year as a new after-school club, intended as a way for students to discuss and learn more about life’s big questions. Our one-hour, once-a-week, club will provide us with a way to engage one another and learn a little bit more about intellectual history, well-known philosophers, and the questions that have always intrigued humanity. Topics will include logic, epistemology, ethics, and many more fascinating areas of thought. (Note: This club will serve as a great foundation for students interested in pursuing Speech and Debate at the high school level. It will also be truckloads of fun.) Mondays, starting April 3, 2017, from 4:10 – 5:00. More info to come…

Mindfulness Mondays Club (Combining with Yoga Club)

Middle school can be a very challenging time for students. There are so many moving parts, expectations, body changes, social challenges, academic pressures – and that is before they watch the news or go on social media. Kids can understandably become overwhelmed. Many schools have found a dramatically noticeable shift by integrating mindful meditation into the school day and report it has decreased bullying and stress and improved grades, focus and performance. View this 3 minute video. McAuliffe has integrated Mindfulness in some of the classrooms. If your student would like even more mindfulness, we offer our Mindfulness Mondays Club. Meetings will be from 4:00-4:30 on Mondays in room B12 resuming January 30th with parents Liz Rutledge and Christina Sevilla. Cost: $0 Benefits: Priceless.

Destination Imagination

Destination Imagination is a competitive team that runs from fall through spring. This team is organized by our GT Coordinator Becky Middleton but is led by parent volunteers. We currently have 3 DI teams, contact Ms. Middleton at becky_middleton@dpsk12.org if your child is interested.

World Affairs Challenge

This spring, McAuliffe International School will be participating in the World Affairs Challenge! The World Affairs Challenge (WAC) is a program through which “students move from awareness to action while developing skills in collaboration, communication, cognitive complexity, and problem-solving.” It’s the perfect opportunity for Sun Devils to explore what it means to be a globally-minded IB learner! We will be inquiring into this year’s theme—Smart Cities—through reading short pieces, watching videos, having discussions, and developing a formal presentation. Starting in February, we will meet for 8 weeks after school on Thursdays, from 4:05-5:15, in order to prepare for the competition that will be held at Regis University on a Saturday in April. The cost to participate is $60. Scholarships are available. We need a minimum of 6 students to participate but will limit the group to 8. For more information on WAC, go to http://www. worldaffairschallenge.org. To register, contact Stephanie Gronholz (8th grade Language & Literature teacher and IB coordinator) at Stephanie_gronholz@dpsk12.org.

January 12 – March 4
Thursdays, 4:05-5:30pm
Location: Library
Competition March 4, Regis University (all day)
Cost: $60

National Geographic Bee (Concluded for 2016-17)

Geography Club will meet every other Tuesday in the library during advisory from 9:20-9:45. We will prepare for the National Geographic Bee where, in January, the top 10 participants will compete for a chance to represent McAuliffe International School at the state National Geographic Bee.

LAB (Library Advisory Board)

Do you love books and reading? Do you want to volunteer in the library? Do you want to create games and events, all with a literary theme? Then you should join LAB! The Library Advisory Board is a group of students who love books and reading and characters and stories. They help review and choose books for the library, and they plan events for the whole school that promote a culture of reading. LAB meets every Friday with Ms. DelPo from 4:00 to 5:00. We do book talks, chat about the latest book news, and plan events – and generally geek out! To be on LAB, you must fill out an application and turn it in to Ms. DelPo. Unfortunately, she cannot take everyone who applies. Ms. DelPo will post the application on Edmodo after September 15. All students who apply must first join the library Edmodo group.

Creative Erratum Literary Journal Club

Calling all writers and artists! Come be a part of the Creative Erratum Literary Journal and show off your talents and passions for writing and art. The club meets Thursdays, from 4:15-5:00pm in the Literary Lounge — room 300. The first meeting will be October 20th. During meetings, we spend time selecting student-created submissions for publication, performing basic editing tasks and designing the look for our journal. Our creative efforts and hard work will lead to a published literary journal that will be shared with our community. The journal is 100% written and staffed by McAuliffe International students, and open to all grades. The cost is $25 per member (standard McAuliffe club fee). For questions, please email Language and Literature teacher Maggie Flynn at margaret_flynn@dpsk12.org or Visual Arts teacher Cris Cardenas at cristina_cardenas@dpsk12.org.

Semantics

This is a year-round competitive spelling club. Open to all students who are dedicated to participating regularly and competing. Semantics will meet Thursdays during Reading Zone from 9:25-9:45 in the library. Students are to check in with their teacher and grab breakfast before coming to the library.

McAuliffe 100 Mile Club

Do you enjoy running but sometimes lack the motivation to go out on your own? The McAuliffe 100 Mile Club is the solution for you! Every week the 100 Mile Club will meet and go for a walk/run. Teachers and students will sign in every session to record their mileage for that day as well as any other miles they recorded throughout the week (Runners Honors). Applications that work well for tracking mileage are: Map My Run and Strava. Participants that log 100 miles throughout the course of the year will be given a McAuliffe 100 Mile T-shirt. Running club miles must be specifically for running club, you cannot wear a Fitbit to soccer, cross-country or tennis and record those miles- sorry! Participants are encouraged to join our “Remind” Group which will be how running club announcements are shared throughout the year. To receive notifications via text or email see instructions below. Remind notifications will be sent out Sunday nights informing runners of the date we will meet and the distance that we will be running/walking. Learn more about remind here. Questions? Contact Ms. Linsey Olesiak at Linsey_olesiak@dpsk12.org.

Our popular 100 Mile Running Club begins Thursday September 15th! Every week the 100 Mile Club will meet and go for a run near the school. Teachers and students will sign in every session to record their mileage for that day as well as any other miles they recorded throughout the week (Runners Honors). Applications that work well for tracking mileage are: Map My Run and Strava. Participants that log 100 miles throughout the course of the year will be given a McAuliffe 100 Mile T-shirt. Running club miles must be specifically for running club, you cannot wear a Fitbit to soccer, cross-country or tennis and record those miles- sorry! Participants are encouraged to join our “Remind” Group which will be how running club announcements are shared throughout the year. To receive notifications via text or email see instructions below. Remind notifications will be sent out Sunday nights informing runners of the date we will meet and the distance that we will be running/walking. Questions? Contact Ms. Linsey Olesiak at Linsey_olesiak@dpsk12.org.

  • To join the Remind Group via text:
    Text this number: 81010
    Text this message: @movemcauli
  • To join the Remind Group via email:
    Email: movemcauli@remind.com
    Subject: (you can leave this blank)

La Raza Club

La Raza Club is a student club geared towards Hispanic and Latino students. Our goal is to help students connect with their heritage and culture by introducing them to peers and community leaders with similar backgrounds. We will meet on red day Fridays during advisory (9:25-9:45 am) in room 202 (Ms. Gonzales’ classroom). Students who are interested in attending the club should see Ms. Gonzales for a permission slip. Once a student’s permission slip is signed and returned, your student will receive a permanent pass to use to attend the meetings.

La Raza Club es un club de estudiantes dirigido a los estudiantes hispanos y latinos. Nuestro objetivo es ayudar a los estudiantes a conectarse con su herencia y la cultura mediante la introducción a sus compañeros y líderes de la comunidad con antecedentes similares . Nos reuniremos el viernes día rojos durante consultivo (9: 25-9 : 45am ) en la clase 202 (la clase de la Señorita Gonzáles ) . Los estudiantes que estén interesados ​​en asistir al club deben ver a la Señorita Gonzáles para una hoja de permiso . Una vez de permiso de un estudiante está firmado y devuelto , el estudiante recibirá un pase permanente a utilizar para asistir a las reuniones .

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