McAuliffe has a number of academic-oriented teams and clubs run by teachers and parent volunteers. Most clubs meet once a week and require an ongoing time commitment and may involve competitions and a small fee (usually a $25 activities fee) to help cover expenses. Some clubs can require an interview process. Teams or clubs take place before school, during advisory, or after school.  If a students wants to join a club they simple need to show up to a meeting and pay the club fee (if applicable) to the Business Office.

Below is a tentative list of the clubs that will be offered at McAuliffe this fall. Please check back often as we will update this page as we receive additional information.

Clubs Schedule

Before School Clubs Math Team
Room 114
Math Team
Room 114
Zero Hour Club
Room 107
(Red days only)

Advisory Clubs

Geography Club
Room 115
Room 115
Room 115




Wellness Club
Room 101c


Lunchtime Clubs

6th Gr. Night of the Notables
Room 115
7th Gr. Indep. Study 12:35-1:30pm
Room 115
  8th Grade
Object Study
Room 115
8th Gr. LAB
7th Gr.  LAB
6th Gr. LAB

After School Clubs

Room 120
  Dungeons & Dragons
Room 122
Room 120
Creative Erratum
Room 203


 McAuliffe SINGS
Room 223
Room B12
 Chess Club
Room 205
Evening Clubs STEM Family Nights
Room 120

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

Chess Club – Begins Thursday, September 7th

Come join us to show off your mental acuity at Chess Club.  The club is open to all grades and experience levels! Ms. Madsen will be leading the Chess Club every Thursday from 4:00-5:00pm in room 205. The cost is $25.  For questions, please email Ms. Madsen at

Creative Erratum Literary Journal Club – Begins Thursday, November 2nd

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 4:00-5:00pm in room 203. 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 cost is $25 per member. For questions, please email Language and Literature teacher Maggie Flynn at or Visual Arts teacher Cris Cardenas at

Destination Imagination – Days/Times TBD

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. If your child is interested in participating, or if you are willing to volunteer as a DI coach, please contact Ms. Middleton at

Dungeons and Dragons – Begins Tuesday, September 19th

Calling all Dungeons & Dragon’s enthusiasts! Don’t know how to play? We will teach you! If you are Dungeon master or an adventurer please join us too. New to McAuliffe this year, the Dungeons & Dragon club will meet on Tuesdays from 4:00-5:15pm in room 122. Cost of the club is $25. Scholarships are available. Please sign up online here to join the fun.  Please email Julie Chen at with questions.

LAB (Library Advisory Board) – Begins the first week of October

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. We do book talks, chat about the latest book news, and plan fun events. To be on LAB, you must fill out an application.  For more information click here.
6th Grade LAB – Wednesdays during 6th grade lunch in the library.
7th Grade LAB – Tuesdays during 7th grade lunch in the library.
8th Grade LAB – Mondays during 8th grade lunch in the library.
All LAB members will meet in the morning on late start days prior to the start of school in the library. For more information contact Shae Patnoe at

Math Team  – Begins Thursday, September 7th

The McAuliffe Math Team 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. Over the course of the school year, we typically compete in Math Olympiad, Math League, Mathletics, AMC, and MathCounts.

Math team practices most Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7:00am in library. $50 annual team fee includes Math Team t-shirt and all competition costs. Please visit or email for more information.

McAuliffe Running Club – Begins September 14th

The McAuliffe Running Club kicks-off on Thursday, September 14th with the motto, “100 miles is just the beginning”.  Running may be the main purpose behind meeting weekly, but the club itself helps each participant recognize that with grit and perseverance goals are achievable. 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). For more information on the Running Club and to learn how to sign-up, click here.  Questions? Contact Ms. Linsey Olesiak at

McAuliffe SINGS – Begins Monday, September 11th

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.  This is our second year of our singing club here at McAuliffe.  We will meet Mondays after school from 4:00-5:00pm in room 223 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. To sign up please click here. Questions regarding the club please contact

Mindfulness Tuesdays Club – Begins Tuesday, September 12th

Middle school can be a very challenging time for students. 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. McAuliffe has integrated Mindfulness in some of the classrooms. If your student would like even more mindfulness, we are starting a Mindfulness Club. Meetings will be from 4:00-4:30pm on Tuesdays in room B12 with  parent Liz Rutledge. Cost: $0   Benefits: Priceless.

NaNoWriMo (Writing Club) – Begins Wednesday, September 20th

If you are a poet, song writer, novel, short story or fan fiction writer come to writing club during advisory in room 115 every Wednesday. Learn about an upcoming writing contest and NaNoWriMo. Hope to see you there! For more information contact Becky Middleton at

National Geographic Bee – Begins Tuesday, September 12th

Geography Club will meet Tuesdays in room 115 during advisory from 9:20-9:45am. 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. For more information contact Becky Middleton at

National History Day Club – Begins in late November

The National History Day club will be offered to 7th and 8th graders who are interested in putting together a National History Day project and competing at the regional competition! For additional questions please contact Mr. Foster at

Robotics Club – Begins Monday, August 28th

All students are welcome to join the VEX Robotics Club. We had 3 successful competition robots last year and hope to do the same this year.  Robotics club meets Mondays and Wednesday from 4:00-5:00pm in room 120. Please contact coach Schwieterman at if you have any questions.

STEM Family Nights – Begins Tuesday, September 12th

Throughout the school year, each 6th grade student will be introduced to a wide variety of technological resources that will provide many opportunities to expand their knowledge. The goal of S.T.E.M Family nights will be to give these students an opportunity to work with and possibly teach their parents/guardians how they are using these resources in the classroom as a way to increase communication and interaction between home and school. S.T.E.M Family nights will meet the second Tuesday of every month (9/12, 10/10, 11/14, and 12/12.) from 6:00-7:00pm in room 120.  Participants who attend all 4 sessions may be eligible to check out a school computer for home use for the duration of the school year. For questions please email Steve Guydo at

Semantics (Spelling Club) – Begins Thursday, September 7th

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 advisory from 9:20-9:45am in room 115. For more information contact Becky Middleton at

Shakespeare Club – Begins Spring, 2018

The Shakespeare Club is a dramatic club that prepares students for the annual DPS Shakespeare Festival. The date for the Shakespeare Festival this school year is Friday April 27th, 2018. The theme this year is Macbeth. For more information on the DPS Shakespeare Festival click here.

Wellness Club – Begins Wednesday, August 30th

The Wellness Club is open to all students and their parents/guardians with an interest in health & wellness! This is a partnership with Be Well, and our purpose it to make improvements at McAuliffe in regards to staff, student, and community health and wellness. The Wellness Club meets every other Wednesday in room 101c (Main Office conference room). Contact Kendra Collings at if you have any questions.

World Affairs Challenge – Begins in Spring, 2018

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! For more information on WAC contact Stephanie Gronholz at

Zero Hour Club – Begins August 25th

The Zero Hour Club is a place where students can enjoy some morning treats as they meet other students of different backgrounds, languages and heritages. Zero Hour Club will meet from 7:15-7:50am on Red days in room 107 beginning August 25th. Students should enter through the north doors. For more information contact Adriana Turkle at

6th Grade Night of the Notables- Begins Spring, 2018

Please see description and more information on the GT page. For more information contact Becky Middleton at

7th Grade Independent Study Project -Begins Spring, 2018

Please see description and more information on the GT page. For more information contact Becky Middleton at

8th Grade Object Study – Begins Friday, September 15th

Please see description and more information on the GT page. For more information contact Becky Middleton at

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