McAuliffe offers 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 Teacher.
Fall Clubs Schedule
|Before School Clubs||Math Team
Business Office conference room
Business Office conference room
Business Office conference room
After School Clubs
| 7th / 8th Gr Robotics
| Dungeons & Dragons
|7th / 8th Gr Robotics
|6th Gr Robotics
|6th Gr Robotics
|Rainbow Alliance 4:05-4:50pm Room 315|
4:00-5:00pm Room 223
|6th Grade Nerd Herd (Book Club)
|French Club 4:05-5:15pm Room 215|
| 7th & 8th Grade Book Club
4:00-5:00pm Room 314 Every other Monday
Room 205 Every other Wednesday
|Intro to Speech & Debate
4:00-5:00pm Room 114
|Running Club 4:10-5:15pm Courtyard|
|Knitting Club 4:00-4:45pm Room 208 Every other Wednesday|
| Girls Club
4:15-5:15pm Room 121
6th Grade Nerd Herd (Book Club)
Do you really, really, really like books? Do you enjoy poring over pages of novels? WE DO! We will decide on books to read and then discuss them at our meetings. Fellow 6th graders join us after school and READ!!! We will meet on Tuesdays from 4:00 to 4:50pm in the school library beginning September 18th. Cost is $25. Checks must be made out to McAuliffe International School (scholarships available.) Please sign up online here. Space is limited. If you have any questions, please email Mrs Beardshear at email@example.com.
7th & 8th Grade Book Club
Come read with us and talk about great books every Monday at book club! The club is open to 7th and 8th grade students interested in reading and discussing social justice issues through books! The first three books we will read are: Ghost Boys, Amal Unbound, and Wishtree. Ms. Bergman will be leading Book Club every other Monday from 4:00-5:00pm in room 314 beginning September 10th. The cost is $25. Sign-up here. For questions, please email Ms. Bergman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ASL (American Sign Language) Club
Do you know American Sign Language or want to learn? The ASL club will help all students at McAuliffe learn the basics of signing, while enhancing our knowledge of the deaf culture. No experience is necessary. The club will meet every Tuesday, from 4:00-4:45pm in room 208. The cost is $25. Sign-up here. For questions, please email Ms. Baumert at Allison_Baumert@dpsk12.org.
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 other Wednesday from 4:00-5:00pm in room 205. The cost is $25. For questions, please email Ms. Madsen at Carlene_wickensemail@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dungeons and Dragons
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. The Dungeons & Dragon club will meet on Tuesdays from 4:05-5:15pm in room 115. Cost of the club is $25. Scholarships are available. Please sign up online here to join the fun. Please email Lucy Merr at email@example.com with questions.
Are you learning French? Are you interested in discovering French speaking cultures? Do you like movies, cooking, games, and art? If you answered “yes” to any of the above questions, then join the MIS French Club now! This cultural club will meet every Wednesday from 4:05-5:15pm in room 215 to discover French speaking cultures through movies, shows, cooking, games, and more (club will run to 5:45 PM on days when we are cooking). You do not need to speak or be learning French to join, it is open to anyone! The fee for this club is $35 ($25 for the club fee plus a $10 materials fee for cooking supplies.) Please sign-up online here or see Mr. Roholt or Mrs. Beardshear to sign up. Questions see or e-mail Mr. Roholt at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Middle school can present a lot of challenges to every student; academic, social, and growing pains. If you are a girl and would want to be part of a group where we talk about and conquer these changes in our lives, you might like this Girls Group. We will meet on Fridays to become a support team for each other and ourselves. We also will eat and prepare snacks as well as learn about the importance of self-care. The club will meet on Wednesdays every week from 4:15-5:15pm in Room 121 (near the small gym). The club fee is $25.00. If you are interested, please come to our first meeting on September 21st! If you have questions see Ms. Lucy or email her at email@example.com.
Intro to Speech/Debate Club – Begins November 12th
Let’s take the fear out of public speaking! This club is designed for students who wants to have fun, build their confidence, use their imagination, and explore the world of speaking and debating. You were born with a voice. Now, let’s have fun using it to express ideas and debate fun topics! The club will meet for 5 Mondays from 4:00 to 5:00pm in room 114 in November & December: November 12th & 26th, December 3rd, 10th, & 17th. Please sign-up online here or see Ms. Wood-R. to join the fun. This no cost club will be led by McAuliffe alum and current GW students Paola Kwan, Julie Huynh, and Amy Chang.
Yes, I like to knit, and No, I am not old! Please join us for a fun afternoon of knitting every other Wednesday from 4:00-4:45pm in room 208. No previous experience necessary. Cost is $25. For more information contact Malgorzata Clarke at MALGORZATA_CLARKE@dpsk12.org.
LAB (Library Advisory Board)
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. LAB will meet on Thursdays from 4:05-5:30pm. Applications will be out in September. For more information contact Shae Patnoe at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 room 114. $50 annual team fee includes Math Team t-shirt and all competition costs. Please visit www.McAuliffeMath.org for more information or click here to register.
McAuliffe Running Club
The McAuliffe Running Club kicks-off on Wednesday, October 17th. The goal of Running Club is to run at least 100 miles before the end of the school year. But if you want to run 200, 300, or 400, this club is for you, too! In addition to getting in your mileage, you’ll learn tips to improve your running pace and stamina – and discover ways to mix up your running workouts to keep them fun and interesting!
This is a co-ed club open to all grades, with or without running experience. For more information on the McAuliffe Running Club click here. To register for Running Club, complete this Google form by Friday, October 12th. Cost is $25. Please see Ms. Krah to request a scholarship.
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. Questions regarding the club please contact Melinda_Loughhead@dpsk12.org.
Mindfulness Tuesdays Club
Middle school can be a very challenging time for students. Many schools have found a 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 4:00-4:45pm on Tuesdays in room B12 with Mindfulness instructors Liz Rutledge and Christina Sevilla. Cost: $0 Benefits: Priceless.
NaNoWriMo (Writing Club)
If you are a poet, song writer, novel, short story or fan fiction writer come to writing club during advisory in the Business Office conference room every Wednesday during Advisory through December. Learn about an upcoming writing contest and NaNoWriMo. For more information contact Becky Middleton at email@example.com.
National Geographic Bee
Geography Club will meet Tuesdays in the Business Office conference room 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
National History Day Club – Begins in January, 2019
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! Cost for NHD club is $25. For additional questions please contact Laura Leonard at email@example.com.
Rainbow Alliance Club
Rainbow Alliance is a student club that provides for the concerns and interests of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender students and friends. Students can socialize in a supportive community of peers who either identify within the LGBTQIA+ or are supporters of this community. It will be held on Thursdays from 4:00-4:50pm in room 315 and every other Friday during all lunches in room 308. Cost is $25, which includes a t-shirt and snacks. For additional information contact Sherri Kochinka at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursdays from 4:00 – 4:50pm after school in room 315; first meeting on Thursday, September 6th
Every other Friday during your lunch in room 308 from 11:15 – 1:10; lunch meetings begin Friday, September 7th
9/7, 9/21, 10/5, 11/2, 11/16, 11/30, 12/14, 1/11, 1/25, 2/8, 2/22, 3/8, 3/22
6th Grade Robotics Club
Come grow your coding and problem solving skills in 6th Grade Robotics Club. We will be using Sphero Robots to solve coding challenges, and program successful navigation of obstacle courses. Space is limited, and applications will be available on Schoology at the end of August. 6th Grade Robotics club meets Mondays and Wednesday from 4:00-5:00pm in room 216. Cost is $25. Please contact Jessica McCann at email@example.com if you have any questions.
7th & 8th Grade Robotics Club
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. Cost is $25. Please contact coach Schwieterman at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Semantics (Spelling Club)
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 the Business Office conference room. For more information contact Becky Middleton at email@example.com.
Shakespeare Club – Begins January, 2019
Come and join other thespians in preparing for DPS 35th Annual Shakespeare Festival. The Shakespeare Festival is a joyful, rigorous, and fun exploration of the bard, acting, and Denver’s rich culture of collaboration and community. Actors will work in small groups to perform a 2-6 minute piece from the play at the Festival on Friday, April 26th. For additional information contact Ms. Al at HANAN_AL-NAQEEB@dpsk12.org.
World Affairs Challenge – Begins Spring, 2019
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 Abby Vining at Abigail_vining@dpsk12.org.