Clubs – After School

After School Clubs – Monday through Thursday from 4:15-5:15 pm 

McAuliffe is pleased to be offering a number of after school clubs from 4:15-5:15 pm Monday through Thursday. Some McAuliffe clubs will be school sponsored and led by McAuliffe staff. For a McAuliffe sponsored club sign up will be through the link provided and payments will be made to MIS via the main office. Other clubs will be offered by trusted partner organizations and will run during our fall, winter, and spring after school programming. In a community partnered class, 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. Please note that scholarship spots for community partnered classes are extremely limited. Questions regarding clubs please reach out to Sherry Beardshear at

Anime Club (McAuliffe Sponsored) FULL

Are you an Otaku or Weeaboo (do you love Anime and Manga)? Then this club is for you! Join fellow Weeaboos to talk all things Anime & Manga. Each week we’ll talk about our favorite shows, episodes and characters. It will also give you a chance to meet other Sun Devils who share your love of Anime and Manga! This club will be held on Tuesdays starting Oct. 5th in room 114 from 4:15-5:15 pm. 

McAuliffe Players Club (McAuliffe Sponsored)

Come be a part of the McAuliffe Players!  If you are full of energy, love to be silly, and have a grand ole’ time, come hang out with Mr. Collett & Miss Kassay for a grab bag of activities!  Activities will include: Lip Sync Battles, Improv games, Dancing, performances, and other fun activities! The club will be held every other Thursday starting Oct. 7th from 4:15-5:15 pm in room 123. 

Mindfulness Club (Community Partner)

Creating a safe space for you to come set down your backpack and have some time to simply be.  We practice breathing techniques, mindfulness activities, and uplifting content to support you in finding calm in the classroom, at home, with friends.  Find focus for studying, sports and performances, anxiety-relieving techniques test taking, and calm to navigate this time in middle school and in life.

Ping Pong Club (McAuliffe Sponsored) FULL – Please email Mr. Pulgarin to be put on the waitlist –

Come and join us for some casual ping pong afterschool! If you have a love for table tennis but don’t have anyone to play with, come join Alexander Reed and Sr. Pulgarin for some exhilarating table tennis fun! We will just be playing for fun and all levels are welcome. This club will be held every Tuesday and Thursday from 4:15 to 5:15 in room B12. You can sign up for either Tuesday or Thursday but not both. Please know that the club is limited to 30 students on each day. 

Rainbow Alliance Club (McAuliffe Sponsored)

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. The club will be held every other Monday starting Oct. 4th.

Running Club (McAuliffe Sponsored)

The goal of Running Club is to run at least 100 miles (or further!) before the end of the school year. Runners who hit the 100 (or 200, 300 or 400) milestone will receive a cool t-shirt! Running Club will meet every Wednesday at 4:20pm beginning November 3rd and members must attend at least one session per month. Club members can also include any miles run outside of the Running Club towards their 100 mile goal (honor system!). This is a co-ed club open to all grades, with or without running experience. To register for Running Club, complete this Google form by Friday, October 29th.

Square State Skateboarding Club (Community Partner)

Square State Skateboarding Club is a curriculum based skateboarding club that focuses on everything from fundamentals to more advanced skills on skateboards. We provide all the equipment needed and work with participants of all skills abilities. Our skilled staff provide hands on instruction with a focus on safety and growth both on and off a skateboard!

Talk to the Camera- Stop Motion Animation (Community Partner)

Talk to the Camera STEAM-based after-school classes boost self-confidence through filmmaking & video creation. Students become the director, animator and editor of their own stop motion animation film! This course involves creating a story, building a set, filming a movie and editing it all together. *Requirements: students are expected to bring a tablet, iPad, or smartphone for video recording.

McAuliffe Youth Finance Club (McAuliffe Staff & Alumni Sponsored) 

Are you wanting to learn some basic financial advice that will help you save your money for fun things and spend it in efficient ways? Are you wanting to learn how to get a job to earn money? Then Finance and Fun Club is for you! We will be meeting for 45 minute to 1 hour class sessions on November 2nd, 9th, and 16th. (First 3 Tuesdays of November) from 4:15-5:15 PM in room 111. There is no fee required to join this class. This club is limited to 15 students.

YouthBiz Shark Tank (Community Partner)

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 class 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,  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! 

Photography (Community Partner) CANCELLED

Shoot from the side, shoot up high, shoot down low, take a photo of your toes! In this class students will develop basic photography skills by doing fun, hands-on photography activities such as “story time” and “scavenger hunt.”  The class will culminate in a gallery showing of some of the best photographs taken.  Prerequisites for the class: a device that takes digital pictures (smartphone cameras, point-and-shoot, or DSLR) & a cord to connect to the instructor’s computer for editing.