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 4:10-5:10pm 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 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 canceled, 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) 

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 Wednesdays in room 104 from 4:10-5:10pm. 

Fizz, Glow and Heat it Up

Explore your favorite chemical element and learn about the nature of exothermic and endothermic reactions. Create your own battery. Work with your teammates to conduct labs, collect data, and cool reactions. We will immerse ourselves in things that glow, fizz, and otherwise react and experience some fun Chemistry. Students will help shape the direction of this club.

McAuliffe Running Club

The goal of Running Club is to run 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! Runners will also receive other prizes & incentives on their way to their goal.

Running Club will meet every Wednesday from 4:15-5:00pm beginning November 9th. Club members can also include any miles run outside of the Running Club towards their goal (honor system!). This is a co-ed club open to all grades, with or without running experience. Any questions about Running Club, please email Laura Thompson at

Sketchbook Making and Practice (Community Partner)

Students will learn Coptic book binding methods to create their very own sketchbooks and fill them with creativity in this club! We will practice a variety of drawing techniques as we fill our pages, go through creative prompts, and learn about the many ways to incorporate sketchbooks into your artistic practice.

Speedingcube Club (McAuliffe Sponsored)

Are you a speedcuber or just want to learn how to solve a Rubik’s cube? This club is for you! Come join Ms. Poole and your fellow cubers to learn, build on your current knowledge, teach others, and try new cubes with your friends. The club will meet every other Wednesday in room 309 from 4:10-5:00pm.

Sticky Fingers Cooking (Community Partner) ‘COOL’inary Cooking Club

Our professional chef instructors guide kid chefs by providing safe, entertaining, hands-on learning throughout the class, but it’s the kid chefs who do the prepping and cooking! Our class sessions are a BLAST for all ages! When kids get to touch the ingredients and have a hand in creating their food, they’re much more willing to try new foods. We provide all of the tools, ingredients and instruction needed to cook up a delicious, healthy and hearty after-school snack each week.

Stop Motion Plus (Community Partner)

Students get a more in-depth education on becoming 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. Students learn the basics of special effects. *Requirements: students are expected to bring their own tablet, iPad, or smartphone with Stop Motion Studio downloaded.

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?  Ever wanted to start making money NOW? 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, how to compose a successful business team, 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!