Enrichments – Before School

Before School Enrichments – Monday through Thursday from 8:15 – 9:00am

Spring Enrichments will run Monday, February 27th through Thursday, May 18th. 

McAuliffe is pleased to be offering a number of before school enrichments from 8:15-9:00am Monday through Thursday. All enrichments are free of charge but parents/guardians MUST sign up their student prior to a student attending a class.  Attendance will not be taken in enrichments but enrollment is still required so that we may plan for appropriate staffing, space, and supplies. Students may choose to attend an enrichment every day they are offered (Monday – Thursday) or just sign-up for a specific day or class. Enrichment offerings will change every trimester. All students signed up for an enrichment will enter through the main doors on Holly St.

To sign-up your student for any of the enrichments below please click hereIf the Enrichment you are interested in is not available on the drop-down box, that Enrichment is FULL.

Questions regarding Enrichments please reach out to Sherry Beardshear at Sherry_Beardshear@dpsk12.org

Spring Enrichment Calendar

Spring Enrichment Descriptions

BBSA (Fridays) 

The BBSA (Black and Brown Student Alliance) club will meet on Fridays in room 103 with Ms. Moore. This before-school program helps instill positive attributes into brown and black students within the MIS community. Each week the group will meet to discuss topics such as self-esteem, culture, mental health, leadership,  etc…  BBSA exists to create a sense of belonging for students by creating a safe space for expression and social engagement within Black and Brown culture.

Brain Bowl and Trivia Games (Mondays & Wednesdays)

Brain Bowl is Knowledge Bowl but at the middle school level.  Come get your geek on with others who love academic trivia.  We will play other trivia games like Kahoot and there will be an opportunity for those interested to compete against other schools. Come and join Ms. Middleton for the fun.  Brain Bowl and Trivia Games will meet in room 106 on Wednesdays.

Chess Enrichment (Mondays & Wednesdays)

The McAuliffe Chess enrichment will be on Mondays and Wednesdays. Come join us to show off your mental acuity. Ms. Lohman will be leading the Chess Enrichment in room 106. The club is open to all grades and experience levels!

Creative Crafts (Mondays & Wednesdays)

Do you enjoy creating things? Are you an aspiring artist? Join Ms. Eckley’s Creative Crafts Enrichment on Mondays and Wednesdays in room 313. Artists will explore different mediums such as drawing mandalas, clay, card making, collage, weaving, and more! Come explore your creativity! 

Crochet & Knitting (Mondays & Wednesdays)

Do you want to know how to crochet or knit? Or do you already know how to crochet or knit and you want to start new projects? Come join us in room 203 with Mr. E on Monday mornings and explore the art of crocheting and knitting. In this enrichment, you can learn a new hobby, discover new patterns, and bring them to life! So bring your yarn, hooks, and needles, and come to crochet and knit with us!

D & D, Magic The Gathering, Pokemon & Yu-Gi-Yo (Mondays & Wednesdays)

Come to room 123 on Mondays and Wednesdays to adventure with friends, old and new, in McAuliffe’s D & D, Magic The Gathering, Pokemon & Yu-Gi-Yo enrichment! This enrichment will be hosted by Ms. Ganz. and Mr. Keeney. We welcome experienced players as well as beginners looking to learn!

Games, Games, Games! (Tuesdays and Thursdays)

Come join us for some fun on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the library.  Ms. Jenkins and Ms. Moore will be leading the fun with Uno, Jenga, Catan, and more!

March Madness (Tuesdays & Thursdays)

Do you like basketball? Join Mr. Egloff for your own McAuliffe March Madness. The club will meet in room 203. 

Math Team Enrichment (Tuesdays & Wednesdays)

The McAuliffe Math Team is open to all students who would like to put in the effort of additional work to improve their math skills. Over the course of the school year, we typically compete in Math Olympiad, Math League, Mathletics, AMC, and MathCounts. Ms. Clark will run the team on Tuesdays and Wednesdays in rm 114. Note: Math Team is for students that enjoy math and want to further their skills to compete at an excelled level.

McAuliffe Classic Sports Intramurals (Mondays & Wednesdays)

McAuliffe is excited to offer the next round of our MIS intramural league.  Over the 11 weeks, students will compete for fun in 3 classic sports: Flag Football, Basketball, and Soccer. All skill levels are welcome. We ask that you sign up for BOTH days. Come out and join Mr. Kemp and Mr. Chapman on Mondays/Wednesdays. Meet in the north gym 

McAuliffe Non-traditional Games and Sports (Tuesdays & Thursdays) 

McAuliffe is excited to offer some non-traditional games and sports. Come out and participate in different games such as Kan Jam, Ultimate Frisbee, Disk Golf, and Capture the flag. All skill levels are welcome.  Come out and join Ms. Sievert and Ms. V on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Meet in the north gym    

McAuliffe Step Team (Tuesdays and Thursdays)

Let’s get to STEPPIN’! Come join Ms. Moore in reviving the McAuliffe step team. Allow the rhythm to flow and take control! Be creative and most importantly HAVE FUN. We will meet in room 223.

Ping Pong (Mondays & Wednesdays)

Who doesn’t like ping pong? Join Ms. Llorente to play ping pong in room B12 on Mondays and Wednesdays. 

Shakespeare Club (Mondays & Wednesdays)

Are you interested in participating in the Shakespeare festival in the spring? Join Ms. Johnson in the auditorium to get ready! 

Stock Market Club (Tuesdays & Thursdays)

Do you want to know how the Stock Market works? This enrichment will teach you how to invest your money and financial literacy. Come join Ms. Walker in room 106 on Tuesdays and Thursdays and learn how to make some money!

Stop Motion Animation (Mondays & Wednesdays)

Club members will write, plan and shoot a stop-motion animation movie.  Club members will make characters (clay, objects, drawings, lego, blocks, toys)…anything you want to animate, and create a set for the filming of the movie. Come join Mr.Verner in room B11 and make a movie. 

Thespians Club (Tuesdays & Thursdays)

THIS CLUB IS OPEN TO RETURNING MEMBERS ONLY. If you love all things drama & theatre, then this is the club for you. We will work on all aspects of performance and production during our meetings. There is an option for students to join the International Thespians Troupe 10626 by acquiring points and attend the state Thespian Convention. Join Ms. Ganz & Ms. Saxon on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the auditorium.

Yoga and Wellness Committee (Tuesdays)

Yoga & Wellness Committee is a continuation of Yoga and Mindfulness from the first trimester. This class will continue to focus on teaching students skills that they can use to reduce stress in their lives, and they will work with a community partner to help bring wellness into the school and community. This class can be used as an effective goal for identified gifted and talented students on their ALP. Yoga & Wellness Committee will meet in B12 on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Yoga and Mindfulness (Thursdays)

Yoga & mindfulness for middle schoolers with Ms. Middleton! This class will focus on teaching students skills that they can use to reduce stress in their lives, promote positive body image, increase strength and flexibility, and a sense of community. Each class will include a series of yoga poses, breathing exercises, meditation practices, and community building. This class can be used as an effective goal for identified gifted and talented students on their ALP. Yoga & Mindfulness will meet in B12 on Thursdays.