Enrichments – Before School

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

 Spring Enrichments will run Monday, February 26th through Thursday, May 9th.

McAuliffe is pleased to be offering a number of before-school enrichments from 8:15-9:00 am 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 each semester. 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 here. If the Enrichment you are interested in is not available on the drop-down menu, the Enrichment is FULL.

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

Spring Enrichment Calendar

Spring Enrichment Descriptions

Brain Bowl (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 will meet in room 108

Chess  (Mondays & Wednesdays)

The McAuliffe Chess enrichment will be on Mondays and Wednesdays. Come join us to show off your mental acuity. Senora Barajas will be leading the Chess Enrichment in room 120. The club is open to all grades and experience levels!

Creative Crafts/McAuliffe Makers Market (Tuesdays & Thursdays)

Do you like the idea of making crafts and learning the business side behind a craft fair? Join Ms.Eckley in creating the first annual Makers Market coming to McAullife this May! Students will still make the same fun crafts as Creative Crafts, but have the opportunity to set up the market in this enrichment! This enrichment will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays in room 313.

Crochet & Knitting (Tuesdays & Thursdays)

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 Tuesdays and Thursdays 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 Enrichment (Tuesdays & Thursdays)

Come to room B10 on Tuesdays and Thursdays to adventure with friends, old and new, in McAuliffe’s Dungeon and Dragons enrichment! This enrichment will be hosted by Mr. Verner. We welcome experienced players as well as beginners looking to learn!

Games, Games, Games! (Tuesdays & Thursdays)

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

Magic The Gathering & Pokemon Club (Mondays & Wednesdays) 

Do you play or want to learn how to play Magic the Gathering or Pokemon? Come out and get a game going.  Bring your decks or collections if you would like or we will have cards that we can use to build decks.  No experience, cards or knowledge of the game is necessary.  Feel free to come out and learn, teach or just play this awesome game.  Limited, constructed or commander formats are all welcome. Come out and join Mr. Keeney in room 111 on Mondays & Wednesdays.

Math Team (Tuesdays & Thursdays)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. Boone will run the team on Tuesdays and Thursdays in rm 113. Note: Math Team is for students that enjoy math and want to further their skills to compete at an excelled level.

McAuliffe Intramurals (Monday & Wednesdays or Tuesdays & Thursdays)

McAuliffe is excited to continue our MIS intramural league this year.  Over the 10 weeks students will compete for fun in 3 classic sports: Volleyball, Floor Hockey, Speedball, and Basketball. All skill levels are welcome. We ask that you sign up for BOTH days (i.e. Mondays/Wednesday or Tuesdays/Thursdays). Come out and join Mr. Kemp & Mr. Chapman on Mondays/Wednesdays and Ms. Sievert & Ms. Chaves on Tuesdays/Thursdays. Meet in the north gym for McAuliffe Intramurals. 

McAuliffe Step Team (Tuesdays & Thursdays)

Let’s get to STEPPIN’! We’re back again, please come join Ms. Moore in reviving the McAuilffe step team. Allow the rhythm to flow and take control! Be creative and most importantly HAVE FUN. We will meet every Tuesdays and Thursdays in room 223 from 8:15-9:00.

Pickleball Club (Mondays & Wednesdays)

Come try out the fastest growing sport in America, Pickleball! Monday & Wednesday mornings Pickleball club will be meeting with Mr. Kempf in the South Gym from 8:15-9:00. Pickleball is a fun and accessible sport for anyone wanting to try something new!

Ping Pong (Tuesdays & Thursdays)

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

Shakespeare Club (Mondays & Wednesdays)

“Come, sit down, every mother’s son, and rehearse your parts!” – A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Students will attend the 40th annual DPS Shakespeare festival on Friday April 26th during the school day. Morning enrichment time will be used to select and rehearse Shakespearean sonnets, monologues, and/or scenes to perform at the festival. It is preferred that students who enroll have participated in drama club this year and/or have previous theater experience. All participants are expected to attend and perform at the DPS Shakespeare festival. As each morning enrichment session serves as a rehearsal, attendance is of the utmost importance! We will also have guest artists from the Denver Center stop in to help us prepare for the final performances. Space is limited, so please make sure that you are fully committed to the festival before enrolling! Shakespeare Club will be on Mondays and Wednesdays in the auditorium.

Sundevil Media (Tuesdays)

Sundevil Media is a fun, creative, and interactive enrichment for students interested in learning about the social media world, digital collages, marketing, and how to be an influencer, etc. Sundevil Media is also a space for students to build community by showing their students, staff, parents, and community members what an average day for McAuliffe students look like, any upcoming events happening at McAuliffe, and any relevant news/topics about the community. If you are social media savvy or are interested in learning how to be, this is the enrichment for you! Join Ms. Cecelia on Tuesdays in room 111. 

Text Based Coding (Mondays & Wednesdays)

Join Mr. Santambrogio and learn how to create HTML /CSS to design websites,

JavaScript & Python Create projects like Mad Libs, Story Generator, Calculator, Thank you Card Creator, Parking Lot Business etc. No experience needed. This class meets on in room B10 on Mondays and Wednesdays morning.

Yoga and Mindfulness (Mondays)

Yoga & mindfulness for middle schoolers with Ms. Middleton and Ms. Eckley! 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 Mondays.