Enrichments – Before School

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

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 here. If 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

Winter Enrichment offerings will run from November 30th through February 25th.

Winter Enrichment Calendar

Winter Enrichment Descriptions

Chess Enrichment

The McAuliffe Chess enrichment will be on Mondays and Wednesdays from 8:15-9:00am. Come join us to show off your mental acuity. Mr. G will be leading the Chess Enrichment in room 105. The club is open to all grades and experience levels!

Creative Minds! 

Creative Minds is an enrichment where you will be participating in art activities. This will be an environment for you to be creative regardless of your art skills. Anyone can participate because we are all creative in our own way! We will be exploring a variety of artistic points of view while reflecting on what creativity means. Some of the activities and projects include painting and drawing, Origami, digital art work, tie dyeing, solving problems with art, visiting virtual galleries, and learning about different artists and cultures. This enrichment will be led by Ms. Cecilia on Mondays and Tuesdays from 8:15- 9:00am in room 111. Please come with paper and a pencil. You are more than welcome to bring your own colored pencils and markers. There will also be materials for you to use.

Custom Friendship

Join the fun making handmade friendship bracelets and lanyards! You can be as creative as you want in a relaxed and peaceful environment. We will be learning basic techniques and patterns for the beginners and learn intricate designs from our creative peers and social media experts. Custom Friendship will meet with Ms. Natasha on Tuesdays and Thursday in room 111 from 8:15-9:00am. 

D & D EnrichmentFULL

Come to room 122 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:15-9:00am to adventure with friends, old and new, for McAuliffe International’s Dungeon and Dragons enrichment! This enrichment will be hosted by Mr. Nolan, a veteran D&D player. We welcome experienced players as well as beginners looking to learn!

Floor Hockey

Come join Mr. Ortega and learn some hockey fundamentals and play in a super fun environment. This enrichment will meet in the North Gym on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:15-9:00am. If you have your own hockey stick please feel free to bring it. We will have gear if you need it.  

Games, Games, Games! 

Come join us for some fun on Thursdays from 8:15-9:00am in the library.  Mr. TJ will be leading the fun with Uno, Jenga, Catan and more!


If you’re ready to get that early morning body breakfast workout with some hoop action come join Ms. Everett on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 8:15-9:00am in the South Gym (or outside when possible).

BBSA (Black and Brown Student Alliance)

The BBSA (Black and Brown Student Alliance) enrichment will meet on Wednesdays from 8:15-9:00am in room 103 with Ms. Massie. 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. 

Book Club 

Join Ms. Massie in her book club enrichment from 8:15-9:00am in room 103 on Mondays. Students will all read the same book and then come together to discuss issues and  topics in their chosen book. 

McAuliffe Step Team

Let’s get to STEPPIN’! We’re bringing it back, please 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 every Mondays and Wednesdays in room 123 from 8:15-9:00am.

Math Team Enrichment

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. This enrichment is run by veteran parent volunteer Graham Ray. Math team practices will be by grade level: Tuesdays for 6th grade, Wednesdays for 7th grade and Thursdays for 8th grade from 8:15 – 9:00am in rm 210. Note: Math Team is for students that enjoy math and want to further their skills to compete at an excelled level.

Sports Inclusion Enrichment

Do you just want more time in PE class? Then this enrichment class is for you. Join Mr. Demari to play a variety of sports on Mondays and Wednesdays in the North Gym from 8:15-9:00am. We will switch up what we play every 2 weeks – volleyball, flag football, basketball, soccer, floor hockey, etc. 

Yoga Enrichment FULL

Yoga for Middle Schoolers with Mrs. Garfield! This class will focus on teaching students skills that they can use to reduce stress in their lives, promote positive body image, and increase strength and flexibility. Each class will include a series of yoga poses, breathing exercises, and meditation practices. Yoga will meet in B12 on Wednesdays from 8:15-9:00am