Enrichments – Before School

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

Fall Enrichments will run Monday, September 11th through Thursday, November 16th.

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

Fall Enrichment Calendar

Fall 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 in room 104 on Wednesday for the fun.

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 (Tuesdays & Thursdays)

Do you enjoy creating things? Are you an aspiring artist? Join Ms. Eckley’s Creative Craft’s Enrichment on Tuesdays and Thursdays 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 (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 110 on Tuesdays and Thursdays to adventure with friends, old and new, in McAuliffe’s Dungeon and Dragons enrichment! This enrichment will be hosted by Ms. Lohman. We welcome experienced players as well as beginners looking to learn!

Drama Club (Mondays & Wednesdays)

Do you love taking center stage? Want to learn more about what it takes to be an actor? Join Ms. Frieman for drama club! In the first session, we will be playing improv games and working to develop our “actor’s tool box!” Drama Club will be on Mondays and Wednesdays in the auditorium.

Fantasy Football (Tuesdays & Thursdays)

It’s Fall which means it’s football season and that means it’s time to draft your fantasy football team!!! Come to class everyday with a charged chrome book and enough football knowledge to pretend that you know what you’er doing. There will be great prizes (Dum-Dum suckers) and a lot of trash talking and fun! Come join Mr. E in the Fantasy Football enrichment on Tuesdays and Thursdays in room 205.

For the Love of Reading – Book Club (Thursdays)

Join Ms. Hadfield  in her book club enrichment in room 108 on Thursdays. Students will all read the same book and then come together to discuss issues and  topics in their chosen book. 

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!

Gardening Club (Thursdays)

Join one of our parent volunteers and a group of 8th grade students to help build a better community and renovate our McAuliffe community garden! We feel that this garden is important to nurture our environment and provide a stress-free environment for our fellow students, so if you like to garden, join us on Thursdays from 8:15-9:00 in the Garden (north east corner of the school).

Intramurals (Monday & Wednesdays or Tuesdays & Thursdays)

McAuliffe is excited to offer our first round of our MIS intramural league this year.  Over the 10 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 (i.e. Mondays/Wednesday or Tuesdays/Thursdays). Come out and join Mr. Kemp/Keeney & Mr. Chapman on Mondays/Wednesdays and Ms. Sievert & Ms. Chaves on Tuesdays/Thursdays. Meet in the north gym for McAuliffe Intramurals. 

Jazz Band (Mondays & Wednesdays)

Bring your instrument and join Mr. Dwyer in McAuliffe’s Jazz ensemble on Mondays and Wednesdays in room B1. Learn how to play in different styles like rock, swing, and latin. This class is not for beginner players. All students must have a semester of experience with their instrument of choice. Standard instruments in a jazz band include saxophone, trumpet, trombone, drumset, guitar, piano and bass. However, any instrument in the band (flute, clarinet, baritone, etc) or string orchestra (violin, viola, cello) are welcome.

Magic The Gathering Club ( Mondays) 

Do you play or want to learn how to play Magic the Gathering? 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 110 on Mondays.

Math Team Enrichment (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 from 8:15 – 9:00 in rm 113. Note: Math Team is for students that enjoy math and want to further their skills to compete at an excelled level.

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 on the tennis courts 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 B12 on Tuesdays and Thursdays. 

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.

Stop Motion Cinema (Mondays & Wednesdays)

Students will use various Stop Motion Cinema applications, their imaginations and sound material props to create stop motion, animation movie shorts. Join Mr. Verner in B11 to make your movie!

Sundevil Media (Tuesdays & Thursdays)

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 and Mr. Isaiah on Tuesdays and Thursdays in room 111. 

TinkerCad & 3D printing  (Mondays & Wednesdays)

Join Mr. Santambrogio to come Tinker to design new unique objects that can be printed on 2 of the Makerbot 3D printers McAuliffe has. No experience needed but welcomed. This class meets in room 111 on Mondays and Wednesdays.

Yoga and Mindfulness (Mondays)

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