McAuliffe will be offering a number of virtual clubs this fall and winter. All clubs will be after remote learning hours and there is no cost to participate in any of the clubs. Some clubs have a limited number of spaces available. Once you have signed up for a club, the club advisor will send you the Zoom link.
Virtual 2020 Clubs Schedule
|Magic the Gathering Club 3:15-4:00pm||Club de Espanol 3:00pm||
Comics & Illustration Club 4:10-5:00pm
|Virtual Dance Lab (every other Thurs.) 3:10pm||Festivus Club 3:15-4:15pm|
|Climbing Club 3:15-4:00pm||Scott’s Tots (every other Tues.) 3:05-3:45pm||Girls Who Code Club 3:15-4:15pm||Writing Club 3:15-4:00pm||Talent Slam 3:15-4:00pm|
|Rainbow Alliance 3:15-4:00pm||Stagecraft Club – 4:15-5:00pm||GEEK (every other Wed – 3:30-4:40pm||8th Grade Math Club 3:00-4:00pm|
|6th Grade Science Super Stars 3:15-4:00pm||8th Grade Math Club 3:00-4:00pm||8th Grade Girls Math Club 3:15-4:00pm|
|Knitting/Craft Club 3:00-4:00pm||Kindness Club (every other Thurs.) 3:!5-4:50pm|
|National History Day Club 3:15-4:00pm|
|JackBox Party Pack 3:15-4:00pm|
|Fantasy Sports Plus 3:15-3:40pm|
|Curiosidades de Herencia Hispana (every other Wed) 3:15-4:00pm|
|LAB (every other Wed – 4:00-4:15pm|
6th Grade Science Super Stars – Begins December 7th
6th graders that are missing hands-on science labs this year, come join us every other Monday from 3:15-3:50pm to do some fun science labs with one of the 6th-grade science teachers. Each month will have a theme for your labs, and we will send a list of supplies for each month before our first meeting. We will begin in December 7th in Ms. Wicken’s Zoom room (link sent to students after registration). To sign-up click here. For questions, please email your 6th grade science teacher.
8th Grade Math Club – Begins October 21st
Need help on your 8th grade math work? Want to work on this week’s Independent Practice? Need someone to explain a quiz problem to you? Working on a stretch or think page and want feedback? Need a refresher on a previous lesson? Absent from school one day this week? Come to 8th grade Math Club for assistance on any and all math! The club meets every Wednesday and Thursday from 3:00 – 4:00pm. Students will receive Zoom links from their math teacher. No need to sign-up, just show up for help! For questions, please email your 8th grade math teacher.
Climbing Club – Begins November 1st
Do you dream of climbing 5.8, 5.15, or somewhere in between? No idea what 5.15 is but want to learn more about climbing? If you answered yes or no to any of those questions, then climbing club is perfect for you! Join Mr. Schiffer on Mondays from 3:15 – 4:00 pm. This club will be online at Mr. Schiffer’s Zoom Link (link sent to students after registration). The club will take time each week to explore the movement, history, skills, and techniques involved in climbing like hang-boarding, different climbing styles, knot tying, and a speaker series! To sign-up click here. For questions, please email Mr. Schiffer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Club de Español – Begins November 3rd
Spanish club! An after school club for students to learn more about the language and culture of Spanish speaking countries. No minimum level of Spanish required. Join Ms. Jenkins and Mr. Pulgarin on Tuesdays on Ms. Jenkin’s Zoom room (link sent to students after registration). To sign-up click here. For questions, please email Ms. Jenkins at email@example.com or Mr. Pulgarin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Comics and Illustration Club – FULL
Are you interested in art, comics, mythical creatures or illustration? All of the above? Great! Come join Ms. Shiffrin for Comics and Illustration Club! This club will be online at Ms. Shiffrin’s Zoom Link (link sent to students after registration) every Wednesday from 4:10-5:00pm. We’ll dive into some different techniques artists use for visual storytelling, look at some eye-popping examples from Comics Artists and Illustrators, create together over zoom and share our masterpieces through a Virtual Art Show. All you need is a pencil, some paper and your imagination. Let’s start creating! To sign-up click here. For questions, please email Ms. Shiffrin at email@example.com.
Curiosidades de Herencia Hispana – Begins November 11th
If you are a Spanish Speaker enrolled in ELD classes or Spanish 2B, and want to learn more about your heritage culture and have fun speaking Spanish, this club is for you! We are going to talk about Hispanic speaking countries fun facts, their cuisine, their traditions, and fun things that identify us as Hispanic heritage people in the USA. Join Ms. Llorenta and Ms. Burke every other Wednesday from 3:15 to 4:00pm in their Zoom links (links sent to students after registration). ¡Nos vemos en el club! To sign-up click here. For questions, please email Ms. Llorente at firstname.lastname@example.org or Ms. Burke at email@example.com.
Fantasy Sport Plus
In this club we will create and compete in our own fantasy football/basketball leagues. During club meetings, we will draft and set our lineups, discuss, debate, trade and acquire free agents. Who knows, we may even start the very first McAuliffe sports podcast. Join Mr. Kernochan on Wednesdays from 3:14-3:40pm in Mr. Kernochan’s Zoom room (link sent to students after registration). To sign-up click here. For questions, please email Mr. Kernochan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Festivus Club – Begins November 6th
Every day is a holiday! Obscure ones like National Frankenstein Day (October 30th), Chicken Soup for the Soul Day (November 12th), and National Chocolate Covered Anything Day (December 16th) were decreed in order to commemorate the unsung joys of our society. Students will engage in fun activities tailored to celebrate these bizarre and culturally inspired holidays with fellow festively inclined peers! The club will meet once a week, club day will be decided on a weekly basis depending on the holiday chosen to celebrate by the club. The first meeting will be held on Friday, November 6th on National Saxophone Day. This club will be online at Ms. Mowery’s Zoom Link (link sent to students after registration) from 3:15-4:15pm. To sign-up click here. For questions, please email Ms. Mowery at email@example.com or Ms. Blaxton at firstname.lastname@example.org.
G.E.E.K (Girls Encouraging and Empowering Kindly) Club – Begins November 4th
G.E.E.K (Girls Encouraging and Empowering Kindly) club is an afterschool program that helps instill positive attributes into girls within the MIS community. Each week the girls will meet to discuss topics such as self-esteem, friendships, mental health, etc… The group will also participate in team building, reading clubs and other activities that will help them become leaders amongst their peers. G.E.E.K club will also play a part in community service for the MIS community. Join Ms. Barrios and Ms. Moore every other Wednesday from 3:30-4:40 pm in Mr. Moore’s Zoom room (link sent to students after registration). To sign-up click here. For questions, please email Ms. Moore at email@example.com or Ms. Barrios at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Girls Who Code Club – Begins November 4th
Building bravery and sisterhood! Join Ms. Sandfort in a club for girls to explore coding in a fun & friendly environment. This club will be online at Ms. Sandfort’s Zoom Link (link sent to students after registration) every Wednesday from 3:15-4:15pm. This sisterhood is a group of supportive peers and role models using computer science to change the world. To sign-up click here. For questions, please email Ms. Sandfort at email@example.com.
JackBox Party Pack – Begins November 4th
Are you creative? Are you witty? Do you enjoy making people laugh? What about playing trivia? At the JackBox Party Pack club, you will get to choose from five different interactive, virtual games that we will play both with and against each other. JackBox games include everything from designing hilarious t-shirts to writing and then voting on the quips that make your side ache the most… You will need a cell phone and computer to play. Join Ms. Poole on Wednesdays from 3:15 – 4:00pm in Ms. Poole’s Zoom Room (link sent to students after registration) starting November 4th. To sign-up click here. For questions, please email Ms. Poole at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kindness Club – Begins November 12th
If you enjoy giving and receiving random acts of kindness, then this club is for you! We will meet every other Thursday and plan ways to spread kindness to people in our school and our community. Whether it is writing notes to peers, delivering small gifts, or sending someone positive vibes, you are welcome to join this club! We all know that 2020 needs more kindness, so join Ms. Dorfman and the kindness club every other Thursday from 3:15-4:50pm. Interested or want more info? Email: Abby_dorfman@dpsk12.org. To sign-up click here.
Knitting/Craft Club – Begins November 4th
Join Ms. Bergman and come knit, crochet or craft with us! You don’t need any experience, you just need a set of needles and some yarn. We will spend an hour listening to music, chatting, drinking cocoa, and knitting! The club meets every Wednesday from 3:00 – 4:00pm. To sign-up click here. For questions, please email Ms. Bergman at email@example.com.
LAB (Library Advisory Board) – Begins on November 4th
The Library Advisory Board is a group of students who love books, reading, characters, and stories. They help review books for the library and promote a culture of reading at McAuliffe. The club does book talks, chat about the latest book news, and plan fun events. To be on LAB, you must fill out the LAB application. LAB will meet every other Wednesday from 4:00-4:45pm. Zoom link will be sent to students upon acceptance. For more information contact Blythe Kingsbury at firstname.lastname@example.org or Ms. Nicotra at email@example.com.
Magic the Gathering Club – Begins November 2nd
Come join Mr. Keeney and your friends to play Magic the Gathering online. This club will be online at Mr. Keeney’s Zoom Link (link sent to students after registration) every Monday from 3:15-4:00pm. You can download the game here. If you do not know how to play the game, you can download it and the tutorial should be able to walk you through the rules or watch this tutorial video to learn to play. If not we will teach you during the club! Compete against each other, build decks or work together to play against other people online. To sign-up click here. For questions, please email Mr. Keeney at Logan_Keeney@dpsk12.org.
Maryam Mirzakhani 8th Grade Girls Mathematics Club – Begins November 5th
Calling all 8th grade girls interested in exploring mathematics, increasing their mathematical confidence and communication, and supporting each other mathematically! Come join Ms. Fuller in Maryam Mirzakhani Mathematics Club! This club will be online at Ms. Fuller’s Zoom Link (link sent to students after registration) every Thursday from 3:15-4:00pm. To sign-up click here. For questions, please email Ms. Fuller at firstname.lastname@example.org.
National History Day Club – Begins November 4th
The National History Day club will be offered to 7th-8th graders this year who are interested in putting together a National History Day project and competing at the 2021 regional competition! This year’s theme is “Communication in History: The Key to Understanding.” The club will meet on Wednesdays from 3:15-4:00pm in Ms. Martinez Zoom Room (link sent to students after registration) starting Wednesday, November 4th. To sign-up click here. For questions, please email Ms. Martinez at email@example.com
Rainbow Alliance – Begins November 2nd
Rainbow Alliance is a student club that provides for the concerns and interests of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender students and friends. Students can socialize in a supportive community of peers who either identify within the LGBTQIA+ spectrum or are allies of this community. It will be held every other Monday (starting Nov. 2nd) from 3:15 – 4:00pm on Ms. Newman’s Zoom (link sent to students after registration). To sign-up click here. For questions, please email Ms. Newman Olivia_Newman@dpsk12.org.
Stagecraft Club *Online*: Begins January 26th
Have you ever wondered what goes into some of our amazing productions here at McAuliffe (or…ANY theatre production for that matter)? Stagecraft Club *Online* is an exciting step into behind the scenes of the theater, as well as into creativity, partnerships, & responsibility. Together on Zoom, we will explore the world of theater from “backstage”, by investigating, designing, and creating both 2D and 3D (mini) sets for a variety of plays. No experience needed; students of all grade levels are welcome to join! This club will be online at Ms. Sand’s Zoom Link (link sent to students after registration) every Tuesday from 4:15-5:00pm. To sign up click here. For questions, please email Ms. Sand at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Scott’s Tots – The Office Fan Club – Begins November 10th
This club is for fans of The Office! If you want to watch funny clips of the show, laugh together, share your favorite moments and talk about all the goofy things Michael Scott does, then this is the club for you!!! Join Ms. Walsh every other Tuesdays (see dates below) from 3:05-3:45 pm in Ms. Walsh’s Zoom room (link sent to students after registration). To sign-up click here. We will meet on the following dates: Nov. 10th, Nov. 17th, Dec. 1st, Dec. 8th and Dec. 15th. More dates TBD! For questions, please email Ms. Walsh at email@example.com.
Talent Slam – Begins November 6th
Share your talent with others that want to share theirs! Poetry, art, music, singing, juggling, monologues. Whatever your talent, this is the place to show what you got! Looking for a talent to build? Learn from others and watch those talents grow!! Join Mr. Gilbert on Fridays from 3:00 – 3:45pm in Mr. Gilbert’s Zoom Room (link sent to students after registration) starting November 6th. To sign-up click here. For questions, please email Mr. Gilbert at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Virtual Dance Lab – Begins October 1st
Looking for something fun to do after school? Join us every other Thursday @ 3:10pm to learn some modern choreography, laugh and move. The club is run by student leader/instructor and teacher representative Ms. Collings. No experience necessary. This club will be online at Ms. Collings’ Zoom Link (link sent to students after registration). To sign-up click here. For questions, please email Ms. Collings at Kendra_Collings@dpsk12.org.
Writing Club – Begins November 5th
Join us for Writing Club where we will focus on craft moves of our favorite narrative authors, and apply them to our own stories. The purpose of this club is to improve on our writing skills and take them to the next level. Our larger objective is to discover what it takes to become a successful, published author. The club will meet every other Thursday (starting Nov. 5th) from 3:15-4:00 in Ms. Passerella’s Zoom Room (link sent to students after registration). To sign-up click here. For questions, please email Ms. Passerella at email@example.com.