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SOS Parent Training, Tues & Wed this week

WarningsignSOS: Signs of Suicide – Parent Training

Ensure the emotional wellness and safety of the children and adolescents in your home and community. Attendees will learn about the factors that put a teen at risk for depression and the warning signs of risk for suicide in your child or the children in your community.

Join us in the Conference Room for either of these two sessions:

  • Tues 3/20 @ 5:30-6:30pm
  • Wed 3/21 @12:00-1:00pm

GlobalGiving Girl Fund Grant Matching Competition

WAC photoStudents from McAuliffe Manual Middle School are participating in this year’s World Affairs Challenge (WAC). They have partnered with the Marshall Direct Fund to help educate girls in Pakistan, which creates a way out of poverty and aims to erase gender inequality. Read more about their fundraising and awareness work  at the MMMS WAC website.

Marshall Direct is competing with other agencies for grant matching through the GlobalGiving Girl Fund! Every donation of $10 (or more) to the Marshall Direct Fund helps Marshall advance in the competition and earn grant matching. 

Parent/Teacher Conference Sign-Up Link

report cardWe look forward to seeing you on March 8th for a Parent/Teacher Conference event. Please use this link to sign up for a time slot with your student’s teacher.

Report cards will be posted in Parent Portal for parent/guardian review before March 8th and a paper copy will be handed out at the beginning of the conference evening.

Please contact the office with any questions or if your teacher’s slots are full. 720-423-6550 or

MMMS intent to form DPS Innovation Zone

dps logoMcAuliffe Manual and McAuliffe International School recently submitted a Letter of Intent to Denver Public Schools to form an Innovation Zone with other IB Schools in Northeast Denver.  The purpose of the zone is to leverage the flexibilities and budgetary benefits of a more autonomous governance structure to better serve our students and communities.  An innovation zone is a zone of governance and not an enrollment zone.  McAuliffe Manual Middle School is part of the Near Northeast Enrollment Zone and will continue to serve as a logical feeder for students to attend Manual High School, starting with the first class of students in fall of 2019.  If you have any questions or concerns regarding this matter, please contact Kurt Dennis at
You can learn more about innovation zones at these links:

Futures Football – Final Try Out Practice Today

futures_logoBroncos Futures Football, developed with the Denver Broncos as the lead partner, was designed to promote the sport of Football in Denver Public Schools. The program is open to 7th and 8th grade DPS students who are academically eligible to participate. The registration fee is $40, and students need to bring workout clothes and shoes. Equipment will be issued to all players. Each Futures player will also participate in a five-week character development course led by local non-profit Project PAVE. Instructors will teach the ‘True Man’ curriculum, which is specifically designed for middle school football players and focuses on team values, healthy masculinity, healthy relationships, character development, positive conflict resolution and other relevant topics.

Click here for practice information and to access the registration link.