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Impressive Girls Basketball Season

basketballchampionship2-1024x680McAuliffe Manual girls basketball recently competed for both the Northeast Divisional Title and the 2017-18 DPS Prep League Championship. Thunder was undefeated when they battled for the title in the divisional round, and they entered the championship playoffs as the #2 seed. Congratulations to Coach Clinkskales and Team Thunder!

You can read more about their impressive season here.


Support our School – Scholastic Book Fair This Week

book fairYou can support teachers and students by purchasing books either online or at the fair, February 12-15.

The Scholastic Book Fair offers a great selection of engaging and affordable books at every reading level. Throughout the week of the fair we will have incentives and raffles for students and teachers to win books.  50% of the fair profits will go directly back to MMMS classroom libraries.

Stop by the fair between 3:45-4:30pm. Or shop online. Your online book order will be delivered to school.

IB Inclusion Policy – Get Involved!

IBLearner-ProfileAs an IB candidate school, we are creating four policies to guide our practices: assessment, inclusion, language, and academic honesty. The assessment policy is on our website. The inclusion policy has been drafted by a committee of stakeholders; if you would like to provide feedback on the draft, please email Stephanie Gronholz. We really value parent/guardian input on these policies!  Interested in helping write the language or academic honesty policy? Email Stephanie with your name and interest and she will follow up with you in March.

World Affairs Challenge Fundraiser for Pakistan

sewing machindThe World Affairs Challenge (WAC) elective course has been investigating educational access in Pakistan, and in preparation for the formal presentation they will deliver at DU on March 3, they have also been making plans to take “WACtion.” They have learned about the Marshall Direct Fund, who has a need for sewing machines for their vocational training program. Our MMMS students have set an ambitious goal of purchasing 5 sewing machines at $200 each!
Plan to send you children with cash on Friday, February 16, when the WAC team will be having an after-school food cart to raise some of this money! Also, you can read more about the project and make a tax-deductible donation here.

MMMS Students Place in CityWide Honor Band

P1030008Please help us congratulate Isabella King, Maya Bauer, Francisco Pineda, Rashad Caldwell, and Deveron Toppin, Jr., for representing MMMS at this years’ Citywide Honor Band. Isabella is first chair, flute section leader and Maya is right next to her in the intermediate group. The three boys are representing us in the beginning group trumpet section.

Please join us on Saturday January 20th for the 3pm concert in the Manual auditorium.

Pack the House! Friday, Jan 19

bballmanual1Students in McAuliffe Manual gear attending the Pack-the-House games will get in free! Others who want to attend the game can purchase $5 tickets at the Thunderdome.

Girls basketball @ 5:30pm
Boys basketball @ 7:00pm

Prior to the boys basketball game, both the high school and middle school will host the Manual Campus Open House event.  Join us for  on January 19th at 5:30 pm in the auditorium. The schools will outline their programs, including their culture built on excellence, their innovative teaching approach, and their whole-child supports. Experience student presentations, campus tours, and a special performance by the performing arts departments of both schools! All in attendance will receive free admission to the Manual vs Kent Denver boys basketball game at 7pm in the Thunderdome. Contact Espi Chavez at 720-423-6350 or

DPS Citywide Honor Band Events

P1030138Citywide Honor Band hosts nearly 300 band students, from elementary through high school. The Citywide band will culminate in an ultimate performance at 3pm on Jan 20th. These performance dates are al hosted at Manual High School.

Join us for any of these performances:
Sat, Jan 13th, 9am-4pm
Fri, Jan 19th, 9am-4:30pm
Sat., Jan. 20th, 9am-5pm

Manual Campus Open House

M2 jessica nad nick (1)Please join us for a special Open House on January 19th at 5:30 pm to learn more about Manual High School’s program. Learn about the Manual Difference, which includes a culture built on excellence, an innovative approach to teaching, and a community that supports the whole child. You’ll experience student presentations, a tour of our campus and a special performance by the performing arts departments of both McAuliffe Manual and Manual High School! Additionally, everyone who attends the Open House will receive free admission to the Manual vs Kent Denver basketball game at 7pm in the Thunderdome. Need more information? Just contact Espi Chavez at 720-423-6350 or