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8th grade shadowing and open house visits

high-schoolDenver School of Innovation and Sustainable Design (DSISD) is hosting an Open House on February 6th. Students and families can learn how  this small, tight-knit school reminds students that there are many different pathways to success – the key elements are choice and voice. Through mentoring, hands-on projects & rigorous competency based instruction, DSID cultivates innovative, creative, problem-solving thinkers. Click here to learn more.

Also, 8th grade students can sign up for shadow days at Manual High School! We are working in partnership with Manual to make sure all interested McAuliffe Manual students have a chance to see all the amazing things Manual has to offer! Please contact Sarah Frederick or McKenna Scott if your student is interested.

National History Day – Judges Needed

natl hist dayNational History Day in Colorado is a social studies and literacy program that equips students in elementary, middle, and high school with the skills necessary to succeed in college and the real world. Students participate in a project-based learning curriculum that emphasizes critical reading and thinking, research, analysis, and the drawing of meaningful conclusions.
On NHD Presentation Day, all 7th grade McAuliffe International School students will present to a panel of judges. We are looking for individuals who are passionate about history, interested in judging 7th grade presentations and able to stay from 8-11 am on Feb. 13. Having a strong judge panel will help make the event a success! Thank you in advance for volunteering your time.
Please contact Kimberly Martin at

CRAFTS 101 club starts Jan 17

craftsman and apprentice logoDIY CRAFTS 101
  • Thursdays 4:15-5:15
  • January 17-March 21
  • Grades 6th-8th
  • $187.50 for 10 weeks (scholarships available, contact Ms. Hoff)
Dig deep into anything and everything homemade: From soap-making to weaving to candle-making, each week students will get their hands messy with a different project. Through demos and studio time, students will create multiple projects and have the opportunity to engage with a wide range of materials: yarn, wood, soy wax, embroidery thread, and more! This club is for everyone.  All are welcome! 







Due to the Board of Education meeting scheduled for Jan 24th, our PTSA night will be rescheduled for February. Stay tuned for more details.

Please join us for PTSA Night (Feb) on the Manual campus. We will discuss how to continue to develop and strengthen our parent community and engagement. Dinner will be provided. Students should plan to join us for this event. There will be a dodge ball competition and pizza for students!

Behavior System and Celebrations Letter

mailLast week, we sent home a letter with students to share some important updates regarding our behavior systems and upcoming events. We have added a lunch period for 6th graders and we have changed our morning routine for students arriving to campus before 7:55 am. You can access the full letter here.