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Classes Cancelled Fri, 4/27; NO LATE START Thu 5/3

class cancelledWe wanted to provide an update about the class schedule for Friday, April 27. Due to significant anticipated teacher absences, DPS is cancelling all classes for Friday, April 27. As an innovation school we support the District’s decision to cancel classes. You can review this letter from Superintendent Tom Boasberg for more information on the decision to cancel classes on Friday. To help make up the time missed on Friday we will run regular schedule May 3rd (there will be no late-start). The calendar on our website has been updated to reflect these changes.

Queremos ofrecer una actualización sobre el horario de clase para el viernes 27 de abril. Debido a las ausencias significativas de maestros y maestras, DPS está cancelando todas las clases para el viernes 27 de abril. Como una escuela de innovación apoyamos la decisión del distrito a cancelar las clases. Usted puede revisar esta carta del Superintendente Tom Boasberg para obtener más información sobre la decisión de cancelar las clases el viernes. Para ayudar a recuperar el tiempo perdido el viernes el 3 de mayo vamos a llevar a cabo un horario regular (no habrá ningún comienzo tardío). El calendario en nuestra página web se ha actualizado para reflejar esos cambios.

Hand-in-Hand event cancelled; teen support ebook attached

hand in handThis event has been cancelled. We hope to bring it back to MMMS sometime next year.

Certified Hand-in-Hand Parenting consultant, Kristin Volk will be at our school to lead a workshop for parents and guardians. The event flyer can be found at this link.

  • Explore the “teen experience” and gain understanding of your teen’s emotions and behaviors.
  • Learn to confidently handle emotional moments and build safety and trust in your relationship for improved communication

Here’s the Adolescents Booklet for You


Parent Satisfaction Survey Link – complete by 5/11


The DPS parent satisfaction survey is now live.

We value input from our families as your feedback will provide critical information to help us improve as a school and to create an environment in which all students can succeed.

The surveys are anonymous and confidential. All the responses will be summarized into a report, which will be available at a later date.

Each household should only complete one survey for our school. If you have more than one student at the school, we ask that you think about your overall experience and answer the questions based on all of your students. You can use the dropdown menu to choose your preferred language.

To participate, please complete the survey at the link below using the student number (your student’s lunch number) for your eldest child at McAuliffe Manual Middle School. We ask that you complete this survey by May 11, 2018.


SOS Parent Training

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