• McAuliffe STEM Academy Open House & Tours

        The 50,000 square foot addition to McAuliffe is the first major project to be completed that was funded through the 2019 bond issue. It includes a larger gymnasium, new secure front office and entrance, expanded cafeteria, new STEM labs and a new wing of classrooms. This addition means that 16 portable classrooms will be removed from the campus and all students will be learning inside the school.

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      •  McAuliffe Topping Ceremony March 2021

        S. Christa McAuliffe STEM Academy Topping Ceremony

        S. Christa McAuliffe STEM Academy celebrated a milestone in its 2019 Bond Issue construction project. The school and contractor, Sampson Construction, hosted a Topping Ceremony, which is when the last and highest steel beam is put into place.

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      •  McAuliffe Exterior Rendering

        McAuliffe STEM Academy Community Meeting

        On Tuesday, September 29, District 6 - in partnership with owners representative RLH Engineering, contractors Sampson Construction and architects The Cunningham Group - hosted a meeting outside McAuliffe STEM Academy K-8 to update neighbors living near the school about the construction project, including timelines, modifications to the site, the new floor plan of the school, plans to reorient the front of the school to the north, reorienting the drop off/pick up lanes to the north and more.

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      • McAuliffe STEM Academy Design Advisory Group Update

        The McAuliffe Stem Academy Design Advisory Group met for a virtual meeting on April 7. The Cunningham Group is the architectural firm that has been hired to complete both the McAuliffe renovation and addition, and the Chappelow Arts Magnet renovation and addition, which will follow the McAuliffe project. The contractor hired for both projects is Samson Construction, which has an office in Loveland that will be serving this project.

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      • McAuliffe STEM Academy Design Advisory Group Update

        McAuliffe STEM Academy K-8 is the first school to undergo a major renovation through the 2019 bond issue. McAuliffe, previously an elementary school, became a K-8 school in 2016, and the enrollment of the school has grown significantly. The school is currently about 450 students over capacity, and many classes are being taught in portable, temporary buildings. The cafeteria is inadequate to serve all students, and the gymnasium is too small for middle school sports.

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      Design Advisory Group

      • A Design Advisory Group works with architects to help design major elements of a building or project. It is composed of people from the school's community, including staff, parents and students. The Design Advisory Group holds regular meetings throughout the project. Here is the membership for the McAuliffe STEM Academy Design Advisory Group:


        Jeff Petersen, Principal

        Amy Bustrum, Assistant Principal

        Denise Brink, STEM Coordinator

        Jessica Vincent, Attendance Secretary

        Natalie Thill, Office Manager

        Ashley Meyer, Primary Teacher

        Madi Alison, Intermediate Teacher

        Susan Starkey, 5th Grade Teacher

        Trevor Pilgrim, 6th Grade Teacher

        Ryan Thompson, 7th Grade Teacher

        Dena Mawlawi, 8th Grade Teacher

        Eileen Carey, K-4 SPED

        Jared Omoto, 5-8 SPED

        Terry Highfield, Specialist

        Jeanette Cullup, Parent

        Ally Johnson, Parent

        Wesley Patch, Vestas

      Bond Updates

      • January 2022

      • August 2021

      • January 2021