Alice Deal Middle School

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Our school mission:
Alice Deal Middle School inspires excellence, curiosity, and compassion through intellectual and social engagement.
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Deal 8th grade promotion - June 18th at 10am - the Deal Auditorium

Principal's Message...

I just finished reviewing the extensive list for Deal Gives Back 2013 (far below). It is an impressive list of sites and activities. As Deal has grown, we have moved from trying to build a day of service for 800 to the point where we need work for nearly 1,200 - with extra teams and homerooms. Special thanks to those Deal parents and members of the community (including the Mayor's and Councilmember's offices) for giving us significant support in identifying activities. Many teachers also found places for their students in what has become a much bigger event than perhaps I ever imagined. Swing by on June 7th and see what we are doing!

This week we submitted our self-study report on our IB program in anticipation of our evaluation in 2013-2014. Thanks to the many of you who participated in the survey; the results of all this year's work go into planning for our future. The IB will be sending an evaluation team out in early November of 2013; they will love our school.

This is an exciting time for our students - for the 8th graders as the begin to disconnect from Deal, to the 7th graders as they wonder what next year is like, and to the 6th graders who have just figured it all out. As usual, please work with us to make sure that your student does focus on our continuing work at school - we will work to the very end with meaningful activities. Keep them coming to school on time, keep them dressed for the "student professional" environment, keep reminding them that by this time of the year they know what the expectations are and their job is to keep living up to those expectations.

Have a great week.

Principal Albright

PS - Our Algebra 1 testing starts on Monday with the schedule below, so wake them up on time, feed them a good breakfast, give them a hug, and wish them your best. This year every Algebra 1 student (7th and 8th grade) takes the same online test. We are very excited to see the results.

PPS - Register!
We need to know who is coming next year, and we need to know by June 20. You have had two months so far, and only 40 percent of you have re-registered. Please take the time to make this happen in the next couple of weeks - my staff will be glad to assist you. 

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Bell Schedule

Monday - Bell I 
Tuesday - Bell I
Wednesday - Bell I 
Thursday Bell - Deal Gives Back (prep)
Friday - Deal Gives Back
 
Register Now!

 

All students must be registered for the 2013-2014 school year by June 20

Current 6th and 7th graders should bring their  completed enrollment papers and proof of residency to Deal. We have scheduled evening hours every Thursday until 7 pm for families who are not able to come to the school during day. 8th graders should take their enrollment papers and proof of residency to the high school that they will be attending. 

Upcoming Dates 



June 6
Deal Gives Back prep - Bell III
Faculty Meeting, 3:30 pm
Deal Embassy Fair
Team Mecca - 
Civil Rights Field Trip

June 7
Deal Gives Back

June 10
Team LaPaz - 
Civil Rights Field Trip
Deal Poetry Slam, 3:30 pm

June 11
Team Firenze - 
Civil Rights Field Trip

June 12
Mecca Humanities 
Portfolio Night

June 13
8th Grade
Kings Dominion Field Trip
6th and 7th Grade Talent Show

June 14
Deal Day
8th Grade Dance

June 18
8th Grade Promotion 10 am
7th Grade Kings Dominion Trip
6th Grade Cameron Run Trip

June 19
Faculty Meeting, 3:30 pm
Aftercare Ends

June 21
Last Day of School
(Students dismissed at 12:15)

Get your 

2012 - 2013

Alice Deal MS Yearbook Now!!! 

 

The 2012-2013 yearbooks will arrive soon!  Don't miss out on the opportunity to purchase this keepsake of your memories!

Please bring in cash or a money order in the amount of $35.00 made out to Alice Deal to Ms. Baxter in the Welcome Center  during your lunch period or after school. 

There are a limited number of yearbooks so don't miss out!



Library News
 
   All Deal library books are due for the end of year inventory.
 
  Please return all library books, and see Mrs. Allen or Ms. Redekopp if you have any questions.

  Library Media Center Hours   

 

 Before School 8 - 8:40 am

 After School  3:30 - 4:30 pm

 
Students must have parental permission to stay after school

  

The Alice Deal Library welcomes students for reading and homework after school! Students must have a permission form on file in the library to use the space after school. Students may pick up a form in the library, or may download it from the library website (Library Pass). 
PTA Sponsors
The following are the Deal PTA 2012-2013 business sponsors.

The Broad Branch Market

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Taylor Agostino Group

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Radifera Design Group

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W.C. & A.N. Miller Realtor

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Pete's New Haven Style Apizza

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Second Wind CrossFit

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edCount, LLC

 Math Medics
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Elements Fitness and Wellness Center


Discount Vacation Rentals for Deal Families


 Capitol Language Services 

  

Bus Information
If your child travels on the 4 bus routes that WMATA makes available for Deal students, here are some important phone numbers for you.

If the D31 or D32 bus is late, misses a pick-up, or never shows up, please call the Western District Superintendent, Ms. Peggy Neils, at 202-962-5860 as soon as possible. Students who are passed should try to get the bus identification number. If your child rides the D33 or D34, the Northern Division contact is Sophia Coleman Hill, and she can be reached directly at 202-568-1446.

As always, please send an email about a bus problem or concern to [email protected]

Here is a link to the bus route schedule.
 

 Rising 6th Graders - Math Assessment Schedule 

 

Deal Counselors will be visiting our feeder schools to  give a math assessment to our rising 6th grade students. Here are the scheduled dates:                     
  • Monday, June 3rd: non-feeder schools 4 pm  
  • Friday, June 21: Make-up day 1:30 pm  
  

Student & parent information

 

New: Deal Gives Back 2013

 

We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give." -       Winston Churchill

 

Serving others is an important part of the IB philosophy. Here at Deal we are dedicated to preparing students to become caring agents of change in the community. This year students have engaged in a variety of community service activities. They have collected food for needy families, jeans for teens, and provided funding for girls in Africa to attend school. Currently, they are collecting school supplies for students, and bikes for the needy. The major event of the year is a day of service. Deal Gives Back, the school's day of service, will take place on June 7, 2013. Deal students and staff will be going out into the community to serve others. Here is a list of locations or activities for our students:
 

Baking Cupcakes at Grand Oaks Assisted Living

Barnard ES

Capital Area Food Bank

Casey Trees

Chevy Chase Public Library

Common Goods City Farm

Deal Garden Work

Four-Square Mural

H. D. Cooke ES

Hains Point Clean-up

Hearst ES

Homeless Outreach Run

Hyde-Addison ES Library

Conversation about Education with Students in Peru

Latin America Youth Center

Letters, Cards, and Friendship Bracelets for Oklahoma School Children

Living Classrooms

Marie Reed ES

Maury ES

Mid-Atlantic Network - Gleaning (several homerooms)
Ronald McDonald House

Moten ES

Murch ES

Orr ES

Patterson ES

Pay it Forward Car Wash

Plummer ES

Reading with Elementary Students

Rock Creek Park Clean Up

Sandwich Making

Shepherd ES

Smothers ES

Stoddert ES

Thomson ES

Tubman ES

Turner ES

Walkathon

Weeding and Planting Flowers at Deal

 

6th, 7th, and 8th grade students will be involved in different activities (with 6th graders mostly staying at Deal to work on theirs). 7th and 8th grade activities are organized by homerooms or teams. As you can see from the list, our nearly 1,200 students on in 12 teams and 34 homerooms will be all over the area, putting into practice what you have taught them about service.

 

New: Attention 8th Grade Students and Parents

Your teachers are busy planning the end of year activities.  The dance decoration committee is looking for artistic students to create some decorations for the Luau themed dance.  Students interested in helping should come after school to E300 June 5, 6, 10, or 12 to help create some fun backdrops for the dance.  Any parents interested in helping set up before the dance on June 14 should contact Ms. Reynolds at [email protected].  Thanks for all of your support!

  

New: Congratulations Band Students 

We would like to congratulate all students who participated and competed in the Music in the Parks festival trip.  The students performed wonderfully, placing 1st in Concert Choir with a "Superior" performance, 1st in Jazz Band, 2nd in String Ensemble and 3rd in Symphonic Band.  We appreciate students' dedication and hard work all year long!

 

New: Congratulations Zola Bzdek 

A special congratulations to Zola Bzdek of Girls Outdoor Track team. In the outdoor championship meet, Zola broke the girls triple jump record with a jump of 30' 0". The previous record of 27' 91/2 " was set in 2003. Way to go, Zola!

  

New: Swim Club

Swim club is done for the 2012-2013 school year. Thank you to all of the swimmers who have participated this year.

 

New: GirlUp Shows "Girl Rising" on Wed., June 12. 

The entire Deal community is invited to join us for one of two screenings of the United Nations film "Girl Rising" here in the beautiful Deal auditorium on June 12. "Girl Rising" is a stunning investigation of the special challenges girls face around the world as they enter and navigate their teen years. The underlying theme is the deep desire of each of these girls to get an education and some kind of opportunity within their culture. The film is appropriate for audiences from nine to ninety, so bring the whole family. The first showing is at 3:30 p.m. and the second at 5:30 p.m. We hope to see parents and siblings join with our students as we consider the potential that lies within our girls.

There is no cost, but we will gratefully accept cash donations to help support the GirlUp campaign for education and opportunity for girls everywhere. (As with all evening events, students must be accompanied by a parent!)

 

New: Outdoor Track Team Members

Outdoor Track team members, please turn in your uniforms this week to Coach Jenkins. He also needs your T-Shirt sizes so he can place the order for your championship T-Shirts.

 

Register now for Period 8 

The catalog for our first set of Period 8 classes is available at https://sites.google.com/a/dc.gov/period-8-catalog! These innovative, partially-online courses, created by our teachers, will be offered during the 2013-14 school year. Students can learn about topics ranging from philosophy to computer programming to immigration, each with a one-advisory commitment of one afternoon per week and outside-of-school time online. Registrations for the first advisory of 2013-14 are due by this June 3 - don't miss out! Period 8 sessions will be limited in size to no more than 15 students. 

     

9th Grade Wilson Orientations

The schedule for Wilson orientation in August for rising 9th graders is as follows:

August 12: 8:30 - 2:30 - Orientation for students with last names A-D
August 13: 8:30 - 2:30 - Students E-K
August 14: 8:30 - 2:30 - Students L-R
August 15: 8:30 - 2:30 - Students S-Z
August 16: 8:30 - 2:30 - Make Up Session for all students
August 21: 7 pm - New Parent Orientation
Sept 12: 6 - 9 pm - Back to School Night.

  

Voyage Culturel et Linguistique en France 2014

Registration for the France trip (Spring 2014) is still open for current 7th graders taking French. The tour number is 1344248. To register, go to www.eftours.com and click on Have a tour number? Enter tour number "1344248."

If you have any questions, please contact Mr.Mbayu ([email protected]) or Mr. Ngwa ([email protected]). Merci!

  

Wilson Academy Application - Extension
Students interested in the Woodrow Wilson High School Academies can obtain an application from Ms. White. Ms. White will be collecting applications until the end of the school year and will transfer them to Wilson by the end of June.
 
Transcripts for 8th Grade Students 
If your child is attending any other high school besides Wilson next school year, please let Ms. White know as soon as possible so that transcripts are sent to the correct place. This would include private schools, public charter schools, schools which are out of state or specialized public high schools. Email [email protected] or call 202-939-2012.

 


This Week at Deal...  

 

 Monday: The Afterschool Outdoor Basketball Club

The Afterschool Outdoor Basketball Club will meet on Monday, June 3 at 3:30 p.m. behind the school on the court next to the "Cottage." In the event of rain, we will meet with Mr. Namian in Room W205.

 

Monday: Student Council

Student Council thanks all staff that helped during our Spring Dance!

 

Representatives please remember to come Mondays to E205 from 3:30 to 4:30 for our meetings.

 

Thursday: Team Mecca Field Trip

Team Mecca students have their Civil War to Civil Rights field trip on Thursday, June 6.  Students do not need to bring any money, transportation and museum fees are covered.  Students MUST HAVE a bagged lunch with them.  We will depart school by 9 am and return by 3:15 pm.

  

Friday: Deal Gives Back - All-day

Staff information ... 

 

Faculty Meeting

Our first June Faculty meeting will take place at 3:30 this Thursday. We will review the close-out needs for the end of the school year. (Wait! Is it June already?) 

 

Summer Bridge Meeting 
All teachers who have agreed to be a part of Summer Bridge 2013 are asked to meet at 8:10 on Monday, June 3 in Room C114. 
 
8th grade Teacher Meeting

8th grade teachers will meet Wednesday morning, June 5, 2013 at 8:10 in W300 (Ms. Reynold's classroom). We will discuss upcoming 8th grade activities: Deal Day, King's Dominion, Dance and Promotion Day.

 

New: Algebra 1 Test (June 3 - 6) Administrator, Proctor, and Room List

 

Algebra 1 End of Course Exam (online)

Team

Test Administrator

Test Proctor

Room

Monday, June 3

Team La Paz

Mungai

Redekopp

Computer Lab

Jakubowski

Scott

C308

Team Mecca

Eckel

Banal

W306

Trenkle

Turner

C304

Tuesday, June 4

Team Firenze

Reynolds

Redekopp

Computer Lab

Otterstatter

Darkjian

W307

Team Rome

Assael

Lewis/Arnold

C308

Giron

Pavey/Boney

C315

Wednesday, June 5

Team Mumbai

Parish

Redekopp

N112

Klauber

Allen

N111

Team Sparta

McCarron

Ngwa/Berry

Computer Lab

Lerum

Namian

C315

Thursday, June 6

Team Alexandria

Milikin

Redekopp

Computer Lab

Rhoads

Chang

C315


(Changes to room assignments still possible.) 

Monday AM

 

Chinese tutoring
8:00am/Rm N111  

Spanish tutoring with Ms. Cadavid 

8:10 am/RM C314

 

Spanish tutoring with Ms. Jackson

8:10am/Rm C212 

 

Tuesday AM


Spanish tutoring with Ms. Jackson - RM C212

 

  

 

Wednesday AM

 

Spanish tutoring with Ms. Jackson

8:10am/Rm C212

 

 

 

    

Thursday AM

 
Chinese tutoring
8:00am/Rm N111  

  

Spanish tutoring with Ms. Cadavid 

8:10 am/RM C314

 
Spanish tutoring with Ms. Jackson - RM C212

French tutoring 
8:10 am/Mr. Ngwa

Friday AM

 

Peer Mediators

8:00/Rm C116

 

  

 

  

 

 Monday PM

(All at 3:30 

unless otherwise noted)  

 

Girl Up

Rm E305

 

Newspaper

Rm N116

 

Student Council

Rm E205

 

Viking Quarterly

Rm W103
 
African 
Drumming

 

French Club 

Rm CG07  


GeoPlunge

Rm C130

 

Board Games

Rm W106

  

Deal Relief 

Council

Rm E104

  

Comic Book 

Creators 

Rm C203 



Tuesday PM

(All at 3:30 

unless otherwise noted)  

 
Reader's Theater
Rm E205

 

Conflict 

Resolution& Peer Mediation

McFarland's office

 

Bocce Club

Front lawn

 

Music workshop   


 

 

 

Wednesday PM 

(All at 3:30

unless otherwise noted)  

 

Student Librarian

Library 

Team Mumbai
Rm N113

Alex. Library
Rm E200

 

Roman Holiday

Rm E204

 

After School 

Sports Rap

Rm W104

 

Team Santiago

Study Hall
Rm C130

 

Debate Team

Rm W100
 
New Student
Transitions

Workshop

Ms. White's office

 

 

Roman Holiday 

E204

 

Deal Scientists 

Rm E101

 

Team Alexandria

Rm E200  

 

Santiago Study 

Hall

Rm C130

 

Spartan Barracks

RM W101

 

Parlons Franšais

Club
Rm C308 

Literature-to-
Film Festival
Library

Discovery Club
Rm E101

Salva Las Focas/Save the Seals
Rm C314

Creative Writing
Rm C305

Thursday PM 

(All at 3:30 

unless otherwise noted) 

 

 

 

 

No activities - 

Faculty Meeting


Friday PM 

(All at 3:30 

unless otherwise noted)  


8th Grade Model UN
Rm W304

Tennis Club

Rm E300

Vikings Soccer

Ultimate Frisbee
Rm C130

 

Girls on Track

Rm E103

 

After School 

Outdoor Hoop

Rm W205

Tennis Club
Rm E300

Football 
Conditioning
Weight Area 
 

Ultimate Frisbee

Rm C130

Girls' Running
Rm E304 

 

Girls on Track

Rm E103 

 
 









Community Information
(Items in this section are not sponsored by Deal)

 

 

Summer Community Service and Leadership Opportunity   

Spark the Wave is an organization where youth leadership is fostered. Their mission is to empower, train, and mentor the next generation of leaders who will impact the world through a lifelong commitment to community service. A 6-day overnight camp "Wave Week 2013" is being held at Villanova University in Villanova, PA from July 14-19. 40 hours of Community service can be earned during this week. Those interested must be at least 13 years old. Please see Ms. White for contact information and a flyer. 

  

AFS Intercultural Programs

Each year, AFS Intercultural Programs welcomes more than 2,300 international high school students to the US. These are outstanding young people who were selected in their home countries to study in US high schools and are eager to experience what it's like to live in America. Sharing daily life with a teenager from another country and culture is a rich and rewarding experience and is a wonderful way for you and your family to bring more understanding into the world. Local AFS Volunteers will support you and your hosted student throughout your experience to help you both receive the most from your time together. You provide a bed and meals for your student, but most importantly, you should be eager and excited to share your life and activities while providing the same kind of care, support, and comfort as you would to your own child or family members. AFS welcomes all kinds of families. Host an AFS Exchange Student and build bridges of intercultural understanding. It's a gift you'll give and receive. Most families have no idea how much they'll gain until they say yes! School Without Walls hosts more students than any other school in the region. Be a part of the excitement. Start the process at www.afsusa.org/hostfamily, or call Chana Hays 202 265 8744 or email [email protected] 

 

 

Wilson Field Hockey Camp  *** New Dates! *** and Pre-Season Meeting
Wilson High School will be hosting a 5-day camp, Academy International, from July 29 - August 2. Middle schoolers are welcome.  The energetic and knowledgeable coaches come from England, Spain, Holland and elsewhere. One or two families may have the opportunity to host the coaches. The camp will be 3 hours a day, from 4 - 7 pm, on the turf field in the Wilson stadium. The price is $215 per player.  If you are interested, please email Sarah Whitener, head coach of the Wilson Field Hockey Team,
[email protected].  Visit the camp website at www.academyinternational.net. Tell your friends!

 

Also, rising 9th graders interested in playing field hockey at Wilson are invited to attend a pre-season meeting next Tuesday, May 21, from 6-7 pm, in the Wilson cafeteria.  Parents, please come with your players if possible.
 

Play travel soccer with CapitalFC  

CapitalFC is holding tryouts for the Fall 2013/Spring 2014 season on May 19 for new teams (U9 boys and girls and U12 girls) and June 1 for existing teams (U10-U15 boys). Please sign up online at www.CapitalFC.org. CapitalFC is a travel only soccer club that fields teams from U9 through U15. CapitalFC teams play in area travel leagues including NCSL and ODSL. All of our team coaches are professionally licensed with personal, professional, and travel team experience; please visit their bios on our website. CapitalFC teams practice on lighted turf fields in the Capitol Hill area, accessible from Metro and I-395/695.