Alice Deal Middle School

Think globally - Listen compassionately - Act inclusively  


The Weekly Bulletin 

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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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Principal's Message... 

On a gorgeous, mid-Fall Sunday I had the pleasure of watching almost one hundred students compete in our annual Deal-o-Ween ultimate frisbee tournament. There were nine teams participating - a far cry from our first year with one visiting team in the gym on a rainy Sunday. The event concluded with a mad scramble for candy from numerous pinatas - a nice confluence of Halloween and birthdays, with everyone having a great time. One of the wonderful features of ultimate frisbee is that teams are co-ed, games are self-refereed, and the mood cheerful. Coaches Kouri, Martini, and Reynolds gave their student-athletes a great day - thanks to them!

Each week there are many Deal-related activities worth sharing. If you know of one but don't see it in the bulletin, please let us know. Good news is always worth talking about.

On the good news front as well is a newly scheduled community meeting on the new construction and Reno Building renovation that are about to get kicked off at Deal. This Wednesday (October 30) at 6:30, join fellow members of the Deal community to see what is planned. The project architects will be here to describe the plan and to share the timeline. The plan remains similar to what was proposed a few years ago, but the new presentation shows what will be inside this new, welcome addition. We are very excited to be here at this point: the building contractors have been selected with a start date just around the corner. I hope to see you there!

Related to the construction project is an exciting new activity that we are planning for your students here over the course of the year. We call them "Reno Days" - four days in the school calendar that will be used for students to explore the fascinating history of Reno City and Fort Reno Park. On the half-days associated with the end of the advisory, students will work on lessons that integrate English, Humanities, Sciences, and Mathematics. As part of the Reno Days project, students will break into small groups to develop "outputs" - murals, essays, poetry, documentaries, oral history collections, among others - that will culminate at the end of the year. The objective of this work is to give students at Deal a unique perspective - as the construction commences, they will experience a true real-world connection to the project. Our first activity this Friday will walk students through the changes in what was once known as Reno City to the Deal/Wilson/Reno landscape we see today.

Finally, a busy week awaits all of us. We have a Buddy Day with our Murch students, the Reno community meeting, the end of the advisory and, over the weekend, the stellar Politics and Prose Deal shopping event to support Deal through the PTA. Around the corner are Career Day, the IB evaluation visit, Family Math Night, and International Night. Pace yourselves!

James Albright
The Alice Deal PTA is Building Community


Support the Alice Deal Middle School Library on November 2nd and 3rd by shopping at Politics and Prose Book Store.  

The Deal PTA will receive 20% of the sales from Deal supporters and this money will directly fund the library's collection.  Visit Politics and Prose on either day of the sale.  Identify yourself at check-out as a Deal supporter, present the coupon found in the check-out area and our library and Deal students will benefit.  The store is located at 5015 Connecticut Avenue and is open Saturday from 9 am to 10 pm and Sunday from 10 am to 8 pm.  Start your holiday shopping early and help out our wonderful school!

SAVE THE DATES: The Auction/Party - Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014

  International Night - Thursday, November 20  

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 Bell Schedule

Monday - Bell I 
Tuesday -Bell I
Wednesday - Bell I 
Thursday -  Viking Time 
Friday - Half Day Bell
Students Dismissed at 12:15 


Calling all cooks!


It's almost time for International Night, the Deal community's annual fundraising potluck dinner extravaganza on Wednesday, November 20.

Now is the time to start planning what you will bring to the party. Last year, we enjoyed delectable dishes from around the globe, including lo mein, macaroni and cheese, beef stroganoff, empanadas, biryani, and so much more. Follow the link below to sign up TODAY to include your favorite family dish. International Night Sign Up.  


The 2013 International Night will raise money for scholarships for this year's international trips. Last year, thanks to the generosity of the Deal community, the Deal Parent and Teacher organization was able to help 19 students afford trips to China, France and Costa Rica.


Your $upport means a great Deal!  

Upcoming Dates  

October 28
Spirit Week!

October 29
Mix it Up Day

October 30
Murch Buddy Day

November 1
Last Day of First Advisory
Reno Day #1
Students Dismissed at 12:15
Detention 12:15 to 3 pm

November 2
Politics and Prose Fundraiser

November 3
Politics and Prose Fundraiser

November 4
1st Advisory 6th Grade Birthday Party

November 5
Career Day 
Team Leaders, 3:30 pm

November 6
Lafayette Buddy Day

November 7
New to Deal, 3:30 pm
IB Evaluation Visit Day One

November 8
IB Evaluation Visit Day Two

November 11
Veterans' Day
No school for staff and students

November 12
Canned Food Drive Begins

November 13
Eaton Buddy Day
Family Math Night, 6:30 pm

November 14
GeoPlunge Tournament

November 15
LSAT, 7:30 am
Report Cards Issued

November 16
Saturday Detention 9 - noon

November 19
Open House 9 - 1 pm
Team Leaders, 3:30 pm

November 20
Bancroft Buddy Day
International Night

November 21
Faculty Meeting, 3:30 pm

November 26
Principal's Coffee, 9 - 10

November 27
Thanksgiving Assembly

November 28 - 29
Thanksgiving Break 
No school for students and teachers 

Media Center News
    Center Hours


Before School 8:00 - 8:40 am

 After School  3:30 - 4:30 pm

Students must have parental permission to stay after school


The Alice Deal Media Center 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). 
Bus Information '13-'14
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. Jacqueline Smith, at 202-962-5860 as soon as possible. Her email is [email protected]. 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 Ms. Priscilla Alston. She can be reached directly at 202-309-0783. Her email is [email protected].

As always, please send an email about bus problems or concerns to j[email protected]

Here is a link to the bus route schedule.


Immunization News 


Thanks to the parents who have been sending in immunization information. Please continue to send in  documentation every time your student receives new immunizations. It is important to have all students immunized to prevent the spread of childhood diseases.


All 6th graders 11 years or older must have the following:

Tdap (tetanus, diptheria and pertussis)

Meningococcal (meningitis)  

HPV (human papilloma virus)


For the HPV vaccine, three doses are required for females or you may complete an opt out form.


All immunization forms must be stamped, signed and dated before the Immunization Registry will accept them.


If there are any questions, please call Nurse Whitlock at (202) 939-2009.

PTA Sponsors
The following are the Deal PTA 2013-2014 business sponsors.

The Broad Branch Market

Taylor Agostino Group

Radifera Design Group

W.C. & A.N. Miller Realtor

Pete's New Haven Style Apizza

Second Wind CrossFit

edCount, LLC 

Discount Vacation Rentals for Deal Families

 Capitol Language Services  


Acacia Bistro 


Important Changes Made to DCPS Attendance Protocol


1) 10 unexcused absences means "chronically truant."


2) 15 unexcused absences results in a court referral 


3) Students must be at school 80% of the entire school day in order to be considered "present."    



The only excusable reasons for a student's late arrival and/or absence from school are:

  • Illness or medical  
  • Medical or dental appointment 
  • Death in the student's immediate family
  • Judicial proceedings 
  • Religious holiday
  • Failure of DC to provide transportation  

In order to be acknowledged as "excused" the student 

parents must provided a note (written or electronically) to Ms. Johnson, the attendance counselor, that indicates for  their child was absent from school.     

If you have any questions, please contact the Welcome Center and ask to speak to the Attendance Counselor, Ms. Johnson. 

Viking Time

The first Viking Time will be on October 31st. Here is our preliminary list of activities, divided by grade levels. 


6th Grade Viking Time Activities

Anime All the Way

Bananagrams and Uno

Board Games

Book/Print Making

Capitol Jazz Project

Capture the Flag

Card Games

Creative Writing

Doodle Club



Hula Hoop

Improv Club

Independent Readers Jewelry Designing



Lanyard Making

Math Games and Puzzles

Museum Mania
Music Exploration


Paper Quilling

Ping Pong


Space Time

The Sports Rap

Thank You Club

Walking Club (permission slip needed)



7th Grade Viking Time Activities

Animal Rights



Board Games

Buddy Beads

Capitol Jazz Project
Card Games

Character Illustrations

Chess Club

Creative Writing

Film Club

Four Square


Garage Band

Graphic Novel Club


Harry Potter Fanatics

Holiday Cards

Let's Chat

Line Dancing



Museum Mania

Outdoor Adventure Club


Space Exploration

Sports Talk Circle

STEM Club for Girl


Winning Arguments (Debate)

Woodcraft Painting



8th Grade Viking Time Activities

Apples to Apples

Board Games

Capitol Jazz Project

Chinese Calligraphy

Creative Writing

Knitting, Spinning, and Weaving

Gadget Zone

Garage Band

Independent Readers


Lawn Games

Movie Critic

Museum Mania
Nail Salon

The Philosophical Life

Planning for Life





Spanish Films

Speakin' Up, Out, and Beyond

Step Team

The Sports Rap

Theatre Games

Travel Club

Who Done It?



Student & parent information


New: Spirit Week & Fall Dance

The Student Council is sponsoring two upcoming events. Next week will be Spirit Week; show your school spirit by participating every day!


Monday -  Sports Day

Tuesday - Twin Day

Wednesday - Viking Pride Day

Thursday- Throwback Thursday

Friday  - Dress like a celebrity.


Our fall party/dance will be Friday, November 8th from 3:30 to 5:30 pm. There will be music and dancing, open gym, ping pong, board games, movies, and more!


New: Spirit Shopping

Get your Deal Swag for Deal Spirit Week. The
Deal Viking Ship will be open Tuesday and Wednesday during lunch hours. Available are hoodies ($30), tshirts, ($12) water bottles,($2) gym bags(5), bumper stickers($5). Cash and checks welcome.  


New: Reno Building Community Meeting

Our team of architects from Quinn Evans will present the final plans for the Reno Building renovation and the new addition that ties Deal together with our historic partner. Join us at 6:30 in the cafeteria! 


New: Debate Tournament Results!   

On Saturday, October 26th, the Deal Debate Team participated in the first DC Urban Debate League (UDL) Tournament of the 2013-2014 season. Eleven schools from the metro region participated, the largest UDL Tournament ever - 66 teams and a total of 198 debaters. Deal debaters proudly represented the  Viking spirit and tenacity. Seven Deal teams, (22 students) won 50 percent of their 28 debate rounds. The Deal team of Claire Medina, Philip Hesse and Isaac Rosenblum-Sellers placed 8th among all teams. In an exciting last round, the team of Noam Jacobovitz, Jamie Hedland, and Alex Togneri-Jones excelled masterfully against an elite Rachel Carson team. One of the judges noted that Deal's performance and the round were the best he'd ever seen. Claire Medina earned 13th place out of the top twenty speakers for total speaker points. Sixteen out of our 22 debaters were novice debaters that excelled through all four rounds. Other Deal debaters include Levi Berger, James Rogen, Nadav Oven, Zara Hall, Josh Landweber, Gabi Aladjem, Alex Holmes, Eric Salem, Jamie Steward-Aday, Max Karp, Nicholas Spasojevic, Lucas Suarez-Findley, Zach Crouch, Chris Bond, and Lucas Partridge. Our Deal Vikings performed exceptionally and should be congratulated for their achievements. Thanks to all the parents, Deal student attendees, and volunteers for their support and encouragement. A special thank you and shout out to Deal parents who volunteered as judges and others who stood by and helped the debaters prepare for their arguments throughout the day.


Debate meets on Tuesdays from 3:30 - 4:30pm in room W206. The next debate tournament is December 14, 2013.  The topics for that event are:


Middle school - Middle schools should be in session year-round.

National - All U.S. residents should be required to hold health insurance.

International - No country should have a veto on the United Nations Security Council.


New: Looking for Clean Styrofoam Trays 

The art department will re-use your clean styrofoam trays so you don have to recycle them! We are looking for donations of styrofoam trays for our upcoming printmaking units. These are the kind of flat trays you might get at the supermarket; we would love to have any clean ones you can spare! Please drop off in room C217. Thank you!


Deal Arts and Music News 

HONK! Jr., DVDs on Sale Now  

HONK Jr. DVDs are on sale now through

The memory of the 2013 Alice Deal Middle School musical, Honk! Jr., is captured in a DVD of the show on sale now through the Alice Deal website. Just click the link, order the desired quantity, pay $10 per disc and we will mail your DVDs. Honk! Jr. DVDs will also be sold at the school store on International Night on November 20th. 


Looking for Poems from Students

The Literary Magazine Club would like to include two poems in the first edition of the magazine (to be published in November). If you would like to submit a poem you have written for consideration, please leave it in Ms. Cements' box in the office or email it to [email protected]
StepAfrika! Workshop
6th, 7th, and 8th grade students are encouraged to participate in a workshop with Step Afrika! ( Members of the company will work with students on Tuesdays from 3:30 until 4:30 until December 10th. Whether students have never stepped before or have participated in the WPAS Summer Steps Program - all are encouraged to come out to STOMP THE YARD! Interested students should see Ms. Neal for information.


Calling Aspiring Journalists!

If you would like to be a correspondent for the Northwest Current newspaper, see Ms. Redekopp in the Media Center. Your work may be featured in the School Dispatches section of the paper!


Career Day is Coming in November

On Thursday, November 5, 2013 from 9:00 - 10:25 am, we will sponsor Career Day at Alice Deal. Adults from a variety of occupations are needed to visit to share insights about their careers to a class of about 25 students. To make this day a success, we need approximately 50 parents and community members to share with our students. Please contact Ms. Camille White by email at [email protected] or call 202-939-2010 to sign up.


#Socktober - Community Service @ Deal
In the great tradition of community service at ALice Deal, the 6th grade has stepped up and is asking the entire Deal Community to help collect items to donate to local homeless shelters in advance of winter. These items include:
* new socks
* new hats
* new gloves
* new scarves
* new blankets
* new (or gently-used) jackets

Items can be brought to homerooms and placed in the #Socktober box. We will collect items through November 1st. The homeroom that collects the most items will receive a pizza party. Everyone who participates will make a positive difference in the life of someone who needs it.


Period 8 Registration Continues
Enrollment for Deal's second advisory Period 8 courses opened last week. If you haven't already checked out the course offerings, you can do so by visiting or by viewing the information on Edline or Deal's website. When you're ready to enroll, do so online at  Questions?  Email [email protected]


Scholastic Reading Clubs

Books and ebooks are available online for students at a discounted rate. You simply go online, register and order no later than November 18th. Ms. Kinzer will then process your order and have books delivered to your child at school.


To order: 

1. Register at

2. Enter the Class Activation Code LWMM6

3. Choose from thousands of print titles, value packs, and Storia eBooks

4. Submit the order online by the due date listed on the website


If you have any additional questions, please contact Ms. Kinzer at [email protected] 


Winter Sports Updates 

Basketball Tryouts

Basketball tryouts will begin soon. Please bring the following forms to Coach Downing to register:

Emergency Treatment Form 2013

Consent for Athletic Participation 2013


New: 6th Grade Basketball Team


6th grade boys interested in trying out for the 6th grade basketball team must submit a physical, consent form, and emergency treatment sheet to Coach Monaco by the first day of try outs. Tryouts will be held after school Tuesday, November 5th through Thursday, November 7th from 3:30 pm- 5:00 pm. Please contact Coach Monaco at [email protected] with any questions.


New: DC Scores is Seeking Girl Soccer Players and Poets! 
The fall season is underway and there are still many slots available. This year, DC Scores is combining soccer and writing to promote personal growth of youth across our city. Participants practice soccer twice per week (Monday and Wednesday from 4:30 - 6:00 pm) and engage in a poetry workshop twice per week (Monday and Thursday from 3:30 - 4:30 pm). Games are Friday! All interested female students should contact Mr. Budasoff, LAYC Coordinator, or Mr. Chang, 7th Grade Social Worker. Students who participate in the fall season will have priority for spring season sign-ups! 


Pictures for the Yearbook

Do you have pictures from a school event? Mr. Klauber is in need of photographs for the yearbook. He is requesting any and all pictures of Deal events! Please send them to [email protected].  


Johns Hopkins CTY 2013 Global Talent Search

Application/registration forms are available in the counselors office for all 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students who qualify to participate in the Johns Hopkins University Talent Search Program. To qualify, students must have scored "Advanced" in either Reading or Math on last year's DC CAS. Please pick up an application from your grade level counselor if you would like to participate in the 2013-14 Global Talent Search.

Student Librarians Wanted

If you would like to volunteer as a Student Librarian (shelving books and helping students find books), see Ms. Redekopp this week. You can choose the day that best fits your schedule!

World Language Trips 
France - Spring Break 2014

To register an 8th grader (taking French) for the cultural and immersion trip to France, please go  to and enroll with tour number: 1344248K. You can also click on the following link in your browser: EF Tours France trip 

Questions/Comments? Feel free to contact M. Mbayu at [email protected] or M. Ngwa at


Costa Rica - Spring Break 2014 

To register an 8th grader (taking Spanish) for traveling to Costa Rica, visit and enroll with tour #1365514. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Ms. Henderson at [email protected].


China - Spring Break 2014 

To register an 8th grader (taking Chinese) for traveling to China, please visit and register with tour #1362243VB. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Mr. Yanming Zhi at [email protected]


World Language Trip Scholarships
Families interested in pursuing scholarships for this year's world language trips: there will be additional scholarships, 50 percent scholarships are limited to families of limited economic means, and the process for providing scholarships will be outlined soon in the bulletin. Stay tuned! 


 Buddy Days are coming to Deal!


Every year the Alice Deal 6th grade students and teachers host a day for each of our feeder school 5th grade students and their teachers to visit for part of our school day. This is our chance to proudly present our school to future middle school students. We want to make every effort to have our visiting buddies have a super positive experience.


The following schools will visit from 8:50 am to noon:


Murch ESWednesdayOctober 30
Lafayette ESWednesday
November 6
Eaton ESWednesday
November 13
Bancroft ESWednesday
November 20
Hearst ES 
November 22
Shepherd ESTuesdayDecember 3
Janney ES
TuesdayDecember 17



This Week at Deal...

Please note: not all club meetings are included in this section; please check the full schedule at the bottom of this bulletin.  


Monday: Cooking Club

Group B will meet on Monday, October 28th from 3:30 - 5:00 pm.


Virginia Mogzec 
Elizabeth Redman Ilana Samuel Natalia Facchinato-Sitia 
Niamh Brennan Lukas Leijon Britney Rivera-Martinez Alexandra Tomkin 
Benjamin McMeley Aanisah Hassan Lyric Snowden Alaia Lee 
Rasheda White Dayja Burton Aline Contreras Detroy Hudgens 


Monday: Illustrator's Club

Illustrator's Club will meet once again in Room C224 from 3:30 - 4:30 pm on Monday. All illustrators please come prepared with your ideas for illustrations for the Magazine Club's articles. We will be collaborating on Monday.


Monday: Yoga

Yoga club will meet Monday in E101 from 3:30 - 4:30 pm. Bring a mat or towel and wear comfortable clothes. All levels are welcome!


Monday: Deal Swim Team

There is a pre-season informational meeting for all swimmers on Monday, October 28th at 3:30 pm in W205 (Coach McCarron's room). Parents are encouraged to join. We will be handing out schedules and discussing the beginning of the season. Please make all possible efforts to attend! For more information, email Coach Helsabeck at [email protected] 


Monday: The Afterschool Basketball Club

The Afterschool Outdoor Basketball Club will meet on Monday, October 28th at 3:30 pm behind the school on the court next to the "cottage." Dress for cold weather. In the event of rain, we will meet with Mr. Namian in Room E-204.


Monday: Art Journaling Club

The Art Journaling Club will meet in room C217 Monday from 3:30 - 4:30. Remember to bring your ideas and rough drafts for your work on the illustrations for the literary magazine!


Tuesday: History Club

On Tuesday, October 29th, students will begin our first photo adventure. We will visit the mapped sites near Union Station. Students need round-trip subway fare to Union Station. It is best to have $8.00 cash or a student fare card and have $6.00 value on the card (or to add to the card). If you want to bring your camera, feel free! Please remember to bring a snack and the permission slip you were given last week.See you on Tuesday, October 29th!


Tuesday: GeoPlunge!

All GeoPlunge teams must meet this Tuesday during 6th or 7th grade ZAP in order to prepare for the Fall Tournament on November 14th. Also on Tuesday, the Murch GeoPlunge team will be joining us for a friendly practice after school! Bring your A game!


Tuesday: Photography Club

Attention all SHUTTERBUGS! ADP, or the newly named Alice Deal Photography club, will be meeting on Tuesdays this year from 3:30 - 4:30 pm in W204. We will be taking pictures of school activities, sports, architecture, and documenting daily Deal life! We will have cameras for your use and you will receive your very own ADP Press Pass! For more information, please see Ms. Taylor in W204, or Mr. Healy in W300!


Wednesday: Period 8: Traveling the Nation's Past (First Advisory)  

This is a reminder that on Wednesday, even though the course has officially ended, I (Ms. Trenkle) will meet with my Period 8 students in my room from 3:30 - 4:30 pm in preparation for our field trip on Tuesday, November 5th. Thank you for those who returned permission slips and media slips. If they were not returned, students should bring them to class next Wednesday. Next Wednesday's session will be run by the individuals who will host the field trip. IT IS MANDATORY that students attend next Wed. if they will attend the field trip. They will be given background information about Honor Flights, the WWII Memorial, and the app as well as final instructions for the day.


Wednesday: Team Santiago Study Hall

Ms. Brittingham, Mr. Martini, Ms. Nakamura, and Ms. Jackson will be available to provide academic support to all Team Santiago students every Wednesday from 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm in Room C130. Please feel free to come for help or simply for a quiet place to work.


Wednesday: Community Meeting on Reno Building

Join members of the Deal community to hear about the status of the new construction/Reno renovation slated to start very soon. Meeting will start in the Deal cafeteria at 6:30. 


Thursday: State Department Speakers

On Thursday, October 31st, speakers from the State Department will be presenting to Ms. Hailfinger and Mr. Martini's geography classes about their efforts to improve relationships between the USA and other countries! 


Thursday:  Homecoming Game

The homecoming football game is Thursday at 6:30 pm at Wilson High School against Stuart Hobson. Please come out and support your Alice Deal Viking Team.  


Friday: Model UN Participants

All 7th and 8th grade Model UN participants! Monday is the last day to turn in your permission slip and $15 for the November 8th Conference! Please make sure you completed research on your country. Mr. Martini and Ms. Trenkle will be available from 12:15 - 12:45 on Friday, November 1st to answer questions and/or provide a space for friends to meet as they prep for the conference. Final instructions will be sent home the week of November 4th.

International Baccalaureate


IB Learner Profile Students of the Month


Congratulations to the hardworking students who are featured as Students of the Month! The IB Learner Profile represented this month was Balanced. These students "...understand the importance of balancing different aspects of their lives - intellectual, physical, and emotional - to achieve well-being for themselves and others. They recognize their interdependence with other people and with the world in which we live."  


Rio - Alexander Holmes and Rasheda White

Sydney - Levi Berger and Taylor Webster

London - Ilina Edwards and William Bell

Santiago - Timothy Ward and Blyss Swan


Babylon - Dallas Hardee and Iman Alwani

Dubai - Sam Lossef and Lily Forte-Fast

Alexandria - Zachary Lordan and Lillian Keller

Mumbai - Mattie Melnyk and Amontae Silver


Geneva - Lucas Engvall and Brooke Milligan

Toronto - Caleb Okechukwu and Zoe Osborne

Kiev - Joshua Moneme and Nina Matthews


Timbuktu - Jose Munoz Larios and Fatima Qasimi




Eighth Grade Corner


Specialized High School Open House Dates


High School application deadlines are fast approaching beginning in early December! Don't miss the opportunity to visit their upcoming Open Houses.


Duke Ellington School of the Arts 

  • January 9, 2014, 3 - 4:30 pm

Phelps Architecture, Construction & Engineering School 

  • Nov. 15th, Dec. 20th & Jan. 17th, 11 am - 2 pm 

Wilson High School 

  • November 15th, & December 6th, 2013, 9 - 11:00 am
  • Jan. 10th, Feb. 7th, and March 14, 2014, 9 - 11

Benjamin Banneker High School 

  •  November 2th, 9 am - 12 pm

School Without Walls High School 

  • November 13th, two sessions: 10:00 am & 6:00  
  • Lisner Auditorium at GWU

McKinley Technology High School 

  • Saturday, November 23, 10 am - 12 pm
  • Wednesday, December 18, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
  • Saturday, January 11, 10 am - 12 pm
Staff information ...  

Thursday: Viking Time

This will be our first Viking Time of the year. Please encourage students to move quickly to their activity. Contact Ms. Neal if you have any questions.


Friday: Reno Day 1 Schedule  




6th Grade 

7th Grade 

8th Grade 


8:45 - 9:15

Day Intro

Day Intro

Day Intro


9:15 - 9:55

Lesson A

Lesson A

Lesson A


9:59 - 10:40


Lesson A

Lesson A


10:44 - 11:25





11:29 - 12:15




There are three planned activities during Reno Day 1.
  • The "Day Intro" will be a presentation that all students will see, regardless of grade.  
  • Lesson A is a single lesson of about 60-80 minutes in length. 6th grade teachers will have to break the lesson in half to accommodate student lunch (the lesson will note where this can happen). Both the Day Intro and Lesson A will be provided to homeroom teachers no later than Wednesday. 
  • Mindsets: This is a distinct activity that involves all Deal students completing the Mindset Assessment Profile Tool. This is a survey to get a quick assessment of student mindsets. Students will complete the Mindset Assessment Profile and write a reflection (total time: 20-30 minutes). Directions and copies of the Mindset Assessment Profile Tool will be placed in homeroom teachers boxes on Thursday morning.  

Friday: Friday PD

Mr. Geultig will be doing a session on Using LearnZillion in Room E104.  


Friday: Friday PD 

Reading in the Content Area with Ms. Kinzer in Room CG03 (next door to the Media Center).
(all activities begin at 8:00 am unless otherwise stated)
Deal Madrigal 
Chorale 7:45am 

All School Chorus
7:45 am

 Deal Madrigal
7:45 am

  All School Chorus

7:45 am  
 All School Chorus
7:45 am
Percussion Ensemble
7:45 am 
String Chamber Ensemble
7:45 am 
Percussion Ensemble 
7:45 am
String Chamber
7:45 am
 Jazz Band 
7:45 am
 Symphonic Band
7:45 am
Jazz Band
7:45 am
Symphonic Band
7:45 am
Peer Mediators Meeting 8:00 
RM C116
 6th Grade Concert Band
7:45 am
  6th Grade Concert Band
7:45 am
(all activities begin at 3:30 pm unless otherwise stated)



Students Dismissed at 12:15 pm
Football practice to 6Football practice to 6
Football practice to 6
Homecoming game vs Stuart Hobson at Wilson
6:30 pm 
6th/7th grade Boys' Soccer Team practice
Volleyball Volleyball practice
Vocabulary practice 
Cheerleading practice - gym
Cross-country practiceScience Olympiad Team W200
Cross-country practiceThe Big Deal
Acappella Choir
Cheerleading practice - gym
Photography Club
Boys 6/7th soccer practiceField Hockey practice Robotics/Investment Team E207
Computer Programing
GSA club
N116 or
Team Babylon tutoring 
to 4:30 
 6th Grade Transitions Workshop to 4:15 pm 
Literary Magazine club CG07
History club
Fencing club
 Speech Club

Board Games
Debate Team
  Art From the Heart C205
French tutoring

Outdoor Basketball 
Outside Court
Jiu Jitsu
Outside gym
Alexandria Library E205
Model Un 

Ultimate Frisbee C205
String Club
Vinyl club
Art from the Heart

Scrabble club
 Digital Recording Club
Music WorkshopChinese tutoring
Team Rio study hall Team Mumbai tutoringTeam Santiago study hall C130
Team London study hall E104

Yoga club RM E101
After School String workshop
Anime Drawing

Knitting Club
DIY club
interest meeting
New to Deal Transition Workshop 

Illustrator's Club C224
The Big Deal Acappella ChoirModel UN Conference 

Chess Club

Chinese Tutoring

Artist Journaling

African Drumming CG21

Student Council meeting 

Music Workshop

Cooking Club Group B CG03

Chinese tutoring

6th Grade Soccer club E103

 Robotics/Investment Team E207


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


Tiger Woods Foundation - STEM Conference November 2

The Tiger Woods Foundation will be offering a unique STEM Career
Conference on Saturday, November 2nd at McKinley Technology High School.
The TWF Career and College Conference focused on STEM (Science,
Technology, Engineering, and Math) will be a half-day of hands-on
specialized instruction, offering a range of career and college
preparation workshops for middle and high school students, their parents
and educators.

The program is open to all 7th through 12th grade students and their
parents in the DC region. The nature of the student workshops is to
provide an introduction to STEM careers through hands-on activities. For
parents, the focus is on supporting the STEM-interested child and
learning more about the process for college access/enrollment. This will
be followed by an Expo where several STEM focused organizations and
college admissions officers from various universities will be present.


Please see the link for more information:  2013 Stem Flyer      


Bancroft Elementary School is Starting a Chess Program.
Bancroft is looking for middle school chess players to help 3rd-5th grade beginners.   The program meets every Tuesday from 4:30-6pm at Bancroft Elementary. 
Interested students may contact Devon Bartlett at [email protected] 
or 202-288-0009.


Free Lacrosse Clinics

Free lacrosse clinics will be held on Sundays from 2:30 to 5:30 pm.  To sign up go to  


Field Hockey

Practice - Thursdays 3:30-4:30pm

Games - Sundays at DEAL

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