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... 

With our first advisory under our collective belts, let's take a look at what we know. The first advisory is relatively uncluttered with holiday breaks, it is flush with the excitement of a new school and a new year, and it coincides with DC's gorgeous fall weather. Second advisory is not as glamorous, unfortunately. There are significant breaks in the schedule with lots of distractions, the weather may turn gloomy, and with first advisory report cards in, the students now have a reference point to work with.

The larger point is that students and families need to be strategic about their work in the next advisory. There is a quick pace to the curriculum and it is much harder to come from behind - so keep up with homework, retake or redo what you can as soon as possible, and take advantage of the opportunities your team provides for you. There is very little gained academically by trying to get a lot of work done (teacher permitting) many weeks and holidays after it was due. Read ahead, anticipate longer assignments, and ask for help immediately. Our eighth graders are in the middle of Science Fair, getting started on National History Day, and prepping for high school - this is their busiest time of the year. So, jump on assignments early, be clear about schedules, and know where you stand. On to second advisory!

We held a fabulous first Reno Day across all grades on Friday. I hope that your students came home with questions that you couldn't answer - because we will continue to work through these for the rest of the year. On Friday, they learned about what the area looked like immediately after the Civil War and what it looks like today, through comparing maps and exploring parts of the existing built environment. They learned about Reno City, now buried under Deal and Fort Reno Park, they discovered the water reservoirs 200 feet to their west, and found out that the brick tower beyond the reservoir has an amazing and little-known story. Our next Reno Day will be in January - but long before then we will be reaching out to our community to see how we can tell this story, and who amongst you can help us.

Last Wednesday also saw a community meeting on the new construction project. The big takeaway is that work begins in the next few weeks on our 15 new classrooms. I will have posted on the website a slide presentation that shows what will be going into our new space and will regularly update you on progress.

This week is our first ever IB evaluation visit. Several IB educators from across the country will be meeting our staff, some of our teachers and community members, and identifying strengths and weaknesses of our ever-changing program. I will share the results of this visit with the community as well.

Our calendar this week also shows we have Career Day on Tuesday, thanks to tremendous generosity on the part of our parent community to volunteer their time. The list of presenters is as impressive as it gets - I am sure your children will enjoy this.

Finally, some business news. The newly formatted report cards will be mailed out next week - feel free to let me know if they prove useful to you. Attendance is highlighted on the report cards as a way to address a system-wide concern. Here at Deal, our attendance is good, but there is one troubling feature - we have a lot of 1 or 2 day absences that go unexcused. We had 68 percent of our students (780) last year that had unexcused absences - a number that FAR exceeds the city average. Partly this happens because I insist we adhere to the rigorous excuse policy outlined further in this bulletin, but also we have a lot of families that take their children out for a day or two without a reasonable excuse. As a community, let's keep these to a minimum and be sure to provide appropriate excuses for those which are unavoidable. And when we call for an excuse - please provide it!

James Albright
Principal

NB. I am taking the plunge and starting a Deal administration twitter feed. Our address will be @DealVikings and we will start it up this week. We'll see how this goes!
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 Bell Schedule

Monday - Bell I 
Tuesday -Bell II
Wednesday - Bell I 
Thursday -  Bell I
Friday - Bell I 
The Alice Deal PTA is Building Community

 

Did you miss the Alice Deal Book Fair at Politics & Prose? Not to worry! Now you can shop online anytime and earn contributions to
benefit the school's library. Plus you can purchase items for teachers'
classroom collections through their Politics & Prose wishlists.

Visit the Alice Deal Affiliate page:

Search for books through the search bar at the top of the page, and 5%
of the proceeds from any purchases will go to fund the Deal library.
Click on links to teacher wishlists to buy books for classroom
collections, and 5% of the proceeds from any of those purchases also
will go to fund the Deal library.

Bookmark the Alice Deal Affiliate page and use it whenever you shop
online at Politics & Prose. And look for the button on the banner of the
Alice Deal website.


The library, our teachers, and Deal kids all benefit!     

Upcoming Dates  


November 4
1st Advisory 6th Gr 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

November 8
IB Evaluation Visit

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
 
December 3
Shepherd Buddy Day
 
December 5
PIA 2
New to Deal, 3:30 pm
 
December 6
PIA 2
Visiting Deal 9 - 10
 
December 7
Saturday Detention
9 to 12 
Hack-a-thon 8 am - 7 pm
 
December 8
Hack-a-thon 8 am - 6 pm
 
December 9
PIA 2
 
December 10
PIA 2
 
December 11
PIA 2
PTA Meeting, 6:30 pm
 
December 12
PIA 2
School Geography Bee
Winter Concert, 6:30 pm
 
December 13
LSAT, 7:30 am
PIA 2
 
December 14
Saturday Detention 9 - 12 
PTA Holiday Greens Sale
 
December 17
Janney Buddy Day
 
December 18
Open House 9 - 1
 
December 19
Faculty Meeting, 3:30 pm 
 
December 20
SCAC, 7:30 am
Holiday Assembly
PTA Holiday Greens Sale
 
December 23 - January 3
Winter Break
 
January 6
Professional Development Day
No school for students
 
January 7
Students return to school 
 

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

Metrobus Contacts for Schools

 

If an issue occurs with your designated school transit service, below are contacts at Metro who can help.

 

For emergency issues or time-sensitive questions (i.e., safety, late buses, missed stops, etc.), contact the Bus Operations Communication Center at (202) 962-1825.

 

For longer-term bus planning needs (i.e., requests for new transit services, ongoing crowding, etc.), contact Brooke Fossey at (202) 962-5203 or [email protected].

 

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

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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 


Discount Vacation Rentals for Deal Families


 Capitol Language Services  

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Acacia Bistro 

  

The 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."  

Reminder

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. 


What's Cooking Deal Families?

Take a minute to sign up to bring a dish to the spectacular Deal International Night  potluck dinner on November 20. Follow the link and show off your kitchen skills with the Deal community.
International Night Dish sign-up! 

 

Plan on attending with the whole family! Proceeds from this year's fundraiser will benefit student international travel. Contact Diana Rojas at [email protected] with any questions.  


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!  

Student & parent information

 

New: Football

Congratulations to our Deal Football team on a great season! Thank you to all the parents and staff for your support. Off-season training will begin in March. 

  

New: Parent Group: Parenting Children w/ ADHD

Are you looking for support and strategies for managing your child who lives with ADHD? We will resume this parent support/education group on Monday, November 11th at 6:30 - 8 pm. Contact  [email protected] for more information or just arrive that evening ready to share and learn. 

 

New: Team Alexandria

Team Alexandria science students should be working on their experiments at home.

 

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

 

New:
Career Awareness Month & Poster Contest

"Choosing to Make a Difference in Our World" is the theme for this year's contest. Students are asked to create an original poster that captures this theme. Students who are interested in entering the contest should see their grade-level counselor. The deadline for entries is Friday, November 15th. Prizes will be awarded.

  

Friday, November 15th is our school-wide college t-shirt/sweatshirt day. We look forward to seeing our students support their favorite universities.   


Teachers, please check your mailboxes this week for for additional Career Awareness Month activities to share with your classes during November.   

 

Deal Arts and Music News 

HONK! Jr., DVDs on Sale Now  

HONK Jr. DVDs are on sale now through Alicedeal.org

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. 

  

StepAfrika! Workshop
6th, 7th, and 8th grade students are encouraged to participate in a workshop with Step Afrika! (http://www.stepafrika.org/). 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!

        

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! 


New: Second Advisory Period 8 Courses
The following Period 8 classes begin this week:

Forensic Science - Mondays - W201
Journalism - Mondays - E200
Storytelling Through Video Games - Tuesdays - W306
Mapmaking - Tuesdays - C130
Traveling Our Nation's Past - Wednesdays - W304

Mapmaking and Traveling Our Nation's Past are still enrolling students. Interested? Visit http://tinyurl.com/Deal-Period-8 to sign up.  Do so ASAP as classes begin this week!

Questions? Email [email protected]

DC Scores Seeks 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 

www.eftours.com 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 eftours.com 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 eftours.com 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:

 

Lafayette ESWednesday
November 6
Eaton ESWednesday
November 13
Bancroft ESWednesday
November 20
Hearst ES 
Friday
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 A will meet Monday in room 216 from 3:30 - 5.

 

Grace Kowal 
Jalen Anthony  Colyar Trimble Hannah Dorosin 
Blyss Saron Margaret Goletiani Kaitlyn Hunter Maddie Breeden 
Sarah TraskCandace House Chandler Mabry Golden Davis 
Stella Magee Edvin Leijon Torin O'Brien Jaidyn Campfield 
Avery Dunn Murphy Harllee Brittany Diaz Alexandra Garcia 
 

Monday: Illustrator's Club

Illustrator's Club will meet in room C217 on Monday with Ms. Langon and the Magazine Club. Bring your ideas and sketches for our collaboration!

 

Monday: The After School Basketball Club

The Outdoor After School Basketball Club will meet on Monday at 3:30 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 E204.

 

Monday: Yoga Club

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

 

Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday: Volleyball

 

On Monday, Deal will host a volleyball double-header. Games will start at 4:30 pm and Deal will play Hardy at 5:30 pm.

 

On Wednesday, November 6th, is the first round of playoffs - sites and times to be announced. Team members will have practice on Thursday.  

 

Tuesday: Career Day

Deal's annual Career Day will be this Tuesday, November 5th. Parents and other community members will present about their career experiences during the activity period this Tuesday morning in homerooms. We will follow a Bell II schedule on that day. The theme for Deal's Career Day this year is "Choosing to Make a Difference in Our World." This month, students are encouraged to explore their interests and to learn more about their strengths as they think about how they will make a positive difference in our world.

 

Tuesday: Alice Deal Photography Club

ADP, or Alice Deal Photography club, will meet Tuesday at 3:30 in W204. If you love taking photographs, join us - it's not too late! For more information, please contact Ms. Taylor in W204 or see Mr. Healy in W300.

 

Tuesday: Swim Team

The first Deal swim team practice...EVER!...is on Tuesday, November 5th. Swimmers will meet outside the gym in the atrium to walk over to the Wilson Aquatic Center together. Parents should pick their swimmer up from Wilson at 5:30 pm if the swimmer is not walking home or taking public transit. Swimmers are reminded that payments for the team suit and optional contributions to the swim team fund are due by Tuesday, November 12th.

 

Tuesday: GeoPlunge!

For the second advisory GeoPlunge players will meet on Tuesdays in Ms. Hailfinger's room (E105) from 3:30 - 4:30 pm.  Students may still practice in Mr. Martini's room (C130) during 6th and 7th grade ZAP on Tuesdays.

 

Tuesday: Debate

With one successful tournament under our belts, it is  time to look forward to the next competition. Of course, new members are always encouraged to join the team. The debate team will meet this Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. in room W206 to review the research assignments and briefs discussed last week. 

 

6th Grade - School (Prop)

7th Grade - National (Prop)

8th Grade - International (Prop)

 

Remember that all tag lines on your briefs should be arguments, arguments should be grouped together, and evidence must have full citations (author, publication, date, page, or full web address). Please bring one hard copy of your briefs and e-mail a copy to Mr. Stroud prior to our meeting. Each debater should prepare - at minimum - one brief.  

 

If you are unable to attend Tuesday's practice, we still need you to submit your briefs electronically.

 

Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday: Basketball Tryouts

 

You must have a Consent for Athletic Participation 2013 form and a Emergency Treatment Form 2013 to participate in the tryouts. 

 

6th Grade Girls & Boys: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 3:30 - 5:00 pm.

7th/8th Grade Girls & Boys: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 5:00 - 6:30 pm.

 

The 7th/8th graders will have supervised study hall after school until practice starts. Please ensure that your athlete has something productive they can work on.

 

Please bring a snack as no one will be allowed to leave the building. Tryouts will be closed, no parents permitted. First round of cuts for 6th grade will be made on Wednesday night, with the final tryout day on Thursday.

 

If your student cannot attend the three tryout dates or if you have any questions please contact:

6th Grade Girls - Coach Quinn- [email protected]

7/8th Grade Girls - Coach Downing- [email protected]

6th Grade Boys - Coach Monaco- [email protected]

7/8th Grade Boys - Coach Turner- [email protected]

  

Wednesday: Space Time

Do you wonder about life on other planets? Do you like movies about outer space? Do you want to learn about the constellations? If so, join Mr. Siddiqui for Space Time, an afterschool club, on Wednesday at 3:30 in room E100. We will meet twice a month to discuss all things related to space.

 

Wednesday: Team Santiago Study Hall

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

 

Thursday and Friday: IB evaluation visit

 

Starting on Thursday morning, Deal will be visited by a team of educators from the IB. They will be looking at all subject areas, touring the school, and discussing areas of growth for our program. It is likely that they will be looking in to classrooms across the building. Please welcome them (discreetly)! 

 

Thursday: TAGS DC

Teachers and Geographic Students (TAGS) will meet this Thursday in Mr. Martini's room (C130) after school at 3:30. We will be planning activities for Geography Awareness Week, so come with fresh ideas to share! Be sure to mark your calendar with these upcoming meetings dates:

November 7 - December 5 - January 9 - January 24 (1:30 - 4:30 field trip to National Geographic) - February 6- March 6 - April 3 - May 1 - May 31 (another trip to National Geographic). 

 

Friday: Student Council Fall Dance/Party

This Friday, November 8th is our fall dance and party! There will be dancing, open gym, a movie, board games, ping pong, food, and drinks!  The dance will be from 3:30 to 5:30 pm. Tickets are $3.00 and can be bought during lunch periods on Wednesday and Thursday. Come and party with your friends after school Friday!

 

Saturday: Cross Country

Good luck to Deal's Cross Country team this Saturday!!!! All runners have worked extremely hard and have seen dramatic drops in their times!

 

Our championship teams include:

 

Boys
Girls
Daniel Freymann Lucy Kellogg 
Phillip Wright Mei Copacino 
Aidan Trinity Sarah Closser 
Charlie Smiles Haines Corrigan 
Levi Berger Jessica Indamar 
Tobias Severin Talya Lehrich 
Dylan Blumenthal Ella Pearlman-Chang  
Qualifier, unable to run: Ben Werb Qualified, unable to run: Ana Fischer 

If you are interested in joining Deal on this exciting day, our races will begin at 11:30am at Colmar Manor Park.

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  www.ellingtonschool.org/admissions/open-houses/ 

  • January 9, 2014, 3 - 4:30 pm

Phelps Architecture, Construction & Engineering School  www.phelpshsdc.org 

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

Wilson High School  www.wilsonhs.org 

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

School Without Walls High School

www.swwhs.org 

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

McKinley Technology High School  www.mckinleytech.org 

  • Saturday, November 23, 10 - 12 pm
  • Wednesday, December 18, 5:30 - 7:30 pm
  • Saturday, January 11, 10 - 12 pm
Staff information ...  
 
New: Bell Schedule Alert! 
Keep in mind that we have a Bell II on Tuesday and Bell I on Thursday. This allows us to accommodate our Career Day on Tuesday and our IB Evaluation Visit on Thursday/Friday.
   
New: Basketball

Any teachers interested in playing basketball from 3:30pm - 5:30pm on Fridays with students in the gym, please notify Mr. Schick. He is trying to organize a weekly After-School Basketball Club. If you are interested in playing, but Fridays do not work for you, please indicate what day and time would work best. We would meet weekly. Thanks!

 

New: Indoor Coaches

We need Indoor Track coaches for both the girls and boys team. Please see Coach Downing if you are interested.  

 

Tuesday: Team Leaders

Team leaders will meet in the conference room at 3:30.

 

Wednesday: 8th grade Teachers

The 8th grade team will meet next Wednesday morning in E300 at 8:10 am 

 

Thursday/Friday: IB Evaluation Visit

Teachers who will be meeting with out IB evaluators must adhere to the very tight schedule provided by Ms. Stallworth. Most meetings will take place in the conference room. Special note: please check your rooms for tidyness as well as for the presence of your IB information.  

 

Thursday: New to Deal

New staff members will meet at 3:30 pm in a location to be determined.

 

Friday:  Professional Development

The professional development session will be Overview of the Teach Standards. Mr. Stroud, a former Master Edcuator for DCPS, will conduct the session in room W206 starting at 8:10.

(all activities begin at 8:00 am unless otherwise stated)
 
MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFrida
Deal Madrigal 
Chorale 7:45am 

All School Chorus
7:45 am
  

 Deal Madrigal
Chorale
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
Ensemble 
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)
Monday

 
TuesdayWednesdayThursday

Friday



Basketball Tryouts
Gym
Basketball 
Tryouts
Gym
Basketball 
Tryouts
Gym 
6th/7th grade Boys' Soccer Team practice
Volleyball Game
at Deal
Swim Team Practice to 5:30 pmVolleyball playoff game
Volleyball practice 
Gym
Cheerleading practice - gym
Cross-country practiceScience Olympiad Team W200
Cross-country
practice
Cross-country practiceThe Big Deal
Acappella Choir
Cheerleading practice - gym
Photography Club
W204
Boys 6/7th soccer practiceField Hockey practice Robotics/Investment Team E207
Computer Programing
E206
GSA club
N116 or
W305
Team Babylon tutoring 
W207
TAGS DC
to 4:30 
C130
 6th Grade Transitions Workshop to 4:15 pm 
Literary Magazine club CG07
History club
W304
Fencing club
E106
 Speech Club
W206

 
Board Games
W106
Debate Team
W206
  Art From the Heart C205
French tutoring
N111

Outdoor Basketball 
Outside Court
Jiu Jitsu
Outside gym
Alexandria Library E205
Model Un 
W304

Ultimate Frisbee C205
String Club
Vinyl club
C203
Art from the Heart
C205

Scrabble club
Cafeteria
 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
Library


Knitting Club
W103
DIY club
interest meeting
E105
New to Deal Transition Workshop 

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


Chess Club
Cafeteria
Chinese
Tutoring
Space Time
E100

GirlUp!
E305
GeoPlunge
E105



Artist Journaling
C217




African Drumming CG21



Student Council meeting 



Music Workshop



Cooking Club Group A CG03



Chinese tutoring



6th Grade Soccer club E103



 Robotics/Investment Team E207




    

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

 

 

Great community service activity still looking for students! 

Janney Elementary school is STILL looking for Honor Roll students from 7th and 8th grade who are interested in working with Janney students to provide homework help and support basic math and English language skills as part of a supervised after school activity, "Study Buddies."  This requires a regular commitment on Tuesdays and/or Wednesdays, 3:40-4:40 pm from November - January, and would count towards community service. 

  

If you are interested please come to an information meeting at Janney on Monday, November 4th from 3:40-4:10pm. Contact Pippa Trench at [email protected] if you need more information.

 
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 www.winnerslacrosse.org  

 

Field Hockey

Practice - Thursdays 3:30-4:30pm

Games - Sundays at DEAL

visit www.koasports.org for details