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... 

We are underway! If you follow our Twitter feed (@DealVikings) you know that the ground was broken for an archeological survey at the Reno School on Friday. This was quickly followed by a new fence  surrounding a portion of our construction site. Soon, MCN builders will start on the shell of the Reno School and on utilities and foundation work for the new addition. Although we expect no impact on the current building, there are some complications that will arise for others.

The rear parking area behind Reno is effectively closed, of course, but the builders will also be closing off the parking area directly in front of the gymnasium in the near future. Students will still be able to access the 8th grade entrance near the gym, but there will be a new fence along their path. Outside access to our fields will need to go around to the west of the building (by our loading dock). With the construction come the workers - and we are working with the city and the builder to find a way to accommodate their parking without affecting our already-limited parking. When I have news on this, I will update you here.

We had a very well attended Family Math Night, with games and contests for all. Events like this connect our families and our teachers in a different way than conferences and Back-to-School Nights, and reinforce for your children that we all share the same interest in the content. The week also saw our students at Model United Nations and GeoPlunge tournaments - great culminating work.

The week coming up is as packed as can be at Deal. An open house for those who don't know what we offer is on Tuesday, a meeting with the parents of our second-language learners that same evening, two buddy days, a community service activity for the 6th grade, teacher meetings, and a Scrabble tournament on Saturday. All of this, and teaching, too.

One item I didn't mention yet was the International Night on Wednesday. In my years here, this evening has undergone some significant changes. There has always been a great parent turnout with food and fun, but now it is a donation-focused activity rather than a for-fee evening as fundraiser. Why did the PTA choose to do this?

The Deal community is a generous one - when families see need for their school, they respond to the level of need. There are a number of students who work hard, are excellent citizens, but whose families would have no chance of sending them on our World Language trips because they don't have the means. This is different then choosing not to send a child in 8th grade out of the area when a family has a choice. There are many in our school who have hardly ventured out of DC - and the chance to experience a culture, a language, and a rare opportunity can be transformative. It has been my privilege to travel most years with our students on these trips. Talking to your children on a bus ride, on the edge of the pool, or over lunch is an unmatched experience. At International Night, attendees will be able to donate specifically to the scholarship fund for these trips.

When I handed out the scholarship forms to the pool of possible students, I pointed out that their families would have to contribute some of the funding. One student stayed back and seemed visibly upset. I asked her if everything was ok (she was visibly shaking). She said, "I am just so happy to have this chance."

Hope to see you there on Wednesday.

James Albright
Don't miss West Side Story @ Wilson HS
This Friday at 7:30, Saturday matinee at 2:30, Saturday evening show at 7:30

Tickets: $15.00 for adults/$5.00 for students/children. Advance ticket reservations and information:  [email protected] (Tickets available at the door as well). 
Week of  
November 18, 2013
 Bell Schedule
Monday - Bell I 
Tuesday -Bell I
      Wednesday - Bell I 
    Thursday -  Thurs Bell 
Viking Time 
Friday - Bell I 


Upcoming Dates  

November 19
Open House 9 - 1 pm
Team Leaders, 3:30 pm
ELL Parent Night, 6:30 pm

November 20
Bancroft Buddy Day
International Night 6 - 8 pm

November 21
Faculty Meeting, 3:30 pm

November 22
Hearst Buddy Day
Visiting Deal 9am

November 23
Scrabble Tournament 

November 26
Principal's Coffee, 9 - 10

November 27
Thanksgiving Assembly

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


December 3
Shepherd Buddy Day


December 5
New to Deal, 3:30 pm


December 6
Visiting Deal 9 - 10


December 7
Saturday Detention 9 - noon
Hack-a-thon 8 am - 7 pm
PTA Holiday Greens Sale 


December 8
Hack-a-thon 8 am - 6 pm
PTA Holiday Greens Sale


December 9


December 10

 December 11

PTA Meeting, 6:30 pm


December 12
School Geography Bee


December 13
LSAT, 7:30 am


December 14
Saturday Detention 9 - noon  
PTA Holiday Greens Sale
December 15
PTA Holiday Greens Sale 


December 16

PTA Breakfast 7:30 - 8:30 

 December 17

Janney Buddy Day
Winter Concert  6:30 

 December 18

Open House 9 - 1

 December 19

Faculty Meeting, 3:30 pm 

 December 20

SCAC, 7:30 am
Holiday Assembly

 December 23 - January 3

Winter Break

 January 6

Professional Development Day
No school for students


January 7
Students return to school 


Buddy Days are coming to Deal!


Every year, Alice Deal 6th grade students and teachers host a day for each feeder school's 5th grade students and teachers to visit during the school day. This is our chance to proudly present our school to future middle school students and we make every effort to ensure our visiting buddies have a super positive experience.


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


Bancroft ESWed.
Nov. 20
Hearst ES 
Nov. 22
Shepherd ESTues.Dec. 3
Janney ES
Tues.Dec. 17


The Alice Deal PTA is Building Community

Shop online anytime at Politics and Prose and earn contributions to
benefit the school's library.

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.

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

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
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 


The DCPS Attendance Protocol

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 the reason their child was absent from school. Ms. Johnson's email address is [email protected].  If you have any questions, please contact the Welcome Center and ask to speak to the Attendance Counselor, Ms. Johnson. 

Bring a dish to share! Bring your whole family to enjoy!


Wednesday, November 20 from 6-8 pm


International Night, a Deal tradition, is a night to gather around the table chatting with old friends and meeting new ones. This year, our fabulous school choir will entertain and there will be drawings for gift certificates from Dangerously Delicious Pies, Tian Tian Fang, Boundary Road and Taqueria D.F.

It's not too late to sign up to help out or to bring a dish to share. Just click on this link and fill in your name.


International Night will be raising funds through voluntary donations for the PTA's scholarships for student international travel. Please be generous.







                    Costa Rica


Your $upport means a great Deal!  

Student & parent information

New: Family Math Night

Thank you to the entire Deal community for a math-tastic Family Math Night!  Special thanks to our math teachers, inclusion teachers, 8th grade humanities teachers, the Welcome Center staff, and our custodians for their hard work.


New: GeoPlunge Challenge Tournament!
Last Thursday, 13 sixth- and seventh-grade students proudly represented Alice Deal at the city-wide Fall GeoPlunge Challenge Tournament! Students demonstrated excellent teamwork, strategy, and knowledge of US geography while competing against other middle schools across the city. Congratulations to:

  • First Place Champions: Meg Buzbee, Shayna Brotzman, and Usha Hippenstiel!!!!!!!!
  • Second Place: Zore Colleye, Nadav Oren, and Alex Holmes
  • Third Place: Zach Lordan, Jacques Nissen, and Oscar Lee
  • Fifth and Seventh Place: Steele Downing, Ethan Fingerhut, Gavin Rasmussen, and Yo-yo Kabede

New: English Language Learner Parent Night

Parents of students in Deal's English Language Learner (ELL) program are invited to attend our ELL parent Night this Tuesday, November 19th at 6:30 pm. Come meet our new ELL teachers and learn about the ELL program. We will discuss the new ELL schedule, goal setting, and strategies to use at home. The ELL department will provide pizza and students will earn a homework pass for attending!


New: Help Represent Alice Deal at the Hackathon

For the first time ever, Alice Deal will be partnering with Random Hacks of Kindness and the Help Earth Foundation to host one of the many "Hackathons" taking place world-wide the weekend of December 7th and 8th. During this two-day event, community members will present challenges based on local problems or needs to a group of volunteer software engineers and computer programers who will then work in teams to design solutions. Deal is currently seeking students who are interested in participating either by presenting a challenge or working as part of a team to design a solution. If you are interested, please email [email protected] or plan to attend the organizational meeting after school on Monday, November 25th from 3:30 - 4pm. We are very excited to create our own Silicon Hilltop here on Fort Drive. 


New: Recycling at Deal: Changes are Coming! 

In the coming weeks, Alice Deal will shift our recycling habits. Instead of placing all recyclable items in one bin we will separate paper/cardboard from all plastic/metal/glass items. Labels and signage to help with this change will appear in classrooms and common areas around the building. Teachers and students, you can start to assist with this process already: start to use your classroom recycling bins for paper products only. If you have other recyclable materials, start a second collection bin or place them to the side to keep them separate. Remember: rethink, reduce, reuse, recycle!



Geography Awareness Week Essay Contest

In celebration of Geography Awareness Week (November 17 - 23), all students are invited to participate in an essay contest! In 1-2 typed pages, students should respond to the prompt: "What does it mean to be a 21st Century explorer?"  Submissions are due by Sunday, November 24th, and can be emailed to Mr. Martini at [email protected]One winner will be selected from each grade level and announced in the following week's bulletin and AM announcements!  


New: "Letters About Literature" Writing Contest

Are you a voracious reader and writer? If so, the "Letters About Literature" contest is perfect for you! The theme is to write a personal letter to an author whose work (either fiction or nonfiction) has changed your view of the world or yourself. See Ms. Clements in CG10 for more information, or email her at [email protected].


New: 7th Grade Science Students

7th Grade Science Students should be running their experiments at this time. Data are due soon.  


Follow @DealVikings on Twitter!  
Be sure to follow Alice Deal's new Twitter account for updates and pictures from the daily happenings at Deal.

Parent Groups: Parenting Children w ADHD.

Parents, are you looking for support and strategies for managing your child who lives with ADHD? We are happy to resume this parent support/psychoeducation group on Monday, November 18th from 6:00 - 7:30 pm. This is a date change due to the Veteran's Day holiday. Please contact [email protected] for more information or just arrive that evening

ready to share and learn.

The [email protected]  

Rehearsals with Ms. McElheney

Deal With It and The Big Deal will NOT rehearse on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday this week. There will be rehearsal after school on Friday.


All School Choir Performance

Students who are participating in the All School Choir performance for International Night should report back to school by 6:00 pm on Wednesday, November 20. Please see Mr. Watkins or Ms. Neal if you have any questions.


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. 


StepAfrika! Workshop
6th, 7th, and 8th grade students are still 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. 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!


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.

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]


Winter Sports Practice Schedule
3:30 - 5
3:30 - 5
6th Boys Basket
3:30 - 5
3:30 - 5
3:30 - 5
3:30 - 5
6th Girls
3:30 - 5
3:30 - 5
3:30 - 5
3:30 - 5
7/8 Boys
5 - 6:30
5 - 6:30
5 - 6:30
5 - 6:30
5 - 6:30
7/8 Girls
5 - 6:30
5 - 6:30
5 - 6:30
5 - 6:30
Indoor Track

Coach contact information to come! 

Student athletes with later start times for practice are required to be in study hall until practice starts. With permission, students may work with other teachers as needed. Students must be under adult supervision at all times. 

Please ensure that your athlete has sufficient food for snacks or meals; individual teams may make arrangements for their students. Students are not allowed to leave school to travel for food in the neighborhood, nor are they to ask others to do so.

Please speak with your child's coach if you have questions about any of these items.

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: Ultimate Frisbee Club

The Ultimate Frisbee Club will have their last practice of the season on Monday, November 18th at 3:30 pm in Mr. Martini's room (C130). 


Monday: The Outdoor Basketball Club

The After School Outdoor Basketball Club will meet on Monday, November 18 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: Yoga Club

Yoga Club will meet Monday, November 17th from 3:30 - 4:30 in E101. Bring a mat or towel and wear comfortable clothes.


Monday: Chess Club

The chess club meets on Monday's at 3:30 in room E301. The club is a fun way for all students to develop their chess skills through games and chess problems. It is open to players at all experience levels, from beginners to advanced players. While we did not meet this past week due to Veterans Day, we will meet this Monday, November 18th. New players are always welcome to attend!


Monday: Cooking Club

Group B will meet Monday, November 15th from 3:30 - 5:00 pm.


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

Tuesday: Deal Open House

Families and other visitors will be touring the school from 9 until 1 on Tuesday. There will be drop-ins and lots of curious people to see if our students are as incredible as we know they are. Be friendly!  


Tuesday: Photography Club

Photography Club will be meeting on Tuesday from 3:30 to 4:30 in W204. Please see Ms. Taylor or Mr. Healy for more information!


Wednesday: Team Santiago Study Hall

Ms. Brittingham, Mr. Martini, Ms. Nakamura, and Ms. Jackson will provide academic support to all Team Santiago students Wednesdays 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: Space Club

Space Club will be meeting this Wednesday, from 3:30 - 4:30 in room E100. Space Club is a great opportunity for students to learn more about outer space, exobiology, and anything space-related that interests them! This week, we will discuss planet formation and the numerous exoplanets being discovered outside our Solar System. Please contact Mr. Siddiqui ([email protected]) with any questions you may have.


Wednesday: Team Alexandria Library Time

Team Alexandria Library time is on Wednesday from 3:30 - 4:30 pm.


Wednesday: International Night!

This delicious extravaganza is from 6:00 - 8:00 in the Deal cafeteria. As a very popular Deal event, expect crowds - and lots of good food. Music performance will be at 6:45 in the Gallery.


Thursday: Viking Time

Our second monthly Viking Time is this Thursday during our activity period. Be prepared for lots of fun! 

Staff information ...  
In honor of November being a month-long celebration of gratitude, SCAC has placed a Tree of Gratitude on a bulletin board in the Staff Lounge. On the board you will also find cut-outs of leaves (many thanks to Ms. Dziato and our DIY club), markers, and a stapler. While you're waiting for your lunch to warm-up or the copier to be available, take a moment to share your gratitude towards a colleague, department, team, activity, etc. by writing it on a leaf and stapling it to the tree! It's sure to put a smile on your face and everyone else's as they read it.

Tuesday: Open House
Our first open house of the year is on Tuesday from 9 until 1. Student Council members will lead parents, students, interested community members and a group of Chinese educators around Deal to observe the great work that you do. Be sure to create a welcoming environment - but you don't have to welcome them to your room directly.


Tuesday: Team Leaders 
Meet in the conference room at 3:30 pm

Wednesday: International Night!
All teachers and family members are welcome to this free event. It is a great time to relax, see your students' families in a different light, and enjoy some tremendous food from around the world. Special thanks to those staff members who are providing food for the teacher's table. All donated proceeds will go to send some of our deserving students on our World Language trips over Spring Break. 


Thursday: Faculty Meeting 
Meet in the cafeteria at 3:30 pm

Friday: SCAC Meeting
Meeting will take place at 7:30am in the Conference Room

Friday: Professional Development - Mindsets and Motivation Professional Learning Community

The Mindsets and Motivation PLC will meet at 8:10 on Friday, November 22. Participants should have completed the online Teacher Survey, Introduction, and Module 1. Group assignments will be sent on Wednesday.



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 9th, 3 - 4:30 pm 
Eastern High School
  • Thursday, November 21st , from 5:30pm-7:00pm.
Phelps Architecture, Construction & Engineering School 
  • Dec. 20th & Jan. 17th, 11 - 2 pm 

Wilson High School 

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

McKinley Technology High School 

  • Saturday, November 23rd, 10 - 12 pm
  • Wednesday, December 18th, 5:30 - 7:30 pm
  • Saturday, January 11th, 10 - 12 pm


High School Common Application


This year there will be a common application and lottery system for all public schools of choice, including charters, DCPS out-of-boundary, and DCPS specialized high schools. The initiative is entitled MySchoolDC, for more information email The timeline for completing the application process is as follows:


December 16th: Application becomes available online at

February 3rd: Application deadline for all DCPS and most DC charter high schools

March 31st: Results released.

May 1st: Deadline to claim your seat by turning in your enrollment forms.            


The DCPS Specialized/City-Wide High Schools are:

  • Benjamin Banneker High School
  • McKinley Technology High School
  • Columbia Heights Education Campus (Bell)   
  • Phelps Architecture, Construction, and Engineering High School
  • Duke Ellington School of the Arts
  • School Without Walls

Requesting Recommendations for Private Schools


1.  Who to ask? Start by thinking of which teachers can attest to your strengths and positive attributes. Some schools require specific subject teachers to write the recommendation so be aware of this before you ask.

2.  Gather the recommendation forms and fill out all pertinent information. Prepare an addressed and stamped envelope for each school from which you are requesting a recommendation. All recommendations will be placed in the mail by the individual teacher or by your counselor.

3.  Take the recommendation form with the envelope to the person from whom you need the request. Ask the person if they would be willing to write a recommendation for you. Remind them of the date by when it needs to be completed and mailed in. Please give the teacher two weeks to complete your recommendation. Ms. McFarland has copies of "Letter of Recommendation Request Forms" and "Student Profile Sheets" that are helpful for  this process.


If you need a transcript to send to a private school, please provide Ms. McFarland an addressed and stamped envelope to use to mail your transcript.

(all activities begin at 7:45 am unless otherwise stated)
Monday  TuesdayWednesday
Deal Madrigal 

All School Chorus 

 Deal Madrigal 

  All School Chorus

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

No After School Activities/Faculty 

Outdoor Basketball 
Outside Court
  Space Time
 Art from the Heart
 Girls in Real Life Situations (G.I.R.L.S)
 Cheerleading practice - gym
New to Deal Transition Workshop
Chinese tutoring
Cheerleading practice - gym
6th Grade Soccer club E103
Swim Team Practice to 5:30 pm
Team Santiago study hall C130
Team London study hall E104

  6th Grade Transitions Workshop
Investment Team 
Photography Club
Music Workshop
Field Hockey practice Robotics/
Investment Team
Computer Programming
GSA club
N116 or
Team Babylon tutoring 
The Big Deal
Acappella Choir

Literary Magazine club CG07
History club
Fencing club
 Speech Club

Board Games
Debate Team
  Art From the Heart C205
French tutoring

Chess Club
Jiu Jitsu
Outside gym
Alexandria Library E205
Model UN

Ultimate Frisbee C205
Science Olympiad Team W200
Vinyl club

Scrabble club
 Digital Recording Club

Team Rio study hall Team Mumbai tutoring

Yoga club RM E101
After School String workshop

Knitting Club
DIY club 

Illustrator's Club C224
The Big Deal Acappella Choir 

Chinese tutoring


Artist Journaling

African Drumming CG21

Student Council meeting 

Music Workshop

Cooking Club Group B CG03

Please click the following link for the: 


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



New: Janney 5k race on Saturday December 7

Come join the fun and race for a good cause! Support Janney Elementary (American University Park, Washington DC) in its efforts to raise school funds, build community spirit and encourage good health.The morning program includes a 5K race in the Janney school district neighborhood and a shorter fun run for younger participants.

5K race starts at 10am, followed by fun run at 11am

WINTERFEST will be held all day at Janney after the race!

For more details and registration, visit

All pre-registered runners are guaranteed a tee-shirt and race packet. Volunteers needed! If you have any questions or would like to discuss sponsorship opportunities, please contact: Jeff Davis or Kelly Lee at [email protected]

This event is being timed and scored by AMAZING RACE TIMING

This is a USATF-certified course with chip timing


New: Wilson Musical! 

Wilson Theater Arts is proud to present this year's Wilson musical, WEST SIDE STORY.
The world's greatest love story takes to the streets in this landmark Broadway musical.
Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" is transported to modern-day New York City, as two young idealistic lovers find themselves caught between warring street gangs. Their struggle to survive in a world of hate, violence and prejudice is one of the most innovative, heart-wrenching and relevant musical dramas of our time.
WEST SIDE STORY will feature an 18 piece Wilson/Community Orchestra along with almost 100 Wilson students participating in the production.
Remaining Performances :
November 22 at 7:30
November 23 at 2:30 (Special Matinee Performance)
November 23 at 7:30
Wilson Auditorium
3950 Chesapeake Street NW
Washington DC
Tickets are $15.00 for adults and $5.00 for students/children.
Advance ticket reservations and information:  [email protected]
Tickets will also be available at the door.  


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. 


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 - 6:00 pm 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

visit for details