Alice Deal Middle School

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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... 

At the Open House this Saturday, a prospective parent asked what I felt was an area where Deal could stand to improve. I paused to think about all that we are grateful for, from cheerful, well-prepared students, to teachers who want to work someplace that will deeply challenge them, to a parent community that knows what it wants. There is much that we are excited about. But the question wasn't, what are we proudest of (shared throughout the Open House), but what are areas where we need to grow?

Deal has been a Reward school for two years in a row. This designation reflects that for District-wide assessment practices, our students do very well on both Math and English assessments (as well as Science and Composition). Our percentages are the highest in the city - especially notable since we are not an application school but your neighborhood school. But what lurks behind high percentages of success are the small percentages of struggle. Per the DC CAS, 12 percent of our students are not successful on a baseline math test; and 17 percent are not successful on a baseline English test. These are low percentages, of course, but at a school Deal's size that means that almost 130 students didn't pass the DC CAS math and 170 didn't pass the DC CAS English. These students are distributed across all grades and teams, so on a team of about 105 kids this translates into 12 and 17 individuals, respectively.

Our challenge, then, is to keep the good and great things going on while attending to the needs of all of our students. Our teachers work to design units and lessons that address the diverse needs of performers in all classrooms - creating spaces where all students can see something challenging for them and get the support they need wherever they are academically. Families ask what we will do for their very advanced child, or their moderately successful child who needs to be motivated, or for their child for whom school has been a difficult place. Our answer has to be that we focus on their child and their child's needs - wherever they are.

From a strategic perspective, we have adopted a number of practices that are intended to support student growth. We have made dramatic changes over recent years in support for students with disabilities; we have rearranged classes for new learners of English; we have developed a strong approach to teaching reading; we have individualized math instruction in the face of the Common Core; and many more small but meaningful adjustments. The teaching staff and the rest of us have committed to pushing ourselves to work at increasing the number of successful students - by any measure. I know that the team we have at Deal today - teachers, counselors, student support specialists, instructional developers, educational aides, and technology staff - is the group to go forward and keep on working on this worthy goal. I know I speak for the administrative team that we feel that our mission is to find a way forward on this goal.

Next week, I will share a new initiative that we will put in place on the weekends to support students in need. Stay tuned, and take care.

James Albright

I hope to see EVERYONE at the Party and Auction this Saturday night!

The Magic of Motown Party and Auction
February 8, 2014
6:30 to 11:00 pm.   

"Easy as One Two Three!*"


The Magic of Motown is now two one week away and we'd like to put three items on your to-do list:


1. Donate an item to the auction!

It's simple, just email: [email protected] and tell us what gift certificate, service, vacation home, theater tickets, sports game, wine collection, homemade delicacy, or other great item that you want to donate.


2. Sponsor the Magic of Motown!

Consider making a fully tax-deductible donation to the Magic of Motown party and auction. Sponsor a teacher's ticket for $25 or get us closer to our fundraising goal by giving $1000. Other donation amounts are also available. Our auction website,, has all the details.


3. Buy your tickets to the Magic of Motown!

Save money and buy your ticket today while the price is still just $25. After Feb. 5, the price doubles to $50. Tickets may be purchased at the auction website,


Thank you!


* "ABC" a Motown #1 hit for the Jackson 5 in 1970

Week of  
February 3 
 Bell Schedule
Monday- Bell I 
Tuesday - Bell I
      Wednesday - Bell I
Thursday - Thursday Bell
Friday - Bell I 

Upcoming Dates  

February 5  
Science Fair Judging

February 6
New to Deal (for staff), 3:30 pm


February 7
LSAT, 7:30 am
Visiting Deal, 9 - 10 am 


February 8
Saturday Detention, 9 - 12 noon
PTA Auction 6:30 - 11 pm!
Debate Tournament (@Wilson) 
February 11
Team Leaders, 3:30 pm
Report Cards Issued   


February 12
Paced Int Assessment 3 - English   


February 14
Professional Development Day
No school for students 


February 15

Saturday Institute, 9-12 noon


February 17
Presidents's Day
No school for students or staff 


 February 18 
Grade-level Chairs, 3:30 pm
Musical Auditions


February 19
Paced Int Assessments 3 - Math
Musical Auditions
8th Gr Humanities Mock Hearings
6th Grade Writers Celebration


February 20
Musical Auditions
Faculty Meeting, 3:30 pm 


February 21
Musical Auditions
6th Grade Awards Assembly, 9am


February 22
Saturday Detention, 9 - 12 noon
Saturday Institute, 9 - 12 noon


February 24
Parent-Teacher Conference Day
No school for students


February 25
Principal's Coffee 9 -10 
Team Leaders, 3:30 pm
6th Grade Ski Trip 


February 26
SCAC, 7:30 pm
7th Grade Ski Trip 


February 27
Speech and Drama Competition
8th Grade Ski Trip 


February 28
Visiting Deal, 9 - 10 am 
March 1
Saturday Institute, 9 - 12-noon

March 7
LSAT, 7:30 am 

March 8
Saturday Detention, 9 - 12 noon
Saturday Institute, 9 - 12 noon

March 10
8th Grade NHD Registration

March 11
8th Grade NHD Judging
Team Leaders, 3:30 pm

March 12 
8th Grade NHD Viewing

March 14
SCAC, 7:30 am
Visiting Deal, 9 - 10 am

March 15
Deal Scrabble Tournament
Saturday Institute, 9 - 12 noon

March 24
IB Assessment Workshop (staff)

March 25
Principal's Coffee, 9 - 10 am
IB Assessment Workshop (staff)
Team Leaders, 3:30 pm 

March 26
IB Assessment Workshop (staff)

March 28
Reno Day #3
Records Day
Students dismissed at 12:15 pm

March 29
Saturday Institute, 9 - 12 noon

March 31
DC CAS Starts
6th Grade Birthday Party
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", parents must provided a note (email or written) to Ms. Johnson, the attendance counselor, indicating the reason for the child's absence.  


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. 

Student & parent information


New: Debate Tournament this weekend

Due to the significant size of the Deal Debate tournament, the location has been moved to Wilson High School. This is in order to accommodate the possibility of 500+ participants and parents (15 teams at this point) and to make sure that the event runs smoothly. Special thanks to Principal Cahall and his team for immediately agreeing to work with our Debate squad and for finding ways that this can happen. We LOVE the fact that Wilson HS is just across the park - and look forward to paying forward their support.


Please contact debate organizer Mr. Stroud with any questions, at [email protected] 


New: Shakespeare Festival Kudos 

Congratulations to all who participated in the remarkable Shakespeare Festival this past Friday. In spite of little publicity, a huge house came out for the show. Parents, Wilson students, Deal Vikings, staff - all were excited by the quality of the performances, the thrill of Shakespeare, and the hard-work of all involved to make it happen. Director Jill Roos, working with a dedicated group of students, started rehearsals in early January and it opened on the 31st. What an accomplishment!


New: Spelling Bee

Congratulations to all of the participants in our annual school spelling bee!  Our top three, moving on to the Cluster Bee on February 27th, are Olivia Barr (1st Place), Greer Marshall (2nd Place), and Isaac Rosenblum-Sellers (3rd Place).


Special thanks to Mr. Albright and Mr. McDowell for their help in making this event possible!


New: Cafeteria Composting Continues!

Deal Vikings have quickly taken to a new routine in the cafeteria, disposing compostable and recyclable materials separately from trash. Thanks to the hard work of student volunteers, the program now diverts almost 300 gallons of material from the landfill each day! Keep up the good work Vikings!


New: Attention All 2nd Semester 6th Grade Art Students!

All 6th grade students taking art in the second semester are reminded to bring in their unlined, 9x12 sketchbook with at least 50 pages. We will use these books regularly in class!


New: 8th Grade Art Students 

Please bring in your $10 fee for the IB sketchbook for art class. Payments can be made in cash or checks payable to Alice Deal Middle School.


New: PE Students

All PE classes will officially begin changing up for physical education classes on Monday, February 3rd. Gym uniforms are mandatory for all students. Your gym uniform (including tennis shoes) carries the same merit as bringing your textbook for core classes. All noncompliant students will be required to complete a written assignment. Let's have a productive learning year!


New: Model UN Conference

7th and 8th grade students who participated in the fall Model UN conference, or who have signed up to participate in the spring Model UN conference, may see Ms. Trenkle in W304 to pick up a permission slip for a field trip to tour the United Nations in New York City in the late spring.


New: Edline & the Advisory Change

A final 2nd advisory progress report will be posted to Edline for all students at the beginning of this week. In addition, the first progress report for 3rd advisory will be posted. This report will not display class averages as students will not have completed a large number of assignments. New classes for 3rd advisory (Art/Music/PE) will not display on this first progress report - they will be included the following week.


New: Parent-Teacher Conferences

Parent-Teacher Conferences are coming up on Monday, February 24th. Conferences with core team teachers will be held by appointment only. The online appointment system (available at will open beginning on Monday, February 10th. An email address is required in order to make an appointment - if you don't have access to the online system please contact your child's team to create appointments. Instructions for the online system can be found on Deal's main Edline page. If you have questions regarding the online system, please email [email protected] 


New: Swim Club

Ms. Rhoads' Swim Club will resume on February 11th in E201 until 5:15.


New: Embassy of Romania visits Team Santiago!

As part of the Embassy Adoption Program, diplomats from the Embassy of Romania visit Team Santiago geography classes this week on Tuesday, February 4th and Friday, February 7th!  Students will learn about the geography and culture of Romania through a language and dance activity!


New: Celebrate Digital Learning Day!

Deal will celebrate DLD with the announcement of the winners of the Book Trailer contest. The deadline has been extended until Monday, February 3rd. All entries will be screened in the library at a later date.


New: GirlUp Dollar Campaign Starts Monday!

The fabulous members of the Deal GirlUp chapter will begin our second annual Dollar Campaign today in homeroom. Our goal is to collect enough money to send 12 girls in Congo to school for a full year. We invite everyone in the Deal family to contribute one dollar-or more-in order to help us meet our goal of $2160. This small sum will provide 12 girls with tuition, uniforms, and school supplies. Just think what a difference a year of education can make.

Homeroom teachers received a collection bag in their mailboxes this morning. These bags should be circulated in homeroom and then sent to E305 for counting. Checks should be made payable to Deal Middle School. Thank you for your support!


New: Book Trailer Contest

Calling all readers with a cinematic vision! Get ready to celebrate Digital Learning Day (February 5th) by entering the first Book Trailer Contest. Listen up for the announcements this week and pick up more information in the library. The deadline for all entries is February 3rd and trailers should be 30-90 seconds.


First prize: $50

Second prize: $20 iTunes gift card

Third prize: $10 iTunes gift card


New: Lacrosse

Lacrosse registration is filling up for the Spring 2014 Teams. REGISTER HERE Please make sure you fill out the entire form. 


New: Calling all National History Day Students!

Need help with your History Day project?

Confused about how to best organized your project?

Have specific questions?


Come have your questions answered and learn more "tricks of the trade" for your project. Each session will be held in E305 from 3:30-4:30 pm. A short presentation will be given, exemplars shared, and there will be an opportunity for students to ask questions. Each week a different presentation format will be discussed:


*       February 5th, Papers

*       February 12th1, Websites


Mark your calendar!  We hope to see you there!


All projects are due the week of February 25th.

(This is a change from the NHD calendar provided at the beginning of the year.)

Spring Musical
The audition schedule for our spring musical will soon be announced. Watch this space for more information for this always popular spectacular. You ask, what is the musical to be? This spring we will present The Wizard of Oz! 


Music Department

All students who have music in the 3rd Advisory should come to class prepared with a composition book or spiral notebook and a two-pocket folder!

Calling all Ultimate Frisbee Players!

The Washington Area Frisbee Club (WAFC) is looking to begin a middle school recreational league in the DC metro area but they need players and parents! All games and activities will be organized by WAFC and are not Deal sponsored. If families are interested in registering please visit or email Coach Martini ([email protected]) for more information!


Yearbook/Newspaper pictures are requested!

Please email any pictures for the yearbook and/or the newspaper to Mr. Klauber at  [email protected] 


Teens for Jeans
The number one most requested item at homeless shelters is a pair of jeans. Do you have any that you've outgrown? Any that are no longer your style? Any that you think would brighten someone else's day if they could wear them? If so, please bring them in and donate them to Teens for Jeans in your homeroom. Last year, Deal students and staff collected 1,423 pairs of jeans. Our goal this year is 1,600. We will collect through February 13.

New Issue of School Newspaper

Be sure to check out The Vikings Quarterly for Deal news, human interest pieces, reviews, and more! You can find us at:

Follow @DealVikings on Twitter!  

Be sure to follow, mention, and retweet Alice Deal's new Twitter account for updates and pictures from the daily happenings at Deal. If you already follow us, you know that we have been posting pictures and narratives that show what is happening during each of our Deal days. Don't miss out!

Winter Sports

6th Grade Girls
vs Takoma @ Deal 




6th Grade Boys vs  Takoma @ Deal



Please click on the following Athletics Calendar Link for any changes to the above schedule.   
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 allowed to ask others to do so. 


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

This Week at Deal...


(If there are any weather-related delays or closures, announcements will be made at school for when activities will be held.)  


Monday - Thursday: Period 8

Third advisory Period 8 courses start this week! If you have registered for a Period 8 course you should have received confirmation and class details via email. Still thinking about registering?  Act quickly as time is running out!  Visit for information on courses and how to sign up.


Monday: Art Journaling Club

Is meeting Mondays, 3:30 - 4:30 in Room C217. Please join us!


Monday: After School Outdoor Basketball Club

The After School Outdoor Basketball Club will meet on Monday, February 3rd at 3:30 pm behind the school on the court next to the "Cottage." Dress for cold weather. In the event of rain or extreme cold, we will meet with Mr. Namian in Room E-204.


Monday: Cooking Club

Group A will meet Monday, January 13th in Room 216 from 3:30-5:00 pm.


Grace Kowal

Colyar Trimble

Hannah Dorosin

Sahara Trask

Blyss Saron

Margaret Goletiani

Jennifer Zamora

Maddie Breeden

Derin Hughey

Chandler Mabry

Refal Bahabri

Stella Magee

Edvin Leijon

Torin O'Brien

Erick Reina Flores

Avery Dunn

Murphy Harllee

Alexandra Garcia


Tuesday: GirlUp Shows "Girl Rising"

Find out what all the good press is about in this award-winning study of nine girls' dreams for education and opportunity. The movie begins at 3:30 pm in the Deal Media Center on Tuesday, February 4th. Everyone is welcome to join!


Tuesday: Let's Get It Together

Let's Get It Together will meet on Tuesday at 3:30 in C113. Please see Mr. Kirschenbaum if you have any questions.


Wednesday: African-American Film Festival

In February, the Deal Library will present an African-American Film Festival ever Wednesday after school. All the films are based on books that celebrate African-American struggles and triumphs. All are welcome. Films start at 3:30.

February 5th: Ruby Bridges

February 12th  & 19th: Miracle's Boys (mini-series)

February 26th: The Watsons Go to Birmingham


Wednesday: Science Fair

Nearly 100 7th and 8th grade students will compete in Deal's annual Science Fair this Wednesday morning. We are excited to welcome community members from various scientific professions who will serve as judges and offer feedback to our competitors. Judging will take place beginning at 9:00 am in the library. Participating students have been assigned a time to report to the library and will have an official fair pass to leave class.


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 - 4:30 pm in Room C130. Please feel free to come for help or simply for a quiet place to work.


Thursday: All-School Choir

The All-School Choir will rehearse this week just one time - this Thursday at 7:45 - due to other obligations.


Thursday: TAGS Meeting!

The TAGS DC club will hold its next monthly meeting this Thursday, February 6th in room C130 after school from 3:30 - 4:30 pm. We will be work with Eva Stern, a GIS expert, to plan out our final mapping project! Below is our schedule of meetings for the remainder of the year:

Feb 6 - March 6 - April 3 - May 1 - May 31, 9am-12pm (Final Presentations at National Geographic)


International Baccalaureate


The IB organization, with support from IB teachers around the world, has enhanced the Middle Years Program (MYP). The Deal staff was introduced to the new Approaches to Learning skills categories and Learner Profile descriptors during the first semester. Over the next several months, the teaching staff will continue to receive information and training on the new subject guidebooks.


One major change is the shift from Areas of Interaction to Global Contexts. There are currently five Areas of Interaction: Approaches to Learning (ATL); Community and Service; Health and Social Education; Environments; and Human Ingenuity. Of the five Areas of Interaction, ATL is the only one that will remain in the enhanced MYP. ATL are a set of skills identified by IB as necessary to assist students in learning how to learn.


The Global Contexts identified by IB are:

  • Identities and Relations;
  • Orientation in Time and Space;
  • Personal and Cultural Expression;
  • Scientific and Technical Innovation;
  • Globalization and Sustainability; and
  • Fairness and Development.

The aim is to help students reflect on local, national and global communities, as well as real-life situations that affect the lives of middle school children. Unit plans will be developed in which Global Contexts and Approaches to Learning are identified. The enhancements in the MYP will ensure the fulfillment of the school's mission.


Alice Deal Middle School inspires excellence, curiosity, and compassion through intellectual and social engagement. The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable, and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.


We, the staff at Alice Deal, ensure that all students achieve academic success by providing a consistent and nurturing environment with clear expectations.




Eighth Grade Corner


Specialized High School Open House Dates


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


8th Grade Mock High School Interviews

If you plan to interview for high schools and would like practice and feedback, contact Ms. Redekopp in the library to schedule a mock interview.  They will be held during lunch periods and after school, and appointments last approximately 15 minutes.


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:


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.

Staff information ...  


Tuesday: Final Grades Due 


New: IB Assessment Workshop

All teachers will attend one of three IB assessment workshops this week. Please check the schedule sent out by Ms. Stallworth for your assigned date. 


New: Professional Development Opportunity - at Deal!

Join Teach Plus as we launch semester 2 of Cutting to the Core! During the February and March sessions teachers will dig deep into a specific Common Core standard, look at PARCC assessment items tied to that standard, analyze student work, and discuss how to talk with colleagues about classroom implementation. The April session will focus on how to evaluate Common Core resources, and the topic for the May session will be determined based on participants' needs. Participants will earn two PLUs at each session!


Date: Wednesday, February 26th

Time: 5:15 pm - 7:30 pm
5:15 pm: Registration and Dinner
5:45 pm: Breakout Sessions (by grade level and subject area)
7:15 pm: Closing

Any questions?  Please see Mr. Gueltig.

PTA Auction: Please support the PTA by submitting an auction item for the February 8 auction. Teacher/team items are always VERY popular! You can email [email protected] with your idea.  


If you plan to attend the auction, please go to on the auction website and reserve your tickets. Each staff member will receive two tickets. You will need to enter your credit card information just in case you choose to bid. 


(all activities begin at 7:45 am unless otherwise stated)






 All School Chorus

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





Outdoor Basketball 
Outside Court
  Space Time
Art from the Heart 
 Girls in Real Life Situations
 Cheerleading practice - gym
New to Deal Transition Workshop
Chinese tutoring
Cheerleading practice - gym
Cooking Club Group A CG03
Swim Team Practice to 5:30 pm
Team Santiago study hall C130

Team London study hall


6th Grade Transitions Workshop
Investment Team 
Photography Club
Music Workshop
Field Hockey practiceRobotics/Investment 
Computer Programming
GSA club
N116 or
Team Babylon tutoring 
The Big Deal Acappella 
Literary Magazine club CG07 
History club
Vinyl 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

Scrabble club
Science Olympiad Team W200

Meditation Club C213


Team Rio study hall

 Digital Recording Club

Yoga club RM E101

Team Mumbai tutoring

Knitting Club
After School String workshop

Illustrator's Club C224
DIY club 

Chinese tutoring
The Big Deal Acappella Choir 

Let's Get It Together

Artist Journaling

African Drumming CG21

Student Council meeting

Music Workshop

Please click the following link for the: 


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

SYEP Announcement

The Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) is a mayoral initiative that provides District youth ages 14-21 with enriching summer work experiences through subsidized work placements in the private and government sectors. This year the application is open for three short weeks only, between January 24 and February 15. Please direct students to for more information and application instructions.  If you have any additional questions, please contact [email protected].


Capitol City Little League:

Baseball and Softball Registration is Currently Open  

Registration for the Capitol City Little League (CCLL) is currently open for all children who live or go to school in the CCLL area.  For more than twenty-five years, CCLL has provided boys and girls in our community with a fun environment in which to learn the fundamentals of baseball and softball, while playing on a team comprised of other kids of similar age and skill level.  The league encourages all children to participate, learn the game, build their skills, and have a fun with current and new friends.  The CCLL season begins in late March and continues through early June.  You can register your child to participate at:


Early bird registration will be open until February 1, 2014. Those registering by February 1 will receive a $25 discount. Those who register between February 2 and February 16, 2014 will pay the basic rate.  Those registering on or after February 17, 2014 will be charged a $25 late fee.  Registration for all divisions (except the National Division) closes on March 1, 2014 and no registrations will be accepted after that date.  This firm deadline is necessary to ensure that the league can keep team sizes at an appropriate level so all kids get enough playing time, to recruit coaches, and to secure field space.  We look forward to a terrific Spring 2014 season and hope that your daughters and sons will participate.  


Wilson Parent Teacher Student Organization (PTSO) presents:
 Wilson High School Mental Health Speaker Series and Dialogue
The goal of this speaker series is to allow parents and guardians to learn from
experts about the latest developments in adolescent mental health. We would also like to encourage a dialogue about the role of parents, students,
and schools.
Mark your calendars for these upcoming events and dates. All events will be held
in the Wilson Library from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Parenting Tools for Keeping Teens Out of Trouble Tues, Feb 11th
Neil Bernstein, PhD      
Dr. Bernstein is a practicing clinical psychologist, based in Washington, DC (around the corner from Wilson). He is a nationally recognized expert who has spent over 25 years guiding teens and their families through difficult times. He also serves on the advisory board of the Partnership for a Drug Free America. Dr. Bernstein's latest book is There When He Needs You: How to Be an Available, Involved, and Emotionally Connected Father to Your Son. His previous books are How to Keep Your Teenager Out of Trouble and What to Do if You Can't and Treating the Unmanageable Adolescent.
Bullying: How to Intervene    Tuesday, March 11th
Speaker and Details TBD
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.