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...

What a wonderful weekend to be outside and getting re-energized. Our students are definitely getting outside - the 8th grade is just back from Gettysburg on their annual journey to this signature American place, our musicians are heading to Hershey on Friday, the 7th grade is traveling to stream valleys in Montgomery County for water sampling next week, and the 6th grade is off to the National Portrait Gallery - experiential learning at its best.

Speaking of the 8th grade, I received an email immediately upon their return from Gettysburg from one of the official guides. She wrote:

You should be extremely proud of your 8th grade students that were on my bus at Gettysburg! I was their Licensed Guide. I was so impressed by their behavior and eagerness to learn what happened on this sacred battleground. We stopped in the National Cemetery first. I was so moved by the ceremony of one of the students reading Lincoln's Gettysburg Address within 25 yards of the actual site and another student placing flowers at the Soldiers National Monument to remember the 3,512 soldiers who gave their lives for the country buried here!

These unsolicited comments (which come more often than one would expect) always remind me why it is a pleasure to work with your children. That trip was led by our troika of 8th grade Humanities teachers - Ms. Mostoller, Ms. Simpson-Wayne, and Ms. Trenkle. Their commitment to US History is remarkable and powerful for our students. The Gettysburg trip, for example, was recently expanded at their initiative to include all 8th grade students because the teachers felt it was a meaningful, accessible site that everyone should experience.

There is much stirring in our curricular work at Deal. In preparation for the implementation of what is, in essence, a new, more rigorous IB Middle Years Program, the teachers at Deal have been receiving extensive professional development in MYP assessment practices. Many have also been sent to subject training (and others will follow this summer). I will be addressing what is called the "Next Chapter" in the MYP over the next few bulletins and over the summer, but we are excited as a staff for this next stage. The changes will be rolled out over a couple of years, but will start with the 6th grade next year and grow from there.

While the IB MYP is our overall framework, each of our subjects has a curriculum that teachers work on - both a DCPS (or Common Core) set of standards and IB objectives. Our English team has been working for a couple of months on an intense study of their curriculum. The work, still in progress, is exciting: everything is being evaluated to make sure that we provide the strongest instruction for your children.  

One thing that has been made apparent through these multiple efforts is that we need to provide more information about assessments (current and planned), course sequences, how rubrics work, and much more. Look for these documents to be developed and shared widely between now and mid-summer.

Enjoy the beautiful week ahead of us, and especially the rest of today!

James Albright

Register Now!


All students must be registered for the 2014-2015 school year by June 20th.


Current 5th, 6th and 7th graders should bring their completed enrollment papers and proof of residency to Deal. We have scheduled evening hours every Thursday until 7 pm for families who are not able to come to the school during day. 8th graders should take their enrollment forms and proof of residency to the high school they will attend. 

Week of  
May 19
 Bell Schedule
Monday - Bell I
Tuesday - Bell I 
      Wednesday - Bell I
Thursday - Viking Time
Friday - Bell I 

Upcoming Dates  

May 21
7th Grade Utopia Night, 5:30 pm
PTA Meeting, 6:30 pm

May 22
Faculty Meeting

May 23
Music in The Parks Festival
Hershey Park 

May 24 
Saturday Detention 9 - noon
Fun Run 8 - 9:30 am

May 26
Memorial Day
No school for students

May 27
Team Leaders, 3:30 pm
7th Grade Science Field Trip

May 28 
7th Grade Science Field Trip
8th Grade Civil Rights Trip

May 29
Battle of the Bands
7th Grade Science Field Trip
8th Grad Civil Rights Trip

May 30
7th Grade Science Field Trip
8th Grade Civil Rights Trip 

June 1
Ultimate Frisbee Tournament

June 2
NJHS Ceremony, 10 am
Feeder School Math Makeups

June 3
SCAC, 7:30 am 

June 4
Deal Gives Back 

June 5
Faculty Meeting

June 6
LSAT, 7:30 am 

June 7
Saturday Detention, 9 - 12 noon

June 9 

June 10
8th Grade Locker Clean Up
Team Leaders, 3:30 pm 

June 11
8th Grade Book Collection
7th Grade Locker Clean Up

June 12
PIA 5 - Math
8th Grade King's Dominion Trip
7th Grade Book Collection

June 13
Deal Day
8th Grade Dance

June 16
6th Grade Birthday Party, 3:00
6th Grade Locker Clean Up 

June 17
8th Grade Promotion
6th Grade Book Collection
7th Grade King's Dominion Trip

June 18
6th Grade to Cameron Run

June 19 
Talent Show
Faculty Meeting, 3:30 pm

June 20
Last Day for Students

June 23
Last Day for Teachers

June 30 
First Day of Summer School
Summer Bridge Begins 

The Deal Moms Want You!

It's that time of year again - time for The Deal Moms' Party - also known as "The Mamas and the Tapas" !!!

Did you miss the Deal Auction this year? Or were you just unable to find the sign up sheet for the party? We are opening the party up to another 15 people - sign up with some friends, or sign up on your own and plan to meet some new friends. Toast another successful year at Deal Middle School with some delicious drinks and tapas created by your host committee. Please RSVP and send $25 payment, with check made out to Alice Deal PTA to: Anita Seline, 4329 Warren St., NW Washington DC  20016


We look forward to seeing you!


Amy Murphy

Lisa Oakley

Lisa Jensen

Kristi Teems

Kelsey Bzdek

Maria Petaros

Marissa Jacobson

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Media Center News
The Deal Library will be closed this Thursday, May 22nd, for the faculty meeting. 

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). 


Feeder School Math Assessment Schedule


The Deal Counselors will be visiting our feeder schools to administer the Deal Math Assessment.  The schedule for our visits is as follows:


Bancroft ES    

Tuesday,  May 20th

Murch ES         

Thursday,  May 22nd

Lafayette ES   

Wednesday, May 21st


Non-feeder schools are scheduled for May 28th at 4:00 pm.

Make-up for feeder and non-feeder schools are scheduled for June 2nd at 4:00 pm.

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. 

DCPS Stakeholder Survey

Parent or Guardian,


DC Public Schools wants to know what you think about Alice Deal Middle School. Please complete the survey that we sent home last week to give us your feedback and influence what happens at Deal. It should take about 10-15 minutes to complete.


This survey is anonymous. Your response will be combined with those of other parents at Deal so that individual responses will not be reported. This survey is voluntary, be we hope you will answer as many questions as you can. If you have more than one child at Deal, please complete only one survey. If you have children at two or more DCPS schools, please fill out a separate survey for each school.  


You can also complete the survey online.  Go to DCPS Stakeholder Survey and use the 8-character access code that is located on the survey that you received.  The survey must be completed by May 23, 2014. If you need an additional survey or access code please contact Ms. Baxter at [email protected]  


If you have questions, please call toll free 1-855-490-9650 or email [email protected]

PTA Offices for 2014-2015 

It's that time of year, as we draw closer to another successful school year.  The Deal PTA Executive Board, although they have individual roles, collectively make decisions on behave of the Deal Parent Community in the best interest of the students and parents.  The following offices of the 2014-2015 Deal PTA Executive Board are available for election.  *denotes vacancy


President: Provide effective leadership to the executive board. 


*Vice President Auction (Solicitation): Create and oversee a small committee to solicit items within 4 to 5 categories for the 2015 Auction/Party


*Vice President, School Musical Liaison: Parent Liaison to the Musical Director; coordinating the parent support


*Vice President of Sponsorship: Maintain and establish business community/donor relationships


*Vice President of Speakers for PTA Meetings: Invite Speakers to cover topics applicable to Middle School Parents and Students


*Vice President of Alumni Database creation: Create a database of alumni as a gift to the Alice Deal Middle School


Vice President of School Directory: Coordinate the 2014-2015 School Directory


*Vice President of Community Building: Maintain and execute events that unify the Deal parents and students of the seven feeder schools


*Treasurer: Assist in budget creation and management, write checks for school expenses, work closely with bookeeper


*Recording Secretary: Record the minutes at the minimum of four executive board and four general PTA meetings to be placed on the Deal Website


*Correspondence Secretary: Send out constant contact messages to the Deal Community; Assist in the management and updating of the Deal Website


*LSAT Representative (2):  The Local School Advisory Team (LSAT) is a group of elected and appointed members that exist in every DCPS.  The team consists of parents, teachers, non-instructional school staff, and a community member to advise the principal on matters that promote high expectations and high achievement for all students.  The Local School Advisory Team was previously called the Local School Restructuring team (LSRT).


If you would like to be part of what makes Alice Deal Middle School successful, please send your brief biography to, [email protected] as soon as possible. The elections will take place at the final General PTA Meeting, Wednesday, May 21, 2014, 6:30 - 8:30 P.M.  If you should have questions, please send them to [email protected].


Your support means a great Deal!


Cathy House and Addy Schmitt, Co-PTA Presidents


Student & parent information


New: Congratulations Ellida Parker

7th grade Babylonian student Ellida Parker won First Prize (Youth division) for the Larry Neal Short Story Competition for 2014, for her story "The Wanderers." This is an important and prestigious prize sponsored by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, with $500 as prize. Great Job Ellida!


New: Spring Concert 
The music department would like to congratulate all students who performed in our Spring Concert. Thank you for your hard work and we look forward to the performances at the Music in the Parks festival this Friday!

New: "Music in the Parks" Festival
This Friday, May 23rd, the music department travels  to the "Music in the Parks" festival in Hershey, PA. Students should report to the Deal Auditorium at 5:30 am on Friday wearing their performance polos and attire.


New: Wizard of Oz DVDs for Sale! 

Now that another spectacular ADMS musical performance is in the books, it's time to place an order for a DVD of the show. For the low price of $12, you can revisit the production again and again. Please contact parent volunteer Kurt Fritts ([email protected], 202.834.6581) to order your copy today!


New: Thank You from the ELL Department

Thank you to all the teachers and students who helped us have a successful Access for ELLs test and Access 2.0 field test. The ELL team administered a total of 249 tests in one week! 


The ELL team would especially like to thank the administration, office staff, Ms. Redekopp, Ms. Allen, Mr. Ngadjui, Ms. Lerum, Ms. Rhoads, and Mr. Schloss for their contributions.


New: Deal Book Review 
Deal Library will be publishing the inaugural issue of the Deal Book Review this June. Written by students, for students, edited by students! Student reviews (100-300 words, more review than summary) can be emailed to Daniel Chineme, student editor at [email protected]

New: Author Visit 
Award-winning author Kekla Magoon will visit Deal on May 20th. She will speak to all 6th graders and conduct a reader's theatre based on her book Camo Girl. Students in 7th & 8th grade who have read at least 2 books by Kekla Magoon will have a chance to have lunch with the author. See Ms. Redekopp for for details.

New: Free Audio Books (all summer long!) 
Each week from now until August 13th, two free audiobooks will be available though Each duo is a contemporary Young Adult novel paired with a more "classic" title (some may be appropriate for mature readers--check to make sure the title fits your reader). See or e-mail [email protected] with any questions. Happy listening!


New: Track Uniforms

All track runners should return their washed track uniforms to Coach Downing as soon as possible.


New: 7th Grade IB Night

7th grade parents are invited to join us on Wednesday, May 21st at 5:30 pm to view the latest IB Design projects their children have been working on in English class. Your scholars have been working hard and are excited to share with you what they have produced. There will be light nibbles and information to educate you on what it means for you child to attend an International Baccalaureate school!


New: 7th Grade Team Dubai, Babylon, or Mumbai Parents 
If you are a parent of a team Dubai, Babylon, or Mumbai student, please consider whether you can chaperone the Science field trip. We would greatly appreciate your help!

- Dubai: May 28 (1 parent needed)
- Babylon: May 29 (2 parents needed)
- Mumbai: May 30 (2 parents needed)


New: Model UN New York Trip Meeting

6th, 7th, and 8th graders going to New York City with Model UN are asked to attend a meeting on Wednesday, May 21st from 3:30 - 4:00 in C103. This is a required meeting to prepare for our trip. Please plan to be there for the full half hour.  


New: 8th Grade Students, Parents, and Community Members are Invited    
  • May 22nd will be our National Portrait Gallery Heritage and Identity reception. It will be at Alice Deal MS in the media center in the evening from 5:00 - 6:30 pm. Please come out and celebrate the culmination of our year long project.
  • May 28th will be our Smithsonian American Art Museum reception at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. It will be held from 6:30-8pm. Student and family invitations were sent home with students last week. Join us in celebrating our writing partnership.

Exciting 7th Grade Science Field Trip:

During the week of May 27th - 30th, the 7th Grade Science Department will take your student on a field trip to Little Bennett's Creek Park in Clarksburg, Maryland. Students will receive their permission slips with additional details on Monday. Permission slips are due back to science teachers as soon as possible. On the trip, students will hike to one of five creeks, calculate the speed of water flow, and collect samples of aquatic invertebrates. We'll then meet back as a large group to see if there is a correlation between the speed of the water and the quantity and diversity of animals found there. We'll also enjoy a nice picnic lunch at the park's amphitheater. If you would like to chaperone the trip, we welcome you! Please contact [email protected] if you are interested in accompanying your child.


Students will go on the field trip with their team (rain or shine) on the following dates:


Tuesday, May 27th: Alexandria (Ms. Rhoads)

Wednesday, May 28th: Dubai (Ms. Giron)

Thursday, May 29th: Babylon (Ms. Schuettpelz)

Friday, May 30th: Mumbai (Ms. D'Antonio)


Blessing Bags for the Homeless: Deal Gives Back

As part of our service-learning program, 6th grade homerooms will collect items to make Blessing Bags for the homeless - small packages of helpful items and personalized messages. Items will be collected up until the first week of June. These packages will be assembled and delivered by students on Deal Gives Back day (June 4th) during an outreach run with the National Coalition for the Homeless. 


Assorted nuts

Travel Size hand sanitizer

Chap stick/lip balm

Bags of M&Ms

Travel size toothpaste

Toothbrushes (1 or 2 in a pack)

Dried Fruit (Craisins/Raisins)

Travel size tissues or wipes

Fruit Snacks

Granola Bars

Ziploc baggies (quart or gallon)

Travel size soaps and moisturizing lotions


Travel size deodorant

Granola Bars

Small gift cards ($1-5 value) to major fast food or chain restaurants/ stores

Small handwritten cards, notes, or pick-me-up messages!  


7th Grade Deal Gives Back

Some of our seventh grade students will be doing our Deal Gives Back community service project at Ronald McDonald's houses in the DC area. The houses have asked that we prepare and bring grab and go bags to the houses. As such we are looking for the below items:


- Non perishable food items in individual packaging: Soup, pudding packs, bottled water, peanut butter, applesauce, juice boxes, trail mix, or other similar items.
- Activities for children and adults: Coloring books, sketch pads, activity, notebooks/journals, card games, or other similar items. 

We appreciate anything that you are able to donate. Please send items into your student's homeroom class.  Thank you for your support! 


Student Council Food Drive

Student Council is sponsoring our second annual Spring Food Drive. Please send in any non-perishable food items (canned goods, boxed foods such as pasta and cereal, jars of peanut butter) to your student's homeroom teacher. One in eight households in DC is struggling against hunger and spring is usually the time of year when food banks receive the fewest donations. Please help Student Council contribute to our community!


7th grade First In Math Update
Seventh grade students' First In Math independent project will be a little different for the 4th advisory. Each student will be responsible for earning an extra 1,000 stickers from 3rd advisory. Each child will need to check on their beginning sticker amount to calculate what they will need to get 100 percent of the grade. Students can earn these points through any of the games, skills sets, bonus rounds, etc.  This will be due May 30th. There is no extension for this project so make sure your student gets off to a strong start now!


Joe Student's end of 3rd advisory sticker counts was 3,589. To earn the top score, Joe would need to have 4,589 stickers by May 30th. 

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! (We are up to and over 360 followers - remember that Mr. Albright has promised to cook dinner for the lucky millionth follower!) 

Spring Sports
Please click on the following Athletics Calendar Link for any changes to the sports schedule.   

Baseball - Coach Monaco & Coach Downing

Baseball Schedule for the week:
Tuesday: Practice
Wednesday: Game Deal vs. Hardy @ Taft 4:00pm.
Friday: Deal vs. Lincoln @ Taft 4:00pm.  

DC Scores Boys and Girls Soccer

Practice this week on Monday and Wednesday from 3:30 - 4:30 pm with games on Friday. Be on the field by 3:30 ready to play!


Spring Sports Coaches

Ultimate Frisbee - Ms. Kouri & Mr. Martini

Girls Soccer - Mr. Ngwa, Ms. Rosenthal 

Outdoor Track - Mr. Turner, Mr. Downing, & Mr. Helsabeck 

Lacrosse - Mr. Downing

Softball - Ms. Spann

Baseball - Mr. Monaco

This Week at Deal...


Monday: Chopped Competitions

Group B will have their competition on Monday, May 19th. Teams will be formed at 3:15 and mystery ingredients will be revealed at 3:30. We can't wait to see what Group B cooks up! The final Chopped Competition will take place on Saturday, June 7th.


Monday: The After School Basketball Club 
The After School Outdoor Basketball Club will meet on Monday, May 19th at 3:30 pm behind the school on the court next to the "Cottage." In the event of rain, we will meet with Mr. Namian in Room E-204.


Monday: Art Journaling
The Art Journaling club will hold its last meeting of the year on Monday in room C217.


Tuesday: 6th Grade Deal Intramural Basketball League
The 6th grade Intramural Basketball league will meet on Tuesday from 3:30 - 5:00 pm in the gym. Please be dressed and ready to play at 3:30 pm.

Wednesday: 7th & 8th Grade Deal Intramural Basketball League

The 7th and 8th grade Intramural Basketball league will meet on Wednesday from 3:30 - 5:00pm in the gym. Please be dressed and ready to play at 3:30pm.


Wednesday: 7th Grade IB Night (Creating Utopias)  

All 7th graders will be sharing their finished design projects associated with the current unit in the Cafeteria from 5:30 until 6:30.


Wednesday: PTA Meeting

This final PTA meeting of the year will be held in the media center, starting at 6:30. Join us in electing the new board and approving next year's budget. 


Thursday: National Portrait Gallery Reception

Join the NPG Education Staff and Deal 8th graders for the Heritage and Identify Procect's culminating reception. The event runs from 5 - 6:30 in the media center.


Friday: Hershey Park "Music in the Parks" Trip

Students performing in our school ensembles will be traveling to Hershey, Pennsylvania to compete in multiple categories. Students must be at Deal no later than 5:30 am for departure! 



Eighth Grade Corner




Summer Bridge for Rising 9th Grade


Jumpstart your high school career by attending Summer Bridge. Summer Bridge will help make your transition to high school successful. Summer Bridge runs for five weeks, from June 30 - August 1. The program is free and open to all incoming 9th grade students. Use the link below to register and reserve a seat at your child's future school. DCPS Summer Bridge; Letter to Parents from Mr. AlbrightSummer Bridge Flyer


Staff information ...  


Tuesday: ELA ALT Meeting

All ELA teachers are invited to join the ELA Academic Leadership Team to continue out discussion of the International Baccalaureate objectives and Common Core standards at 3:30 in Mr. Otterstatter's room.


Wednesday: PTA Meeting

Come join the PTA at 6:30 in the Media Center.


Thursday: Faculty Meeting

The faculty meeting will be held in the cafeteria at 3:30 pm. 


New: DC Stars Instructions
Teachers are asked to review the attached instructions for accessing STARS on their computer. DCSTARS Instructions  


New: May is National Mental Health Awareness Month!

This is a great time to highlight the importance of mental wellness and school-based mental health services to children's positive learning and development.  Good mental health is critical to children's success in school and life. Research demonstrates that students who receive social-emotional and mental health support achieve better academically. School climate, classroom behavior, on-task learning, and students' sense of connectedness and well-being all improve as well. Mental health is not simply the absence of mental illness but also encompasses social, emotional, and behavioral health and the ability to cope with life's challenges.  As part of Mental Health Awareness Month, members of the school-based mental health team will be available in the conference room offering informal information/ Q & A about various school-related mental health topics.  Teachers are invited to attend according to the following schedule (refreshments will be provided!!):


Tuesday May 20--7th grade teachers' planning periods (2, 3, 6, 7)


Tuesday May 27--8th grade teachers' planning periods (2, 3, 4)

New: Union Elections
During the Faculty Meeting on May 29, we will have Union elections. Look for an email soon with ways to serve and committee descriptions.  Please see Mrs. Mostoller, Ms. Kinzer, Ms. Lerum, Ms. Hailfinger, or Mr. Gueltig if you have any questions. 
(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 
 Chinese Tutoring
Symphonic Band 
Jazz Band 
Symphonic Band 
Peer Mediators Meeting 8:00 am  
RM C116 
6th Grade Concert Band 
6th Grade Concert Band 
 Chinese Tutoring Chinese Tutoring  Chinese Tutoring 
(all activities begin at 3:30 pm unless otherwise stated)






Music Workshop
Investment Team 
 Alexandria Library E205
Art from the Heart 
 Cheerleading practice - gym
New to Deal Transition Workshop
Meditation Club C213
Cheerleading practice - gym
Cooking Club Group B CG03
Swim Team Practice to 5:30 pm

Team Santiago study hall C130

Team London study hall


The Big Deal Acappella 
African Drumming CG21
Photography Club
Music Workshop
Field Hockey practice
Student Council meeting
GSA club
N116 or
Team Babylon tutoring 

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

Model Un

Scrabble club
Science Olympiad Team W200



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 

Artist Journaling
The Big Deal Acappella Choir 

Let's Get It Together

Outdoor Basketball Club 


Please click the following link for the: 


Community Information
(Items in this section are not sponsored by Deal)
Field Hockey Camp for rising 8th grade girls who participated in the Deal KOA Field Hockey team this year! 
Last summer, 16 Deal and Wilson players had a great time together at the first ever Wilson Field Hockey Camp, and this summer we expect that KOA Sports will provide an even better experience. The camp will be held at the Wilson stadium July 28-31st, from 5:00-7:00 pm.  A limited number of Wilson and experienced Deal students will be able to attend the camp for free, so sign up early! Register at and enter the promocode "WilsonFH". For Grade, enter "9" even if you are/have a rising 8th grader.  If you have already registered and paid, you will be refunded.

If you are interested in the camp but have no experience, please email Sarah Whitener at [email protected]For all other questions, contact Koa Sports CEO Tony Korson at 301-213-8669 or at
Summer 2014 UCOnn application for rising Middle Schoolers

DC Public Schools is collaborating with the Neag Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development at the University of Connecticut to provide DCPS students a 4 week free summer enrichment learning opportunity for students entering 6th, 7th, or 8th grade in the 2014-15 school year.  

Please see the attached application for more information.  Summer Enrichment Application. 

Mark your calendars for Wilson ArtsFest  2014!  
Wilson High School would like to invite all Deal Middle School families to its ArtsFest Open House on Thursday, May 22nd from 4 to 8pmAdmission is free! The Open House will feature visual art exhibits, as well as dance, musical and dramatic performances that showcase the talents of Wilson students and the excellent arts programming at Wilson High School.  In addition, the whole family can participate in interactive art projects and games, shop at the student marketplace and sample delicious selections from our food vendors (no need to race home for dinner).  Look for more details in the coming weeks, or e-mail[email protected]
 with questions.
Lola's Laboratory Summer Camp 

Lola's Laboratory, in partnership with The National Theatre, is offering a Reader's Theatre and Writing Camp at The National Theatre this summer for upcoming 4th - 8th grade students. Please read the attached flyer for more information: Lola's Lab Summer Camps 


Summer Community Service/Leadership Opportunity  

The Spark the Wave Organization is hosting WAVE Week 2014 once again this year. WAVE Week is a weeklong service leadership camp help in Philadelphia, PA and Washington, DC for students ages 12-17. For more information please visit the website at or contact Kathryn R. Oleksiak at [email protected].

Summer Program

Middle School Girls at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center - July 2014 

NASA is sponsoring a summer program for middle school girls, July 14-18, 2014, at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC).  SISTER (Summer Institute in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Research) will introduce the students to non-traditional career roles for women and increase their awareness of the educational preparation and job opportunities.  The objectives will be met by exposing them to "hands-on" activities, bonding and interaction with current students and professionals in these roles, and fostering a learning environment with scientific and mathematic enrichment.

Visit the website for more information and contact resources.

Asian American Lead Program is Recruiting
The program offers bi-weekly sessions during the school year, Monday through Saturday, and the summer months, Monday through Friday. The program is designed to provide comprehensive programming for our youth. Youth are incorporated into the program's design and decision-making, ensuring that they are empowered and invested in their program. Programming covers academic needs, leadership and team skill building, positive social engagement and healthy active lifestyles. Programming sessions include Youth Council, SAT prep, College prep, ESL, tutoring, peer process discussion groups, enrichment workshops (i.e., yoga, dance, cooking), and gender specific groups. 

Right now, our recruitment is targeted specifically to Vietnamese American students.
Any  student who you think would benefit from this program, please refer  to: 
My Nguyen
DC Program Coordinator 

2100 New Hampshire Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20009
P: 202-884-0322 ext. 110 | E: [email protected] 
CFC# 88412 / United Way# 9613


 Squash Team    

Would you like to try the new cool sport in town? Dealsquash team is open for spring registrations!

Where - Chevy Chase Athletic Club, Barlow Building, Friendship Hts (opp Wholefoods)
Equipment - loaner equipment provided, need to wear non marking shoes.
Activities - we will have training days and play other MS teams in a friendly competitive league and work on fitness.

Financial assistance available

Contact Connie Barnes directly at [email protected] with any questions. 

Bancroft Elementary School 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.