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: 

Last week's snow event reminded us that school really starts at the home door - once a child is outside of their home and starts working their way to Deal, the school assumes responsibility. The morning commute last week was an imperfect confluence: first week back from break, unexpected weather complications, and lots of energy built up from being away. As I tell the staff, rain and snow, in any amount, will shut down traffic in northwest DC; plan accordingly.

About a fourth of Deal students arrive on Metro buses; almost all of these were delayed or canceled. There were students (and staff) who walked most of the distance to school, in some cases crossing Rock Creek Park (shout out to Ms. Redekopp who led a duckling-like group of over 10 across the creek on Porter and on up the hill to school), in other cases getting stuck three blocks from school for an hour. As I noted last week, however, every Deal teacher (except one who was ill) made it in to school; this was the highest total in the city I was told. Amazing and commendable. Our student rate was very high as well, and within a couple of hours of the traditional start of the day, classes were humming right along. Thank you to families, students, and staff for persevering!

Right along with the snow, we opened the Reno building last week. The students were excited, the staff was relieved, and everything went smoothly. The highlight of the morning might have been student shock at the automatic blinds that reacted to the outside light - I heard about this from multiple sources. Unbeknownst to most is that teachers worked before and during the break to get their classrooms in order for a very quiet and smooth transition. This great effort was on top of four months of teachers sharing their classrooms during planning and lunch times to accommodate roving colleagues. In the face of a $15M addition, it is critical to remember the need to minimize student disruption. Teachers at Deal kept it going without a hitch, and students responded - a proud moment.

There are four items that families should be aware of going into the coming week (including the likelihood of another weather event tomorrow morning!). The first is the need for all families to return the "Impact Aid" forms that were sent out on Thursday with your students. We need these to be turned in by Wednesday. Please fill them out and get them back. As we any documents that we need, we are earnest about needing these back. Please help us. Check out what came home, call or email your team for another form (!) if it can't be located, but please fill it out.

The second significant item is more technical, but no less important. During the winter break, the technology office (OCTO) rolled out a new filter for our school computers. Unfortunately, that filter was set at a level too constraining for much of our work. The result has been an inability to access Google and all of its many programs. For some reason, the filtering problem has had spillover effects on other software - in particular Edline. Teachers have had a great deal of difficulty uploading grades over this last week. Working with OCTO we have identified some work-arounds. Please be assured that we are working as hard as possible to get information out to families through the platforms we use. One example of this difficulty is also student access to their gmail accounts - leading to problems with getting some assignments in. As this gets resolved, I will give you updates. Right now, it is still in a bit of a state.

The third item is the upcoming Shakespeare Festival, this Friday night at 6:30. This is a one-night show, highlighting only the best scenes from Macbeth and As You Like It. Our students have been working very hard with director Jill Roos and are excited to have you see the results. Come join us this Friday - because there won't be a Saturday show!

The final item is our second round of iReady testing, a math assessment that will take place in math classes during regular school days. Over the break we added four new computer carts to our mix, increasing our ability to get testing done efficiently and quickly. The iReady assessment will show student progress in math since the first few weeks of school. There will be a final iReady assessment at the very end of school. Of the various tests we have asked students to take this year, iReady seems to be one of the most useful. Our commitment to you is that we will do what testing needs to be done, but minimize the disruption to student life and instruction.

James Albright

PS - don't forget that our annual Deal Auction is just a month away. Check out the note below, and be sure to find some way to contribute. I will highlight some of the items via Twitter over the next few weeks, but the most important fact can't be said too much: many people work very hard to make this a fun, engaging, and rewarding event. We need you to be a part of it!

Alice Deal Community Association


PTA Meeting

Join us this Wednesday at 6:30 for our January PTA meeting. The meeting will be held in the new Multipurpose Room!


Auction Donations


Please consider giving back to Alice Deal by donating to this year's auction on February 7th. Funds raised at the auction will be used to support community service, fund arts, music, and athletics, and continue to assist teacher training. There are many ways to give: 
  • Donate tickets to sporting events, theater, and concerts!
  • Consider donating a getaway. Everyone needs a vacation!
  • Are you famous our know someone who is? Autographed items are a hit!
  • Throw a party! Gather some friends and host a fun event!
  • Can you cook? Donate a dessert a month or host a meal for donors!

Finally, as you shop for the holidays or visit your favorite restaurant, ask store owners if they would consider donating a gift certificate. It's that easy!


Donate now or direct donors to our website here: Alice Deal Auction



Week of January 12
 Bell Schedule

Monday - Bell I
Tuesday - Bell I 
 Wednesday - Bell 1 
Thursday -  Thursday Bell
Friday  - Bell I 
New: Y After School Program!

We are very happy to announce that the YMCA has been selected to lead our aftercare program. The YMCA is a well-known provider of youth programs, has a long and distinguished history in our area, and is eager to ensure that our aftercare program transitions to a new provider with a minimum of hitches. We are glad to partner with them and look forward to having their presence in our building.
Upcoming Dates

January 13

Team Leaders, 3:30 (all)


January 14

PTA Meeting, 6:30 pm


January 16

Shakespeare Festival - 6:30 pm


January 19

Dr. Martin Luther King Holiday

No school for staff or students


January 21
Principal's Coffee, 9 am

January 22
Deal Geography Bee
Faculty Meeting, 3:30 pm

January 23
End of Term
Students dismissed at 12:15 pm

 January 24
Deal Open House 9 am - 12
Saturday Detention, 9 am - noon

January 26
6th Grade Birthday Party

January 27
Team Leaders, 3:30 (Gr level)

January 29
Reno Building Open House
6:30 - 8

January 30
Visiting Deal, 10 am

February 4
Science Fair Judging

February 5
6th Grade Assembly:
Faces of Homelessness 
DCPS Speech League
3:15 - 7 pm 

February 6
LSAT, 3:30 pm
Report Card Distributed 

February 7
Saturday Detention, 9 - noon
Deal Auction

February 10
Team Leaders, 3:30 pm (all)

February 11
6th grade Mid-Year SRI

February 12
Black History Month Program 

February 13
PD Day for Teachers
(No School for Students)

February 16
President's Day 
(No School for Students or Staff)

February 17
Musical Auditions, 3:30 - 6 pm 

February 18
Musical Auditions, 3:30 - 6 pm

February 19
Musical Auditions, 3:30 - 6 pm
Faculty Meeting, 3:30 pm

February 20
Musical Auditions, 3:30 - 6 pm 

February 21
Saturday Detention, 9 - noon

February 23
Parent-Teacher Conference Day
(No school for students)

February 24
Team Leaders, 3:30 (gr level)
6th Grade Ski/Board Trip

February 25
Principal's Coffee, 9 am
7th Grade Ski/Board Trip

February 26
8th Grade Ski/Board Trip
World Language Meeting, 6:30 pm

February 27
Visiting Deal, 10 am

Tutoring at Deal...

Team Tutoring

Team teachers will be available after school on the following days:


6th Grade Teams

Seoul: Monday (C128)

Shanghai:Tuesday (W103)

Istanbul: Tuesday

Baku: Tuesday (E101)


7th Grade Teams

Buenos Aires: Wednesday 

Athens:Wednesday (E205)

Kyoto: Wednesday (W207)

Brussels: Wednesday


8th Grade Teams

Marrakesh: Tuesday

Dublin: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday

Addis Ababa: Tuesday. Wednesday, and Friday

Tokyo: Wednesday


ELL Tutoring

ELL tutoring Mondays and Wednesday from 3:30 to 4:30 pm in room C213. 


Spanish Humanities 

Spanish Humanities tutoring will be in room C212 every Wednesday from 3:30 - 4:30 pm.


Spanish Tutoring

Spanish tutoring will be every Wednesday from 3:30 - 4:30 pm in room CG07.


French Tutoring

French tutoring wil be held every Wednesday from 3:30 - 4:30 pm in room CG06.  


Chinese Tutoring 

Chinese tutoring will be held on Wednesdays from 3:15 - 4:30 pm in room N101.   

Students of the Month 


Congratulations to the hardworking students who are featured on Student of the Month Bulletin Board outside of the Welcome Center. The IB Learner Profile represented this month is Inquirer. These students "...Nurture their curiosity, developing skills for inquiry and research. They know how to learn independently and with others. They learn with enthusiasm and sustain their love of learning throughout life."- IB definition

 Ruinan Ming
 Nomeda Granickaite
 Gregory Johnson III 
Sofia Giorgianni
 Anna Arnsberger 
 Andrew Burris 
 Emily Scarrow 
 Daniel McDowell
 Camdynn Thigpen 
 Luke Widenhouse
 James Rogan 
 Jemaa El Bahraouy.
 Ricardo Sheller 
 Shelby Ferncrombie
Clea Tang 
 Emile O'Brien
 Aline Contreras-Martinez 
 Nadav Oren
 Lara Gillingham 
 Sam Heimowitz
 Ilana Samuel 
 Sam Loussef
Media Center News

Center Hours 


Before School 8:00 - 8:40 am

 After School  3:30 - 5:00 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 2014 - 2015

Here is a link to the bus route schedule.


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


Northern (D31, 33, and 34) (202) 962-5800

Superintendent Priscilla Alston: (202) 962-5808 (direct)

Assistant Superintendent Frank Machado: (202) 962-5809 (direct)


Western (Morning D32s, one of the afternoon D32s)

Superintendent Jackie Smith: (202) 379-8787; mobile: (202) 962-8785

Assistant Superintendent Amit Tonse: (202) 379-8787 mobile: (202) 570-6728


For longer-term bus planning needs (i.e., requests for new transit services, ongoing crowding, etc.), contact Kristine Marsh at (202) 962-6088 or[email protected]

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

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.

The DCPS Attendance Protocol 


 DCPS Attendance Protocol and Policy: Things to Remember


1. Students that miss two class periods will automatically be counted as being absent for the entire school day.

2. Students must submit a note from their parents to excused from being absent from school (please refer to the list of authorized excused absences)


Excused Absences According DCPS:

  • Death in the Family
  • Illness (doctor's note must be provided for absences that exceed 5 days)
  • Medical Appointment
  • Emergency
  • Religious Holiday
  • Court Summons
  • School Activities (DCPS sponsored sports events, academic activities etc.)
  • School Visit (tours, interviews, etc.)

If you have any questions or concerns more, please contact our Attendance Counselor:


Krystle Johnson

[email protected]



 International Baccalaureate


And now we welcome the New Year, Full of things that have never been.


Rainer Maria Rilke 


What new experiences await you in 2015? Though the holiday season is ending, the excitement and hopes for new things should never cease. Encourage your students to try something new this year. Maybe they can ask more questions, make a new friends, smile more, complain less... What will make the most impact and help your student experience the best at Deal in 2015? Whatever it may be, let's all do something new! 

World Language Trips 2015 and UK Trip 2015 


France Trip for 8th graders:

Registration for the 2015 spring trip to France is open for current 8th graders. To learn more about the trip, please visit and enter the tour number 1538201VB. If you have questions, please email Mr. Mbayu ([email protected]), Mr. Ngwa ([email protected]), or Ms. Brown ([email protected]). Merci! 


Costa Rica Trip for 8th Graders:

Registration for the 2015 spring trip to Costa Rica is open for current 8th graders. To learn more about the trip, please visit and enter the tour number 1610673CH. If you have questions, please email Ms. Cuffee ([email protected]) or Ms. Thompson ([email protected]). Vamos Nacionales! Gracias!  


China Trip for 8th graders

Registration for the 2015 spring trip to China is open for current 8th graders. To learn more about the trip, plesae visit or speak with anyone who attended last year's trip. If you have questions, please email Mr. Zhi at [email protected] 


The trip will visit Beijing, the capital of China; Xi'an, the historical city with terracotta warriors; Shanghai, the famous economic center; and Guilin, one of the most scenic places in the world. Go Nationals! 


United Kingdom Trip for Current 7th Graders Summer 2015:  

Registration for the 2015 summer trip to the United Kingdom is open for current 7th graders. To learn more about this trip, please visit and enter the tour number1605005AT. If you have questions, please email Mr. Otterstatter ([email protected]).


The Annual Deal Shakespeare Festival
This Friday, January 16, at 6:30pm
Come check out Deal's versions of

 "Macbeth" and "As You Like It" performed by our players on the Deal stage. The current rises at 6:30!

 Student & parent information


New: Interim Student Satisfaction Survey Details

DCPS has given Deal the opportunity to a mid-semester check-in with our Vikings on their "satisfaction" with school and school life. Typically, this is done as part of a much larger survey at the end of the year; from these responses our "Student Satisfaction" score is derived. We have asked for a much shorter (approximately 7 question) survey to be available now so we can see how the students are doing. This will take about 5 - 10 minutes at most, and would be administered during the Homeroom time. Students were given "opt-out" forms at the end of the week for you to use if you would prefer that your student not complete the survey.


New: Important Impact Aid Forms

Parents, please remember to complete the Impact Aid form that your child brought home last week. All forms must be returned to your child's homeroom teacher by Tuesday, January 13th.  


New: Deal Website Refresh 

Alice Deal's Website received a major update over the break! Check it out at! The new site not only looks pretty, but should make it easier to find the information you need. We would like to thank ADCA members Jenny Murray and Nicky Van for their work to make this happen. Please reach out to [email protected] with any questions  


New: Help Us Find Science Fair Judges!

Deal's annual Science Fair is 8:30 am - 12:30 pm on Wednesday, February 4th. The Deal Science Department is asking for your help identifying community members to serve as project judges. Judges should have no direct relationship to a Deal student and be available for at least two hours during the morning of February 4th. More detailed information is available by contacting Elyse Lerum ([email protected]). Please ask your neighbors, friends, or colleagues. Thank you!


New: 7th Grade Team Building Excursion

Attention all 7th graders and parents!  Please leave your schedule free on Friday March 6th during the afternoon and evening. Teachers are organizing a special team building excursion to the Washington Wizards vs. Miami Heat game at the Verizon Center!  More details to come!


New: 8th Grade Congressional Mock Hearings

The Congressional mock hearings for 8th graders who are advancing, will be on Wednesday, January 14th. Students will receive a pass to miss 30 minutes of a class to present their essay and answer questions. Students should dress to impress. Those who are moving on to the Citywide Competition in February at Georgetown Law will be announced Thursday morning.


New: 8th Grade Passport History Fieldtrip

The 8th grade Passport to History January field trip will be on Wednesday, January 21st to the Banneker Memorial from 3:30 - 5:30 pm. Interested students should get a field trip permission slip from their History teacher next week. There are limited spots for this trip, so it is first come first served by those who return their signed permission slip.


New: 8th Grade Smithsonian Field Trip

The 8th grade will take a trip to the Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery the week of January 27th! A permission slip and media form for were sent home this week in history class. Please sign and return all forms to history teachers no later than Tuesday, January 13th. 


Chaperones are needed for this field trip. If you are interested in chaperoning, please email Ms. Trenkle at [email protected]. We will travel by charter bus. The trip will depart at 8:45 and return at 3:15 pm.   


New: Physical Education Gym Uniforms

All 6th graders who will transition into physical education classes for second semester may purchase gym uniforms in the cafeteria in the morning and after school in the PE office. You may pay by cash, check, or money order. Please make checks out to "Alice Deal Middle School". Prices are $7 for a shirt and $13 for shorts. Sizes range from extras small to extra large. Please contact Coach Spann with questions.


New: Fantasy Football Club

It's been a great season, but fantasy football has come to an end. After some pretty crazy playoff games, here are the final standings for the 2014-2015 season:


1st - Rha Rankins

2nd - Caleb McCoy

3rd - Shayna Brotzman

4th - Graham

5th - Davon Tong

6th - Dylan Molineux

7th - Kaleb Anderson

8th - Josh (Acraxion Warriors)

9th - Evan (Darth Viether)

10th - Luke (Luke's Team)


We will hold an awards party on Wednesday, January 14th, after school. See you there!


New: Battle of the Books

If you are interested in competing with the Deal Battle of the Books team against three other DCPS middle schools, see Ms. Redekopp this week. Students will read the 4 assigned books independently and meet twice a month for practice rounds.


New: Attention Band and Orchestra Students

All rehearsals will resume Monday, January 12th. Be prepared and ready to rehearse at 7:45 am.  


New: French Tutoring New Location

French Tutoring has changed location. The new meeting room is CGO6.


New: The International Cinema Club

The International Cinema Club welcomes you to join us for popcorn and a movie to explore culture and language on Mondays in room R109 from 3:30 to 4:30 pm. 


New: Attention All Beginning French Students

All re-takes and make-ups for summative assessments for this advisory must be completed by this Wednesday (January 14th). Please schedule with Mme Brown or Mlle Daniel for Tuesday or Wednesday afternoon. Thank you.

Speech and Debate Team Tournament Entries - Act Fast! 

All speech and debate members are asked to check the group Edline page to select their events for the upcoming season. We encourage students to participate in at least two tournaments bet ween January and April. Please be aware that late entries will not be accepted moving forward so act now to sign up for your preferred tournaments!

Teens for Jeans

Our next great collection effort begins this month! Please donate as many jeans (all colors and sizes, no holes, only jeans) to homeroom teachers.

School Newspaper

Our student journalists have been busy sharing the latest in news, sports, and entertainment. Check out your school newspaper at!


"Letters About Literature" Writing Contest

Calling all creative writers at Deal! You still have time to enter the "Letters About Literature" contest. Write a letter to a favorite author expressing how the author's book (fiction or nonfiction), poem, or play changed your view of the world. "Letters About Literature" entries must be postmarked by January 15th. For further information or to receive an application, see Ms. Allen in the library or 

visit the "Letters About Literature" website:


Yearbook Photos 

Requesting photos of Deal events and students for yearbook! Email [email protected] or come see Mr. Klauber in W207.


No supervision for early arrivals

Parents, please keep in mind that the staff does not arrive at Deal until 8:00 am. Therefore we can't be responsible for children who arrive to school before that time.

Follow us on Twitter
Do you want to know more about daily life at Deal? Follow us on Twitter @DealVikings.  Mr. Albright has generously offered to buy dinner for the millionth follower so act fast; with over 690 followers, we could have a winner any day! 

Deal Athletics ...


Alice Deal Athletics
Please visit the Alice Deal Athletics Calendar to see our practice and game schedules.
Deal Swim Team

To receive information about joining the Deal Swim Team, please email us at [email protected] so that we can add you to our email listserv.

Basketball Schedule This Week:
Please check the Alice Deal Athletics Calendar for the most up-to-date game schedule and locations.


Indoor Track
Greetings Tracksters! The track team email is now [email protected] Please send us an email if you would like to receive emails and updates about indoor track meets.


Cheer practice will be Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:30 - 5:30 pm.    

This Week at Deal...


Monday: After School Outdoor Basketball Club


The After School Outdoor Basketball Club will NOT meet on Monday, January 12th. See you next week! 


Monday: Open Studio Club

We are meeting again on Mondays in room C224 from 3:30-4:30! Feel free to join in to pursue your artistic interests. 


Monday: Cooking Club

Cooking Club Group A will be meeting at 3:20 in Ms. Kinzer's room. We will walk to Whole Foods for part 2 of our store tour. We will leave at 3:30 pm sharp and will return to Deal at 5:00 pm. Please check the weather and make sure you dress appropriately as this trip is rain or shine! 


Monday: Girl Up

Girl Up will meet in Ms. Huber's room (E306) at 3:30 pm on Monday, January 12th. We will further our discussion on the HeforShe campaign as well as the CEDAW. See you there!


Tuesday: Meditation Club

Do you want to reduce stress and relax after a busy school day? Come to the Meditation Club to learn a variety of techniques to help you deal with stress. We meet on Tuesdays from 3:30 - 4:30 pm in Room CG06.


New: Model UN

Our first meeting of 2015 will be on Wednesday, January 14th from 3:30 - 4:30 pm in RG03. See you there!


Tuesday: Speech and Debate Announcements

On Tuesday, students should report to the appropriate coach's classroom at 3:30 pm to work on their selected events. As a reminder, events and coaches can be found at the following locations:


Public Speaking - Mrs. Shaffer (W205)

Oral Interpretation of Literature - Mr. Martis (E106)

First year debaters- Mr. Conway (E201)

Second/Third year debaters - Mr. Stroud (W206)


Policy debaters (new and returning) will work on constructing cases and review the 'briefs' you constructed using the research provided on the Edline group page. All debaters should come with a printed copy of the affirmative and negative UDL packets. If students selected the January Lincoln-Douglas debate tournament, please turn your entries in ASAP via e-mail to Mr. Conway ([email protected]) so that we can arrange for judges. Also, please submit your entry fees ($5.00) to Mr. Conway.


All tournament selection sheets should have been turned in to Mr. Stroud's mailbox in the Welcome Center by last Friday. Please turn them in if you have not done so yet.


Reminder:  If you wish to sign-up for a practice session with one of the coaches on Thursday afternoons, please sign-up outside the respective coach's door by Wednesday afternoon. 

          8th Grade Corner

8th Grade National History Day Student Tutorials at Deal

Want to learn more about your specific project presentation choice? Still deciding between two presentation modes? Come to a workshop for NHD to learn about your options!


Each session will address specific requirement for each session. Students should bring paper and pencil, their NHD rule book, and all their group members.

Tuesday, January 13: Website

Tuesday, January 20:  Documentary

Wednesday, January 21:  Performance

Tuesday, January 27:  Exhibit

Wednesday, January 4:  Paper


Each tutorial is from 3:30 - 4:30 pm in RG03 

(the new wing!).


These meetings are completely optional, but will go more in depth than what we will be able to cover in class for each particular presentation.  Students must have parental consent before electing to stay after school for help. 


Students are also encouraged to contact Missy McNatt, the DC coordinator for NHD, who offers assistance at the Education Center of the National Archives and Records Administration every Saturday.  You can reach her at [email protected] to make an appointment. 


High School Application Season is Here
You should be aware of the following key points as you gather materials for applications:
  • Ms. Giron ([email protected]) has graciously volunteered to help with high school applications!
  • Please sent transcript requests to Ms. Giron at least 2 weeks in advance of deadlines.
  • Please provide addressed, stamped envelopes for any documents you need sent to schools.
  • Recommendation requests should be given directly to teachers with all supporting documents and an addressed, stamped envelope.
  • When requesting recommendations for multiple schools, please provide the information for all schools at one time with clear deadlines.

Wilson 9th Grade Parent Course Selection Night 

Attention 8th grade parents: Wilson High School will have a parent course selection information night at Wilson on January 27th from 7:00 - 8:30 pm in the auditorium.


High School Open House Dates

Open houses are a great way to learn more about prospective high schools. High school visits are an excused absence (with a parent note, of course) and we encourage our students to explore their options. Please be sure to RSVP when requested: 


School Without Walls

Previous bulletins had incorrect dates for upcoming open houses. There are no further open houses for Walls, but parents are encouraged to visit for more information.


Benjamin Banneker High School 


Calvin Coolidge 


Ellington School of the Arts


Eastern Senior High School 

To schedule an individual or group tour, contact

[email protected]


McKinley Technology High School 

January 24th, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

RSVP to 


Phelps Architecture, Construction & Engineering School 

January 16th, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

February 20th, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

March 20th, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

May 15th, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

May 29th, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm 


Wilson High School 

February 6th, 9:00 - 11:00 am

March 13th, 9:00 - 11:00 am 

Staff information ...


Monday: 6th Grade iReady Testing

6th Grade math and support teachers are asked to meet with Ms. Giron in room W100 to go over logistics for this week's iReady testing.


Tuesday: Team Leaders

Team Leaders will meet at 3:30 pm in the Conference Room.


Wednesday: 6th Grade Teachers Meeting

All 6th grade teachers will meet at 8:10 in room C104.

Wednesday: 7th Grade Teachers Meeting
All 7th grade teachers will meet at 8:10 in room W200.
Wednesday: ELA Department Chair Meeting

ELA Department Chairs will meet in Mr. Rottman's office at 3:30 pm.  


Thursday: IB MYP activity during Thursday Bell


Thursday: WTU Meeting

A Washington Teachers Union meeting will be held at 3:30 pm.


New/Upcoming: School-wide Anti-bullying Activity - January 23

6th, 7th, and 8th graders will participate in a 90 minute anti-bullying activity. The activities are grade-level specific and will be given to teachers on Tuesday. Please see any member of our counseling department or Mr. Helsabeck if you have any questions.  

Shakespeare Festival Rehearsal Schedule






Tuesday Jan 13th




Wednesday Jan 14th




Thursday Jan 15th




Friday Jan 16th




Subject to change! Contact [email protected] with any questions.

Schedule of Before School Activities

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





Symphonic Band - CG20String Orchestra - CG04Percussion Ensemble
String Orchestra
Peer Mediators
Concert Choir
Symphonic Band - CG20Concert Choir
Symphonic Band - CG20Concert Choir

Percussion Ensemble


Schedule of After School Clubs & Activities

(all clubs and activities end at 4:30 pm unless otherwise noted)




Au Cinema
National Junior Honor Society
Book Club
Creative Writing W307
Dance & Choreography
French Tutoring
Cottage Comic Book 
Open Art Studio
Debate Team
Music Workshop
East Asia Studies
Science Tutoring
Gay Straight Alliance
Board Games
Bocce Ball
Ultimate Frisbee
E307 (to 5pm) 
Peer Mediators
Conditioning Club
Tennis Club
Spanish Theatre
Yo-Yo Club
Corner Nurse & Neal
Team Shanghai
Study Hall
DIY Club
8th Gr Field Trip Club
Girls on the Run
Game Club
Vinyl Club
Gay Straight Alliance
Intramural Volleyball
Film Making 101
6th Gr Comic Book

Cooking Club
Meditation Club
A Cappella

Calligraphy Club
Cultural Discovery Club
Fantasy Football 

Classic Card Games 
Tm Baku Study Hall
7th/8th Model UN

Girl Up
Learn to Swim Club
E201 (to 5:10pm)
Service Club

Student Council 
String Club 
Music Workshop 

African Drumming 
Science Olympiad
Dance Club

6th Gr Soccer Club
Photography Club

Japanese Culture Club
Babysitter's Club
History Film Club

Chess Club
Minecrafters 7th 
Jazz Band

International Cinema
Club E101
Minecrafters 6th 
The Sports Rap

Socratic Club

Art from the Heart

A Cappella

Workout Warriors

Scrabble Club

Scrapbooking & Collage


After School Basketball Club

Spelling Bee Club 

Socratic Club

Nature Lovers Club


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


Middle School Self Defense Class
Grand Master Kim of the National Defense University is offering a self-defense class geared specifically for sixth and seventh grade students. The class will stimulate simple, real life situations and teach self defense techniques for children. Students will gain confidence, learn respect and discipline in a safe environment.

The class will be held at a martial arts studio just across Fort Reno Park from Deal Middle School. The price of the class is extremely affordable.

For more information and to reserve a spot email [email protected]