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: 

I hope that you and your family have been able to take time this weekend to think about the great legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. One way to do this is to take up our local theaters offer of tickets for the showing of "Selma" (Mazza Gallerie is one of the theaters) for 7th and 8th grade students. The film is effective on many levels; for me, the elements of humanity in those we hold in highest esteem is a powerful reminder that they took the same material (ourselves) and with it were able to change the world. As long as tickets are available, students just need to show their DCOne cards - a great and unmissable opportunity. With luck, we may be able to get a full school showing sometime in the near future, but this is surely a movie worth multiple viewings. The story can't be told enough.

We closed last week with a wonderful Shakespeare Festival, with lengthy excerpts from Macbeth and As You Like it. As a school we have made a bigger commitment to Shakespeare's works (plays are read in 7th and 8th grades) and we are starting a summer trip to the UK to visit places of import in Shakespeare's life. While the plays are definitely challenging, it was apparent on stage that they are well-suited for even middle school students. A great show and a great time was had by all.

With this abbreviated week comes the end of our 2nd advisory/1st semester. On Friday, we will have an important anti-bullying activity (along with other activities). Bullying takes many forms, and students need to be educated in what it looks like, what they can and should do when they are victims of bullying or observers of bullying, and how to avoid and prevent it. Two years ago, all of our students watched the movie "Bully" at Mazza Gallerie. It made a difference for them as it did for us (the adults in the building). At the middle school level, it is important to sort out the difference between "conflict" and "bullying" with the goal to have students feel safe in every corner of our building and community. Be sure to ask them next weekend about the activities and their thoughts. 

I close out this bulletin with a basic safety reminder. It is very important that you and your student have a plan for after-school - every day. As I have noted before, school supervision for students not in clubs or activities ends at 3:30. Students are expected to head home at this time. We have standardized many activities (for example, almost every club ends at 4:30) and worked with WMATA to provide an after-school bus (now at 4:40pm). I have extended use of the library until 5:00pm for students who need to use it for research or study. We have a new after-school program, run by the YMCA, that provides after-care until 6:00pm. 

Students who are in the halls after school (and not in a club or activity) will be asked to go to a club or activity (most are wide open looking for participants) or will be asked to head home. One area where this has become a concern is during sports practice. I ask you to not use any of the practices as an after-care program (while waiting for a sibling): the coaches are focused on coaching, and your student is unsupervised. For this we have after-care. Further, coaches are loathe to say "no" when they are asked by players or parents whether a child can just sit in the bleachers, but it can be very distracting.

Please have a conversation with your student about heading directly home (or wherever they will have supervision) after they are done at school. In addition, if you pick up your child, please be prepared to pick him or her up on time - right after their activity has ended. It is not safe to have your child wait around in Tenleytown until 6pm, eating and shopping, and then come back to school for a pick-up. Every year without fail we have students who, while appropriately behaved in school, forget those norms once they hit the streets or the park. In addition, this is a big city and not everyone has your child's best interests in mind. While I believe the neighborhood is generally safe, there is a consistent low-level of inappropriate behavior (and sometimes crime) that leads me to caution everyone to not be complacent.

James Albright

PS - don't forget that our annual Deal Auction is just three weeks 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!


Want to Know More About Deal? Check out these events:

Jan 21 - Principal's Coffee, 9 am - Conference Room
Jan 24 - Deal Open House  - Saturday from 9 - 12am
Jan 29 - Reno Building Open House - 6:30 -8:0pm
Jan 30 - Visiting Deal, 10 am - Conference Room



Alice Deal Community Association

 

Rock and Roll Forever!

The Alice Deal Auction Party

Saturday, February 7th,

6:30 - 11:00 pm

   

The Deal Auction is just 3 weeks away, so buy your tickets! Tickets are $35 now and $50 at the door. There will be Famous Daves BBQ, a DJ & dancing, a silent auction, and a raffle to win Maroon Five tickets and a meet & greet with the band! It's never too late to donate. Here is how you can help:

  • Become a sponsor: Grammy Level - $1000, Platinum Record Level - $500, Gold Record Level - $500, Billboard Hit Level - $100
  • Sponsor a teacher when you purchase your ticket
  • Sponsor an adult beverage for $175
  • Donate sports tickets, theater tickets, restaurant or salon certificates
  • Donate a getaway
  • Cook something or throw a sign-up party

We are also looking for Deal parent bands or teacher bands to join in a Battle of the Bands sign-up party. Date TBD

 

If you have any questions please contact Annie Bennett or Kristen Willsey at [email protected]   

   

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

 

 

Week of January 19
 Bell Schedule

Monday - No School 
Martin Luther King Holiday 
Tuesday - Bell I 
 Wednesday - Bell 1 
Thursday -  Thursday Bell
Friday  - End of Term
Students dismissed at 12:15 pm
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 19

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 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
NAEP

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.   

Inquirer - 
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 Learner Profile

 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 www.eftours.com 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 www.eftours.com 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 www.eftours.com 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 www.eftours.com and enter the tour number1605005AT. If you have questions, please email Mr. Otterstatter ([email protected]).

 

 
Student & Parent Information

 

New: Important Impact Aid Forms

Parents, please remember to complete the Impact Aid form that your child brought home last week. All forms were due to your child's homeroom teacher by last Tuesday.  Please continue to submit the forms.


New: Upcoming Dates:

With 6th grade i-Ready testing successfully completed last week, we have a few assessment dates to bring to your attention. If possible, please schedule appointments around these dates: 

 

1/20-1/22: 7th Grade i-Ready Testing 

1/27-1/29:  8th Grade i-Ready Testing 

2/17-2/20: ELA Unit Assessment 3

 

New: Edline Updates

Progress reports will be updated twice a week for the next two weeks. New reports will be posted before school opens on the following dates:

  

Monday, January 19th

Thursday, January 22nd

Monday, January 26th

Thursday, January 29th

Monday, February 2nd (second advisory final report and 3rd advisory start date)

   

New: Call for Chaperones

8th grade teachers would appreciate your help as a trip chaperone. If you are interested in attending our field trip to the Smithsonian American Art Museum or the National Portrait Gallery the week of 1/27, please contact your child's history teacher:


Addis Ababa - January 27th
Marrakesh - January 28th
Dublin - January 29th
Tokyo - January 30th    

  

New: Teens for Jeans

Do you know what the number one most requested item is from homeless teens? Jeans! Over the past two years, the Deal community has donated over 2,000 pairs of jeans to local area homeless shelters.

 

Donate jeans of any size and any color (but only jeans and with no holes) to your homeroom teacher.

 

Our first check-in will be Friday, January 24th to see which team is in the lead!

 

New: Swim Team

The Deal swim team continues to meet, however we have a somewhat irregular schedule in January. If you do not receive swim team updates via email,

please email [email protected] to request a copy of the January schedule. Our second swim meet of the year is January 20th against Oyster Adams! Go Vikings!

 

New: Sailing Club Updates

Ahoy! We can't wait for warmer weather when the Sailing Club plans to make regular trips to sail at the Southwest Waterfront. Please keep an eye on the bulletin in the coming weeks for a sign-up link.

 

In the mean time, if you're interested in pursuing sailing as part of a racing team (no experience necessary) our partners at DC Sail have invited Deal students to sign up for their "Green Fleet", a program for middle school sailors. To sign up, visit here (http://www.dcsail.org/high-school). There is some cost to the program, but scholarships are available. Please contact [email protected] with questions.


New:
8th Grade Mock Hearings Rescheduled
Due to last week's two hour delay, the 8th grade Congressional Mock Hearings were postponed.  The mock hearings are rescheduled for Monday, February 2nd.  Students will receive new passes the week of January 27th.  Students will present in the same time slot for which they were originally scheduled.

New: Passport to History Trip for 8th Graders
Any 8th grader who would like to go on a school-sponsored Passport to History trip on Wednesday, January 21st, should sign up with their history teacher for a permission slip and details.
 
New: Girl Up

Thanks for your fabulous discussion about women's issues involving domestic violence, dress code, and how men play a role in reaching equality. Girl Up will not meet next week due to the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. Be prepared for more awesome discussion when we meet on January 26th! Also, come ready to put our plan in action for February's fundraiser, the Dollar Campaign. Have a great three day weekend!

 

New: Fantasy Football!

What a great season and amazing club members! We had a wonderful send-off with awards and snacks. Here are some of the awards our members won:

 

1st Place - Rha

2nd Place - Caleb McCoy

3rd Place - Shayna

Highest Scoring Team - Graham

Best Quarterback - Kaleb

Best Running Back - Graham

Best FF Club Members- Kaleb and Davon

Biggest Comeback Team - Dylan

Most Improved Member - Davon

Biggest Upset - Caleb's Team (Week 9)

 

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. The survey will be administered at different times of the next couple of weeks, but will not detract from any instruction.

 

Deal Website Refresh 

Alice Deal's Website received a major update over the break! Check it out at alicedeal.org! 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  

 

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!

 

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!

 

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.

 

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. Students will read the 4 assigned books independently and meet twice a month for practice rounds.

 

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. 

 

School Newspaper

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

  

Yearbook Photos 

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


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 700 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

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

This Week at Deal...

  

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:

 

Public Speaking - Ms. 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 (via email) and $5 entry fee to Mr. Conway, [email protected]

 

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. 

 

Tuesday: NHD Workshop - Documentaries 

If you plan to create a documentary for your 8th grade National History Day project, this workshop is a great opportunity to learn more about this format. The workshop will take place at 3:30 pm in Ms. Trenkle's room in the new Reno extension. 

  

Tuesday and Wednesday: The-Literature-to-Film Festival

The Literature-to-Film Festival continues in the Deal Library, showing the film Hugo based on the Caldecott-winning novel, The Invention of Hugo Cabret. This film will be screened in two parts, beginning at 3:30 pm on Tuesday, and finishing at 3:30 pm on Wednesday. To check out http://alicedeallmc.weebly.com/ to see a trailer of the movie, and bookmark the site for the latest library news and new releases!

 

Wednesday: Principal's Coffee

Families are invited to join Mr. Albright for coffee and conversation this Wednesday at 9:00 am. 

 

Wednesday: NHD Workshop - Performances

If you plan to create a performance for your 8th grade National History Day project, this workshop is a great opportunity to learn more about this format. The workshop will take place at 3:30 pm in Ms. Trenkle's room in the new Reno extension. 

          8th Grade Corner



Applying to Duke Ellington? Get Help! 

Dawn Naser, from Duke Ellington's theater department will lead a workshop to help students prepare for their theater auditions. The workshop will take place Wednesday, January 21st at 3:30 pm in the Reno Multipurpose Room. 

 

DC Common Application Closes February 2nd   

Applying to a DCPS application high school? Please be advised that the DC Common Application closes February 2nd. Get those application in soon! 

 

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 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 www.swwfs.org for more information.

 

Benjamin Banneker High School

www.benjaminbanneker.org 

 

Calvin Coolidge

www.coolidgeshs.org 

 

Ellington School of the Arts

www.ellingtonschool.org

 

Eastern Senior High School

http://easternhighschooldc.org 

To schedule an individual or group tour, contact

[email protected]

 

McKinley Technology High School

www.mckinleytech.org 

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

RSVP to http://bit.ly/McKinleyTechOpenHouse 

 

Phelps Architecture, Construction & Engineering School

http://www.phelpshsdc.org 

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

www.wilsonhs.org 

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

March 13th, 9:00 - 11:00 am 


Staff information ...

 

Monday: 7th Grade iReady Testing

7th Grade math and support teachers are asked to meet with Ms. Giron to go over logistics for this week's iReady testing.

 
Thursday: Viking Time 

This Thursday's activity bell is Viking Time  

 

Thursday: Faculty Meeting

All teachers and staff are asked to meet in the cafeteria at 3:30 pm

 

Thursday: Costa Rica Chaperone Meeting

All teachers chaperoning the Costa Rica trip over spring break are asked to meet (briefly) after the faculty meeting to discuss the trip. This will be a very quick meeting. 

 

Friday: 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.

 

Each grade-level has been working on activities specific to their grade. All non-team teachers and staff are expected to be present in their buddy teacher's classes for all activities!

 

Saturday: Deal Open House 9 -12

Thank you to those department representatives who will join us for our first open house this weekend! Please arrrive no later than 8:30 for set-up time.

Schedule of Before School Activities

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


Monday


Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday
Symphonic Band - CG20String Orchestra - CG04Percussion Ensemble
CG20
String Orchestra
CG04
Peer Mediators
C115
Concert Choir
Auditorium
Symphonic Band - CG20Concert Choir
Auditorium 
Symphonic Band - CG20Concert Choir
Auditorium




Percussion Ensemble
CG20

 

Schedule of After School Clubs & Activities

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


Monday



Tuesday

Wednesday

Friday
Yoga
C310
Au Cinema
N112
National Junior Honor Society
W304
Book Club
C128
Creative Writing W307
Dance & Choreography
Auditorium
French Tutoring
Cottage Comic Book 
N113
Open Art Studio
C217
Debate Team
W206
Music Workshop
CG04
East Asia Studies
C212
Science Tutoring
W301
Gay Straight Alliance
E305
Fencing
E106
Board Games
W106
Bocce Ball
E300
Ultimate Frisbee
C310
Robotics
E307 (to 5pm) 
Peer Mediators
C115
Conditioning Club
E101
Tennis Club
N115
Spanish Theatre
C217
Yo-Yo Club
Corner Nurse & Neal
BDOG
E100
Team Shanghai
Study Hall
DIY Club
E105
8th Gr Field Trip Club
C308
Girls on the Run
E206
Game Club
N116
Vinyl Club
C203
Gay Straight Alliance
E305
Intramural Volleyball
E305
Film Making 101
C203
6th Gr Comic Book
E103

Cooking Club
Cafeteria
Meditation Club
C213
A Cappella
CG21

Calligraphy Club
Cultural Discovery Club
Fantasy Football 
N103

Classic Card Games 
W205
Tm Baku Study Hall
E101
7th/8th Model UN
C308

Girl Up
E306
Learn to Swim Club
E201 (to 5:10pm)
Service Club
C203

Student Council 
E205
String Club 
CG04
Music Workshop 
CG20

African Drumming 
CG20
Science Olympiad
W201
Dance Club
Auditorium

6th Gr Soccer Club
W105 
Photography Club
E301
GSA
E305

Japanese Culture Club
Babysitter's Club
W100
History Film Club
W305

Chess Club
C315
Minecrafters 7th 
W201
Jazz Band
CG20

International Cinema
Club E101
Minecrafters 6th 
W207
The Sports Rap
W104

Socratic Club
E304

Art from the Heart
C224

A Cappella
CG21

Workout Warriors
W103

Scrabble Club
Cafeteria 



Scrapbooking & Collage
C104


Journalism
W207



After School Basketball Club
W204



Spelling Bee Club 
E104



Socratic Club
E304  



Nature Lovers Club
W300






 


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]