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 to Deal students and families: 

Our first semester closed on Friday - and it represents some significant "firsts" in the life of the students and staff at Deal. Over the last semester, our teachers and students in the 6th grade have implemented the International Baccalaureate program in its revised form. While we have been an IB Middle Years school for almost five years now, the revised IB has allowed us to use a more standardized approach to assessment practices and student learning than ever before. When educators and policy makers speak of "inquiry-based learning" and a "student-centered approach" as well as more "real-world connections," the new configuration of the MY Program really moves us down that road. It has by no means been an easy task, but it is an important one. On the way to the MYP, teachers have revised assessment practices from the ground up, redesigned how students interact with their own learning, and challenged all of us in this community together to envision where a DCPS education can take a child. We are just starting on this journey, but the results have been more impressive than I think any of us could have anticipated. The quality and drive of the team of teachers that teaches 6th grade students has done in three months that schools around the world will take three years to do. Already, how we are doing things is receiving close scrutiny from other schools in other districts. 

Along the way, our practice has given us insight in areas of need. One insight has been that our teachers need significantly more planning time than is provided through either the District's professional development process or our current morning collaboration. To accommodate this, teachers will be provided additional planning time in each of our team subjects and in each of our grades - for each advisory. Also, we recognize that our own staff are now becoming experts in this intense learning and evaluation model - and we will consider them to be the most appropriate professional developers for their own colleagues. Finally, we recognize that communication (school-family, school-teacher) has been less clear than it needs to be when something like this is undertaken. We are working to redesign our normal Edline pages as much as possible for regular reporting as part of a response. A significant new feature will come out within a week of your children's DCPS report cards - a new IB MYP reporting tool that will put all the information about a student's growth in one place (for 6th grade only this year). Feedback on all of these is much appreciated.

While we work on what happens between the walls of our building, we ask your continued support outside of Deal - in two ways. The first is about your time: please check out our opportunities for volunteering, for judging, for chaperoning, for participating - we ask all the time. Our science fair would be even more powerful if we had scientists to share their time with our students; our history work would benefit from historians - but in all cases we need you - or someone you know - who can work with our wonderful students.

In addition to this "ad hoc" volunteering, we see a need for classroom substitutes that you or someone you know might be able to satisfy. In general, it is difficult to get a level of substitutes that matches the quality of our tremendous staff. We have decided to reach out - particularly in the arts and world languages - for community members interested in becoming a substitute for Deal in these areas. Our kids are pretty wonderful, and our teachers plan very carefully when they can't be at school. But we know that out there in our neighborhood are highly qualified community members who would love to give a couple of days (compensated) to make sure that learning doesn't falter when we need to fill an emergency slot - and who might have a skill in a certain area! You can contact me at [email protected] if you want to follow up on this idea.

Our need for your support "outside" our building picks up from last week's safety reminder. Please have a plan for your child once they leave Deal. Please pick them up on time. If you can't, then contact our YMCA partner and arrange for drop-in aftercare - but this needs to be taken care of. All of us have by now seen on the news the recent surge in thefts occurring in the Tenleytown area - this is real. Make sure your children follow basic rules: do not be a conspicuous SmartPhone user, pay attention to your surroundings, travel with friends, walk with a purpose to your destination, and take care of each other. Not everyone in this big city of ours has a child's best interest at heart, but with some basic steps we can keep our children safe until this most recent upsurge abates.

James Albright

PS - This Thursday, January 29, be sure to come to our Reno Building Open House from 6:30 - 8:00 pm. This is a great chance to see the new and renovated spaces, share some refreshments, learn a bit about the history of the Reno building, and enjoy the beauty of our 15 new classrooms. The event is being sponsored by our LSAT (Chair: Karin Perkins); check out what your tax dollars have built.

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

Jan 29 - Reno Building Open House, 6:30 -8:00 pm
Jan 30 - Visiting Deal, 10:00 am in the Conference Room
Jan 31 - Open House, 9:00 - 12:00 pm (rescheduled from Saturday the 24th because of concern about the weather).

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 2 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 26
 Bell Schedule

Monday - Bell I 
Tuesday - Bell I 
 Wednesday - Bell 1 
Thursday -  Thursday Bell
Friday - Bell I 
Upcoming Dates


January 26
6th Grade Birthday Party

January 27
8th Grade Field Trip - Addis Ababa
Team Leaders, 3:30 (Gr level)
Course Selection Night at Wilson HS

January 28
8th Grade Field Trip - Marrakesh

January 29
8th Grade Field Trip - Dublin
Reno Building Open House
6:30 - 8 pm 

January 30
8th Grade Field Trip - Tokyo
Visiting Deal, 10 am

January 31
New date!
Open House, 9 am - noon

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

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.
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 Reflective. These students "...Thoughtfully consider the world and our own ideas and experience. They work to understand their strengths and weaknesses in order to support learning and personal development."

Timbuktu - Steven Espinoza and Mai Nguyen
Seoul - Alexander Wall and Truly Gregory
Shanghai - Mia Reynolds and Adam Burch 
Baku - Aya Settles and Dominic Catherino
Istanbul - Kelsy Smith and David Majersik
Buenos Aires - Abby Atwood and Asa Espinosa
Kyoto - Dylan Thompson and Samaiyah Murray
Athens - Sofia Suardi and Mendel Socolovsky
Brussels - Carlita Garrett and Ethan Leifman
Addis Ababa - Vincent Jarin and Edmee Brown
Dublin - Sara Rakas and Aaron Rosenthal
Marrakesh - Shayna Brotzman and Noah White
Tokyo - Jack Darnell and Raegan Crowe
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  or Ms. Thompson at [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]).


Student & Parent Information


New: Edline Updates

In order to provide students and families with updated grading, progress reports will be changed twice a week next week. New reports will be posted before school opens on the following dates:

  • Monday, January 26th 
  • Thursday, January 29th 
  • Monday, February 2nd (2nd advisory final)

New: Help Us Find Science Fair Judges!

Deal's annual Science Fair will be Wednesday, February 4th from 8:30 am - 12:30 pm. 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: Announcing February Parent-Teacher Conferences

Parent-Teacher Conferences will take place on Monday, February 23rd from 12:00 - 7:00 pm. Conferences with team teachers are by appointment only. Beginning on Monday, February 9th, families can visit Alice Deal Conference Scheduler 

to sign up for appointments with team teachers. All non-team teachers (World Language, PE, Art, & Music) will be available for drop-in conferences. A detailed description of the online sign-up process is posted on Edline and Deal's website. Note: you will need an email account to use the online process. If you will be unable to create appointments online, please contact your child's team to set up an appointment. 

New: 8th Grade Field Trip
8th graders will travel to the Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery this week:

1/27: Addis Ababa
1/28: Marrakesh
1/29: Dublin
1/30: Tokyo

Students must bring a bagged lunch and two sharpened pencils.  Transportation is provided.  We will depart at 8:45 am and return to Deal by 3:15 pm.


New: Tune in to the Deal SeoulCast!

Who's got Seoul? We got Seoul! Be sure to follow our Team Seoul podcast at to learn about what's going on each week! A huge thanks to Olivia Pierre and C'amirah Wise for making episode 3 a success!


New: Team Buenos Aires

The teachers on team Buenos Aires would like to congratulate their students on completing an amazing first half of the year! We're enjoying watching you grow, and we know that the second half will be even better than the first!


New: Attention 2nd Semester Art Students

8th Graders:

There is a required IB sketchbook for your work in the art room this semester. ADMS has purchased the book for 8th grade students. The cost of the book is $10 so please bring a check made out to Alice Deal Middle School in the amount of $10. Cash will also be accepted - please bring exact change if possible. Please speak privately to your art teacher if this is a hardship.


6th Graders:

Please bring in a sketchbook from home. Spiral, 9x12, 50 blank pages would be perfect. You can find this type of book at Target, CVS, office supply stores, and art stores. Please speak privately to your art teacher if this is a hardship. 

Deal Swim Team

The Deal swim team hosted its first swim meet ever this past week with Oyster Adams. It was so much fun to hang out with them and their brand new swim program. We are happy to report that middle school swimming in the District is taking off!


Important Impact Aid Forms

If you have not done so already, please remember to complete the Impact Aid form that your child brought home. All forms were due to your child's homeroom teacher by last Tuesday.  Please continue to submit the forms.


Upcoming Dates:

With 6th and 7th grade i-Ready testing successfully completed, we have a few assessment dates to bring to your attention. If possible, please schedule appointments around these dates: 


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

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


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!


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.


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  


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.


School Newspaper

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


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 720 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: Art from the Heart

All Art from the Heart members are invited to join the art department for Open Studios on Mondays from 3:30 - 4:30 pm in room C224.


Monday: Open Studios

Open Studios is held on Mondays from 3:30 - 4:30 pm in room C224. This time is set-aside for you to explore your creativity in the art room. We have materials for you to use - just bring your ideas!


Monday: Rubik's Cube Club

Did you know solving a Rubik's Cube improves spatial awareness, exercises the brain, develops sharp mental reflexes, and strengthens one's ability to persevere? Come check out the club so you can start learning how to master the cube and sign one out to take home! We will meet in Ms. Law's room (E101) Monday, January 26th at 3:30 pm.


Monday: Boys Discussion Only Group

BDOG will be meet on Monday for oatmeal cookies and board games!


Monday: Girl Up

Girl Up will meet on Monday, January 26th at 3:30 pm in Ms. Huber's room. We look forward to seeing you there!


Monday: After School Outdoor Basketball Club

The After School Outdoor Basketball Club will meet on Monday, January 26th at 3:30 pm behind the school on the court next to the "Cottage". Dress for cold weather. In the event of rain, we will meet with Mr. Namian in room W204.


Monday: Cooking Club Group B

Cooking Club Group B will meet at 3:20 pm in Ms. Kinzer's room and will walk to Whole Foods for our store tour (Part 2). 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. This trip is rain or shine!


Tuesday: National History Day Workshop 

There is an National History Day workshop on exhibits on Tuesday, January 27th from 3:30 - 4:30 pm in RG03.  Students should bring their NHD rulebook and questions.   


Tuesday: Speech and Debate - Policy Debate

All policy debaters need to come to practice on Tuesday having read the affirmative and negative speed camera packets posted on Edline and given to students last week. Affirmative debaters need to copy and paste the affirmative case in the packet onto a Word document, share it with their partners, and have it available in hard copy. Students may also bring a flash drive with research. We also recommend students bring hard copies of the research in case we do not have internet access. See you all on Tuesday!


Wednesday: Dance Club

Dance Club will be meeting on Wednesday from 3:30 - 4:30 pm to practice for the Black History Month assembly.


Wednesday: Model UN

Model UN will meet on Wednesday, January 28th in RG03 from 3:30 - 6:00 pm to watch Hotel Rwanda.  Students are encouraged to stay the entire time to have an opportunity to discuss the movie after it has ended.   


Friday: Nature Lovers Club

#SaveElephants! Three cheers to the Deal Nature Lovers Club and the 6th Grade! They sent 58 #elegrams to the Nature Conservancy for their effort to raise $20,000 to save elephants. To learn about the program and see the Deal elegrams our students createdgo to or you would like to participate in other cool activities like this one, join the DNLC on its new day: Fridays at 3:30 in room W300.


          8th Grade Corner


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.


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. Only two tutorials remain:

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.

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: 


Phelps Architecture, Construction & Engineering School 

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 ...


Tuesday: Team Leaders

Team leaders will meet with their grade-level administrators at 3:30 pm.  


Thursday: Reno Open House

Staff members are welcome to join as we open the Reno building to family and community from 6:30 - 8:00 pm. 


Friday: Grades Due

Please ensure that all grades are completed in STARS by close of business Friday. 


Friday: Teens for Jean Ends

Don't forget to rally your homeroom students as this is our last week of jeans collection.  


Saturday: Deal Open House 9 -12

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


Kudos: Half-day Leaders

Thank you to those staff members who helped organize the lessons, planning, and technology for last Friday's half-day! 

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
Nature Lovers Club
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


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

City-wide Children's Marimba Ensemble
Music, camaraderie, performance, exploration.  These are things you'll experience in Sticks & Bars: A DC Youth Marimba Ensemble.  Started this past fall for the children of DC in 5th to 12th grade, Sticks & Bars meets Tuesdays and Thursdays to reherse at the Gala Hispanic Theater in centrally located Columbia Heights.  This marimba ensemble focuses mainly on the lively, get-up-and-dance music of Zimbabwe!  The ensemble is made up of students from schools around DC -- public, private, charter and home school. The students will perform in various venues in the metro area.  A new session starts Feb. 3, but join at any time.  Fees run $10/lesson.  For more information, to attend a practice, or merely to observe, contact Premila Mistry at:  [email protected]<mailto:[email protected]>.  View video of our students playing at 


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]