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: 

Thank you thank you thank you to the many who came out to the Deal Auction/Rock & Roll Dance/Community Party last night - we finally had to kick the DJ out at 11:15, along with some parents and teachers who did NOT want to stop dancing! While I am sure the event exceeded our estimates for fund-raising (its ostensible purpose) it clearly reached and went beyond our need to have some "fun-raising" (please pardon me for that phrase!). As a time to meet each other, talk, share stories - all in a space we have built together - last night's auction reminded us why we are in community together - to provide the best for all of our students. In next week's bulletin I will take some time to thank those individuals who went all out to make it work - but let me take time to share a thought.

When I walked into the cafeteria and saw the new stage that had been built with a classic dance floor right in front, I was transported. While Ms. Neal wondered if we could keep the dance floor (lunch time would definitely be different!), I loved the fact that this space in which our students find community - the lunch room - was also where the parents found community. The week preceding the auction had thousands of lunches eaten, musical performances made, practices being held, clubs meeting - all in the same room. Right where we auctioned off the much-coveted "Golden Library Passes," students raise their hand for the daily distribution thereof; right where we ate pulled pork and macaroni and cheese, our children chowed down on Ukrainian food. A teacher reminded me that a number of years ago the auction was held near Rock Creek Park in a beautiful yet smaller setting. It seems very appropriate now that our cafeteria serves more as a community space for all of our needs - especially the auction. (A shout-out to your ADCA president, Cathy House, for leading the effort last night - and more to come!)

Thank you for sending us children that are more than glad to walk for 20 minutes to their neighborhood theater (the Avalon) and watch a tremendous film, Selma, at the beginning of Black History Month. About 900 students and teachers were able to share in this wonderful film, returning to class to write and discuss their understandings of this seminal American event. Teams made a point of stopping by the Reno Building on their way to the movie to reflect on the role of segregated education in our own history. The continuing conversation about history will come to a head in early March with our own Black History Speech and Drama Competition.  Thank you to all who are making these great events happen!

Something you should note: down below in the Deal Athletics section is the first announcement of our new Summer Sport and Fitness Camp. Led by our great coaching staff, the Camp will provided full- and half-day sessions for four weeks - at a rate lower than other camps in the area. This is something we have long wanted to provide for our students. Please note that, like all good things, availability is limited and registration has now started. Check it out and don't miss out.

James Albright

PS - Our NAEP testing will be held on Wednesday of this week for our 8th graders. We are greatly appreciative of our system (DCPS') commitment to meeting our technological needs for all online testing - we have received 15 laptop carts over the last few weeks - 450 NEW computers for Deal students to use every day (as well as for testing). This effort has allowed us to minimize the disruption that testing has typically represented.
Week of February 9
 Bell Schedule

Monday - Bell I 
Tuesday - Bell I 
 Wednesday - Bell 1 
Thursday -  Thursday Bell
Friday - No school for students
PD day for teachers 
Upcoming Dates


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

February 11
6th grade Mid-Year SRI

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 (grade-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

March 3
Career Day

March 5
New to Deal, 3:30 pm

March 6
LSAT, 7:30 am
Visiting Deal, 10 am
7th Grade Wizards Game

March 7
Saturday Detention, 9 - noon

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

March 11
PTA Meeting, 6:30 pm

March 14
International Language Fest 

March 16
PARCC  Assessment 6/8

March 17
Team Leaders, 3:30 pm
PARCC Assessment 6/8

March 18 
Principal's Coffee, 9 am

PARCC Assessment 6/8

March 19
Faculty Meeting, 3:30 pm

PARCC Assessment 6/8

March 20
Visiting Deal, 10 am

PARCC Assessment 6/8

March 21
Saturday Detention, 9  - 12 noon
Science Olympiad

March 22

PARCC Assessment 7

March 23
Team Leaders, 3:30 pm (gr level)

PARCC Assessment 7

March 24

PARCC Assessment 7


March 25

PARCC Assessment 7

March 26

PARCC Assessment 7

March 31
Team Leaders, 3:30 pm

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.

Contact Nick Knauer (YMCA Program Director) at (P)202-23BOWEN (202-232-6936) ext. 1726 for more information.
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.   

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]



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]).


Audition for Alice Deal's Spring Musical


Performance Dates:

May 7th, 8th and 9th

*Audition Information*

Auditions will be held from 3:15 - 5:30 on Tuesday Feb 17th & Wednesday Feb 18th for Singing & Acting


Thursday Feb 19th for Dance.


Everyone must attend dancing, singing and acting auditions. You only need to come to one of the singing/acting

audition dates.


Please prepare a short song to sing, preferably from a musical. You will be given something to read and taught a combination for dance. Absolutely no previous theater or dance experience is required!

*Please note: Those students attending the Colombia trip need to audition of Feb. 10th! You will do singing, dancing and acting in one day. Please email Jill if you need to audition on Tuesday!

If you have any questions or concerns please contact Director Jill Roos ([email protected])


Student & Parent Information


New: Parent-Teacher Conference Appointments Open Monday

Parent-Teacher conferences will be held on Monday, February 23rd from 12:00 - 7:00 pm. Appointments with core-content teachers (math, English, science, humanities) will be by appointment only. Beginning TOMORROW - Monday, February 9th -  families may accesses the online appointment system (available at Alice Deal Conference Scheduler). An email address is required to make an appointment. If you don't have access to the online system please contact your child's team to create appointments. Instructions for the online system can be found on Deal's website and Edline page. If you have questions regarding the online system, please email [email protected] 


Principal's note: We only have team slots for about half of our families, and these go quickly. Think strategically about whom you want to see - is there a question about performance in science? Sign up. Love your child's English teacher? Perhaps just drop them a line.


New: Science Fair Results

Deal would like to thank all of our judges who gave time to help make our annual Science Fair possible. A special thanks to both National Grid and Johnson Controls for bringing teams of judges! Nearly 120 7th & 8th grade students competed at the school-wide level, showing off the culmination of months of hard work and inquiry. We congratulate all participants and are pleased to announce the following awards (included below above calendar). Grand Prize winners will represent Deal at the city-wide DC STEM fair in March. More information will be provided to these students via their science teachers.

New: Speech and Debate Results
A small group of 6th and 7th graders attended the last regular Washington-Arlington Catholic Forensic League metro-final qualifying tournament this weekend at South Lakes High School in Reston, Virginia.   Congratulations to Brendan Klein who was recognized as the second place speaker in Lincoln-Douglas debate Jonah Docter-Loeb who had a 3-1 record in Lincoln-Douglas debate, and Giulia Setola and Isaiah Bowen-Kaylyn who received 6th place in Duo Interpretation.

New: ELA Unit Assessment 
From February 17th - 20th, all students will take the third DCPS ELA Unit Assessment. This assessment includes reading, planning, writing, and selected response portions and measures student progress on Common Core State Standards. Thanks to an influx of technology support from DCPS, the assessment will take place in English classrooms and will not disrupt the schedule of the day. Please ensure your child is present and eats their Wheaties that week! 


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 at the Washington Wizards vs. Miami Heat game at the Verizon Center! Permission slips will be distributed this week. Please return them as soon as possible as space for parents is limited! 


New: Speech and Drama Competition

Deal's 3rd Annual Black History Speech and Drama Competition will be held on Thursday, March 5th.  The first place winner will receive $100, the second place winner will receive $75, and the 3rd place winner will receive $50. 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students who are interested in competing MUST see Ms. Neal and Ms. Red during their lunch period this week.


New: After School Activity - Dance

An after school class for students who have studied dance for two or more years will meet on Mondays and Tuesdays.  Interested dancers should be changed and in the auditorium by 3:30 pm.  Please see Ms. Neal if you have any questions.


Model UN T-shirts - Last Call 

Anyone interested in purchasing an Alice Deal Middle School Model UN t-shirt should email Ms. Trenkle at [email protected] T-shirts are $12 each and orders are accepted through 2/13.


Summer Youth Employment Program
If your student will be 14 years old by June 29th and they are interested in working with DC's Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP), please stop by Ms. Giron's office (C116) to pick up an information packet. For more information or to get started on your online application, please go to


6th and 7th Grade Music Students 

Welcome to all of our 2nd semester general music students! Please make sure to have your single-subject music notebooks and 2-pocket folders by Monday.


Outdoor Track 

Outdoor Track is fast approaching! If you are interested in participating this season, please fill out the Google form at the link below prior to attending Tuesday's informational meeting: 

Outdoor Track Participation Link


DC Public Schools App Design Challenge

Have you ever wanted to build your own App? If so, this challenge is your chance! Teams of 2 - 4 students will develop a small-scale app and compete for an app design summer internship.Teams must register by 5:00 pm Tuesday, February 3rd here: 

See Ms. Wellersdick or Ms. Redekopp if you have any questions.


Girl Up Fundraiser

This February, Girl Up will hold their annual Dollar Campaign to raise money for the Malala Foundation, which supports girls' education worldwide. Each student is asked to bring in at least $1 in the month of February to add to their homeroom's donation envelope. The homeroom in each grade that brings in the most money will win a donut party!


8th Grade Dance Parent Help Needed 

It's time to start planning the student event of the year: the 8th grade promotional dance! Although students are still selecting the theme, please mark your calendar for Friday, June 12th. We need parents to help us set up the cafeteria, as we will transform it in to a wonderful venue for our students. If you are willing to help, we will only ask for an hour and a half of your time that evening. To help with this memorable event, please email Ms. Smith at [email protected] or Nicole Wilson at [email protected].


Tune in to the Deal SeoulCast!
Who's got Seoul? We got Seoul! Be sure to follow our Team Seoul podcast at to hear the sights and sounds of 6th grade! Episode 5 is posted - Team Zoe, South Korea, and 10 Days in Europe!

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.  


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 740 followers, we could have a winner any day! (We just had our most retweeted event -  the visit of Jaylen and the Brady Brothers - so you don't want to miss out on all the action!)

Deal Athletics ...


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

Summer Sport and Fitness Camp 

The Deal Athletics Department will offer a 4 week youth sport and fitness camp in July! From 8:00 am - 6:00 pm July 6th through July 31st, this camp will offer rotating sports instruction, fitness and nutrition, and is open to all rising 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students! Students can expect:
  • Team building
  • Peer mentoriing
  • Weekly swimming and water time
  • Skills instruction
  • Indoor/Outdoor free play
  • Stretching and exercise instruction
  • Daily fun runs
  • Nutrition and diet instruction

Full Day Rates:

1 week: $275

2 weeks: $500

4 weeks: $900 


Partial Day Rates: 

1 week: $175

2 weeks: $300

4 weeks: $600  


To register, click here. 


Deal Swim Team

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

Basketball Playoff Schedule This Week:

All four of our basketball teams will have playoff games Monday! Round 2 of the playoffs are Wednesday with the championship games being played Saturday, February 14th @ Dunbar HS. Please see the Deal Athletics calendar for all athletic events.


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.


Softball Tryouts 

All young ladies interested in trying out for the Lady Viking softball team should see Coach Spann for the emergency and consent form if you did not participate in a fall sport (basketball, volleyball, track, etc). Softball tryouts will resume on Monday, February 9th. Please bring a softball glove and a change of clothes. We will work on catching, throwing and pitching.

Softball Clinics 

Want to hone your softball skills? Join us for a free clinic for all skill levels. Please bring athletic wear and glove if you have one. See Coach Spann if you have any questions. Player Softball Clinic Dates:


Hitting Clinic - February 21st 

Site: Deal Middle School

Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm


Pitcher/Catcher - March 7th 

Site: HD Woodson SHS, 5500 Eads Street NE

Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm


Hitting Clinic - Date TBD 

Site: Walker Jones EC, 1125 New Jersey Avenue NW

Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm 

This Week at Deal...


Monday: Scrabble Club

SCRABBLE Club is moving! All SCRABBlers please come to room W200 starting this Monday. See you there. skills. 


Monday: The After School Basketball Club

The After School Outdoor Basketball Club will meet on Monday, Feb. 9, at

3:30 p.m. 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



Wednesday: African-American Film Festival

Join us this Wednesday in the Deal Library at 3:30 for The Ernest Green Story, which tells the story of one of the students (dubbed the Little Rock Nine) to integrate Little Rock Central High School.  


Wednesday: NHD Workshop

Attention 8th graders: Need a little help with your NHD project? With projects due February 25th, now is the time to ask! Ask your humanities teacher for more details about the workshop at 3:30 pm this Wednesday. 

          8th Grade Corner

Future Wilson High School Students

The staff at Wilson look forward to having your student join the Wilson community. Last week, Wilson counselors met with Deal students to introduce them to our registration system and help them choose classes for the coming year.  Students were asked to choose 7 credits worth of classes, which include 5 core classes and 2 electives. It is strongly recommended that Freshman take physical education (.5 credits) and their art and music classes (.5 credits each.)  

After we receive the registration forms, the scheduling team will input the course requests into our new registration system called Aspen. The scheduling team will also look at your student's first three advisory grades and test scores to help place them in the courses in which we feel they would have the most success.

In early May, copies of the course request sheets will be sent home with the student or mailed. Please review these selections and make any changes to those requests before mid-June.  Contact one of the following people on the scheduling team if you have any questions:

[email protected] for Special Education

[email protected] for English Language Learners

[email protected]

[email protected]

[email protected] for other Counseling Questions

Our entire course catalog may be found on our website, as well as the course selection form, and the powerpoint that students saw at Deal.  

Please go to>Academics->2015-2016 Course Selection.


NAEP Testing This Week

On Wednesday, all 8th grade students will participate in the National Assessment of Education Progress. Students will take the assessment in their homerooms on Wednesday so their prompt arrival is important. Taken every two years by our 8th graders, this assessment is, according to their website, "the largest nationally representative and continuing assessment of what American students know and can do in various subject areas." The test will cause minimal disruption to their learning day and we are confident our students will perform well. 


Key Dates
Mark your calendar for the following big dates! We have so much to look forward to this year:

June 3rd - Deal Gives Back
June 11th - 8th Grade Kings Dominion Trip
June 12th - Deal Day
June 12th - 8th Grade Dance
June 15th - 8th Grade Promotion Rehearsal
June 16th - 8th Grade Promotion

Please expect a letter this week with additional information, prices, and volunteer opportunities.

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 

March 13th, 9:00 - 11:00 am 

Staff information ...


Kudos: Deal Auction
Thanks to the fun-loving staff who enjoyed the Deal Auction this weekend or donated to this wonderful event. It was wonderful to see so many of you there; it is also a party for you, and you looked like you were having some serious fun. Your support makes all the difference!

Tuesday: Team Leaders
All team leaders will meet at 3:30 pm in W104.

Wednesday: 8th Grade Team Meeting
All 8th grade teachers (team and non-team) will meet at 8:10 am in room W304.

Wednesday: 8th Grade NAEP testing. 
The test will be completed in student homerooms.

Thursday: Math Department Meeting
All math teachers will meet on Thursday at 8:10 in room C104.

Thursday: WTU Meeting
The Washington Teachers Union will meet at 3:30 - 4:30 pm.

Friday: Professional Development

All staff will attend District-level professional development this Friday. Please check with your content administrator for additional information regarding content, timing, and location. 

2015 Alice Deal Science Fair Results

Animal Sciences



Luke Hurst

B Aires

Mice Memory Experiment

2nd (Tie)

Jonah Doctor-Loeb

B Aires

How Sugar Affects The Metamorphosis of Butterflies

Saige Gootman

B Aires

aMAZing Mice

Jamie Stewart Aday


What does soda do to a daphnia's heart?

Behavior & Social Sciences



Talya Lehrich

B Aires

Does your attitude affect your performance?


Zoe Zitner


How does pop music affect performance on a basic math test?


Candace House


How does age affect performance on a Stroop test?




Katherine Bouker


Determining Glucose Levels in Different Beverages

Cell Biology



Julia Arsenberger


Science of Mold and Bread Types




Hannah Dorosin


How does the Type of Flour Affect the Cakes Rise


Clea Tang


How does distance from a road affect the pH of the soil?


Josh Taubman


What is the best workout recovery drink?

Computer Science


1st Grand (Alternate)

Samuel Lossef


Does the use of vibration damping materials affect 3D print quality?


Kaleb Gezahegn


Project Biogen

Earth & Planetary Sciences


1st Grand

Quentin Anderson-Watson


What's To Eat On Planet Mars?

2nd Grand (Alternate)

Charlie Bennett


Modeling Satellites

Engineering: Electrical & Mechanical



Zora Colleye

B Aires



John Schadegg


The Homemade Battery


Aidan Trinity

Addis Ababa

Water Wheels

Environmental Management


1st Grand (Alternate)

Tobias Severin


Creating and Harvesting Biogas Fuels


Greta Jelen


Which Soil Filters Water Best?


Mia Gualtieri

Addis Ababa

Water Quality in Rock Creek

Engineering: Materials & Bioengineering


1st Grand

Meg Buzbee


Green Roof Cool House


Lucas O'Connor

Addis Ababa

Robot Hand


Nicholas Bzdek


Acceleration Can Be Stopped

Energy & Transportation


1st Grand

Tim Berger

Addis Ababa

How Much are we Really Paying for Light bulbs?

Environmental Sciences


1st Grand (Alternate)

Isabel Guitteau


Temperature depending on groundcover


Ella Gantman


Filtering Acid Water to Change pH Levels

3rd Tie

Nkati Amare


Biomass to Biogas

Zachary Lordan


Planaria Regeneration with Acid Rain

Mathematical Sciences



Gabriel Solomon


The Lego Experiment

Medicine & Health Sciences


1st Grand (Alternate)

Jacob Greene


Gatorade: A good recharge?


Amelia Myre

B Aires

How looking at an iPhone before bed affects how long it takes to fall asleep


James Carline


Peripheral Vision



1st Grand (Alternate)

Caroline Katzive


The Effects of Various Drugs on Escherichia Coli


Tolani Smith


Fast Cubes


Eli Grosser

Addis Ababa

How Does Microwave Radiation Effect Yeast?



1st Grand

Usha Hippenstiel


The Effect of Radiation Levels and Microwaves


Toby Abellman


Internet Browser Use and Battery Life


Ale Jorge


The Rainbow's Temperature

Plant Sciences


1st Grand

Zara Hall


Hydroponic Growth


Fanny Berger


Investigating Plant Growth Using Liquids


Clay Weiss


Light and Mint Vs. Height

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 -W304
Book Club
Creative Writing W307
Dance & Choreography
French Tutoring

Cottage Comic Book 
Open Art Studio
Debate Team
Music Workshop
East Asia Studies
Science Tutoring
Babysitter's Club
Art from the Heart
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 - C308
Girls on the Run
Game Club
Vinyl Club
Nature Lovers Club
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
Workout Warriors

Japanese Culture Club
Minecrafters 6th 
History Film Club

Chess Club
Minecrafters 7th 
Jazz Band

International Cinema
Club E101

The Sports Rap

Socratic Club

A Cappella

Scrabble Club
Cafeteria W200

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]