Alice Deal Middle School

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The Weekly Bulletin 

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Our school mission:
Alice Deal Middle School inspires excellence, curiosity, and compassion through intellectual and social engagement.
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Principal's Message to Deal students and families: 

This extended weekend has been a great time to reflect on some of the work we do. Our students recently completed an interim student survey on their "satisfaction" at Deal, as measured by some key indicators. While the overall score has increased from last year's 91%, it is important to ask what leads to satisfaction for our students, and what role we play in that effort. This year, we focused a number of activities on student engagement and found that, yes, students love to be engaged! Whether those activities directly led to the increase in the index is not one we can answer right now.


What we can consider, however, is what types of experiences we think would be good for students in helping them become more secure in themselves and more reflective on their growth. Over this past weekend, three out of our four basketball teams competed for the District championships at their respective levels. All of us can imagine the excitement, the bonding, and the sense of purpose that a team forges as they compete together. Undoubtedly, those students who participated will always remember the experience. Students who competed in our speech and debate competitions as well will relish the memories of going up against older competitors, holding their own, and being proud of their work. Singers and dancers and actors are bound together by their work on the stage during productions. Students who work together on something much bigger than they are know it and enjoy it (mostly in spite of the outcome).


This weekend, 18 Deal students landed in Pereira, Colombia, and were welcomed by 20 Colombian families at the start of a two-week exchange. As they exited the airport, a group of about 40 people all dressed in red formed a waiting mass. Many of them had t-shirts with the name of their visiting student printed on the shirt; all of them had individualized balloons, one for each Deal student. Who can doubt that the excitement and challenge of a two-week exchange will forever mark the participants - from both countries? Without question, one of our student's lives will be changed forever - maybe they will see Colombia as a place to live, or will experience a different type of learning, or will come to understand something resilient about themselves that was hidden and waiting to be explored. The extensive preparatory work of the teachers, both at Deal and a Liceo Pino Verde (our sister school), are justified by these experiences.


This reflection leads me to wonder whether all students at Deal have the chance to have these singular moments in middle school. Shouldn't we expect this of the school that we have built, that somewhere in the many academic and social paths on a three-year journey through Deal that this can happen for each child? As a school, we have to look closely at what we are offering - and whether all who could participate are getting a chance to participate. This means reaching out, not just welcoming those who show; at middle school it helps to ask sometimes. As families, it is important to help your child balance their life so it has the room for these experiences. Not every child is going to want to sing "Oklahoma" in front of 600 people or smash a drive in the volleyball championship. But it would be great to know what are the potential moments in your child's life that you and Deal can work together to provide.

James Albright

PS - Speaking of great moments, Deal's basketball teams had some amazing successes this weekend. We congratulate all four teams for making the playoffs; the boys 7/8 made it to the finals against Francis-Stevens but came up short, both girls teams (6th and 7/8) won their respective championships. A great season for all dribbling Vikings!
Week of February 16
 Bell Schedule

Monday -No School 
President's Day
Tuesday - Bell I 
 Wednesday - Bell 1 
Thursday -  Bell 1 
Friday - Bell I 
Upcoming Dates

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

(cancelled for two weeks will resume in March) 

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!

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


Student & Parent Information


New: English Language Arts Unit Assessment 3
All students will take the third ELA Unit Assessment online in their English classes over a two-day period this week. Students will take the Performance Based Assessment on Thursday, February 19th and the selected response portion on Friday, February 20th.


New: Sign Up for Parent-Teacher Conferences  

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. The online appointment system (available at will be available through Thursday, February 19th. If you have not yet made an appointment, please do so before the appointment system closes. 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]


New: Attention all 7th Graders and Parents!  

Teachers are very excited for our team-building excursion to the Washington Wizards vs. Miami Heat game at the Verizon Center on March 6th. Permission slips were sent out this week, and spots are filling up. We have a limited number of tickets remaining, so please return the permission slips as soon as possible! All students are invited to the Court of Dreams experience, even if they are not attending the game.


New: Deal Staff vs Student Basketball Game

On Thursday, March 12, the Alice Deal MS Staff basketball team will take on a student basketball team in a winner-takes-all battle on the court! Come and show your support for either team from 3:30 to 4:30 in the gym.


New: FREE African Drumming and Dance Performance at Alice Deal

They're back! Saakumu Dance Troupe, the performers who amazed us at our winter assembly, will be returning to Deal for an after school performance for our community. They will perform in the Deal Auditorium on March 12th at 7:00 pm. The show is free with a suggested donation. 


Saakumu are based out of Medie, Accra, Ghana and are dedicated to introducing audience to traditional and contemporary African dance and music. Saakumu means traditions, and as the name implies, the company derive its repertoire on the variety of both traditional and contemporary cultures with creativity. It is our honor to welcome back Saakumu to Alice Deal MS. To learn more, visit


New: Deal Gay/Straight Alliance

The Deal GSA is meeting at a new time! The club will meet Mondays in room W204 from 3:30 - 4:30 pm. This is a time for students to discuss questions they have about current events, have conversations about equality and kindness at our school, and hang out with an awesome and accepting group of Vikings. Beyond being a group of activist-minded individuals, GSA is a comfortable space where everyone is welcome and has fun. To this end, some time is spent socializing, eating snacks, and watching the most current season of Modern Family. Please join us! Email [email protected] if you have any other questions.


GSA's first fundraising venture will be a button design competition. Submit your scanned images and motto ideas (in the shape of a circle) to [email protected]. The deadline for entry is February 27th.


New: Citywide Mock Hearings

Good luck to 8th grade students participating in the Citywide Mock Hearings at Georgetown Law on Wednesday, February 18.  Please remember to dress nicely, bring a copy of your essay per student on your team, and bring money for the subway and lunch.  See you in the Deal Auditorium no later than 7:20 am on Wednesday!

New: National History Day Judges Needed  

Anyone who would like to judge National History Day projects for Deal, please contact Ms. Trenkle at [email protected] We need volunteers to help with registration on Thursday, March 12th and judging on Friday, March 13th. We also have some opportunities for judging papers offsite the week of February 24th.  


New: Speech and Debate

Tournament season is fast approaching and many tournament entries are due this week: 


- Baltimore Urban Debate Policy Tournament - 2/21 

     (Entry due Tuesday by 5:00 pm)

- WACFL Metro, Final Speech Tournament - 2/28

     (Entry due Wednesday by 5:00 pm)

- DCPS Middle School Speech & Debate - 3/5 

     (Entry due Thursday by 5:00 pm)

- WACFL Metro LD Finals - 3/6 & 3/7

     (Entry due Wednesday by 5:00 pm)


Mr. Conway will be serve as the designated faculty representative at the Baltimore tournament. There is no entry fee and the tournament should end by 3:00 pm. Only students who qualified for the metro-final tournament are eligible to attend.

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.


Afterschool Activity - Dance

An afterschool 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.

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


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


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].


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 750 followers, we could have a winner any day! The feed went international this week as Spanish Humanities students kicked off their exchange in Columbia!

Deal Athletics ...


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

Basketball Champions! 
Huge congratulations to our girls 6th grade and 7th/8th grade teams on back-to-back DCIAA City Basketball Championship wins!

Another huge congratulations to our boys basketball team who finished 2nd place in the city this year!

Summer Sport and Fitness Camp 

The Alice Deal Athletic Department will offer a 4 week youth sport and fitness camp in July! 


What: Four weeks of rotating sports instruction, fitness and nutrition education, and FUN!


When: Four sessions, from July 6th through July 31st, from 8 am to 6 pm, Monday through Friday.



 All rising 6th, 7th, and 8th Grade  students 


Deal Fit and Sport Camp will: 


Provide fitness, sport and nutritional education, in a fun and nurturing environment. In addition, the Deal Fit and Sport Camp will offer opportunities for enrichment, team building, and peer mentoring. 


  • Weekly swimming and water play
  • Weekly rotating sports and games
  • Skills instruction
  • Indoor/outdoor free play
  • Stretching and exercise instruction
  • Daily fun runs
  • nutrition and diet education
  • Weekly field trips

Camp rates per session:


Full Day Rate:

1 week session: $275

2 sessions: $500

All 4 sessions; $900


Partial Day Rate:   

1 week session: $175

2 sessions: $300

All 4 sessions: $650


Register now using the following link (paper registration forms are also available):


Deal Fit and Sport Camp Online Registration Form HERE


Please email [email protected] with any questions or contact Coach Downing directly at: [email protected]


Space is limited, so register now!

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.


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 

Softball try-outs will resume on Wednesday, February 18th.  Please submit your consent and emergency form in order to tryout for the team. Come prepared with a change of clothes and softball glove.  If you have any questions please see Coach Spann.



#1. Follow the Deal Baseball team on Twitter for all updates, news, cancellations, and scheduling changes @DealBaseball 


#2. Students must complete a Consent for Participation Form and Emergency Treatment Form in order to try out for baseball. No forms, no tryouts. 


#3. Tryout dates: 

Pitchers and Catchers -

7th & 8th grade: Feb. 24th

6th grade: Feb. 27th


Team Tryouts-

6th grade: March 2nd & 3rd

7th grade: March 4th & 5th

8th grade: March 9th &10th

Teams will be posted the morning of March 11th. 


Questions: email [email protected]

This Week at Deal...


Tuesday: DC STEM Fair Preparations

All Grand Prize and Grand Alternate winners are invited to an informational and registration session this Tuesday, February 17th from 3:30 - 4:00 pm in room E201. See you there!


Wednesday: Passport to History

Join the 8th grade history team for an after-school trip to the Decatur House on January 18th from 3:30 - 5:30 pm. Student should bring metro money and good walking shoes. Please see your history teacher for a permission form.


Wednesday: African-American Film Festival

The African-American Film Festival continues this week with a screening of "Little Rock Central: 50 Years Later." This documentary "reveals how far we've come since those nine students courageously crossed the schools steps [50 years ago] ...and how far we need to go." This is a must-see for everyone who read "Warriors Don't Cry." The film starts at 3:30 pm on Wednesday, February 18th in the Deal Library.


Friday: The Deal Nature Club

The Deal Nature Club will host a Trash Pick Up Day on Friday, February 20th! Students will meet in front of the Welcome Center at 3:20 pm and proceed to Fort Reno Park at 3:30 pm. We will return at 4:30 pm. The first 25 students to sign-up in the Welcome Center will receive an Elephant Friendship charm and candy after the Trash Pick Up!


Friday: Speech and Debate

Mrs. Shaffer's public speaking practice for Speech and Debate has been moved to a new day. Public Speaking will now meet Fridays in W205 from 3:30 - 4:30 pm.


Friday: Board not Bored

Monopoly, Yahtzee, Trouble, Scrabble, Cranium, Hit or Miss, Connect Four, Scattergories, Othello, Checkers, Uno, Taboo, Chess, Twister, and more!  If you would like to spend an afternoon enjoying a game you've played a thousand times or challenging yourself to learn a new one, please come to W106 (Ms. Jackson's classroom) from 3:30 - 4:30 pm on Fridays. Feel free to bring a snack! 

          8th Grade Corner

Progress Reports
To help all 8th grade students end the year as successfully as they began, 8th grade teams will send home printed progress reports and a reflection sheet every other week. The first report was sent home last Thursday. Families are asked to review these forms, sign them, and return them to your student's homeroom teacher.

Dance Theme Announced!
Big news, 8th grade family. The votes are in and this year's 8th grade dance theme is... drum-roll please... Black and White!


Key Dates for 8th Grade
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

A letter was sent home with additional information and pricing. If you need financial assistance for any event, please contact [email protected] as  scholarship funds are available.

Future Wilson High School Students
By now, all Deal 8th grade students considering Wilson HS turned in a draft schedule. 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.

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 ...


Tuesday: ELA Morning Meeting
All ELA teachers are asked to meet with Ms. Giron  at 8:10 am in E100 to cover logistics for the Unit Assessment. In case of snow, ELA teachers will meet quicly in E100 Wednesday morning at 8:00 am before moving to team meetings.

Tuesday: ELA Leadership Meeting
Grade level ELA leads will meet in Mr. Rottman's office at 3:30 pm.

Thursday change:
Our Thursday bell will be Bell 1 this Thursday.

Thursday: Faculty Meeting
All staff will meet in the cafeteria at 3:30 pm. 
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
(Canceled will resume in March)
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
Speech and Debate
Public Speaking
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)

Inaugural Tenley Tiger Run
Join us 
Saturday, March 28th at Woodrow Wilson High School for the Inaugural Tenley Tiger Run: 5K / 3K & Fun Run! 
Bring yourself, your friends and your family for a run on a course in the Tenleytown/Ft. Reno area.
Come and run with a Tiger! 
Basic Race Info
Race Date: March 28, 2015
Race Time: 9:00 AM
Fun Run immediately following conclusion of Race (approximately 10:00 am)
Location: Wilson High School / Ft. Reno Park / Tenleytown area
Events: 5K & 3K, Fun Run (for children) 
Supports: Woodrow Wilson High School Cross Country, Indoor Track & Outdoor Track

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]