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: 


With just four school days before our annual Spring Break, it feels like school is taking less of everyone's time than vacation planning. With a significant number of 8th graders heading off on international trips, and the rest of us looking to travel or rest on our own, the day-to-day cadence of school is difficult to maintain. This week is also the beginning of the fourth advisory and the slow transformation of 6th to 7th, 7th to 8th, and 8th to high school begins in earnest. Somewhere around many corners are 5th graders - at Janney, Murch, Eaton, Hearst, Shepherd, Bancroft, and Lafayette - who will start becoming Vikings in mid-August. The trick to maintaining our attention at the real tasks at hand is to not let ourselves get distracted. Let's see how that goes.


April 1 is a big day across the city - the first day for registration in your child's next grade. What this means for our Deal students is that 5th graders need to register here, 6th and 7th graders need to register here, and 8th graders need to register wherever they are going. Registration is similar this year to last year; documentation expectations are on the DCPS website and families will be receiving packets with further information. 


How does this affect you if you are already planning to register for the coming year? I need you to register as soon as you can. The process is pretty quick and as effortless as we can make it. But we need it to happen. With our 1,300+ students, there are a lot of papers to process. The front office needs to check each one, recheck them, and then enter them online. As you know, we have a small but hard-working front office. If we don't have a steady stream of registrations before June, our summer backlog will be immense. 


Feel free to come by any day to take care of this. On Thursdays (after April 23) we will have extended office hours - as long as we can. When there is a big evening event, we will keep the office open (in case you want to mix the Guys and Dolls with registration). For our 5th graders, we will work with each of their schools to host Deal registration days on site - what could be easier? 


What difference does it make if your child is registered tomorrow or in early August? A big difference. We need to know who is coming so we can tell what they will be taking. This allows us to plan strategically - keeping class sizes down has been a priority for us for years. We are designing and manipulating our schedule based on who is registered in our database, not on who we expect to register. While I believe I have the best registration team in DCPS, miracles are a lot harder to come by in late August!


Families often will ask what they can do to support Deal. An early response to this bureaucratic need is a pretty significant step. If nothing else, think of how tough this is for our front office staff as we get closer to August. They do this work so that we can have the school we need. If there is anything else you think we should be doing to help you come on in and register your child for another great year, please let me know.


James Albright


DC STEM Fair Results

Out of ~150 students entered into DC's STEM fair for all private, charter, and public school students in the District of Columbia, young Deal scientists did quite well.

Second Place Grand Prize:
Caroline Katzive: The Effects of Various Drugs on Escherichia coli

1st Place - Meg Buzbee: Green Roof Cool House
2nd Place - Tim Berger: How Much Are You Really Paying for Light Bulbs?

Plant Sciences:
1st Place - Zara Hall: Hydroponic Growth in Alfalfa

Earth and Planetary Sciences:
2nd Place - Charlie Bennett: Modeling Satellites

Environmental Sciences and Management:
1st Place - Tobias Severin: Creating and Harvesting Biogas Fuels
3rd Place - Isabel Guitteau: Temperature and Groundcover

Medicine and Health Sciences:
1st Place - Jacob Greene: Gatorade: a Good Recharge?

1st Place - Caroline Katzive: The Effects of Various Drugs on Escherichia coli

Computer Science:
1st Place - Sam Lossef: Does the Use of Vibration-Damping Materials Affect 3D Print Quality?

Special Organization Awards

American Nuclear Society's 3rd Place - Usha Hippenstiel
American Society of Mechanical Engineers' 2nd Place - Meg Buzbee
Federal Water Quality Association:
  • 1st Place - Zara Hall
  • 2nd Place - Tobias Severin
US Public Health Service's 1st Place - Jacob Greene
DC Department of General Services Special Award - Tim Berger and Meg Buzbee
Clean Air Partners' Award - Tobias Severin

Thanks to these and many other hard-working students, science is prospering at Deal. Please congratulate them when you see them!

Register Now!


All students must be registered for the 2015-2016 school year by June 17th.


Current 5th, 6th and 7th graders should bring their completed enrollment papers and proof of residency to Deal. We have scheduled evening hours every Thursday until 7 pm for families who are not able to come to the school during the day starting April 23rd. 8th graders should take their enrollment papers and proof of residency to the high school that they will be attending. 

Week of March 30
 Bell Schedule

Monday - No School
Easter Monday
Tuesday - Bell I 
 Wednesday - Bell I
Thursday -  Thursday Bell 
Friday - Bell I 
Upcoming Dates

April 7
Team Leaders (all) - 3:30

April 9
WTU Meeting, 3:30 - 4:30 pm
6th Grade Trip - Calleva Farm
Costa Rica trip departs

April 10
Grades due from teachers
China trip departs

April 11
France trip departs

April 13- 17
Spring Break
No school for students and staff

April 16
Emancipation Day
School offices closed

April 20
6th grade to Great Falls - Seoul

April 21
6th grade to Great Falls - Istanbul
Academic Leadership Team, 3:30

April 22
6th grade to Great Falls - Baku

April 23
Faculty Meeting, 3:30 pm 

April 24
6th grade to Great Falls - Shanghai
Visiting Deal, 10 am

April 25
Saturday Detention, 9 - noon
Saturday Academy, 9 - noon

April 28
Team Leaders (Gr level) - 3:30
April 29
Principal's Coffee, 9 am
DCPS Instrumental Music Festival 
April 30
8th Grade Career Day
DCPS Speech League, 3:30 pm
Library Poetry Celebration, 
3:30 pm

May 1
Professional Development Day
Friday Detention 9 -12
No school for students

May 2 
Saturday Academy, 9 - noon 

May 4
Book Fair
 Access for ELLs testing

May 5
Book Fair
Access for ELLs testing

May 6 
Book Fair
Access for ELLs testing

May 7
Book Fair
Deal Musical, 6:30 pm
Access for ELLs testing

May 8
LSAT, 7:30 am
Book Fair
Visiting Deal, 10 am
Deal Musical, 6:30 pm
Access for ELLs testing

May 9
Saturday Academy, 9 - noon
Deal Musical

May 11
PARCC EOY Grades 6th and 8th

May 12
I-Ready 8th
Team Leaders (all) 3:30 pm
PARCC EOY Grades 6th and 8th

May 13
I-Ready 8th 
PARCC EOY Grades 6th and 8th

May 14
I-Ready 8th
PARCC EOY Grades 6th and 8th
Spring Concert, 6:30 pm
WTU Meeting, 3:30 pm

May 15
8th Grade Gettysburg Field Trip
PARCC EOY 8th Grade Science
PAC Music Festival

May 16
Saturday Detention, 9 - noon
Saturday Academy 9 - noon
International Festival

May 18

May 19
I-Ready 7th
PARCC EOY 7th Grade

May 20
SRI- 8th 
I-Ready 7th 
Principal's Coffee, 9 am
Deal Dance,7:00 pm
PTA Meeting, 6:30 pm
PARCC EOY 7th Grade 

May 21
SRI - 6th
I-Ready - 7th
Faculty Meeting, 3:30 pm
PARCC EOY 7th Grade

May 22
Visiting Deal, 10 am
PARCC EOY 7th Grade

May 23
Saturday Academy, 9 - noon

May 25
Memorial Day
No school for staff and students

May 26
I-Ready - 6th 

8th Humanities:  Civil War to Civil Rights Field Trip (Addis)

World Languages Film Festival

Team Leaders, 3:30 pm

May 27
I-Ready - 6th

8th Humanities: Civil War to Civil Rights Field Trip (Marrakesh)

World Languages Film Festival


May 28th

I-Ready - 6th

8th Humanities: Civil War to Civil Rights Field Trip (Dublin)

8th Humanities: SAAM Reception

May 29th

8th Humanities: Civil War to Civil Rights Field Trip (Tokyo)

World Languages Film Festival

May 30th
Saturday Detention, 9 am - noon
Saturday Academy 9 am - noon


Guys and Dolls

Rehearsal Schedule 



Monday, March 30th
Scene 10 - Abigail, Sarah, Sky and Nicely
Scene 11 - Big Jule, Nathan, Jalen C, Maddie V., Harry, Nicely, Benny, Sky
Scene 12 - Nathan, Adelaide, Nicely, Sky                 
Tuesday, March 31st
"Oldest Established"         (3:15-4:00) Nathan, Benny, Nicely, Guys and Crapshooter Boys
"Fugue for Tinhorns"            (4:00-4:30) Nicely, Rusty, and Benny
"Guys and Dolls"                 (4:30-5:00) Benny and Nicely
"Marry the Man Today"        (5:00-5:30)
Wednesday, April 1st
Blocking                           Scene 13                       (3:15-4:15) General, Sarah, Abigail, Nathan, Sky, Benny, Nicely, Harry, Brannigan, Big Jule
Scene 14                      (4:15-4:45) Adelaide, Sarah
Scene 15                       (4:45-5:30) Adelaide, Harry, Nathan, Nicely, Big Jule, Abigail, Sarah

Thursday, April 2nd
"Lucky Be A Lady"                (3:15-4:00) Sky, Crapshooters,Nathan, Nicely, Benny, Rusty, Angie, Big Jule, Harry the Horse, Guys and Dolls
"Sit Down Your Rocking the Boat"
(4:00-4:30) Nicely, Nathan, Benny, Harry, Rusty, Angie, Big Jule, General, Sarah, Abigail, Mission Band, Crapshooters
"Follow the Fold"                   (4:30-4:45) Mission Band, Abigail, Sarah
"I'll Know" & "I've Never Been in Love Before" (4:45-5:15) Sarah and Sky
"If I were a Bell'                  (5:15-5:30) Sarah
Friday, April 3rd
"Crapshooters Ballet"            (12:15-1:00)
"Lucky Be A Lady"               (1:00-3:15) Sky, Crapshooters,Nathan, Nicely, Benny, Rusty, Angie, Big Jule, Harry the Horse, Guys and Dolls
"Guys and Dolls"                   (3:15-4:00) Benny and Nicely
"Fugue for Tinhorns"           (4:00-4:45) Benny, Nicely, Rusty

Saturday April 4th
Rehearsal @ Wilson        
"I'll Know" & "I've Never Been in Love Before"       (11:00-12:15) Sky & Sarah
"If I Were A Bell" & "Luck be a Lady"
(12:15-12:45) Sky & Sarah
"Marry the Man Today"        (12:45-1:30) Sarah & Adelaide
"Adelaide's Lament"           (1:30-2:15) Adelaide
"More I Cannot Wish You"   (2:15-2:45) Abigail & Sarah
"Sit Down Your Rocking the Boat"
(2:45-3:30) Nicely

Rehearsal schedule is subject to change!!!Any questions or concerns? Please contact Jill Roos ([email protected])

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 C217.


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 



Questions about a trip? Please contact the following staff members: 


Costa Rica

Ms. Cuffee

- [email protected] 

Ms. Thompson

- [email protected] 



Mr. Mbayu  

- [email protected]

Mr. Ngwa

- [email protected]

Ms. Brown  

- [email protected]   



Mr. Zhi  

- [email protected]  


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: Rally for the Homeless

6th grade students interested in leading the Deal Gives Back Rally for the Homeless should meet with Mr. Martini during GRIT time on Tuesday in room C130. Ms. Neal will make a reminder announcement during lunch. Be sure to watch this video to learn more about this initiative: 


New: 6th Grade Field Trip

The 6th grade science department is excited about our field trips this week to Calleva Farm! Students will learn about biodiesel, sawmills, compost and farm waste, animals, soil, streams, Leave No Trace, trees, and service! The farm facilities are basic so be prepared to use portajons,  walk across muddy grounds, and hike through the woods. Please bring a rain jacket, bagged lunch, and water bottle. All students should arrive no later than 8:30 am the morning of their trip and will return before 3:15 pm. Teams will travel the following days: 


Tuesday - Team Baku

Wednesday - Team Shanghai

Thursday - Team Istanbul

Friday - Team Seoul 


New: End-of-Advisory Edline Updates

Progress reports will be updated twice a week for the next two weeks. New reports will be posted

on the following dates:


Monday, April 6th

Thursday, April 9th

Monday, April 13th   


New: World Language Trips

After nearly three years of Spanish, French, and Mandarin, more than one-third of our 8th grade class will travel abroad with Deal this spring break. To learn more about this and previous years' trips, take a moment to look through our travel blogs.   


New: Sailing Club

Ahoy! All sailing club members who signed up for the April 7th schooner trip should meet at the auditorium at 2:50 pm. Please see Mr. Donlon for passes. If you haven't already, please make sure you bring your permission slips! Please also bring a rain jacket, $8 metro fare, and a snack for the boat. We will return to Deal at approximately 7:00 pm.  


New: World Language Trip Orientations

Want to learn more about the world language trips from previous student travelers? RSVP to [email protected] then join us in the multipurpose room April 9th at 3:30 pm. This last session will focus on "taking action" and will host a panel of Deal alumni. 


Band, Choir and Orchestra

Music ensemble participants received an information and permission slip packet for our annual theme park festival trip. We are going to Six Flags America this year. Please review the information and submit the permission slip and fee to your director as soon as possible. Please send any questions or concerns to [email protected].

Speech and Debate

Only four weeks remain until the inaugural city speech and debate championships, the last local tournament of the year! Start preparing now to show the rest of DC your best acting, speaking, or debating. The tournament is April 30th, with entries due April 24th. If you want to get involved, check in with Mr. Stroud, Mr. Martis, or Mr. Conway.


8th Grade Art Students

If you have not already paid, your $10 sketchbook fee is now past due. Please bring your fee to art class. Please make checks out to Alice Deal Middle School or cash.


Photography Club

Photography club will not meet until the end of Spring Break. We will return on Tuesday, April 20th in room E301. 


Tune-in to the Deal VikingCast!

Alice Deal's podcast is free on iTunes! Subscribe today to receive the latest episodes capturing the sights and sounds of life at Deal. Click here to listen in:  (iTunes) or (non-itunes). Please email Mr. Martini ([email protected]) if you have feedback or ideas to improve the show! 


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 830 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.

Game Schedule (shortcut)
April 7 - Girls Soccer v. Hardy @ Spingarn - 4pm
April 7 - Bowling Playoffs @ Bolling AFB
April 8 - Bowling Championships @ Bolling AFB
April 8 - Girls Lacrosse @ Cap City - 5pm
April 9 - Boys Lacrosse @ Deal - 6pm

Spring Sport Contacts 
Here are the contacts for each of our sports:
Softball - [email protected] 
Boys Soccer- [email protected] 
Girls Soccer- [email protected] 
Baseball- [email protected] 
Lacrosse- [email protected] 

Summer Sport and Fitness Camp 

The Alice Deal Athletic Department will offer a four 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 - July 31st, from 8:00 am - 6:00 pm, Monday through Friday.


Who: 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, peer mentoring, and...  

  • 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

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


Girls Soccer
Girls soccer practice will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday from 3:30 - 5 pm. The full schedule for the season will be sent out as soon as the office of athletics makes it available.  

Boys Soccer

Boys' soccer schedule for the month of April:

All games start at 4:00 PM.
4/7  - Deal vs. Stuart-Hopson @Deal 
4/9  - West vs. Deal @Riggs LaSalle 
4/20 - Deal vs. Oyster Adams @ Deal
4/23 - Deal vs. Hardy @ Deal
4/27 - Whittier vs Deal @ Coolidge.
Questions? Contact Coach Mbayu [email protected]


Deal Swim Team

To receive information about joining the Deal Swim Team, please contact [email protected] to join the email list!


Outdoor Track

Track practice will be outside Tuesday this week. Dress for the weather and be on the field at 3:30 pm. If you have questions regarding practice, paperwork or meet schedules, please email [email protected].



Cheer practice will be Wednesday this week.  



April 6: No practice 

April 7: 8th Grade Morning Practice

           No Afternoon Practice

April 8: 7th Grade Morning Practice

           8th Grade Afternoon Practice

April 9: 6th Grade Morning Practice

           No Afternoon Practice

April 10:No Morning Practice

            6th Grade Afternoon Practice   


Softball Practice 

Softball Practice                  Time 

Tuesday, April 7th                3:30 - 4:45 pm 

Wednesday, April 8th            3:30 - 4:45 pm  


Lacrosse Team Sign Up
Boys and girls ages 7 to 15 can sign up for spring lacrosse at Deal. Please sign up using the Winners lacrosse website:  
You will receive an email verification once you are successfully registered. 

We need more girls to sign up for the lacrosse team!
Please take advantage of this free program with former college lacrosse players offered to our school.
This Week at Deal...

Tuesday: Ultimate Frisbee Spring Practice

The Ultimate Frisbee team will meet in room C130 on Tuesday after school for practice! See coaches Martini or Reynolds if you have any questions.


Tuesday: Sailing Club

The Deal Sailing Club will hit the water for the first time this spring on board DC Sail's 65' schooner American Spirit. Students turn in signed permission slips to attend. 


Wednesday: 6th grade Spring Model UN Conference Participants

All 6th grade students selected by their geography teachers to participate in the Spring Model UN Conference will meet in geography classrooms during GRIT time on Wednesday to prepare!

Wednesday: Model UN Club 

Model UN Club will meet at 3:30 pm on Wednesday in RG03.


          8th Grade Corner

Activities Payment 
A letter went home with week detailing the payment details for the 8th grade promotion, dance, and trip to Kings Dominion. This year, students can pay online or in-person Thursday afternoons at 3:30 pm. To learn more, check out the Payment Letter.

If you need financial assistance to attend any of the 8th grade activities, please contact: [email protected] or [email protected]

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
Freshman Orientation is August 10-14, 2015!  
The focus will be on high school readiness, study skills, orientation, and academic enrichment.
The point people at Wilson will be Assistant Principals Tennille Bowser and Tamara Clemmons.
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.
Staff information ...

Tuesday: Team Leaders 
Team leaders will meet at 3:30 pm.

Thursday: WTU Meeting 
A WTU meeting will take place at 3:30 pm.

Thursday: Costa Rica Trip Departs 
8th grade teachers, please be aware approximately 90 students leave for Costa Rica early Thursday morning.

Friday: China Trip Departs

Friday: Grades Due 
Please be aware that all 3rd advisory grades are due in STARS before you leave Friday. 
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

Scrapbooking & Collage


After School Basketball Club

Spelling Bee Club 

Socratic Club



Community Information
(Items in this section are not sponsored by Deal)
Keegan Theater Summer Camp!

The Keegan Theatre, located in the heart of Dupont Circle, is excited to announce their Bright Stars Summer Camp 2015! Keegan Theatre's "Bright Stars" Summer Camps provide an opportunity for budding artists to grow their craft and commitment to the arts. Participants are given a safe, nurturing environment in which to freely develop their creative potential under the guidance of Keegan artists and educators. Each week will be a different experience, as camp participants will determine which avenue of the theater process they want to passionately explore: storytelling, acting, directing, playwriting, or improvisation. The open format allows young people with a range of experience (from the new-to-theater to the ready-to-take-the-stage) to explore theater together in a collaborative and playful setting.

This summer we will return for a week to Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church in Arlington to provide summer camps for rising 6th-12th graders.  We are also introducing two weeks at our newly renovated theatre on Church Street in Northwest Washington- one week for rising 6th-12th graders and a week for our budding stars- rising 1st-5th graders.

Interested parties should visit and use code "BRIGHT" to receive a $50 discount for early registration. Also, use the code "DCPS" to receive a $50 discount for all DCPS students.

2nd Annual Unleashed Conference
A Bigger Picture, Inc is hosting a youth
conference on April 25, 2015 from 9am-3pm at E.L. Haynes Public
Charter School. The event is open and free to girls in grades 6th-12th
and will focus on self-confidence, goal setting, making healthy
decisions and developing your personal brand. The event will also have
music, food, tutorials, spoken word performances, interactive breakout
sessions and a keynote address. Please see the attached flyer and the
link for registration is:

If you have any questions please feel free to contact [email protected] 

Summer Enrichment Opportunity

Are you interested in service and leadership in your local community? If so, you may want to check out Spark the Wave. This weeklong, summer service-learning experience is held in Philadelphia, PA and in Washington, DC annually. If interested, please contact Katie Oleksiak, Program manager via email- [email protected], by phone- 215-913-6107, or the website- You may also see Ms. White for a flyer with more information.


Summer Enrichment Opportunity through the Army Educational Outreach Program (AEOP) Gains in the Education of Mathematics and Science  (GEMS)

The Army Educational Outreach Program (AEOP) Gains in the Education of Mathematics and Science application is open and accepting applications for the summer of 2015. Students from elementary school through high school who are interested in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) are eligible to apply to participate in GEMS at Army laboratories.

The AEOP GEMS Program is a one-week summer program in which students learn about science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields at Army research facilities. The program requires all prospective students to complete an application online, and only those who are selected to participate can attend. Once selected, all GEMS students will receive at a $100 stipend to participate in the 1-week program.

More information can be found on the GEMS website