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: 

 

The last major challenge to our calendar ends this weekend with the triumphant closure of Spring Break. I hope that all of our families and students - and staff, as well - were able to enjoy some time this week to rest, relax, and recharge. Many of our teachers traveled overseas with some of our 8th grade students, and many others traveled to see family or friends. Some will have stayed here in the DC area. Regardless, it was a time to relish the beauty that is spring and to look forward to the action-packed two months that remain in our 14-15 school year.

 

3rd advisory report cards will be distributed on Friday to all students. We are already deep into the 4th advisory, however, and moving our students to demonstrate mastery of their subjects before the end of the school year. This year, 8th grade students who are in danger of failing a course have been given to know that, if they fail, there will be a real Summer School - a five-week period of classes - in which they can re-learn their course work. Summer school for 8th graders will not be at Deal this summer; the school site for our Ward is still being determined. The 8th grade team of teachers has been holding weekend Saturday Academies for a number of weeks to help our neediest students over this hurdle. These will continue through the rest of the year. If you have not received a letter regarding potential student failure, your student is not currently at risk to fail.

 

Our 6th graders will be heading up to Great Falls on the Virginia side this week as a complement to their trip to Calleva Farms two weeks ago. These well planned trips are focused on the 6th grade curriculum, so we are glad that every child gets to participate. Kudos to our 6th grade team for making these possible.

 

In this abbreviated Principal's Message I want to close with a reminder to all of us to remember to keep the focus on the next two months of academic work. There is a lot to do. While we are excited about some of our end-of-the-year excursions, it is important to recognize that there is still a significant amount of learning to take place before we start signing yearbooks. At Deal, we expect our teachers to challenge your students up until the end - and we want your students to be prepared for that.

 

Take care, and welcome back.

 

James Albright

 

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 April 20
 Bell Schedule

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


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
Advisory 3 Report Cards Sent Home
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
Team Leaders (all) 3:30 pm
PARCC EOY Grades 6th and 8th
 
May 13
PARCC EOY Grades 6th and 8th 
 
May 14
PARCC EOY Grades 6th and 8th
Spring Concert, 6:30 pm
WTU Meeting, 3:30 pm

May 15
8th Grade Gettysburg Field Trip
PAC Music Festival
 
May 16
Saturday Detention, 9 - noon
Saturday Academy 9 - noon
International Festival
 
May 18
School in session - NO PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCE DAY
PARCC EOY 8th Grade Science
 
May 19
I-Ready 7th
PARCC EOY 7th Grade
ALT Meeting 3:30 pm 
 
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 April 20th 

MUSIC

3:15 - 4:00 LUCK BE A LADY:

Sky, Named Gamblers, Crapshooters, Guys and Dolls

4:00 - 4:45 SIT DOWN, YOU'RE ROCKING THE BOAT

Nicely, Named Gamblers, Mission Band, Brannigan, Crapshooters

4:45 - 6:00 Nicely, Abigail, Adelaide, Sarah, Sky

 

Tuesday April 21st

DANCE

3:15 - 5:45

"LUCK BE A LADY"

"Crapshooters Ballet"

"Bushel and A Peck"

 

Wednesday April 22nd 

SCENEWORK

3:15 - 5:00 Scene 12, 13

Nathan, Brannigan, Mission Band, General, Sarah, Benny, Nicely,Abigail, Sky, Big Jule, Harry, Crapshooters, Guys and Dolls

5:00 - 5:45 "Oldest Established"

Nathan, Benny, Nicely, Boy Crapshooters, Guys

 

Thursday April 23rd

SCENEWORK

3:15 - 5:45

Scene 6, 7, 8, 9, 12,14

Benny, Nicely, Nathan, Harry, Big Jule, Brannigan, Boy Crapshooters, Adelaide, Sky, Sarah, Cops, Abigail

 

Friday April 24th

BLOCKING

3:15 - 5:00 "Runyonland"

All Runyonland Cast

 

Saturday April 25th 

TECH AND CAST TBD

 

Sunday April 26th 

TBD

 

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]

 

 

UK Trip 2015 

 

United Kingdom Trip for Current 7th Graders Summer 2015:  

Registration for the 2015 summer trip to the United Kingdom is open for current 7th graders. To learn more about this trip, please visit www.eftours.com and enter the tour number1605005AT. If you have questions, please email Mr. Otterstatter ([email protected]).

 


Student & Parent Information

 

New: Great Falls National Park Field Trip

This week, 6th grade teams will participate in a field trip to Great Falls National Park in McLean, Va on the following days:

 

Monday - Team Seoul

Tuesday - Team Istanbul

Wednesday - Team Baku

Friday - Team Shanghai

 

New: World Language Trip Blogs

Many 8th grade students spent their spring breaks abroad on one of Deal world language trip. Want to see how the trips went? Check out their blogs:   

 

- Costa Rica  

- France 

- China  

 

New: April is National Poetry Month!
Celebrate poetry this month at the Deal Library:

*Check out our display of novels written in verse!

*Create and share a poem with magnetic poetry!

*Join us for special events! 

 

Monday, April 20th - Mr. Thompson will host a poetry-writing workshop in the library at 3:30 pm 

Wednesday, April 29th-  Jane Kelly will host our Poetry Celebration: Endless Possibilities at 3:30 pm (all are welcome to share a poem: original or an old favorite) 

Thursday, April 30th - Poem In Your Pocket Day: pick up a poem to keep in your pocket and share with friends

 

New: Deal Equestrian Club

Congratulations to our riders for a strong showing at this year's ISHS Invitational! All club members qualified by accumulating points over the year. The team finished the season 4th place overall in their first year. Way to go! Special shout-outs go to:

 

Greta Jelen - Overall Future-Intermediate Division champion and Casey Sportsmanship award winner

Sofia Lane - Overall Maiden Division champion

Niamh Brennan - 2nd place in jump and 6th place in flat for Maiden Division 

 

New: Speech and Debate

The last local tournament of the year, the city speech and debate championships, are coming up April 30th! Start preparing now to show the rest of DC your best acting, speaking, or debating. Entries are due April 24th. If you want to get involved, check in with Mr. Stroud, Mr. Martis, or Mr. Conway.

New: Wilson Spring Crew

The Wilson High School Novice Boat kicked off the spring crew season with their first win at the Noxontown Regatta at St. Andrew's School on April 4th! The Novice 8+ had a fantastic race in high wind conditions and finished 1st in a competitive race against St. Andrew's, Bethesda-Chevy Chase, Lawrenceville, Madison, and Walt Whitman. Wilson took the lead early and won by half a boat length. The boys in the novice 8+ boat include students from Wilson and Deal students: Rory Hagerty, Seb Murrell, Ethan Klein, Dean Gwadz, and Tim Costello.

 

New: Open Studio Club

Open Studio Club will be on break until further notice.


New: Photography Club
After a short break, the photography club returns to room E301 on Tuesday, April 20th. See you there! 

 

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].

   

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: https://t.co/vKjSVdAfAk  (iTunes) or www.tinyurl.com/VikingCast (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 alicedealvq.org!

  

Yearbook Photos 

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

 

Follow us on Twitter
Do you want to know more about daily life at Deal? Follow us on Twitter @DealVikings.  Mr. Albright has generously offered to buy dinner for the millionth follower so act fast; with over 850 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.
 
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 - 5:00 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.
4/20 - 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

Cheer practice will be Monday and Wednesday this week.  

  

Softball Practice 

Monday, April 20th          3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Tuesday, April 21st         3:30 pm - 4:45 pm

Wednesday, April 22nd    3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Friday, April 24th            8:05 am - 8:30 am

 

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: www.winnerslacrosse.org  
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...

  

Monday:Cooking Club

Cooking Club Group A will meet on Monday, April 20th.

  

Monday: The After School Outdoor Club

The After School Outdoor Basketball Club will meet on Monday, April 20th at 3:30 pm behind the school on the court next to the "cottage." In the event of rain, we will meet with Mr. Namian in room W204.

  

Tuesday: Ultimate Frisbee Spring Practice

The Ultimate Frisbee team will meet in room C130 on Tuesday after school for practice! Jerseys should be in soon for those who ordered them!

  

Tuesday: Rally for the Homeless

The Student Action Committee leading the 6th grade students' Deal Gives Back Rally for the Homeless should meet with Mr. Martini during GRIT time on Tuesday in room C130. Be sure to watch this video to learn more about this initiative: www.tinyurl.com/DealRally  

 

Wednesday: Sailing Club

Ahoy! Wednesday is our first small-boat sailing trip! Students should have already signed up (check here to see if you did) and turned in their permission slips to Mr. Donlon, Ms. Law, or Mr. Rottman. If you didn't sign up, but still want to join, let us know!  

  

Wednesday: 7th and 8th Model UN Club

7th and 8th grade Model UN Club students participating in the State Department Conference on Tuesday, April 28th will meet Wednesday from 3:30 - 4:00 pm in RG03. Bring your drafts of your position papers and questions.

  

Wednesday: 6th grade Spring Model UN Conference Participants

All 6th grade students participating in the Spring Model UN Conference will meet in geography classrooms during GRIT time on Wednesday for our last preparation meeting before the trip on April 28th. Remember, completed position papers are due by email to Mr. Martini at [email protected] by Monday, April 20th.

          8th Grade Corner
 

Kudos!

With so many wonderful things happening in 8th grade, here are a few people who deserve extra appreciation:

- Teams Dublin and Addis Ababa for winning the inaugural 8th Grade Battle of the Teams!
- Ms. Randolph's homeroom for winning the door decorating contest!
- The brave participants in our 8th grade "Deal's Got Talent" show!
- Mr. Haller, Ms. Fuller, Ms. Acharya, and the teachers who helped organize all this fun!
- The chaperones who made our 8th grade world language trips possible!

Activities Payment 
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 wilsonhs.org>Academics->2015-2016 Course Selection.
Staff information ...

Monday: ELA Leadership Meeting 
Grade-level ELA leaders will meet with Mr. Rottman at 3:30 pm.

Tuesday: ALT Meeting
The Academic Leadership Team meets at 3:30 pm.

Thursday: Faculty Meeting
All staff will meet in the cafeteria at 3:30 pm.

Friday: Report Card Distribution  
Students will return to homeroom at 3 pm for report card distribution.  

May 1 - Professional Development Day
Teachers will report to their assigned subject-area professional development activities for the morning and will return to Deal for the afternoon.
Schedule of Before School Activities

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


Monday


Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

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




Percussion Ensemble
CG20

 

Schedule of After School Clubs & Activities

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


Monday



Tuesday

Wednesday

Friday
Yoga
C310
Au Cinema
N112
National Junior Honor Society -W304
Book Club
C128
Creative Writing W307
Dance & Choreography
Auditorium
French Tutoring
 
Cottage Comic Book 
N113
Open Art Studio
C217
Debate Team
W206
Music Workshop
CG04
East Asia Studies
 
C212
Science Tutoring
W301
Babysitter's Club
W100
Art from the Heart
C224
Board Games
W106
Bocce Ball
E300
Ultimate Frisbee
C310
Robotics
E307 (to 5pm) 
Peer Mediators
C115
Conditioning Club
E101
Tennis Club
N115
Spanish Theatre
C217
Yo-Yo Club
Corner Nurse & Neal
BDOG
E100
Team Shanghai
Study Hall
DIY Club
E105
8th Gr Field Trip Club - C308
Girls on the Run
E206
Game Club
N116
Vinyl Club
C203
Nature Lovers Club
W300
Intramural Volleyball
E305
Film Making 101
C203
6th Gr Comic Book
E103

Cooking Club
Cafeteria
Meditation Club
C213
A Cappella
CG21

Calligraphy Club
Cultural Discovery Club
Fantasy Football 
N103

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

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

Student Council 
E205
String Club 
CG04
Music Workshop 
CG20

African Drumming 
CG20
Science Olympiad
W201
Dance Club
Auditorium

6th Gr Soccer Club
W105 
Photography Club
E301
Workout Warriors
W103

Japanese Culture Club
Minecrafters 6th 
W207
History Film Club
W305

Chess Club
C315
Minecrafters 7th 
W201
Jazz Band
CG20

International Cinema
Club E101

The Sports Rap
W104

Socratic Club
E304



A Cappella
CG21



Scrabble Club
W200



Scrapbooking & Collage
C104


Journalism
W207



After School Basketball Club
W204



Spelling Bee Club 
E104



Socratic Club
E304  



GSA
E305






 




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

DC Hoops Academy Spring Basketball Clinic 
DC Hoops Academy will be hosting a spring basketball clinic.  Call now to register!!

DC Hoops Academy
Basketball Clinic
Date: April 25, 2015
Phone: 202.309.2319


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 http://keegantheatre.com/brightstars/ 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:
https://unleashedconferencepresentedbyabiggerpicture.eventbrite.com.

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- www.sparkthewave.org. 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 http://usaeop.com/programs/stem-enrichment-activities/gems/