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: 


Serving the community rests at the core of the IB curriculum and its world school community. This service looks very different from school to school as there is great latitude in how this call is framed in each community. For Deal, service (or service learning as it is more appropriately named) takes the shape of individual efforts (a teacher sponsors a service-oriented club such as GirlUp!), more systematic efforts (food drives, clothing drives) and finally, school-wide initiatives that involve all in the work (e.g., Deal Gives Back). Where the service arises out of the curriculum the most important lessons can be learned - bending our efforts to help others requires rigorous thought and effort,based on an understanding of the shape of the need.


On June 3, our 1,300+ Deal students and almost 100 teachers will fan out across the city in our annual Deal Gives Back event. At each grade, different activities and foci drive what is selected as their project. 8th grade will once again reach out to nearly 16 elementary schools in the city, sending homerooms of students to work with the staff and children in each. The design of the activities is based on what works at the selected schools, but what is consistent is the excitement of having older students reading, playing, sharing, and working with elementary students. Our 7th graders typically are the most diverse in activity, working with environmental and food causes, often on a team basis. Our 6th grade approach lays the groundwork for the following two years at Deal. They often choose a number of in-school and outreach activities following a particular theme.


This year, the 6th grade has spread its work on homelessness in our city throughout the year. This includes lessons and assemblies around educating our students about the nature of the crisis, who is affected by homelessness, and what are some avenues of action. On June 3rd, our 6th graders will take this drive for action to heart. The students have organized a demonstration in front of the Wilson Building to encourage the Council to include the homeless as a protected category in legislation. Around 100 of the youngest Vikings will make their voices heard and their placards read. As a community we should be incredibly proud of their work. Further, we should see this as a harbinger of a more active, civic-oriented DCPS graduate who can master the ropes of the political process. 


For this event, I do have a request. Given the amount of hard work and sheer gumption that the 6th grade has shown in this endeavor, it would be wonderful to have some press coverage of the event. This demonstration strikes me as profoundly press-worthy. If there are any parents, guardians, family-members who are familiar with someone in our local press corps (and you know there are!) it would be helpful if you could alert editors to keep an eye on the event. Although the work itself is noteworthy and justifies the efforts, it seems appropriate that the community recognize that our students truly care about the impact of homelessness and are seeking a way to participate in the struggle. Your support will be welcomed!


Take care,


James Albright


PS - By now, the roar of motorcycles has probably passed its crescendo, as Rolling Thunder prepares to leave our city. Each year, this tradition grows more impressive as a tribute to the women and men we acknowledge on Memorial Day. Although there were many other pieces that helped changed our national perspective on military service, I am always struck by the enduring impact of Maya Lin, the artist/architect of the Vietnam Veteran's Memorial. If there was ever an argument that the work of the artist was not central to a society, I hope the connection she helped forge lays that to rest.


Register Now!


 Enroll for SY 2015-2016 this Saturday


Staff will be at Deal this Saturday, May 30th to enroll students for the upcoming school year from 9:00 - 1:00 pm. If you have not already enrolled your child this is a great time to get it done before the June 17th deadline. 


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. 8th graders should take their enrollment papers and proof of residency to the high school that they will attend.    


Wilson HS has late nights for enrollment for incoming 9th graders Thursday nights in May and June from 4:30 - 6:45 pm starting this week.

Week of May 25 
 Bell Schedule
Monday - No School
(Memorial Day Holiday)
Tuesday - Bell I 
 Wednesday - Bell I
Thursday -  Activity Bell 
Friday - Bell I  
Upcoming Dates  
May 25
Memorial Day
No school for staff and students
May 26
iReady - 6th 

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

World Languages Film Festival

Team Leaders, 3:30 pm
May 27
iReady - 6th

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

World Languages Film Festival


May 28th

iReady - 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 (Marrakesh)

World Languages Film Festival
May 30th
Saturday Detention, 9 am - noon
Saturday Academy 9 am - noon
Deal Enrollment 9 am - 1 pm 
June 1
NJHS Community Service Due
June 3
Deal Gives Back
June 4
Faculty Meeting, 3:30 pm
June 5
LSAT, 7:30 am
June 8
6th Grade Birthday Party
NJHS Induction Assembly, 10 am
June 9
Team Leaders, 3:30 pm

June 10
Team Leaders, 3:30 pm

June 11
8th Grade King's Dominion Trip

June 12
8th Grade - Grades due
Deal Day
8th Grade Dance  

June 13
Saturday Detention, 9 am - noon
6th Grade Cookout
 11:00 am to 2:00 pm

June 15
Promotion Practice
6th Grade to Cameron Run

June 16
7th Grade King's Dominion Trip
8th Grade Promotion

June 18
Faculty Meeting, 3:30 pm
End of the Year Staff Celebration

June 19
End of Term 
Last Day of School
Students Dismissed at 12:15
6th/7th gr - grades due from teachers
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


During PARCC testing, the library will be closed after school.

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 and enter the tour number1605005AT. If you have questions, please email Mr. Otterstatter ([email protected]).


Students of the Month 


Congratulations to the hardworking students who are featured on the final Student of the Month Bulletin Board outside of the Welcome Center. The I.B. Learner Profiles represented are Thinker, Communicator, Knowledgeable, and Caring.



Julia Daniels, Hansy Berrios, Ce-Ce Sneed, Chris Bond, Sebastian Murrell, Lily Forte-Fast, Nick Koryukin, Donovan Daniels, Nico Snotherly, Ilina Edwards, James Stewart-Aday, Rachell Molina, Daisy Blumenthal and Emmett Patterson



Shrouq Albdour, Ghassan Giroud, Sydney Forman, Noah Gross, Tim Berger, Leela Yadav, Murphy Harlee, Rachel Martinez, Alejandro Diaz-Lopez, Abby Brickman, Isabella Amoruso, Dante Delgado, Zannat Faria, and Miles Davis


Joaquin Ortega-Elorza, Yirui Zhao, Cristin Pearson, Charles Ballad, Lena Kohls, John Pollock, Sydney Forrester-Wilson, Rowan Gjersvold, Robert Angvall, Sara Tillghman, Edson Demata-Ribiero, Emma McCready, Avery Wright, Ethan Slager



Olivia Wood, Kenneth Wong, Refal Bahabri, Juraj Bystriansky, Brendan Smith, Anna Gorlick, Colin Powell, Talia Zitner, Josh Landweber, Lauren Chineme, Nadav Oren, Gabi Aladjem, Edward Dong, Grier Marshall

Student & Parent Information


New: End of Year i-Ready Assessment

i-Ready Testing for grades 6-8 will be administered in math classes from Tuesday, May 26th to Thursday, May 28th. Make-up testing will take place on Friday, May 29th.  


New: Girls' City Soccer Champions

Deal defeated Lincoln 6-0 to win the Girls City Soccer Championship. Congratulations to our student athletes!  


New: 8th Grade Field Trip: Civil War to Civil Rights

Students will visit three sites on their field trip day: Frederick Douglass National Historic Site, Mary McLeod Bethune Council House National Historic Site, and the African American Civil War Memorial. Students will meet in homerooms at 8:45 am and will return to Deal no later than 3:15 pm. Students need a bagged lunch, a pencil, and something to write on (a clipboard or notebook). A group picture will be taken at each site and posted on Edline for the team for their Passport to History assignment. The students' Curriculum Journey from the day is due the next day in History Class. We look forward to a great trip!   


Teams will travel on the following dates:  

Addis Ababa - May 26th
Tokyo - May 27th

Dublin - May 28th

Marrakesh - May 29th 


New: 8th Grade Students with IEPs - Transition to HS

On Tuesday, May 26th at 6:30 PM at Deal, Wilson HS Assistant Principal Dr. Peggy Peagler will discuss Wilson's HS student support program for students with IEPs. 


New: Musical Congratulations 

The music department would like to congratulate all students who participated in the Instrumental and Vocal Program this year! Students performed wonderfully at the spring concert and festival at 6th Flags America. Our ensembles were awarded four gold ratings and one silver rating. The following Alice Deal students also received the "Outstanding Soloist" award:


Jordan Bell (saxophone)

Catherine Hammes (piccolo)

Virginia Suardi (voice)


Thank you for your hard work this year!


New: Speech and Debate

This week, the speech and debate team will be hosting their end-of-the-year dinner at Guapo's. If you still need to turn in your check, please make sure that you make contact with Mr. Conway by Tuesday morning.


New: National Junior Forensics League Honor Society 

The Alice Deal chapter of the National Junior Forensics League Honor Society is pleased to announce that the following students were invited to join the prestigious ranks of a very long list of America's most important people: 


Willa Beckerman

Skylar Clay

Zora Colleye

Julian Kerns

Luke Kennelly

Tristan May

Aidan Moorehead

Toren O'Brien

Giulia Setola

Iona Volynets

Savannah Waymer


Members are selected based their ability to demonstrate excellence in the classroom, in speech and debate activities, and upholding the highest standards of honor and commitment. The formal induction of new members will take place during the annual speech and debate end-of-the-year dinner on May 28, 2015.


New: Speech & Debate Team Ranked 10th in US 

Of the 550 middle schools across the country who offer competitive speech and debate activities, the Deal Vikings ended the year ranked 10th in the nation according to the National Speech and Debate Association. Congratulations team members for another year of hard work!


New: Team Istanbul Embassy Fair

Team Istanbul had an awesome time with the diplomats who visited our Embassy Fair on Friday, May 8th! Thank you to all the friends, families, and students who participated. We enjoyed showing off our student's hard work!


New: Softball Semi-Final Game

The Vikings will host a semi-final game on Tuesday, May 26th at 4:00 pm at Deal. Please come support your team as they take on the 4th seeded team and honor the 8th grade "seniors" for their contributions to the team. The seniors include: Shayna Brotzman, Janae Chambers, Anna Fisher, Aleisha Hopkins, Suzanna Strauss, Nadia Tewolde and Vera Walsh-Aker.


A victory Tuesday will secure a place in the DCIAA City Championship on Thursday, May 28th at the Nats Academy. Coach Spann and Coach Murray are very proud of the hard work of all of the team members. Go Vikings! 


New: A Special Invitation from Eleanor Holmes Norton

Students in all grades interested in exploring college options through our armed forces academies should consider attending the U.S. Service Academy College Fair and Recognition Event. This event includes Academy Admissions Officers from the U.S. Military, U.S. Naval, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Merchant Marine, and U.S. Air Force Academies. The Service Academy Selection Board and DC Alumni of the academies will personally meet with students and explain how they can begin to plan for a tuition-free education at one of five world-class colleges. This is an evening event that takes place on June 2 from 6:00 - 9:00 pm at Columbia Heights Education Campus. Families can receive additional information by contacting Ms. White, calling 202-408-9041, or sending an email to [email protected].


New: Chopped! Congratulations!

Participants included:


Team AA

Team BB

Team CC

Team DD

Team EE

Team FF

Aja Topps-Harjo

Francesca Vichr

Alexis Mundle

Madeline Kessler

Britney Rivera

Olivia Bock

Ally Han

Alexa White

CJ Berstch

Lara Gillingham

Jenniffer Villeda

Hannah Dorosin

Angeline Daniels

Constance Meredith

Gigi Cestari

Cecilia Nogueira

Zoe Walls

Sabina Harrison

Peter Milius

Molly Johnson

Amelia Bergeron

Rosalina Inglima

Raegan Crowe

Sarah Sebhatu






Brenda Cruz


The secret ingredients were lemons, quinoa, and rainbow chard. Teams BB, DD, and EE will advance to the final competition at Whole Foods Market on Saturday, May 30th from 10:00 - 12:00 am. Please come support us and email [email protected] with any questions.


New: Rally for the Homeless 

6th grade students on the Homelessness Student Action Committee will meet in Mr. Martini's room (C130) after school on Friday, May 29th to continue planning for our Deal Gives Back event.


New: Museum Partnership Receptions

All 8th grade students, families, and community members are invited to the following museum partnership receptions:  


Creating American Stories - May 28th  

Please join us for a special reception at the Smithsonian American Art Museum on May 28th from 6:30 - 8:00 pm to celebrate the publication of "Creating American Stories." Eigth grade students at Deal and Capital City Public Charter School studied artworks from the collection of the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Their creative responses are collected in five books. Selected students from each 8th grade team will read their work. Each student will receive a copy of the book and dessert will be served.   


Leadership, Legacy and Portraiture - June 2nd  

 A reception to celebrate the year-long partnership between Deal 8th graders and the National Portrait Gallery will take place in the media center on June 2nd from 5:00 - 6:00 pm. We will showcase photos, projects, and share our journey from the past year. 


Crosswalk and Fort Drive Safety

Almost any parent can attest to how hard it is to have students cross a street safely; as adults, however, we can control our behaviors when it comes to safety. We urge parents to always drive with caution when in the area of the school, and particularly on Fort Drive. Drive slowly, look both ways as you approach the school, and resist the urge to do a three-point turn in front of the school. The traffic at the end of the day is horrendous and concerning, but since we have over 1,000 children out in front of school, we have to be willing to be a little bit late so that a tough situation isn't made worse. Cars that block the street - either lane - or that speed through the road once they have made their pickup are significant hazards. We are a community called together to help our children; all of us need to be extra careful where driving is going on. 

DCPS/UConn Summer Enrichment Program for Rising Middle School Students

DCPS will offer the DCPS/University of Connecticut Summer Enrichment Program for rising middle school students (those students currently enrolled in grades 5, 6, and 7) as a collaboration between DCPS and the University of Connecticut's Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development.


This free summer program is geared towards students in need of an extra level of academic challenge and requires a competitive student essay application to be admitted. The summer program relates to the "Schoolwide Enrichment Model" (SEM), which already exists in 10 DCPS schools. The program is meant to develop the gifts of students who show high levels of ability, creativity, and drive.


The program will operate two sites from Monday, July 6th through Friday, July 31st: Stuart-Hobson MS and Hardy MS. Student hours are 9:00 am - 1:00 pm with free breakfast and lunch served daily. Space is limited to only 120 students and enrollment is based a competitive application.


Please see the application (DCPS/UConn Summer Enrichment). The deadline to apply is May 31st.


Deal Gay Straight Alliance (GSA)

The Deal GSA is planning some exciting things for Pride Week (June 8th - 12th). If you are interested in joining the alliance or have fallen off the bandwagon, now is the time to start showing up! We meet on Monday afternoons in Mr. Helsabeck's classroom (W204). 


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!


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 870 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


Deal Swim Team

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

Sign up for the Deal football team in the locker room area with Coach Downing. Spring and summer preseason workouts are fast approaching! Contact [email protected] for more information.


The semi-final game will take place May 26th at 4:00 pm at Deal. Our next practice will be on Wednesday, May 27th from 3:30 - 4:45 pm.
This Week at Deal...


Tuesday: Ultimate Frisbee

The Deal Ultimate Team will meet for practice on Tuesday after school in room C130. Please also mark your calendars for our Spring Fling tournament on Saturday, May 30th from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm.


Tuesday: Babysitter's Club

All Babysitter's Club members should attend club on Tuesday to discuss their progress.


Tuesday: Sailing Club

The Sailing Club will take our final voyage of the year this Tuesday. Students who signed up or made arrangements with a sponsor should meet in the auditorium at 2:50 pm. Remember to bring a jacket, metro fare, and sense of adventure! If you missed the trips this season, we look forward to seeing you on the water this fall! 

          8th Grade Corner

Promotion Payments Due 
This Thursday, May 28th is the last day payments for promotional activities will be accepted in person or online.
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].  

Final Saturday Academy

May 30th will be our final Saturday Academy of the year. Thank you to the students and teachers who put in the time to make this program such a success!

8th Grade Students with IEPs - Transition to Wilson
On Tuesday, May 26th at 6:30 pm at Deal, Wilson HS Assistant Principal Dr. Peggy Peagler will discuss Wilson's HS student support program for students with IEPs. Parents are encouraged to attend. 

Extra Tickets to Promotion

Your student's promotion fee of $25 covers your student and two guests. Additional tickets are $20 each. Families requesting additional tickets can pay in person to their child's team lead or online (be sure to note "additional tickets" when paying). As we have limited space, families are asked to limit requests to 3 extra tickets. Extra tickets are not guaranteed.

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. 

Wilson Freshman Orientation is August 10th - 14th!  
The focus will be on high school readiness, study skills, orientation, and academic enrichment. Please contact assistant principals Tennille Bowser and Tamara Clemmons with questions.
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

The course catalog and course selection form may be found on the Wilson website. Visit>Academics>2015-2016 Course Selection.

Staff information ...
New: TAS Deadline Extension
The new deadline for submission of TAS items is May 30th. Teachers should contact their content administrator with any questions.

Tuesday: Team Leaders Meeting
Team Leaders should meet with their grade-level administrator at 3:30 pm. 
Schedule of Before School Activities

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






Peer Mediators


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)
Essay Tutoring for Deal Students
One of the most important skills for students is writing a "five paragraph essay".  These essays are assigned throughout numerous classes - English, Science, History, for example - and are the foundation for clear, convincing writing in high school and over a lifetime. As professional writers dedicated to teaching students effective writing skills, we are offering private in-home tutoring sessions specifically designed for Deal students.  Working with existing assignments and clear examples, students will take away:
** A simple and lasting blueprint for constructing 5-paragraph essays.
** The ability to assess and edit their own work.
** An appreciation of the clarity and beauty of the English language. 

Rate: $50/hr.

About the Tutors:
Syd Butler and Nick Paul are experienced, professional writers with a passion for teaching students lifetime writing skills. Both are Deal parents and neighbors and have assisted with English tutoring for Deal 7th graders. Both Syd and Nick are published authors, having written hundreds of essays, stories and articles over their long careers. 

Please contact us at [email protected] or call 202-244-1020. We will be happy to share our credentials and experience, and are ready to help! 

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 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