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: 


If school is about guiding the next generation of leaders, then this was a great week for our community. Wednesday last was our annual Deal Gives Back service day. Deal students worked at 23 elementary schools (reading, cleaning, library work, playing, aiding teachers, introducing future Deal students to the Deal world, many other activities), cleaned Sligo Creek, and Rock Creek, learned and gardened at the US Department of Agriculture, rallied for the rights of the homeless at the Wilson Building, raised funds through a basketball tournament, worked at Martha's Table, Miriam's Kitchen, N Street Village, Food and Friends, Catholic Charities, SOME, and supported the Peace Corps, Metropolitan Police and DC Fire, and beautified our building. I am sure I missed a few other activities, but you get the idea - Vikings were everywhere!


I could not be prouder of how well organized the activities were, how teachers infused meaning into the work, and how positive the experience was. For perspective, there were over 1,300 students and 100 staff members across our city focusing on the needs of others. Every staff member in our building put their shoulder to this work - a community service and learning effort that captures the spirit of what it means to be a Viking. Your parent association (ADCA) helped make this happen by providing the support to move our students around town and to make sure that we had the resources necessary to do the work. Parents contributed - ideas, labor, and materials - making Deal Gives Back 2015 a testament to the power of communal work.


Part of the day I spent at the rally at Freedom Plaza. Seeing students pick up the torch of peaceful demonstration, hearing from and speaking to our council members, and making their case to include homelessness as a legal category protected from discrimination, was a powerful moment. As they marched around the Wilson Building and then gathered on the steps, chanting and waving signs, I could envision this same group over the next decades building on this work with their new skills. If you didn't catch the images on Twitter (rolled on our Deal homepage) you could catch up through the audio of the Deal Viking podcast. It is worth the listen!


Reviewing team notes for the coming week - the penultimate week of 2014-2015 - it is clear that there are strong, engaging academic activities for your children on the menu. While we will have the fun, end-of-the-year celebrations and acknowledgements, we still have a significant opportunity for learning. Here is a smattering of items from our team bulletins - items that indicate what students have been working on or will be tackling this coming week:

  • Students will learn about the concept of irony
  • Students will have to complete a conflict analysis organizer and write a letter to the editor breaking down the different perspectives in the conflict.
  • Students will learn how to find the area of composite figures and discover the area of trapezoids.
  • Students explored the struggles/successes of cleaning up the Anacostia River and investigated what it means to be part of  a "watershed."
  • Students will focus on the rules of exponents. 
  • Students continued to factor polynomials, and used factoring to find the zeros of a quadratic function.
  • Students have begun the process of writing their final summative assessment of the year - a one-act play about love utilizing Shakespearean techniques and Elizabethan English.

There is obviously more - but I hope you see that there is still work to be done before we put away our pencils for the summer. Please make sure that your children are here on time, every day, for everything - we will miss them once they leave, but await them while there are still days on the academic calendar.


Take care,


James Albright


PS - Registration for Deal is supposed to conclude after the next couple of weeks. While all families who are in neighborhood for attending Deal are guaranteed spots for the coming year, it is essential that those who are not maintain their connection to the school. Please take advantage of the extra hours on Thursday for registration, or come in during the day, but if you haven't, we need you to take care of this right away.


Register Now! for SY 2015-2016


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 June 8 
 Bell Schedule
Monday - Bell I 
Tuesday - Bell I 
 Wednesday - Bell I 
Thursday -  Bell I
Friday - Bell I  
Textbook  Collection  Dates 


Collection Date
Make - Up
8th GradeJune 9
June 12
7th GradeJune 15
June 17
6th Grade June 16June 18 


Please be certain to return a textbook for each of your classes.
Upcoming Dates  
June 8
6th Grade Birthday Party
NJHS Induction Assembly, 10 am
June 9
Team Leaders, 3:30 pm
8th Grade Textbook Collection

June 11
8th Grade King's Dominion Trip

June 12
Deal Day
8th Grade Locker Clean Out
8th Grade Grades due
8th Grade Dance  

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

June 15
Promotion Practice
7th Grade Textbook Collection
6th Grade to Cameron Run

June 16
8th Grade Promotion, 10 am
7th Grade King's Dominion Trip
6th Grade Textbook Collection

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


The Deal Library will be closed after school on Deal Day, and during all textbook collection days.

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]).


2014 - 2015



The Alice Deal 2014-2015 yearbooks are on sale now for $30.00!


Please stop by the Welcome Center after school to purchase your yearbook. 

Student & Parent Information


New: NJHS Induction 

The National Junior Honor Society will be held Monday, June 8th at 10:00 am in the auditorium. Congratulations to our 7th grade inductees! Current 8th grade NJHS members have also been invited to share in the ceremony.


New: Spring Spirit Week & Deal Day

Student Council is excited to help everyone celebrate the last two weeks of school! Next week is Spring Spirit Week, so dress up, show your school spirit and have fun!


Monday - Sports Fan Day: Wear a t-shirt or jersey from your favorite tea!

Tuesday - Twin Day: Pair up with a friend and dress like twins for the day!  

Wednesday - Wacky Wednesday: Wear crazy mismatched clothes, make your hair wacky, turn your clothes inside out (but stay in dress code!)

Thursday - Super Hero Day: Wear a Batman or Superman or Avengers shirt or a cape!

Friday - School Spirit Day: Wear your team's t-shirt!


New: Deal Day is Friday 

Basketball games, running races, dunk tank, face painting, carnival games, food and more!  Avoid the lines on Friday by buying tickets for the different activities in advance. Tickets will be on sale for $1.00 apiece during the lunch periods! (Parents: please don't give your children too much money for Deal Day - a little will go a long way and most students end up with far too much at the end of the day. Deal Day starts after lunch, so they will have already been fed!)


New: End-of-Year Edline Updates

Progress reports will be updated before the school day starts on the following dates:


Monday, June 8th

Thursday, June 11th

Monday, June 15th

Thursday, June 18th


Final fourth advisory reports will be posted on Monday, June 22nd.


New: Volunteers Needed

We are still in need of parent volunteers to help set up the 8th grade promotional dance! Anyone interested please email [email protected] by June 10th with your availability. The dance takes place June 12th and we need your help setting up that afternoon or cleaning up after the party. Thank you in advance for your help on this special day! 


New: Champion Softball Team

All softball jerseys and pants must be return to Coach Spann by Monday, June 8th. We will have a brief 5-minute meeting after school in the gymnasium that same day. 


New: Deal Cross Country 2015!

Interested in running cross country next year? New and returning runners should attend an interest meeting in room W204 on Monday, June 15th from 3:45 - 4:15 pm. We have several new and exciting ideas for next season, and all runners who will be running should be there!

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 900 followers, we could have a winner any day! Check out #Dealgivesback2015 to see pictures and updates from last week's Deal Gives Back Day!

Deal Athletics ...


Alice Deal Athletics
Please visit the Alice Deal Athletics Calendar to see our practice and game schedules.
Free Athletic Physicals 
Save the date and don't miss out on DPCS and DCIAA's inaugural Athletic Physical Days!
When & Where:      
  • Saturday, June 13th @ Eastern (1700 E. Capital St., NE) 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Saturday, July 18th @ Providence Hospital (1150 Varnum Road, NE) 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Saturday, August 29th @ Eastern (1700 E. Capital St., NE) 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • All returning student-athletes in grades 6 - 12 for the Fall 2015 school year 
  • New students may attend the August session
  • Athletic Physicals
  • Completed signed health history form
  • Signed Universal Health Certificate (UHC) (must be signed by parent)
This event is free for returning DCPS students. Please rsvp with your school's athletic director no later than 48 hours prior to event. Contact (202) 729-3288 with any questions. 
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.
This Week at Deal...


After School Outdoor Basketball Club

The After School Outdoor Basketball Club will meet on Monday, June 8, at 3:30 p.m. behind the school on the court next to the "Cottage." In the event of rain, we will meet with Mr. Namian in Room W-204.


Tuesday: 8th Grade Textbook Collection

All 8th grade students should bring all their textbooks to turn in to their math class this Tuesday. Don't get charged for your books, start gathering them now! 


Thursday: 8th Grade Kings Dominion Trip

The big trip to Kings Dominion is this Thursday! Don't for get to bring cash to purchase a lunch and wear clothes that are appropriate for the weather and dress code. Students may bring cell phones and should return to Deal by 8:00 pm.  


Friday: Deal Day

Wear your team shirts and get ready for an afternoon of fun, games, and food! This event is free, but snacks and activities are available for purchase. 
          8th Grade Corner
It's Finally Here!
After months of anticipation, the fun starts this week with our Kings Dominion trip this Thursday and the 8th grade dance this Friday! 8th grade students should expect a busy academic week so please have a conversation with your student about finishing the year strong by completing all assignments, arriving to class on time, and making good decisions in these exciting times. Let's end the year on a strong note!

Deal Day Walking Passes
This Friday, we will enjoy Deal Day in the afternoon and the 8th grade dance in the evening. Traditionally, some 8th grade students get a "walking pass" to leave Deal after lunch to prepare for the dance. 8th grade students who want a "walking pass" must be 14 years of age and must turn in a signed note with a working phone number to their homeroom teacher by Wednesday, June 10th. Students must be in attendance Friday to receive their ticket for the dance and students without walking passes are expected to stay for Deal Day. 8th grade students without walking passes will NOT be dismissed except if a parent checks them out that day.

Extra Promotion Tickets

To ensure all families have a chance to enjoy our 8th grade promotion, extra tickets to promotion are now free of charge! All families who already paid for additional tickets will be refunded and we are still asking families to pay the $25 promotion fee, which covers the student and two guests.

If you plan to have more than two guests attend promotion, please visit by June 10th. We ask families to limit requests for additional tickets to three tickets per family and hope this change allows for an even more joyful celebration of our 8th grade students!

High School Transcripts
If you know that your student will not attend a District of Columbia Public High School next school year, please send an email to [email protected] with the following information:

- Student's full name
- School they will attend
- Address of the school they will attend

If the high school destination is unknown at this time, please let Ms. White know this as well.

Promotion Payments Past Due 
Thursday, May 28th was the last day payments for promotional activities will be accepted in person or online. If you have questions about payments or need assistance, please contact [email protected].
Key Dates for 8th Grade 
Mark your calendar for the following big dates!

June 9th - 8th Grade Book Collection (new date) 
June 11th - 8th Grade Kings Dominion Trip
June 12th - Deal Day
June 12th - 8th Grade Locker Clean Up (new) 
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. 

Attention Future Wilson Tigers!
Check out this flier for information on freshman orientation and summer reading for all rising 9th graders at Wilson.    
The focus of orientation 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 ...
Monday: NJHS Induction 
Please allow new 7th grade NJHS inductees and 8th grade NJHS alum to make their way to the auditorium at 9:55 am for the NJHS ceremony.

Tuesday: 8th Grade Book Collection
8th grade book collection will be held on Wednesday. Students will bring up their books to the 8th grade book room during math class. Math teachers will receive a schedule.

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

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

Friday: Busy Day! 
With a Capital Jazz visit, Deal Day, 8th grade locker clear-out,  and the 8th grade dance all happening on the same day, we need all hands on deck! Please stay on top of your email, know where you are supposed to be, and be proactive about helping colleagues and students. 
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)
Want to Play Field Hockey at Wilson this Fall?
Parents and students:  You are invited to a pre-summer meeting about Wilson Field Hockey, on Tuesday, June 9, from 5:30-6:30pm (new time!) in the Wilson cafeteria.  You will be able to meet coaches and players, hear about tryouts, the schedule, uniform and equipment requirements, summer camps, and required conditioning. Hope to see you there!

Questions? Email Head Coach Sarah Whitener at [email protected]

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