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: 

We have just concluded the last week of PARCC for the current school year. On behalf of all the staff, thank you to our students and families for keeping us going through the testing (teacher appreciation day was right there in the middle!), for having your students to school on time, and for supporting us through what is an important and yet onerous process. Numerous times these past few weeks I have recalled that, as a student, I faced no testing processes like PARCC - except for IB and AP exams in my last couple of years of high school. This is, of course, a new day. I know that we - as a school - will keep on working to try and ensure that whatever our students are tested or assessed on has value in the classroom. I know that we will keep working to find the right balance between meeting the expectations of assessment and not overwhelming students with the pressure and stress. At the very least, even in the face of network struggles and the large number of assessments that my team has to manage and implement, we need to do the process right. I want to thank all of my staff for working through this - in particular Assistant Principal Katherine Giron and her primary support of Elyse Lerum for an amazing job, but also for all the teachers, staff, and DCPS support that made the largest testing operation in DCPS a success.

One way we kept students going in the midst of the testing was to keep the Deal life rolling on. There was a Nationals baseball game, student awards assemblies, sports competitions, speech and debate competitions, tango music, Uruguayan food and diplomats, and a band and choir competition at Six Flags (results will be shared when we get them). All in the course of the week - as well as education.

This Saturday (yesterday) saw a slightly different event, and one I would like to highlight. DCPS has provided funding for world language teachers to all schools, but it is unlikely that any have as many as we do as an IB school. Last year, in an effort to support teachers and students in other schools with their world language programs, Deal's world language teachers launched the 1st World Language Festival, designed and implemented entirely by Deal teachers. This year, DCPS kicked in some funding for buses and t-shirts and helped recruit students from elementary schools for the 2nd version. 

Students from a number of DCPS elementary schools (as well as students from CHEC and Stuart Hobson) were brought to Deal for the festival. The students learned Chinese calligraphy, practiced drawing like Picasso, watched European short films, played international games, competed in football, discovered salsa dancing, played Kahoot!, were exposed to Deal's language trip experiences, and saw dance performances from Chinese students. Elementary school students tend to love almost anything organized for them that is fun, and so the building was filled with that wonderful energy brought by students from Thompson, Houston, Shepherd, Maury, and other schools. Another wonderful attribute of this event was that Deal students volunteered to serve food, help out, and present. All of this was designed to showcase world languages - and it was beautiful. A heartfelt shout-out to world language teachers Ms. Lopez-Ayon, Mr. Arango, Mr. Zhi, Ms. Cuffee, Mr. Mbayu (and family), Mr. Donaldson, Ms. Henderson, Ms. Diaz, Ms. Daniel, and Ms. Brown for keeping the flame alive. An extra special shout-out to Ms. Daniel who really committed herself to making this happen. I can't wait for next year!

Finally, I appreciate those of you who came in this week with your paperwork for registration - you are done! Thank you. We are up to 36 percent completion - with a deadline not that far away. When many of you come in for parent-teacher conference day on the 23rd of May, please bring your paperwork so we can take care of this slightly tedious but necessary process. I continue to believe I don't have to bribe families to come in and take care of this (pizza parties and the like) but if we can't perk up our numbers very soon I may have to concede that pizza, rather than just your support for the school, is a necessary evil. Don't make me do it!

Thank you - James Albright
Week of 
May 16, 2016
 Bell Schedule
Monday - Bell I 
Tuesday - Bell I 
Wednesday - Bell I 
Thursday - Thursday Bell  
Friday - Bell I
Register Now!
 All students must be registered
 for the 2016-2017 school year by
 June 17th.
 Current 5th, 6th and 7th grader's
 parents should bring their proof
 of residency to the Deal Welcome
 Center to complete enrollment
 documents. Evening hours are
 scheduled every Thursday until 7
 pm for families who are not able
 to come to the school during the
 day. 8th graders should take
 their proof of residency to the
 high school they will attend. 
Upcoming Dates   

May 16
Team Taipei field trip to Finance Park

May 17
Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting, 
6th Grade
Team Dakar field trip to Finance Park

May 18
ADCA General Meeting, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Team Quit field trip to Finance Park

May 19
Access for ELLs Testing
Faculty Meeting, 3:30 pm
Community Project Meeting, 3:30 pm
Spring Concert, 6:30 pm

May 20
Access for ELLs Testing 
8th Grade I&S Gettysburg Trip
Team Montevideo field trip to Finance Park

May 21
Saturday Academy, 9 am - noon
Murch Musical, noon
Saturday Detention
Admin Party

May 23
Parent Teacher Conference Day
(No school for students)

May 26
Team Leaders, Grade Level, 8:10 am

May 27
8th Grade Community Project Training, 8:10 am
Deal Visit, 10 am

May 30
Memorial Day
No school for students and staff

May 31
8th Grade I&S Civil War to Civil Rights Field Trip
Science 7 Field Trip
WL Film Festival 

June 1
Deal Gives Back
Murch Musical Rehearsal, 3:30 to 6 pm

June 2
Community Project Meeting, 8:10 am
8th Grade Civil War Field Trip
Science 7 Field Trip
Faculty Meeting, 3:30 pm
Murch Musical Rehearsal, 3:30 to 6 pm

June 3
8th Grave Civil War Field Trip
Science 7 Field Trip 
CJP Concert, 9 am 
UK trip Meeting, 6:30 pm
Summer Bridge Lunch Bunch
Murch Musical 3:30 pm to 8 pm

June 4
Saturday Academy, 9 am - noon
Saturday Detention 9 am to noon
Murch Musical, 11 am to 5 pm 

June 6
6th Grade Birthday Party
SAGE 8th Grade
8th Grade Civil War Field Trip
Science 7 Field Trip

June 7
Feeder School Counselor
Diversity Group Meeting, 3:30 pm
SRI EOY 6 - 8

June 8
SRI EOY 6 - 8

June 9
WTU Meeting, 3:30 4:30 pm

June 19
8th Grade Dance
Deal Day

June 11
Saturday Detention, 9 am to noon

June 13
8th Grade Kings Dominion Field Trip

June 14
8th Grade Promotion Practice
Nation MS Speech and Debate Tourney 

June 15
8th Grade Promotion
6th Grade to Cameron Run
Lafayette Promotion, 1:30 pm
National MS Speech and Debate Tourney

June 16
National MS Speech and Debate Tourney

June 17
National MS Speech and Debate Tourney
Last Day of School
Students Dismissed at 12:15 pm

June 18
National MS Speech and Debate Tourney

June 27
First Day of Summer School 

Alice Deal Middle School Presents:

Congratulations to the cast and crew of Bye Bye Birdie for their successful shows last weekend! The performance was a remarkable success and the whole school is proud of your work!

Questions or Concerns? Please contact Director Jill Roos ([email protected]
World Language Trips!
Attention 7th Grade Families
It is time for our 7th graders to start planning for next year's 8th grade world language trips!

To learn more about next year's trips, including itineraries and pricing, or to sign up please click on the following links:

Costa Rica
Trip Leader: Ms. Cuffee
EF Trip Number: 1846054AJ

Trip Leader: Mr. Mbayu
EF Trip Number: 1817749CH

Trip Leader: Mr. Zhi
EF Trip Number: 1866938JY


These trips are a blast! To learn more about previous years' trips, check out our blogs!
International Baccalaureate Updates  

Abby Atwood one of our 8th grade Team Paris created this video
 to highlight the IB learner profile as a part of her Student Award of Excellence application. Abby has knitted 15 hats and scarves and donated them to Martha's Cupboard, an organization that serves the homeless community in our city. Thanks for sharing you
work with us, Abby!
Media Center News
Center Hours
The Deal Library will be closed after school this week

Before School 8:00 - 8:40 am
 After School  3:30 - 5:00 pm

 Students are welcome for independent reading and homework. Please review the expectations and complete the permission slip available in the Library or on our website Alice Deal Library Pass.

Bus Information
Here is a link to the bus route schedule.

If an issue occurs with your designated school transit service, below are the contacts at Metro who can help:

Bus Operations
(202) 962-1825

(D31, D33, and D34)
(202) 962-5800

Superintendent Priscilla Alston: (202) 962-5808

Assistant Superintendent Frank Machado: (202) 962-5809 (direct)

(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] 

Alice Deal 

Have you lost something during the school day? Check out the lost and found section of the website ( for photos of items found in common areas at Deal, including in the cafeteria, field, and gallery. Lost items will be kept for approximately two weeks before they are donated. To claim an item, please ask a staff member in the cafeteria to guide you to the lost-and-found.
We make an effort to identify labeled items and make announcements for students to pick these up in the Welcome Center. Please help us by putting your full name on all lunch boxes, back-packs, and other items you bring to school on a regular basis.

Don't see what you've lost? Most classrooms have individual lost-and-found areas. Consider checking in with your teachers. You can also stop by the lost-and- found in the cafeteria as not all items may be pictured.


Team Dakar
Team Dakar students looking to continue their growth in their Team Dakar classes are invited to join us after school on Tuesdays for Team Dakar Study Hour. Students will work on assignments, meet with teachers for help with class content, and use their peers as a resource.

Team Dakar Study Hour will be Tuesdays from 3:30 - 4:30 pm in Ms. Hailfinger's room (E104). Bring your GRIT and GROWTH MINDSET for optimal success!

Team La Paz
Team La Paz would like to thank its students for being wonderfully engaged learners who are working hard to advocate on their own behalf. We appreciate all of you who have come to us of their own accord to ask about missing assignments and makeup work. Keep it up! As always, remember that our tutoring days are:

Monday - Individuals and Society
Tuesday - Science
Wednesday - Math and English

DCPS Attendance Protocol and Policy: Things to Remember
Important: please provide a note for any absence as soon as possible (day of or soon after) to [email protected]. The note can be emailed to her or brought to her office next to the school entrance. It is also suggested that you email your child's teachers so that they can plan accordingly.

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 be excused from being absent from school. DCPS' list of reasons an absence can be excused are limited to:
  • 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.)
Notes can be provided as paper notes or as emails from the parent or guardian to our Attendance Counselor, Ms. Wright. If you have any questions or concerns more, please contact our Ms. Wright, at 
[email protected]
or by calling (202) 939-2010.
Summer Bridge 2016 
For rising 6th graders
(current 5th graders)
This year, Summer Bridge will focus on the following:
  • Organizational skills
  • Deal culture & expectations
  • Study Skills 
    • Annotating texts (English)
    • Problem-solving (Math)
  • Technology Skills 
There will be three one-week sessions
  • Session 1: July 11th - July 14th
  • Session 2: July 18th - July 21st
  • Session 3: July 25th - July 28th
8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Monday - Thursday
$50 per session
*Students should only register for ONE session
*Spaces are limited
Click here for Registration Link

Please contact us at (202) 939-2010 if there are any problems with the link.

Student & Parent Information
New: Music Department Spring Concert
The Music Department will be presenting our Spring Concert on Thursday, May 19 at 6:30 pm in the Deal Auditorium.  Students performing must arrive no later than 5:30.  We look forward to seeing you there! Please make arrangements for your children to go home after school and return; we will not be able to supervise them during the afternoon. See you at the show!

New: Parent-Teacher Conferences
The final round of Parent-Teacher Conferences will take place on Monday, May 23rd from noon - 7:00 pm. Conferences with team teachers will be held by-appointment-only and appointment sign-up will take place online. Please visit this link to sign up for appointments with your child's team teachers. All non-team teachers (World Language, PE, Art, Music, Resource, etc.) will be available for drop-in conferences.  
Note: you will need an email account to use the online process.  If you will be unable to create appointments online, please contact your child's team to set up an appointment.

New: 8th Grade Activities Payments Due 
All payments for the 8th grade end-of-year activities are due this Thursday, May 19th to your student's team teachers. As the online payment system is down, payments should be sent in cash or checks payable to "Alice Deal Middle School". Please see the 8th Grade Corner (below in this bulletin) for more information. 
New: Mental Health Awareness Month
Come to our Mental Health Awareness Workshop on Tuesday, May 17th at 6:30 pm. Dr. Nancy Ingraham, licensed clinical psychologist, will discuss how to talk with your child about sadness and depression and ways you can support your child.Contact your School Psychologists: Arielle Alphonse and Latashia Scott if you are interested in attending!

New: Access for ELL Assessment
The annual Access for ELL assessment will be administered on May 19th and May 20th to students who receive ELL support. The test is designed to measure students' progress in English language in the domains of listening, speaking, reading and writing.

New: STAMP Assessment  
8th grade students will take the STAMP assessment in their language classes this week. This is a national, standardized assessment to measure their language proficiency after three years studying a foreign language. Last year's results (average score in Chinese, French, and Spanish at Deal exceeded national 10th grade average!) show us that a sustained commitment to world languages makes a difference.
New: Sailing Club 
Ahoy! The Deal sailing club invites all students to join us for an after-school cruise this Tuesday, May 17th. The Deal sailing club is open to all students (experience is NOT required). Invite a friend and sign up here for the following dates as space is filling up fast:
  • 5/17 - big boat, 35 person limit
  • 5/24 - small boat, 15 person limit
  • 5/31 - small boat, 15 person limit
Permission slips and more information are located with Ms. Law (E101) and Ms. Philips (W104). To see what the sailing club is all about, check out last year's video here!
New: All NHD Nationals Bound students!  
Participating students must register for Nationals via the information you received from Citywide (in your folder) by Tuesday, May 17th. Students must complete all parts in order to be registered.  There is no registration fee for students. Four copies of all research papers must be mailed and received by the national office by Wednesday, May 17th. Websites lock at midnight on May 17th. Students can no longer work on them after that.

Students are welcome to stay on campus for either part of or the entire competition. There are several packages for dorms and food.  Students do need chaperons and the National Archives Foundation does not cover this fee.

Saturday, May 21st is an information session about what to expect at the national NHD competition in June.  Please contact Ms. McNatt directly if interested at [email protected].  
New: Speech and Debate City Champions
Thursday the speech and debate team ended their season by repeating as DC  champions.  Individual award winners included:
  • Savannah Waymer - Oral Interpretation
  • Alex Holmes - Public Speaking and Extemporaneous Speaking
  • Camelia Terraza and Emily Muldering - Duo Interpretation
  • Levi Berger - Impromptu Speaking
  • Josh Landweber - Lincoln-Douglas Debate
  • Emily Burke and Ellie Selden - Public Forum Debate
  • Julien Kearns - Top Speaker Public Forum Debate
Congratulations on an outstanding showing by all who participated!

Alice Deal Middle School speakers and debaters finished the academic year earning several outstanding recognitions by the national governing body for secondary (6-12) school forensics activities in the United States, the National Speech and Debate Association.  

Of the almost 700 member middle schools, Alice Deal - the only Washington, D.C. recognized school - is ranked in fifth place. The following students also earned recognition among the top 25 individuals:

Jonah Docter-Loeb: 10th place 
Alex Holmes: 16th place
Josh Landweber: 17th place

These three students will lead the team of 21 from the school to represent Washington, D.C. In the national championship tournament in Salt Lake City, Utah on June 14-18, 2016.

New: Speech and Debate Awards Dinner
All students and their families who participated as part of the speech and debate team should mark their calendars for June 2nd for an evening to recognize all of the students who worked hard and accomplished so much. We will also be holding the National Forensics League honor society inductions during this time. Watch your e-mails for more information. 
New: DCPS Europe Trip Meeting
There will be a mandatory meeting for all students and parents/guardians traveling to Europe's Mediterranean Coast on Tuesday, May 17th at 6:00 pm at Eliot-Hine Middle School (1830 Constitution Ave  NE). (This trip is one of those arranged through DCPS' Global Education office.)
New: DC Congressional Arts Awards
Congratulations to Aidan Moorehead and Rachell Molina for their participation in the DC Congressional Arts Awards! These two students will be honored at a ceremony on Saturday night with DC Congresswoman
Eleanor Holmes Norton. Great job!
New: Open Studio Club
Open Studio Club will not meet on Monday, May 16th. Their next meeting will be Monday, June 6th from 3:30 - 4:30 due to conferences and Memorial Day!
Wilson Field-Hockey Meeting
Attention 8th-grade girls: If you're interested in playing field hockey at Wilson, please mark your calendars for a preseason meeting on Tuesday, May 24th from 5:30 - 6:30 pm in the Wilson atrium. Wilson field-hockey coach, Sarah Whitener, will introduce the coaches and team and discuss equipment, uniforms, summer conditioning, camps, and volunteer positions for parents. New players are invited to learn about how to prepare over the summer for tryouts during the first week of school. For further information, contact Coach Whitener at [email protected] 
Yearbook Pictures Needed
Is your student a sports pro? Do they rock our school band or attend a club/after school activity? If you have pictures of these events or any others, please feel free to send them to [email protected]!
Follow Deal on Twitter
For the latest news and a glimpse in to daily life at Deal, be sure to follow us on twitter @DealVikings!
Looking for a Great Summer Camp?  

The Alice Deal Athletic Department will offer a four-week youth sport & fitness camp in July!

What: Four weeks of rotating sports instruction, fitness & nutrition education, and FUN!
When: Four sessions from July 5th - July 29th from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Monday - Friday with no camp on Monday, July 4th.
Who: Any rising 6th, 7th, and 8th Graders 
This summer, Deal Fit & Sport Camp will provide 
fitness, sport, and nutritional education in a fun and nurturing environment. In addition, the Deal Fit & Sport Camp will offer opportunities for enrichment, team building, and peer mentoring. 
  • Weekly swimming and water play
  • Weekly rotating sports and games
  • Skills instruction
  • Indoor/outdoor free play
  • Stretching and exercise instruction
  • Daily fun runs
  • Nutrition and diet education

  • Weekly field trip

Camp rates per session:
1 week session: $300
2 sessions: $550
All 4 sessions: $1,000
Drop in daily rate: $50
Register now using the following link (paper registration forms are also available):
Please email [email protected] with any questions or contact Coach Downing directly at [email protected].
Space is limited, register now!  

6th Grade News

Contact Information 
Do you have concerns, questions or comments? Contact the 6th grade team:

Ms. Howard - Counselor

Mr. Kling - Social Worker

Ms. Neal - Assistant Principal

7th Grade News 

Little Bennett's Creek Park Field Trip
The 7th Grade is going to Little Bennett's Creek Park in Clarksburg, Maryland! While there, students will hike approximately 2-3 miles to one of five creeks, calculate the speed of water flow, and collect samples of aquatic invertebrates. We will then meet back as a large group to see if there is a correlation between the speed of the water and the quantity and diversity of animals found there. We will also enjoy a nice picnic lunch at the park's amphitheater. If you would like to chaperone the trip, we welcome you as long as space allows! Please contact [email protected], if you are interested in accompanying your child with your child's name and which team he/she is on. Students must follow Deal's dress code and wear shoes that can get dirty and wet. 
Students will go on the field trip with their team (rain or shine) on the following dates:
Tuesday, May 31
Team Lima with Ms. Rhoads
Thursday, June 2
Team Valencia with Mr. Smith 
Friday, June 3
Team La Paz with Ms. Schuettpelz
Monday, June 6
Team Budapest with Ms. Newman 
Students should bring:
  At least 3 bottles of water 
  A packed lunch (there is no place to buy food). If your child needs a school lunch, he/she should tell his/her science teacher and fill in his/her student ID on the permission slip. 
  Shoes that can get dirty
  A pen or a pencil to complete the lab    
Students must not bring:
  Electronics: Deal is not responsible for electronics damaged on the trip. It is best not to bring them at all rather than risk them falling into the water. 

Contact Information
Do you have concerns, questions or comments?

Ms. Humphrey - Counselor

Mr. Boccardi - Social Worker

Mrs. Stallworth - Assistant Principal

8th Grade Corner

Gettysburg Trip
All 8th graders will travel to Gettysburg on Friday, May 20th.  Students must arrive NO LATER THAN 6:45 am. Buses will depart promptly at 7 am! Please make sure you have a bagged lunch, a pencil, and are dressed in layers for the day. We will return to Deal no later than 6:00 pm. Any questions should be directed to team history teachers. This is a fun trip and an important part of our curriculum so all students are expected to attend.

Deal to Wilson Transition Night - June 7
Tuesday, June 7th at 6:30 pm, Deal will host a meeting for 8th grade parents who want to learn more about Wilson High School's special education department. This will not be individual meetings to address individual student concerns, but rather an opportunity to hear more about the program generally. Flyers are available at Mr. Kirschenbaum's office.

Activities Payments - Due This week!
In an effort to reduce costs for our families, this year's 8th grade promotion is free! However, students will still need to pay for the optional trip to Kings Dominion ($85) and 8th grade dance ($35). A letter went home with 8th grade students outlining the process for paying for the 8th grade dance and 8th grade trip to Kings Dominion.

Update: Online Payment Not Available
Due to circumstances beyond Deal's control, the online payment system will not be available this year. We apologize for any inconvenience this causes and encourage students to turn in cash or check payments to their team teachers on Thursdays after school.

To pay in person:
  • Team leaders will collect payments on Thursdays from 3:15 - 3:30 pm - Due to the large number of payments, teachers will not accept payments outside of this time
  • Payments will be accepted until May 19th
  • The deadline for check payments is extended until May 19th
It is our sincere hope that all 8th grade students will participate in all end-of-year activities. If you are in need of financial assistance, please reach out to [email protected]
8th Grade Dance Help
Parents, the 8th Grade Dance is approaching fast! Each year, 8th graders gather one last time to dance and celebrate before venturing off to high school. We need your help to ensure this night is memorable and fun!
Volunteers are needed for:
  • Set Up (1:00 - 6:00 pm - 2-hour shifts)
  • Chaperoning (7:00 - 10:00 pm)
  • Clean up (9:00 - 10:30 pm)
If you are interested in helping out, please email [email protected]. Last year, we had 12 parents help. We hope to double that number this year and look forward to hearing from you!

8th Grade Transition to High School
As our 8th graders prepare to transition to the next level, we need to know where they will attend high school next school year. Once a decision is made, it is important for families to  let us know so that school records transfer to the next school smoothly. Please note that Wilson Senior High School is our feeder school and records will be transferred there if it is unknown where the student will attend. To help with this process, students who are 
not attending Wilson should send Ms. White an email to [email protected] with the following information: 
Student's first and last name and the name and address of the school they will attend next school year.

Mark Your Calendars
The second semester is a busy time for our 8th grade students as we celebrate their hard work and promotion to high school! Please mark your calendar for these important dates:
  • Deal Gives Back - June 1st
  • Deal Day - June 10th
  • 8th Grade Dance - June 10th
  • Kings Dominion Trip - June 13th
  • Promotion Practice - June 14th
  • Promotion - June 15th
Deal Gives Back, Deal Day, and the promotion are free events. Payments for the 8th grade dance and the Kings Dominion are due this week!

Contact Information
Do you have compliments, questions or comments? Let the 8th grade team know:

Ms. DeAngelis - Social Worker 
[email protected]

Ms. White - Counselor
[email protected]

Mr. Rottman - Assistant Principal
[email protected]

This Week at Deal...

Monday: Outdoor Basketball Club
The After School Outdoor Basketball Club will meet on Monday, May 16th at 3:30 pm behind the school on the court next to the "Cottage." In the event of bad weather, we will meet with Mr. Namian in E207.

Tuesday: Sailing Club
Don't miss out on the Sailing Club's biggest trip of the year! We will venture out on DC Sail's 65' schooner after school this Tuesday. To sign up and learn more, click here!

Deal Athletics ...

Athletics Calendar
Check out the Deal Athletics Calendar for the latest information on games and practices. Athletics schedules can change on short notice, so this calendar is the best place to keep up to date.

Spring Sports

Outdoor Track -  [email protected]
Distance Track- [email protected]
Softball - [email protected]

Football Sign Up
Its time to sign up for the 2016-17 Deal Viking Football Team.
Send an email to [email protected]

Girls Soccer
Visit this link for the team's practice schedule. Visit this link for the game schedule.

Please address any questions or concerns to [email protected].
Baseball Schedule 
Please see the attached Baseball Schedule 

Softball Practices:  
Monday, May 16th & Thursday, May 19th     Time: 3:30 - 5:00 pm

Softball Scrimmages:
Tuesday, May 17th & Wednesday, May 18th @ Deal
Time: 3:30 to 5:00 pm
Please see the attached Softball Schedule.        

Outdoor Track
Congratulations on a great season and on your victory at the championship meet last week! 
Staff Information

New: TAS and CSC Deadline 
Completed TAS scores and CSC documents are due on May 31st. Completed TAS scores should be sent to your content area administrator. Please check your inbox for an email from Mr. Albright to find your administrator for CSC.

New: Testing Update 
Kudos to Ms. Giron, the testing team, and all  staff for wrapping up PARCC testing! This week, language teachers will administer STAMP testing to 8th grade students and the ELL team will administer ACCESS. Thank you for your continued support creating a positive testing environment for all students.  
Monday: Homeroom Teachers
Please have students complete the surveys that were placed in your box doing homeroom. Students who returned the withdrawal form should not take the survey.  Please return the surveys to Ms. Baxter by 3:30.

Wednesday: ADCA Meeting 
The Alice Deal Community Association will meet at 6:30 pm. Faculty are invited to join.

Thursday: 8th Grade Gettysburg Meeting 
All 8th grade teachers and chaperones for the Gettysburg trip this Friday should attend a meeting in room RG03 at 8:10 am.

Thursday: Faculty Meeting 
All staff should attend the faculty meeting in the cafeteria at 3:30 pm.

Thursday: Spring Concert 
After the faculty meeting (and a quick dinner), you are invited to watch our talented students at their spring concert in the auditorium at 6:30 pm.

Friday: LSAT 
The LSAT will meet in the conference room at 7:30 am.

Friday: 8th Grade Gettysburg Trip 
All 8th grade students will be out of the building on a field trip. Non-team teachers NOT attending the trip should mark 8th grade students present as homeroom teachers will communicate attendance with Ms. Wright. 

 Alice Deal Club/Activities 
(Clubs continue to be added)

Book ClubE105Friday3:30-4:30
BaseballGymMonday - Friday  AM/PM
African DrummingCG21Monday3:30 - 4:30
Art of the Month ClubC205Monday3:30 - 4:30
Caribbeans on BoardE103Monday3:30 - 4:30
Dance ClubC128Monday3:30 - 4:30
Future Teacher ClubR102Monday3:30 - 4:30
Girl Up ClubW 305Monday3:30 - 4:30
International Cinema ClubR109Monday3:30 - 4:30
MeditationCG06Monday3:30 to 4:30
Muay Thai Fundamentals and FitnessTBAMonday3:30 - 4:30
Open StudioC224Monday3:30 - 4:30
Outdoor After School Basketball ClubCottageMonday3:30 - 4:30
Podcast ClubE207Monday3:30 - 4:30
Run Girls Run!W306Monday3:30 - 4:30
Scrabble ClubCafeteriaMonday3:30 - 4:30
Sixth Grade Soccer ClubE104Monday3:30 - 4:30
Student CouncilMonday3:30 - 4:30
The Poetry CafeC222Monday3:30 - 4:30
Board GamesE100Monday3:30 - 4:30
History through the cityE307Monday (alt.)3:30-5:30
Peer MediationC302Monday and Wednesday3:30 - 4:30
Concert ChoirAuditoriumMonday, Wednesday, and Friday7:45 - 8:30 am
Cross CountryReno ParkMonday, Wednesday, and Thursday3:30-5:00
Ultimate FrisbeeR101Tuesday3:30 - 4:30
Debate - BeginningR103Tuesday3:30 - 4:30
Crocheting/Knitting ClubE207Tuesday3:30 - 4:30
Power Walking ClubC302Tuesday3:30 - 4:30
Science Fair HelpE201Tuesday3:30 - 4:30
SpeechW101Tuesday3:30 - 4:30
Adult ColoringW307Tuesday (alt.)3:30 - 4:15
Jazz BandCG20Tuesday and Thursday3:30 - 4:30
Debate - AdvancedW301Tuesday and Thursday3:30 - 4:30
Vocal EnsembleCG21Tuesday and Wednesday3:30 - 4:30
Concert BandCG20Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday3:30 - 4:30
Art from the HeartR109Wednesday3:30 - 4:30
Comic Book ClubN103Wednesday3:30 - 4:30
Creative Writing ClubE106Wednesday3:30 - 4:30
D.I.Y. ClubW105Wednesday3:30 - 4:30
Model UN ClubRG03Wednesday3:30 - 4:30
Robotics ClubCG07Wednesday3:30 - 4:45 pm
Scrapbooking & CollageC104Wednesday3:30 - 4:30
Sports RapW100Wednesday3:30 - 4:30
Student CongressW301Wednesday3:30 - 4:30
Los Vikingos Latinos- Deal's Spanish ClubC314Wednesday3:30 - 4:30
Calligraphy & TeaC213Thursday3:30 - 4:30
Gay - Straight AllianceW207Thursday (alt.)3:30-4:30
Book ClubE105Friday3:30-4:30
#FindYourParkTBASaturday10:00 - Noon
Photography (Motography-the art of travel photography)TBATBD3:30 - 4:30
Sailing ClubE101TBD3:30 - 4:30
Vinyl ClubW300TBD3:30 - 4:30

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

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Creativity is intelligencehaving FUN!
--Albert Einstein
On Friday, May 20, from 4 to 10pm, Wilson High School will hold its third annual ArtsFest! to showcase the creative side of our students. There will be drama, music, poetry, visual art exhibits, film/videos, dancing, robotics and so much more flooding the school inside and out. Come watch the performances, take in the beauty of student art exhibits and browse the marketplace for some original student artwork. Eat dinner, too - there will be food vendors! (Admission is free.)
Watch for more details about this year's ArtsFest! in the coming weeks. Questions? Send an e-mail to [email protected].
Wilson High School
3950 Chesapeake Street, NW    
Washington, DC 20016

Winners Lacrosse Camp
WINNERS Lacrosse Camp I: Lacrosse 101
This camp is for boys and girls with 0-1 years of experience, to learn and develop new skills!
Girls (K-8TH GRADE) -- Monday, July 18th-Thursday, July 21st 6-8pm at Anacostia Park
Boys (K-8TH GRADE) -- Monday, July 25th-Thursday, July 28th 6-8pm at Anacostia Park
WINNERS Lacrosse Camp II: The Next Level
This camp is for boys and girls with 2+ years of experience! Learn how to take your game to new heights!
Girls (2ND-8TH GRADE) -- Monday, August 8th-Thursday, August 11th 6-8pm at Anacostia Park
Boys (2ND-8TH GRADE) -- Monday, August 15th-Thursday, August 18th 6-8pm at Anacostia Park

The Write Turn
Teaching and coaching revising strategies that significantly improve the quality of students' writing skills.
Your student will thank you....
for recommending The Write Turn where students are benefiting from its evidence-based revising and self-regulation strategies that guide them through the writing process, help them set goals and internalize strategies from one genre to the other. The difference in just two weeks will amaze you. 
Groups are small and space is limited.
Session 1
Rising 4th - 6th Graders 
July 5 - 15;  9:00 - 11:00 a.m. daily
Instruction will focus on strategies that will improve narrative, persuasive, and explanatory writing skills.  Students will develop self-regulation strategies to set goals and monitor progress throughout the writing process.
Session 2
Rising 7th - 9th Graders
July 5 - 15;  1:00 - 3:00 p.m. daily
Instruction will focus on strategies that will improve persuasive, explanatory, and informative writing skills.  Students will develop self-regulation strategies to set goals and monitor progress throughout the writing process.
Session 3
High School Students
July 5 - 15;  4:00 - 6:00 p.m. daily
Instruction will focus on strategies for personal, persuasive, explanatory, and informative essays.  Students will develop self-regulation strategies to set goals and monitor progress throughout the writing process.

Free Summer Enrichment Program for Highly Motivated Rising Middle Schoolers:
Now Accepting Rising 5th Graders!
Due to popular request, the Advanced and Enriched Instruction division is excited to announce that they are now accepting rising 5thgraders into the Summer Enrichment Program! This four-week summer program for highly motivated and precocious rising middle school students (those currently in grades 5, 6, 7) are invited to apply for a spot at Burrville ES, Hardy MS, or Stuart-Hobson MS. The program runs from 7/5-7/29, from9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. daily, and is free for DCPS students. Students will work in small groups of no more than 15 students on topics directly related to their areas of academic interest, as well as go on several exciting field trips. Please visit for the online application or for a downloadable application. Application deadline is 6/1. For questions, contact Angela Novak.

PPA FALL SOCCER TRY-OUTS: Individual Players and Existing Teams Welcome!  
PPA's Team Programs offer travel-level soccer with a focus on player development and experience. All Girls and Boys interested in joining a U12 through U18 PPA Premier Team for the fall 2016 season should attend.
Visit for tryout dates and locations.
Our program is designed to provide a competitive developmental environment which also emphasizes teamwork, friendship, and an overall positive player experience.  Through our flexible scheduling system, players have the ability to choose their weekly clinic day/location.  
All-Girls Teams available!  Email [email protected] for more information.
Questions?  Email [email protected] or call 646-271-6705.
The Verizon Minority Male Makers Program
The Verizon Minority Male Makers Program, directed by the University of the District of Columbia, is offering a free all-expenses paid 4-week intensive summer program designed to engage students in high quality, hands-on learning in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) in order to increase access to STEM focused careers and higher education. In addition to the summer program, students will receive a mentor and participate in STEM workshops during the academic year at UDC and host sites across the District! The program is for young males of African American and Hispanic descent in grades 6th- 8th. Those selected will have the opportunity to learn 3D printing, app development, and robotics. There will be competitions, prizes and exciting field trips. Please see the attached PDF for details. For more information, contact [email protected]

Black Girls Lead Conference
Applications are now open for the Summer 2016 Black Girls Lead Conference. The BGL Conference is a 4-day international leadership conference hosted in New York City July 28 - July 31, 2016. The applications are due on Friday, May 20. The conference is for  girls between the ages of 13-17 who come from various socioeconomic and geographical backgrounds, and is designed to advance young women's leadership development, critical thinking skills, academic achievement, civic engagement, and philanthropy. Additional information and the application can be found on the conference website. For questions, email [email protected]

FREE Summer Field Hockey Camp with Wilson Players
Are you interested in learning to play field hockey or to improve your skills? This summer you have the opportunity to participate in a FREE field hockey camp run by players on the Wilson Field Hockey Team. We hope you can join us from 9am-12pm the week of July 18th at Deal. Players will have the opportunity to learn new skills. Open to rising 6th-9th graders. All skill levels are welcome! If you are interested, please email [email protected] to confirm registration. Also feel free to contact us with any questions!

FREE Parenting Series: Making Sense Of Anxiety
Does your child struggle with anxiety? Do the children you work with appear anxious? This FREE five-part course focuses on the anxiety of our children and what we can do about this, both as a society and as the adults responsible for them. The dynamics and insights however apply to all ages. We will meet Wed. nights, from 7-9 PM at Metropolitan Church on Nebraska Ave., May 4th - June 1st. Visit this link for more information and to RSVP to this very special event!

3rd Annual Unleashed Conference-Defining Your Power, Purpose and Passion
On April 30, 2016 we will hold our 3rd annual Unleashed Conference-Defining Your Power, Purpose and Passion. The event is open and free to all middle and high school girls and focuses on topics such as: developing your personal brand, building self-confidence, goal setting, college readiness and youth entrepreneurship. Our keynote speaker this year is 15 year old Entrepreneur, Author, Speaker and BET's Black Girls Rock Honoree, Gabrielle Jordan and our DJ is 14 year old DJ Beauty and the Beatz. The event will be empowering, exciting and a fun experience! We would greatly appreciate it if you would take the time to share this event opportunity with the parents and students you work with. Please see the attached flyer for more information. 

The registration link can be found at

FREE Summer Enrichment Program for Advanced Rising Middle Schoolers
The Advanced and Enriched Instruction Division is excited to announce that they will be offering the Summer Enrichment Program for the third year! This four-week summer program for highly motivated and precocious rising middle school students (those currently in grades 5, 6, 7) are invited to apply for a spot at Burrville ES, Hardy MS, or Stuart-Hobson MS. The program runs from 7/5-7/29, from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.daily and is free for DCPS students. Students will work in small groups of no more than 15 on topics directly related to their areas of academic interest as well as go on several exciting field trips. Please visit this link for the online application or this link for a downloadable application. For questions, contact Dr. Angela Novak.
Girls U14 MSI Classic Soccer Team
Girls U14 MSI Classic Soccer Team looking for a couple of field players or goalie for the spring.  It's a great group of girls who had a strong Fall season.  Professionally coached team practices 2x week in Bethesda (generally the closer to NW DC parts of Bethesda).  Please email for additional details: [email protected]
Washington Performing Arts Society Summer Camps 
Join us this summer for a series of fun-filled music and dance camps led by professional teaching artists. For ages 8-18.

Capital Jazz Camp (June 27-July 1)
Capital Strings Camp (June 27-July 1)
Capital Voices Camp (July 18-22)
Summer Steps with Step Afrika! (August 8-12)

Apply today and get the Early Bird discount!
$25 early bird registration price will expire March 15.

More information can be found at the following link: Washington Performing Arts
DC Youth Orchestra Program Spring Registration for New Students is Open!!
DCYOP offers beginner through advanced group lessons and ensemble training on all orchestral instruments for students ages 4 to 18.  Nearly 500 students participate in group classes, ensemble rehearsals, and performances each semester at Eastern High School on Capitol Hill.  Every student has the opportunity to perform in at least one concert every semester.  All concerts are free and open to the public. To learn more about DCYOP programs and register for the spring semester, please visit

Summer Program Opportunity for grades 6, 7, and 8
Have fun and enjoy personal enrichment classes with academically-motivated students from around the world in Duke University's Honors Institute. This international and elite program challenges young students to explore advances in technology to design robots or advances in forensic science to solve crimes. Students can also learn the science behind making new medicines and new developments in genetics. For more information visit their website at

The John's Hopkins Center for Talented Youth 
The John's Hopkins Center for Talented Youth is currently seeking candidates for their CTY Talent Search. The programs offered through CTY are recommended for students who have scored in the Advanced range on the DC state tests or who have demonstrated superior academic performance in their school coursework. Brochures for the CTY program are available in each grade level counselor's office or you may find more information on their website -