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.

What we believe:
All members of the Deal community feel valued, connected, respected, and supported.
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Principal's message: 

There were a number of amazing Deal events this past week - in spite of the threatening deluge! Our 6th grade trips to Hemlock went off without a hitch - lots of mud and fun and team-building. On Friday, participants in our Summer Leadership Camp closed out the summer experience with a trip to the Adventure Park in Silver Spring. Watching them work through the trees, encouraging and supporting each other, gave us even more motivation to building up this program. (There is more to come soon!) Finally, Saturday saw the 6th grade Octoberfest take place; check out the Deal Twitter feed for pictures and thoughts from that fun day. So many people helped to make these multiple events possible; part of the team-building had to be on both our ends with teachers leading their teams and parents/guardians providing a huge boost for Octoberfest food and beverages. 

With another three-day weekend looming, the pace at Deal slows a bit - but just a bit. We are deep into the first advisory - first midterm Edline reports have been sent home and Saturday Academy has started up again. Our first few weeks have been also full of events and programs that connect families to school, students to each other, and build up our community. Now we need to work towards mastery - students working with teachers to learn the curriculum and prepare themselves for what is to come.

Seventh grade families should be sure to come to their own evening this Thursday. Our "sophomores" sometimes feel sandwiched between the massive changes of 6th grade and the intense experience of being an 8th grader. And yet, 7th grade is very important for our students. For students who are interested in applying to a variety of high schools, the most recent complete grades available in December of their 8th grade year are those from their 7th grade tour. This context is often not clear to the 7th graders; the 7th grade night can help parents with this. 

Part of this challenge is to help students see that our system is intended to give them the appropriate amount of time to master their work. They have to take advantage of this, of course. Let's look at Edline. Classwork and homework should be done when assigned. Classwork is expected to be completed in the classroom, so a good question to ask when there is uncompleted classwork is: how was this not completed? IB grades (formative and summative assessments) use more of a feedback process and should provide opportunities for students to continue to work towards success. During at least half of our weekends, Deal teachers are prepared to meet with students, review their Edline reports and provide some additional support towards completing work or relearning. These Saturdays are in addition to daily Grit times (during lunch) and weekly team tutoring sessions. If there are holes in your student's Edline report, please work with teachers and your student to make sure that the time is taken to address any needs.

Earlier on Thursday, WMATA will make a presentation to our 8th graders (6th and 7th graders to follow in upcoming weeks). This will cover the basics of how to use the bus and Metrorail and what the expectations for behavior are on our public transportation system. Starting this week, Deal administrators will start to ride select buses on certain days (we will use a form of rotation) so that students are aware of our presence and that Deal's expectations actually match those of WMATA. If you have an 8th grader who rides the bus or rail, please ask them Thursday evening what they heard or learned at the session.

Have a great week, enjoy the three-day weekend, and be happy that Fall is finally here!

Take care, and keep in touch.

James Albright ( james.albright@dc.gov)

Alice Deal 
Community Association (ADCA)
 
 
We hope all the sixth graders and their parents enjoyed October-Fest on Saturday and students enjoyed the long weekend! Thank you to all the amazing parents who led the effort and contributed time and energy on Saturday to make it successful. 
 
Thank you to the many parents who attended our first ADCA General Meeting last Wednesday! We had such a great turnout and really appreciate the enthusiasm from everyone this year. For those of you who were unable to attend, Dr. Mary Gabriel of the Children's National Hospital Medical Center talked with us candidly about the four developmental areas - physical, cognitive, psychological and social - for our tween to teens.  Biggest take away for some of us: pick your battles and make sure you communicate, communicate, communicate. These kids are going through a lot all at once. Click here for Dr. Gabriel's power point presentation .
 
Donations Week continues through Wednesday!
Contribute to be eligible for one of these 3 great giveaways:
 

*  2 tickets to the Auction Gala and an Uber ride to the event

*  A month of weekend meals out (four $50 gift cards to local restaurants)

*  5 days of dinner delivered to you by Galley Foods

 
We are getting close to our goal - please make a family donation and help us to get there! The suggested amount to give is $150 per child, but any amount is appreciated and will make you eligible for the giveaways. Even if you already gave, feel free to give again.  Please use this link!
 
There is still plenty to sign up for on Signup Genius!
Thank you to all who already generously volunteered online! We still have several
critical slots available - especially for our annual Gala! The ADCA has worked hard to break out individual jobs for each big event so that no one is overwhelmed. If you have any questions at all, please reach out to any ADCA board member. Thank you! 
Sign up to volunteer here
 
Important Dates
Mark your calendar for these upcoming ADCA and community events:    

*  October 29 & 30: Politics & Prose Book Fair

*  November 17: International Night at 6:30 pm

*  December 3 - 4 and 10 - 11: Holiday Greens Sale

  

As always, please contact Lori at ADCAPresident@gmail.com if you have any questions or concerns.
 
Thanks, 
The ADCA Board
Week of 
October 3, 2016
 Bell Schedule
 
 
Monday - Bell I 
Tuesday - Bell I
Wednesday - Bell I   
Thursday - Bell I 
Friday - Bell I 
Upcoming Dates

October 4
Team Leaders, (all)

October 6
NTD, 3:30 pm
7th Grade Parent Night, 6:30 pm

October 10
Columbus Day
No school for students and staff

October 11
Girl Up Screening, 3:30 - 5:00 pm

October 13
6th Grade Spanish Field Trip, 
Gala Hispanic Theatre
WTU meeting, 3:30 pm
ALT meeting, 3:30 pm

October 14
Student Picture Day

October 15
Saturday Academy, 9 - 12pm

October 18
Principal's Coffee, 9:00 am
Team Leaders (Grade Level)
Murch Buddy Day

October 19
High School Night, 6:30 - 8:00 pm

October 20
Faculty Meeting, 3:30 pm

October 21
Deal Tour, 9:00 am
8th Grade, Williamsburg Field Trip

October 22
Saturday Academy, 9 - noon

October 24
Eaton Buddy Day

October 25
Mix-It-Up Lunch Day
WTU meeting

October 27
ALT, 3:30 pm
World Language Trips Meeting, 6:30 pm

October 28
End of Term Records Day
No school for students and staff

October 29
Politics and Prose Fundraiser

October 30
Politics and Prose Fundraiser

October 31
Term 2 begins

November 1
Career Day
Team Leaders (all)

November 3
6th Grade Spanish Field Trip
Gala Hispanic Theatre
NTD meeting, 3:30 pm

November 4
Parent-Teacher Conference Day
No School for Students

November 7
Math & ELA Leap Seminar, 3:30 - 4:35 pm

November 9
Bancroft Buddy Day 

November 10 
WTU meeting, 3:30 pm
ALT, 3:30 pm

November 11
Veterans Day
No School for Staff & Students 

November 14
Term 1 Report Cards Distributed
Deal Play Auditions, 3:30 - 5:00 pm 

November 15
Open House 9 am - 1 pm 
Deal Play Auditions, 3:30 - 5:00 pm
Team Leaders (Grade Level)

November 16
Shepherd Buddy Day

November 17
Faculty Meeting, 3:30 pm
International Night, 6:30 pm

November 19 
Saturday Academy, 9 - 12 noon

November 22
Make-Up Picture Day
Principal's Coffee, 9 am
WTU meeting

November 24 
Thanksgiving Holiday
No School for Students  & Staff 

November 25
Thanksgiving Break
No School for Students & Teachers 

November 30
Janney Buddy Day 


8th Grade 
World Language Trips

Each spring break, many 8th graders travel with Deal to Costa Rica, France, or China as part of their study of a world language. These popular trips are a highlight of the year and an opportunity to give meaning to students' hard work in their world language classes.

Interest Meeting
Join us Thursday, October 27th at 6:30 pm in the Deal auditorium for our only trip meeting before the December sign-up deadline. This is a great chance to learn about this adventure and ask questions.

Sign Up Now!
Costa Rica
Sponsor: Britney Cuffee
dealspanishclass@gmail.com
Trip number: 1846054aj

France
Sponsor: Frederick Mbayu
frederick.mbayu@dc.gov
Trip Number: 1817749ch

China
Sponsor: Yanming Zhi
yanming.zhi@dc.gov
Trip Number: 1866938jy

Trip Scholarships
Each year, Deal provides a limited number of partial scholarships for world language trips to eligible students. These scholarships are made possible by the support of the ADCA, individual family contributions, DCPS, and EF Tours. Here is the process:

1. After the end of 1st advisory, every 8th student who could be enrolled on a World Language trip will have their grades reviewed. 

2. Students on honor roll and who receive federal aid (WIC, FARMS, other - we maintain this list) will be offered the chance for a scholarship.

3. Students will be asked to complete an application, write an essay, and submit the package by a set date. All students who qualify will be offered a partial scholarship for the trip associated with their language of study. This has typically been $1,500, or roughly 50 - 60% of the total trip cost. This is regardless of whether they have already signed up or not.

Families who do not qualify for federal support but are still interested in support at some level should contact Assistant Principal Rottman at patrick.rottman@dc.gov or Principal Albright at james.albright@dc.gov. Families have been supported with up to $500 in years past (though this has varied based on the total amount available).

Because scholarship funding comes from a variety of sources, eligible families should not anticipate the funding to come up front; support is funded very close to the actual trip.

Please direct enrollment questions to the trip leader for your student; direct scholarship questions to Mr. Albright.
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Want to learn more about previous year's trips and get a taste for what you can expect from this year's trips? Check out our travel blogs!
International Baccalaureate 
Updates  

The MYP aims to help students develop their personal
understanding, their emerging 
sense of self and t heir 
developmentally appropriate responsibility in their community. Through service as action  
students  will  become  more aware of their own strengths and areas for growth. Unlike typical community service, action is connected in a more meaningful way to the content students are learning. Action make that the form of:
  • feeling empathy towards others
  • making small-scale changes to their behaviour
  • undertaking larger and more significant projects
  • acting on their own
  • acting collaboratively
  • taking physical action
  • suggesting modifications to an existing system to the benefit of all involved
  • lobbying people in more influential positions to act.

  
Media Center  News

The Deal Library will be closed after school this week Wednesday-Thursday. We will be open as usual Monday-Tuesday until 4:30pm

Center Hours
 
B efore School 8:00 - 8:40 am
  After School  3:30 - 4:30 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 .


Alice Deal 


Have you lost something during the school day? Check out the lost and found section of the website ( http://alicedeal.org/lost-found/) 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.
Bus Information
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Here is a link to the bus route schedule.

If an issue occurs with your designated school transit service, please contact the number below:

Bus Operations
(202) 962-1825
 
As always, please send an email about bus problems or concerns to james.albright@dc.gov. 

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 alicedealattendance@gmail.com. The note can be emailed to or brought to the attendance office next to the school entrance. Or you can complete the attach attendance link to excuse absences. It is also suggested that you email your child's teachers so that they can plan accordingly.

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.)
If you have any questions or concerns more, please contact our Attendance Office at alicedealattendance@gmail.com
or by calling (202) 939-2010.
Student & Parent Information

New: Dietary Accommodations
Does your student have food allergies or unique dietary needs? If so, please complete a Medical Statement to Request Dietary Accommodations form (bit.ly/FoodNeeds). It must be signed by your physician before you turn it in to Nurse Whitlock. For more information, please visit the DCPS website at http://dcps.dc.gov/page/dietary-a
ccommodations

New: Annual Book Fair 
The annual Alice Deal Book Fair at Politics & Prose Book Store will be held on Saturday, October 29th and Sunday, October 30th.  Politics & Prose is very close to the school -- it is located at 5015 Connecticut Avenue, NW.  The hours are Saturday 9am - 10 pm and Sunday 10am to 8pm.  We need volunteers to work the sale, and we invite all Deal families to come shop at Politics & Prose over the two-day fair.  The volunteer shifts are two hours.  The link to sign up to volunteer is:   www.SignUpGenius.com/go/70A0F44A9A72B0-2016  

Politics and Prose will donate 20% of the money received from our Book Fair to Alice Deal.  All of these proceeds will go to support the Deal library. Please come purchase books, magazines, CDs,  gift  wrap, cards and stationary.  At checkout, please mention that you're a supporter of Alice Deal.  If you have any questions about the Book Fair or volunteering, please contact Jennie Bonney ( jenniebonney@aol.com ) or Amy Hall ( hall.amy50@yahoo.com ).

New: International Day of the Girl
Did you know that 66 million girls are out of school globally? Tuesday, October 11th is International Day of the Girl! To celebrate and raise awareness, Girl Up will be hosting a showing of Girl Rising, a movie that follows nine girls from around the world in their quest to obtain an education. Come to the cafeteria on Tuesday, October 11th at 3:30 pm to watch with us! Baked goods and treats will be sold for $1 each. All proceeds will benefit Girl Up. Hope to see you there!
 
New: Model UN Permission Slips
Model UN permission slips for the HAMUN Conference on October 22nd were given out on Thursday and posted to the MUN Edline page. Students may turn them in on Monday, first come, first served. There are 15 spaces reserved. Students will select their topics and countries when they turn in their forms to Ms. Trenkle in E205.  
 
New: Robotics Club
The Robotics Club will officially begin on Wednesday, October 26th at 3:30 pm in room E206. We look forward to seeing you there! 
 
New: Sailing Club
Ahoy! The Deal Sailing Club had a great first trip last week. Although the online sign-up is full, interested students should speak with Ms. Law or Mr. Rottman for last-minute space on trips as we occasionally have cancellations. This club is fun, free, and open to students of all experience levels. Students leave Deal at 3:15 pm, ride the metro to sail with DC Sail on the SW Waterfront, and return to deal by 7:30 pm. Next week, our sailors will get a tour of a new, zero-emissions cruising boat! 
 
Edline
If you need support with your Edline account or have questions about the system, please email DealEdline@gmail.com
 
Deal Lost & Found
Have you lost something during the school day? Check out the lost and found section of the website (http://alicedeal.org/lost-found/) for photos of items found in common areas at Deal including in the cafeteria, on the field, and in the Gallery. Lost items will be kept for approximately two weeks before they are donated. To claim an item, simply pick it up from the Lost & Found at the top of the East Gallery stairs near the Nurse's Office.
 
We make an effort to identify labeled items and make announcements for students to pick these items 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 on the website? Most classrooms have individual lost-and-found areas. Consider checking in with your teachers.You can also stop by the lost-and-found to double check, as not all items may be pictured. 
 
Deal Library Open!
The Deal Library will be be open after school Mondays through Thursdays until 4:30 pm. Occasional changes to this schedule will be posted in this bulletin. Students who plan to use the library after school should have a permission form on file for this school year (http://alicedeallmc.weebly.com/library-passes.html). We can't wait to see you! 
6th Grade Corner
 


 
 
Science MAP Testing
This year, all DCPS students in 6th grade earth science will participate in the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) assessments at the beginning, middle, and end of the year. Students will complete the first of these assessments in their science classes over a two-day period this week on October 4th and 5th . This new assessment is designed to provide teachers with essential information to help understand academic skills and concepts students have already acquired in science and which ones they are ready to learn.
 
Contact Information
Do you have concerns, questions or comments?

Ms. Chambliss - Dean of Students
Naima.chambliss@dc.gov

Ms. White - Counselor
Camille.white@dc.gov

Ms. Buchanan - Social Worker
Elizabeth.buchanan@dc.gov

Ms. Neal - Assistant Principal
Diedre.Neal@dc.gov

7th Grade Corner
 


 
7th Grade Parent Night
Mark your calendar for 7th grade Parent Night on October 6th from 6:30 - 8:00 pm. There will be sessions on math, science fair, organization, attendance, and preparing for high school. 

Contact Information
Do you have concerns, questions or comments?

Mr. Lalonde - Dean of Students
Mark.Lalonde@dc.gov

Ms. Monkou - Counselor
Joy.Monkou@dc.gov

Ms. DeAngelis - Social Worker
Margaret.Deangelis@dc.gov

Mrs. Stallworth - Assistant Principal
Alieze.Stallworth@dc.gov
8th Grade Corner
 

 
New Wilson Open House Date
As Wilson's October open house conflicted with the 8th grade field trip to Colonial Williamsburg, they have generously offered to hold an additional open house on Friday, November 18th from 9:00 - 11:00 am. Remember, high school visits are an approved absence for 8th grade students with a note submitted to the Welcome Center. We encourage students to learn more about their options for next year!

High School Night
Mark your calendar for Deal's High School Night on Wednesday, October 19th at 6:30 pm. Participants will learn about the DC Common Application and process of applying for high schools before moving to the DCPS high school presentations of their choice. Students are welcome, but must be accompanied by a parent or designated adult.

World Language Trip Meeting
The world language trips over spring break are a big deal on the 8th grade! Learn more about these educational adventures at our interest meeting on Thursday, October 27th at 6:30 pm in the Deal auditorium. This is our only meeting before the registration deadline so we hope you can make it!

8th Grade Spanish Humanities Families
This year, students in Spanish Humanities have the opportunity to travel to Guatemala during spring break (April 15 - 21st) for a full Spanish immersion service experience. This is a new trip and will only be available to Spanish Humanities students. For more details click here.  

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

Kate Outten - Dean of Students
Kate.Outten@dc.gov
 
Mr. Boccardi - Social Worker 
Peter.Boccardi@dc.gov

Ms. Humphrey - Counselor
Eunice.Humphrey@dc.gov

Mr. Rottman - Assistant Principal
Patrick.rottman@dc.gov

This Week at Deal...

Monday: The After School Basketball Club
The After School Outdoor Basketball Club will NOT meet this week on Monday, October 3rd. See you next week!
 
Monday - Girl Up
Girl Up will meet on Monday, October 3rd from 3:30 - 4:30 pm in room E307. We will finish planning for our upcoming bake sale and discuss how the refugee crisis impacts girls and women around the globe. See you there! 
 
Monday: Banana Splits
Banana Splits is a voluntary school-based program for students who have experienced parental divorce or separation. Parental split is a major life change and Banana Splits give students a safe place to discuss challenges, develop resiliency, or just listen. Students can be referred to the group by a parent, staff member, or brought in by a peer. The group will meet on Mondays at 3:30 pm in room C103. Parental consent will be gathered.
 
Monday: Stock Market Game Club
The Stock Market Game Club will start this Monday, Octover 3rd in Mr. Jang's room (E103). All are welcome! Students will develop their financial knowledge and teamwork skills while deepening their understanding of the core curriculum subjects! Each semester, students can compete in two competition categories:

1. SMG portfolio: An award for the highest portfolios for each of the SMG sessions.
2. SMG InvestWrite essay program: DC Awards will be given for the top two essays.
 
Wednesday: Model UN
Model UN will meet on Wednesday in E205 from 3:30 - 4:20 pm. Students were tasked with reading the background guide for our meeting on October 5th in preparation for our mini-sim on October 26th about the Demilitarization of Space. The background guide is posted to the Edline page.

Thursday: 7th Grade Parent Night 
7th grade families are invited to join us at Deal at 6:30 pm on Thursday, October 6th to learn about math, science fair, organization, attendance, and preparing for high school 

Deal Athletics
Fall Sports: Girls Volleyball, Football, Cross Country and Cheerleading.
Winter Sports: Indoor Track, Basketball and Cheerleading.
Spring Sports: Softball, Baseball, Outdoor Track and Soccer

Please complete the necessary forms online: 
Emergency Treatment & Consent Form at  rankonesports.

A copy of the student's current sports physical (Universal Health Certificate) must be turned into Coach Downing before students will be allowed to practice. Stop by the Welcome Center if for paper forms or more information.

New: Mandatory Athletics Form
All student athletes must complete the Heads Up Concussion form to participate in any school sport. Please return the completed form to your student's coach or Neal Downing.

Cheerleading
Cheerleading practice is every Monday and Thursday from 3:30 - 5:00 pm. Please complete the necessary forms at  rankonesports.

Cross Country 
Cross country practice is every Tuesday and Thursday. Athletes will meet in room RG10 at 3:30pm

Cross Country DCIAA Developmental #1
10amOct 4, 2016
Fort Dupont Park

Football
The football team will play Brookland MS @ Wilson  on Thursday, October 6th at 6:00 pm.  

Volleyball
Volleyball practice will take place October 3rd - 5th from 3:30 - 5:00 pm in the gym.

The Lady Vikings will play Johnson MS @ Deal on Thursday, October 6th at 4:30 pm. Please come out to support the team! This is our first home game of the season! 

Club/ Activity
Teacher
Description
Day
Time
Loc.
Girl Up Club
Huber/ Massaquoi
Mentoring young girls, helping them get through their day-to-day
M
3:30 - 4:30
E307
Concert Choir
McKeithen
Classical Music Choir
M
7:45 - 8:30
Audit.
Pen pals
Dziato/ Parish
Get to know another middle school half way across the world in Singapore. You will send your pen pal letter, emails and even video messages.
M
3:30 - 4:30
RG01
ELA Peer Tutoring
Culp
ELA Peer Tutoring
M
3:30 - 4:30
E105
After School Outdoor Basketball Club
Namian
All are welcome to participate in Mr. Namian's Outdoor After School Basketball Club. Girls, boys, players grades 6-8, novices/experts. If you like the greatest game ever invented, then this is the club for you! After an hour of supervised pickup, each session culminates with Mr. Namian's famous wild half court shootout for Gatorades.
M
3:30 - 4:30
Cottage
The Poetry Cafe
Kwabenah
Students will read, write, discuss, critique and perform poetry forms from a variety of genres.
M
3:30 - 4:30
C-222
Science Fair Help
Rhoads
7th and 8th Grade Science Fair Help
M
3:30 - 4:30
RG02
Noted
McKeithen
Jazz/Popular Music Vocal Group
M
3:30 - 5:00
CG21
Peer Mediation
White
Students in all grades learning how to help their peers resolve conflict in a peaceful way. Club members will mediate disputes that have been referred by staff and students throughout the school year.
M
3:30 - 4:30
C117
Shoelogy101
Kim, Giron
Come design shoes! Learn about how you can customize your own pair.
M
3:30 - 4:30
C224
Student Council
Wickersham/Haller
Governing student body at ADMS
M
3:30 - 4:30
Reno Room
Trading Card Games
Kirschenbaum
Students play trading card games of their choosing (Pokemon, Magic, etc.)
M
3:30 - 4:30
N103
Tennis
Smith
Tennis club is a casual weekly gathering for those interested in the sport. A typical day involves 15-20 minutes of drills to improve skill, followed by 20-30 minutes of friendly competition. Depending on the amount of interest, the club may split into 2 groups based on skill level. The club typically breaks during the winter. Tennis shoes are required, a racket is recommended, and I will provide tennis balls.
M
3:30 - 4:30
W201
Culture Club
Donaldson
The Culture Club will explore and celebrate different countries/cultures from across the world each week with pictures, videos, food, etc.
M
3:30 - 4:30
N116
Civilization V - Brave New World
Magee
We will battle each other in the strategy game of culture, diplomacy, scientific innovation, and domination.
M
3:30 - 4:30
E300
Speech and Debate
Martis
Students will practice their public speaking skills and work towards practicing for competitions.
M
3:30 - 4:30
W106
ELL Homework Club
Hasan/Delgado/Thomas
Homework Assistance, guidance
M
3:30 - 4:30
CG06
Girl Up
Scott
Since 2010, Girl Up has partnered with the United Nations to support programs that give girls an equal chance for education, health, social and economic opportunities, and a life free from violence.
M
3:30 - 4:30
E 307
Apples To Apples Kids
Boccardi
Come join Mr. Boccardi and play Apples. Apples to Apples is a fun games that requires you to make whacky comparison based on your opponents personality and character.
M
3:30 - 4:30
C302
Brainteaser Club
Brown
Come stretch your brain with logic puzzles, optical illusions, and visual workouts. This club will be a break from homework, but will still make you think!
M
3:30 - 4:20
C217
Yoga club
Quinn
Little yogis will learn the basics of yoga and functional movement.
M
3:30 - 4:15
R116
Philosophy
Otterstatter
In this club, students will discuss the "real questions"... what is the meaning of life, etc.
M
3:30 - 4:30
E304
Banana Splits
Alphonse
A safe place for students with divorced parents to come and express feelings and engage in fun activities
M
3:30 - 4:30
C103
The Stock Market Game
Jang
The Stock Market Game curriculum, lessons, and activities combine content knowledge, critical thinking, research, and analytical skills in a real-world simulation.
M
3:30 - 4:30
TBD
Cheerleading
Baxter/ Clark
Students learn stunt, dance, tumbling and motion techniques to be performed at various competitions
M
3:30 - 5:30
Gym
Chess Club
Car'Mon
Students will learn to play chess.
M
3:30 - 4:30
RG10
Peer Mediation
White
Submitted previously
M
3:30 - 4:30
C310
International Cinema
Brown
Students meet for snacks and an international film viewing
M
3:30 - 4:30
N112
Scrabble Club
Fatis 
Compete against one another in the game of Scrabble. For serious player or those looking to have fun.
M
3:30-
4:30
Cafe
Student Librarians
Redekopp
If you love organizing and helping your classmates, consider becoming a student librarian! Choose a day to come after school to help with shelving, organizing, and assisting your fellow students.
M
3:30 - 4:30
Media Center
Student Librarians
Redekopp
Working in the media center.
T
3:30 - 4:30
Media Center
Ultimate Frisbee
Kouri/ Martini
The Ultimate Frisbee club is open to all levels of experience. Players will practice offensive and defensive strategies, learn different throwing techniques, and embody the spirit of the game through sportsmanship.
T
3:30 - 4:30
W104
Sailing Club
Rottman /Law/ Philip
This seasonal club is a great chance for students to go sailing in DC! Sign ups are in the bulletin, students can come as much or as little as they like, and no experience is necessary.
T
3:00 - 7:00
TBD
Concert Band
van der Horst
Concert Band is a performing ensemble open to all students who play a wind or percussion instrument. There will be performance opportunities outside school hours.
T
7:45 - 8:00
CG20
Jazz Band
van der Horst
A traditional jazz ensemble open to students with at least one year experience on their instrument. An audition is required.
T
3:30 - 4:30
CG20
Do It Yourself (D.I.Y) Club
Quiambao
Get together to create projects from a variety of old and new items to create something fun and useful.
T
3:30 - 4:30
W105
Photo Club
Snider
Learn about photographers, how to take awesome digital photos and participate in photo contests.
T
3:30 - 4:30
R111
Fencing
Martis
Students will learn the basics of Epee Fencing
T
3:30 - 4:30
R103
Power Walking Club
DeAngelis
Power Walking Club is perfect for Vikings who want to exercise and stay healthy throughout the school year!
T
3:30 - 4:00
C203
Pause devoirs
Mbayu
French homework help.
T
3:30 - 4:00
C308
Scrabble Club
Gentile
Compete against one another in the game of Scrabble. For serious player or those looking to have fun.
T
3:30 - 4:30
E103
GeoPlunge! (6th grade)
Martini
All 6th graders are invited to play GeoPlunge - a fun card game played using cards with facts and trivia about the 50 states!
T
6th Gr Lunch
W104
Young Philosophers
Stroud
Students will learn about several major political philosophies and how they are reflected in the comings and goings of life.
T
3:30 - 4:30
W206
Book Club
Chambliss
Students will read and discuss various literary genres.
T
3:30 - 4:30
W100
Inspiration Choir
Shipmon
After-School choir that will sing uplifting and inspiring music.
T
3:30 - 4:30
CG04
Creative Writing
Silberman
Students will write short screenplays, short stories, and poetry with special focus on enhanced description, structure, and plot development.
T
3:30 - 4:30
C104
Concert Choir
McKeithen
Classical Music Choir
W
7:45 - 8:30
Auditorium
Cooking Club
(new)
Henderson/Wooten
Practice cooking, work with recipes
W
3:30 - 4:30
C315
Student Librarians
Redekopp
Working in media center.
W
3:30 - 4:30
Media Center
Concert Band
Van der Horst
Concert Band is a performing ensemble open to all students who play a wind or percussion instrument. There will be performance opportunities outside school hours.
W
7:45 - 8:00
CG20
Yearbook
Hyatt
Students will work throughout the year to produce the 2016-2017 ADMS Yearbook! Students will take photos, organize layouts and write descriptions for the yearbook!
W
3:30 - 4:30
E201
Reading Support Club
Fraser
Gain confidence in reading and join our reading support club!
W
3:30 - 4:30
R104
Model UN
Trenkle
Students will discuss global current events, work on Model UN Skills, and participate in MUN Conferences. This club is for 7th and 8th grade students, or 6th grade students with experience.
W
3:30 - 4:30
E205
Girls Soccer (Spring '17)
Ngwa
DCIAA Spring soccer league
W
3:30 - 5:00
Field
Girl Talk
Fullington/ Humphrey
Girl Talk will be designed to provide educational and recreational experiences through positive social interactions, peer mentoring, and teamwork and life skills development.
W
3:30 - 4:30
E105
Sports Rap
Burt
In Sports Rap, students will engage in socratic seminar type discussions, debating the major issues in the sports world. Students will also view and discuss current highlights from major sporting events. A fun activity for the serious sports fan!
W
3:30 - 4:30
W103
Coloring Club
Gentile
Do you love to color? Adult coloring is growing in popularity. According to CNN, coloring "has therapeutic potential to reduce anxiety, create focus or bring [about] more mindfulness," Whether you want to reduce stress or just enjoy coloring, come join coloring club!
W
3:30 - 4:30
E103
Math HW Club
Lewis - Samuels
The Math HW Club is designed to assist 6th grade math students to complete their math homework in a setting with a math specialist. Students will work at their pace to develop skills and confidence to improve their math performance.
W
3:30 - 4:30
C213
Robotics Club
Slocumb-Bradford
Students will have an opportunity to design, build, and program devices and robots to accomplish simple and complex tasks.
W
3:30 - 4:30
E206
Girl Talk
Monkou
A club where girls can share middle school adventures. Some topics will include fashion, academics, future goals and more.
W
3:30 - 4:30
C310
Girls on the Run
Sarnoff
A fun running club for girls, no experience necessary.
W
3:30 - 4:30
Gym
Hamilton Club
Gould Perrott
Fans of Hamilton no longer need to wait for it. Look around, look around, how lucky you are to have found the best new club at Deal where we will listen, read, and discuss our favorite found father, Alexander Hamilton, and the Tony Award wining smash-hit Hamilton. Don't throw away your shot to join. The room where it happens is W306.
W
3:30 - 4:15
W306
Book Club
Belser
Begins second semester. Welcome readers!! Book club will meet once a week to discuss a book we are all reading independently.
W
3:30 - 4:15
W207
Scratch Programming
Lerum
We are a student-led learning community focused on learning and applying scratch computer programing.
W
3:30 - 4:30
Media Center
Science Olympiad
Schuettpelz
Students involved in this club need to commit to practicing. This is a science team competition
W
3:30 - 4:15
W200
Student Librarians
Redekopp
Working in media center.
Th
3:30 - 4:30
Media Center
Cheerleading
Baxter/Clark
Students learn stunt, dance, tumbling and motion techniques to be performed at various competitions
Th
3:30 - 5:30
Gym
8th Gr. Anime Club in C212
Schick
Students will enjoy in healthy debates about anime while reviewing age-appropriate cinema and eating snacks. Open to 8th graders.
Th
3:30 - 5:00
C212
Jazz Band
van der Horst
A traditional jazz ensemble open to students with at least one year experience on their instrument. An audition is required.
Th
3:30 - 4:30
CG20
Concert Choir
McKeithen
Classical Music Choir
F
7:45 - 8:30
Auditorium
Concert Band
van der Horst
Concern band practice.
F
7:45 - 8:00
CG20
Guitar Club
Neal
Come and play guitar with your friends; learn from each other!
F
3:30 - 4:30
C114
7th Gr. Comic Book Club in C212
Schick
Students will participate in healthy debates about comic books and superheroes while eating pizza and watching animated superhero shows and film.
F
3:30 - 5:00
C212
East Asia Studies
Diaz
If you love Asian culture and would like to learn more this is the club for you. We watch Korean or Japanese films and we discuss their culture.
F
3:30 - 4:30
R113
Spanish theatre club
Henderson/ Wooten
We will read, write, watch, and of course ACT Spanish language theatre!
F
3:30 - 4:30
C315
Videogames
Perrin
Students can gather to discuss their favorite video games, which Pokémon they just caught on Pokémon Go, and more.
F
3:30 - 4:30
W205
Football, Girls Basketball, Baseball, Lacrosse
Downing
Athletics
TBD
3:30 - 5:30
Gym/Field
Dr. Steve Science Journal Club
Newman
Read and discuss current events in the field of science. Dr. Steve, who spent his career developing vaccines at NIH, leads discussions.
TBD
3:15 - 4:15
R102
Passport to History
Daniels
8th grade students can accompany Ms. Daniels to sites around the city for their Passport to History project.
TBD
3:30 - 5:00
W305
Photography
Reddy
In this club, students will understand the key principles of digital photography and the post production techniques. We will also be taking a lot of photographs.
TBD
3:30 - 4:30
E301
Yearbook
Hensley
Yearbook
TBD
3:30 - 4:30
E204/6
 

Community Information
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Support Wilson Crew by purchasing a family photo shoot with photographer  Ralph Alswang !
 
Your family portrait will be taken outdoors at the National Cathedral  on October 23, 2016.  Perfect timing for those Holiday Cards!  The cost for each 15 minute photo session and all photos will be a tax deductible $500 donation to Wilson Crew Boosters to support the crew team at Woodrow Wilson High School.  Sign up for your photo shoot today! Thank you for supporting Wilson Crew.

Lafayette Elementary Fall Fest
Seeking students to face paint during the Lafayette Elementary Fall Fest. Student painters should feel confident painting from a book of images or taking children's requests. Fall Fest is October 15th from 3:00 - 5:00 pm. Community service credit is available. If interested, please call, text, or email Heidi Sherman:
(614) 783-5017 Sherman.heidi@gmail.com

Parenting Children With ADHD: A Workshop Series
"CALM & CONNECTED: Parenting Children With ADHD©" is a 7-week live, interactive workshop series for parents struggling with all the challenges that ADHD brings. Learn to help your family thrive and connect with parents facing similar challenges. 

Through the Calm & Connected sessions*, parents will gain insight and tools for ... 
 
- Understanding ADHD/Executive Function
- Remaining Calm & Connected
- Improving Communication
- Encouraging Collaboration
- Achieving Clarity & Consistency
- Enforcing Consequences
- Making Better Choices

For the convenience  of participants, participants can choose from morning OR evening sessions on Thursdays,  beginning October 20 , in Bethesda. 

For details and to register (at EARLY REGISTRATION RATES  through Oct. 1), go to  http://www.positivefocuscoach.com/parent-workshops. Space is limited.

Winner Lacrosse Fall Ball Program
Winners Lacrosse fall ball program is offered for students in Kindergarten through 8th grade.

The program is also 100% free of cost! Students just need a mouthpiece like they would use in football, basketball, etc. Please see the attached  flyer for details. 

Host Families Sought for 5 Teens Hoping to Be Exchange Students in DC
American Field Service (AFS)-DC Chapter is seeking families for 5 teens who would love to come to DC as exchange students. The teens are from Thailand (a girl), and Germany, Brazil, Austria and Japan (all boys). You provide a bed to sleep in (they can share a room with a sibling) and food. The student pays for their cell phone, school supplies, and activities. The student introduces you to their culture and you have a lot of fun and laughter together. If you would like learn more about serving as a welcome family (8-10 weeks) or a host family (semester or year), please contact AFS Staff Person Amanda Dennen at adennen@afsusa.org

The Vital Connection Parenting Class
Part theory, part group coaching, The Vital Connection is a parenting class meant for anyone who seeks to understand their children better.

This 8 week class will help you create a deeper connections, stronger boundaries, and more ease in your parent-child relationship.

No trends. No shortcuts.

There are only a few spots left!

For more information and to apply, click here.