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.
deal front        Ecology Field Trip

Principal's message: 

The type of service we commemorate on Memorial Day is not developed casually. As we remember those who gave their lives for the rest of us on this day, we have occasion to wonder from where did this instinct to serve arise? Sacrifice is rarely a momentary reaction. Those who have died in service placed themselves in harm's way; their loss reflects their willingness to stand between us and others. Our thoughts on their service often come from a place of great gratitude to their commitment to being there for us.

Service is a demonstration of commitment on the part of an individual to the society in which he or she lives. To this end, the International Baccalaureate makes as a key component of its programs the idea that students need to learn to serve. Whether the end result is a Peace Corps placement, AmeriCorps, City Year, or the nation's military, we can't just expect children to understand the role these play in our world. We must teach them - at school and at home - that serving others is an essential part of our civic role. This is not to require that students pursue a lifetime of service; students should see that a lifetime can be filled with many types of service along the way. 

When we started Deal Gives Back eight years ago, the intent was to have all 850 students (!) do some form of service on that day. This was to complement other service activities that were present in the school. As the years have progressed, Deal Gives Back has grown. Last year, changes in the IB Middle Years Program established a community project for 8th graders. We piloted this with one of our 8th grade teams and, based on that success, required it of all 8th graders this year. These students have been working on their projects since mid-year. For them, the work culminates on Deal Gives Back when they share write-ups and presentations about what they worked on.

Over the last couple of months, our 8th graders have been advertising a range of fundraisers, item drives, personal service for an organization, public awareness, and many more projects. We have tried to include as many of these in the bulletin as possible. I encourage you to scan through the bulletin this week and get a flavor for what our students are working on - and if you can help, do so!. At its core, the community project should reflect what a student (or group of students) believes should receive some support. Some of the students will have transformative experiences, others will be successful in finishing, and still others will be frustrated and perhaps even not accomplish their stated goals. All of these outcomes are useful. Working with a group of students who, perhaps for the first time in their lives, have to organize an activity or group of peers to do something is eye-opening. Think of the challenges: what should I do? How can I get my friends to support me? Who do I contact? What does it mean to be involved with an organization? If this is their first time, the learning is all in the attempt.

I hope to see our families at Schoolhouse Rock Live! this weekend. This is our first-ever 6th grade musical, and given the number of 6th graders we have here, it is only going to grow. The show will be a great way to have the 6th grade celebrate the almost-ending of the year in great voice.

James Albright ( james.albright@dc.gov)

NB. Last week, we listed the wonderful accomplishments of our students at the Alice Deal Model United Nations (held May 20). As soon as the bulletin went out, one of the students at ADMUN emailed me as polite a message as one could imagine, indicating that SHE had written a paper attributed to someone else. I first checked to see whether this was a letter from a disappointed parent - it was written that well. But, no, it was a Deal 6th grader - and I had to be happy for her at the message. So, I congratulate Samara Auseon-Zogby for her Best Position Paper Award at ADMUN, in the Committee UNDP as the delegate from Afghanistan. And more power to her for standing up for herself!
2017-2018
DCPS Annual Enrollment 

All students must be enrolled  for the 2017-2018 school year by  June 14th.

Current 5th, 6th and 7th grader's  parents should bring their proof  of residency to the Deal Welcome  Center to complete the pre-printed enrollment  documents starting Monday, April 3rd.  Evening hours are scheduled every  Thursday until 7:00 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.

The required residency verification guidelines are attached here.
Updates from the Alice Deal Community Association  (ADCA)

 
Deal presents
Schoolhouse Rock Jr! Live
a musical featuring Emmy Award and Grammy-nominated songs from the television show of the same name!

 
Showtimes:
June 2 at 6:30 PM
June 3 at 5:00 PM
  
Schoolhouse Rock Jr! Live is being performed entirely by 6th grade students at Deal Middle School. The show runs just under one hour.
  
What happens when a young schoolteacher lets his nervousness at starting at a new school year get the best of him?  He turns to technology to try to relax. But as he turns on the TV, he finds that the characters from his television come to life in his living room!  This hilarious and entertaining show is for all ages.
PLEASE VOTE for 2017-18 ADCA Board
 
Please take a moment to vote using our  EASY ONLINE BALLOT


The 2017-2018 Alice Deal Community Association (ADCA) Executive Board and Local School Advisory Team (LSAT) elections will be on line!
 
Click here  and cast your vote. 
 
Please complete the election survey by  midnight on Wednesday, May 31, 2017!  
 
Bios of the candidates can be seen here.  
Important Upcoming Dates
Mark your calendar for these upcoming ADCA and community events:
  • May 31, 2017, Midnight - Election Survey ends
  • June 2 at 6:30 p.m. and June 3, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. - School House Rock 6th Grade Musical
 
As always, please contact Lori at ADCAPresident@gmail.com if you have any questions or concerns.
 
Thanks, 
The ADCA Board

Week of 
May 29, 2017
  Bell Schedule
 
Monday -Memorial Day
No School 
Tuesday - Bell I 
Wednesday - Bell I 
Thursday - Thursday Bell
Friday - Thursday Bell



Yearbooks will be on sale for
$35.00 in the Welcome Center after school.

Don't miss out!  Get your yearbook soon! There are a limited amount of copies.

Cash, Check or Money Order made out to Alice Deal Middle School.
Upcoming Dates
 
June 
1
Ecology Trip - 7th Grade 
8th Grade I&S Civil War DC 
NTD, 3:30 pm

June 2
LSAT, 7:30 am
Karaoke by Music Dept 3:30
8th Grade I&S Civil War DC  
EAP Mini-UN @ Reagan Building, 8am - 3 pm
6th Grade Musical; 6:30 pm 
Ecology Trip - 7th Grade 
 
June 3
Saturday Academy 9-12 
Music in the Parks  
6th grade Musical; 3:00 pm
   
June 5
Math & ELA LEAP Seminar; 3:30 - 4:45 
 
June 6
Team Leaders (all), 3:30 pm 
 
June 7
Deal Gives Back
 
June 8
6th Grade Awards (8:45 - 10); Caf., MPR, Aud. 
NJHS Induction
ALT 3:30
WTU Meeting; 3:30 in E200 
Faculty Meeting, 3:30 pm
 
June 9
6th Grade Awards (8:45 - 10); Caf., MPR, Aud. 
8th Gr. Kings Dominion 
 
June 12
6th Grade to Cameron Run; 10 - 3:30 
Deal Day 
8th Gr. Promotion Practice 
8th Gr. Dance 
 
June 13
6th Grade Deal Day; 1:30 - 3:0 0
8th Gr. Promotion 10 am 
 
June 14
Records Day/ Term 4 Ends/ Term 4 Marks due in Aspen; Students dismissed at 12:15 
International Baccalaureate Updates
 
Very soon students will begin reviewing their IB scores to develop a pattern of performance for this year's work. You will receive these scores in an IB report card at the end of the school year. While traditional DCPS grades reflect a weighted average from a variety of assignments, IB scores will show how a student's work, which is judged on set criteria, has improved over time. If you have any questions about pattern of performance scores, please email Alana.Brown@DC.gov.
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Deal is Hiring!
 
Deal is growing! As our enrollment increases, so does our need for remarkable, dedicated educators. Deal will add two teams next year and will have a number of positions available for the 2017-2018 school year. Talented, engaging teachers are encouraged to apply!
 
 Deal is currently interviewing candidates for English, math, science, social studies, arts (music, visual, dance, or theater), Arabic, and Spanish. If you or someone you know has what it takes to lead the best kids in DC, visit our website to apply
 


We know that some of our best teachers come from referrals from our community and staff. Please consider spreading the word to talented teachers in your conversations and social media posts. Our students deserve the best and Deal is a great place to teach! 
Media Center  News

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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The D31 morning trip times were adjusted effective Monday December 5th, 2016. 
 
One trip will begin 10 minutes earlier, departing 16th Street & Eastern Avenue at  7:26 AM, to arrive at Deal approximately  8:15 AM.  The second trip will remain unchanged, departing 16th Street & Eastern Avenue at  7:36 AM.
 
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.

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
 
Softball
Game Dates:
The championship game will take place at 4:00 pm on 5/31 at Nationals Academy

Please contact Coach Spann for more details.
 
Winners Lacrosse:
Monday: Girls Practice, 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Tuesday: Boys Practice, 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Wednesday: Girls & Boys Practice, 6 - 7:30 
Thursday: Winners LAX
Student & Parent Information
 
New: Yearbooks for Sale 
Yearbooks will be on sale in the Welcome Center after school for $35. Supplies are limited so act fast! Students may pay with cash, check, or money order made out to Alice Deal Middle School.
 
New: Girl Up
Girl Up will host an Open House Meeting on Monday, June 5th for any 6th and 7th graders who are interested in finding out more about our club. The interest meeting will be a chance to learn more about what we do, our goals for next year, and the topics we discuss in the hopes that you might join us next year! Snacks and beverages will be provided! We hope to see new faces there! The interest meeting will be held in Ms. Huber's room, E307, from 3:30 - 4:30pm.
 
New: School Supplies Needed
Imagine going to school in a small village of Ukraine. We need your help... they need your help. As part of their community project, two Team Kigali students are collecting school supplies for a K-5 school in a small village outside Kyiv, Ukraine. 
 
What do these children need?  They need pencils and pens, lined paper, spiral bound notebooks, colored pencils, and small basic calculators. Please consider making a donation. A donation box will be placed near the Welcome Center as well as on the 3rd floor in Ms. Smith's room (W307).
 
New: #DealGivesBack Homeless Outreach - We need your help!
On January 25, 2017, there were 7,473 people in DC experiencing homelessness, of which 897 were unsheltered. 9% of those individuals are veterans who have served in our U.S. armed services.
 
This Memorial Day weekend, please keep these folks in mind by contributing items to our #DealGivesBack Homeless Outreach collection. We are collecting travel-sized sunscreen, deodorant, lip balm, soft cereal bars, and pocket tissue packages. We have not YET collected that much supplies, and need enough to create 50 care packages that a group of 6th grade students will deliver directly to the local homeless community.
 
Supplies can be brought directly to Mr. Martini (W104) or your child's homeroom teacher.
New: Congratulations Essay Contest Winners 
 
Congratulations to the Essay Contest winners. We are so proud of the 6 winners/honorable mentions from Deal. Great Job Nathaniel Wiegmann, Linnea Leijon, Tessa Furlow, Camelia Terreza, Amaia Noursi, and Alexandra Webber. 
 
New:  Congratulations Cheerleaders
 
Congratulations to the Alice Deal Cheerleaders for winning the School Champion Challenge for the Intermediate Junior High School Division! What a great way to end the season! Go Vikings! 
 
Parkour Clinic
One June 8th   , DCPS Health and PE Team and American Parkour will host the inaugural Parkour Jam event at Deal Middle School. All students who learned Parkour skills in their physical education course are invited to join expert American Parkour Trainers in an open-session to practice skills and refine technique. The event will run from 4:00 - 6:00 pm in the Deal gym. Contact Miriam Kenyon ( miriam.kenyon@dc.gov ), Director of Health and Physical Education, with any questions.
 
STAMP World Language Testing
8th graders in world language classes will take the STAMP exam beginning on May 30th. The STAMP exam is an internationally-recognized online test administered to assesses language proficiency in Arabic, Mandarin Chinese, French, Italian, or Spanish across four language skills: listening, reading, speaking and writing. The test will take approximately 4 class periods and the results will be used to help students decide on their correct placement for high school world language courses and to set proficiency goals for themselves as they continue to study the language. Students can prepare by working hard in their language classes every day. If you want to see sample questions visit the STAMP4s test website 
and view the STAMP practice test.
 
ADMS Student News - Episode 3 
Join 6th grade anchor Dante Chinni as he reports on two very special events at Deal - the Newseum Field Trip and 6th grade Spirit Week! Be sure to check out this latest episode at bit.ly/ADMSnews 
 
DCPS Summer Learning 2017
Summer Learning 2017 is open to all current Kindergarten through 8th grade students (rising 1st through 9th grade students) and takes place from June 26th - July 28th. Students at Deal will attend Brightwood EC for Summer Learning. Registration for Summer Learning is open online. More information, including summer course descriptions, can be found at this link and flyer. Information on all DCPS summer programs can be found at dcps.dc.gov/summer. 
 
Edline
If you need support with your Edline account or have questions about the system, please email DealEdline@gmail.com
 
Follow Us on Twitter! 
Be sure to follow @DealVikings on Twitter for a glimpse in to the daily life of Deal students and all the latest news. Don't forget to tag us when you mention your favorite Deal moments! 
       
6th Grade Corner
 


6th Grade Musical Schedule
Tuesday 5/30 until 6:00 pm
Run show with costumes and lights and sets,  any last minute fixes
ALL CAST 

Wednesday 5/31 until 6:00 pm
Run show with sound and sets, any last minute fixes
ALL CAST 

Thursday 6/1 until 6:30 (or whenever we finish)
DRESS REHEARSAL Run show with all tech and costumes
ALL CAST 
 
6/2 Friday 5:15 call for all cast and crew
6:30 curtain
(please eat BEFORE you arrive)  
 
6/3 Saturday
3:45 call for all cast  and crew
5:00 curtain

6/7 Wednesday (Deal Gives Back Day)
Details TBA

HOMEgirls Homework Club
Does your daughter, niece, or granddaughter need help catching up on past assignments? Does she have an NTI or two in Edline? Or, is she in need of a quiet, supportive place to complete the day's homework assignments? If so, the HOMEgirls Homework Club is the place for her! Girls will work on current and missing assignments, and receive organizational strategies and study tips! HOMEgirls will meet in Room C116 every Monday and Wednesday from 3:30 - 4:30 pm.

6th Grade Team Meetings
Douala - Monday
Nassau - Wednesday
Colombo - Wednesday
Marrakesh - Monday 
 
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
 
If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to use the 7th grade staff contact information below.

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: 8th Grade Field Trip 
8th Grade History field trip for Civil War DC will take place on the following day for each team:
  • Tuesday (5/30), Team Accra
  • Wednesday (5/31), Team Oslo
  • Thursday (6/1), Team Johannesburg
  • Friday (6/2), Team Kigali
Students should arrive to school no later than 8:45 am and report to their homeroom for attendance. Students will depart from homeroomes for our visits to Lincoln Cottage, Cedar Hill, and the African American Civil War Memorial. Students need to bring a pencil, a lunch, good walking shoes, and dress for the weather. It is recommended that students bring a refillable water bottle and keep everything together in a string back pack.  We will return between 3:00 pm and 3:15 pm. Phones are not allowed on this trip and should remain at home or in lockers for the day. All adults will have a cell phone on the in case of an emergency. No spending money is needed for this trip. Students have the Passport questions as one of our trip's activities in their activity packet for the day on Tuesday. We will make sure that each group takes a group photo at each site for Passport photos. They will be uploaded to Edline on the History teacher's Edline page.

New: 8th Grade Promotion Dates
We're in for a busy couple weeks! Please mark your calendars with the following important dates:
  • June 1st & 2nd - 8th graders work on Community Project presentations, students must be done with projects
  • June 2nd - Deadline for students to submit a note requesting a "walking pass" for June 12th
  • June 8th - Deal Give Back, 8th grade students will present their Community Projects
  • June 9th - 8th Grade Kings Dominion Trip
  • June 12th - Promotion practice (AM), Deal Day (PM), 8th grade dance
  • June 13th - Promotion
New: Community Project Survey Link
As part of their community project, two 8th grade students are raising awareness about homophobia in our community. To help, please consider taking this anonymous survey to share your experience: http://tinyurl.com/dealsurvey2017

New: 8th Grade Parent Meeting
The counseling and student support departments will host a special 8th grade parent meeting on Thursday, June 1st from 6:30 - 7:30 pm for parents of students with IEP, 504, or ELL support. We will have representatives from Wilson on hand to answer questions you have about the transition to high school    
 
New: Walking Passes for Early Dismissal on June 12th
Our 8th grade dance will take place the evening of June 12th and many 8th grade students traditionally ask to leave early to get ready for the big event. Students are not required to leave early this day, but if they do need to leave early, they must either be picked up by a relative at least 18 years old or have a "walking pass".  Here are the (strict) guidelines for walking passes: 
  • Send in a handwritten note asking that your child be permitted to leave at 12:30 pm on June 12th. The note must include:
    • Your student's name
    • Your name and signature
    • Date and time of departure
    • A phone number where we can confirm permission
  • Your students must turn in the note to their homeroom teacher no later than 3:30 pm on Friday, June 2nd. As the Welcome Center will make confirmation phone calls, this deadline is firm.
  • Students will receive their "walking pass" and dance ticket from their homeroom teachers at 12:30 pm on Monday, June 12th.
Important notes:
  • Students must attend school the morning of June 12th to receive their tickets for the dance.
  • Students must be 14 years old on or before June 12th to receive a "walking pass". Younger students must be signed out by an adult if they wish to leave early. As we will need to confirm a large number of passes, teachers will not accept walking pass requests after the June 2nd deadline.
Please reach out to the team with any questions or concerns.
 
New: 8th Grade Dance Help
Attention 8th grade parents: We need your help to make our 8th grade dance a safe, fun, successful evening! Parent volunteers are needed at the following times on June 12th:
  • Set-up: 12:45 - 6:00 pm
  • Chaperone: 7:00 - 10:00 pm
  • Clean-up: 9:00pm until the end of the dance
Please email michael.haller@dc.gov if you are available to help for any part of the fun!  
 
 
New: Community Project Updates
What's happening?
Now that students have completed PARCC, we will resume our community project meetings. At this point all students should have completed the following:
  • the action component of service 
  • at least 3 process journals documenting their work during the month of May (may take the form of bullet points, meeting notes, reflection on skills used during this process, photos, etc.)
What's next? 
On Thursday, June 1st and Friday, June 2nd,  students will begin working on their presentations in their community project groups. They will be provided with a template and the accompanying IB rubrics. Supervisors will also meet with students on Thursday, June 1. Students will present on Wednesday, June 7 as their Deal Gives Back culminating activity. Templates for the presentation PowerPoint can be found on team teachers' Edline.

What's needed?  
Many students are asking about the 15 hour requirement. The community project should take 15 hours from beginning to end, and since we started in January, everyone will meet the time requirement. Students do not have to do 15 hours of service, nor do they need to log their time in any way. They simply need to complete their service and document it. 

We're nearly to the finish line. If you have questions or concerns, please reach out to me at  Alana.Brown@dc.gov
   
Wilson Registration
Students have signed up for next year's classes. If your child has not done so, please have him/her come see Ms.Travers or Mrs.Humphrey. Students were given a copy of the course selection form, with the classes they selected. If you did not get the copy or would like to see the courses that your child selected please email Mrs. Humphrey and a copy will be sent to you.

Requesting a Transcript 
Many high school applications will ask for a transcript or school records. Requests should be sent to Ms. Humphrey ( Eunice.Humphrey@dc.gov) in writing at least two weeks prior to the submission deadline. If your student applies to

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

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

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

Ms. Travers - Counselor
Johnet.Travers@dc.gov

Mr. Rottman - Assistant Principal
Patrick.Rottman@dc.gov
This Week at Deal
 
Tues - Friday: iReady Testing 
Students will take their end-of-year iReady assessment in math classes this week. Students are encouraged to try their best and use this opportunity to show off how much the learned this year!

Tues - Friday: 8th Grade Field Trip 
8th Grade History field trip for Civil War DC will take place on the following day for each team:
  • Tuesday (5/30), Team Accra
  • Wednesday (5/31), Team Oslo
  • Thursday (6/1), Team Johannesburg
  • Friday (6/2), Team Kigali
Thursday: 8th Grade Parent Meeting
The counseling and student support departments will host a special 8th grade parent meeting on Thursday, June 1st from 6:30 - 7:30 pm for parents of students with IEP, 504, or ELL support. We will have representatives from Wilson on hand to answer questions you have about the transition to high school .

Thurs - Friday: Thursday Bell 
To prepare for Deal Gives Back and the 8th grade Community Project presentations, Deal will have a "Thursday Bell" on June 1st and June 2nd this week. 

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
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
Speech
Martis
Students will practice their public speaking skills and work towards practicing for competitions.
M
3:30 - 4:30
W106
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
Today, Tomorrow and Monday!
Stroud
A group of seventh graders have requested an opportunity to explore current events and how they impact upon a middle schooler's today and tomorrow!  Of course, in line with the club's name, will meet on Monday at 3:30 in room W206
M
3:30-4:30
W206
Student Librarians
Redekopp
Working in the media center.
T
3:30 - 4:30
Media Center
M indful Art
White
Students who are interested in a relaxing environment where they can craft their way to calm should check out this after school activity which focuses on the practice of mindfulness through art and creativity. 
T
3:30-
4:15
C117
Debate
Stroud
Students will practice their public speaking skills and work towards practicing for competitions.
T 3:30-4:30
W206
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
Ell Homework Club Hasan/Thomas
Homework Assistance, guidance
T
3:30-4:30
CG06
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
(Items in this section are not sponsored by Deal)

Do you have a community event or organization you would like to see included in the weekly bulletin? Please contact dealbulletin@gmail.comwith submission requests.

DCIAA Middle School Lacrosse Clinic Grades 4-8
Tuesday May 30th  4-6pm @ Spingarn HS
Bus will leave Deal at 3pm
Send an email to Neal.downing@dc.gov to reserve your spot.

Wilson Field Hockey 
Rising 9th grade girls y
ou are invited to a pre-summer meeting about Wilson Field Hockey, on  Wednesday, May 31 , from  5:30-6:30 pm  in the Wilson atrium.  You will meet coaches and players, hear about the schedule, uniform and equipment requirements, summer camps, required conditioning, and tryouts. Each year we have taken a few beginning players on the team, but their experience is so much better when they have prepared as much as possible over the summer. 
 
Please contact Head Coach Sarah Whitener at mdwhitener@aol.com if you have any interest in the team or have questions. Hope to see you there!


Celtic Soccer Academy 2017
Celtic Soccer Academy 2017 is a soccer camp featuring the youth academy coaches from the world famous Celtic Football Club (Glasgow, Scotland).  The soccer camp is open to boys and girls 7-18 years of age of all ability.  The camp will be conducted at Woodrow Wilson High School.   Proceeds from the camp will go towards the Wilson soccer program.  

The first 25 registered campers will receive an official Celtic FC Camp ball and New Balance sack pack.  A $35.00 value.

Parents can register at the  www.dcpda.com website or call  202-280-2080
 
Howard University Youth Basketball Camp
The Kevin Nickelberry Youth Basketball Camp Jul 31 -Aug 4 at Howard University. Space is Limited. Please see the attached brochure for more details.  
 
Opportunity To Participate in an ADHD Study 
If you have a child who has been diagnosed with ADHD, please consider joining a study that is investigating a dietary intervention that may alleviate symptoms without medication.
 
This study requires 2 months of participation - the first month will be completed mostly at home and the second month will involve visits to our lab. Gift cards will be given to both parents and children! 
 
If interested, please contact us: 
The Nutritional Neuroscience Lab 

Expert Middle and High School Tutors Available
Course content tutoring, academic skill development, standardized exam and admission coaching, and educational planning services

Serving NWDC, Bethesda, and Silver Spring
Summer 2017 slots available

Our services cover one-on-one tutoring and summer skills. Areas include reading and writing across the curriculum, pre-algebra through AP calculus, and ISEE, SSAT, ACT, SAT, and GRE preps. Also, we assist with college and university selection, and with drafting and polishing the Common Application and supplementary essays for admission.
We are two established tutors who hold advanced degrees in linguistics, social sciences, math education, and computer systems. Together, we count decades of experience with students in grades 5-12 + community college and college, Common Core, AP, and IB curricula, and high school and college admission.
Our motivated students attend high performing public schools, as well as Georgetown Day School, National Cathedral School, Sidwell Friends School, St. John's College High School, Washington International School, and Washington Waldorf School.
Recent scores rose 30-40/100 points on the ISEE, SSAT, and similar middle and high school assessments. Recent college admissions include Cal, as well as Cornell, Johns Hopkins, McGill, and Stanford Universities; 2017 applications included liberal arts and test optional colleges with attention to merit aid.
Please contact Maggie Ronkin ( maggie.ronkin@gmail.com/202-316-2263)  for more information and scheduling availability.

DC Stoddert Soccer Travel Program Try-Outs: 
Is your child a talented soccer player who wants to excel to the next level? DC Stoddert Soccer's Travel Program targets youth players with above average skills and a strong drive to develop their technical and tactical abilities as well as foster a deeper love for the soccer. Travel players receive guided practice and coaching instruction from professional, nationally-licensed coaches, some of whom are also college soccer coaches. Partnerships with hometown professional teams-DC United and the Washington Spirit-further increase opportunities for training and exposure to soccer at the highest levels. DC Stoddert has full and partial fee waivers available for players with financial need.
 
Summer Opportunity for Community Service and Leadership Growth
Spark the Wave is an organization that encourages young people to become leaders within their communities. Wave Week is a Service Leadership Institute for youth which takes place in the summer. Wave Week offers an intensive program of leadership development, community service, team building activities and fun. During this week, participants will plan their own community service projects and gain the leadership skills necessary to implement these projects. Both residential and commuter options are available at Georgetown University and at Villanova University. This summer program is open to students in grades 6-11. For more information or to register please visit www.sparkthewave.org/register. 
 
Opportunities for Tweens and Teens at the Camp @ Cleveland Park
The Camp @ Cleveland Park Club offers weekly sessions from June 19 to August 11 for campers ages 4.5-10, counselors-in-training ages 11-12, and counselors ages 13+. Fun and educational projects vary with weekly themes and a portion of each day includes free swim in the Club's outdoor pool. Counselors-in-training (CIT's) experience the fun of summer camp while also taking on new responsibilities. CIT's are mentored by teenage counselors and adult staff, learning team cooperation, responsibility and motivation. For young teens, counselor positions are available week-to-week and entail more training and responsibility.
 
Summer Youth Sailing with DC Sail
DC Sail offers youth racing programs in the spring and fall for high school and middle school students from the DC area. Students do not need prior sailing experience to participate as learning is part of the fun! Scholarships are available for families with a demonstrated need.
Click here for more information and to sign up for the spring season.
 
Kids Elite Sports Summer Camp 
It's that time again to be thinking about camp even though the weather is freezing!  Kids Elite Sports Summer Camp is a multi-style camp that takes place at Wilson High School.  The camp was created by Wilson Track Coach, Desmond Dunham, who is a warm, friendly, thoughtful educator who gets kids and knows how to engage and motivate them. A total of 8, 1 week sessions are offered starting June 19th and ending August 11th.  More information can be found at  www.kidselitesports.org