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: 

Welcome to a new calendar year and the continuation of the current school year! 2017 promises to be much like 2016 - around 365 days long, some ups and downs, good days and bad, and all of us a little older and wiser when the New Year rolls around again. That said, a focus on the new year gives us a chance to reflect and recommit to goals old and new. For our students, goal-setting in January comes a bit late to support their growth in the fall, but maybe we can still make some good out of the opportunity.

What has proven successful to many is to set a single, achievable, measurable goal - and to put one's efforts towards that with single-mindedness. Avoid the broad goals that tend to have failure built in: I will change my personality, I will exercise every day for the whole year, I will go from getting Cs in all my classes to getting As in all my classes. These goals tend to confirm that we are struggling about something and don't have a great way to get through it.

When students ask me, I tell them to set a straightforward goal - just one. For example, if they are getting Cs in many classes, I ask them which is their favorite class and figure out why they are not doing well there. Then we set a goal that they can do right away - turn in all their homework for the next month in that class, move their grade from a C to a B, or redo summative assessments when offered - in that class. My belief is that once they believe that they can be agents of something successful for themselves, then they can build on that accomplishment and pick another, achievable goal. In my mind, the goal should be just out of their current reach but well within their capacity. Read 10 minutes more a night for three weeks, before you turn in anything re-read what you wrote, or even something as simple but critical as having a good breakfast/lunch every day for a week and then discussing with your family the physical and emotional effects. 

This first week back is short (only four days) and a great time for families and students to get back into the habits that served them well before the Winter Break. There are eleven school days before the end of the 2nd advisory. If there are any winter "events" the time will be shortened even more. So take the time each day this week to check in with your students, to see how they are reacting to being back in school, to get a sense of their academic progress, and remind them of how strong they finished up in December. This will be time well spent.

I close by reminding our 8th grade families that my teachers are working hard on recommendations and letters for your children. Please make sure that you give whomever you ask (counselor, Mr. Rottman, classroom teachers) enough notice and time for that ever-so-critical piece for the application. While not everyone wants to submit applications for 9th grade placements around the area, enough Deal Vikings do that the pressure on those 8th grade (and some 7th grade teachers) is pretty intense. Be sure to thank them when they are done!

Welcome back, take care, and keep in touch.

James Albright ( james.albright@dc.gov)
Update from the Alice Deal Community Association  (ADCA)
 
 
Happy New Year! 

We hope everyone had a wonderful Winter Break and are ready for 2017.  Thank you for your support last year!  

 
On behalf of the Alice Deal Community Association, we invite you to attend the 2017 Alice Deal Mardi Gras on Saturday, February 25th at Alice Deal Middle School. The event will be from 6:30 - 10:30 pm and ticket prices will be $35 in advance and $50 at the door.   Click here for tickets and more information .
 
Last year, as a result of your efforts, we raised over $50,000 from the auction. We hope to do even better this year! Your contribution will go towards providing unprecedented support to our educators through technology enhancements, more books for the library, student team-building trips, international travel scholarships, teaching materials, essential professional development, and much more.
 
What we need from you: We ask for your support in collecting and contributing items to be auctioned throughout the evening. Our auction donation categories are as follows:
  • Dining
  • Vacations
  • Parent Parties and Gatherings
  • Kid/ Teen Activities
  • Health & Beauty
  • DC Insider Experiences 
Items can be dropped off, along with the donation form , at the front desk of the school.  A committee member will pick up the donation items and email you an acknowledgment.  You may also email the form to us at dealgala2017@gmail.com .   Thank you in advance for your enthusiasm and support!  
 

Important Upcoming Dates
 
Mark your calendar for these upcoming ADCA and community events: 
   
*    January 18th: ADCA General Meeting 6:30 - 8:00 pm
*    February 25th: Annual Deal Auction Fundraiser Gala
 
As always, please contact Lori at ADCAPresident@gmail.com if you have any questions or concerns.
 
Thanks, 
The ADCA Board

Week of 
January 2, 2017
 Bell Schedule
 
 
Monday - No School 
Tuesday - Bell I
Wednesday - Bell I
Thursday - Thursday Bell
Friday - Bell I    
Upcoming Dates


 January 2
NO School Winter Break

January 3
School Resumes 
Team Leaders (all), 3:30 pm

January 5
New to Deal, 3:30 pm

January 6
Deal Tour, 9 am

January 7
Saturday Academy

January 11
ADCA Executive Board Meeting

January 12
WTU Meeting, 3:30 pm

January 13
LSAT, 7:30 am
Deal Play, 6:30 pm

January 14
Saturday STARS,  9 - noon

January 16
Martin Luther King, Jr Holiday
No School for Students and Staff

January 17
Team Leaders, (grade level), 3:30 pm 

January 18
ADCA Meeting, 6:30 pm

January 19 
Records Day 
No School for Students

January 20
Inauguration Day 
No School for Students and Staff

January 24
Principal's Coffee, 9 am
WTU Meeting

January 26
Faculty Meeting, 3:30 pm

January 27
Term 2 Marks due

January 28
Open House, 10 am - 1 pm

January 30
8th Grade NPG/SAAM Field Trip

January 31
8th Grade NPG/SAAM Field Trip 

February 1
8th Grade NPG/SAAM Field Trip

February 2
8th Grade NPG/SAAM Field Trip
NTD Meeting, 3:30
World Language Trip Meeting, 6:30 pm

February 3
Term 2 Report Cards Distributed
LSAT Meeting, 7:30 am
Chinese New Year! Xinian, Noon -3 pm

February 6
Math & Leap Seminar, 3:30 - 4:45 pm

February 8
ADMS Science Fair

February 9
WTU Meeting, 3:30
Speech and Debate Tournament, 3:30 pm

February 10
Deal Tour, 9 am

February 11
Saturday STARS, 9 am - noon
Robotics Championships, 8 am - 4 pm

February 16
7th Grade Fieldtrip, Gala Hispanic Theatre
Faculty Meeting, 3:30 pm

February 17
No School for Students
PD Day for Staff

February 18
ADCA Meeting, 3:30 pm

February 20
Presidents Day
No School for Staff and Students

February 21
Team Leaders (grade level)
NAEP Testing 

February 23
ALT, 3:30

February 24
Term 3 Midpoint
Progress Reports Distributed
Deal Tour 9 am

February 25
Saturday Academy, 9 am - noon
Saturday STARS, 9 am - noon
Deal Gala, 6:30 - 10:30 pm

February 28
Principal's Coffee, 9 am
WTU Meeting, 3:30 pm


A Midsummer Night's Dream 
Rehearsal Schedule 

All scenes are off book this week!

Tuesday, January 3rd
3:30 - 6:00 pm
Act 2.2
ALL Fairies, Titania, Oberon, Puck, Hermia, Lysander, Demetrius

Act 3.2
Oberon, Puck, Hermia, Lysander, Helena, Demetrius

Wednesday, January 4th
3:30 - 5:15 pm
Act 5.1
Full Company

Thursday, January 5th
3:30 - 5:15 pm
Act 1.1 - 2.2

Friday, January 6th
3:30 - 5:15 pm
Act 3.1 - 4.1
Quince, Snug, Snout, Starveling, Bottom, Titania, Oberon, Moth, Cobweb, Mus tardseed, Peaseblossom, Puck, Oberon, Lysander, Demetrius, Helena, Hermia, Theseus, Egeus, Hippolyta, Philostrate 

Saturday, January 7th
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Full Company - Tech

Sunday, January 8th
11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Full Company - Tech

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.

Key Dates
January 6th: Final registration deadline for all trips
February 2nd: Trip meeting @ 6:30 pm
February 3rd: All travel documents required submitted to trip sponsors
March 30th: Trip meeting @ 6:30 pm  

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

Guatemala
(This service trip is only available to Spanish Humanities students)
Sponsor: Nataly Diaz
nataly.diaz@dc.gov
Trip Site

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.

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. Rottman or 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

Please continue to send non-perishable items for our Food Drive Competition. Our goal is for each homeroom to collect at least 125 items. Items will be donated to food pantries local to DC and Northern Virginia after the Thanksgiving holiday, a time when most food pantries are running low.

The following items are most wanted:
  • Peanut butter
  • Canned or dry beans
  • Canned vegetables (low sodium or no salt added)
  • Brown and white rice, pasta, macaroni and cheese
  • Hot and cold cereal
  • Canned tuna, salmon, or chicken
  • Canned fruits
  • 100% juices
  • Healthy snacks like raisin, granola bars 
For more information please contact Mr. Otterstatter ( Robert.Otterstatter@dc.gov) orAlana Brown ( Alana.Brown@dc.gov). 

  
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.
Student & Parent Information
 
 
New: Congratulation Lady Vikings
The Alice Deal DCIAA Middle School Volleyball City Champions are  invited to attend the George Washington men's basketball game vs Richmond to be recognized as the DCPS middle school city champions. The game will be held on  Sunday, January 8th at the  Charles E. Smith Center ( 600 22nd Street NW)  from  noon - 2:00 pm.  Tickets are free for the volleyball team members, manager, and coaches.  Transportation will be provided by the DCPS Athletic Department. Please see Coach Spann with questions.

New: Volunteers Needed
8th Grade Individual and Societies teachers are still looking for volunteers for our class We the People Congressional Mock Hearings on  January 11th and January 12th . A commitment from volunteers for the full day ( 8:15 am - 3:30 pm ) is required, but volunteers do not need to do both days. Ideally, we look for teams of three or four judges per day per team. If you are able and interested, please reach out to your child's 8th grade I&S teacher or email Amy Trenkle at  amy.trenkle@dc.gov . Thank you to all who have already volunteered. You will receive an email with more instructions by  January 6th .
 
New: National Junior Honor Society
The National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) is an opportunity for middle school students to be recognized for their excellence in scholarship, service to community, and character. Students must be in the 7th or 8th Grade and meet the following criteria to be eligible for induction into the Deal Chapter of NJHS:
  • Maintain A's or B's in all classes through the 3rd Advisory
  • Complete 10 hours of community service
If you have any questions about NJHS Eligibility, please reach out to Mark LaLonde (mark.lalonde@dc.gov) or Eunice Humphrey (eunice.humphrey@dc.gov).
 
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 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



Executive Skills Supports
Some common issue facing many 7th Graders can be described as students being disorganized, forgetful, distracted, or careless. According to Peg Dawson and Richard Guare in their article "Executive Skills: The Hidden Curriculum," students who demonstrate these behaviors lack executive skills: the ability to get organized, execute tasks, and take an idea from start to finish. Dawson and Guare describe the following executive skills as essential to student success in school and life:
  • Response Inhibition - thinking before acting;
  • Working Memory - holding information in mind while performing complex tasks;
  • Emotional Control - managing emotions to     complete tasks or control behavior;
  • Sustained Attention - staying focused despite   distractions, boredom, or fatigue;
  • Task Initiation - beginning tasks without undue procrastination;
  • Planning and Prioritization - creating a roadmap to reach a goal and making decisions about what's important;
  • Organization - creating and maintaining systems to keep track of information or materials;
  • Time Management - estimating how much time one has, what's important, how to allocate time, and how to meet deadlines;
  • Goal-directed persistence - having a goal, following through to completion, and not getting sidetracked;
  • Adaptability - being able to revise plans in the face of obstacles, setbacks, new information, or mistakes;
  • Metacognition - being able to step back and ask, "How am I doing?"
Throughout adolescence these skills develop slowly and unevenly. However, the middle school years mark a key developmental stage to support your children with the development of these skills. If you notice that your child is struggling in one of these areas of Executive Skill, please consider some of the following suggestions to support their development at home.
  • Structure, Routines and Organizational Schemes: Making tasks shorter; making the steps more explicit; building in variety and choice; and providing more prompts, reminders, and supervision.
  • Goal Setting: If you notice an Executive Skill weakness, set a goal with your child and develop steps to support them meeting the goal. Monitor their progress and provide them with feedback and encouragement.
  • Praise/Incentives: Provide your child with specific praise or incentives for meeting goals and demonstrating growth in a targeted skill. 
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: National History Day Tutorial Sessions
Any 8th grader interested in learning more about the NHD  Website category is invited to attend an after school tutorial session on  Friday, January 6th
from  3:30 - 4:20 pm in E205. Please bring your NHD rule book and questions. We will go over the NHD requirements for the website category, examples, and what to consider for creating a successful NHD Website. Students  are encouraged to come with their group members if working in a group, however, it is not required. Students may attend more than one session if they are considering multiple categories and trying to decide which to adopt.

Looking ahead:

Tuesday, January 10th:  Documentary
Thursday, January 12th:  Performance
Friday, January 13th:  Exhibit
Tuesday, January 17th:  Paper

All tutorials are held in E205 from  3:30 - 4:20 pm. Questions?  Contact Ms. Trenkle at amy.trenkle@dc.gov.

High School Applications 
Eighth grade students applying to high schools will likely need transcripts and letters of recommendation from teachers, counselors, and admin at Deal. Here are a few tips to ensure the process goes smoothly for students and staff:

Requesting a Transcript 
Many 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
 
Requesting Recommendations
Who - Start by thinking about the best teachers to attest to your strengths and positive attributes. Some schools require specific subject teachers to write the recommendation; be aware of this before you ask.

Prepare - Gather all recommendation forms and fill out all pertinent information. Prepare an addressed and stamped envelope for each requested recommendation for. All recommendations will be placed in the mail by the individual teacher or by your counselor.

Ask - Ask the individual if they would be willing to write your recommendation. Tell them when it needs to be completed and mailed in. It is also a good practice to send a follow-up email to the teacher thanking them for taking the time to do this for you. This email will help you keep track of who is submitting recommendations for you and also help with follow-up.

Grow - Use the experience of asking for a letter of recommendation to help you grow your communication skills.  This will come in handy when advocating for yourself in high school. 

Common Application
The Common Application for specialized DCPS High Schools opened on December 12th.  The Common Application is used to apply to all DCPS Selective High Schools. These schools are Benjamin Banneker, School Without Walls, McKinley Technology, Phelps ACE, Columbia Heights Education Campus, and Duke Ellington School of the Arts.

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.  
 
High School Open House Dates
High school visits are an awesome opportunity to learn about your options for next year and an excused absence for 8th grade students. Take advantage of these open houses to find your p erfect match!

Wilson HS
Friday, January 13th from 9:00 - 11:00 am
The Wilson Open House is for prospective parents who are interested in learning more information about the school's academic program.  Any student who wishes to attend must be accompanied by a parent. 

Mckinley Tech 
Wednesday, January 25th at 6:00 pm
Register here:  http://bit.ly/TechOpenHouse

Phelps ACE High School
Saturday, January 9th from 10:00 am - noon
Thursday, January 21st from 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Saturday, January 30th from 10:00 am - noon

Duke Ellington School of the Arts
Saturday, January 7th from 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

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
 
Wednesday: Model UN
Model UN will meet on  Wednesday, January 4th  to talk about how to best do research for Model UN using the internet. We will also introduce our next mini sim topic, select countries, and prep for our January conferences: GARMUN and BUAMUN!


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

Mandatory Athletics Forms
Students must submit all necessary forms before they can try out, practice, or play with any Deal team. Please submit all completed forms to your athlete's coach or Coach Downing:
If, for any other reason, you are unable to register your child on rankonesport, you can do one of the following: 1. download and print the required forms from the rankone website, 2. pick up hard copies from the Welcome Center at Deal, or 3. print them from  alicedeal.org (student life > athletics).

Cheer:
Thursday: Practice, 3:30 - 6:00 pm
   
Swimming:
Tuesday: Practice @ Wilson HS 4:30 - 5:30 pm

Basketball:
Tuesday
Boys 6th Grade Basketball Practice 3:30 - 5:00 pm 
Girls 7/8th Grade Basketball Practice 3:30 - 5:00 pm
Boys 7/8th Grade Basketball Study hall and Practice 3:30 - 6:00 pm 
 
Wednesday
7/8th grade Boys & Girls Game @ Sidwell 2:30 pm (Leave Deal at 1:30 pm)
6th Grade Girls Basketball Practice 3:30 - 5:00 pm
 
Thursday
6th Grade Girls Basketball Game @ Francis-SWW 4:45 pm
7/8th Grade Girls vs Eliot-Hine @ Deal 4:45 pm
7/8th Grade Boys vs Eliot-Hine @ Deal 6:00 pm
 
Friday
6th Grade Boys and Girls Basketball Practice 3:30 - 5:00 pm
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
 

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DC Youth Orchestra Program Spring Registration is Open!!
DCYOP offers beginner through advanced group lessons and ensemble training on all orchestral instruments for students ages 4 ½ 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  www.dcyop.org.

DEAL JUNIOR SQUASH 2016-17
COACH: CONNIE BARNES
Chevy Chase Athletic Club 5454 Wisconsin Ave Chevy Chase
Deal Squash Team requires 6 more participants for winter. Did you know that Wilson HS has a terrific Squash team and that they play in the HS squash league? DEAL also plays in the Middle school league against schools including Pyle, Westland, Wakefield and others. No experience required but being athletic with good hand eye coordination is helpful. Scholarships available.
 
The program will emphasize squash techniques and strategies, fitness, and sportsmanship.
 
Contact - Coach Barnes: (301) 807-9905  conniesquash@gmail.com