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: 

A critical part of building a sense of community in one as extensive as Deal is to provide a wide range of smaller activities. These allow students and families to connect around their interests and to build smaller communities that reinforce the broader purpose of education. Grade levels and teams provide this community at two places, but these are insufficient for some. To complement these forms of community, Deal provides a significant number of clubs and activities, almost always open to all students. Students are free to build their own communities through this avenue. In addition, we provide a series of opportunities throughout the year that are intended to provide students yet another way of connecting with peers and teachers. 

Near the bottom of this week's bulletin is our initial list of clubs and activities for the year. Many of them will start this coming week with introductions, some will start in a week or so; others are more seasonal. These characteristics are noted in the table below. Students should feel free to stay after on any day in which there is a club they want to attend; students can attend for one or more sessions (or never go back!). The clubs and activities are for them. We will continue to add more activities and refine the list in weeks to come. Additionally, the absence of a club or activity might mean that no teacher wanted to lead that activity for the year or that it is still being organized. Feel free to check in to find out more. In general, clubs will not be cancelled unless there is a sponsor emergency or the weather doesn't permit the club to take place. We will work to keep these minimal, but if the club is cancelled it will be announced to the students during the day and they are free to call and let you know about this. 

There are two IB Learner Profile words that always come to mind when looking at the very extensive list of clubs and activities: balanced and risk-taker. Encourage your child to try something every semester, to find a way to participate. There is a lot going on here and it is for them. They might look for something to stretch themselves - yoga? fencing? - or they might try something that makes them connect with old friends - Magic, Pokemon? Either way, students should feel that being involved in a club is an opportunity and a privilege, but not a chore. Balance is also critical - students can't do every club on this list. Some of their interests might conflict on a Monday or with another activity they are doing outside of school. This is pretty common and perfectly okay. We don't all get to do everything we want - sometimes we have to make choices. What we want to avoid is student involvement in activities reflecting the sometimes high-pressure world they live in. It is also okay for a student to just want to concentrate on school work or spend time with their siblings and therefore not joining a club. Don't worry, they will still get in to Howard or Harvard whether or not they join the Do-It-Yourself Club. Clubs provide a balance, but also need to be balanced themselves.

Special thanks for this impressive list goes out to our teachers and faculty who are the individuals who are providing these opportunities for your children. As a school, we believe that the availability of these clubs and activities is important for their development and growth; our faculty is making sure that these take place every week so that the opportunity exists. Without them, we wouldn't have this amazing array of opportunities.

On another note, I want to thank the hundreds of you who came to our two 6th grade parent workshops this past week. Our job is to provide you with timely information about your child's progress and to do that you need to know what we are doing and how it relates to your child. Kudos to the many staff as well that gave up one or two evenings to share what they know with you. It really takes all of us to make this work.

There are two community activities at the end of the week: our first ever Grandparents Day on Friday from 2 to 4 and our popular 8th grade barbeque on Saturday. These are chances to meet staff, meet other parents and guardians, and in general have a good time. I hope that you will take advantage of these as you see fit - they are sure to be wonderful.

Take care,

James Albright ( james.albright@dc.gov)

NB. My Director of School Logistics (DSL) Ms. Brandt and I met on Friday with representatives from WMATA and DDOT - the two organizations with the most impact on how our students get to and from home. WMATA has agreed to assess crowding on the D31 route - particularly in the afternoon - and to explore some other ways to increase the usefulness of the service. With DDOT, we are going to focus on Safe Passages and the intersection of Fort Drive, Nebraska, and Davenport. Much more was discussed and will be shared as we work further on the issue of student safety. One thing remains important as well: there have been several accidents at the entrance to Fort Drive; please exercise tremendous caution and patience when dropping off or picking up your student. Their safety really depends on it.
Alice Deal Community Association (ADCA)
 

Deal parents,
 
With the second week complete, we hope your child is settling into the school rhythm!  The ADCA appreciates your support. Many parents have contributed both financially and by volunteering. We again thank you for your support by doing one or both!  If you have not already, please go here to contribute to the ADCA and here to volunteer for the ADCA See you back after Labor Day!  
We Need Volunteers
 
Thank you to all who already generously volunteered online! We still have several critical slots available - some International Night slots and for our annual Gala! The ADCA tried 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
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Important Dates
 
Mark your calendar for these upcoming ADCA and community events:
  • September 20: Back to School Night at 6:30 pm
  • September 23: Movie Night at 6:30 pm
  • September 28: General ADCA Meeting at 6:30 pm, Guest speaker TBA
  • October 29 & 30: Politics & Prose Book Fair
  • November 17: International Night at 6:30 pm
  • December 3 - 4 and 10 - 11: Holiday Greens Sale
Week of 
September 6, 2016
 Bell Schedule
 
 
Monday - No School
Labor Day Holiday 
Tuesday - Bell I
Wednesday - Bell I   
Thursday - Bell I 
Friday - Bell I 
- Urgent - 
Register Now!
 
 All students must be reenrolled for this school year.
Parents who have not proven residency should bring their proof
 of residency to the Deal Welcome
 Center to complete enrollment
 documents. Students without proof of residency by Friday, September 2 will be withdrawn from Alice Deal Middle School.  
Upcoming Dates

September 5 
Labor Day 
No school for staff and students 
 
September 8
ALT Meeting 3:30 pm

September 9
SAGE Pre-assessment (7/8 grades)
Grandparents Day, 2 - 4pm

September 10
8th grade BBQ, 12 - 3pm

September 12
Start of ADCA Donations Week 

September 15
Start of Hispanic Heritage Month
Faculty Meeting, 3:30pm

September 17
7th grade Family Fun Day, 12 - 2pm

September 20
Back-to-School Night, 6:30

September 21
ADCA Executive Board Meeting

September 22
ALT 3:30 pm

September 23
Term 1 Midpoint
Movie Night, 6:30 pm

September 24
Saturday Academy, 9 - 12pm

September 26
Hemlock - 6th grade

September 27
Hemlock - 6th grade

September 28
Hemlock - 6th grade
ADCA Meeting, 6:30 pm

September 29
Hemlock - 6th grade
Author visit: James Conti (pm)

September 30
No school for students
Staff professional development

October 1
6th Grade October Festival, 11 am - 2 pm

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 12
Hearst Buddy Day

October 13
6th Grade Spanish Field Trip, 
Gala Hispanic Theatre

October 14
Student Picture Day

October 15
Saturday Academy, 9 - 12pm

October 18
Team Leaders (Grade Level)

October 19
Murch Buddy Day

October 20
Faculty Meeting, 3:30 pm

October 21
8th Grade, Williamsburg Field Trip

October 22
Saturday Academy, 9 - noon

October 25
Mix-It-Up Lunch Day
WTU meeting

October 26
Eaton Buddy Day

October 27
ALT, 3:30 pm

October 28
End of Term, 
Students dismissed at 12:15 pm

October 29
Politics and Prose Fundraiser

October 30
Politics and Prose Fundraiser

October 31
Term 2 begins
International Baccalaureate 
Updates  

What makes an IB lesson different?

The IB Middle Years Program provides teachers with six lenses through which our units of instruction are framed. Often students are taught new information and practice skills without knowing why those things matter and how they impact the real world. Using the IB's global contexts allows teachers to provide a lens through which students can understand why what they're learning matters. Each unit has one global context selected from six options. This week, let's look at  personal and cultural expression.

Personal and cultural expression explores the ways in which we discover and express ideas, feelings, nature, culture, beliefs and values. Students may also investigate how we enjoy creativity and appreciate beauty. Seventh grade English is beginning a unit called My Resilience that highlights the unique ways storytellers inspire their listeners, be it through dialogue, imagery, and word choice. Students will have an opportunity to create a piece of their own that demonstrates their own unique forms of expression.



  
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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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: Edline
All teachers at Deal use Edline, an online system for reporting student progress as well as communicating general class information such as nightly homework. Class pages (including homework calendars) will be active this week and progress reports will be posted beginning September 6th.
 
Returning Edline users will use the same account information as last year to access the system. All new users should have received activation information at this point. If you need support with your Edline account or have questions about the system, please email DealEdline@gmail.com.
 
New: 6th Grade is Doing Something Grand
Grandparents of 6th graders are invited to a special open house on Friday, September 9th from 2:00 - 4:00 pm.  Our special guests will have an opportunity to visit their grandchild's class and enjoy a special reception in honor of Grandparents Day (September 11th).

New: 8th Grade Family BBQ 
All 8th grade students, families, siblings, and friends are invited to the second annual 8th grade family BBQ this Saturday, September 10th at Deal from noon - 3:00 pm. We'll have food, drinks, great company, knocker-balls, and a moon bounce obstacle course! 

New: Team Emails
Team emails are the best way to contact your student's teachers in one convenient place!

6th Grade:
teamdouala@gmail.com
dealcolombo@gmail.com
dealnassau@gmail.com
dealmarrakesh@gmail.com

7th Grade:
teamluxor7@gmail.com
teamsantiagodeal@gmail.com
dealkingston7@gmail.com
dealfez@gmail.com

8th Grade:
oslodeal16@gmail.com
kigalideal16@gmail.com
accradeal16@gmail.com 
johannesburgdeal16@gmail.com
 
New:  T eam Kigali Welcome 
We are so excited for the new school year and look forward to working with you! If you haven't already, please provide us your preferred contact information by filling out a Google Form using this link.
 
New: Girl Up
Girl Up will begin on  Monday, September 12th   in Ms. Huber's room, E307. Girl Up is a UN Foundation sponsored club that raises funds and awareness for girls' education globally. The club discusses current events as they relate to girls' education, health, and well being across the world, raise money throughout the school year, and attend events in the city. All grade levels are welcome! 
 
New: Robotics Club 
The Robotics Club will start meeting on  Wednesday, September 28th at 3:30 pm in room E206!
 
New: Ultimate Frisbee Interest Meeting
New and returning players are invited to join the Viking Ultimate Frisbee team! We will meet briefly this Tuesday after school from 3:30 - 3:45 pm in Mr. Martini's room (W104). All players must pick up a club sports consent form and return it to Mr. Martini before being able to practice. Practices will be held on Tuesdays from 3:30 - 4:30 pm starting  September 13th.
 
New: Inspiration Choir
The Inspiration Choir will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays from  3:30 - 4:30 pm. Sign up on the 
bulleti n board outside of room CG04. Tuesday, September 13 th and Thursday, September
15th there will be auditions. Please see Ms. Shipmon in Room CG04 for more information. Rehearsal will start
  Tuesday,   September 20, 2016 at 3:30 pm. You may also sign up online at:
https://goo.gl/forms/PvaxOiiJOy6jdXGK2 

New: Concert Choir
Concert Choir is starting up again! Rehearsals take place on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 7:45 - 8:30 am. Rehearsals for Concert Choir will began Wednesday September 14th at 7:45 am. If you are interested in joining, please go fill out the appropriate link:
 
New: "Noted" Jazz and Pop Group 
Noted is back and gearing up for a great year. Auditions for our after-school vocal jazz/pop group will take place on  Monday, September 12th, Tuesday, September 13th, and Wednesday, September 14th from 3:30 - 4:00 pm. Audition materials and sign up sheets are located in front of Mr. McKeithen's door (room CG21). Can't wait to see you there!
 
New: Concert Band
Concert Band rehearsals take place Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 7:45 - 8:30 am. Rehearsals begin on Tuesday, September 13th. Please sign up at the following link by Friday, September 9th:
https://goo.gl/forms/6PH7aht5lzjzOaDq2 
Instrument check out will take place in room CG20 on Tuesday, September 6th and Thursday, September 9th from 3:30 - 4:00 pm.
Please contact Ms. van der Horst at sara.vanderhorst@dc.gov  with questions.
 
New:  Jazz Band
Jazz Band rehearsals take place Tuesdays and Thursdays from  3:30 - 4:15 pm. Auditions will be held after school on  Tuesday, September 13th and  Thursday, September 15th. Students should see Ms. van der Horst in room CG20 on  Tuesday, September 6th to sign up for a time and get audition materials. Rehearsals will begin on  Tuesday, September 20th. Please sign up at the following link by this Friday:
Please contact Ms. van der Horst at sar.vanderhorst@dc.gov with questions.  
 
New: 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.

1st Semester PE Students
All students taking PE are required to wear a PE uniform. All PE uniform order forms should be returned to PE teachers with cash or check (made to "ADCA") by Wednesday August 31st. 
 
Peer Mediation Program
The Peer Mediation Program of Alice Deal Middle School is seeking students of all grade levels and experiences that want to help their peers resolve conflicts in a peaceful way. Mediators will meet on Mondays after school from 3:30 - 4:30 pm beginning September 12th. Please see Ms. White, the 6th grade counselor, for more information. 
 
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! 
 
Learn to Row
There is a lot we share with Wilson High School - and one of the most fun activities is crew. Deal 8th graders participate on the Wilson crew
team.   Learn to Row is a free 2-week program offered by Wilson Crew to any eligible DCPS student in grades 8 through 12 interested in learning more about rowing crew. No experience necessary! Rowers will learn rowing safety, boat handling and the basics of the rowing stroke, while being introduced to the rigor and teamwork that characterizes Wilson Crew. All rowers who successfully complete the Learn to Row program are invited to join the Wilson Crew Novice team. Check this out for more information.
6th Grade Corner
 




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
 
 
 
Message from Ms. Stallworth
The school year has gotten off to a great start for 7 th grade. Students have quickly learned where all of their classes are located. This year 7 th graders will build their resiliency and perseverance. The 7 th grade teachers and support team are excited about working with students build a community in which everyone feels connected, valued, respected and supported. 
 
7th Grade Family Fun Day
Please join us at Deal on Saturday, September 17 th from noon - 2:00 pm for the 7 th grade family fun day. This will be a fun way to meet 7 th grade staff and families before the year gets too busy. Deal will provide entertainment, good company, food and drinks. Pot-luck contributions are always appreciated. Hope to see you there!
 
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
 



8th Grade Family BBQ
Please join us at Deal on Saturday, September 10th from noon - 3:00 pm for the annual 8th grade family BBQ. This is a fun, casual way to meet 8th grade staff and families before the year gets away from us! Deal will provide entertainment, good company, drinks, burgers, and chips, but pot-luck contributions are always appreciated. See you there!

DPCS Study Abroad Student Showcase
On September 13th from  4:30 - 6:30 pm at Roosevelt HS, the Global Education team will host a DCPS Study Abroad Student Showcase for alumni of the program and prospective student travelers. Student alumni will show off their post-travel Making Global Local projects and tell about their travels. Current 8th and 11th grade students and any educators interested in attending to gather information about global learning opportunities should email study.abroad@dc.gov to RSVP. Volunteers are needed from  3:30-6:30 p.m. to greet attendees, manage registration, and assist students in locating the appropriate place to set up their projects. If interested in volunteering, please contact  Kayla Gatalica.

8th Grade World Language Trip Information
The world language trips over spring break are a big deal on the 8th grade! Expect more information on registration and interest meetings in the coming weeks. For now, Mr. Zhi would like families to know registration for the trip to China (tour number 1866938JY) is available 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...

Tuesday: Ultimate Frisbee Interest Mtg 
All students interested in playing ultimate frisbee should meet in room W104 from 3:30 - 3:45 pm.

Tuesday: Final Roster Volleyball Try-Outs 
The final roster volleyball try-outs will take place in the gym at 3:30 pm.

Tues & Thurs: Instrument Check-Out 
Instrument check-out will take place for concert band from 3:30 - 4:00 pm on Tuesday and Thursday in room CG20

Friday: SAGE Testing 
SAGE, the baseline assessment for Individuals & Societies, will take place in 7th and 8th grade history classes.

Saturday: 8th Grade BBQ 
Join us at Deal from noon - 3:00 pm for food, fun, and great company! 

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.

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

Cross Country 
Cross Country: Practice days will be  Tuesday and Thursday. On practice days, we will meet in room RG10 at  3:30pm
 
Football
This is the final week for football tryouts. Tryouts take place at 3:30 pm on the field. Please register for football using www.rankonesport.com and bring your current physical to Coach Downing.

Volleyball
Final Roster Try-outs:
September 6th - 3:30 pm in the gym

Practice dates:
September 7th-9th from 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
African Drumming
Assael
Music is a deep and rich aspect of the diverse cultures of Africa. In a partnership with the IB mentality, Deal Middle School will have many activities that relate to the discovery of new and exciting cultures. To add to these activities, Mr. Assael will host the African Drumming Club. It will focus on the musical traditions of West Africa and its rich culture of drumming. The first interest meet will be on September 12. Come check it out! And as we say in Ghana, AKWABA!
M
3:30 - 4:30
CG20
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
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
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
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
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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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.

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.

Registration for Fall Flag Football is here! 

Flag Star Football -- held on Sundays this Fall -- is filling its final roster spots for the year. The league is Sundays-only (no midweek practices!), super organized and has two goals  -- Get Better. Have Fun. 
This is for boys  and  girls. K-9th Grade. No experience needed -- just a little positive energy and a whole lotta hustle! It's a high-energy, low-pressure way to run around and ball on the weekends.  Scholarships and financial aid are readily available. And Carl Ehrlich -- the league founder -- is never more than a phone call or e-mail away. Carl@flagstarfootball.com  or 202-468-1516 with any questions."