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: 

I look forward to seeing all of you on Tuesday night at Back-to-School Night. The evening runs from 6:30 to 8:30, with families traveling along the same route as their children do every school day. With 10 minutes in each classroom, there is plenty of time to learn about the class and teacher, so come ready to find out what you need to know. There isn't time for all of you to ask individual questions about your own child, so please save these for direct emails or for our Parent-Teacher Conference Day in early November.

Where a back-to-school night or conference day are about your child's academic life, yesterday's 7th grade Family Fun Day (or last week's 8th grade BBQ) are about your Deal life. Building a positive school culture is essential for student success and healthy development. We try to start the year with a number of opportunities for you to see the school as a community - we have the 6th Grade Octoberfest coming up in two weeks - and provide some times to talk that aren't so formal. We have a movie night this week, pancake breakfasts, an International Night; lots of times to relax and meet. I hope to see you at any and all of these; they are really for you.

Your child's individual PARCC scores will be mailed out this week. Deal's test results last year were mixed: our English scores slipped from the 1st year of PARCC (68 to 63 percent: -5%) while our Math scores rose by almost the same amount (44 to 50 percent: +6%). Great caution must be taken when talking about scores at Deal; since the scores are higher than others, increases and decreases may not elicit urgency in the casual observer. For the committed observer, all changes are important, and we are deeply committed to improving across the board. 

While I believe it is difficult to establish what specifically lead to either drop or rise, there are many interesting pieces of information that we can establish from the results that will inform our practice. 
1) The gap in performance between white students and African-American/Hispanic students remains wide - and wider than during the DC CAS days.
2) Students with disabilities struggle tremendously on this PARCC assessment.
3) Girls outperformed boys by 19 percent on the English assessment, but only 4 percent on the Math assessment.
4) Having the highest scores means little when those scores are 50 and 63 percent. 

As a school, we have started a number of practices that focus on moving our students towards better preparation for college and career readiness. I will highlight these over the weeks to come. No one test is the determinant between success and failure - I deeply believe this. That said, we have a lot of room to grow to improve on our PARCC results.

Take care,

James Albright ( james.albright@dc.gov)

NB. Please note that we have added two new clubs to our club list: Cooking Club on Wednesdays and Guitar Club on Fridays. More information on these can be found below.

Alice Deal Community Association (ADCA)
  
We have some important and fun events in the coming weeks and hope you can join as many as possible! As always, please contact us if you have questions about the ADCA! Contact Lori at ADCAPresident@gmail.com.
 
Deal Movie Night This Friday!
On September 23rd, the ADCA brings you Deal Movie Night! Bring the kids, call your friends, and meet up at Deal from 6:30 - 8:30 pm in the Deal Cafeteria for a movie surprise and refreshments (pizza, popcorn and Rita's Italian ice). All students must be accompanied by a parent or designated adult. 
 
ADCA General Meeting on September 28th
Don't forget our ADCA general meeting is coming up on Wednesday, September 28th at 6:30 pm. It will be in the Reno Multipurpose Room and we will provide food and beverages. Our guest speaker will be Dr. Mary Gabriel of the Children's National Medical Center. Dr. Gabriel will discuss things you may want to know about your adolescent's development and behavior over the next few years and some ways to continue to foster a positive household.
 
There is still plenty to sign up for on Signup Genius!
Thank you to all who already generously volunteered online! We still have several
critical slots available - especially for our annual Gala! The ADCA has worked hard to break out individual jobs for each big event so that no one is overwhelmed. If you have any questions at all, please reach out to any ADCA board member.  Thank you!  
Sign up to volunteer here.  
 
Donations Week is Coming Soon.
We are close to reaching our goal! Donations week is coming up the week of September 26th with even more chances to win prizes and perks. Thank you to all who have already donated. Donate here. 
 
ADCA Sponsor Galley Foods is Giving Back to us in Spades!

Free Kids' Lunchbox for Deal Parents with any dinner order.Claim your lunchbox at: galleyfoods.com/redeem/DealMSLunch. Galley prepares 4 new menu options daily from scratch and delivers meals to your door at a time of your choosing to make dinnertime a breeze. Service does not require a subscription or minimum order.

  

Yummy cookies at our next ADCA meeting on September 28!

  

Giveback Week: 9/26 - 9/30

Galley will give back 20% of all #DEALMS sales generated!  Check out the Galley menu www.galleyfoods.com and get ready for a few days off from cooking!
 
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 Dr. Mary                 Gabriel, Children's National Medical Center

*    October 29 & 30: Politics & Prose Book Fair

*    November 17: International Night at 6:30 pm

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

 
Thanks,
The ADCA Board
Week of 
September 19, 2016
 Bell Schedule
 
 
Monday - Bell I 
Tuesday - Bell I
Wednesday - Bell I   
Thursday - Bell I 
Friday - Bell I 
Upcoming Dates

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, 6:30 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 13
6th Grade Spanish Field Trip, 
Gala Hispanic Theatre

October 14
Student Picture Day

October 15
Saturday Academy, 9 - 12pm

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

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

October 20
Faculty Meeting, 3:30 pm

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

October 22
Saturday Academy, 9 - noon

October 25
Mix-It-Up Lunch Day
WTU meeting

October 26
Eaton Buddy Day

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

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

October 29
Politics and Prose Fundraiser

October 30
Politics and Prose Fundraiser

October 31
Term 2 begins

8th Grade 
World Language Trips

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

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

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

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

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

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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  

This week let's take a closer look at the global context  fairness and development. 

Students will explore rights and  responsibilities; the relationship  between communities; sharing finite  resources with other people and with  other living things; access to equal  opportunities; peace and conflict resolution. US History 8 is using this   global context in their unit Cultural Collision. In this unit, students are investigating the mix of cultures that happens when settlers first visit what we now call America. Students participated in a mock trial in which a judge decides who is most guilty in the case of Christopher Columbus. 
  
Media Center  News

Library closed after school on Thursday, September 15th
 (faculty meeting)

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: Back to School Night 
Deal's Back to School Night is this Tuesday, September 20th. Get a taste for your child's school day as you follow their schedule, meet their teachers, learn about the curriculum, and reminisce about the good ol' days of middle school. Students will bring home a schedule on Tuesday for parents and guardians to use; schedules will also be available at the front door.

Back-to-School Night starts at 6:30; families will go through the day in the same order as their students with 10 minutes in each class. Please be aware that parking is very tight (non-existent!) that evening.

New: Advisory Mid Point
The first advisory's mid point is this Friday. Although students' grades are always available on Edline, progress reports will be sent home with students. This is a great opportunity to celebrate your student's success and make a plan for the rest of the advisory.

New: Movie Night 
Deal's popular Movie Night will take place this Friday, September 23rd at 6:30 pm in the cafeteria. Bring your family, friends, and a blanket to this fun night of cinema and popcorn. All are welcome and students must be accompanied by a parent or designated adult. The movie being viewed will be announced later this week.
 
New:
Cooking Club Starting Next Week!
Anyone interested in food (both the preparation and consumption!) should join Ms. Henderson and Ms. Wooten after school this Wednesday in room C315 for the Deal Cooking Club. Throughout the year, the cooking club will work with community members and special faculty guests to prepare and sample recipes from around the world! All are welcome! 
 
Edline
If you need support with your Edline account or have questions about the system, please email DealEdline@gmail.com
 
Wilson Feeder Education Network 
With Deal's Back-to-School night shifted to September 20th, the Wilson Feeder Education Network is moving their next meeting to Monday, September 26th at 7:00 pm at the Tenleytown-Friendship Library. Agenda to be determined. Please RSVP to w3ednet@gmail.com if you plan to join.
 
Author Visit
James Ponti, the author of Framed! A T.O.A.S.T. Mystery, will visit Deal on Thursday, September 29th at 6:30 pm. Here's more information on this n ovel set at Alice Deal:

Framed! A T.O.A.S.T. Mystery
  (Aladdin, $17.99) -  
When most kids learn the ropes at a new school in a new city, the FBI is not particularly interested in how they do it. Florian Bates is different: when his family relocates to Washington, DC, Florian uses his signature Theory of All Small Things (T.O.A.S.T.) to acclimate himself to his neighborhood and to Alice Deal Middle School. He quickly makes friends with Margaret, whom he teaches how to observe all the tiny details that together make up a much larger picture. They put T.O.A.S.T. into practice at the National Gallery, where they unwittingly observe what could be the key to solving a major art heist. Enter FBI Special Agent Marcus Rivers, who's never had a secret weapon quite like Florian before. Ages 9-13.
  
 
Deal Lost & Found
Have you lost something during the school day? Check out the lost and found section of the website (http://alicedeal.org/lost-found/) for photos of items found in common areas at Deal including in the cafeteria, on the field, and in the Gallery. Lost items will be kept for approximately two weeks before they are donated. To claim an item, simply pick it up from the Lost & Found at the top of the East Gallery stairs near the Nurse's Office.
 
We make an effort to identify labeled items and make announcements for students to pick these items up in the Welcome Center. Please help us by putting your full name on all lunch boxes, back-packs and other items you bring to school on a regular basis.

Don't see what you've lost on the website? Most classrooms have individual lost-and-found areas. Consider checking in with your teachers.You can also stop by the lost-and-found to double check, as not all items may be pictured. 
 
Deal Library Open!
The Deal Library will be be open after school Mondays through Thursdays until 4:30 pm. Occasional changes to this schedule will be posted in this bulletin. Students who plan to use the library after school should have a permission form on file for this school year (http://alicedeallmc.weebly.com/library-passes.html). We can't wait to see you! 
6th Grade Corner
 




Contact Information
Do you have concerns, questions or comments?

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

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

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

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

7th Grade Corner
 
 
 
 
7th Grade Family Fun Day
Thank you to all those who joined us for the 7th grade family fun day this past weekend. We loved meeting you and we look forward to a great year!

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
 



Attention 8th grade parents!
A gold I&S field trip permission slip packet was sent home with your child last week. This packet has all permission slips you will need to sign for the year and all trip payment information! Please read through and sign all permission slips for our Individuals and Societies field trips and return them to your history teacher ASAP. A minimum payment of $45 is due in check to ADMS, cash, or money order by October 4th! If financial assistance is needed, please email patrick.rottman@dc.gov. Thanks in advance! 

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

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

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

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

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

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

This Week at Deal...

Monday: After School Outdoor Basketball Club
The After School Outdoor Basketball Club will meet on Monday, September 19th at  3:30 pm behind the school on the court next to the Cottage. If it rains, we will meet with Mr. Namian in C217.
 
Monday: Scrabble Club
Scrabble club will be held on Mondays from 3:30 to 4:30 pm in the cafeteria. Come compete against one another in the game of Scrabble. This club is for both serious players and those looking to have fun.
 
Monday: Student Council
Student Council is meeting Mondays after school in the Multipurpose Room (ground floor of the Reno building). All officers and homeroom reps should attend so we can plan activities and discuss issues of student concern.
 
Monday: Pen Pal Club
Come to the first meeting of pen pal club this week in room RG01 after school on Monday. This week, you will learn all about the city-state of Singapore in order to learn more about our pals on the other side of the world. You will then write an introductory letter to your pal so they can learn more about you. Ms. Dziato and Ms. Parish hope to see you there!
 
Monday: Girl Up
Girl Up will meet in Ms. Huber's room (E307) on Monday, September 19th from 3:30 - 4:30 pm. Get ready to plan our first events of the year and engage in some great group discussion about the importance of girls' education world wide. New members and students of all grade levels are welcome to join us!
 
Monday: Concert Choir
It's still not too late to join Concert Choir!! Rehearsals take place on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 7:45 - 8:30 am. If you are interested in joining, please go fill out the appropriate link:
 
Monday: Inspiration Choir
We will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30 - 4:30 pm. Hearings that were supposed to be Thursday, September 15th have been pushed to Tuesday, September 20 starting at 3:30. Rehearsal will start Thursday, September 22 at 3:30 pm. 
Sign up on bulletin board outside of room CG04 and grab the information sheet on what to expect for hearings. Please see Ms. Shipmon in Room CG04 for more information. 
 
The Google sign up link is:
 
Tuesday: After School 6th Grade Support: Transitions
To provide extra support our sixth grade students with the transition to middle school, Ms. White is offering an after school group during the first advisory. This group is specifically designed to give students extra support and knowledge in order to build their confidence navigating middle school. The group will meet for 6 weeks on Tuesdays from 3:30 - 4:30 pm. Any interested students should see Ms. White to receive more information. Parents may also reach out by sending an email to Camille.white@dc.gov.
 
Tuesday: GeoPlunge!    
GeoPlunge is back for 6th and 7th grade! Every  Tuesday, 6th grade GeoPlunge will practice in room W104 (Mr. Martini) during 3rd period recess after being called by Ms. Neal on the microphone. 7th grade GeoPlunge players are also welcome to begin practice during 4th period recess in W104 - just talk to Mr. Martini to write a GRIT pass in your agenda!
 
T uesday: Ultimate Frisbee Practice
The Viking Ultimate Frisbee team will practice this Tuesday from 3:30 - 4:30 pm. Don't forget to wear athletic clothing, sneakers, and bring a water bottle! We will meet in room W104 after school. Players must submit their club sports consent form to Ms. Kouri or Mr. Martini before being able to attend practice. Parents, be sure to sign up for our Shutterfly website (vikingsultimate.shutterfly.com)
to receive updates on upcoming events and tournaments as well as youth leagues and clinics in the area. Shout-out to one of our parents, Stacy D., for setting up the site for us!
 
Wednesday: Team Fez Ancient History
Team Fez will host math and ancient history study hall after school on Wednesdays. All Team Fez students are welcome to join Ms. Dziato and Ms. Wickersham in RG03 at 3:30 pm. 
 
Wednesday: Model UN
Model UN will meet this Wednesday at 3:30 pm in Ms. Trenkle's room. We will finish our Fruits and Vegetables activity. All students interested in holding an officer position should be prepared to give their speeches at Wednesday's meeting. Students who have attended should now see MUN on their Edline page and have access to the leadership positions handout.

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

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

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

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

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

Cross Country 
Cross country practice days will be  Tuesday and Thursday. Athletes will meet in room RG10 at 3:30pm
 
Football
The 1st game of the season is Thursday, September 22nd vs. McKinley @ McKinley HS at 6:00 pm.

Volleyball
Practices will take place Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 3:30 - 5:00 pm. Congratulations to our Lady Vikings for winning their first match of the season against Jefferson Middle School!

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 (new} 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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Fall Art Classes
Fall art classes at CREATE Arts Center in downtown Silver Spring begin September 19, and registration is currently open. We offer afternoon and weekend classes for children ages 4 to 16, including Drawing & Painting, Kids Pottery, Storytelling Through Cartooning, and much more! Registration is also open for our art-themed "No School Day Camps" that run on DCPS and MCPS no school days. At CREATE, students explore their own creativity and imagination in a supportive environment where the experience is as important as the finished product. More information on classes and camps can be found at http://createartscenter.org/fall-camps-classes/.

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.