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2008-2009 SCHOOL YEAR

Open Houses held on the following Fridays:
October 19, November 2 & 16, December 7 & 21, 2007
January 11 & 25, February 8 & 22, March 7 & 14, April 4 & 18, 2008

9:00 am - 11:00 am

Room 124
3950 Chesapeake Street, NW
Washington, DC 20016
(Tenleytown Metro Stop - Red Line)


Wilson International Studies Program (WISP), Academy of Finance
SciMaTech Academy, Humanities, Arts & Media (HAM) Academy,
Academic & Athletic Achievement Academy

Available January 9, 2008
online at
or in Room 124

Applications due February 29, 2008
Interviews in March, 2008
Acceptances Announced April 4, 2008

for more information, contact:
Wilson High School
Main Office


Save the Date.... Deal's 28th Annual  International Night, Thursday, October 18th, 6-9pm

Come and meet your children's peers and their parents while sampling food from the regions of the world that reflect Deal's diverse cultures. Dinner is served from 6-8pm in the school cafeteria and Deal  students provide entertainment afterwards in the school auditorium.  Families are encouraged to bring dishes that represent cusines from the following regions: Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, American regional foods,  including Native American.  Dinner for adults is $6 per plate, students $3.  Volunteers are still needed to plan and staff the event as well as bring the food that makes the event possible.  Donations from restaurants are welcomed and if you can make these donations possible please let the coordinator know.   If you have yet to volunteer, e-mail Andrea Vincent, International Night Coordinator at.  




Alice Deal Middle School Modernization Update

Prepared by:  Heery International, Inc.

August 22, 2007

Heery has been working on site for approximately six weeks now and the building and sitework are in full swing. An option to buy comparison essays (the same way it's done at will be implemented soon. But other updates also deserve attention.
The 1st phase of this project includes construction of the new gymnasium, new cafeteria and the renovation of Area 3A (western half of the central building) and is scheduled to be completed by Spring Break of 2008.  Much of the work thus far has been asbestos/lead abatement and demolition.  The northwest addition has been demolished to make way for the new cafeteria and tree clearing is underway on the rest of the site.  The selective demolition of Area 3A is nearly completed and new construction will begin in approximately 45-60 days.  This area will house new classrooms, restrooms and the main administrative office.

Temporary partitions have been installed on each level to separate the students and staff from the construction areas while still allowing access to the West wing.  These partitions also help keep the dust and noise to a minimum.  Air quality testing was performed throughout the building by DCPS on August 20, 2007 and the air quality was satisfactory and contained no asbestos.  Fencing has been installed around the building and site to enclose construction activities in the rear of the building while maintaining safe egress from all occupied areas within the building.    

One of the largest areas of work thus far has been the construction of 5 new temporary classrooms.  These new rooms are located in the old boy’s gym on the 3rd floor of the east wing and will be ready for occupancy when the students return next week.


From the Physical Education Department

The middle school transition is well underway and we look forward toproviding a quality physical education and health program again thisyear! In doing so, there are a few changes that we would like to make
1. All students will be required to wear a school gym uniform in orderto participate in class every day. All of the incoming seventh grade
students and new eighth grade students must purchase a uniform at the
the Labor Day Weekend. Returning eighth grade students will have the option of purchasing the new uniform or wearing their uniform fromlast school year. In the event that your child looses a shirt orshorts, uniform pieces will be available for purchase separately. The cost of the shorts is $13.00, the shirt if $7.00.

2.This year, Physical Education and Health will be an 18-week course
rather than a year-long course. Therefore, your child will attendclass every day of the week for 18 weeks.

3. Fitness Testing will still take place the first 2 weeks of classtime set aside for the orientation and pre-test. The post-test willtake place during the final 2 weeks of the semester. Each student will have a fitness card to record the data.

4. Health classes will take place during the 18-week period of classes. Students should have a section in their binder dedicated toHealth.Once again, we welcome all of our students to Alice Deal Middle Schooland look forward to a year of good health and lots of physical activity.







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