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Monday - Bell 1
Tuesday - Bell 1
Wednesday - Bell  1 Thursday  Bell 3
Friday - Bell 1
Upcoming Dates
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June 1 - 5
Teacher Final Evaluation Conferences

June 3
8th Grade Class Trip
 SGA Elections
7th Grade History on the Mall

June 4
 8th Grade Textbook Collection 
 8th Grade Algebra & Geometry Exams
 7th & 8th Grade Awards Assembly (Bell 3)
 Faculty Meeting, 3:30 pm
 
June  5
 8th Grade Textbook Collection
Green Scholars Field Trip to the Zoo
 8th grade dance, 7-10 pm

June 8
7th Grade Textbook Collection
 
June 9
 7th Grade Algebra Exam
 
June 11
8th Grade Promotion, 10:15 am
7th Grade Trip to King's Dominion
 
June 15
Last Day of School for Students

June 17
Last Day of School for Teachers 
Order your  2008-2009 Alice Deal MS Yearbook now!!
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The 2008 - 2009 yearbooks are on the way!  Don't miss out on the opportunity to purchase this keepsake of your memories!

Please return order forms and checks in the amount of $45 to Ms. Baxter.  Please contact Mr. Mungai or Ms. Baxter with your questions!
 
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Congratulations to the Students of The Month 
Aztecs 
D'Arcy Shevlin
Emma Murdock
 
 
Green Scholars    
Weiyang Xiong 
Megan Eigsti
 
Olympians 7th Grade
Caleb Merriam
Eden Hambric

Olympians 8th Grade
Nick Brown
Monique Ndagha
 
Brave Heart
Anh Pham
Christina Glasener
 
Odyssey
Peter Barrows
Camara Hudson
 
United Nations  
Youssra Khalil
Sulma Berganza
Staff Information
PPEP Final Evaluations begin today
Please be prepared and prompt for your conferences. 

Wednesday Plan
All teachers (except for those who have been assigned to supervise remaining students) will be chaperoning on trips on Wednesday.  Please connect with Mr. Geremia or Ms. Sweeney for details.  Thanks!

Chaperones for the National Mall/Smithsonian Museums Trip 

Teachers chaperoning the 7th grade trip to the National Mall/Smithsonian Museums on Wednesday, June 3rd please come to a brief meeting at 8:15am on Monday morning in Ms. Mason's classroom to review logistics for Wednesday's trip.  Thank you, Mr. Geremia.

Reminder:  Staff meeting this Thursday

Alice Deal Weekly Bulletin
"Think Globally.  Listen Compassionately.  Act Inclusively."
Thought for the Week
 
"The greatest results in life are usually attained by simple means and the exercise of ordinary qualities. These may for the most part be summed in these two: common-sense and perseverance."
Owen Feltham
Message from Principal Kim

Wow!  This year's musical production of "Once Upon a Mattress" was FANTASTIC!!  The students delivered their lines with humor and passion, danced and sang beautifully, and held the audiences captive!  I hope you were one of the lucky ones to have witnessed their enchanting performance.  I am amazed a bit more each year at how talented our students are.

Harriet Bronstein and Deborah Brouse always do such good work organizing and integrating the Deal performers and Deal stage crew with Wilson students (former Deal students) who come back to add music, lights, and direction to the production!  As always, thanks to the many parents who put in long hours at night and on weekends to support.  Finally, I want to thank Mr. D and our custodial and security team for shifting the cafeteria  from performance venue to cafeteria and back again as we went through the school week!  It is a blessing to be a part of such a strong school and community team!

We are now working hard to expand our faculty and staff for next year, when we return to a three-grade level school.  We have interviewed many candidates and even seen many in action, presenting demonstration lessons.  This Saturday, Ms. Neal, Mr. D, Ms. Brooks, Mr. Kirschenbaum, Ms. Kinzer, Mr. Jackson, Mr. Geremia, and I interviewed candidates from 8:30 am - 6:30 pm!  That is dedication!  Thanks to the teachers and administrators who gave their entire Saturday to help us identify and hire great teachers.  Thanks also to the many other teachers and students who have supported demonstration lessons in their classrooms!

Principal Kim
This week at Deal...
 
Musical Workshops
The Music Department will be sponsoring one final workshop in connection this Tuesday, June 2nd for a PM Jazz Workshop.  Teachers you already have a list of students that should be excused for each of these events.  If the student has an academic problem, please keep the students in class.
 
History on the Mall for 7th graders
The Deal 7th graders will travel to the Smithsonian Museums on the National Mall as a culminating activity for their history course on this Wednesday, June 3.
The schedule is as follows:
At 8:45 am, seventh grade students will participate in a Student Council assembly.  After the assembly, students will gather into their assigned field trip groups to receive their educational packets.  The students and their chaperones will travel to the National Mall using the Metro system.  The students will return to Deal Middle School prior to the 3:15 pm for regular dismissal.

Students should bring:   
  • Watch and/or cell phone for time keeping (no texting or calling allowed)
  • Pen or pencil
  • Metro card with the set fare already on it ($2.70)
  • Money for lunch or a bagged lunch
  • Digital camera or disposable camera 

Items such as IPods and bulky bags are to be left behind in order to reduce the amount of time in security lines.

8th grade promotional activities:
  • 8th graders will travel to King's Dominion on Wednesday!
  • 8th grade promotional celebration dance -Disco Fever- is this Friday.  Come ready to Disco! You must be present at school during the day to attend the dance in the evening!  7 - 10pm
Math Exams
The final exams for 8th graders taking Algebra or Geometry will be given campus style in the cafeteria on Thursday morning. The 7th graders taking Algebra will take their exams on June 9 also in the cafeteria during the morning.
 
Department of Music End-of-Year Celebration
The Music Department will be having its annual end-of-year celebration on Thursday, June 4th starting at 3:30 pm until 4:30 pm. Students should sign-up to bring an item.
 
Green Scholars Travel to the National Zoo
This Friday, the Green Scholars will travel to the National Zoo to see the cheetah they have adopted.  Students should bring a metro card ($2.70), bagged lunch/money for lunch, and a pen/pencil to complete their zoo packets.   Report to homeroom at 8:45am to ensure an on time departure.

8th grade textbook collection will begin this Thursday
8th graders - - get your books ready.  We will begin collecting textbooks this Thursday.  If you have a missing textbook, please get prepared to pay for them.  Your records will not be released to your HS unless your financial accounts are resolved.  This has created a delay in recieving textbooks in the beginning of the year at Wilson, Walls, Banneker, & Duke.  Take care of your belongings and responsibilites now!
Student Information
 
Green Scholars Tutoring
The Green Scholars teachers will hold tutoring on Monday and Thursday this week.

Summer Math Class for 8th Graders  
Any current eighth grader interested in accelerating your math learning can take a class at Wilson High School this summer.  .Applications are available in Ms. McFarland's office
 
Cleveland Balance due Today
Please be aware that any balance due from the Music Department's trip to Cleveland, must be paid in full by today. Failure to resolve this matter will result in the holding of records and report cards.  

Department of Music Listserv
The Music Department uses a listserv in order to communicate information to its students and parents. All students involved with the Department of Music should sign up to be a member of this listserv. To become a member send an email mail to [email protected] 
 
Lost and Found Text Books
Safara Bemah - English
Dennis Centeno - English
Nicholas Contreras - English
Anthony Ekwenye - Science
Vanessa Flores - French
Delta Ford - Science
Sabrina Ford - French
Joseph Green - Spanish
Te'Von Greene - Science
Elishua Greenwood - English
D'Mani Harrson-Porter - History
Terry Hedgepeth - Science
Ruben Hernandez - Science
Isis Jones - Math
Terence Jones - English
Christian Lucas - Science
Yannick Mefane - English
Sherridan Mitchell - English, Science
Dhae Sha Myers - History, Science
Marvin Price - Math
Oscar Riley-Condit - Science
Jalyn Robinson - Science
Oscar Romero - Math
Christopher Shepherd - Spanish
Peter Vo - French
Olivia Weisskopf - English

Please take better care of your books - they are critical resources for our learning community.
 

  Global Harmony Through Personal Excellence, Inc. - Current and Former Deal English Students Celebrate Essay Success 

WINNERS in GRADES 7 to 9

 

FIRST PLACE:  NATHANIEL REMEZ, Grade 7, Alice Deal MS - Mr. Michael Hughes

SECOND PLACE: Cassidy Wilson, Grade 9 School Without Walls

THIRD PLACE: EVEY CAHALL, Grade 7, Alice Deal MS  - Mr. McDowell

FOURTH PLACE:  CHLOE ASHFORD, Grade 7, Alice Deal MS - Ms. Hattie Spann-Goode

FIFTH PLACE:  SAMAYA ALEXIS CHRISTMAS, Grade 9, School Without Walls

SEVENTH PLACE: ROSIE COHEN, Grade 7, Alice Deal MS - Mr. Michael Hughes *Honorable Mention in 2006

 

HONORABLE MENTIONS in Grades 7 to 9

 

JORDAN DAVIS - Grade 7, Alice Deal MS - Mr. McDowell 

RICHELLE LOPEZ - Grade 8, Alice Deal MS - Mr. McDowell

ANNA POMPER - Grade 7, Alice Deal MS - Ms. Hattie Spann-Goode

HANNAH JOELLE TAUB - Grade 7, Alice Deal MS - Ms. Spann-Goode and Mr. Jose

EMILY CARSON, TAILOR COBLE, ARJUN PAPPAJOHN, GABRIELLE SAWYER, and MARIAMA TAIFA-SEITU - Grade 9, School Without Walls

MARISA S. REMEZ**, Grade 9, Wilson SHS

  

* First Place Winner in 2007

** Honorable Mention: 2007

 
Many of the high school Winners and Honorable Mentions were former Deal students, as is Molly Sloss the newest intern at Global Harmony Through Personal Excellence, Inc.  Congratulations to them and their proud teachers and families.

Before & After School Activities This Week...
 
Monday AM
8th Grade Choir, 7:45 am
 
Monday PM
Green Scholars Tutoring, 3:30 - 4:15 pm
 
Tuesday AM  
8th Grade Choir Choir, 7:45 am
Jazz Combo, 7:45 am
 
Tuesday PM
Student Government meeting, 3:20 pm, RM 207
International Cooking Club, 3:20 - 4:30 pm
Art Club, 3:30 - 4:20 pm, Ms. Washington's classroom
Chinese Club, 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Team Olympians Study Hall with Ms. Kinzer, 3:30 - 4:30 pm
 
Wednesday AM
8th Grade Choir, 7:45 am 
 
Wednesday PM
Mathcounts, 3:25 - 4:45 pm, RM 105
CAPS, Counseling Session, 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Green Scholars Tutoring, 3:30 - 4:15
 
Thursday AM
Jazz Combo, 7:45 am

Thursday PM
Rugby, 3:30 - 5 pm
Ms. Simpson-Wayne's Video Exercise Class, 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Ms. Stanley's Reading Group, 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Team Aztec - A Quiet Place, 3:30 - 4:15 pm, Cafeteria
Team Olympians Study Hall with Ms. Kinzer, 3:30 - 4:30 pm  
Green Scholars Tutoring, 3:30 - 4:15 pm
 
Friday AM
8th Grade Choir, 7:45 am  
 
Friday PM
Field Games with Mr. Brecher, 3:30 pm
Knitting with Ms. Wells, 3:30 - 4:30 pm

 
Food for thought...
 
A National Poll of Students' State of Mind
   
In this Education Week article, Ann Bradley reports on a new Gallup poll designed to track the "state of mind" of grade 5-12 students over the next decade via online surveys. The first poll (in March 2009) surveyed 70,000 students in 18 states and the District of Columbia on three key areas that have been shown to have an impact on educational outcomes:
  • Hope - 50% of students were hopeful, 33% said they were "stuck", and 17% said they were "discouraged."
  • Engagement - 50% were "engaged", 30% "not engaged" and 20% "actively disengaged."
  • Well-being - 63% said they were "thriving" (thinking about their present and future life in positive terms, being in good health, and having strong social supports), 36% were "struggling" (evaluating life in negative terms, having difficulty meeting daily demands, and lacking resources they need to succeed), and 1% were "suffering."
Despite the problems and concerns, 94% said they would graduate from high school and 80% were confident they would find a good job after graduation.

"Poll Adds 'Youth Voice' on Schools" by Ann Bradley in Education Week, May 13, 2009 (Vol. 28, #31, p. 4); the Gallup Student Poll National Report can be accessed at
http://www.gallupstudentpoll.com/gtmp/object_utils.display_object?id=922358&dummy=0

 

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