Monday - Bell I
Tuesday - Bell I
Wednesday - Bell I (Buddy Day)
Thursday - Bell I
Friday - Bell I
Focus Walk -period 3
Mid-Advisory Progress Reports sent home
Picture make-up day
6th grade transition coffee chat #2 with Ms. Kim, 9-10 am, RM N101
Olympians and Ms. Mostoller's period 1 class on the DC Trolley Tour
"New to Deal" teachers and Department chairs workshop with Larry Bell at 3:30 in RM N101
Braveheart on the DC Trolley Tour
LSRT meeting, 7:30 am
Curriculum masters meeting
Parent Teacher Conference day
(students not in school)
Team Odyssey workshop with Larry Bell
Boys/Girls Basketball Game vs Jefferson at Jefferson, 3:30 pm
High School Application Workshop with the counselors, 6:30 pm
Winter Concert, 7 pm
Game vs Oyster-
Adams at (TBA),
Holiday Greens Sale
Focus Walk - period 2
Deal Open House #2
Girls/Boys Basketball Game vs Friendship at Deal, 3:30 pm
Focus Walk - period 6
Girls/Boys Basketball Game vs Francis at Francis, 3:30 pm
Student Council Winter Assembly
Last day of school for students (Winter Holiday)
Curriculum masters meeting, 8:10 am
December 22nd & 23rd
Staff development for Deal teachers
School resumes after Winter Break!
Girls/Boys Basketball Game vs Hardy at Deal, 3:30 pm
6th grade transition coffee chat #3 with Ms. Kim, 9-10 am, RM N101
Focus Walk - period 7
"New to Deal" Teachers Meeting at 3:30 pm
Girls/Boys Basketball Game vs Lincoln at Bell, 3:30 pm
LSRT meeting, 7:30 am
Girls/Boys Basketball Game vs Takoma at Deal, 3:30 pm
January 14th & 15th
DC BAS #2
Girls/Boys Basketball Game vs Jefferson at Deal, 3:30 pm
End of 2nd Advisory
Martin Luther King, Jr., Assembly
Martin Luther King, Jr., Holiday
Inauguration Day - holiday
Student Council Awards Assembly
Girls/Boys Basketball Game vs Oyster-Adams at Deal, 3:30 pm
Record Keeping Day,
Periods: 1, 2, 6, 4, 5
Smithsonian Museum of American Art classroom visits, re: writing about art
field trip to Smithsonian to study 10 artworks
Girls/Boys Basketball Game vs Francis at Deal, 3:30 pm
2nd Advisory report cards issued
Girls/ Boys Basketball Game vs Hardy at Hardy, 3:30 pm
"New to Deal" Teachers Meeting, 3:30 pm
Girls/Boys Basketball Game vs Lincoln at Deal, 3:30 pm
Game vs Takoma at Takoma
NAEP-2009 for 8th graders
Record Keeping Day,
Periods: 1, 3, 7, 4, 5
Reception at Smithsonian Museum of American Art for Team Braveheart art/writing stories books
International Baccalaureate MYP
IB Program Standard B1: "the school demonstrates ongoing commitment to, and provides support for, the program through appropriate administrative structures and systems, staffing and resources."
Successful IB schools need many resources - not just financial. Teachers,
counselors, administrators, the IB Coordinator, and the school community all play significant roles in the program.
Experience shows that IB programs prosper in schools in which there is a shared understanding of the expectations and goals of the program. This looks different from school to school, but always includes substantial time for teacher planning, professional development, and program development.
|Message from Principal Kim
Welcome back from Thanksgiving!
Students are well into the 2nd advisory with all its potential challenges and opportunities. Several holidays break up the flow of teaching and pacing and create great excitement for students. It is critical that students understand the role that these disruptions play in their academic success -- students must anticipate the problems of organizing homework and longer-range projects to keep being successful.
The results from the second DC-BAS have shown that most students have grown in their achievement. There are still areas of concern which create spots for potential improvement and sweet gains, however, and much needs to be done before January's DC-BAS.
The teachers have been working diligently to schedule conferences with families for the 2nd advisory. Please return your conference slips if you have not yet done so.
INCLEMENT WEATHER INFORMATION
Please keep this for reference this winter!!
In the event of inclement weather this winter, please be reminded of the following procedures for delayed openings,
for early school closure, and for closing school.
To find out what the local situation is:
· Please watch the local TV stations
· Listen to local radio stations
· Watch DCPS cable channel 28
· Visit the Internet at www.k12.dc.us
DCPS uses the following codes:
Code RED: Schools and administrative offices are closed.
Code YELLOW: Schools are closed to students and teachers. Administrative offices are open on time.
Code GREEN: Schools are open for teachers and students two hours late, at 10:45 am. Administrative offices open on time.
Code ORANGE: Schools and administrative offices open 2 hours late, at 10:45 am.
Code BLUE: Schools open on time.
- Thanks to Stacey Milford, manager of ExxonMobil at 5030 Connecticut Ave NW, for awarding Deal M.S. a $500.00 ExxonMobil Educational Alliance grant!
Funded by the ExxonMobil Corporation, the ExxonMobil Educational Alliance program is designed to provide Exxon retailers with an opportunity to invest in the future of their communities through education grants to neighborhood schools. We are thankful for the gift from our local gas station!!
- Please monitor the hallways and lockers during each transition time. Also, please monitor the use of the new lockers so that they stay sticker-free for future students.
- Check in regularly with your Champion Ten to see where they are. This could be a quick conversation after class or a chance discussion in the hall. What is important in this conversation is that the student understands that you are a unique support for them. Teachers already provide a large number of specialized support programs for our students -- this unique contact should be seen as a complement to what we offer! Thanks for making the additional effort!
Important Dates for 8th Grade Students and Parents
- The School Without Walls Application is due Friday.
- Our High School Application Process Information Session is December 10th at 6:30 pm
Buddy Days Are Here Again!!
- Oyster Bilingual E.S. -- Wednesday
Shep.herd E.S. -- December 9th
Horace Mann E.S. -- December 10th
"Together We Learn Better: Inclusive Schools Benefit All Children"
- This week, DCPS Celebrates Inclusive Schools Week. Deal staff will focus on the advantages of providing a quality education for all students. You will hear, read, and learn of the commitment Deal makes to offer all students opportunities and support that will allow them to become self-determined, productive, and socially- involved citizens.
7th Grade Olympians Meet with Larry Bell
- Larry Bell will meet with 7th grade Olympians on Wednesday. A list of these students will be placed in your mailboxes early this week.
8th Grade Olympians Take Trolley Tour
DC Trolley Tours of the City
- 8th Grade Olympians will be out of the building on Wednesday for the "We The People" Trolley Tour. A list of these students will be placed in your mailbox early this week.
- Two eighth grade teams tour DC this week to learn more about the three branches of the US Government. Teachers are asked to excuse students from class on Wednesday and Thursday. The schedule is:
- Wednesday: Team Olympians & one section of Team Braveheart.
- Thursday: Three sections of Team Braveheart.
Students will be called to the entryway at 9 am for departure and will return to school at 3 pm. Please wait for an announcement from the office. Thanks!Deal Hosts Student Energy Audit Training
- As part of our initiative to Go Green, Deal will be training approximately 20 students as Energy Auditors. These students will miss classes on Monday as they learn how to assess our use of energy and make recommendations for making us more efficient. A list of these students will be placed in your mailboxes. Please see Mr. Koplowitz or Ms. Lerum with questions.
- MathCounts will practice on Monday and Wednesday from 3:25 to 4:45 pm, in RM103. Note the room change.
New Locker Expectations
- This is a reminder to all students to take good care of our new lockers. Students should take care not to have any stickers, tape, etc. posted on them. If the locker jams, please do not kick it. Instead, please call for assistance from a teacher or staff member. Let's keep our lockers in great shape for future generations of Deal students!
- On Tuesday, Blanton Studios will be taking make-up pictures in the gym. Only the following students should take make-ups:
+ Students who were absent on the initial portrait day.
+ Students who did not purchase packages on the initial portrait day.
+ Students who want to have their portraits retaken. (Students must return original portrait envelopes with all portraits enclosed.)
Any student fitting these criteria should pick up a portrait brochure from the main office prior to portrait day.
Deal Geographic Bee to Be Rescheduled
- Due to a clerical error, Deal did not receive the materials from National Geographic Society in time to hold the school Bee competition this Friday. The Bee will be held at a later date, and Friday's Bee assembly is canceled.
National History Day Tutoring Starts Today
- Seventh or eighth grade students who would like some assistance with their National History Day projects may stop by RM 253 to work with Ms. Mostoller on Monday afternoons from 3:25-4 pm. Bring your questions and ideas with you. Just be sure your parents know you are staying, so they don't worry about you. She can help you with your bibliographies, exhibits, story boards, and papers.
National History Day at the Archives: Saturday
- This Saturday is the second -- and last -- opportunity for Deal students to earn extra credit points and learn more about history research at the National Archives. Make your reservation at [email protected] The workshops are one hour in length and are designed to introduce students to primary source research. All participating students must be accompanied by an adult with a photo identification.
Capital City Jazz Project
The dates for the remaining workshops are Wednesday, Jan. 13 & 27, and Feb. 12 (the rest of the dates will be determined and posted). There will be two workshops on each day, the first during 5th period and the second during 6th. Students have been instructed to get their work completed early. Teachers, please keep the list of students that was placed in your mailbox for all Jazz Project-related events.
Next Cleveland Deposit Due December 11th
- Students who are traveling with the Department of Music, please be advised that the next deposit in the amount of $100 is due on December 11th. Please note that some students are past due on the November 6th deposit.
Music Dress Rehearsals
- The Music Department will be holding dress rehearsals on December 11th. The Concert and Show choirs will rehearse during 1st and 2nd periods and the instrumental students will rehearse during 6th and 7th periods. A list of participating students will be provided for all teachers.
Deal PTA Green Sale
The holiday season has arrived already! If you celebrate by decorating trees or hanging wreaths or garlands, please purchase them at the Deal Green Sale. The dedicated PTA volunteers will be selling these fresh green items for the next two weekends outside the school. Please come and help them sell or help by making a purchase!
- Saturday & Sunday, 9 am - 5 pm
- Saturday & Sunday, Dec. 13-14, 9 am - 5 pm
- The next general membership meeting of the Deal chapter of the Washington Teachers' Union will be on Thursday afternoon, starting at about 3:35 pm. The location is TBA.
Deal 6th Grade Transition Team Meeting
Lost & FOUND Textbooks
- Members of the Deal 6th Grade Transition team will meet on Monday, December 8th, at 11 am in RM N101.
- The following students can recover their "lost" textbooks in Mrs. Streeter's office:
Aimee-Nicole Allen - History
Diona Boler - Science
Dayquan Davis - History and Science (Interactions)
Vanessa Flores - French
Adriahna Foster - Spanish
Aisha Gardner - Chinese
Karen Herrera - History
Cleo Hines - Literature
Michael Kusnet - Science (Interactions)
Marvin Mata - Spanish
Temple Melchizedek - Literature
Kali Murphy - Literature
Marvin Price - Science
Jose Reyes - Science
Please take better care of your books -- they are critical resources for our learning community!