Our course outlines are provided to parents at the beginning of the school year. They describe the courses a student in the grade will enroll in, what units will be covered, how the assessments will be given, IB aims and objectives, and DCPS standards. Each outline was developed by Deal teachers. In some cases, courses and teams may provide additional information to the students and parents, either online or in paper form, that describe particular grading practices, team expectations, and other important policies. These outlines are revised each year (and on occasion during the school year), so they should be seen as a snapshot of the courses.
May 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
May 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
May 9 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
May 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
As we end National Poetry Month, I reflect on when I first encountered poetry that meant something to me. A long time ago, my English class worked with T. S. Eliot's poetry and I was required to memorize "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock." At the time, I enjoyed what seemed clever writing, the emotion of the author, and the exposure to a more complex level of composition. Today, when I as an adult re-read Eliot, and particularly "Prufrock," I can see the poem for something different. The inner emotional struggle that the protagonist wrestles with makes more sense to the adult me. The larger message, however, is that my early exposure to poetry allowed me to slowly unwrap multiple meanings as I grew. I feel different about "Prufrock" now than I did. Poetry allows us to do that...[read more]