Principal's Message

Greetings Jackson-Reed Community,

I hope everyone is doing well as they read this message. I want to share my joy and appreciation for the students, teachers, staff members, and families that came out last week as we inducted over 140 students into the National Honor Society. This program was a wonderful reminder of our students' positive contributions to Jackson-Reed and their community. We are so proud of our students, and I ask that you join me in thanking Daniela Munoz, Science Teacher, and David Heckler, History Teacher, for sponsoring this event. The location of this program had to be adjusted due to the weather, but it didn't prevent a great celebration from taking place!

As you know, this is the time of year when low temperatures and inclement weather can affect our school operations. Last week, we had a two-hour delay and closures, and we had to adjust the location of some classes and programs. I am pleased with how members of our school community responded, and we will continue to post any weather-related announcements and updates on our website to keep you informed. We will prepare for weather-related emergencies this week by conducting our severe weather drill. This drill is done annually and is one of the required emergency response drills for all schools.

We will close out the first semester on Friday, January 26th. As a reminder, there is no school for students on that day due to professional development and record-keeping for our faculty and staff. We want to remind all our students to finish the first semester strong and encourage them to review their current Aspen grades and participate in the many office hours, tutoring sessions, and revision days teachers have made available.

We are here to support our students in earning their high school diplomas and becoming dedicated, self-reflective learners.

Tigers R.O.A.R.,
Sah Brown


Events this Week

Mon Jan 22

  • 9:00 am- 12:00 pm, NAF Resume Blitz
  • 11:55am - 12:40pm, Marvel Monday

Tue Jan 23

  • 9:00 am- 12:00 pm, NAF Resume Blitz
  • 3:45pm - 5:30pm, Credit Recovery
  • 4:30pm - 6:00pm, DC History Fair
  • 6:00pm - 7:30pm, LSAT Meeting

Wed Jan 24

  • 10:00 am, Severe Weather Drill
  • 11:15 am, Class of 2024 Mini-Class Meeting/Senior Spirit Day
  • 11:45am - 12:30pm, AA LEAD in the Atrium
  • 3:30pm - 5:00pm, College Essay Mentoring
  • 3:45pm - 5:30pm, Credit Recovery
  • 8:00 am- 2:00 pm, AOHT & WISP at Destination DC Global Market Place

Thu Jan 25

  • 7:45am - 8:30am, JROTC Formation/Drills
  • 11:45am - 12:30pm, AA LEAD in the Atrium
  • 3:45pm - 5:30pm, Credit Recovery

Fri Jan 26

  • End of Term/Half Day PD & Half Day Records Day/No School for Students
  • 1:00 pm - 3:00pm, College & Career Center's FAFSA Completion

#TigerPride: Click Below for More Info

Athletics this Week

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Upcoming Events

Mon Jan 29

  • 11:55am - 12:40pm, Marvel Monday

Tue Jan 30

  • 3:45pm - 5:30pm, Credit Recovery

Wed Jan 31

  • 3:30pm - 5:00pm, College Essay Mentoring
  • 3:45pm - 5:30pm, Credit Recovery
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm, Parent Info Meeting-Substance Use Prevention

Thu Feb 1

  • 7:45am - 8:30am, JROTC Formation/Drills
  • 3:45pm - 5:30pm, Credit Recovery

Fri Feb 2

  • All day, B-Day
  • 5:00pm - 9:30pm, J-R Players Presents: 12 Angry Jurors
  • 5:30pm - 6:30pm, Girls Varsity Basketball v. Coolidge (Senior Night)
  • 7:30pm - 8:30pm, Boys Varsity Basketball v. Coolidge (Senior Night)

Sat Feb 3

  • 6:00pm - 9:30pm, J-R Players Presents: 12 Angry Jurors

Term 2 Reminders

Term 2 ends on Friday, January 26th. All assignments and assessments must be completed by this day. Term 2 Report Cards will be available in ASPEN on Friday, February 9th.

Please reach out to your student's teacher if you have specific questions regarding make-up assignment/assessment days or office hours.

College & Career Center Updates


NAF Academy Updates

On Wednesday, January 24, students from our Hospitality and International Studies Academies will be attending Destination DC's Global Marketplace flagship program about international leisure and business event travel to Washington, DC.

They will learn about the impact of international markets and our strategies to grow market share, hear from our teams based in Australia, Brazil, China, India, Mexico and the United Kingdom, and gain insight on how to engage specific international segments

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Attention Seniors

The senior class will have a Mini-Class Meeting/Senior Spirit Day on Thursday, January 24th at 11:15 a.m.

DC History Fair Invite!

Please join us on Tuesday, January 23rd for the DC History Fair, where our brilliant students will showcase their captivating history projects!

Date: January 23rd
Time: 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Location: Jackson-Reed High School Atrium
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January's Principal's Coffee Postponed until Feb


Due to inclement weather this past weekend, the January Principal's Coffee programming has been moved to Saturday, February 24. We apologize for any inconvenience.  

Jackson-Reed HS Winter Concert

  • Wednesday, January 31st at 7:00 pm
  • University of the District of Columbia, Theater of the Arts
  • 4200 Connecticut Avenue, NW Washington D.C.

This Concert will feature a Special Guest DC Legendary Musician, John Buchanan, formerly of The Soul Searchers. Our student ensembles of Show Choir, String Orchestra, Concert Band, and Jazz Band will be featured as well. Contact Mr. Phifer for any other details.

Additional Updates By Area

Click on the headings below to see more information about each area. Please see "UPDATED" or "NEW" areas accordingly.