Greetings Jackson-Reed Community,
Jackson-Reed's College Awareness Month has been off to a great start! First, I commend Ms. Wells for coordinating the PSAT/SAT last week for all grade levels; Freshman, Sophomores, and Juniors took the digital-based PSAT, and Seniors took the paper-based SAT. The testing went well and we are grateful for your support with this new testing approach.
I'd also like to thank Mr. Reeves, our new College and Career Coordinator, for developing an all-encompassing College Exploration for our 9th-grade students. Groups of ninth graders were able to attend four nearby colleges and universities as well as the Smithsonian African American Museum. Ms. Levenson, our other College and Career Coordinator, also led a College Fair this past Thursday evening, which had a great turnout. Students and families who attended were able to interact and ask questions with college admissions representatives from over 15 colleges. If you were unable to attend the fair, our College and Career Center has daily visitors from various partners that guarantee all students access to post-secondary options.
This week, teachers and families will have more dedicated time to discuss student success during our Family Conferences on Thursday, October 19th. All Jackson-Reed families were given access to register and schedule for conferences this past Friday. If you need more information on accessing the scheduling platform, please click here. We hope you will take advantage of this opportunity to ask questions and partner with our teachers to plan for a successful end of Term-1.
I look forward to another positive and productive week!
A Message from Resident Principal McKenzie: 9th-Grade College Exploration
We are thrilled to express our deepest gratitude to the PSTO for providing the necessary funding that allowed our 9th-Graders to have an extraordinary experience during the recent college tours and cultural museum visits. It was an exceptional opportunity for our students to gain exposure to the collegiate atmosphere and expand their cultural knowledge.
We would also like to extend our heartfelt appreciation to Mr. Zuogwi Reeves, our new College and Career Coordinator, who orchestrated this enriching experience. We commend Mr. Reeves and our incredible team of NAF directors, 9th-Grade Teachers, Counselors, and Deans. Their unwavering support and dedication made this journey possible for our students.
We are proud to share that our students exhibited exemplary behavior throughout the entire trip. Their conduct reflected their maturity and enthusiasm for learning. We truly believe that experiences like these foster personal growth and inspire our students to pursue higher education and future career opportunities.
With the success of this venture, we are eager to embark on many more educational experiences throughout the year. We are confident that these educational excursions will continue to broaden our students' horizons and instill in them a lifelong love for learning.
Once again, thank you, PSTO, for playing a pivotal role in shaping our students' education and providing them with experiences that will have a lasting impact on their lives
Click Below: Events this Week
Events this Week
- Monday, 10/16: Fire Drill
- Monday, 10/16: WISP Hosting Japanese Students
- Monday, 10/16: "Chat & Chew" Career Exploration in Library, 11:45 am- 12:45 pm
- Tuesday, 10/17: PTSO Community Event: College Admissions in ATRIUM, 7:00-8:00 pm
- Wednesday, 10:18: THE GREAT SHAKE OUT 10:10 am
- Wednesday, 10/18: Stop the Bleed Training, 3:30-5:30 pm
- Wednesday, 10/18: College Essay Mentoring (Weekly), 3:30-4:30 pm
- Thursday, 10/19: Parent Teacher Conference, 12:00-7:00 pm (NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS)
- Thursday, 10/19: NAF College Application Drive, 10:00 am- 3:00 pm
- Friday, 10/20: Professional Development Day (NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS)
- Saturday, 10/21: Principal's Coffee w/ PTSO in College & Career Center, 10:00-11:00 am
- Saturday, 10/21: Boy's Basketball Clinic in Main Gym, 9:00 am-12:00 pm
Monday, October 16th:
- Girls Varsity Soccer (HOME) vs. Coolidge @4:00 pm
- Boys Varsity Soccer (HOME) vs. Cardozo @5:30 pm
Tuesday, October 17th:
- Girls JV Soccer (HOME) vs. Potomac @4:00 pm
- Girls Varsity Soccer (HOME) vs. Potomac @ 5:15 pm
- Volleyball (AWAY) vs. Roosevelt @6:15 pm
Wednesday, October 18th:
- Volleyball (AWAY) vs. Maret @4:15 pm
- Girls Varsity Soccer (HOME) vs. SWW @4:00 pm
Thursday, October 19th:
- JV Football (HOME) vs. Yorktown @6:00 pm
- Boys JV Soccer (AWAY) vs. Eleanor Roosevelt @4:00 pm
- Volleyball (HOME) vs. SWW @6:15 pm
Friday, October 20th:
- Boys Varsity Soccer (HOME) vs. WIS @4:00 pm
- Field Hockey (AWAY) St. Johns @4:00 pm
Saturday, October 21st:
- Cross Country (AWAY) vs. All Level Champions Meet @2:00 pm
- Varsity Football (AWAY) vs.HD Woodson @12:00 pm
- Basketball Clinic Fundraiser (HOME) @8:00 am-1:00 pm
- Monday, 10/23- Friday, 10/27: Homecoming Spirit Week
- Wednesday, 10/25: CTE Academies Guest Speaker Joshua Coombes, 10:20-11:50 am
- Thursday, 10/26: SAT Makeups with Ms. Wells
- Saturday, 10/28: Jackson-Reed Homecoming Dance in Gym, 7:00-10:30 pm
Homecoming T-Shirt Winners & Designs
Below are the Jackson-Reed SGA (Student Government) T-Shirt Design Winners. SGA will be selling these T-Shirts to Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors to wear on the Friday before Homecoming during Spirit Week. Seniors will receive them at no cost (included in Senior Dues).
PTSO Community Event: Making Sense of the College Admissions Landscape (Now in ATRIUM)
Jackson-Reed Homecoming Spirit Days!!
- Monday, 10/23- Dynamic Duo (Come dressed up as a twin, famous character, or rhyme without reason duo)
- Tuesday, 10/24- Generation & Seniors Day (Freshmen-2010's, Sophomores-2000's, Juniors-90's, Seniors-Choose Generation)
- Wednesday, 10/25- Barbie VS Ken Day
- Thursday, 10/26- Country VS Country Club Day
- Friday, 10/27- Class Colors Day (Purchase a class T-Shirt earlier in the week and come to school dressed up in your class's shirt. Freshmen-Green, Sophomore-Grey, Juniors-White, Seniors-Black)
Jackson-Reed Theatre Presents: "She Kills Monsters" by Qui Nguyen
Dates: November 2nd- 4th & November 9th-11th
House Opens: 6:30pm
Show Begins: 7:30pm
Saturday, Nov. 4th: Matinee at 2:30pm
Location: Blackbox Theater (Chesapeake St. Doors)
Jackson-Reed Theater's Fall play presents a dramatic comedy celebrating family, friendship and the power of imagination. “She Kills Monsters” tells the story of Agnes Evans, the classic girl-next-door, who stumbles upon the Dungeons & Dragons notebook of her deceased younger sister, Tilly. As Agnes immerses herself in her sister’s imaginary world, we join her on an action-packed adventure discovering demons, cheerleaders and the spirit of sisterhood along the way.
“She Kills Monsters” is a must-see for fans of geek culture, 90's nostalgia, and anyone who's ever felt like they didn't belong.
*This production contains disturbing language and mature themes, including death, grief, bullying, violence, and sexuality. It may not be appropriate for younger audiences. (PG-13)
Tickets Available Online October 19
Students: $5; Adults: $15, Faculty & Staff: Free
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