Principal's Message

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!  

Tigers R.O.A.R!   

Sah Brown   


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

Athletic Events

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

Upcoming Events

  • 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)

Jeff Selingo: Guest Speaker at PTSO's "Making Sense of the College Admissions Landscape" on 10/17 at 7:00 pm in J-R ATRIUM
Jeff Selingo: Guest Speaker at PTSO's "Making Sense of the College Admissions Landscape" on 10/17 at 7:00 pm in J-R ATRIUM
PTSO is thrilled to present a community event, Making Sense of the College Admissions Landscape, featuring guest speaker Jeff Selingo, author of Who Gets In & Why: A Year Inside College Admissions. Thanks to your generous donations, PTSO is able to offer this event free and open to all Jackson-Reed families. We hope to see you there Tuesday, October 17 at 7:00 pm in the ATRIUM. Please use the main entrance. WANT TO SUMBIT A QUESTION IN ADVANCE? Please use this form.

Jackson-Reed Homecoming Spirit Days!!

Homecoming week is 10/23-10/28, which means spirit days are just around the corner! Please see below to view the spirit days as well as a short description of each:
  • 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)

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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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