Parent Teacher Student Organization (PTSO)

Rising Senior Kickoff: School Counselor One-on-Ones

Dear Class of 2025 & Families,

Congratulations on reaching your senior year! We are thrilled to welcome you and your family (guardian) back to school from August 6-23rd to kick off the 2024-2025 academic year! As promised, we will be holding individual meetings to finalize schedules, discuss Dual Enrollment, review the Letter of Understanding, authorize Off-Campus forms, record gown/shirt sizes, confirm the spelling for diplomas, and document community service hours, and solidify schedules. Our ultimate goal is to ensure that every student and family understands their DCPS graduation plan.

Please sign up for a mandatory in-person meeting, which will be held in the Library by clicking here. There are a limited number of spaces for these August meetings and we encourage families to sign up as soon as possible (additional meetings will be held after the school year begins). Additionally, please ensure that your Parent and Student Brag sheets are completed and submitted via NAVIANCE by August 6, 2024. Also, prior to your scheduled meeting, log into NAVIANCE and complete the Post-Secondary Survey. Please be prepared to provide proof of completion during your meeting. Lastly, bring all completed community service hour forms, and we appreciate copies of prior service hour documentation as well.

We are enthusiastic about the upcoming school year and look forward to meeting with each of you. Should you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact your counselor:

  • Student Last Names (A – F): Patrice Maites –
  • Student Last Names (G – O): Dr. Ramona Singletary-Robertson –
  • Student Last Names (P – Z): Laurie Ligon –

You can use this document to help you with signing up for the counselor conferences. Enjoy your summer, and we eagerly await your return!


The Jackson-Reed HS Senior Team

Estimada Clase de 2025 y Familias,

¡Felicidades por llegar a su último año! ¡Estamos encantados de darle la bienvenida a usted y a su familia de regreso a la escuela del 6 al 23 de agosto para comenzar el año académico 2024-2025! Como se prometió, realizaremos reuniones individuales para finalizar los horarios, discutir la Dual Enrollment, revisar Letter of Understanding (la Carta de Entendimiento), autorizar formularios fuera del campus, registrar los tamaños de las batas/camisas, confirmar la ortografía de los diplomas, y documentar las horas de servicio comunitario, y solidificar los horarios. Nuestro objetivo final es asegurar que cada estudiante y familia entienda su plan de graduación de DCPS.

Por favor regístrese para una reunión obligatoria en persona, que se llevará a cabo en la Biblioteca. Hay un número limitado de espacios para estas reuniones de agosto y alentamos a las familias a inscribirse lo antes posible (se llevarán a cabo reuniones adicionales después de que comience el año escolar). Además, asegúrese de que sus hojas “Brag Sheets” de padres y estudiantes se completen y envíen a través DE NAVIANCE antes del 6 de agosto de 2024. Además, antes de su reunión programada, inicie sesión en NAVIANCE y complete la encuesta postsecundaria. Esté preparado para proporcionar un comprobante de finalización durante su reunión. Por último, traiga todos los formularios de horas de servicio comunitario completados, y también agradecemos copias de la documentación de horas de servicio anteriores.

Estamos entusiasmados con el próximo año escolar y esperamos reunirnos con cada uno de ustedes. Si tiene alguna pregunta, no dude en ponerse en contacto con su consejero:

  • Apellidos de los estudiantes (A – F): Patrice Maites –
  • Apellidos de los estudiantes (G – M): Dr. Ramona Singletary-Robertson –
  • Apellidos de los estudiantes (N – Z): Laurie Ligon –

¡Disfruta de tu verano y esperamos con impaciencia tu regreso!


El equipo senior de la Escuela Secundaria Jackson-Reed


Donate to the PTSO

The Jackson-Reed Parent Teacher Student Organization (PTSO) supports funding requests from teachers, administrators, staff and student groups with grants that meet the needs of our community. For example:
  • Lab equipment for 500 chemistry students
  • Professional development for social studies teachers
  • 250+ meals for teachers and staff on their in-service days
  • Backpacks of school supplies for English language learners
  • Annual support for The Beacon
  • Printmaking supplies for art department
  • AP Physics binders from College Board
  • Jackson-Reed banners on the fencing around the portable classrooms

PTSO Grants Program

We invite teachers and staff to apply for a grant from the PTSO to cover the expenses for experiences, projects and materials to support classroom work, activities and student groups at Jackson-Reed. Examples of items include the following:

  • Programmatic materials or subscriptions to help with learning.
  • Supplies for labs, tests, research, classroom activities, art, music, AP testing support.
  • Speakers, field trips, festivals and demonstration fees.
  • Larger items or supplies to support technology already in hand.
  • Materials to support for student clubs with teacher/staff sponsor.

If your request exceeds $1,000, we will ask you to present your grant application at an upcoming PTSO Board meeting. The Board meets monthly, so please plan accordingly.

If your grant is below $1,000, the PTSO Grants Committee will review and get back to you with any questions and/or a response within two weeks.

Application Process. Submit your PTSO Grant application by completing the Google Form below. If you have any questions, please email

Click here for the PTSO Grants Form

Parent/Guardians Volunteer Opportunities

Would you like to get more involved at Jackson-Reed? The PTSO Board welcomes you to join us in supporting our students, teachers and staff by:
  • Serving food/drink at PTSO events for teachers & staff and/or students & families
  • Shopping for* and delivering supplies to JRHS (*reimbursable by the PTSO)
  • Volunteering at a JRHS PTSO table at school or community events
  • Coordinating with local businesses for mutually beneficial fundraising and activities

Opportunities exist before and after school, during the school day, and on weekends. Please fill out this form; the PTSO will reach with opportunities as they arise. Thank you for your support!

All DCPS volunteers must go through a clearance process. More info here:


PTSO Board, SY23-24

PTSO Bylaws and Documents/Guardians

PTSO Board Positions

Past Updates

Course Request Changes: 5/20-5/24

May 16, 2024

Thank you to students and families for completing your course request for your 2024-2025 classes. You will be able to request changes between Monday, May 20th – Friday, May 24th via the online form.  Only one online submission per student will be accepted. Please note: Students should submit only one online schedule request change. Core schedule request…

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J-R Summer Bridge 2024 for Rising 9th Graders

May 7, 2024

Rising 9th graders and school staff will get to know each other while building their understanding of high school. Students will enjoy various activities, such as team-building games, scavenger hunts to get to know their new schools, excursions and field trips, creative projects, performances, and presentations about high school and beyond. Eligible students: Current 8th…

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Join PTSO Community Meeting, Wednesday 5/8

May 7, 2024

Please join the PTSO Community Meeting this Wed, May 8 at 6pm via Zoom to hear highlights from this year and vote on the nominees willing to serve on next year’s PTSO Board. PTSO COMMUNITY MEETING Wed, May 8 at 6pm via Zoom Topic: JRHS PTSO Community Meeting Time: May 8, 2024 06:00 PM Eastern…

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Volunteer with the PTSO

April 22, 2024

Your PTSO is working hard supporting our teachers and students in the 4th term, and starting to make plans for next year! Open Call for Volunteers: We are actively seeking new PTSO board members for SY24-25. If you are interested in getting engaged, please email Want to learn more? Visit the PTSO table this Saturday,…

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Spring Enrollment Saturday/Open House

April 18, 2024

Join Jackson-Reed on Saturday, April 27th for our Spring Enrollment Saturday/Open House. We invite all families interested in touring Jackson-Reed to RSVP for an informational “Open House”. Enrollment will also be taking place simultaneously, from 9:00 am- 2:00 pm. Are you ready to explore the exceptional educational and extracurricular opportunities at Jackson Reed High School? …

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Family Panorama Survey

March 15, 2024

DCPS Families, We are excited to invite you to share your feedback in the 2023 DC Public Schools Panorama Family Survey! The survey helps DCPS understand how families feel about their children’s school experience and learn how we can better communicate with families and support students. Take the survey by March 31! To ensure we…

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Virtual Substance Use/Abuse Information Session

March 15, 2024

The School Behavioral Health Team is hosting a virtual Substance Use/Abuse Information session for parents this March!   Are you looking for more information about substance abuse trends with teens, signs and symptoms that supportive interventions are needed, and where to get resources?   Please join us for a presentation and Q + A with…

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Parent Teacher Conference Registration

March 7, 2024

The Jackson-Reed High School parent-teacher conference registration for Thursday March 14 virtual conferences is now open to all parents/families. Conference Registration Web Address: Please take advantage of this opportunity as soon as possible. Please note that conference registration time slots will fill quickly for some teachers. The registration site will close at 11:59 PM…

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PTSO Event: Substance Use Prevention

January 19, 2024

The PTSO is hosting another parent event! On Wednesday, January 31, the Wards 3&4 DC Prevention Center Staff and Prevention Specialist will address Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug (ATOD) use and engage parents in a conversation on Prevention Strategies to address Substance Use Disorders. Please click here to R.S.V.P. for this event. 

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Giving Tuesday, November 28th

November 27, 2023

Help JRHS PTSO reach our goal! As we R.O.A.R, Gratitude is Our Attitude; we hope you will take a moment to help us get closer to our goal by raising $10,000 for Giving Tuesday on November 28th. Giving Tuesday is a global day for community members like you to come together, make an impact, and create lasting change. Your donation…

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