The Student News Site of Woodrow Wilson Senior High School

The Wilson Beacon

  • Future Jackson-Reed Principal: Sah Brown
  • DGS funding helps change signage to Jackson-Reed
The Student News Site of Woodrow Wilson Senior High School

The Wilson Beacon

The Student News Site of Woodrow Wilson Senior High School

The Wilson Beacon

Jackson-Reed sees sharp increase in COVID cases

Liam de Luce, News Editor June 24, 2022

Jackson-Reed is experiencing a significant surge in COVID-19 cases. During the week of June 5, 26 cases were reported, 15 more than the previous week.  On March 16, DCPS removed the mask mandate in...

2022 graduates exempt from community service hours due to COVID-19

Alice Stillerman, Junior Editor June 24, 2022

For the second year in a row, DCPS has waived the 100 community service hours graduation requirement for seniors.  Last year the requirement was dropped due to COVID-19, with DCPS citing student safety...

Sah Brown to be Jackson-Reed principal

Hadley Carr, Editor-in-Chief June 24, 2022

Eastern High School Principal Sah Brown was selected as Jackson-Reed’s new principal for the upcoming 2022-23 school year. He will replace Interim Principal Gregory Bargeman who served as principal in...

Q&A with Sah Brown

Hadley Carr, Editor-in-Chief June 24, 2022

Q: What are you most excited about at Jackson-Reed? A: I'm most excited about getting to know the students at Jackson-Reed and working with such a large group of young people. I've always been intrigued...

Jackson-Reed to return to block schedule next year

Simon Holland, Style Editor June 24, 2022

After two years with the 4x4 schedule, Jackson-Reed decided to return to the block schedule for the 2022-23 school year. The change follows surveys conducted due to pressure from the school community. Under...

Removal of pass/fail grade option responsible for drop in average GPA

Naomi Rea, Contributor June 24, 2022

Since the return to in-person school, Jackson-Reed students have seen a drop in GPA. The average has gone from 3.3 in the 2019-20 school year to 3.15 in the 2021-22 school year.  Many students and...

Jackson-Reed teachers join nationwide union movement

Rohini Kieffer, Section Copy Editor June 24, 2022

Across the country, there has been a teachers movement under the name of ‘Red for Ed.’ This past month, it came to Jackson-Reed.  On May 20th at Jackson-Reed High School, teachers came to school...

Classroom incident highlights deep divisions at Jackson-Reed

Benjamin Chait and Hadley Carr June 24, 2022

A recent classroom dispute between a student and a teacher widens deep divisions within the Jackson-Reed community. Students and staff disagree over who is at fault, the consequences, and how the community...

Limited seats prevent juniors from taking the SAT

Liam de Luce and Riley Hawkinson May 26, 2022

The majority of the junior class sat in the gym, patiently awaiting to take the SAT. Just outside the doors behind them, an overwhelmed staff was tasked with relaying bad news to 35 students: they would...

SciMaTech designs new environmental science pathway

SciMaTech designs new environmental science pathway

Gil Leifman, Contributor May 26, 2022

SciMaTech is looking to completely redesign the structure of the environmental science track. However, growth of the pathway is limited by a lack of classroom space, teacher availability, and scheduling.  The...

New staff positions added in 2022-23 budget

Radha Tanner and Alex Cullins May 26, 2022

Jackson-Reed has decided to add 18 teaching and administrative positions to the budget for next school year, in an effort to meet student demand for additional support and resources.  The budget increased...

Signage changes to reflect new name

Charlie Reeves, Spread Editor May 26, 2022

Signage with Woodrow Wilson’s name is starting to be replaced, as structural changes amounting to $1 million are slowly implemented at Jackson-Reed. Following the official name change in March, infrastructure...

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