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Girls Soccer Team NEWS!

Attention Girls’ Soccer Team…there will be a short meeting at the beginning of lunch today in room 046. That’s today at the start of lunch in room 046.

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Art Club cancelled today!

olympics tickets Please stay tuned for more info. on the next Art Club meeting!

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Brrrrrrr…..Frost tonight but keeping warm at the JHSS Relay for Life!!

Students, please bring your warmest Winter is Coming gear this evening for the overnight R4L event!   Hat, socks, scarves, mitts, boots, sweaters, coats, blankies…

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Come out for Ultimate Frisbee

Practices Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays at lunch.  Those wanting to attend the Preston High School Tournament afterschool Wednesday, May 27th need to come to practice this week and next week.  If you are going to the tournament and cannot attend one or more practices please speak to Ms. Bacic, Mr. Lambert, or Mrs. Pederson.

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Congratulations to all members of the JHSS track and field team on a great season!

For the last two days, 27 of our 54 athletes represented the school at CWOSSA. Our team was awesome! We had 12 members advance to OFSAA regionals next Friday and Saturday in London. Some of our top performers were Sarah Hodgson, Courtney Wright and Thomas Weigl. Courtney won the senior girls long jump title, while [...]

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Relay for Life – Friday, May 22 to May 23, Important INFO!

Hello R4L Participants! Thank you so much for signing up for Relay for Life! This is a great event for an amazing cause.  As a R4L participant, you will receive a Relay t-shirt, lanyard, pizza, potato chips and water.  As a reminder, please bring in your pledge money to the foyer this week at lunch [...]

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Ryan’s Law Information

Ryan’s Law was recently passed by the Ontario Legislature to support the well being of students with asthma. Please read the letter below for more information. Letters will be handed out to students on Thursday, May 21. Ryan’s Law 2015

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June 2015 EXAM Schedule

Exams will be written from Thursday, June 18 to Wednesday, June 24. Please note that students will NOT be excused for vacation during EXAM PERIODS. Copies are available on the Main Office counter. June Exam Schedule Final 2015

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Transportation Info. for 2015/2016

Effective August 24th, 2015, busing details for September 2015 will be  on our website at www.stswr.ca under the student login section by selecting the appropriate year. To access this information, you will require the student’s OEN # (found on the report card), the student’s date of birth and their home address.

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eWaste Recycling event this weekend at JHSS

The eWaste Recycling event will be happening this weekend here at JHSS in the parking lot by the tennis court. Please bring all unwanted working or broken electronics for recycling. This free event will take place on Saturday and Sunday from 9-3 but you can bring items in to Room 208 all week long. This [...]

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Safe, Caring & Inclusive School Survey – Parents/Guardians

A Safe, Caring and Inclusive School (SCIS) is a place where all partners – students, staff, parents, and community members treat one-another fairly, with respect and kindness, and act in a socially responsible way towards all members of the school community. It is an inclusive community where diversity is affirmed within a framework of common [...]

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Trees for life! Red Oaks on Sale in the Main Office until friday.

Grade 9 science classes have been working on a seedling project since March break.  All proceeds (by donation) will go towards Relay for Life. Plant a tree in honour of a loved-one! Let’s plant a forest hawks! Thanks for your support!

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Relay for Life is almost here!

 Relay for Life will be held on Friday, May 22 to May 23. You DO NOT want to miss out on this amazing event…. 7 pm to 7 am…that’s 12 hours of activities on the JHSS track including …… Dodgeball, Football, Tug-of-War, Relay Races, Zumba, Kahoot, Swing Dancing, Movies/TV shows on the big screen, Yoga, Themed [...]

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What is a math teacher’s favourite dessert? Pi.

Come on out to the Pie Auction today in the Caf at lunch. Be sure to bring your loonies. All proceeds go to Relay for Life. Don’t be shy, buy a pie.

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Paralympic Schools Week 2015 resources now available

This message is on behalf of the Canadian Paralympic Committee. — OTTAWA – Feb. 26, 2015 – The Canadian Paralympic Committee, in partnership with Petro-Canada, is pleased to announce that registration is now open for the 2015 edition of Paralympic Schools Week, which will be held nation-wide from May 4 to 8, 2015. All schools [...]

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The 2015-16 School Year Calendar is Here!

The 2015-16 school year calendar has been approved by the Ministry of Education. The first day of school for the 2015-16 school year is September 8, 2015.

View the Calendars:

Elementary
Secondary – Semestered Schools
Secondary – Waterloo-Oxford DSS

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JHSS 2015/2016 School Year Calendar

Students, Parents/Guardians – First day of school is Tuesday, Sept. 8. For your information, the 2015/2016 calendar is now available: JHSS CALENDAR 2015-2016

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School Dress Code

JHSS is a very busy place from day to day, not only with students and staff, but also with visitors from the community at large.  With this in mind, choices in clothing must be appropriate for the educational environment that is JHSS.  Now that warm weather is here, it is necessary to remind the student [...]

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Important Information from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency

FOOD RECALL WARNING: SLICED APPLES Today the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) issued a Food Recall Warning of sliced apples and products containing sliced apples from Sun Rich Fresh Food Incorporated. The recall applies to sliced apples and products containing sliced apples produced in the company’s Brampton, Ontario facility due to possible Listeria contamination. Please [...]

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Growing our Green Space at Centennial PS

CPS Greenspace Letter March2015 Growing Our Green Space Newsletter FINAL grant info Fundraising information for our playground is in full swing, please share with the Hespeler Community.  

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School Climate Surveys Are Here!

School climate surveys are important tools which help schools assess the current culture within a school. The survey captures perceptions from students, parents and staff relating to issues such as character development, equity and inclusion, safe schools, and variables that contribute to a healthy school environment. Please take the opportunity to complete the Safe Caring [...]

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Introducing Reporting Attendance by email – jhssatt@wrdsb.on.ca

jhssatt@wrdsb.on.ca Please check the black/white Absence Reporting tab to the left for more information.  

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Commencement 2015 NEWS, listen up Grads!

Plans are well underway for this year’s commencement exercises, which is to be held on Friday, October 9, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. Commencement letters will be mailed out today, students please let your parents know that this letter contains important information regarding your “BIG”  day. Please pay the $20.00 fee ASAP! The deadline for the special [...]

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Healthy Nutrition NEWS

10 Ways to Eat More Veggies and Fruit Boost Your Breakfast: Add berries, dried fruit or sliced banana to your cereal, yogurt or oatmeal. Try peppers, mushrooms, onions or chopped greens in a delicious omelette. Double the Veggies: Add extra vegetables into your soups, stir-fries, casseroles and pasta dishes. Load up on veggie toppings for [...]

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Important Notice for Secondary Students & Families

Potential job action by Waterloo Region District School Board secondary teachers. The purpose of this letter is to update Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) families on the status of labour negotiations with its secondary teachers. We know that, as parents, it’s important for you to know how this situation may affect your daughter and/or [...]

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