Bus Route

Attention students who currently take Route 242 in the afternoon.  The bus will be switching to route 243 in the afternoons only.  This change will take place next Tuesday April 22nd.  Homeroom teachers will distribute a letter to you to take home and new bus passes be distributed as soon as they arrive.  

Thank you to the 30+ students including the 5 girls who came out and showed interested in being a part of the 2014 Slo-pitch team.  The decision was difficult but the final list is posted outside of room 147.  Congratulations to those who made the team.  There is a mandatory meeting for the slo-pitch team including managers TODAY at lunch in Room 146


Ticket Sales

Just a reminder that ticket sales for the May 25th performance of the award winning production "I Don't want to Talk about it" are happening Tues through Thurs this week in the foyer.  We will be running a spirit bus to and from the performance from the school.  Tickets will be sold for $15 including bus transportation.  Tickets are limited so don't miss out.  See Mrs. Gardiner if you have any questions.

Attention All Hawks

Now is your chance to contribute to the yearbook.  We are collecting doodles, drawings and quotes from all students to be featured throughout the book.  Please drop off anything that you would like considered for publication to the folder outside room 208.

Grade 12 Students

The yearbook is currently collecting your graduation quotes and votes.  Graduating students are asked to submit their quotes/comments through the @jhssyearbook twitter page, the JHSS yearbook 2013-14 facebook page, or by filling out one of the forms outside the door of room 208.  Completed forms can be placed in the folder outside room 208.  Don't delay, do this today!

Girls Hockey

The girls hockey team yearbook photo will be taken today in the west gym at 11:10. The managers should also attend.

March Break

Now is the time to sign up for the March Break trip to Hawaii.  Take advantage of the best price for this amazing adventure by signing up today.  We are planning to snorkel with sea turtles, walk beside an active volcano, contemplate our existence at the astronomy center, and bring history to life with a visit to Pearl Harbour.  Plan on attending the meeting with your parents on Wed Apr 30th.  For more details see Mrs. Wildfong in Room 144.

National Biology Competition Participants

Please make sure that you have given Mr. MacDougall or Ms. Redfearn your entry fee of $7 by Thursday at the latest.  You are reminded that you can view and practice the previous exams each lunch hour in Room 104 this week.  The exam is Thurs Apr 24 during D Block.

Attention all staff and students:

Please be advised that the cafeteria will be closed tomorrow, Thurs Apr 17th at lunch.  No lunch will be available to be purchased.  Sorry for the inconvenience.


If you signed up for co-op next year and did not attend an interview yesterday, you are asked to come to the co-op office (Room 339) at 9:20 this morning for a brief interview.

Best Buddies

There will be a Best Buddies meeting on Thurs Apr 17th at the start of lunch in Room 118.  All members are encouraged to attend.  See you there.

Co-Prez Interviews

Co-Prez interviews will be held today in Room 334.  Please check the schedule posted outside the Phys Ed office for your interview time.

Floor Ball

Thank you to all the teams who signed up for this year's floor ball intramural.  We start TODAY at 11:10 so be changed and ready to play before then.  The first teams playing at Team Connor Locke vs Charletown Chiefs.  And at 11:30 is Bronx-style 98's vs Bench Warmers BOTH IN THE west gym.  If you want to know when your team plays for the next few weeks, check by the east gym for a complete schedule of games before our tournament.




Be Part of Something Special...

Foster Families Needed in Waterloo Region

http://jhs.wrdsb.ca/sites/jhs.wrdsb.ca/files/2013 foster care waterloo region.pdf


Students/Parents/Guardians please read this important information in regards to  GRT Route 53 changing to 203iXpress.

Transportation Eligibility 2014-2015

Starting on Friday Feb 7, the Transportation Eligibility for the 2014-2015 school year will be open. Parents and students will be able to enter their address to see whether they are eligible for transportation for next year.  To find your transportation eligibility, please follow these instructions:

Visit www.stswr.ca

Click "student login, which school do I attend, transportation eligibility" button

Click Transportation eligibility

Change school year to 2014-2015

Fill in the address and school board.  Submit for eligibility.


New Bell Times 2014 - 2015 for JHSS

Beginning in September 2014, JHSS will start 20 minutes earlier at 8:05am and end at 2:15pm.

the hawks eye 

Read all about!  JHSS news, events, sports, activities, clubs and important dates.




Supporting your student in their learning throughout the semester will make a difference.  That support can be making sure there is scheduled time for homework/review, a quiet place to study, asking questions about what they learned on a particular day and early intervention and contact with the school if you feel they are not achieving. 

As always, I encourage you to get involved in your child’s education. You are welcome to attend School Council [next meeting is 16 April], and if you have any questions or concerns about your son/daughters’ education, contact their classroom teacher, guidance counselor or Vice Principal.

Joe Bell


Waterloo Unlimited 

invites students of exceptional potential to engage with other bright, motivated students in a pre-university enrichment experience. Please see below:

Enrichment Opportunity for Grade 10 Students


Information on Programs, Support Meetings and Activities for students with ADHD

Please review the Safety Reminders for Pedestrians.

Important Information on Peanut Substitutes and Anaphylaxis Protocol

2013/2014 School Year Calendar



Homelessness Everywhere Lacking Publicity

Click the link above to learn about how 3 students made a difference to create awareness about homelessness in our community.  



ADHD_MeetDate 13_14.pdf