Monday March 10 - Friday March 14 is March Break.
Have a safe and happy holiday!
Tips for the Literacy Test - Thurs. March 27
Students and Parents/Guardians - the Lit. Test is coming up soon, please check out the links below to help prepare for and understand the OSSLT.
Reading & Writing Student Tips
Simplified Reading & Writing Tips
Parent Resource - Understanding the Literacy Test
Literacy Test Prep
There will be a Literacy Test Prep at lunch in Room 307 from March 5th to March 26th. Join us for practice booklets, online support and Questions and Answers! See you there!
Semi is fast approaching HAWKS!
Remember to SAVE THE DATE: Thursday April 3rd from 7-10pm at the Armenian Centre
Come experience a Casino Night in Las Vegas with a Much Music DJ and tons of casino tables!
Tickets will go on sale March 19th at lunch for $15
Where in the World?
Are you going somewhere amazing over March Break? Jetting off to Europe? Sailing to the Caribbean? Visiting your brother in Ottawa? Going to a leafs game? Why not take your JHSS spiritwear along with you for the trip! Where in the world is JHSS...is an opportunity for you to show your Jacob Pride. Snap a pic of you in your spiritwear wherever you are in the world, then tween your pic to #whereintheworldisJHSS and @Jacob Hespeler and you will be featured in our project. Don't forget to mention your name and where you are! Looking forward to seeing all the JHSS spirit around the world.
Dodgeball Intramurals are fast approaching. The official Dodgeball season will run from March 24th to April 4th. Sign up sheets are available on the SAC Office door (Room 248). Get your team signed up in either the Jr or Sr divisions.
WRDSB Parent Involvement Committee Workshop, Saturday, April 12, 2014
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:
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.
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.
As I look out my office window, we are in the midst of yet another snowy day in Hespeler, but inside JHSS, our students are settling into their Semester II classes. The beginning of a new semester presents our students with a fresh start and an opportunity to achieve to a high standard. The Staff at JHSS is a caring staff, and your student’s achievement is always at the forefront. 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.
February is Black History Month and a group of staff are looking at opportunities to share awareness and understanding with our students of the contribution and accomplishments made by individuals of African descent in shaping the Canadian identity.
This semester is full of athletic, social and academic opportunities for students. Special events that take place this semester include: the Sears Festival, power fit, a food drive, and mathematics contests. A very important date to circle on the calendar is MARCH 27 2014, the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test [OSSLT], a mandatory assessment and graduation requirement. Typically students write the OSSLT in grade 10; however, if your student is not sure if they are scheduled to write the assessment this year, they should check with their guidance counsellor.
As always, I encourage you to get involved in your child’s education. You are welcome to attend School Council [next meeting is 26 February], and if you have any questions or concerns about your son/daughters’ education, contact their classroom teacher, guidance counselor or Vice Principal.
invites students of exceptional potential to engage with other bright, motivated students in a pre-university enrichment experience. Please see below:
Waterloo Unlimited Grade 10 program - The theme of "Change"
Sunday, May 11 - Thursday, May 15, 2014
Application deadline: postmarked by Monday, March 10, 2014
We live in the midst of change: technological change, social change, political change, environmental change. In modern times humankind has experienced an unprecedented rapidity of change. How do we adapt, or not adapt... and what are the consequences? Students will consider the perspectives of scientists, engineers, writers, and philosophers, as they examine the dynamics of “Change”.
Program fee: $450 Supervised overnight shared residence accommodation: $160
Information on Programs, Support Meetings and Activities for students with ADHD
Please review the Safety Reminders for Pedestrians.
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.