News & Announcements

Drug Awareness INFO Night – Wed. May 24, 6:00pm JHSS Cafetorium

JHSS will be hosting a drug information evening for parents on Wed. May 24th. We will have a couple of speakers on the issues that we, as a community, are facing with the following focus: What to look for? How to talk to your teen? What resources are out in community to help? We will […]

ANNOUNCEMENTS – May 15 – May 19

A Huge Congratulations goes out to the JHSS Percussion Ensemble and Saxophone Ensemble for their outstanding performances at the MusicFest Canada Nationals competition held in Niagara Falls last week! We are extremely proud to announce that Sax Ensemble received a Silver Award and Percussion Ensemble received a Gold Award at Nationals! Mrs. Lehmann Skelton would […]

JHSS Athletic Banquet – Thursday, June 8 at 5:30pm – West Gym

All students who have participated on a JHSS sports team are invited to the annual Athletic Banquet. The theme for 2017 is “Canada 150”. The price of the ticket includes dinner and keynote address from a prominent Canadian athlete. Time spent with your family and friends to celebrate – priceless! One day only ticket special is on […]

Grade 3 and 6 EQAO assessments begin May 23, grade 9 assessments on June 5

Beginning Tuesday, May 23, grade 3 and 6 students will begin EQAO assessments of reading, writing and mathematics. Grade 9 students will complete their assessment of mathematics, beginning on Monday, June 5. Please check with your individual school for exact assessment dates.

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All exams will be written in the morning starting at 8:30am. JHSS follows a Period Exam Schedule: Thursday, June 22 – Per. A exams Friday, June 23 – Per. B exams Monday, June 26 – Per. C exams Tuesday, June 27 – Per. D exams Wednesday, June 28 – Additional Courses The Final Exam Schedule […]

2017-18 School Year Calendar is now available

The 2017-18 School Year Calendar is now available. School will start on Tuesday, September 5, 2017. Winter holidays run between December 25, 2017 and January 5, 2018, and March break runs from March 12 to March 16, 2018. The last day of classes will be Thursday, June 28, 2018. The 2017-18 School Year Calendar contains detailed […]

FYI – Lions Field, Soccer and Track Fields are not part of JHSS

Please call the City of Cambridge @ 519-740-4581 for items you might have lost at the Lions Field off Bechtel Ave.  The fields are not part of Jacob Hespeler SS, we do NOT have a Lost & Found.    

JHSS Celebrates Canada’s 150th with 150 Red & White Tulips

Thank-you to all grade 9 science students who helped plant 150, Limited Edition Canada 150 bulbs that are now in bloom at the front of our school! These tulips represent a long-standing friendship between Canada and the Netherlands.  The Netherlands created these bulbs to commemorate Canada’s 150th in a show of gratitude for the role […]

Hey Grads…Scholarship Opportunities – Apply

The Rockton Agricultural Society is looking to award two graduating students $1500 each who are continuing to a post-secondary institution or a provincially regulated trade. Please see Mrs. Wilbee or Mrs. Wildfong for further details. Are you a Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) who has an 8O% average and planning to attend Huron College at […]

Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why – Guidance for Parents

Frequently Asked Questions – 13 Reasons Why, provided by School Mental Health ASSIST – May 4, 2017

Netflix recently released the series 13 Reasons Why based on the popular young adult novel of the same name by Jay Asher. The series depicts the story of a high school student who dies by suicide, leaving behind 13 cassette recordings that share the events that she perceives led to her death. Series like this one can lead to misconceptions and misinformation about suicide, and possibly to the glorification of suicide.

For these reasons, mental health professionals, including the Waterloo Region District School Board’s mental health team, feel it is necessary to make you aware of this series. The WRDSB is providing the following tips, distributed by School Mental Health (SMH) ASSIST and National Association of School Psychologists (NASP), to help with conversations you may have with your child:

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