News & Announcements

Cannabis legalization and our schools

On October 17, 2018, cannabis will be legal to use, buy, possess and cultivate in Canada for persons over 19 years of age. For our students, the possession and use of cannabis is illegal. We know that this change in legislation has raised many questions and possible concerns regarding how the change will affect schools. […]

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Attention hawks! The annual Hatterstrong Dodgeball Tournament is coming up on October 18 and 19! Make sure you gather your team of 10 and sign up with the forms and hand them into the athletic office with your money by Friday the 12th. There is a competitive and non competitive league so there will be […]

JHSS students featured on the cover of CHEM 13 News

Big congratulations to Bryce Calver and Mathew Marostega who are on the cover of CHEM 13 News for the Month of October.  The international chemistry magazine for chemical educators can also be found on-line (if you don’t subscribe)  https://uwaterloo.ca/chem13news/ We also have in this month’s edition four JHSS students (can you identify them by their hair?) […]

Literacy Help Resources

Looking for assistance with Literacy and your teen?  Here are some websites that offer parent resources to help.   http://www.thisisliteracy.ca/ www.eqao.on http://www.adlit.org/ http://www.readwritethink.org/ http://www.colorincolorado.org/ https://www.commonsensemedia.org

JHSS Butterfly Garden

Jacob Hespeler SS continues to engage and encourage our students to support environmental programs: The Grade 9 Geography class collects recyclables weekly. The Grade 9 Tech Rotation class now includes a Green Tech component which utilizes our newly renovated greenhouse and maintenance of the Butterfly Gardens. A new ECO classroom has been built at the […]

Student Accident Insurance Information

Every September, Ontario school boards remind families about the option of acquiring student accident insurance. Student accident insurance can help cover unforeseen expenses due to injury that are not covered by provincial health care or employer group plans. Waterloo Region District School Board recommends “insuremykids®” Protection Plan. For more details on this option you can view […]

HeForShe writing contest submissions now open

WRDSB is proud to once again join the University of Waterloo to invite students in Grades 9 through 12 to participate in the HeForShe writing competition. This year’s theme will be ALLIES. Allies use their energy and power to call out inequity and amplify the voices of people who share their own lived experiences of […]

Important Reminders

Attention Hawks, please keep ALL valuable items in your locker or sports locker.  Students are not allowed to share lockers.  JHSS is not responsible for any items that are lost including wallets, cash, personal devices, etc. If you lose your Chromebook or textbooks you will be responsible for reimbursing the school. Please do NOT leave items […]

International Languages course registration opens tomorrow

Waterloo Region District School Board’s International Language Programs are offered every Saturday from September 15, 2018 to June 15, 2019. The programs run at a variety of locations throughout the region, and each class lasts either 3.25 hours for high school credit courses or 2.5 hours for elementary courses. All levels of language ability are welcome. […]

Questions about the Health and Physical Education curriculum changes

We recognize that there may be a number of questions about the changes relating to the re-issued 2010 Health and Physical Education Curriculum. We are providing Frequently Asked Questions as a way to inform our staff, families and community members about the changes. We will continue to update this section as information becomes available.

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