News & Announcements

EQAO Lit. Test – Tues. April 10

The Lit. test will involve two booklets of questions pertaining to reading and writing, each being given one hour and 30 minutes for completion with a break in between. The school day schedule will be altered to accommodate the test.  There will be no formal classes in the afternoon but time is allotted for tutorial […]


There will be a Best Buddies meeting on Tuesday March 20, at the start of lunch in room 122. See you there! Weight Room Membership Deal Want to feel better for spring? Have we got a deal for you. Weight Room Memberships will be $20 only after March Break. Please take advantage of this great […]

Information for Parents

During the spring months, many groups of senior students, as a means to celebrate graduation, organize events on their own accord  (e.g. dances, “proms’, camping, beach trips, etc.).  Please note that these independent events are not officially recognized or organized by, at or through Jacob Hespeler Secondary school.  As private events, school staff does not […]

There’s still time to provide your feedback

Due to the overwhelming response we have received, we have extended the budget survey closing date to March 16, 2018. Calling all students, parents, staff and community members. We want to hear from you on which funding priorities we should consider for the 2018-19 school year and beyond. Annual Budget Survey Complete this short online […]

12th Annual C. A. K. E. Auction raised $2838.00 – Fri. March 9

Congratulations Hawks, our annual cake auction raised $2838.00!  Proceeds go to sponsor kids education in Kenya & Relay For Life!  Fredrik and Purity have now graduated university in Kenya and JHSS continues to support students as they further their education. The cakes were so creative and delicious!  

Inspired by women making a difference in our schools

On International Women’s Day, we want to thank all the women and girls in our schools who are sharing their passion and making a difference. We are grateful to the students and staff that are leading positive change in our schools and community. CBC KW featured three of our students who are spearheading initiatives that […]

International Women’s Day – March 8 – Congratulations Emelia!

Congratulations to EmJ (Emelia Sewell) for being chosen from WRDSB secondary schools as a role model for “International Women’s Day.”  Emelia is an amazing role model for her fellow students and a great advocate for women.  Below is a link to twitter of a picture from her CBC radio interview this morning in KW. […]

JHSS Student photo on cover of CHEM 13 News

This photo of beautiful copper crystals growing in a test tube was captured by Elora Yott from Ms. Clifford’s class at Jacob Hespeler SS.  The photo was featured on the cover of Chem 13 news, an international Science magazine.

Our guide for the winter season

Winter is never-ending and we want to ensure that we are ready for what Mother Nature has in store for us this season. During bad weather conditions, we may need to cancel buses or close schools for the safety of our students and staff. Here’s what you need to know: Learn more about our Severe Weather procedures.

Free Family Event on April 7

The Parent Involvement Committee (PIC) and Waterloo Region Assembly of Public School Councils (WRAPSC) are excited to host their 7th annual free family event on Saturday, April 7. This is a fun opportunity for WRDSB families to learn and connect. Register Online Now The theme for this year’s event is Parent Engagement for Innovative Education and […]

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