News & Announcements

Wanted: student art to celebrate winter

This December we are selling winter greeting cards featuring student artwork – and we need your help. We’re looking for student artists to capture the beauty of the winter season and help support our Waterloo Education Foundation (WEFI). Students, proud parents, and educators are asked to submit original student artwork (JK-12) via Twitter and Instagram […]

PD Day-Friday, Nov. 16

The focus for the November PD Day will be School Improvement Planning . Secondary Teachers and LTOs will participate in a whole-school activity reflecting our Strategic Plan and Operational Goals for Student Achievement and Well-Being, and School Improvement Planning. School and/or Department based Improvement Planning. Secondary School office staff will participate in a sharing session. Paraprofessional staff: […]

Friday, November 16, 2018 is a PD Day – no school for students

Friday, November 16, 2018 is a professional development (PD) day for elementary and secondary school staff. Students will not attend school, but Extended Day Programs will operate for enrolled students from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. The focus for the day will be School Improvement Planning in the morning. Teachers will participate in a whole-school activity […]

Hawks Raising Money for the Highway of Heroes

Hey Hawks! Are you interested in showing some more school spirit, and helping to raise money for the Highway of Heroes campaign? From now until November 16th you can purchase custom made JHSS hype socks! They come in 2 different styles, youth and mens/womens sizes, and will be $17.00 a pair. You can find order […]


Attention any students who are interested in taking militia (military) co-op next year. There is an information session on Wednesday, November 28th at 7:30 pm at the education center in Kitchener. Please see your guidance counselor for more information. Due to the overwhelming demand we have scheduled two more days for Grad Photos in December. […]

Attention Parents/Guardians – Data Verification Sheets, update, sign and return ASAP

ATTENTION PARENTS/GUARDIANS who have not completed student Data Verification Sheets – 2018/2019 Students will bring DVFs home on Monday, Nov. 5, please check your child’s Data Verification Sheet, update, SIGN and return ASAP to the Main Office at Jacob Hespeler Secondary School. It is imperative for the school to have current student information in case of […]

Our guide for the winter season

Winter is coming 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.

ADHD Community Workshop – Sunday, Nov. 25 – 9:00am – 4:00pm

Understanding ADHD in the home, school and workplace. Rockway Community Centre – 1405 King St. E. Kitchener.  

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. […]

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) We also have in this month’s edition four JHSS students (can you identify them by their hair?) […]

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