News & Announcements

PD Day Oct. 26, 2018

Professional Development Day focused on Operational Goals for Student Achievement & Well-Being and School Improvement Planning: OCT 26 2018 PD Day Agenda

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.  

Nutrition for Learning is running a Holiday Card Design Competition

Attention talented artsy students! The competition  is open to all students! The winning design will be printed onto cards and sent out to all the donors who support student nutrition programs in the region. The winning designer will win a $100 gift card for Chapters for themselves and $400 for their school nutrition program! The […]

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. […]


Hey hawks! Today is day 5 of grade wars. After the Hatterstrong tournament yesterday, the grade 10s are currently in first place with 700 points, the grade 12s are in second with 650 points, the grade 11s are in third with 400 points, and the grade 9s are in fourth with 200 points. Today is […]

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?) […]

Literacy Help Resources

Looking for assistance with Literacy and your teen?  Here are some websites that offer parent resources to help. www.eqao.on

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 […]

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 […]

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