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Thanksgiving Food Drive – please give generously!

JHSS supports the Cambridge Self-Help Food Bank! We will be accepting non-perishable food donations at Thursday’s Football Games.  No one has ever become poor from giving, Hawks! This is the time of year that we give back to our community by taking part in the Thanksgiving Food Drive!! This Friday, Sept 30th, we will start […]

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Early Writing Opportunity:  Gr 10’s and the OSSLT (lit test)

For the first time, EQAO will be offering students the opportunity to write The Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) online. The majority of first time eligible JHSS students will be given the early opportunity to participate in this test on Thursday October 20th, 2016. If students receive a “successful” result after the October writing, […]

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Sr. Football help needed!

Once again the Sr. Football team is looking for a stick crew this Thursday night. If you can help again, please see Mr. White.

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JHSS is a Gold Ecoschool!

Last year Jacob Hespeler was certified as a Gold Ecoschool because of our efforts to conserve energy, grow and plant trees and reduce waste.  Help JHSS become an ecoschool this year by sorting our recyclables and put organic waste in the green bin in the cafeteria. Remember paper and cardboard go in one bin while […]

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safeTALK training available for WRDSB parents & guardians

As part of our system goals to supporting student & staff wellness, we are pleased to offer safeTALK training for parents/guardians of the WRDSB. What is safeTALK? safeTALK is a three-hour alertness workshop that prepares participants, regardless of prior experience or training, to become a suicide alert helper. What are the goals and objectives of […]

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Information for Commencement on Friday, Oct. 7

Congratulations JHSS grads! Extra grad. tickets are available in the main office for $3.00 each. Tickets must be presented at commencement for each guest. Please come in to purchase tickets asap as we have limited seating in the West Gym. Grads, please go to the Math wing by 6:30 p.m. to prep for the commencement ceremony on […]

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Ghost Walk tickets on sale Oct. 4 to 20

Have you ever wondered what JHSS is like at night? Let’s get creepy this Halloween season in Jacob’s first ever Ghost Walk! Walk Jacob Hespeler’s haunted halls that are laden with ghost actors, music, and creepy a theme. Gather your bravest friends and get your tickets in the upper foyer at lunch Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from October 4th to the 20th Come to the ticket desk for more information. […]

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The JHSS  GSA for 2016/2017 is starting up!!!!

Hey Hawks!! Did you know that you can help make Jacob Hespeler a safer school where everyone feels welcome and included? Everyone’s invited to come Wednesdays at lunch to be a part of the GSA (Gay/Straight Alliance): to learn about issues of gender and sexual identity; to challenge homo/transphobia and heterosexism; and to just hang […]

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Parent Involvement Committee (PIC) is looking for new members!

The Parent Involvement Committee (PIC) invites parents/guardians of students currently enrolled in a Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) school and community members to apply for positions on the WRDSB Parent Involvement Committee. The mandate for the WRDSB Parent Involvement Committee is to: Provide information and advice on parent engagement to the WRDSB; Communicate with and […]

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JHSS is a Scent Free School

To all students: Please respect the fact that JHSS is a scent free zone and refrain from spraying SCENTED products such as perfumes or hairsprays, especially in hallways and bathrooms. We have students and staff who have very severe reactions to these products, sometimes resulting in having to go to the hospital. Thank you. Admin

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