Woodworking Co-Op Offers the Tangible Benefits of Experiential Learning

“There’s nothing like sitting on the chair you’ve built.” Casey Herfuth likes a good challenge and loves working with hands. So, when the Grade 11 student at Preston High School (PHS) was offered a co-op placement at Steel and Timber Designs in Cambridge, he jumped at the opportunity. He earned high school credits, while gaining […]

COVID-19 Update for the 2022/23 School Year

With the return to school well underway, we want to provide an update to families and caregivers on our current COVID-19 measures. Please know that the health and safety of our students and staff remain our top priority. We continue to follow the guidance of the Ministry of Education and public health, to balance the […]

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and Orange Shirt Day – Friday, September 30

On Friday, September 30, Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) will acknowledge the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and Orange Shirt Day.  All WRDSB schools and offices will remain open for students and staff.  What is National Day for Truth and Reconciliation? On June 2021, the Government of Canada created the National Day for […]

Saying Thanks on IT Professionals Day

Today is IT Professionals Day – it’s an opportunity to recognize the critical role information technology staff play in supporting staff and students all across the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB). First celebrated in 2015, IT Professionals Day was created to show appreciation for these dedicated professionals who keep every part of their organization […]

Cancellation Notice: September 21 Blended Learning Day for Secondary Students

Secondary students and families, please be aware that due to issues with the distribution of Chromebooks to students and new staff, we will be cancelling the Blended Learning Day planned on Wednesday, September 21. As a result, Wednesday, September 21 will be treated as a regular in-person school day. We apologize for any inconvenience this […]

Anticipated Transportation Service Interruptions

We want to share an important update about school buses. Due to a driver shortage and the impact on service this will have, some routes will be cancelled using the same approach as the last school year. More than 90% of scheduled trips are operating normally. However, some routes are experiencing more frequent and prolonged […]

Blended Learning Day: Wed, Sep 21st, 2022

Dear Parents / Guardians / Caregivers: I would like to take this opportunity to remind you of some important dates that are coming up this semester. Blended Learning Days: September 21st and December 7th Instructional Support Days: November 9th and November 10th PD Day: October 24th and November 18th Our first Blended Learning Day is […]

HAWKS Walk For Terry 2022

Our HAWKS Walk for Terry is taking place on Tuesday, September 20th.  Please see below for a change to the regular schedule for this day. A Period 1 8:10 am – 9:10 am B Period 2 9:15 am:  Students to walk to field with their Period 2 teacher Whole school walk 9:25 am – 10:10 […]

Our Strategic Plan – Hear from Director chanicka

As we set out on the journey of creating our plan for the future of the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB), we grounded our focus in our role of educating and preparing students to excel on their chosen path in learning and life. The Strategic Planning Process has been, by far, the most broad […]


Student Parking & Student Drop off is in the west parking lot only. This is the parking lot closest to Zehrs. The upper and lower driveways at the front of JHSS are for designated bus drop-off zones only. Parking is not allowed at any time on the upper and lower driveways at the front entrance of […]

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