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Parent Council Meeting – Wednesday, April 25

Parents/Guardians are invited to attend the Parent Council Meeting on April 25 in the JHSS Library at 7:00 pm.  

Safe, Caring & Inclusive Survey 2018

The Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) is committed to providing safe, caring and inclusive places for everyone. One way to find out how we are doing is to ask students in grades 4 to 12 about their health and well-being. We are inviting students to share their feedback via a survey which will be […]

Immunization suspension date is coming! May 2

Public Health has alerted students who do not have their immunizations up to date through direct mailings to homes.  If your child is one of those students, please note that if this is not rectified with Public Health by May 2nd, suspensions will occur on that day until resolved. For more information, please go to or call […]

Teaching teachers tech at the Ontario summit

On Saturday, April 7, Jacob Hespeler Secondary School hosted teachers from across Ontario at the EdTechTeam Ontario Summit. This was the 6th annual event, which brings educators together to learn about new tools and skills in education technology. Presenters covered a large array of topics, from digitizing math to using technology for the preservation aboriginal […]

Flags lowered to half-mast following tragedy in Humboldt, Saskatchewan

A message from the school board: We are all shocked and saddened by the news of the Humboldt Broncos bus crash. In response to this tragic event, flags at schools and facilities across Waterloo Region District School Board have been lowered to half-mast during this time of mourning. Staff and students at some of our […]

Important message on the recent threats in our school communities

Dear Parents, Guardians and Caregivers, As many students, parents and guardians are aware, over these last few weeks, many threats have been made against a number of schools within the Waterloo Region District School Board and across the province. These threats have been issued by persons leaving behind inappropriate messages in a variety of school […]

Jacob’s Closet is coming! Relay for Life fundraiser

Do you have extra clothes that are too small or clothes you don’t want to wear anymore? Donate them to Jacob’s Closet. Donations will be accepted until April 20th. All items are accepted including shoes and other accessories. Whichever class fills the most bags of clothes, can win 500 homeroom points!!! The shopping event will […]

FYI – Lions Field, Soccer and Track Fields are not part of JHSS

Please call the City of Cambridge @ 519-740-4581 for items you might have lost at the Lions Field off Bechtel Ave.  The fields are not part of Jacob Hespeler SS, we do NOT have a Lost & Found.    

Please join us at our Director’s Town Hall

This is an evening for families, students and staff to come together to create a bright future for our children. There will be activities and opportunities for you to provide your feedback and input. Register Online When: Wednesday, April 25 Time: 6 – 7:30 p.m. Where: Education Centre, 51 Ardelt Avenue, Kitchener We want to hear what […]

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 […]

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