French Language Certification for Grade 12 Students

Are you currently enrolled in or completed a Grade 12 Core, Extended French, French Immersion or Advanced Placement course? Then you are invited to participate in the DELF: Diplôme d’études en langue Française. The DELF is a certified diploma from France that recognizes your level of language proficiency in French. After you successfully complete the […]

Vaping education for WRDSB families and caregivers – Feb. 27-JHSS-7:00 to 8:30pm

As vaping continues to rise in popularity among teens, we want to equip our parents and caregivers with the necessary information to understand the risks of this trend. Waterloo Region District School Board, along with the Region of Waterloo Public Health and Emergency Services, is hosting family information sessions that explore the many topics around […]

C.A.K.E. Auction – Friday, March 6

The categories this year are:  Bleed Blue (JHSS Spirit), St Patrick’s Day, and “On Vacation”.  This year, the Leadership students are asking departments to make a subject-specific cake, with breakfast being served to the winning department (cakes can also be used for homeroom points). Homeroom points will be awarded for all levels of participation and bonus points awarded for the best […]

JHSS Dates to Remember Sem. 2

Fri. Mar. 6 – C.A.K.E. Auction – donate a cake and help educate students in Kenya Wed. Mar. 11 – Parent Teacher Interviews, 6:00 to 8:00 pm Mar. 16 – 20 – March Break Fri. Mar. 3 – PD Day Apr. 10 – 13 – Easter Holidays Thurs. Apr. 16 – Term 2 begins Wed. […]

Bleed Blue Dance – Wed. Feb. 26, 7:00 to 10:00pm

Jacob Hespeler will be holding its very own “bleed blue” themed dance! Dress up in your boldest, bluest outfits and bring your energy and school spirit on Wednesday, February 26th at this exciting event. $10.00 per ticket in advance and $12.00 at the door. Students, please bring your student card and ticket to enter the […]

Pink Shirt Day – Wednesday, Feb. 26

Wear Pink to support a BULLYING FREE JHSS! Earn Homeroom Points for wearing PINK! Any students wearing PINK will receive a FREE slice of pizza! SMILE COOKIES will also be sold for $1 on Wednesday. All proceeds will go towards ANTI BULLYING clubs in our school. Students, here’s what you can do to stand against […]

Pink Shirt Day is February 26

On Wednesday, February 26, join us in recognizing Pink Shirt Day. This is a day to stand up against bullying. This movement was inspired by the actions of two high school students from Nova Scotia. In 2007, the students witnessed a Grade 9 boy being bullied for wearing a pink polo shirt on his first […]

Week at a Glance: February 24-28, 2020

We know that communication during work-to-rule and strike days can be overwhelming. To help our families, we created a calendar for this week as a reference, to help explain what days schools are open and what programs are operating. Monday, February 24 All schools (JK-Grade 12) open All rental permits cancelled No elementary extracurricular activities […]

WRDSB secondary schools remain open on February 28

The Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF) has announced that its members (teachers and education workers) will participate in another one-day full withdrawal of services (strike-action) at a number of school boards across the province on Friday, February 28, 2020. This one-day strike action does not impact WRDSB schools. Our schools will be open to […]

Important message re. Student Immunizations

Hello parents/guardians, The Region of Waterloo Public Health in conjunction with the Waterloo Region District School Board requires students to be up-to-date with immunizations as of March 24, 2020. The Region of Waterloo Public Health has completed mailing notifications to parents whose child/children are not up-to-date with their immunization records. Parents or students are able […]

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