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Recognizing International Transgender Day of Remembrance

The Waterloo Region District School Board would like to extend support to our transgender students, parents/families, and staff in honour of International Transgender Day of Remembrance and Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week. We are committed to providing safe, inclusive and caring learning environments for each and every one of our students. Our incredible staff work […]

Thanks to the JHSS Community – Poppy Fund raised $625.55

The total of Popcorn Sales and Donations came to …$625.55!!! Way to go, Jacob Hawks; the Royal Canadian Legion and our Canadian Vets thank you for your generosity. Don’t forget to buy your spirit socks, and cookie dough as a dollar from each sale goes towards our school goal of $1000.00 for the Highway of […]

Wanted: student art to celebrate winter

This December we are selling winter greeting cards featuring student artwork – and we need your help. We’re looking for student artists to capture the beauty of the winter season and help support our Waterloo Education Foundation (WEFI). Students, proud parents, and educators are asked to submit original student artwork (JK-12) via Twitter and Instagram […]

Attention Parents/Guardians – Data Verification Sheets, update, sign and return ASAP

ATTENTION PARENTS/GUARDIANS who have not completed student Data Verification Sheets – 2018/2019 Students will bring DVFs home on Monday, Nov. 5, please check your child’s Data Verification Sheet, update, SIGN and return ASAP to the Main Office at Jacob Hespeler Secondary School. It is imperative for the school to have current student information in case of […]

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. […]

Literacy Help Resources

Looking for assistance with Literacy and your teen?  Here are some websites that offer parent resources to help.   http://www.thisisliteracy.ca/ www.eqao.on http://www.adlit.org/ http://www.readwritethink.org/ http://www.colorincolorado.org/ https://www.commonsensemedia.org

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 […]

Questions about the Health and Physical Education curriculum changes

We recognize that there may be a number of questions about the changes relating to the re-issued 2010 Health and Physical Education Curriculum. We are providing Frequently Asked Questions as a way to inform our staff, families and community members about the changes. We will continue to update this section as information becomes available.

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