February 21 is International Mother Language Day

Today, February 21, is International Mother Language Day. This day was created by UNESCO in 1999 to celebrate languages and promote cultural diversity. On this day in 1952, three students from Dhaka University were killed during a demonstration. The students were calling for the recognition of their language Bangla (also known as Bengali). International Mother […]

School Council Meeting – February 21, 2023

We have a school council meeting on Tuesday, Febuary 21st for all caregivers and parents of Jacob Hespeler Secondary School. Meet us in the library at 7pm, and give us your perspective on school-wide issues. We would love to hear from you! The principal, vice principal, head of guidance, and student representatives, as well as […]

February 20 is World Day of Social Justice

About the World Day of Social Justice The World Day of Social Justice is an international event that is observed every year on February 20. The goal of the World Day of Social Justice is to: Promote an awareness of the existence of social inequality Promote action to break down barriers based on: Age Colour […]

February 17: All transportation cancelled, schools are open

Due to the current weather conditions, all school buses, taxis and special education routes are cancelled. All WRDSB schools are open. Extended Day Programs and Child Care Centres located in our schools are open and operating. All transportation, games and competitions for Waterloo County Secondary School Athletics Association (WCSSAA) are cancelled today. As always, families […]

Before You Vote: Meet the Student Trustee Candidates for the 2023-24 School Year

Don’t miss your chance to meet the Student Trustee candidates for the 2023-24 school year! Meet the Candidates This year, Student Trustee elections feature a campaign period. As part of their application, Student Trustee candidates provided campaign materials to be made available to the student electorate at each secondary school within their riding. Learn more […]

Announcing the Retirement of Superintendent Della Lataille-Herdsman

Congratulations to Superintendent Della Lataille-Herdsman on the announcement of her retirement effective February 28, 2023. Della has served public education with great dedication, skill and a commitment to the success of all students for more than 26 years. Della joined the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) in 2021, bringing the knowledge and expertise honed […]

Lifting Each Other Up on Pink Shirt Day

Wednesday, February 22 is Pink Shirt Day and we encourage the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) community to participate with us by promoting respect for all individuals and communities and taking a stand against bullying of all kinds. This year, the theme “Lift Each other up” is a reminder that even small acts of […]

Final Report Cards – Semester 1

Report Card Distribution Report Card Distribution will now occur sometime during the week of February 20th.  We are experiencing technical issues at this time.  Students can see their marks on My Blueprint.  Please speak with your student to see their marks in the meantime.  We will send another communication out the day the reports are […]

WRDSB Flags at Half-Mast for the Late Hazel McCallion

The Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) Education Centre and school buildings will join other Ontario government establishments in flying the Canadian flag at half-mast on February 14, 2023, for the state funeral of the late Hazel McCallion, Mayor of Mississauga from 1978-2014. Hazel McCallion passed away on January 29, 2023.

SCHOOL RE-OPENING – Wed, Feb 8, 2023

Jacob Hespeler Secondary School will be reopening for learning on Wednesday, February 8.  This weekend, our school experienced flooding in a number of classrooms.  Facility Services and contractors have been working to address this, and as a result of their hard work, our school is now able to reopen for classes on Wednesday. Transportation will […]

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