Chisholm Academy Blog

Anonymous: Chisholm Academy on Stage at the National Theatre School Drama Festival

March 2, 2018

On Tuesday February 27th 2018, Chisholm Academy competed at the National Theatre School Drama Festival. Performing the play, Anonymous by Allison Green, the four member cast performed a moving show which received an excellent adjudication and earned two acting awards. Kayla Ferrin, Chisholm Academy Drama teacher and director of the production said, “Proud isn’t even…

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Chisholm Academy Stands Up Against Bullying

February 28, 2018

Chisholm Academy marked Anti Bullying Day 2018 with our annual Pancake Breakfast and school wide assembly. Students and staff wore pink to show our support and solidarity as we stood up and spoke out against bullying. Teachers cooked delicious pancakes which students and staff enjoyed with fruit and juice. After everyone had eaten their fill,…

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History Comes Alive at Crawford Lake

February 8, 2018

On Friday, February 2nd, 2018 the Grade 7 and 8 students headed to Crawford Lake to do some Hands-on Historical Learning.  Our students had the opportunity to try their hand at snow shoeing, a traditional First Nations way of traveling across snow. Students learned to walk with the snow shoes and even discovered some animal…

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Chisholm Welcomes World Renowned Robotics Team from Hamilton

December 10, 2017

In preparation for our new S.T.E.M course offerings, starting next year, Chisholm Academy welcomed Team 2056 from Orchard Park Secondary School for a Robotics demonstration on November 20th, 2017. The team, who competed in the 2017 Robotics World Championships in St. Louis and earned a second place finish, showcased their latest Robotics creation to Chisholm…

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At the Going Down of the Sun; We Will Remember Them

November 14, 2017

After hosting the From Vimy to Juno Exhibit at Chisholm Academy earlier this fall, Remembrance Day took on a whole new meaning for the students of Chisholm Academy. On Thursday, November 9th, 2017, the Chisholm student body gathered in the gym to learn about significant battles throughout the First and Second World Wars, pay their…

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Art Trip to the Art Gallery of Burlington

November 6, 2017

On Friday, November 3rd, the students enrolled in grade 8 and grade 10 Visual Art enjoyed a full day of hands-on, 3-D, studio art at The Art Gallery of Burlington.  One half of the day focused on an extended clay workshop involving the handbuilding slab method.  Students created birdhouses with an emphasis on slip decoration…

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Chisholm Community Scares Hunger in Oakville

November 5, 2017

Once again, the Chisholm Academy Community, led by the school’s Me to We team, fought to end hunger through the annual We Scare Hunger food drive. This year, grades were challenged to raise the highest total weight of food with their classes;  the teachers and staff also competed together to contribute to the food drive.…

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Lights Camera Action: Chisholm Takes in Guys and Dolls at Stratford

October 25, 2017

Chisholm Academy students and staff enjoyed an outstanding performance of Guys and Dolls at Stratford Festival Theatre on October 20th. The day started with lunch in downtown Stratford.  Students enjoyed their meals with their classmates before heading off to the theatre to take in the show. The performance of Guys and Dolls featured many talented…

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Creature Quest Visits Chisholm Academy

October 19, 2017

On Tuesday October 17th 2017, Chisholm Academy was excited to have a representative from Creature Quest Canada come to the school to showcase some of nature’s critters. Creature Quest Canada is a self-supporting, not-for-profit organization dedicated to connecting people to the natural world. This was Creature Quest’s third year hosting a presentation at Chisholm. Students…

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Chisholm Academy finds Inspiration and Motivation at WE Day 2017

October 3, 2017

Once again a delegation from Chisholm Academy found themselves downtown Toronto in late September for WE Day; the annual celebration concert for young changemakers put on by WE Charity. Chisholm students earn their way to WE Day each year through participating in fundraising and action campaigns aimed at making a difference in local and global…

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