Chisholm Academy Blog

Chisholm Visits the ROM

May 11, 2019

On Wednesday, May 1, the Grade 6, 7 and 8’s went to the Royal Ontario Museum to learn about Canadian History. The Grade 6 and 7 classes learned about the Canadian Fur Trade and the War of 1812. While the Grade 8 learned about Canada after confederation. Each group took part in their own workshop…

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WE Walk for Water

May 9, 2019

On Wednesday, May 8, the ME to WE team conducted their final charitable event for the school year. With the help of the Leadership Class, the school held a dress-down in blue for the event WE Walk for Water. During lunch, students were able to walk around the track with a big bucket of water…

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Robots at Chisholm

May 3, 2019

Great day as our grade 12 ICS Computer Science class run their claw-bots. Build, code, revise and run.  Next step: the block competition! Neal ShawChisholm Academy Teacher

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Art Trip to the Art Gallery of Burlington (AGB)

April 24, 2019

On Tuesday, April 23rd, the students enrolled in grade 8 and grade 12 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 hand-building slab method during which students created whimsical, melting ice cream cones…

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Student Council School Spirit BBQ

April 18, 2019

On Thursday, April 18, Chisholm Academy’s Student Council hosted an amazing School Spirit BBQ today, to celebrate the coming of Spring! It was the perfect day for a BBQ, with staff and students basking in the warm sunshine, enjoying grilled burgers or hotdogs, pop and chips, flag football, and more! With the Easter weekend just…

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2019 Forza Racing Tournament

April 18, 2019

Congratulations to Ryan and William. Ryan was our gold and Will our silver medal winners for our 2019 Forza Racing tournament. Great job guys; gear up for next year!   Mr. Shaw Computer Science & Engineering Teacher

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Improv at Second City

March 29, 2019

On Wednesday, March 27, 2019, Chisholm Academy’s Grade 10 students were hard at work completing the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT). Meanwhile, the remainder of the Grades 6-12 student body developed their communication skills in an interactive and creative way at Second City in Toronto. In the morning, our students took part in interactive,…

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Soaring High!

March 29, 2019

We’re so proud of you, Thomas! This week, our hardworking Grade 11 student, Thomas, took his first solo flight from Billy Bishop Airport in Toronto! Thomas’ passion for aviation began in childhood. Three years ago, he was awarded a scholarship for flying lessons. On Wednesday, March 27th, his goal of attaining his Student Pilot Permit…

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COOKSmart – Grade 8s

March 7, 2019

Last week, on February 26th, we were lucky enough to have COOKSmart return to Chisholm for another day with our Grade 8s! First, the Grade 8 students had an opportunity to learn about what goes into a healthy diet and explored the 4 four food groups; Fruits, Vegetables, Protein and Grains (sorry Dairy, you got…

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Preparing for OSSLT

March 7, 2019

Twenty-one Chisholm Academy students and four teachers recently celebrated a collaborative Gallery Walk to help the students prepare for the March 27 Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test. Working in seven small groups, the students researched strategies for reading and writing tasks of the Literacy Test. They then produced posters that were displayed in the gym…

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