Chisholm Academy Blog

Welcome Back and Happy New Year Chisholm Academy!

January 7, 2021

Welcome Back and Happy New Year Chisholm Academy! The weeks leading up to the winter holiday were fun-filled and had the whole school bustling with holiday spirit!Some of the festivities included: a staff choir came together to sing “I want a hippopotamus for Christmas” in masks! Student council arranged for great activities including a door…

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The Gift of Giving

December 14, 2020

The generosity of our “small but mighty” Chisholm community has once again proven to shine as over $1800 in gift cards were collected for The Good Shepherd in Hamilton and Halton Women’s Place.  It capped off an incredible week of activities and fun at Chisholm where the holiday spirit was alive and well in all corners…

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Snow Fall Upon Chisholm

December 2, 2020

Snow has the ability to bring out the kid in all of us! December 1st brought with it a blast of winter weather which provided many opportunities for students (and staff) at Chisholm to partake snowman building, fort-creating, colossal-sized snowball rolling and even football playing on the field.  Mask breaks turned into opportunities for different cohorts to…

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Academy Assemblies

November 12, 2020

Being cohorted, online, in-school and physically-distanced means we don’t always get to enjoy what’s happening with our peers in different classes or grades. To bring the school together, Chisholm Academy has started our very own Academy Assemblies on Wednesday mornings. During this time, a homeroom class puts together a video showcasing what they have learned or something…

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Remembrance Day

November 12, 2020

This year’s Remembrance Day maintained the integrity of honouring fallen soldiers, veterans and current service men and women who continue to protect our country and drive peacekeeping efforts abroad. Most years, Chisholm Academy would come together for a Remembrance Day Assembly, but this year it took place in a digital format and was viewed in Period 2…

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Equity Club’s Food Drive

November 11, 2020

As we are still in the midst of a global pandemic, it is important to remember those who are less fortunate. Chisholm Academy students all contributed to collecting items for those who are in need of assistance. Donations were collected at school by the Chisholm Equity Club from October 15th to the 30th. All donations…

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Halloween and Fall Fair

November 11, 2020

Halloween is one of Chisholm’s favourite holidays! This year, Student Council combined outdoor Fall Fair festivities to add an extra element of fun. Despite the chilly weather, students could be seen racing eggs, guessing teacher baby photos, and throwing bean bags into pumpkins in hopes of winning some sweet treats. Some notable costumes were our…

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Movie Club Night

October 21, 2020

Our first Movie Club “Night” of the year was a wonderful evening with about 26 students, staff and even a few pets logging in at 6 PM to enjoy the most recent “Addams Family” movie. It offered the perfect amount of spooky laughs!  Loot bags with some treats were shared with Movie Club members before…

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Terry Fox 2020

October 15, 2020

Things this year look different all around, but we continue to maintain normalcy in creative ways. This took place brilliantly on Friday, October 2 during a whole school Terry Fox Walk and BBQ. The Grade 12 Leadership Class, taught by Mr. Mooney, planned cohort-based walks on a modified route in the neighbourhood, organized an individually-packaged…

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Orange Shirt Day

October 8, 2020

On September 30th, a majority of Chisholm’s population came to school dressed in orange shirts to acknowledge and open up the conversation about Indigenous peoples and their histories with residential schooling. In the morning, the entire school reviewed an informative presentation that detailed the experiences of residential schools and their impact on Indigenous communities in…

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