Chisholm Academy Blog

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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Welcome Back!

September 30, 2020

​This week marks about three weeks back to school under some certainly odd circumstances. Chisholm as a school looks different, the students’ faces look different (cue masks) and the way we are able to go about the day-to-day activities looks a little different​ too​. When planning to return to school in August, we knew many…

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End of Year & Graduation

July 1, 2020

Another school year has come and gone in the blink of an eye! While this year ended in a way no one could have imagined, it was still an extraordinarily successful year! As the semester wrapped up with culminating assignments and exams, Chisholm Academy with the direction of Mr. Adam Bernstein, Associate Director, was preparing…

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Relay at Home

June 18, 2020

Relay for Life this year looked very different than years passed. While the group was smaller and the venue virtual, the impact of the Canadian Cancer Society’s Relay at Home was still just as big!  On Saturday, June 13, a few students and teachers logged in on YouTube live to view speakers, performances and even participate…

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Drama Night – “Who Am I: Cast of a Quarantine”

June 11, 2020

This past week on June 3rd and 4th, the grade 11/12 Drama class presented their show, “Who Am I: Cast of a Quarantine”. The show was not what had been originally planned. However, that didn’t stop them! Despite the distance, these students created a brilliant show that was full of drama, comedy, music and passion.…

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Spirit Week: Family Friday

May 18, 2020

To wrap up our week, we wanted to see photos of the people we’re spending the most time with: our family. It was wonderful to see families share what they do for fun or images of memories. Thank you to all families, students and staff for participating in Chisholm‘s virtual Spirit Week!

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Food & Nutrition – Survivor Challenge

May 18, 2020

Chisholm Academy is used to always being busy and looking for the next opportunity to fundraise or participate in charity. While this year it might look a little different, Ms. Gilbert’s Food and Nutrition class has created a Survivor-esque challenge to raise funds for the Oakville Fairshare Food Bank.  Students have established their personas and…

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Learning Drama Online

May 18, 2020

When school migrated online, some courses seemed like a more seamless transition than others. How would an Art Class take place? What about running laps for Gym class? Was performing in Drama even an option? The innovation of teachers at Chisholm has continuously demonstrated that any barrier can be knocked down with ingenuity. Miss Ferrin’s…

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