Chisholm Academy Blog

Chemistry for Christmas

December 19, 2018

Christmas week is upon us at Chisholm, and nothing says festive like chemical reactions! On Monday, December 17, with a couple of brave Grade 7 students, we attempted to separate some chemical mixtures and create our own explosion. In Grade 7, we have been studying solutions and mixtures, and the students wanted to finish the unit…

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Flag Football Tournament

December 18, 2018

The Chisholm Academy Fall Flag Football tournament was a huge success this year.  We had six full teams this year comprised of staff and students modelling teamwork and sportsmanship. Thanks to all the students and staff for their participation. The picture shows our two teams from the finals. A shout out to Team 2 with…

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Holidays at Chisholm

December 17, 2018

The Holidays are here and in full swing at Chisholm! On Friday, December 14, we had our first event: Pajama Day. All students dressed up in their comfiest clothing to raise money for Halton Women’s Shelter. Everyone looked cozy and ready to stay snuggled up for chilly Friday. During Period 2, students and their teachers…

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Robotics

December 13, 2018

Our TEJ2O Grade 10 Computer Engineering class is working hard on creating VEX IQ “clawbots” for our Robotics competition.  As we move forward the students will design their own bots for our Robot drag races and Sumo battles. Stay tuned; in Grades 11 and 12 they will be programming them to be autonomous. Neal Shaw Chisholm…

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Law Trip to the John Sopinka Superior Courthouse in Hamilton

December 3, 2018

The grade 11 and 12 law students spent the day in court on Tuesday, November 20. They were present for the defence attorney’s summation in a criminal trial where the accused had pleaded guilty to a manslaughter charge. The Crown had appealed and been allowed a new trial to pursue a charge of second-degree murder.…

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The Art Gallery of Burlington

November 28, 2018

On October 30, the Grade 7, 10 and 11 Art Classes had a wonderful day trip to The Art Gallery of Burlington for a day of hands-on 3D studio Art. For half the day, students engaged in the creation of clay wild cat decorative masks suited for wall hanging. During the second half of the…

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Remembrance Day

November 9, 2018

On November 8, staff and students at Chisholm participated in the Remembrance Day Ceremony. The focus of the event was the 100th anniversary of the Armistice ending World War One, and the 65th anniversary of the Armistice of the Korean War.  Staff and students were reminded of the sacrifices made by so many Canadians in…

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It’s the spookiest time of the year!

November 9, 2018

Halloween is always a spookily sweet time at Chisholm! With fall in full swing, our students descended decked out in some unique and magnificent gear (think Steam-Punk, The Joker and Mr. Mario). They were greeted first thing with some pumpkin-spiced hot chocolate served up by the Student Council. As the “Cereal Killer”, Air Canada Pilot…

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Chisholm’s Music Ensemble

November 8, 2018

I would like to introduce our new and exciting music group: The Chisholm Music Ensemble!  The C.M.E members include Jakin, Taylor and Michelle on vocals, Josh and Cameron on guitars, Sam on the keyboard and Kalob on drums. Their very first performance was at Chisholm’s Remembrance Day Assembly where they performed ‘War Song’ and  ‘Oh…

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Chisholm at The Cisco Innovation Centre

November 8, 2018

The Grade 11 and 12 Computer Science and Computer Engineering classes had a wonderful day trip into Toronto to visit the Cisco Innovation Centre. Students had the opportunity to see the newest technology being deployed in smart homes and offices as well as getting a look behind the scenes to become familiarized with new emerging…

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