Chippewa Secondary School

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Chippewa Intermediate and Secondary School
Address
539 Chippewa Street West
North Bay, Ontario, P1B 6G8
Canada
Coordinates 46°19′21″N 79°27′03″W / 46.32254°N 79.45078°W / 46.32254; -79.45078Coordinates: 46°19′21″N 79°27′03″W / 46.32254°N 79.45078°W / 46.32254; -79.45078
Information
School type Grades 7-12 Intermediate and Secondary School
Founded 1958
School board Near North District School Board
Superintendent Terry Blair
Principal Lucio Pavone
Vice principal Larry Lanctot
Grades 7-12
Enrollment ~660 (2010)
Language English/French Immersion/Extended French
Colour(s) Scarlet and Gold ‹See Tfm›    ‹See Tfm›    
Mascot Joe Raider
Team name Chippewa Raiders
Website

Chippewa Intermediate and Secondary School (CISS) is located along Chippewa Creek in North Bay, Ontario and is part of the Near North District School Board. A Grade 7-12 school, Chippewa offers Immersion and Extended French programming for Grades 9-12. In addition, students can enroll in a Specialist High Skills Major in Business. A new program, based on the CHAMP Athletic program, is under development.

Chippewa's motto is "Carpe Diem" which translates to Seize The Day. Athletes and students at Chippewa are known as the Chippewa Raiders, and the school colours are scarlet and gold.

Critics of the Chippewa mascot Joe Raider attempted to force the school to change their mascot on grounds that it was offensive to First Nations people. In late 2010, Joe Raider was replaced by Rowdy Raider.

The school was founded in 1958 and was named after the First Nation Chippewas.

Robotics[edit]

Chippewa Intermediate and Secondary School is home to many of the students in the Near North Student Robotics Initiative (NNSRI) which is nicknamed Ice Cubed, a student team from North Bay, Ontario, that represents the Near North District School Board. Chippewa hosts many of the team meetings and activities of the Near North Student Robotics Initiative. In 2011 Chippewa started its own VEX Robotics team, Team 1305c. They competed along with sister teams 1305, 1305b, and 1305w from West Ferris SS, Northern SS and Widdifield SS respectively.

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