Chippewa Secondary School
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|Chippewa Intermediate and Secondary School|
|539 Chippewa Street West
North Bay, Ontario, P1B 6G8
|School type||Grades 7-12 Intermediate and Secondary School|
|School board||Near North District School Board|
|Language||English/French Immersion/Extended French|
|Colour(s)||Scarlet and Gold|
|Team name||Chippewa Raiders|
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 7-12. 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.
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.
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.