On Sept. 26, 2017, the Board of Trustees approved the consolidation of three North Bay secondary schools (Chippewa, West Ferris and Widdifield) into two schools at the West Ferris (South) and Chippewa (North) sites.
The consolidation of the three North Bay secondary schools was completed at the end of the 2019-2020 school year.
Since the consolidation, student learning opportunities have been enhanced at both Chippewa and West Ferris secondary schools. A larger school population along with bringing together additional resources and skilled staff has allowed for an increased offer of specialized programming and rejuvenation of existing programs.
Enhanced learning opportunities at Chippewa and West Ferris secondary schools
Students get creative for secondary school musical theatrical production
Chippewa's wellness gym
West Ferris teacher leads Canada-wide virtual coding webinar with Apple
Upgrades to both schools
Innovative and entrepreneurial NNDSB STEAM students recognized by Education Minister
Dance students in the Arts Nipissing program embrace an outdoor classroom
Students enhance their musical skills in the Arts Nipissing program
New Grade 7 and 8 STEM lab is a one of a kind space for learning
Hairstyling and aesthetics students learn about special effects makeup for film and stage
New hairstyling and aesthetics program allows for expanded course offerings
Chippewa IB chemistry students engage in hands-on learning
Chippewa dance program results in IB success
NNDSB Board allocates funds for 3:2 consolidation - Jan. 29, 2020
NNDSB moving ahead with 3:2 consolidation and new programming - Dec. 5, 2019
Board seeking feedback on final staff report before re-vote on consolidation - Sept. 2019
NNDSB to hold public meeting and re-vote on secondary school consolidation - Aug. 14, 2019
2018 program transitions announced in preparation of North Bay secondary school consolidation - Jan. 29, 2018
North Bay secondary school consolidation programming framework announced - Jan. 19, 2018
Secondary School consolidation approved - Sept. 26, 2017