School Spotlight
Phone: (867) 873-5814
Fax: (867) 873-4671

Address: 50 Taylor RD Yellowknife NT X1Z 3X2

What's Happening

YK1 Public Budget Meeting - NEW DATE

Please be advised that the date of our annual Ratepayer Meeting at the District Office is now on May 26 at 7 p.m.  T...

Clean Water Available

Good morning,   As a precautionary measure, YK1 is advising all students and staff to bring their own wat...

Spotlight on Sir John

YK1's Spotlight on Sir John

Northern Youth Leadership Summer Camps 2015

Great opportunity for stundents!   Check it out


 École William McDonald Middle School students work with local artists, scholars and community members to create art i...

About Us

Welcome to École William McDonald Middle School!

École William McDonald Middle School is Yellowknife’s only true middle school!  Students have the opportunity to develop their literacy and social skills within all aspects of the academic program, the elective courses and co-curricular activities.

Our excellent school facilities provide the backdrop for student achievement in the academic subjects, the arts, physical education and the co-curricular activities. Our school staff, parent volunteers, and community representatives are all vital human resources through which our students receive support in their daily learning experiences at École William McDonald Middle School.

Not since birth has the adolescent brain gone through greater growth as it does in these three years. Our students are truly receptive and ready to "take charge" and we provide many opportunities for students to grow and challenge themselves with programs like:

Exploratories – Four options, the students will get a chance to try them all! Industrial Arts in our modern IA shop, Home Ec in our full service kitchen lab, Art is taken in our fully stocked art room and Outdoor Ed takes advantage of the wooded location of the school.

Me to We – Is a club that heightens the awareness of social and economic differences in the world and empowers the students to effect change within the community and globally.

Camp Akaitcho – Challenges students and fosters independence while teaching students the ability to live and survive in the winter landscape. Students snowmobile out for a weeklong stay in an igloo or a quincee putting all their new skills to the test!

Hidden Lake Canoe Trip – Canoeing out to Hidden Lake in June…This trip is a favorite of students!



Soccer Practice Schedule

Soccer Practice: Grade 6 Girls Saturday - 8:30 - 10:00   Grade 6 Boys Wednesday - 4:45 - 6:00        ...

Jr. Cager Schedules

Grade 6 Girls Grade 6 Boys Grade 7 Girls Grade 7 Boys Grade 8 Girls Grade 8 Boys

Jr. Spike It Schedules

As we recieve the schedules we will post the links below: Grade 6 Boys Grade 6 Girls Grade 7 Boys and Girls...

Wildcat Wear Now On Sale!

If you would like to place an order, please fill out a separate order form for every piece you would like to purchase. ...

WMS Weekly October 6th - 12th

Now that we are back from our fabulous conference we have a full week in review below. Have a fabulous Thanksgiving W...

St. Joes Road Race

Congratulations to our X-country Road Race participants for bringing home the Middle School banner from the St, Joe’s...



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