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

Address: 50 Taylor RD Yellowknife NT X1Z 3X2

What's Happening

School Closed for Conference

Just a reminder there will be no school Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday due to the Territorial Teachers Conference happeni...

WMS Weekly September 22-28th

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

YK1 Anniversary Display!!

It's finally here! Check out the YK1 75th Anniversary display now up at the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centr...

NWT Montessori Society 2nd Annual Costume Sale

The NWT Montessori Society is holding their 2nd Annual Costume Sale..   This year we will be opening to the publ...

Fire Prevention Week Contest

Projects can be done in either English or French.    What:  Fire Safety Fair 2014 Fire Prevention Week Theme...

September 2014 Newsletter

We are trying out a new program for our newsletters and are experiencing some difficulties so for now we are sending out...

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!



St. Joes Road Race

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

Super Soccer Results!

Hi folks,   Very proud of our WMS Soccer players and their coaches and chaperones. From the grade 6-7 games at th...

Super Soccer Schedules

Here is the link to the Super Soccer Schedules.  Check back throughout the week to see if any changes are made. http...

Jr. Cager Schedules

We are slowly getting the schedules for this weekends Jr. Cager.  They will be posted here as they become availble:...

Looking for Chaperones/Coaches for Basketball

Parents we are looking for your help with the following teams. If you are interested please contact Darren Wicks. darren...

Wildcat Wear!!

We are now taking orders for hoodies with the school logo. Click here to download the order form and for more informa...



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Our Staff

Simmons, Rachell - Principal
Administrative Assistant & Finance
West, Liz
Hayotte-Rourke, Sylvie
Douglas, Kristin
Gibbs, Veronique - 7B
Lalonde, Lynn - 6A
Macdonald, Paul - 7A
Mallet-Hachey, Danielle - Music
Marinier, Monique - 8B
Parisella, Mélanie - 6B
Wicks, Darren - Phys Ed

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