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

Address: 50 Taylor RD Yellowknife NT X1Z 3X2

What's Happening

MLA Candidate Forum Responses - Education Forum

On November 12, YCS, YK1 and CSF held their Education Matters! forum for all MLA candidates.   All 20 candidates...

YK1 Bulletin for November 2015

Please click here to view YK1's most recent Bulletin.

CPF Family Cooking Class

Family Cooking Class: Come on out on Saturday, November 14th at 1:30PM and join CPF-NWT for a cooking class with the As...

Elections Memo to Parents

To: YK1 Parents & Guardians From: Metro Huculak, Superintendent & CEO, YK1 Re: NWT Elections Date: November 5, 2015...

Elections Memo to Parents

Parents, Guardians and YK1 Stakeholders: There will be a public Education Forum on Nov. 12 at École St. Pat's gymnas...

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!

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Jr. Spike It Schedules

Follow the link to this years schedules: Don't forget we are host...

X-Country Running Results

X-Country Running Territorial Running Championship results for our school: Keaton – 2nd. Midget boys Andrew ...

WMS Hay River Soccer Team

Congratulations to the WMS Girls team that traveled to Hay River this past weekend..A chilly wet weekend but they walked...

Hockey Academy Registration

Click here for the 2015/16 Hockey Academy Registration form. 

Territorial Track Meet Medal Winners!

Congratulations to Janaya Hanninen and Mira Mercer for winning gold in Best Overall in their age category and to Jack...



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Our Staff

Administrative Assistant & Finance
West, Liz
Seabrook, Jeff - Principal
Minkoff, Cheryl
Johnston, Archie
Dentinger, Danielle - 6IF
Fenwick, Kamey - Music/Drama
Gibbs, Veronique - 7B
Lalonde, Lynn - 7A
Macdonald, Paul - 8A
Marinier, Monique - 8B
McLeod, Bridget - Social Studies
Parisella, Mélanie - 6B
Skauge, Greg - Industrial Arts
Sonier, Fédérick - 7PIF
Theriault, Jean-Charles
Whiteford, Joyce - 6A
Wicks, Darren - 8PIF - Phys Ed
Educational Assistants
Gagnon, Angie
Hastings, Carla
Student Services
Benoit, Cynthia - Program Support

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