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

Address: 50 Taylor RD Yellowknife NT X1Z 3X2

What's Happening

Ratepayer Public Meeting

  All are invited to our Annual Public Budget Meeting. Download the public document (English) here.  

Board Bulletin - April 19, 2017

Please take a moment to view our most recent Board Bulletin.   

Letter from Superintendent - Finalized School Calendars for 2017/2018

Please click here to view the Letter from the Superintendent regarding the finalized school calendars for 2017/2018. I...

Regular Board Meeting: 14-Mar-17

The regular meeting of the YK1 Board of Trustees is taking place: Date: Tuesday, March 14, 2017 Time:  7:00 p.m....

Wildcats' Athletic Academy Information!

March 1, 2017   Hello parents,   I would like to share with you some information regarding the Wildcats At...

Regular Board Meeting: 14-Feb-17

Please join YK1 Trustees for the Regular monthly Board Meeting: Date:  Tues., February 14, 2017 Time:...

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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Wildcats' Athletic Academy Information!

March 1, 2017   Hello parents,   I would like to share with you some information regarding the Wildcats At...

Jr. Spike It Tournament Schedule

Find all the tournament schedules here:

Wildcats' Academy Information

New for the 2016-2017 school year is the WMS Wildcats' Academy. Below you will find more information regarding the progr...

Public Information Evening

An information evening for the 2016/2017 Wildcats Academy, click here for more information.

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. 



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Our Staff

Administrative Assistant & Finance
West, Liz
Seabrook, Jeff - Principal
Minkoff, Cheryl
Johnston, Archie
O'Connor, Ryan - 8A
Fenwick, Kamey - Music/Drama
Fortin, Olivier - 6C
Gibbs, Veronique - 7B
Lalonde, Lynn - 7A
Marinier, Monique - 8B
Parisella, Mélanie - 6B
Savoie, Marie-Claude - 8PIF
Skauge, Greg - Industrial Arts
Sonier, Fédérick - 7PIF
Wicks, Darren - PE
Educational Assistants
Bousquet, Josiane
Gagnon, Angie
Student Services
Culbert, Natalie

Yellowknife Education District No.1

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