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

Address: 50 Taylor RD Yellowknife NT X1Z 3X2

What's Happening

Public Information Evening

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

Canadian Parents for French Opportunities

Want to come out and learn all about filming and putting together a video?  And practice your French at the same time?...

WMS Weekly April 11th-17th

Check out this week's WMS Weekly for up to date information!

March 2016 Board Bulletin

Please take a moment to view our March 2016 Board Bulletin. Have a safe and fun March break! See you on March 21st. 

YK1 2016-2017 School Calendar - Final

Please click on the link to view the approved 2016-2017 School Calendar.

Drop In Program

Here is an opportunity for kids (7-12 years).

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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Public Information Evening

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

Drop In Program

Here is an opportunity for kids (7-12 years).

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...



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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
Bousquet, Josiane
Gagnon, Angie
Hastings, Carla
Student Services
Benoit, Cynthia - Program Support

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