In the Spotlight

Dec 18 - Happy Holidays from YK1

YK1 staff and the Board of Trustees would like to wish everyone a safe and happy Holiday season. For tips on how to keep children active and eating right over the holiday season, check out these 26 tips from Milk Unleashed

Staff Spotlight

Dec 18 - Lynn Lalonde - English Language Arts - WMS

Ms. Lalonde has been teaching for 29 years. Twenty four of those years have been at École William McDonald Middle School. Ms. Lalonde taught one year at Sissons then returned to WMS with her grade 5 class and taught them in grade 6. She has taught many subjects but the one with which she has the mo...

Past Staff

Student of the Week

Dec 19 - Emelia Robertson - Grade 6 - William McDonald Middle School

  Emelia Robertson is a grade 6 student in the Intensive French Program at William McDonald Middle School. She is an excellent student as she takes a lot of risks when she speaks French. She is always willing to lend a helping hand in class. She is a very good role model for her peers. Not only...

Past Students

Photo Gallery

Nov 18 - 2014 Santa Claus Parade

Thank you to the organizers, volunteers, staff, parents and students to added so much cheer to the YK1 float at the 2014 City of Yellowknife Santa Claus Parade. The weather was warm (ish!), we saw many of our mascots and we had a big crowd. Thanks again to everyone who participated. 

Nov 18 - Lou Beauchesne Author Visit

J.H Sissons School welcomed author Lou Beauchesne as she read her work to students on November 3rd and 4th. Stay tuned as the French Immersion Program at YK1 continues to invite authors and illustrators into our schools.  

Nov 10 - Sir John Franklin High School presents : Peter Pan

Congratulations to all of the talented drama students (both on stage and behind the scenes) at Ecole Sir John Franklin High School on their sucessful Peter Pan run!   For the Moose FM article, "Learning the Ropes", click here:

Jul 9 - WMS Grade 8 Hidden Lake Canoe Trip

WMS’s Outdoor Pursuits program had a fantastic year this year which topped the year off with a Grade 8 Canoe Trip to Hidden Lake in June. The students had a lot of fun exploring and learning in the great outdoors. Special thanks to all of the contributors and sponsors of the Outdoor Pursuits progr...

Jun 10 - 75th Anniversary Banner Raising

Thank you to our Maintenance crew for raising the 75th Anniversary banner.  YK1 is so proud to be celebrating this milestone and be able to show it off to the community with this banner.

May 8 - Regional Learning Fair

Amazing talent and knowledge was put on display at this year's Regional Learning Fair held at K'alemi Dene School in Ndilo. Congratulations to all of the winners!


Grades: Preschool - Grade 5
Options: French Immersion
Phone: (867) 873-3477
Fax: (867) 873-4535

Grades: Preschool - Grade 8
Options: English
Phone: (867) 873-5811
Fax: (867) 920-2931

Grades: Preschool - Grade 5
Options: English, Montessori
Phone: (867) 873-4372
Fax: (867) 873-4638

Grades: Preschool - Grade 8
Options: English, Intensive French 6, Post-Intensive French 7 & 8, Athletic Excellence (Hockey)
Phone: (867) 920-7567
Fax: (867) 920-4778

Akaitcho Trades and Technical Centre
Grades: Grade 9 - Grade 12
Options: English, French Immersion, Post-Intensive French 9-12
Phone: (867) 669-0773
Fax: (867) 873-3630

Grades: Grade 6 - Grade 8
Options: English, French Immersion, Intensive French 6, Post-Intensive French 7 & 8, Athletic Excellence (Hockey, Soccer, Speed Skating)
Phone: (867) 873-5814
Fax: (867) 873-4671

Dettah Community School
Grades: Preschool - Grade 7
Options: English, Dogrib (Weledeh Dialect)
Phone: (867) 873-4303
Fax: (867) 873-4420

Ndilo Community School
Grades: Kindergarten - Grade 12
Options: English, Dogrib (Weledeh Dialect)
Phone: (867) 920-7260
Fax: (867) 669-7762

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