N.J. Macpherson School

Yellowknife Education District No. 1


Phone: (867) 873-4372 Fax: (867) 873-4638

Address: 525 Range Lake Rd, Yellowknife, NT X1A 3X1

Principal: Landon Kowalzik
Assistant Principal: Randy Caines

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COVID-19 At-Home Student Screening Pilot Program

To all YK1 families: The GNWT's COVID-19 At-Home Student Screening Pilot Program is being implemented to allow for th...

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2021 Trustee Elections: It's Election Day!

It's Election Day! Voters can cast ballots for the YK1 and YCS Trustee Elections at either the YK1 District Office (5402...

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Joint Communique: Gathering Restrictions Extension (Oct. 14)

To all YK1 families: Attached is a joint communique from Yellowknife Education District No. 1, Yellowknife Catholic S...

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YK1 Strategic Priorities 2021-2024

As an education body, Yellowknife Education District No. 1 (YK1) recognizes the importance of having a vision and plan f...

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N.J. Macpherson School Technology Tutorials

Have questions about how to use Google Classroom or Google Meet? Click here to access a variety of tutorial videos to he...

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2021 Trustee Election: Final Day for Advance Vote

To all YK1 & YCS families: Today (October 12, 2021) is the last day to cast a ballot as part of the advance vote fo...


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About Us

N.J. Macpherson School is a Junior Kindergarten to Grade 5 school. Our school grew out of the need for the growing population of Frame Lake South. During the first three years (1985-1988), while planning and construction of the facility took place, school was held in four portable classrooms on the site. August 30, 1988 marked the first day of classes in the almost completed building, and on September 23, 1988 we honoured Norm Macpherson and his widow in an official opening ceremony. The expanding population of the area led to the construction of a five-room addition in 1990. In 2009, we added another three classrooms in our portable to accomodate our growing numbers. In the fall of 1998, we celebrated N.J.'s 10th anniversary with the introduction of our mascot, Mac, the Scottie dog, and the gift of a school flag from our Parent Advisory Committee. Our new school song, "Hey, Hey, I Go to N.J.!" has become a hit in the city! We sing it at our assembly! Make sure you learn the words so you can join in with gusto!


Our Staff

Administrative Assistant & Finance
Kelln, Natalie
Administrators
Kowalzik, Landon - Principal
Caines, Randy - Assistant Principal/ Physical Education
Junior Kindergarten
Faulkner, Karen - Montessori
Kravitz, Jennifer
Teachers - Kindergarten
Duinker, Heather - Montessori
Doherty, Christal
Teachers
Power, Sarah - Art/ Physical Education
Skyers, Brooks - Core French
Daly, Sean - Fine Arts
Teachers - Elementary
Moran, Marilyn - Grade 1
Bannister, Sarah - Grade 1/2 Montessori
Hendrix, Stephanie - Grade 1/2 Montessori
Atagan-Okpalugo, Jonelle - Grade 2
Wotten, Seth - Grade 2
Budgell, Victoria - Grade 1/2/3 Montessori
Kirby, Andrea - Grade 2/3
Bourgoin, Abigail - Grade 3/4 Montessori
Gomez, Claudia - Grade 3/4
Hans, Maureen - Grade 4
Eby, Laura - Grade 4/5 Montessori
Pickles, Mike - Grade 5
Wong, Helen - Grade 5

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