Kalemi Dene School

Yellowknife Education District No. 1


Phone: (867) 920-7260 Fax: (867) 669-7762

Address: Box 236 Yellowknife NT X1A 2N2

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Staff Spotlight - Julie Harris

Julie Harris - K'alemi Dene School Julie Harris joined the team at K'alemi Dene School this past September in JK/K. ...

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Student of the Week - Dawn Hebden

Dawn Hebden - K'alemi Dene School Dawn Hebden has been chosen as YK1's Student of the Week! Dawn always comes to scho...

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Have Your Say: Education Act Modernization

The Government of the Northwest Territories is working to modernize the Education Act. This project is one part of the...

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School Newsletters: February & March 2021

School Newsletters: Please take a moment to view the K'alemi Dene School newsletters for February & March 2021. Have a...

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Staff Spotlight - Renee Sanderson

Renee Sanderson - K'alemi Dene School Almost exactly a year ago, Renee Sanderson joined the K'alemi Dene School team...

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Student of the Week - Lillian Mackenzie

Lillian Mackenzie - K'alemi Dene School Lillian Mackenzie is a Grade 11 high school student at K’alemi Dene School...


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About Us

KDS Vision Statement:

“BUILDING OUR CHILDREN’S FUTURE TODAY BY TEACHING AND LEARNING THE DENE WAY.”

KDS Mission Statement:

"KDS is committed to providing quality education for our students by concentrating on four components of learning:

Language & Culture ~ Academics & Technology ~ Physical & Active Living ~ Dene Laws & Virtues Education"

Through the development of skills in these areas, students will grow and develop into  respectful, healthy, diligent, and strong Dene who will give back to their families, community and the North.  

School Philosophy:

Our programming continues to operate from Kindergarten to Grade 12. We teach our students that there are four key ingredients on the road to a successful education and life:

  1. Having a good attitude (being positive)
  2. Having a strong work ethic (diligence)
  3. Practicing perseverance (stick-to-it-iveness! Don’t give up, especially when the going gets tough!)
  4. And having integrity (doing the right thing when no one is watching, only Creator)

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Our Staff

Administrators
Wowk, Meagan - Principal
Counsellors
Pal, Shweta - Child and Youth Care Counsellor
McConnell, Ali - Mental Health Counsellor
Teachers
Linnen, Janna - Junior Kindergarten
Harris, Julie - Kindergarten
Deavu, Ashley - Grade 1/2
McDonald, Jolene - Grade 3/4
Cote, Danielle - Grade 4-6
Lizotte, Courteney - Grade 6/7
McDonald, Denine - Grade 8/9
Mansfield, Mike - High School Science, Grade 10
Hughes, Ty - High School ELA, Social Studies
Pyke, Chris - High School Math, Art
Evans, Alice - Wiiliideh Yatii Instructor
Hamilton, Ty - Language and Culture Coordinator
Educational Assistants
Hernandez, Noel
Ludtke, Richelle
Nickerson, Chelsea
Plotner, Aaron
Sanderson, Renee
Student Services
Casson, Annie - Program Support Teacher

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