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  • WMEMS hires next Principal for Katherine Friesen Campus

    WINNIPEG, Manitoba - Mr. Curt Krahn has accepted the position of principal at Winnipeg Mennonite Elementary & Middle Schools (WMEMS) Katherine Friesen Campus. Mr. Krahn is a current WMEMS parent, with one child in grade two and another starting next fall. Mr. Krahn is an experienced educator with over 30 years of experience. He has worked with all levels of education at schools across Winnipeg and Manitoba. For the past 17 years, Mr. Krahn has worked in the Louis Riel School Division as a Student Services Coordinator, Vice Principal, and Principal at six different schools. Throughout his career, Mr. Krahn has worked with students of all ages. He has 18 years of administrative experience, including leading staff, professional development, and working with parents and the larger community. In addition, he has an impressive academic background, holding two Bachelor's degrees from the University of Manitoba and a Master’s in Educational Psychology. Mr. Krahn also completed a Post Baccalaureate in Special Education and has worked as a Special Education Teacher in the past. Mr. Krahn grew up in a Mennonite church and graduated high school at Westgate Mennonite Collegiate. The WMEMS Board of Directors and the administration team welcome Mr. Krahn to our school and look forward to working with him starting in the 2022-2023 school year. ###

  • Savannah Olson wins this year’s Alumni Scholarship

    WINNIPEG, Manitoba - Winnipeg Mennonite Elementary & Middle Schools (WMEMS) is excited to announce that the 2022 recipient of the Alumni Scholarship is Savannah Olson. Olson is a former WMEMS Bedson student who is graduating grade 12 from Westwood Collegiate. She was accepted to the University of Manitoba to pursue a career in medicine. Her goal is to end up in obstetrics. “I want women to have a doctor they can trust to provide them with accurate information,” Olson wrote in her application. “A doctor they feel comfortable with, who they can openly discuss any concerns with; and a doctor they can trust to handle their body properly and bring their child into the world.” The 2022 recipient wrote that WMEMS taught her many of the necessary lessons going through high school and will need in university. However, the most important thing Olson said she learned is kindness. “I learned kindness in the simplest forms yet the ones that can impact people the most. I learned to hold the door open for others, to listen to other people’s opinions, and to give others the attention they deserve,” she wrote. Olson received the $1000 scholarship at the Bedson Campus Spring Concert on May 19. The WMEMS Alumni Scholarship is given annually to an alumni student who is graduating grade 12 and entering post-secondary. It was created to celebrate students who demonstrate academic, community, and leadership excellence. A staff team narrows the candidates before sending them to a third-party volunteer. The volunteer receives redacted applications and decides on the winner. ###

  • Honouring the Memory of Katherine Friesen

    After a long and full life, Mrs. Katherine Friesen passed away peacefully on November 1, 2015. Katherine and her husband (David), were very committed to the community and were instrumental in founding many community institutions during their lives. Winnipeg Mennonite Elementary Schools Inc. (WMEMS) was one of those institutions. Since 1981 thousands of students have benefitted and been influenced by the vision that Mrs. Friesen had for a Mennonite elementary educational choice here in the city of Winnipeg. I had the pleasure of meeting Mrs. Friesen a few times and it was very apparent to me that she had a huge heart and passion for children. The interactions that I witnessed between Mrs. Friesen and our students were truly heartwarming. Mrs. Friesen and her family have been with us since day one and will always be with us as long as we exist. In June of 2014 we named our Fort Garry campus after Mrs. Friesen to recognize the important role that she played in our founding and growth over the years. This Friday, we will take some time during our school chapels to give thanks for Mrs. Friesen, her life and the vision that she so passionately believed in. We are saddened that she is gone from this earth, but encouraged by the fact that she is enjoying eternal life with our Saviour and fellow believers. A celebration of Mrs. Friesen’s life will be held on December 21st at the Qualico Family Centre. I will be there on behalf of our schools and our communities. I will pass along our condolences, but I will also pass along our thanks. Thank you for the support, the passion and the vision, but most importantly thank you for taking action to make your vision come to life. Thank you for stepping forward and pressing ahead. Thousands of children and families have benefitted from your work and will continue to benefit for years to come. Lawrence Hamm Superintendent and Chief Executive Officer

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  • Family Centre | Winnipeg Mennonite Elementary & Middle Schools

    SUPPLY LISTS FOR 2022-23 BELOW WMEMS FAMILY CENTRE Everything you need to thrive at WMEMS. Supply Lists Family Portal Campus Calendar Parent Association PayPal CALENDAR Click this arrow to filter by campus SERVICES What’s Available FAMILY PORTAL Our FACTS SIS Family Portal gives you access to your child's information, such as attendance, report cards, homework, and other handy school information. Log Into Family Portal PARENT ASSOCIATION Our Parent Associations enrich the experience of students and families at WMEMS. The WMEMS PA organizes family events, fundraisers, and hot lunches. ​ Your support is vital to our school's success. Volunteers are always needed throughout the year. If you would like to lend a hand, please let us know. Parent Association SUPPLY LISTS 2022-23 supply lists below KATHERINE FRIESEN Kindergarten Grade 1 Grade 2 Grade 3 Grade 4 Grade 5 Grade 6 Grade 7 Grade 8 BEDSON Kindergarten Grade 1 Grade 2 Grade 3 Grade 4 Grade 5 Grade 6 Grade 7 Grade 8

  • Home | Winnipeg Mennonite Elementary & Middle Schools

    APPLY ABOUT CONTACT PARENTS GIVE TAKE A TOUR Learn more about our schools. Call to book a tour of one of our campuses. Bedson (St. James) Campus 204-885-1032 Katherine Friesen (Fort Garry) Campus 204-261-9637 WELCOME TO Winnipeg Mennonite Elementary & Middle Schools WMEMS provides a strong academic foundation for students through Christ-centred education and a vibrant school community. WHY WMEMS? We aren't just preparing students for the next test; we are preparing them for the rest of their life. LEARN MORE "We have gotten to know so many wonderful families throughout the years at WMEMS. We love being a part of this community." Cher Yue, WMEMS Parent Explore WMEMS Discover Why choose WMEMS? Support Build a foundation Work with us Join our team 360+ current students 70 churches represented 7 languages spoken Our Community WMEMS hires next Principal for Katherine Friesen Campus WINNIPEG, Manitoba - Mr. Curt Krahn has accepted the position of principal at Winnipeg Mennonite Elementary & Middle Schools (WMEMS)... Savannah Olson wins this year’s Alumni Scholarship WINNIPEG, Manitoba - Winnipeg Mennonite Elementary & Middle Schools (WMEMS) is excited to announce that the 2022 recipient of the Alumni... Honouring the Memory of Katherine Friesen Since 1981 thousands of students have benefitted from the vision of Mrs. Friesen.

  • Contact | Winnipeg Mennonite Elementary & Middle Schools

    CONNECT WITH US Job Opportunities CONTACT INFO Central Office / Bedson Campus 250 Bedson Street, Winnipeg, MB, R3K 1R7 (204) 885-1032 ​ Katherine Friesen Campus 26 Agassiz Drive, Winnipeg, MB, R3T 2K7 (204) 261-9637 ​ hello@wmems.ca WORK WITH US Grade 1-8 French Permanent position for teaching grade 1-8 French. Full Description Capital Campaign Manager The Capital Campaign Manager will be responsible for the success of the Capital Campaign. Full Description Educational Assistant An EA assists in keeping students from K-8 engaged in the range of activities that take place in the learning environment. Full Description Before & After School Care Worker Part-time position caring for K - Grade 6 before and after school. Full Description Superintendent / Chief Executive Officer Term position for Superintendent / CEO for WMEMS. Full Description Substitute Teachers Substitute teachers needed at both campuses. Full Description School Bus Driver Hiring a bus driver for a school route. Must have a class 2 license. Full Description Board Members Volunteer positions for the WMEMS Board. Full Description Interested in joining WMEMS? Please fill out the application below and indicate which position you are interested in.

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