Manitoba Historical Society
     Keeping history alive for over 138 years

 


MHS
Events


Fall
Field Trip:
Ukrainian
Settlement


Manitoba
History

No. 83


This Old
Grain
Elevator


Abandoned
Manitoba


War
Memorials
in Manitoba


Digitized
Local History
Books


Memorable
Manitobans


Historic Sites
of Manitoba

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Agassiz Drive School / Winnipeg Mennonite Elementary and Middle Schools (26 Agassiz Drive, Winnipeg)

Link to:
Principals | Vice-Principals | Teachers | Photos & Maps | Sources

Built in 1961 for the Fort Garry School Division, this seven-classroom school had its own Principal until 1982 when, as a result of low student enrollment, it was administered by the Principal of St. Avila School for three years until it closed in the summer of 1985. Along with the former General Steele School, the building was used as office space for the School Division prior to the 1991 opening of the Division’s new $2.7-million administration building at 181 Henlow Bay. The facility was then used for special programming including an Alternative Co-operative Education program. In 1994, the building was acquired by the Winnipeg Mennonite Elementary School (WMES), since renamed the Winnipeg Mennonite Elementary and Middle Schools. This facility, a K-6 school, has been designated the Katherine Friesen Campus, named in honour of the WMEMS co-founder.

Principals

Period

Principal

1961-1974

Daniel Logan “Dan” Daley (1917-1983)

1974-1982

?

1982-1985

See St. Avila School

1985-1994

School closed

1994-2015

?

2015-?

John Sawatsky

Teachers

Among the teachers of Agassiz Drive School was Elizabeth I. Bennett.

Photos & Maps

Site Location (lat/long): N49.81745, W97.14714
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Bedson School / Winnipeg Mennonite Elementary and Middle Schools (250 Bedson Street, Winnipeg)

Sources:

“Commercial developments,” Winnipeg Free Press, 25 April 1961, page 58.

“Agassiz Drive Tea,” Winnipeg Free Press, 16 May 1962, page 22.

“Notice to tender,” Winnipeg Free Press, 12 June 1982, page 82.

“Enrolment drop forces closing of division’s smallest school,” Winnipeg Free Press, 7 May 1985, page 11.

“Teachers applaud decision,” Winnipeg Free Press, 28 February 1993, page B.

“New offices in the works,” Winnipeg Free Press Weekly South Edition, 29 January 1989, page 3.

“New office,” Winnipeg Free Press Weekly South Edition, 13 November 1988, page 3.

“Division moves,” Winnipeg Free Press Weekly South Edition, 27 January 1991, page 2.

“Fort Garry counsellor talks teens into work placement,” Winnipeg Free Press, 5 February 1993, page B3.

About [School History], Winnipeg Mennonite Elementary and Middle Schools.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 7 June 2015

Historic Sites of Manitoba

This is a collection of historic sites in Manitoba compiled by the Manitoba Historical Society.

Browse lists of:
Museums/Archives | Buildings | Monuments | Cemeteries | Locations | Other

Please note that inclusion in this collection does not mean that a particular site has special status or protection. Some sites are on private property and permission must be secured from the owner prior to visiting.

Site information is provided by the Manitoba Historical Society as a free public service only for non-commercial purposes.


Search Tips | Suggest a Site | FAQ | Acknowledgements

Send inquiries to the MHS Webmaster.

Back to top of page

   


To report an error on the above page, please contact the MHS Webmaster.

Home  |  Terms & Conditions  |  FAQ  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy  |  Donations Policy

© 1998-2017 Manitoba Historical Society. All rights reserved.