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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Ashland School (170 Ashland Avenue, Winnipeg)

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The cornerstone of Ashland School was laid in a ceremony on 2 November 1951, and a one-storey structure was erected at 170 Ashland Avenue in Winnipeg. The school closed in 1982 and the building now hosts a Diagnostic Learning Centre of the School Division.

Principals

Period

Principal

1952-1955

Evelyn Dorothy Cox (1913-2010)

1955-1959

Anne Smigel (1914-2008)

1959-1967

Dorothy May Allward (1904-1968)

1967-1969

none

1969-1974

Donalda Ruth Stewart “Donna” Stanbra (1925-2011)

1974-1980

?

1980-1981

Edward “Ed” Maza

1981-1982

?

Vice-Principals

Period

Vice-Principal

1967-1969

Miss A. Phillips

Teachers

School Year

Teachers

1952-1953

W. J. Birtle, Miss K. L. Dixon, Miss L. Hart, Miss M. P. Holloway, Miss M. V. Irwin, Miss S. S. Quelch

1953-1954

Mrs. C. Buchner, Miss H. Drysdale, Miss J. Hamm, Miss L. E. Hart, Miss A. Laurin, Miss S. S. Quelch

1954-1955

Miss H. Drysdale, Miss L. Hart, Miss J. Hamm, Miss A. Laurin, Miss S. Quelch, Miss R. Woods

1955-1956

Miss H. Drysdale, Miss J. Hamm, Miss L. Hart, Miss A. Laurin, Mrs. S. Stevenson, Miss R. Woods

1956-1957

Miss E. Fallman, Miss L. E. Hart, Miss S. Kominetsky, Miss A. Laurin, Miss S. Reynolds, Mrs. S. Stevenson

1957-1958

Miss E. Halpenny, Miss L. Hart, Mrs. M. Howell, Miss S. Kominetsky, Miss A. Laurin, Mrs. S. Stevenson

1958-1959

Mrs. L. Anderson, Miss E. Halpenny, Miss L. Hart, Miss S. Kominetsky, Miss A. Laurin, Mrs. S. Stevenson

1959-1960

Mrs. L. Anderson, Miss D. Artibise, Miss F. Halpenny, Miss S. Kominetsky, Miss A. Nosworthy, Miss M. Sullivan

1960-1961

Mrs. L. Anderson, Miss D. Artibise, Miss E. Halpenny, Miss A. Nosworthy, Miss M. Sullivan, Mrs. K. Tobian

1961-1962

Mrs. L. Anderson, Miss E. Halpenny, Miss A. Nosworthy, Mrs. G. H. Ryan, Miss M. Sullivan, Mrs. K. Tobian

1962-1963

?

1963-1964

Mrs. L. Anderson, Miss C. Cameron, Miss E. Halpenny, Miss A. Nosworthy, Mrs. O. Slipchenko, Miss M. Sullivan, Mrs. E. Wellwood

1964-1965

Mrs. L. Anderson, Miss C. Cameron, Miss E. Halpenny, Miss A. Nosworthy, Mrs. O. Slipchenko, Miss M. Sullivan, Mrs. E. Wellwood

1965-1966

Mrs. F. Borys, Miss C. Cameron, Miss E. Halpenny, Mrs. F. Hughes, Miss A. Nosworthy, Miss M. Sullivan, Mrs. J. Vogt

1966-1967

Mrs. F. Borys, Miss C. Cameron, Mrs. M.E. Grills, Miss E. Halpenny, Mrs. F. Hughes, Miss M. Sullivan, Mrs. G. Vadenboncoeur

1967-1968

[includes Riverview School] Miss E. Alexander, Mrs. L. Anderson, Miss J. Becker, Miss P. Block, Mrs. E. Buhler, Mrs. E. Butler, Miss C. Cameron, Mrs. P. M. Coughlin, Mrs. E. Dale, Miss S. Derksen, Miss M. Feltham, Mrs. O. Flatt, Mrs. E. Grills, Mr. P. O. Heinrich, Mrs. P. Kirk, Miss M. McIntyre, Mrs. J. McKall, Miss M. McLaughlin, Miss N. Medel, Miss R. Neufeld, Miss J. Sandercock, Miss O. Serafin, Miss M. Sullivan, Mrs. G. Vandenboncoeur, Miss J. Warner

1968-1969

[includes Riverview School] Mrs. L. Anderson, Miss J. Becker, Miss E. Blanchette, Miss P. Block, R. Copley, Miss C. Cameron, Miss S. Derksen, Mrs. E. Dale, Mrs. O. Flatt, Mrs. E. Grills, Mrs. L. Hominick, Mrs. M. Long, Miss A. McIntyre, Miss M. McIntyre, Miss M. McLaughlin, Miss A. Moss, Mrs. R. Neufeld, Mrs. E. Pankratz, H. Pauls, Miss J. Sanderdock, Mrs. J. Sobovitch, Miss K. Stevenson, Miss M. Sullivan, Mrs. M. Toews, Miss M. Waldie, Miss J. Warner, Miss M. Wallace

Photos & Coordinates

Ashland School

Ashland School (no date)
Source: Winnipeg School Division

Ashland School

Ashland School (June 2019)
Source: Jim Fryza

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.86375, W97.12155
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Riverview School (Casey Street, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Sanford School No. 86 (Sanford, RM of Macdonald)

Sources:

“Board expected to study closing of two schools,” Winnipeg Free Press, 17 April 1980, page 7.

“School closing probed,” Winnipeg Free Press, 27 January 1981, page 20.

“Ashland clarifications,” Winnipeg Free Press, 14 February 1981, page 11.

We thank the Winnipeg School Division, Jim Fryza, and George Stewart for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 11 January 2020

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