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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Henderson School (911 Bond Street, Dauphin)

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Built in 1948 by the Dauphin Ochre School Area No. 1 (now known as the Dauphin Ochre School Division) and named for teacher William J. Henderson, this ten-classroom school in Dauphin was based on designs of Winnipeg architect E. Fitz Munn. Completed at a cost of $160,000, significant cost savings were acquired through the extensive salvage of structures (including a hangar and other buildings) at the nearby military air base. Salvaged materials included beams, bolts, boilers, joists, doors, windows, and plumbing. On completion, the provincially-funded school was described as being “safe, healthy, and functionally efficient” but was thought to be lacking in fire safety, with uncovered wires reportedly running along wooden beams.

On 15 May 1948, the school was opened officially at a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by Premier Stuart S. Garson, School Area Chairman Michael F. Szewcyk, Dauphin MLA Robert Hawkins, local School Inspector Wilfrid G. Booth, Winnipeg School Board (WSD) Chairman George P. MacLeod, WSD Technical Director Mr. A. N. Robertson, WSD architect William A. Martin, Brandon School Board (BDS) Chair George A. Fitton, BDS Technical Education Director Mr. R. J. Johns, RM of Ochre River Reeve Dr. Finlay McLennon, Dauphin Mayor William L. Bullmore, RM of Dauphin Reeve John Potoski, and Chief School Inspector Clifford K. Rogers. Public tours were offered after the formal ceremony.

The school was expanded with a four-room addition between 1953 and 1954.

Principals

Period

Principal

1955-1958

Victor Fulton Sanderson (1922-2002)

1958-1966

Lloyd McDermott

Vice-Principals

Period

Vice-Principal

1957-1958

Metro Kozak

Teachers

School Year

Teachers

1955-1956

Miss Ann Baker (grade 5), Miss Nancy Bunting (grade 1), Miss Leone Gray (grade 2), Miss Muriel Herckmer (grade 6), Miss Margaret Houston (grade 2), Miss Muriel Jackson (grade 5), Miss Sheila Jasper (grade 4), Miss Sophie Konowalchuk (grade 1), Metro Kozak (grade 7), Miss Rose McColl (grade 3), Lloyd McDermott (grade 6), Miss Betty McLaughlin (grade 3), Miss Rose Rachlin (grade 1), Victor F. Sanderson (grade 7), Mrs. Mary Sawchuk (grade 4)

1956-1957

Olga Boyko (grade 3), Mrs. Lorna May Charles (grades 1,2), Grace Fox (grade 4), Margaret Houston (grade 2), Mrs. M. Jackson (grade 5), Sophie Konowalchuk (grade 1), Metro Kozak (grade 7), Mrs. R. Mansfield (grade 2), Lloyd McDermott (grade 6), Jean McDonald (grade 3), Rose Rachlin (grade 1), Sylvia Rehaluk (grade 6), Victor F. Sanderson (grade 7), Mrs. M. Sawchuk (grade 4)

1957-1958

Stanley V. Brickman (grade 7), Mrs. Lorna Charles (grade 2), Grace Fox (grade 4), Mrs. Sylvia Goran (grade 1), Mrs. Olga Harrison (grade 3), Margaret Houston (grade 2), Mrs. Muriel Jackson (grade 5), Metro Kozak (grade 7), Mrs. Leone Mansfield (grade 2), Lloyd McDermott (grade 6), Jean McDonald (grade 3), Rose Rachlin (grade 1), Mrs. Mary Sawchuk (grade 4), Mrs. Christine Shewfelt (grade 5), Mrs. Ruth Spencer (grade 6), Mrs. Sophie Stokes (grade 1)

1958-1959

Mrs. Dorothy Blue (grade 1), Mrs. Lorna Charles (grade 3), Miss Margaret Houston (grade 2), Mrs. Muriel Jackson (grade 5), Mrs. Leone Mansfield (grade 2), Lloyd McDermott (grade 6), Miss Jean McDonald (grade 3) Mrs. Ina Nicholson (grade 2), Miss Ann Prosak (grade 6), Miss Rose Rachlin (grade 1), Miss Mabel Rogers (grade 4), Mrs. John Sawchuk (grade 5), Mrs. Sophie Stokes (grade 1), Miss Marilyn Worobec (grade 3)

1959-1960

Mrs. Florence Archer (grade 3), Miss Audrey Bothwell (grade 6), Mrs. Evelyn Cassin (grade 4), Mrs. Lorna Charles (grade 3), Miss Margaret Houston (grade 2), Mrs. Muriel Jackson (grade 5), Miss Winnifred Lukie (grade 4), Mrs. Leone Mansfield (grade 2), Lloyd McDermott (grade 6), Mrs. Elma McIntosh (grade 1), Miss Rose Rachlin (grade 1), John Sawchuk (grade 5), Mrs. Misy Sawchuk (grade 4), Mrs. Sophie Stokes (grade 1), Miss Marilyn Worebec (grade 3)

1960-1961

?

1961-1962

?

1962-1963

?

1963-1964

Mrs. S. Carruthers (grade 1), Mrs. Evelyn Cassin (grade 3), Mrs. J. Genik (grade 1), Miss Margaret Houston (grade 2), Miss Patricia Jones (grade 2), Miss Irene Kokolski (grade 4), Lloyd McDermott (grade 5), Mrs. Elma McIntosh (grade 1), Miss Rose Rachlin (grade 1), Mrs. Diane Ryz (grade 2), Mrs. Mary Sawchuk (grade 4), Mrs. Florine Ward (grade 3), Mrs. Laura Wilson (grade 4), Miss Marilyn Worobec (grade 3)

1964-1965

Mrs. S. Carruthers (grade 1), Mrs. Evelyn Cassin (grade 3), Mrs. J. Genik (grade 1), Mrs. Pat Horner (grade 2), Miss Margaret Houston (grade 2), Miss Irene Kokolski (grade 4), Mrs. Marilyn Martin (grade 3), Miss Marlene Martin (grade 3), Lloyd McDermott (grade 5), Miss Rose Rachlin (grade 1), Mrs. Mary Sawchuk (grade 4), Mrs. Bernice Thompson (grade 3), Mrs. Florine Ward (grade 2), Mrs. Laura Wilson (grade 4), Mrs. Edna Winters (grade 1)

1965-1966

Mrs. Julie Belinksy (grade 5), Mrs. Selma Carruthers (grade 2), Mrs. Evelyn Cassin (grade 3), Miss Margaret Houston (grade 2), Miss Irene Kokolski (grade 4), Miss Sonja Kozak (grade 2), Mrs. Marilyn Martin (grade 3), Lloyd McDermott (grade 5), Mrs. Isobel McKillop (grade 3), Miss Marie Picklyk (grade 4), Miss Rose Rachlin (grade 1), John Sawchuk (grade 5), Mrs. Mary Sawchuk (grade 4), Mrs. Bernice Thompson (grade 3), Mrs. Edna Winters (grade 1)

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Site Location (lat/long): N51.15259, W100.03755
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: William James Henderson (?-1945)

Sources:

“Ceremony officially opens 2 new schools,” Winnipeg Free Press, 17 May 1948, page 4.

“Legislature in Session: Education in Manitoba,” Winnipeg Tribune, 7 March 1949, page 6.

“Dauphin citizens feel burdened by cost of new composite school,” Winnipeg Free Press, 11 May 1949, page 11.

“Major - minor notes,” Winnipeg Tribune, 28 May 1949, page 9.

“Trustee rap critic of school buildings,” Winnipeg Tribune, 21 October 1949, page 3.

“Blame laid by Board on building bylaws,” Winnipeg Free Press, 21 October 1949, page 6.

“Tenders for elementary school, Dauphin, Manitoba,” Winnipeg Free Press, 30 April 1953, page 35.

“Dauphin-Ochre large school unit raises standards,” Winnipeg Free Press, 24 February 1955, page 6.

“Record-breaking enrollments expected here in collegiate, elementary schools,” Dauphin Herald and Press, 1 September 1955, page 1.

“All-time high enrollments expected for town schools,” Dauphin Herald and Press, 30 August 1956, page 1.

“Town schools open today, high enrollments expected,” Dauphin Herald and Press, 29 August 1957, page 1.

“Total of 110 teachers assigned to schools in Dauphin-Ochre area,” Dauphin Herald and Press, 4 September 1958, pages 1, 6.

“Teaching staffs assigned to rural, village schools,” Dauphin Herald and Press, 3 September 1959, page 1.

“Teaching staff for area schools increases to 132 for opening 1963-64 term,” Dauphin Herald and Press, 21 August 1963, page 1.

“All area schools open classes next Tuesday, 131 on teaching staffs,” Dauphin Herald and Press, 26 August 1964, page 1.

“All schools in area open classes Sept. 1 – 133 on teaching staffs,” Dauphin Herald and Press, 25 August 1965, page 1, 8.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 26 January 2019

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