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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Montrose School (691 Montrose Street, Winnipeg)

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Conceived as a temporary measure by the Winnipeg School Division to accommodate a pulse of students arising from the post-war baby boom in Winnipeg, the original Montrose School building was constructed between 1953 and 1954 at a cost of about $200,000. Its 14-classroom configuration was expanded in 1957 with five additional classrooms, a therapy room, and two washrooms. By 1999, it was determined that the school no longer met the needs of the area so a new building was constructed beside the original one, which was then demolished. The new Montrose School featured eight classrooms, computer room, library, life skills area, counseling space, gymnasium, and daycare facility. It opened in May 2000.

Principals

Period

Principal

1954-1962

Victor Snelgrove Dotten (1908-1977)

1962-1969

Margaret Katherine McKinnon (1909-1996)

1969-1977

Bernice Geraldine Hearn (1915-2001)

1977-1980

Alice Mary Elizabeth Cheatley (1918-2017)

Teachers

School Year

Teachers

1954-1955

Miss S. Coyle, Miss H. Forrest, Miss B. Graham, Miss M. J. Hardy, E. V. Hjartarson, Miss A. Jachetta, Miss N. McArthur, Miss M. McIntyre, Mrs. D. Morden, Miss H. Osiowry, Miss E. Shorthose

1955-1956

Mrs. L. Feinstein, Miss H. Forrest, Mrs. V. Fox, Miss J. Fuge, Miss E. Fyles, Miss M. J. Hardy, Miss A. L. Jachetta, C. A. Kitchen, Miss M. MacIntyre, Miss H. R. Osiowry, Mrs. M. Saxton, Miss C. Schellenberg, Miss E. Shorthose, Mrs. V. Yard

1956-1957

Mrs. Jean Ellard, Miss I. Epp, Mrs. L. Feinstein, Miss H. Forrest, Miss Vivian Fox, Miss J. Fuge, Miss M. Hardy, Miss A. Jachetta, Miss M. Kendrick, C. Kitchen, Miss M. McIntyre, Miss D. Murta, Miss H. Osiowy, Mrs. N. Robertson, Miss K. Thompson

1957-1958

Mrs. J. Ellard, Miss I. Epp, Mrs. L. Feinstein, Miss H. Forrest, Mrs. V. Fox, Mr. H. C. Gluth, Edna Ruth Halford, Miss A. Jachetta, Miss M. Kendrick, Miss E. Luffman, Miss M. MacIntyre, Miss L. Malakoff, Mr. H. Moroz, Miss D. Murta, Miss A. Sherebrin, Mrs. G. Smith, Mrs. B. Stebbing, Miss K. Thompson, Mrs. E. Thorlakson, Miss J. Whalebone

1958-1959

Miss M. Brand, Miss I. Cherneski, Miss M. Dennis, Mrs. J. Ellard, Mrs. T. Enns, Miss E. Epp, Mrs. V. Fox, Edna Ruth Halford, Miss A. Jachetta, Mrs. M. Karpiuk, Miss M. Kendrick, Miss M. McIntyre, Miss D. Murta, Mrs. F. Patey, Mrs. G. Smith, S. Solmundson, Mrs. D. J. Stanley, Mrs. B. Stebbing, Miss K. Thompson

1959-1960

Miss D. Chater, Mrs. M. A. Cooper, Mrs. E. Dyck, Mrs. J. Ellard, Mrs. V. Fox, Edna Ruth Halford, Miss A. Jachetta, Mrs. M. Karpiuk, Miss M. Kendrick, Miss H. Krewda, Miss W. Leese, Miss M. MacIntyre, Mrs. F. Patey, Miss M. Penner, S. Solmundson, Mrs. D. Stanley, Mrs. B. Stebbing, Miss J. L. Tennant, Mrs. J. Tostowaryk, Miss K. Thompson, Miss R. Wright

1960-1961

Elementary Department: Mrs. M. Cooper, Mrs. E. Dyck, Mrs. J. Ellard, Mrs. V. Fox, Edna Ruth Halford, Miss M. Hawkins, Miss A. Jachetta, Miss M. Kendrick, Miss W. Leese, Miss M. McIntyre, E. Mitchler, Miss M. Nikkel, Mrs. F. Patey, Mrs. M. Penner, Mrs. D. Smith, S. Solmundson, Mrs. D. Stanley, Mrs. E. Stebbing, Mrs. J. Tostowaryk. Intermediate Department: Mrs. M. Filyk, M. Johnson

1961-1962

Miss M. Birt, Mrs. M. Cooper, Miss C. Dalton, Miss M. Darby, Mrs. J. Ellard, Miss M. Enns, Miss L. Feser, Mrs. V. Fox, Mrs. I. Goodridge, Miss A. Jachetta, Miss M. Kendrick, Miss W. Leese, E. Mitchler, Miss D. Murta, Miss M. Penner, Miss G. Robertson, Mrs. D. Smith, S. Solmundson, Mrs. D. Stanley, Mrs. J. Tostowaryk

1962-1963

?

1963-1964

Mrs. E. Arnason, Miss L. Asgierson, Mrs. S. Aylward, Miss M. Darby, Mrs. J. Ellard, Mrs. V. Fox, Miss A. Jachetta, Miss A. McIntyre, Miss M. McTaggart, E. Mitchler, Miss M. Penner, Miss G. Robertson, Miss M. Smigelski, Mrs. D. Smith, Miss A. Wharry, C. Wilde, J. Young

1964-1965

Mrs E. Arnason, Miss L. Asgierson, Mrs. S. Aylward, Mrs. E. Black, Miss M. Darby, Mrs. J. Ellard, Miss D. Fahner, Miss A. McIntyre, Miss M. McTaggart, E. Mitchler, Miss M. Penner, Miss H. Schellenberg, Miss M. Smigelski, C. Wilde, Miss A. Wharry, J. Young

1965-1966

Mrs. E. Arnason, Mrs. S. Aylward, Mrs. E. Black, Mrs. J. Carlson, Mrs. D. Cowan, Miss M. Darby, Mrs. J. Ellard, Mrs. R. George, Miss A. McIntyre, Miss M. McTaggart, E. Mitchler, Miss M. Penner, Miss M. Smigelski, W. Vargo, Miss A. Wharry, J. Young

1966-1967

Mrs. E. Arnason, Mrs. J. Carlson, Mrs. R. George, Miss S. Logan, Miss A. McIntyre, E. Mitchler, Mrs. V. Pelletier, Mrs. S. Rye, Miss M. Smigelski, Miss J. Summers, W. Vargo, Mrs. M. J. Walker, Miss A. M. Wiebe, Mrs. M. Wilcosh, J. Young

1967-1968

Mrs. E. Arnason, Mrs. M. Bennett, Mrs. J. Carlson, Mrs. R. George, Mrs. M. Gingras, Miss R. Love, Mrs. H. Merrill, Miss E. Metz, E. Mitchler, Mrs. M. Rye, Miss D. Sharpe, Natalie “Nellie” Sozansky, Mrs. A. Sweet, Mrs. V. Thornton, Mrs. J. Walker, Miss A. Wiebe, Mrs. L. Young

1968-1969

Mrs. E. Arnason, Mrs. M. Bennett, Mrs. J. Carlson, Mrs. J. Chapple, Mrs. I. Corroll, Ivor J. Davies, Mrs. E. Gebauer, Mrs. R. George, Mrs. M. Gingras, Miss P. Johnstone, Miss R. Love, Miss J. McKenzie, Mrs. H. Merrell, Miss E. Metz, Mrs. N. Rooke, Mrs. M. Rye, Miss D. Sharpe, Natalie “Nellie” Sozansky, Mrs. J. Walker

1969-1970

Ivor J. Davies, ?

Among the other teachers of Montrose School was Hildur Emily Sandberg (c1972).

Photos & Coordinates

Montrose School

Montrose School (1958)
Source: Archives of Manitoba, Government Photographs (CH 0267), GR10030, WG-7-13

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.85652, W97.18049
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Montrose School No. 242 (Municipality of North Cypress-Langford)

Sources:

We thank the Winnipeg School Division, Nathan Kramer, Ivor Davies, and Avery Gillman for providing information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 10 September 2021

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