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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Springfield Heights School (505 Sharon Bay, Winnipeg)

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Located in the North Kildonan area of Winnipeg, this school was built in 1960 for the North Kildonan School District in the new one-thousand dwelling Springfield Heights residential development. It was based on designs of the Winnipeg-based firm of Ward and Macdonald and opened to staff and students on 6 September 1960. The original 16-room configuration is the south half of the present configuration. Within two months of opening, district voters approved a $435,000 school building program. Most of these funds went to doubling the school’s capacity via a 16-room and auditorium expansion. Expanded in 1961, on the north side of the facility, designs were again provided by Ward and Macdonald.

Principals

Period

Principal

1960-?

Gerald Robert “Gerry” Green (1929-2014)

?-1966

?

1966-1970

Melvin “Mel” Solar (1930-2010)

1970-2019

?

2019-?

Mrs. T. Ziprick

Vice-Principals

Period

Vice-Principal

1960-1967

George William Neufeld (c1916-1985)

1967-2019

?

2019-?

Mrs. P. Alexander

Teachers

Period

Teachers

1960-1961

Shirley Jean Andrews (grade 5), Rosemarie Bryner (grade 2), Agnes Dyck (grade 3), June Beveloe Anne Gowryluk (grade 1), Phyllis Eleanor Hatch (grade 4), Antoine Ovila Lussier (grade 8), Helen Irene Mayba (grade 4), George William Neufeld (grade 8), Thuridur Olafson (grade 3), Laura Helen Pauls (grade 1), Elizabeth Lillian Phyllips (grade 1), Jacob David Reimer (grade 7), Inez Elizabeth Richardson (grade 2), Hedwig Margaret Strand (grade 5), Arlene Alice Toews (grades 2-3), Frank Toews (grade 6)

1961-1962

Shirley Jean Andrews (grade 8), Rosemarie Bryner (grade 2), Rosemarie Irene Curry (grade 6), Marceta Anne Freund (grade 2), June Beveloe Anne Gowryluk (grade 1), Richard Frederick Gruener (grade 7), Phyllis Eleanor Hatch (grade 4), Esther Heinricks (grade 3), Margaret Eleanor Kohanik (grade 1), Eleanor Erna Lang (grade 2), Antoine Ovila Lussier (grade 8), Lorraine Ann Malenchak (grade 4), Helen Irene Mayba (grade 4), George William Neufeld (grade 8), Lillian E. Neufeld (grade 1), Thuridur Olafson (grade 3), Laura Helen Pauls (grade 1), Elizabeth Lillian Phyllips (grade 1), Jacob David Reimer (grade 7), Inez Elizabeth Richardson (grade 2), Peggy Bertha Sentla (grade 3), Hedwig Margaret Strand (grade 5), Gerhard Strempler (grade 5), Frank Toews (grade 6)

1962-1963

Caroline Ann Anderson (grade 4), Shirley Jean Andrews (grade 7), Agatha Bock (grade 5), Verginia Christine Demedash (grade 3), Edwin Rennie Douglas (grade 6), George Duravetz (grade 8), Beverley Dianne Dwyer (grade 2), Agnes Dyck (grade 3), Marceta Anne Freund (grade 2), June Beveloe Anne Gowryluk (grade 1), Richard Frederick Gruener (grade 7), Phyllis Eleanor Hatch (grade 4), Esther Heinricks (grade 3), Margaret Eleanor Kohanik (grade 1), Annie Breata Krahn (grade 6), Eleanor Erna Lang (grade 2), Antoine Ovila Lussier (grade 8), Helen Irene Mayba (grade 4), George William Neufeld (grade 7), Lillian E. Neufeld (grade 1), Wayne Harlan Orser (grade 8), Elizabeth Lillian Phyllips (grade 1), Jacob David Reimer (grade 7), Deborah “Debbie” Segal (grade 5), Peggy Bertha Sentla (grade 3), Gerhard Strempler (grade 5), Marilyn Edith Veale (grade 1), Erica Wall (grade 2)

1963-1964

Caroline Ann Anderson (grade 4), Dianne Margaret Coulter (grade 1), Virginia Christene Demedash (grade 3), Edwin Rennie Douglas (grade 6), Beverley Dianne Dwyer (grade 2), John Gordon Dyck (grade 6), Marceta Anne Freund (grade 2), Richard Frederick Gruener (grade 7), Phyllis Eleanor Hatch (grade 4), Esther Heinrichs (grade 3), Margaret Isbister (grade 6), Lina Kelbert (grade 5), Breata Annie Klassen (grade 7), Margaret Eleanor Kohanik (grade 1), Helen Koop (grade 4), Eleanor Erna Lang (grade 2), Edith Lehmann (grade 1), Lorraine Ann Malenchak (grade 4), Peggy Bertha Sentla Mazur (grade 3), George William Neufeld (grade 8), Lillians E. Pauls (grade 1), Melita Peters (grade 2), Deborah “Debbie” Segal (grade 5), Gerhard Strempler (grade 5), Marilyn Edith Veale (grade 3), Erica Wall (grade 2)

1964-1965

Caroline Ann Anderson (grade 4), Shirley Jean Andrews (grade 7), Deborah “Dolly” Chisick (grade 5), Dianne Margaret Coulter (grade 1), Virginia Christene Demedash (grade 3), Edward Derksen (grade 5), Beverley Dianne Dwyer (grade 2), John Gordon Dyck (grade 6), Marceta Anne Freund (grade 2), Richard Frederick Gruener (grade 7), Phyllis Eleanor Hatch (grade 4), Esther Heinrichs (grades 2-3), Marilyn Edith-Ann Iwanick (grade 3), Heinz Kampen (grade 6), Margaret Eleanor Kohanik (grade 1), Helen Koop (grade 4), Eleanor Erna Lang (grade 2), Edith Lehmann (grade 1), Antoine Ovila Lussier (grade 8), Pauline McCarthy (grade 5), Lorraine Ann Malenchak (grade 4), Peggy Bertha Sentla Mazur (grade 3), Erica Wall Ness (grade 2), George William Neufeld (grade 8), Lillians E. Pauls (grade 1), Annie Selma Penner (grade 1), Melita Peters (grade 2), Elizabeth Lillian Phillips (grade 6), Gerhard Strempler (grade 7), Lina Kelbert Ulrich (grade 5)

1965-1966

Shirley Jean Andrews (grade 7), Dianne Margaret Coulter (grade 1), John Gordon Dyck (grade 6), Beverley Dianne Dwyer (grade 2), Neta Agnes Dyck (grade 8), Tina Lillie Froese (grade 2), Richard Frederick Gruener (grade 7), Virginia Christene Demedash Gushuliak (grade 3), Phyllis Eleanor Hatch (grade 4), Edith Herbst (grade 1), Ellen Elaine Holland (grade 4), Marilyn Edith-Ann Iwanick (grade 3), Heinz Kampen (grade 6), Carol Anne Kelly (grade 4), John C. Klassen (grade 5), Margaret Eleanor Kohanik (grade 1), Marceta Anne Freund Kurytnik (grade 3), Eleanor Erna Lang (grade 2), Antoine Ovila Lussier (grade 8), Janice Lynn MacDonald (grade 2), Peggy Bertha Sentla Mazur (grade 3), George William Neufeld (grade 8), Lillians E. Pauls (grade 1, 1965), Albert Paul Penner (grade 5), Annie Selma Penner (grade 1), Caroline Anne Scollan (grade 4), Theresa Ann Sliva (grade 5), Alice Mary Stewart (grade 1, 1966), Flora Viola Lynne Riley (grade 2), Gerhard Strempler (grade 7), Lina Kelbert Ulrich (grade 5), Dorothy Ann Wazney (grade 3)

1966-1967

Shirley Jean Andrews (grade 7), Beverley Dianne Dwyer Bewiok (grade 1), Deborah “Dolly” Chisick (remedial reading), Dianne Margaret Coulter (grade 1), John Gordon Dyck (grade 6), Neta Agnes Dyck (grade 8), Eleanor Erna Lang Elke (grade 2), Tina Lillie Froese (grade 2), Richard Frederick Gruener (grade 7), Virginia Christene Demedash Gushuliak (grade 3), Phyllis Eleanor Hatch (grade 4), Edith Herbst (grade 1), Ellen Elaine Holland (grade 4), Marilyn Edith-Ann Iwanick (grade 6), Heinz Kampen (grade 6), John C. Klassen (?), Anne Loewen Krueger (grade 1), Marceta Anne Freund Kurytnik (grade 3), Dorothy Ann La Fontaine (grade 3, Sep 1966 - Apr 1967), Antoine Ovila Lussier (grade 8), Janice Lynn MacDonald (grade 2), George William Neufeld (grade 8), Albert Paul Penner (grade 5), Annie Selma Penner (grade 3), Lorraine Regehr (grade 2), Flora Viola Lynne Riley (grade 2), Caroline Anne Scollan (grade 5), Theresa Ann Sliva (grade 5), Alice Mary Stewart (grade 3), Gerhard Strempler (grade 7), Lina Kelbert Ulrich (grade 5), Alice Elaine Wiebe (grade 3, May-Jun 1967), Lynda Anne Wiens (grade 1)

Other staff of Springfield Heights School were Roger V. Dubois (French, ?-?) and James Gordon “Jim” Ladoski (1969-1989).

Photos & Coordinates

Springfield Heights School

Springfield Heights School (August 2019)
Source: Nathan Kramer

Springfield Heights School

Springfield Heights School (August 2019)
Source: Nathan Kramer

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.93458, W97.07560
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

“Buy a home - first [Ad],” Winnipeg Tribune, 6 June 1959, page 15.

“Enrolment jump,” Winnipeg Evening Tribune, 1 September 1960, page 21.

“Elmwood, North Kildonan school teaching staff listed,” The Herald, 1 September 1960, page 1.

“Quiet North Kildonan seeks development without disorder,” Winnipeg Free Press, 8 September 1960, page 43.

“$1.4 million expenditure is scheduled,” Winnipeg Tribune, 29 September 1960, page 17.

“suburbs ask voters to spent $2 million,” Winnipeg Free Press, 15 October 1960, page 3.

“Vote for bylaw asks N. K. District,” Winnipeg Tribune, 22 October 1960, page 4.

“North Kildonan,” Winnipeg Tribune, 27 October 1960, page 26.

“Tenders,” Winnipeg Free Press, 3 February 1961, page 27.

“N. Kildonan teachers listed,” Winnipeg Free Press, 13 September 1966, page 13.

Manitoba School Records Collection, North Kildonan School District No. 2116 (Springfield Heights School) Daily Registers, GR9480, Archives of Manitoba.

School division half-yearly attendance reports (E 0757), Archives of Manitoba.

Springfield Heights School, River East Transcona School Division.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 8 August 2021

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