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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Virden Junior High School (447 Princess Street West, Virden)

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This junior high school in Virden was built in 1965 based on architectural designs of Pratt, Lindgren, Snider, Tomcej and Associates, replacing previous classroom capacity at Virden School. The school became part of the Fort la Bosse School Division.

Principals

Period

Principal

1966-1971

Frederick Charles “Fred” Cole

1972-1974

Kenneth Roger Hurst

1974-1979

Dennis Eirikson

1979-2000

Richard Joseph “Rick” Plaisier (1948-2017)

2000-?

Roger Hurst

Teachers

Period

Teachers

1965-1966

Margaret Jane Braaksma (grade 8), Kenneth Roger Hurst (grade 7), Gudrun Amalie Mykle (grade 6), Claire Adrienne Perras (grade 5), Josephine Kathleen Stonehouse (grade 8)

1966-1967

Margaret Jane Braaksma (grade 8), Sandra Lynn Bridgett (grade 7), Ila Della Colquhoun (grade 6), Lamberdina Dyckman (grade 5), Brian Douglas Franklin (grade 6), Kenneth Roger Hurst (grade 7), Meryleen Ada Lane (grade 8), Gudrun Amalie Mykle (grade 6), Edith Muriel Parker (grade 5), Claire Adrienne Perras (grade 5), Janet Isobel Reid (grade 5), Elizabeth Grace Shoemaker (grade 7), Josephine Kathleen Stonehouse (grade 8), Mary Edythe Walton (grade 6), Donna Winnifred Wright (grade 7)

1967-1968

Margaret Jane Braaksma (grade 8), Sandra Lynn Bridgett (grade 7), Ila Della Colquhoun (grade 6), Doreen Mabel Delgaty (grade 5), Brian Douglas Franklin (grade 6), Kenneth Roger Hurst (grade 7), Meryleen Ada Lane (grade 5), Ronald George Lund (grade 5), Gudrun Amalie Mykle (grade 6), Edith Muriel Parker (grade 5), Elizabeth Grace Shoemaker (grade 7), Catherine Muriel McTavish Smeltz (grade 7), Josephine Kathleen Stonehouse (grade 8), Mary Edythe Walton (grade 6), Orys Edith Wardman (ungraded, at Virden Technical School), Donna Winnifred Wright (grade 7)

1968-1969

Orys Edith Wardman (ungraded, at Virden Technical School), ?

1969-1970

Marjorie Jean McConnell (ungraded, at Virden Technical School), ?

1970-1971

Sandra Lynn Bridgett (grade 7), Ila Della Colquhoun (grade 6), Jean Elizabeth Funk (grade 5), Roland Garth Hamilton (grade 6), Kenneth Roger Hurst (grade 8), Gordon Howard Jones (grade 8), Meryleen Ada Lane (grade 5), Virginia Johanna Lyons (ungraded, emotionally mentally handicapped), Dennis Wayne McIntosh (grade 5), Peter-Paul Monchka (grade 7), Gudrun Amalie Mykle (grade 6), Edith Muriel Parker (grade 5), Joyce Ashley Rushton (grade 7), Lorraine Margaret Scott (grade 8), Josephine Kathleen Stonehouse (grade 8), Lesia Sonia Wilson (grade 6), Donna Winnifred Wright (grade 7)

1971-1972

Ila Della Colquhoun (grade 6, September-April), Rose-Marie Faucher (grade 5), Jean Elizabeth Funk (grade 5), Roland Garth Hamilton (grade 6), Kenneth Roger Hurst (grade 8, September-December), Gordon Howard Jones (grade 8), Meryleen Ada Lane (grade 5), Lawrence George Latimer (grade 8, January-June), Virginia Johanna Lyons (ungraded, emotionally mentally handicapped), Dennis Wayne McIntosh (grade 5), Peter-Paul Monchka (grade 7), Edith Muriel Parker (grade 6, May-June), Joyce Ashley Rushton (grade 7), Lorraine Margaret Scott (grade 7), Josephine Kathleen Stonehouse (grade 8), Allan Ross Taylor (grade 6), Lesia Sonia Wilson (grade 6), Donna Winnifred Wright (grade 7)

1972-1973

Irene Muriel Campbell (grade 6), Rose-Marie Faucher (grade 5), Jean Elizabeth Funk (grade 5), Roland Garth Hamilton (grade 6), Gordon Howard Jones (grade 8), Paul Perry Kalynuk (grade 8), Meryleen Ada Lane (grade 5), Virginia Johanna Lyons (ungraded, emotionally mentally handicapped), Peter-Paul Monchka (grade 7), Josephine Kathleen Stonehouse (grade 8), Lorraine Margaret Scott (grade 8), Robert Alexander Sundell (grade 7), Allan Ross Taylor (grade 6), Lesia Sonia Wilson (grade 6), Donna Winnifred Wright (grade 7)

1973-1974

Irene Muriel Campbell (grade 6), Rose-Marie Faucher (grade 5), Jean Elizabeth Funk (grade 5, September-December), Howard Vernon Hoy (grade 7), Gordon Howard Jones (grade 8), Paul Perry Kalynuk (grade 8), Meryleen Ada Lane (grade 5), Virginia Johanna Lyons (ungraded, emotionally mentally handicapped), Douglas Allan McLachlan (grade 5, January-June), Michael Jan Miciak (grade 5), Joyce Ashley Rushton (grade 7), Clifford Murray Routledge (grade 6), Josephine Kathleen Stonehouse (grade 8), Lorraine Margaret Scott (grade 8), Allan Ross Taylor (grade 6), Donna Winnifred Wright (grade 7)

1974-1975

?

1975-1976

?

1976-1977

Ileen Ruth Brydon (grade 7), Jane Gayle Sharon Duffield (grade 6), Rose-Marie Faucher (grade 5), Denyse Elaine Forman (grade 7), Morley Louis Hartel (grade 6), Kenneth Roger Hurst (grade 8), Gordon Howard Jones (grade 8), Paul Perry Kalynuk (grade 7), Meryleen Ada Lane (grade 5), Virginia Johanna Lyons (grade 5), Clifford Murray Routledge (grade 6), Josephine Kathleen Stonehouse (grade 8), Lorraine Margaret Scott (grade 8), Allan Ross Taylor (grade 6), Donna Winnifred Wright (grade 7)

1977-1978

Ileen Ruth Brydon (grade 7), Jane Gayle Sharon Duffield (ungraded, emotionally mentally handicapped), Rose-Marie Faucher (grade 5), Stanley “Stan” Harvey (grade 6), Morley Louis Hartel (grade 6), Kenneth Roger Hurst (grade 8), Gordon Howard Jones (grade 8), Meryleen Ada Lane (grade 5), Virginia Johanna Lyons (grade 5), Clifford Murray Routledge (grade 6), Josephine Kathleen Stonehouse (grade 8), Lorraine Margaret Scott (grade 8), Allan Ross Taylor (grade 7), Donna Winnifred Wright (grade 7)

1978-1979

Ileen Ruth Brydon (grade 7), Jane Gayle Sharon Duffield (ungraded, emotionally mentally handicapped), Rose-Marie Faucher (grade 5), Stanley “Stan” Harvey (grade 6), Morley Louis Hartel (grade 6), Kenneth Roger Hurst (grade 8), Gordon Howard Jones (grade 8), Meryleen Ada Lane (grade 5), Virginia Johanna Lyons (grade 5), Clifford Murray Routledge (grade 6), Josephine Kathleen Stonehouse (grade 8), Lorraine Margaret Scott (grade 8), Allan Ross Taylor (grade 7), Donna Winnifred Wright (grade 7)

1979-1980

Ileen Ruth Brydon (grade 7), Jane Gayle Sharon Duffield (grade 5), Rose-Marie Faucher (grade 5), Stanley “Stan” Harvey (grade 6), Morley Louis Hartel (grade 6), Kenneth Roger Hurst (grade 8), Gordon Howard Jones (grade 8), Virginia Johanna Lyons (grade 5), Margaret Carolyn McAulay (ungraded, emotionally mentally handicapped), Clifford Murray Routledge (grade 6), Josephine Kathleen Stonehouse (grade 8), Lorraine Margaret Scott (grade 8), Allan Ross Taylor (grade 7), Donna Winnifred Wright (grade 7)

1980-1981

Ileen Ruth Brydon (grade 7), Rose-Marie Faucher (grade 5), Stanley “Stan” Harvey (grade 6), Morley Louis Hartel (grade 6), Kenneth Roger Hurst (grade 8), Gordon Howard Jones (grade 8), Virginia Johanna Lyons (grade 5), Margaret Carolyn McAulay (ungraded, emotionally mentally handicapped), Clifford Murray Routledge (grade 6), Josephine Kathleen Stonehouse (grade 5), Lorraine Margaret Scott (grade 8), Allan Ross Taylor (grade 7), Richard William Wark (grade 5), Donna Winnifred Wright (grade 7)

Photos & Coordinates

Virden Junior High School

Site Location (lat/long): N49.84943, W100.93738
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Manitoba Business: Pratt Lindgren Snider Tomcej and Associates

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Virden School No. 144 / Mary Montgomery School (Ninth Avenue South, Virden)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Goulter School (200 Queen Street East, Virden)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Virden Collegiate Institute (251 Kent Street, Virden)

Sources:

“Tender - 14 classroom school and auditorium [Virden Junior High School],” Brandon Sun, 26 March 1965, page 11.

“Fifty teachers hired in Virden,” Brandon Sun, 1 September 1965, page 11.

“Virden enrolls 1,337 students,” Brandon Sun, 17 September 1966, page 13.

Hometown Virden: Pioneers and Progress by Virden Millennium History Book Committee, 2000, page 68-69.

Manitoba School Records Collection, Fort la Bosse School Division No. 41 (Virden Junior High School) - Daily Registers, GR0324, Archives of Manitoba.

Manitoba School Records Collection, Fort la Bosse School Division No. 41 (Virden Technical School) - Daily Registers, GR0324, Archives of Manitoba.

Manitoba School Records Collection, Virden School District No. 144 - Daily Registers, GR2067, Archives of Manitoba.

Manitoba School Records Collection, Virden School District No. 144 - Specifications for Virden Junior High School, GR2065, Archives of Manitoba.

Manitoba School Records Collection, Virden School District No. 144 - Blueprints for Virden Junior High School, GR2065, Archives of Manitoba.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 9 December 2021

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