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Historic Sites of Manitoba: J. B. Mitchell School (1720 John Brebeuf Place, Winnipeg)

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The J. B. Mitchell school building was erected in 1955, commemorating architect J. B. Mitchell, and was opened at a ceremony in June 1956. A junior high school until 1989, when it closed due to declining enrollment, it was used in 1990 to temporarily house students from Laura Secord School displaced by renovations. It reopened as a K-6 school in September 1991.

Principals

Period

Principal

1956-1965

Marshall Roscoe “Ross” Thompson (1914-1990)

1965-1970

Thomas Bell (1913-1996)

1970-1971

Richard Malcolm “Dick” Mutchmor (1928-2000)

1971-1977

J. A. Douglas Cook

1977-1983

Len W. Baron

1984-1989

Brian R. Chappell

1989-1991

Closed

1991-2005

Aurel Richard

2005-2015

Marie-France Giasson

2015-2021

Paulette Marie Gauthier Huggins (1966-2021)

Vice-Principals

Period

Vice-Principal

?-1976

Adam “Ed” Nazarko (1928-1993)

Teachers

School Year

Teachers

1956-1957

John A. Buchanan, Doris Allegra Crookshanks, A. Diamond, J. Didkowski, Miss W. Hockley, Miss M. Lomonaco, John E. Lysecki, G. N. McInnes, Miss J. Rayner, Miss M. Reid, A. Rodnunsky

1957-1958

Mr. E. Braun, John A. Buchanan, Doris Allegra Crookshanks, Mr. A. Diamond, Mr. J. Didkowski, Miss W. Hockley, John E. Lysecki, Mr. G. N. McInnes, Mr. L. A. Miller, Miss J. Rayner, Miss M. Reid, Mr. A. Rodnunsky, Mr. J. Ryan, Miss K. Utting

1958-1959

E. Braun, John A. Buchanan, Doris Allegra Crookshanks, A. Diamond, J. Didkowski, Mrs. M. Haugh, Miss W. Hockley, Miss M. Johnson, John E. Lysecki, G. N. McInnes, Miss M. McLean, L. A. Miller, G. Nicholson, Miss M. Reid, A. Rodnunsky, Miss C. J. Ross, Miss K. Utting

1959-1960

E. Braun, John A. Buchanan, Doris Allegra Crookshanks, J. Didkowski, Mrs. M. Haigh, Miss W. Hockley, R. Hyde, Miss M. Johnson, John E. Lysecki, L. A. Miller, G. Nicholson, A. Rodnunsky, Miss C. J. Ross, Mrs. E. Sharkey, George Rhodes Tallin, Miss K. Utting, Miss G. Warthe

1960-1961

Miss E. Bennett, E. Braun, John A. Buchanan, J. Derwin, Doris Allegra Crookshanks, Mrs. K. Farley, Gordon R. Fines, Mrs. M. Haigh, Miss W. Hockley, R. Hyde, John E. Lysecki, L. A. Miller, L. Neil, Mrs. M. Neuman, G. Nicholson, Miss M. Reid, Miss C. J. Ross, George Rhodes Tallin, Miss L. Wailey

1961-1962

E. Braun, John A. Buchanan, Miss C. Chai, Robert Walter Cross, J. Derwin, Doris Allegra Crookshanks, Mrs. K. Farley, Gordon R. Fines, Miss W. Hockley, R. Hyde, John E. Lysecki, Mrs. M. MacBride, Mrs. D. Mason-Apps, Mrs. M. Neuman, G. Nicholson, G. Noonan, Miss S. Redman, R. A. Robbie, Miss C. J. Ross, J. Sharkey, Miss L. Walley, Miss N. Wirth

1962-1963

Robert Walter Cross, ?

1963-1964

E. Braun, Robert Walter Cross, Doris Allegra Crookshanks, Mrs. K. Farley, Mrs. E. E. Goodridge, Miss W. Hockley, Marcel Jamault, E. Krysko, John E. Lysecki, Mrs. M. MacBride, Mrs. D. Mason-Apps, Miss P. S. Morris, A. H. Murray, Mrs. M. Neuman, Mrs. H. K. Nicolle, G. Nicholson, Mrs. A. M. Prefontaine, R. A. Robble, Miss C. J. Ross, Miss L. Walley, Mrs. T. Warkentin, Miss A. Whittaker, P. D. Wodchyc

1964-1965

Robert Walter Cross, ?

1965-1966

?

1966-1967

D. Armstrong, P. Armstrong, Mrs. J. Bevington-Woolf, Miss J. Brann, A. N. Burak, Mrs. G. Copithorne, Miss D. Crookshanks, I. Dookeran, R. Duthoit, Mrs. K. Farley, Miss P. Green, Miss W. Hockley, H. Huber, Marcel Jamault, V. Johnson, Miss A. Gryz, John E. Lysecki, Mrs. M. MacBride, S. Morton, H. Murray, Mrs. A. Prefontaine, Miss J. Ross, E. Single, Mrs. G. Smith, J. Standing, Mrs. T. Warkentin

1967-1968

D. Armstrong, P. Armstrong, Mrs. J. Bevington-Woolf, Miss J. Brann, A. Burak, I. Dookeran, Mrs. S. Duncan, Mrs. H. McEwan, Miss W. Hockley, Marcel Jamault, V. Johnson, A. Lomas, John E. Lysecki, Mrs. M. MacBride, Miss P. McFadyen, Miss D. Morris, H. Murray, Mrs. S. L. Nozick, Mrs. J. Panson, Mrs. A. Prefontaine, Miss J. Ross, E. Single, Mrs. G. Smith, J. Standing, Miss J. Starosilec, Mrs. M. Temple

1968-1969

D. Armstrong, P. Armstrong, Mrs. J. Arnason, Mrs. J. Bevington-Woolf, Mrs. M. Bowie, Miss J. Brann, I. Dookeran, Miss W. Hockley, Marcel Jamault, V. Johnson, Mrs. D. Langdon, H. A. Lomas, John E. Lysecki, Mrs. M. MacBride, Miss P. McFadyen, J. Magel, Miss D. Morris, J. Mosquin, A. H. Murray, Mrs. S. L. Nozick, Miss L. Pattern, A. Power, Mrs. A. Prefontaine, Mrs. M. J. Robinson, Miss C. J. Ross, E. Single, Mrs. G. Smith, Mrs. J. Sommers, Miss J. Starosilec, Mrs. M. Temple

Photos & Coordinates

J. B. Mitchell School

J. B. Mitchell School (April 2017)
Source: Christine Loff

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.86029, W97.19894
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: James Bertram Mitchell (1852-1945)

Sources:

Annual Reports of the Manitoba Department of Education, Manitoba Legislative Library.

“20 school board appointments made,” Winnipeg Free Press, 20 May 1971, page 3.

Obituary [George Rhodes Tallin], Winnipeg Free Press, 1 October 1994, page 41.

“New Principals named for five city schools,” Winnipeg Free Press, 21 June 2005, page B6.

J. B. Mitchell School fact sheet, Winnipeg School Division.

Winnipeg School Division: Celebrating One Hundred Fifty Years, 1871-2021 by Winnipeg School Division, 2021.

We thank Nathan Kramer and Christine Loff for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 6 July 2022

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