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Historic Sites of Manitoba: John Henderson Junior High School (930 Brazier Street, Winnipeg)

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Built as a replacement to the Melrose Junior High School (sold by the East Kildonan School District to the River East School Division), a sod-turning ceremony was held in mid-September 1961. In attendance was School Board Chairman L. A. McMahon, Superintendent L. W. Wiley, Mrs. A. A. Anderson, Jim Searle, A. R. McEwan, A. B. Ingliss, and Secretary-Treasurer G. F. Saunders. The school commemorates farmer and municipal official John Henderson. It opened to students in the spring of 1962 and was officially opened by Henderson’s daughter Mary in early October 1962. Expansions have since been made to the north and south ends of the original structure.

Principals

Period

Principal

1962-1970

Albert Victor Mastin (1909-1992)

1970-1990

Melvin “Mel” Solar (1930-2010)

1990-2014

?

2014-?

B. Straub

Vice-Principals

Period

Principal

1962-1963

Peter Franz Klassen (1922-2004)

1963-1971

?

1971-1972

Mr. W. P. V. Rekus

1972-1996

?

1996

Joe Pearn

1996-2014

?

2014-?

A. Cieszecki

Teachers

No information.

Photos & Coordinates

John Henderson Junior High School

John Henderson Junior High School (August 2014)
Source: Nathan Kramer

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.93233, W97.09503
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

[Photo caption], Winnipeg Free Press, 20 September 1961, page 22.

“Junior High officially opened,” [newspaper clipping], October 1962.

John Henderson Junior High Staff Salaries, [1962-1972], by Jim Smith.

“John Henderson Junior High ensemble “winds” gold in Hawaii,” Winnipeg Free Press Community Review North/Northeast, 17 April 1996, page 3.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 21 August 2020

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