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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Lansdowne School (715 Wiginton Street, Winnipeg)

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Named for Henry Charles Keith Petty-Fitzmaurice (1845-1927), the 5th Governor General of Canada and 5th Marquis of Lansdowne, the cornerstone of the original Lansdowne School building was laid on 8 July 1954 by Mrs. N. Patrick. Construction of the ten-classroom structure was undertaken by the Semmler Construction Company at a cost of $158,205. It was opened officially by Winnipeg School Board Chair “Nan” Murphy on 16 March 1955. Four years later, it was expanded with four more classrooms.

From 1981 to 1983, a four-classroom wing of the building was rented to the Winnipeg Mennonite Elementary School. The facility closed in 1982 due to declining enrollment but was reopened in August 1984 as a French milieu facility, hosting kindergarten to grade 2. As the French Immersion program gained enrollment, the school’s capacity was increased in 1993-1994 on designs of School Division architect Guntis Rozitis. They added five classrooms, a gymnasium, additional interior spaces, and exterior alterations. The school presently hosts Nursery to grade 8.

Principals

Period

Principal

1954-1968

Herbert Milton Bell (1903-1977)

1968-?

Johann “John” Hamm (1925-2017)

?-1974

?

1974-1975

David James “Jim” Fleck (1924-2007)

1975-?

?

?-1982

William “Bill” Badiuk

1982-1984

Closed

1984-1987

Soeur Dumesnil

1987-1998

Maryse Mymin

1998-2003

Dolorès Hébert

2003-?

Chantelle Deslauriers-Gray

?-2014

?

2014-?

Vincent Audino

Vice-Principals

Period

Vice-Principal

2002-2003

Chantelle Deslauriers-Gray

2003-2008

Donald Teel

2008-?

Manuel Silva

Teachers

School Year

Teachers

1954-1955

Elementary Department: Miss J. Gibson, A. Friesen, Miss E. Neufeld, Mrs. H. Topolinski, Miss H. Willms. Intermediate Department: J. Dorfman, F. Hastings, Miss M. Kelsall

1955-1956

Miss I. Goodwin, Miss E. Neufeld, Benny Zenon Orlins, Mrs. M. Redpath, Miss H. Willms

1956-1957

Miss M. Archambault, W. Dueck, Miss I. Lubosch, Mrs. L. McKinny, Miss Pat McManus, Miss N. Pawlysyzyn, Mrs. M. Redpath, Miss V. Taylor, Miss H. Willms

1957-1958

Miss M. Archambault, Mrs. E. Judt, Miss I. Lubosch, Miss M. Marr, Mrs. L. McKinny, Miss N. Pawlyszn, J. Senkiw, Miss S. Weltzel, Miss H. Willms

1958-1959

Miss M. Archambault, Miss F. Compton, Mrs. B. Fleury, Mrs. M. Mann, Miss M. Marr, Miss E. Neufeld, Miss N. Pawlyszyn, Miss E. Podborchynski, J. Senkiw, Mrs. A. Stewart, Miss R. Sudletsky, Miss S. Weitzel

1959-1960

Miss F. Bell, Miss S. Brynjolfson, Miss F. Compton, Mrs. N. Costin, Mrs. B. Giesbrecht, Miss Y. Kawata, Miss M. Marr, Mrs. E. Money, Mrs. E. Neufeld, Miss D. Petrus, J. Senkiw, Mrs. A. Stewart, Miss R. Sudletsky, Miss S. Weitzel

1960-1961

Miss F. Bell, Miss S. Brynjolfson, Miss F. Compton, Mrs. N. Costin, J. Enns, Mrs. B. Giesbrecht, Miss Y. Kawata, Mrs. D. Little, Miss I. Lubosch, Miss M. MacLellan, Miss M. Marr, Miss E. Neufeld, Mrs. A. Stewart

1961-1962

Miss F. Bell, Mrs. N. Costin, Miss R. Ewert, Miss M. Kruschel, Miss C. Leitch, Miss I. Lubosch, Miss M. Marr, Miss M. MacLellan, Miss S. Miller, Miss E. Neufeld, Mrs. D. Penner, Mrs. M. Stashko, Mrs. A. Stewart, Mrs. Y. Takeuchl, M. Woroby

1962-1963

?

1963-1964

Mrs. J. Balzar, Miss L. Campbell, Miss M. Kruschel, G. R. Leseclleur, Miss C. Leitch, Mrs. M. MacNeill, Miss M. Marr, Miss M. Marr, Mrs. F. Murash, Miss E. Neufeld, Mrs. D. Penner, A. Shalay, Mrs. A. Stewart, Mrs. Y. Takeuchl, M. Woroby

1964-1965

Miss L. Campbell, Miss M. Claydon, Miss C. Cohen, Miss M. Kruschel, Miss L. Laughlin, Miss C. Leitch, R. LeSeclleur, Mrs. M. MacNeill, Miss M. Marr, Mrs. A. Moroz, Miss E. Neufeld, Miss E. Shoesmith, Mrs. A. Stewart, M. Woroby

1965-1966

?

1966-1967

Miss L. Campbell, Miss M. Claydon, Miss C. Cohen, A. Krahn, Miss R. Kreshka, Miss M. Kruschel, Miss A. Landi, Miss M. L. Marr, Mrs. A. Moroz, Miss J. Posner, Mrs. A. Stewart, Miss J. Urano, M. Woroby

1967-1968

Miss L. Campbell, Miss M. Claydon, Miss C. Cohen, Miss R. Kreshka, Miss M. Kruschel, Miss A. Landi, Mrs. A. Moroz, P. Rosenfeld, Mrs. A. Stewart, Miss K. Unruth, Miss J. Urano, Mrs. J. Wolfe, M. Woroby

1968-1969

Miss A. Bergen, Miss L. Campbell, Miss M. Claydon, Mrs. R. Clyde, Miss C. Cohen, Mrs. M. Fletcher, Miss R. Kreshka, Miss M. Kruschel, Miss A. Landi, W. Miller, Miss O. Seredny, Miss K. Unruh, Miss J. Urano, M. Woroby

Photos & Maps

Site Location (lat/long): N49.93875, W97.15693
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Lansdowne College (Portage la Prairie)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Lansdowne School No. 145 (RM of Sifton)

Sources:

“Board signals start on school building,” Winnipeg Free Press, 4 November 1953, page 1.

“Contract awarded,” Winnipeg Free Press, 7 April 1954, page 3.

“School building ’forging ahead’,” Winnipeg Free Press, 24 July 1954, page 3.

“Lansdowne School,” Winnipeg Free Press, 16 March 1955, page 3.

“Buffalo board used in schools & homes!” Winnipeg Free Press, 21 September 1954, page 16.

“14 school appointments confirmed,” Winnipeg Free Press, 25 May 1968, page 53.

“Winnipeg teachers’ list announced,” Winnipeg Free Press, 31 August 1968, page 28.

“Majority like idea of school meal plan,” Winnipeg Free Press, 22 October 1974, page 85.

“Mennonite elementary school fast attracting full enrollment,” Winnipeg Free Press, 24 August 1981, page 5.

“School on brink of closing,” Winnipeg Free Press, 12 February 1982, page 3.

Lansdowne School History, Winnipeg School Division.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 1 December 2018

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