Manitoba Historical Society
     Keeping history alive for over 140 years

 

Pay & Donate in the MHS Online Shop

Manitoba History No. 89
Manitoba
History

No. 89

MHS Multicultural Dinner 2019
2019
Multicultural
Dinner

Spring Field Trip 2019
MHS
Spring
Field Trip

War Memorials in Manitoba
War
Memorials
in Manitoba

This Old Elevator
This Old
Elevator

Abandoned Manitoba
Abandoned
Manitoba

Memorable Manitobans
Memorable
Manitobans

Historic Sites of Manitoba
Historic Sites
of Manitoba

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Montcalm School (120 Tecumseh Street, Winnipeg)

Link to:
Principals | Vice-Principals | Teachers | Photos & Maps | Sources

The site for Montcalm School, measuring 165 feet along Bannatyne Avenue, 264 feet on William Avenue, and 331 feet on Tecumseh Street, was acquired by the Winnipeg School Board in April 1920 for $20,000. The building was designed by local architect J. N. Semmens and constructed in 1920 by day labourers supervised by the Sutherland Construction Company. The one-storey, eight-classroom building cost $80,000 and was planned to accommodate students in grades 1 to 6, after which they would transfer to Maple Leaf Junior High School. In December 1920, it was named for General Montcalm, the commander of French forces in Quebec at the time of the Battle of the Plains of Abraham, as a balance to General Wolfe School commemorating the general of British forces. By 1922, its enrollment was about 350 students.

The school closed in June 1975 after which the building was used as a day care centre. It became the home of the Manitoba Adolescent Treatment Centre in October 1984.

Principals

Period

Principal

1920-1923

Halldora Hermann [Hermannsdottir] “Dora” Magnusson (1885-1977)

1923-1925

Amber L. Glenn (1879-1964)

1925-1935

Mary Alice Myrtle Whyte (1881-1980)

1935-1940

Annie Cheyne Dickie (1887-1940)

1940-1947

Annie R. Gall (1892-1957)

1947-1951

Dorothy Eleanor Lane (1902-1991)

1951-1964

Louise Violet Staples (1899-1988)

1964-1967

Gladys M. Marshall

1967-1970

John Jaman (1932-2013)

1970-1973

Herbert L. W. Nemish (c1923-2012)

1973-1975

Leonard Baron

Teachers

School Year

Teachers

1920-1921

?

1921-1922

M. Akre, J. E. Best, J. M. Fraser, C. Mohr, E. McGregor, M. Richardson, R. Whiteside

1922-1923

J. Best, J. Fraser, E. R. Kernaghan, C. Mohr, E. McGregor, M. Richardson, R. Whiteside

1923-1924

J. Best, J. Fraser, C. Mohn, M. Richardson, M. Symes, R. Whiteside

1924-1925

Gladys M. Best, J. Fraser, R. Kernaghan, C. Mohr, M. Richardson, M. Symes, R. Whiteside

1925-1926

Gladys M. Best, J. M. Fraser, R. Kernaghan, C. Mohr, M. Richardson, M. Symes, R. Whiteside

1926-1927

Gladys M. Best, J. Fraser, R. Kernaghan, C. Mohr, M. Richardson, M. Symes, R. Whiteside

1927-1928

Gladys M. Best, M. H. Duval, J. Fraser, R. Kernaghan, M. Richardson, M. Symes, R. Whiteside

1928-1929

M. Duval, M. I. Douglas, A. Julius, M. Lewis, J. Maquis, M. Symes, M. Richardson

1929-1930

A. M. Donald, M. I. Douglas, L. Erickson, A. Julius, J. Marquis, M. Symes, W. Wolfson

1930-1931

A. Donald, L. Erickson, L. Kesten, M. Symes, J. Marquis

1931-1932

A. Donald, L. Erickson, L. Kesten, K. S. McLeod, M. Symes, J. Marquis

1932-1933

M. E. Allen, L. Erickson, L. Kesten, J. Marquis, K. S. McLeod, M. B. Symes

1933-1934

L. Erickson, L. Kesten, J. Marquis, K. S. McLeod, M. Symes

1934-1935

M. E. Allen, L. Erickson, A. Julius, L. Kesten, J. Marquis, M. Symes

1935-1936

M. E. Allen, L. Erickson, G. Keith, L. Kesten, J. Marquis, M. Symes

1936-1937

M. E. Allen, L. Erickson, G. Keith, L. Kesten, J. Marquis, M. Symes

1937-1938

M. E. Allen, S. Crispir (exchange teacher), L. Erickson, G. I. Keith, L. Kesten, J. Marquis

1938-1939

J. Carter, L. Kesten, W. J. Marquis, Catherine “Caye” Scott, L. Warwick

1939-1940

J. Carter, K. Cheyne, M. Christie, E. Johnson, Catherine “Caye” Scott, M. J. Marquis

1940-1941

J. Carter, M. V. Christie, M. E. Johnson, W. J. Marquis, M. K. McKinnon, M. Richley

1941-1942

J. Carter, M. Christie, M. E. Johnson, W. J. Marquis, M. McKinnon, M. Richley

1942-1943

J. Carter, M. Christie, M. E. Johnson, W. J. Marquis, M. McKinnon, M. Richley, E. Krett

1943-1944

J. Carter, W. J. Marquis, M. McKinnon, M. Richley

1944-1945

M. Collins, Selma L. Malmgren, W. J. Marquis, A. Steen, E. Weir

1945-1946

E. Bartleman, M. Collins, Selma L. Malmgren, W. J. Marquis, A. Steen, A. Weir

1946-1947

M. Collins, Selma L. Malmgren, W. J. Marquis, A. Steen, E. Weir

1947-1948

M. Collins, Selma L. Malmgren, W. J. Marquis, A. F. Steen, E. Weir

1948-1949

Miss M. Collins, Selma L. Malmgren, Miss W. J. Marquis, Mrs. C. Moffat, Miss A. Steen, Mrs. E. Weir

1949-1950

Miss M. Collins, Miss E. Connery, Miss W. J. Marquis, Mrs. C. Moffat, Miss A. Steen, Miss E. J. Warner

1950-1951

Miss M. Collins, Miss E. Connery, Mrs. R. Kulba, Miss J. Marquis, Miss H. Sparrow, Miss E. J. Warner

1951-1952

Joyce Elaine Newfield Alexander, Miss S. Byrnjolfson, Miss G. Crowe, Miss M. Dow, Miss E. Nelson, Miss A. Spraggs

1952-1953

Joyce Elaine Newfield Alexander, Miss E. J. Arnold, Miss C. Leitch, Mrs. K. MacDonnell, Mrs. M. G. McGowan, Miss A. Spraggs, J. T. Stevenson

1953-1954

Miss O. Hryeyna, Mrs. M. G. Legrange, Mrs. L Roe, Miss L. J. Smith, J. Stevenson, Miss V. Swiderski

1954-1955

Miss M. Bergen, Miss C. Campbell, Mrs. L. M. Drysdale, Mrs. G. B. Giles, W. A. McClymont, Mrs. K. Picard, Miss E. R. Reimer

1955-1956

Miss M. Bergen, Mrs. G. B.Giles, W. A. McClymont, Mrs. K. Picard, Miss E. Warkentin, Miss E. R. Reimer

1956-1957

Miss D. Argue, Miss M. Bergen, W. A. McClymont, Mrs. K. Picard, Miss E. R. Reimer, Miss E. Warkentin

1957-1958

Mrs. E. Balzer, Mrs. T. Erickson, Mrs. A. Kondzlela, Mr. W. A. McClymont, Miss L. Pelletier, Mrs. K. Picard, Miss E. R. Reimer

1958-1959

Miss H. Bardley, Mrs. S. Mackay, Mr. W. A. McClymont, Mrs. K. Picard, Mrs. O. Scrafin, Mrs. I. Streimer, Miss M. Wallace, Mrs. P. Wiebe

1959-1960

Miss I. Bjarnason, Miss J. D’Heilly, Mrs. N. Hoeppner, Miss M. Kelly, Mrs. K. Picard, Miss K. Skeel, B. Skabar, Miss M. Wallace

1960-1961

Miss L. Bernard, Miss J. D’Heilly, Miss G. Kasperski, Miss M. Kelly, Mrs. K. Picard, E. Skabar, Miss K. Skeel, Miss M. Wallace

1961-1962

Miss L. Bernard, Miss J. D’Heilly, Miss M. Kelly, Mrs. K. Picard, Mrs. E. Saiko, O. Sandgren, Miss K. Skeel, Miss M. Wallace

1962-1963

?

1963-1964

Miss L. Bernard, Mrs. T. McMillan, Mrs. H. Neufeld, Mrs. K. Picard, Mrs. G. Popp, O. Sandgren, Mrs. E. Schellenberg, A. Suprowich, Miss M. Wallace

1964-1965

Miss L. Bernhard, Mrs. H. Fraser, Mrs. D. Haber, Mrs. E. Hodgkinson, Miss D. Novak, C.O. Sandgren

1965-1966

Miss T. Bauman, Mrs. H. Fraser, Mrs. D. Haber, Mrs. L. Mandziuk, Mrs. D. Matheson, Miss D. Novak, Miss H. Pokrard?, Mrs. P. Putnam, O. Sandgren

1966-1967

Miss J. Balkwill, Miss T. Bauman, Mrs. D. Haber, Mrs. L. Mandziuk, Miss D. Nancoo, Miss A. O’Kane, Miss S. Parris, G. Rodniski, Miss G. Tanner

1967-1968

Miss J. Balkwill, Miss T. Bauman, Mrs. D. Haber, Mrs. L. Mandziuk, B. Molinski, Miss A. O’Kane, Mrs. K. Peter, Miss B. Segal, Miss G. Tanner

1968-1969

Miss T. Bauman, Miss J. Carlson, Mrs. D. Haber, Miss M.J. Hildebrand, Miss A. O’Kane, Mrs. M. Solomon, Miss A. Rockwell, Miss G. Tanner, Mrs. A. Tomkins, E. Yaworski

1969-1975

?

Photos & Maps

Site Location (lat/long): N49.90608, W97.16343
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: General Wolfe School (Ellice Avenue, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Montcalm School No. 984 (RM of Lorne)

Sources:

“New school buildings at [...],” Winnipeg Tribune, 20 April 1920, page 5.

“School Board buys Bannatyne Ave. site,” Winnipeg Tribune, 21 April 1920, page 1.

“Permits issued for new school buildings,” Manitoba Free Press, 10 June 1920, page 9.

“Accommodation for 1,850 new Winnipeg pupils to be provided next week,” Winnipeg Tribune, 28 August 1920, page 1.

“2 new city schools named by Board,” Winnipeg Tribune, 18 December 1920, page 36.

“Winnipeg schools, No. 43—Montcalm,” Manitoba Free Press, 5 December 1922, page 4.

“Day-Care Centre seen staff aid,” Winnipeg Free Press, 26 July 1975, page 4.

“The Board of Directors [...],” Winnipeg Free Press, 29 September 1984, page 9.

We thank the Winnipeg School Division for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 23 August 2018

Historic Sites of Manitoba

This is a collection of historic sites in Manitoba compiled by the Manitoba Historical Society.

Browse lists of:
Museums/Archives | Buildings | Monuments | Cemeteries | Locations | Other

Please note that inclusion in this collection does not mean that a particular site has special status or protection. Some sites are on private property and permission must be secured from the owner prior to visiting.

Site information is provided by the Manitoba Historical Society as a free public service only for non-commercial purposes.


Search Tips | Suggest a Site | FAQ | Acknowledgements

Send inquiries to the MHS Webmaster.

Back to top of page

   


To report an error on the above page, please contact the MHS Webmaster.

Home  |  Terms & Conditions  |  FAQ  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy  |  Donations Policy

© 1998-2019 Manitoba Historical Society. All rights reserved.