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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Munroe School / Polson School (491 Munroe Avenue, Winnipeg)

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Principals | Vice-Principals | Teachers | Photos & Coordinates | Sources

Build at a cost of around $11,000, this facility operated under the name of Munroe School from 1953 to 1960 and hosted grades 1 to 3. In 1960, the original Polson School across the road was closed, with students transferring to the newer building for the Fall Term of that year. The building was expanded to handle the added enrollment demands, with eight classroom designed by the Winnipeg architectural firm of by Smith Carter Katelnikoff Architects. Grades 4 to 6 were added and the school was renamed Polson School to preserve the commemoration of Hugh Polson and avoid confusion with the nearby Munroe Junior High School. An expansion in 1974-1975 was designed by Macdonald Cockburn McLeod McFeetors Architects. It was expanded further in 1981. In commemoration of the school’s centenary in 2010, a small plaque in a tribute garden to the east of the primary school doors was dedicated to all who passed through the school’s doors.

Principals

Period

Principal

1953-1957

Anna Mima McIntyre (1902-1994)

1957-1960

Genevieve Ann Craig (1909-1987)

1960-1971

Robert McElroy (1909-1986)

1971-2014

?

2014-?

N. Altomare

Vice-Principals

Period

Principal

1960-1962

Paul Moroz

1962-1965

?

1965-1967

Paul Moroz

Teachers

School Year

Teachers

1953-1954

Florence Horrocks (grade 3), Annie Dorothy Kammrath (grade 2), Anna Mima McIntyre (grade 4), Bernice Jean Michalecki (grade 2), Agnes Mary Skibinski (grade 1), Margaret Tanchak (grade 1)

1954-1955

Florence Horrocks (grade 3), Annie Dorothy Kammrath (grade 2), Anna Mima McIntyre (grade 3), Bernice Jean Michalecki (grade 2), Ann Marie Mickalison (grade 1), Agnes Mary Skibinski (grade 1)

1955-1956

Patricia Joan Francis (grade 1), Florence Horrocks (grade 3), Annie Dorothy Kammrath (grade 2), Anna Mima McIntyre (grade 3), Bernice Jean Michalecki (grade 2), Ann Marie Mickalison (grade 1)

1956-1957

Patricia Joan Francis (grade 1), Florence Horrocks (grade 3), Annie Dorothy Kammrath (grade 2), Anna Mima McIntyre (grade 3), Bernice Jean Michalecki (grade 2), Ann Marie Mickalison (grade 1)

1957-1958

Genevieve Ann Craig (grade 3), Helen E. Derksen (grade 1), Florence Horrocks (grade 3), Annie Dorothy Kammrath (grade 2), Vida Gordon McCutcheon (grade 1), Ann Marie Motoska (grade 1, 1957), Frederica Peterson (grade 1, 1958), Barbara Fern Stevens (grade 2)

1958-1959

Genevieve Ann Craig (grade 3), Helen E. Derksen (grade 1), Florence Horrocks (grade 3), Annie Dorothy Kammrath (grade 2), Barbara Fern Stevens (grade 2)

1959-1960

Genevieve Ann Craig (grade 3), Florence Horrocks (grade 3), Annie Dorothy Kammrath (grade 2), Barbara Fern Stevens (grade 2)

1960-1961

Jeannette Marie Brunelle (grade 4), Jeanne Caron (grade 5), Ethel Catherine Edwards (grade 5), Florence Horrocks (grade 3), Annie Dorothy Kammrath (grade 2), Lois Elizabeth Lundy (grade 1), Vida Gordon McCutcheon (grade 1), Gloria Winifred McPherson (grade 4), Paul Moroz (grade 6), Lillian Sawadsky (grade 1), Muriel Winnifred Solomon (grade 4), Barbara Fern Stevens (grade 2), Winnifred Nellie Williams (grade 3), Mary Teenie Wolfe (grade 6)

1961-1962

Leonard Douglas Boyko (grade 5), Jeannette Marie Brunelle (grade 4), Ethel Catherine Edwards (grade 5), Florence Horrocks (grade 3), Lillian Alice Hoey (grade 1), Alexina Ellen Jorgenson (grade 2), Annie Dorothy Kammrath (grade 2), Lois Elizabeth Lundy (grade 1), Gloria Winifred McPherson (grade 4), Paul Moroz (grade 6), Barbara Fern Stevens (grade 2), Winnifred Nellie Williams (grade 3), Mary Teenie Wolfe (grade 6), Lillian Zacharias (grade 1)

1962-1963

Jeannette Marie Brunelle (grade 4), Ethel Catherine Edwards (grade 5), Florence Horrocks (grade 3), Lillian Alice Hoey (grade 1), Alexina Ellen Jorgenson (grade 2), Annie Dorothy Kammrath (grade 2), Henry Krickham (grade 5), Lois Elizabeth Lundy (grade 1), Gloria Winifred McPherson (grade 4), John Petrash (grade 6), Edith Wiebe (grade 3), Winnifred Nellie Williams (grade 3), Mary Teenie Wolfe (grade 6), Lillian Zacharias (grade 2)

1963-1964

Edith Sophia Bethel (grade 1), Lorraine Bourrier (grade 4, 1963), A. C. Burns (grade 4, 1963), Ethel Catherine Edwards (grade 5), Arthur Ben Funk (grade 6), Roberta Eileen Graham (grade 4), George Ronald Hinther (grade 5), Lillian Alice Hoey (grade 1), Alexina Ellen Jorgenson (grade 2), Annie Dorothy Kammrath (grade 2), Gloria Winifred McPherson Mollard (grade 4), Morna-June Cecile Morrow (grade 3), Edith Roberts (grades 4-5), Winnifred Erma Warnick (grades 1-2), Edith Wiebe (grade 3), Mary Teenie Wolfe (grade 6)

1964-1965

Oliver Percival Bansfield (grade 6, 1965), Edith Sophia Bethel (grades 1-2), Maureen Lynne Dressel (grade 1), Ethel Catherine Edwards (grade 5), Arthur Ben Funk (grade 6), George Ronald Hinther (grade 5), Lillian Alice Hoey (grade 1), Alexina Ellen Jorgenson (grade 2), Annie Dorothy Kammrath (grade 2), Gloria Winifred McPherson Mollard (grade 4), Morna-June Cecile Morrow (grade 3), Marlene Rebecca Tinling (grade 4), Edith Wiebe (grade 3), Mary Teenie Wolfe (grade 6)

1965-1966

Carol Jean Anderson (grade 5), Edith Sophia Bethel (grade 1), Maureen Lynne Dressel (grade 1), Lillian Alice Hoey (grade 1), James Edward Johnson (grade 6), Alexina Ellen Jorgenson (grade 2), Annie Dorothy Kammrath (grade 2), Leslie Irene Kolisnyk (grade 3), Jessie Violet McDonald (ungraded), Gloria Winifred McPherson Mollard (grade 4), Paul Moroz (grade 6), Edith Roberts (grade 5), Linda Irma Scharein (grade 4), Edith Wiebe (grade 3)

1966-1967

Carol Jean Anderson (grade 5), Edith Sophia Bethel (grade 1), Judy Vivian Bugera (grades 1-2), Kathie Ewert (grade 3), Lillian Alice Hoey (grade 1), James Edward Johnson (grade 6), Alexina Ellen Jorgenson (grade 2), Annie Dorothy Kammrath (grade 2), Leslie Irene Kolisnyk (grade 3), Gwen Arlene Mcdonald (grade 5), Jessie Violet McDonald (ungraded), Paul Moroz (grade 6), Marilyn Mavis Mushkat (grade 4), Linda Irma Scharein (grade 4)

Photos & Maps

Entrance to Polson School

Entrance to Polson School (April 2017)
Source: Nathan Kramer

Site Location (lat/long): N49.91843, W97.09896
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Polson School (Winterton Avenue, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Munroe Junior High School (405 Munroe Avenue, Winnipeg)

Sources:

“E. Kildonan teaching staff announced,” Winnipeg Free Press, 14 September 1953, page 22.

“Notice of tender,” Winnipeg Free Press, 8 December 1959, page 31.

“Tender notice,” Winnipeg Free Press, 15 February 1960, page 37.

“Tender notice,” Winnipeg Free Press, 28 June 1974, page 40.

Polson School Staff Salaries, Jim Smith / MMC Alumni.

Polson School, River East Transcona School Division.

Manitoba School Records Collection, River East School Division #9 - Munroe Elementary School Daily Registers, GR8245, Archives of Manitoba.

Manitoba School Records Collection, River East School Division #9 - Polson School Daily Registers, GR8245, Archives of Manitoba.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 18 March 2018

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