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

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Located in Winnipeg, this school was commissioned in 1958 by the East Kildonan School District. It was designed by Smith Carter Katelnikoff Architects and was opened on 7 October 1958. Present at the ceremonies were Premier Duff Doblin and Minister of Education Steward McLean.

Principals

Period

Principal

1958-1961

Joseph Charles Flood (1924-2009)

1961-1974

John Martin Hawryluk (1910-1975)

1974-?

?

?-2014

W. Walder

Vice-Principals

Period

Vice-Principal

1958-1961

John Alexander Melnyk

1961-1965

?

1965-1967

Walter William Melnyk

?-?

Val Kovachik (1933-2005)

Teachers

Period

Teachers

1958-1959

Helen Elizabeth Louise Bewell (grade 9), Helen Dyryk (grade 7), Jacob Isaac Friesen (grade 7), Helen Hunt (grade 9), Maurice Kohut (grade 9), Orest Lazaruk (grade 8), Muriel Brenda McIntyre (grade 8), John Alexander Melnyk (grade 8), Michael Partyka (grade 7), Joseph John Rebizant (grade 7), Jacob “Jake” Regehr (grade 9), Damaris Robinson (grade 7), Dan Stasiuk (grade 8)

1959-1960

Helen Elizabeth Louise Bewell (grade 9), Jacob Isaac Friesen (grade 7), Helen Hunt (grade 9), Maurice Kohut (grade 9), Sherman Sergei Laurence (grade 7), Orest Lazaruk (grade 8), John Alexander Melnyk (grade 8), Michael Partyka (grade 7), Joseph John Rebizant (grade 8), Jacob “Jake” Regehr (grade 9), Damaris Robinson (grade 7), Maxine Elizabeth Shelton (grade 7), Dan Stasiuk (grade 8)

1960-1961

Minna Boyd (grade 8), Jacob Isaac Friesen (grade 7), Norman Windsor Fullerton (grade 7), Helen Hunt (grade 9), Maurice Kohut (grade 9), Ubald Joseph Laurencelle (grade 9), Orest Lazaruk (grade 8), Lorraine Caroline McTavish (grade 8), John Alexander Melnyk (grade 8), Michael Partyka (grade 7), Damaris Robinson (grade 7), Maxine Elizabeth Shelton (grade 7), Dan Stasiuk (grade 8)

1961-1962

Damaris Robinson Ardington (grade 7), Ronald Morris Bean (grade 9), Vera Gertrude Bell (grade 9), H. John Brisley (grade 8), Aganetha Cornelia Buller (grade 7), Charlotte Bertha Heinsohn (grade 8), Ruth Myra Janke (grade 7), John Charles Jopp (grade 7), Val Kovachik (grade 9), Henry Krickhan (grade 7), Orest Lazaruk (grade 9), Mary Edna Lennox (grade 7), Irene Doris Michalchyshyn (grade 8), Michael Partyka (grade 8), Madeline Imogene Redgewell (grade 9), Sam Sigurdson (grade 9), Stephen Stanley Szucki (grade 8), Margaret Eleanor Tobin (grade 8, wife of Mosie N. Tobin)

1962-1963

Damaris Robinson Ardington (grade 7), Ronald Morris Bean (grade 9), Vera Gertrude Bell (grade 9), Leonard Boyko (grade 7), Aganetha Cornelia Buller (grade 7), Charlotte Bertha Heinsohn (grade 8), Doris Olive Houorka (grade 8, September-January), Ruth Myra Janke (grade 7), John Charles Jopp (grade 7), Val Kovachik (grade 9), Mary Edna Lennox (grade 7), Irene Doris Michalchyshyn (grade 9), Paul Moroz (grade 8, April-June), Robert Paul Painchaud (grade 8, February-June), Michael Partyka (grade 8), Madeline Imogene Redgewell (grade 9), Sam Sigurdson (grade 9), Stephen Stanley Szucki (grade 8), Margaret Eleanor Tobin (grade 8, September-April), Laurence Toews (grade 8), Margaret Frances Woods (grade 7)

1963-1964

Vera Gertrude Bell (grade 9), Arlene Mae Gish Bodie (grade 8), Leonard Douglas Boyko (grade 7), Kenneth Murray Ferg (Industrial Arts), Norman Windsor Fullerton (grade 9), Ruth A. B. Jacobson (Home Economics), Ruth Myrna Janke (grade 8), John Charles Jopp (grade 7), Larry Kohut (grade 8), Nadya Vera Kostyshyn (grade 7), Val Kovachik (grade 9), Mary Edna Lennox (grade 7), Paul Moroz (grade 8), Michael Olynyk (Industrial Arts), Michael Partyka (grade 8), Linda Gale Peters (grade 7), Maurice Reid Quesnel (grade 7), Madeline Imogene Redgewell (grade 9), Sam Sigurdson (grade 9), Vincent Edward David Surbey (grade 7), Stephen Stanley Szucki (grade 8), Sheila Dawn Thompson (Home Economics), Lawrence Toews (grade 9), Frances Annie Vidal (ungraded), Edmund Gerhard Wall (no grade), Margaret Frances Woods (grade 8)

1964-1965

David Victor Armstrong (grade 8), Wayne Ralph Beatty (grade 8), Vera Gertrude Bell (grade 9), Arlene Mae Gish Bodie (grade 8), Leonard Douglas Boyko (grade 7), Aganetha C. Buller (grade 7), Jacqueline Yolande Gauthier (grade 7), Eva Eileen Goodridge (grade 9), Larry Kohut (grade 8), Nadya Vera Kostyshyn (grade 7), Val Kovachik (grade 9), Mary Edna Lennox (grade 7), Stephen Archie Mazur (grade 8), Paul Moroz (grade 8), Michael Partyka (grade 8), Lydia Helen Rakowski (grade 8), Madeline Imogene Redgewell (grade 9), Vincent Edward David Surbey (grade 7), Frances Annie Vidal (ungraded), Elmer Ferdinand Wiens (grade 7), Margaret Frances Woods (grade 8)

1965-1966

David Victor Armstrong (grade 8), Ronald Morris Bean (grade 9), Wayne Ralph Beatty (grade 8), Vera Gertrude Bell (grade 9), Taras Bejzyk (Industrial Arts), Arlene Mae Gish Bodie (grade 8), Linda Gale Peters Boughton (Physical Education), Leonard Douglas Boyko (grade 7), Walter Diachun (grade 7), Arthur Ben Funk (grade 8), Eva Eileen Goodridge (grade 9), Larry Kohut (grade 8), Nadya Vera Kostyshyn (grade 7), Val Kovachik (grade 9), Sheilah Phyllis Joanne Land (grade 9), Adam Gary Lavitt (Physical Education), Mary Edna Lennox (grade 7), Stephen Archie Mazur (grade 8), Anthony Michaluk (Industrial Arts), Winnifred Patricia Moore (Home Economics), Milton William Openshaw (grade 7), Lydia Helen Rakowski (grade 8), Madeline Imogene Redgewell (grade 9), Ruth Jessie Stone (Clothing), Frances Annie Vidal (ungraded), Elmer Ferdinand Wiens (grade 7), Margaret Frances Woods (grade 8)

Photos & Coordinates

Munroe Junior High School

Munroe Junior High School (October 2014)
Source: Nathan Kramer

Munroe Junior High School

Munroe Junior High School (April 2020)
Source: Nathan Kramer

Munroe Junior High School

Munroe Junior High School (April 2020)
Source: Nathan Kramer

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.91923, W97.10112
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

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

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

Sources:

“School tender notices,” Winnipeg Free Press, 30 October 1957, page 42.

“Thanksgiving tea follows opening of Munroe School,” Winnipeg Free Press, 7 October 1958, page 16.

Manitoba School Records Collection, East Kildonan School District #14 (Munroe Junior High School) Daily Registers, GR8245, Archives of Manitoba.

Manitoba School Records Collection, River East School Division #9 (Munroe Junior High School) Daily Registers, GR8245, Archives of Manitoba.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 26 December 2020

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