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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Virden Junior High School (447 Princess Street West, Virden)

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This junior high school in Virden was built in 1965 based on architectural designs of Pratt, Lindgren, Snider, Tomcej & Associates.

Principals

Period

Principal

1966-1971

Frederick Charles “Fred” Cole

1972-1974

Roger Hurst

1974-1979

Dennis Eirikson

1979-2000

Richard Joseph “Rick” Plaisier (1948-2017)

2000-?

Roger Hurst

Teachers

Period

Teachers

1965-1966

Margaret Jane Braaksma (grade 8), Kenneth Roger Hurst (grade 7), Gudrun Amalie Mykle (grade 6), Claire Adrienne Perras (grade 5), Josephine Kathleen Stonehouse (grade 8)

1966-1967

Margaret Jane Braaksma (grade 8), Sandra Lynn Bridgett (grade 7), Ila Della Colquhoun (grade 6), Lamberdina Dyckman (grade 5), Brian Douglas Franklin (grade 6), Kenneth Roger Hurst (grade 7), Meryleen Ada Lane (grade 8), Gudrun Amalie Mykle (grade 6), Edith Muriel Parker (grade 5), Claire Adrienne Perras (grade 5), Janet Isobel Reid (grade 5), Elizabeth Grace Shoemaker (grade 7), Josephine Kathleen Stonehouse (grade 8), Mary Edythe Walton (grade 6), Donna Winnifred Wright (grade 7)

1967-1968

Margaret Jane Braaksma (grade 8), Sandra Lynn Bridgett (grade 7), Ila Della Colquhoun (grade 6), Doreen Mabel Delgaty (grade 5), Brian Douglas Franklin (grade 6), Kenneth Roger Hurst (grade 7), Meryleen Ada Lane (grade 5), Ronald George Lund (grade 5), Gudrun Amalie Mykle (grade 6), Edith Muriel Parker (grade 5), Elizabeth Grace Shoemaker (grade 7), Catherine Muriel McTavish Smeltz (grade 7), Josephine Kathleen Stonehouse (grade 8), Mary Edythe Walton (grade 6), Donna Winnifred Wright (grade 7)

Photos & Maps

4H monument

Site Location (lat/long): N49.84943, W100.93738
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Virden School No. 144 / Mary Montgomery School (Ninth Avenue South, Virden)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Goulter School (200 Queen Street East, Virden)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Virden Collegiate Institute (251 Kent Street, Virden)

Sources:

“Tender - 14 classroom school and auditorium [Virden Junior High School],” Brandon Sun, 26 March 1965, page 11.

“Fifty teachers hired in Virden,” Brandon Sun, 1 September 1965, page 11.

“Virden enrolls 1,337 students,” Brandon Sun, 17 September 1966, page 13.

Hometown Virden: Pioneers and Progress by Virden Millennium History Book Committee, 2000, page 68-69.

Manitoba School Records Collection, Virden School District No. 144 - Daily Registers, GR2067, Archives of Manitoba.

Manitoba School Records Collection, Virden School District No. 144 - Specifications for Virden Junior High School, GR2065, Archives of Manitoba.

Manitoba School Records Collection, Virden School District No. 144 - Blueprints for Virden Junior High School, GR2065, Archives of Manitoba.

We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 1 July 2018

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