- Nelson McIntyre Collegiate
Infobox Education in Canada
name= Nelson McIntyre Collegiate
motto= Fiat Lux
motto_translation= Let there be Light
streetaddress= 188 St. Mary's Rd.
postalcode= R2H 1H9
url= [http://www.lrsd.net/schools/NMC/ Nelson McIntyre]
Louis Riel School Division
superintendent=Terry D. Borys
principal= Rick Rajotte
viceprincipal= Todd Tyler
grades= Grades 9-12
Nelson McIntyre Collegiate is a Grade 9-12 high school in the Louis Riel School Division in Winnipeg with an enrollment of 350 – 400 students offering the complete core of academic credits and a wide range of complementary elective credits including Art, French, Human Ecology, Industrial Technology, Social Sciences, and the Performing Arts.
NMC offers a wide range of programs for students of all skill levels and has a diverse student body that includes students from all over the world including International (Visa) Students and ballet students from the internationally famous Royal Winnipeg Ballet School.
The NMC Learning Centre with resource support is open to all students.
Nelson McIntyre Collegiate is located at 188 St. Mary's Road in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The neighborhood that the school is located in is called Norwood West which is a part of the city ward of St. Boniface. Nelson McIntyre Collegiate is a part of the Louis Riel School Division.
Nelson McIntyre Collegiate, or N.M.C. for short, was the only high school in the Norwood School Division. In 1998 the Norwood School Division amalgamated with the St. Boniface School Division. In 2002 the St. Boniface School Division was amalgamated with the St. Vital School Division and the new division was renamed the Louis Riel School Division.
The present building was constructed in 1956, and officially opened on November 16, 1956. In the early days of the school, it was called the N.K. McIntyre Collegiate. The facility stands on the site of the former Norwood Collegiate Institute. Before N.M.C. existed, a school called the Norwood School stood in its place. Prior to that, it was known as the Taché School from 1906-1927.
The school takes its name from the Norwood School Board chairman who died suddenly a week before the grand opening of the school was to take place. It was decided that the school should be named in his memory and therefore the school was named after the late Nelson McIntyre.
The gymnasium is named in honour of James W. Downey. Mr. Downey was the Superintendent of Norwood School Division from 1969-1980. The gymnasium was officially opened on March 21, 1977.
The first Merit Award was presented to S.E.Brock in 1928, and the oldest Nelson McIntyre trophy is the Norbridge Trophy presented by Frank Wade to the N.M.C. Badminton Club doubles, one for the boys and one for the girls in 1959.
In its history at the school has suffered from 3 fires. The first occurred on July 22nd, 1986. This fire was intentionally set and caused over 5 million dollars damage to the school. The school was rebuilt by September, 1987. The other fires were not as serious but still caused great damage to the Industrial Arts/Home Economics section of the school, completely demolishing a Clothing lab and a Graphic Arts lab.
· Interscholastic sports programs such as volleyball, basketball, soccer, golf, badminton, and track and field
· Intramurals for everyone during the lunch break
· School activities such as the Student Council, Weight training, Chess Club and SWASA (Students Who Are Socially Aware)
· Musical Production and Talent Show.
· School size provides an environment which allows staff to know students better
· International students from countries such as Hong Kong, Malaysia, Thailand, China, Japan, Sweden, and the U.S.A.
· School Library Media Centre with a computer lab with Internet accessibility
· Two additional computer labs with Internet accessibility
· Nelson McIntyre Parent Council meets monthly
· Nelson McIntyre Music Parents’ Association provides support through fund raising activities for workshops, student trips, equipment, and scholarships
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