June 29, 2023 – Steinbach, MB. – Construction has begun on an addition to Mitchell Middle School in Hanover School Division, Consumer Protection and Government Services Minister James Teitsma and Education and Early Childhood Learning Minister Wayne Ewasko announced today.

“The Manitoba government is proud to support capital projects that have a positive impact on vibrant rural Manitoba communities

and families who live, work and attend school there,” said Teitsma. “This addition to Mitchell Middle School will address current enrolment needs, accommodating 100 additional students and their families in the community.”

Hon. Wayne Ewasko Minister of Education and Early Childhood Learning announcing the beginning of construction.

The approximately 5,400-sq.-ft. addition will cost $3.6 million and includes four new classrooms, service spaces and new washrooms.

“Our government is committed to giving students across Manitoba access to high-quality educational opportunities,” said Ewasko. ”This addition will enable Mitchell Middle School and Hanover School Division to better serve students and families in the community of Mitchell and the surrounding area, and ensure students have the best possible environment to learn, grow and strive for academic excellence.”

Design of the new classrooms was completed in February and the addition is scheduled to be operational by September 2024.

“We are grateful to the Government of Manitoba for their ongoing support and timely action in adding four classrooms to Mitchell Middle School,” said Ron Falk, board chair, Hanover School Division. This addition not only reflects the growth of our community but also addresses the pressing need for additional space to accommodate for increases in enrollment.”

Mitchell Middle School is a Grade 5 to Grade 8 school with approximately 290 students and 32 staff. The school offers a broad range of programs including French, band, choir, art, drama, music, guidance, English as an additional language, human ecology and technical education.

This investment is part of the Manitoba government’s $260-million commitment for new and continuing school capital projects during the 2023-24 school year, including more than $90 million for renovations and additions.

Ground Breaking Photo

Left to Right: Jim Funk (RM Reeve), Charmaine Toews (HSD Trustee), Ron Falk (HSD Board Chair), Hon. Kelvin Goertzen (Minister of Justice and Attorney General, MLA Steinbach), Hon. Wayne Ewasko (Education and Early Childhood Learning Minister), Shelley Amos (HSD Superintendent-CEO), A.J. Neufeld (MMS Principal), and Shayne Barkman (HSD Trustee).

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