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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Dugald School No. 80 (Dugald, RM of Springfield)

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The Dugald School District began as the Plympton School District in 1879 and was split by the Department of Education that same year into the South Plympton School District and North Plympton School District, the latter of which was renamed Dugald School District in 1931. The Dugald School District commissioned a new three-room schoolhouse in 1936 based upon an architectural design of Gilbert C. Parfitt. This building was located near the northeast corner of NE33-10-5 East at Dugald in the Rural Municipality of Springfield.

In 1960, high school grades were transferred to Springfield Collegiate at Oakbank within the Transcona-Springfield School Division and, four years later, all remaining elementary grades were relocated to the new Dugald Consolidated School. The former schoolhouse, the district’s third purpose-build structure, stood until its demolition in 1972.

Principals

Period

Principal

Before 1936

See North Plympton School / Dugald School

1936-1937

Ross Laverne Donald (1907-1992)

1937-1939

Francis Gardner “Frank” Hall (1914-1977)

1939-1942

James Humphrey Plewes (1873-1963)

1942

William Harold Copeland (?-?)

1943

Edgar Burgess (1867-1954)

1943-1945

Christabel Blevins Frost (1911-1995)

1945-1946

Muriel Amelia Robertson Redpath (1906-1983)

1946-1947

Douglas Gordon Pomeroy (1911-1968)

1947-1948

Fernand Pierre Genest

1948-1949

Stanley Francis Pye (1908-1985)

1949-1951

Henry Benjamin Bees (c1886-1968)

1951-1952

Thomas Walter Kelly

1952-1954

Stanley “Stan” Gertz

1954-1955

Barney M. Engel

1955-1956

Ernest Pankratz (1928-2015)

1956-1958

Laura May Gall

1958-1960

Joseph Rudolph “Joe” Minarik (1930-1995)

1960-1963

James Friesen

1963-1964

Robert Barry Findlater (c1941-1966)

After 1964

See Dugald Consolidated School

Teachers

Period

Teachers

Before 1936

See North Plympton School / Dugald School

1936-1937

Ross Laverne Donald (grades 6-10), May Elizabeth Kennedy (grades 5-8)

1937-1938

Francis Gardner “Frank” Hall (grades 9-11), May Elizabeth Kennedy (grades 5-8), Beatrice May Williams (grades 1-4)

1938-1939

Francis Gardner “Frank” Hall (grades 9-11), May Elizabeth Kennedy (grades 5-8), Beatrice May Williams (grades 1-4)

1939-1940

Neilona Mary Chatfield (grades 5-8), Edna Jean Johnstone (grades 1-4), James Humphrey Plewes (grades 9-11)

1940-1941

Neilona Mary Chatfield (grades 5-8), Edna Jean Johnstone (grades 1-4), James Humphrey Plewes (grades 9-11)

1941-1942

Christabel Blevins (grades 5-8), Edna Jean Johnstone (grades 1-4), James Humphrey Plewes (grades 9-11)

1942-1943

Christabel Blevins (grades 5-8), William Harold Copeland (grades 9-11, 1942), Edgar Burgess (grades 9-11, 1943), Edna Jean Johnstone (grades 1-4)

1943-1944

Etta Elvira Beatty Aitken (grades 5-8), Christabel Blevins (grades 9-11), Edna Jean Johnstone (grades 1-4), Dorothy Evelyn Mowat (grades 1-4, 1944)

1944-1945

Christabel Blevins (grades 9-11), Dorothy Evelyn Mowat (grades 1-4), Elsie Grace Stacey (grades 5-8)

1945-1946

Edith May Kelly (grades 5-8), Ida Ermyntrude Pearson (grades 1-4, 1946), Muriel Amelia Robertson Redpath (grades 9-11), Gloria Shingleton (grades 1-4)

1946-1947

Edith May Kelly (grades 5-8), Ida Ermyntrude Pearson (grades 1-4), Douglas Gordon Pomeroy (grades 9-11)

1947-1948

Fernand Pierre Genest (grades 9-11), Edith May Kelly (grades 5-8), Ida Ermyntrude Pearson (grades 1-4)

1948-1949

Verna Louise Davidson (grades 1-4, 1949), Howard D. McCloy (grades 5-8), Ida Ermyntrude Pearson (grades 1-4, 1948), Stanley Francis Pye (grades 9-11)

1949-1950

Henry Benjamin Bees (grades 9-11), Marion Pearl Dracass (grades 5-8), Janet Morrison (grades 1-4, 1950), Margaret Ann Taylor (grades 1-4, 1949)

1950-1951

Henry Benjamin Bees (grades 9-11), Anne Mehyk (grades 1-4), Joan Evelyn Stewart (grades 5-8)

1951-1952

Thomas Walter Kelly (grades 9-11), Anne Mehyk (grades 1-4), Joan Evelyn Stewart (grades 5-8)

1952-1953

Stanley Gertz (grades 9-11), Michael Makarchuk (grades 5-8), Joan Evelyn Stewart Nowak (grades 1-4)

1953-1954

Stanley Gertz (grades 9-11), Hazel Beatrice Hournie (grades 5-8), Joan Evelyn Stewart Nowak (grades 1-4)

1954-1955

Margaret Josephine Duke (grades 1-4), Barney M. Engel (grades 9-11), Hazel Beatrice Hournie (grades 5-8)

1955-1956

Patsy Irene Challis (grades 5-8), Margaret Josephine Duke (grades 1-4), Ernest Pankratz (grades 9-11)

1956-1957

Margaret Josephine Duke (grades 1-4), Laura May Gall (grades 9-11), Charlotte Jane Ross (grades 5-8)

1957-1958

Margaret Josephine Duke (grades 1-4), Laura May Gall (grades 9-11), Charlotte Jane Ross (grades 5-8)

1958-1959

Jarvis Korchak (grades 5-8), Joseph Rudolph “Joe” Minarik (grade 9-11), Gladys Reinhardt (grades 1-4)

1959-1960

Jarvis Korchak (grades 5-8), Joseph Rudolph “Joe” Minarik (grade 9-10), Gladys Reinhardt (grades 1-4)

1960-1961

Donna Pearl Bell (grades 1-3), James Friesen (grades 4-8)

1961-1962

Agnes Buhr (grades 3-5), James Friesen (grades 6-8), Katherine Plett (grades 1-2)

1962-1963

James Friesen (grades 6-8), Mary Gibbins (grades 3-5), Katherine Plett (grades 1-2)

1963-1964

Robert Barry Findlater (grades 6-8), Mary Gibbins (grades 3-5), Katherine Plett (grades 1-2)

After 1964

See Dugald Consolidated School

Photos & Coordinates

Dugald School

Dugald School (circa 1936)
Source: Education Department Report, 1936, Manitoba Legislative Library.

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.88543, W96.84693
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: South Plympton School No. 81 (RM of Springfield)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: North Plympton School No. 80 / Dugald School No. 80 (Dugald, RM of Springfield)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Dugald Consolidated School No. 2427 (Dugald, RM of Springfield)

Sources:

Dugald West topographic map, 62H/15, Edition 2, Series A743 [Archives of Manitoba].

Annual Reports of the Manitoba Department of Education, Manitoba Legislative Library.

One Hundred Years in the History of the Rural Schools of Manitoba: Their Formation, Reorganization and Dissolution (1871-1971) by Mary B. Perfect, MEd thesis, University of Manitoba, April 1978.

Springfield, 1st Rural Municipality in Manitoba, 1873-1973, Dugald Women’s Institute.

School division half-yearly attendance reports (E 0757), Archives of Manitoba.

Manitoba School Records Collection, North Plympton School District No. 80 - Daily Registers, GR9480, Archives of Manitoba.

Manitoba School Records Collection, Dugald School District No. 80 - Daily Registers, GR9480, Archives of Manitoba.

Plans and Shop Drawings (GS 0100), North Plympton School District, GR3125, Archives of Manitoba.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 27 November 2020

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