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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Elmwood School / River Elm School (500 Riverton Avenue, Winnipeg)

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In 1901, a two-room frame schoolhouse was constructed on Talbot Avenue and, three years later, four more classrooms were built in front of the original building. In 1906, when the Elmwood area joined the City of Winnipeg, operation of the school transferred to the Winnipeg School Board. The Board concluded that its site was too close to the Canadian Pacific Railway main line, being “objectionable on account of the noise made by passing trains”.

After some consideration, a site on Riverton Avenue was selected and a two-storey frame building was constructed on it around 1907. This building was replaced by the present two-storey, brick structure in 1930, designed by Winnipeg architect W. P. Over. In September 1958, the nearby Elmwood High School opened and high-school grade students went there. To avoid confusion, this school was renamed River Elm School.

Principals

Period

Principal

1907-1909

Lemuel Alexander Ferguson (1865-1915)

1909-1930

Margaret Jane “Evelyn” Corbett (1882-1955)

1930-1939

Malinda Maria “Linda” Mackenzie (1877-1952)

1939-1955

Marion Louise MacDonald (1895-1984)

1955-1959

Dorothy May Allward (1904-1968)

1959-1965

Frank Harder (1906-1998)

1965-1968

Johann “John” Hamm (1925-2017)

1968-c1971

William Alexander “Bill” Dueck (1918-2009)

c1971-1972

?

1972-1973

R. W. Cross

1973-1977

?

1977-1978

Charlie Brown

1978-?

?

?-?

Valdine Johnson (1923-2018)

?-1989

?

1989-1993

Marlene Watson

1993-2014

Thomas “Tom” Chan

2014-?

?

Teachers

School Year

Teachers

1907-1908

Miss G. M. Hamilton, Miss E. A. Berryhill, Miss J. McArthur, Miss E. Corbett, Miss J. Hallen

1908-1909

Miss I. McArthur, Miss E. Corbett, Miss S. A. Oliver, Miss L. Murray, Miss E. Kennedy, Miss C. Schofield, Miss M. Sanders, Miss A. Wilkinson, Miss G. N. Hamilton

1909-1910

?

1910-1911

Miss E. Sanders, Miss J. C. Elwing

1911-1912

Miss A. Calder, Miss N. Thorvilson, Miss J. C. Ewing, Miss Alice Jones

1912-1913

Miss A. Calder, Miss Thorvilson, Miss J. E. Ewing, Miss N. Ferguson

1913-1914

Miss J. E. Fraser, Miss M. I. Hewitson, Miss E. A. Kinley, Miss A. Calder, Miss A. B. Smith

1914-1915

Miss J. E. Fraser, Miss M. I. Hewitson, Miss E. A. Kinley, Miss Annie Johnson, Miss Agnes McDill, Miss M. E. Macdonald, Miss W. O’Neill

1915-1916

A. F. Johnson, E. A. Kinley, J. E. Fraser, M. I. Hewitson, L. M. Colthammer, W. Phillips, W. O’Neil

1916-1917

M. Peacock, E. A. Kinley, J. E. Fraser, M. I. Hewitson, W. O’Neill

1917-1918

M. Peacock, M. Henders, J. E. Fraser, M. I. Hewitson, W. O’Neill

1918-1919

M. Peacock, M. Henders, J. E. Fraser, M. G. Burrow, F. Neithercut

1919-1920

M. Burrows, M. Henders, M. Miller, F. Neithercut

1920-1921

?

1921-1922

H. Bullis, L. Firth, J. Kerr, M. Pogue, L. F. Rogers

1922-1923

H. Bullis, L. Firth, J. Kerr, M. Pogue, L. Scott

1923-1924

H. Bullis, L. Firth, J. Kerr, M. Pogue, L. Scott

1924-1925

H. Bullis, L. Firth, J. Kerr, M. Pogue, L. Scott

1925-1926

H. Bullis, J. Kerr, M. Pogue, L. Scott

1926-1927

A. Aitken, H. Bullis, L. Calverley, M. Pogue, L. Scott

1927-1928

A. Aitkin, V. Bailey, H. Bullis, M. Pogue, L. Scott

1928-1929

H. Bullis, Elsie Handel, M. Pogue, P. Reid, L. Scott

1929-1930

H. Bullis, M. Pogue, L. Scott

1930-1931

H. Bullis, G. Carlson, I. McKay, M. Noble, K. Oliver

1931-1932

H. K. Bullis, B. Jackson, I. McKay, M. Noble, A. L. Ramsay, E. Wasserman

1932-1933

H. K. Bullis, G. J. Carlson, M. B. Jackson, I. O. McKay, M. M. Noble, A. L. Ramsay, E. Wasserman

1933-1934

H. K. Bullis, G. J. Carlson, M. B. Jackson, I. O. McKay, M. M. Noble, A. L. Ramsay, E. Wasserman

1934-1935

H. K. Bullis, G. J. Carlson, L. Goodman, M. B. Jackson, I. O. McKay, M. M. Noble, E. Wasserman

1935-1936

H. K. Bullis, G. J. Carlson, M. B. Jackson, N. Lye, I. O. McKay, M. M. Noble, E. Wasserman

1936-1937

H. K. Bullis, G. J. Carlson, M. B. Jackson, I. O. McKay, M. M. Noble, L. Peters, E. Wasserman

1937-1938

H. K. Bullis, G. J. Carlson, I. O. McKay, M. M. Noble, L. Peters, N. Robertson, R. Tweed (exchange)

1938-1939

H. K. Bullis, G. J. Carlson, I. O. McKay, M. M. Noble, A. C. Page (exchange), L. Peters, N. Robertson

1939-1940

H. K. Bullis, G. J. Carlson, E. Dawson, I. O. McKay, M. M. Noble, L. Peters, N. Robertson

1940-1941

H. K. Bullis, G. Carlson, E. R. Dawson, I. O. McKay, M. M. Noble, L. Peters, M. Robertson

1941-1942

G. J. Carlson, M. L. McDonald, I. O. McKay, J. Mitchell, M. M. Noble, L. Peters, N. Robertson

1942-1943

G. J. Carlson, D. Ruth Matheson, J. McMorran, J. Mitchell, M. M. Noble, L. Peters, A. Sherebrin

1943-1944

G. J. Carlson, J. MacMorran, D. Ruth Matheson, J. Mitchell, M. M. Noble, L. Peters, A. Sherebrin

1944-1945

?

1945-1946

A. Bailey, G. J. Carlson, J. Mitchell, M. M. Noble, H. Paterson, M. Scarfe, A. Sherebrin

1946-1947

A. Bailey, G. J. Carlson, J. Mitchell, M. M. Noble, H. Paterson, M. Scarfe, A. Sherebrin

1947-1948

A. Bailey, G. J. Carlson, E. B. Creighton, A. Mitchell, M. M. Noble, H. Paterson, A. Sherebrin

1948-1949

Miss A. Bailey, Miss G. J. Carlson, Miss E. B. Creighton, Miss M. M. Noble, Miss H. Paterson, Miss M. Scarfe, Miss A. Sherebrin

1949-1950

Miss A. Bailey, Miss G. J. Carlson, Miss E. B. Creighton, Miss O. Dmytriw, Miss M. M. Noble, Miss H. Paterson, Miss M. Scarfe, Mrs. N. Wold

1950-1951

Miss A. Bailey, Miss G. J. Carlson, Miss O. Dmytriw, Mrs. A. Grady, Miss M. M. Noble, Miss H. Paterson, Miss M. Scarfe, Mrs. N. Wold

1951-1952

Miss A. Bailey, Miss G. J. Carlson, Miss O. Dmytriw, Miss F. Lang, Miss M. M. Noble, Miss H. Paterson, Miss T. Sorenson, Mrs. M. Williams

1952-1953

?

1953-1954

Miss A. Bailey, Miss O. Dmytriw, Mrs. J. Hunter, Miss F. Lang, Miss L. Leochko, Miss H. Paterson, Miss D. F. Wiesner

1954-1955

Miss E. A. Bailey, Miss S. Brynjolfson, Miss O. Dmytriw, Mrs. M. J. Hunter, Miss J. Leochko, Miss H. Paterson, Miss D. Wiesner

1955-1956

Miss J. Badali, Miss S. Brynjolfson, Miss O. Dmytriw, Mrs. M. J. Hunter, Mrs. D. Lehmann, Miss L. Leochko, William P. Solypa

1956-1957

Miss P. Badali, Miss S. Brynjolfson, Miss O. Dmytriw, Mrs. J. Hunter, Mrs. D. Lehmann, Miss L. Leochko, William P. Solypa

1957-1958

Miss S. Brynjolfson, Miss O. Dmytriw, Mrs. J. Hunter, Mrs. D. Lehmann, Miss L. Leochko, Mrs. P. Olson, William P. Solypa

1958-1959

Miss S. Brynjolfson, Miss O. Dmytriw, Mrs. M. J. Hunter, Mrs. D. Lehmann, Miss L. Leochko, Mrs. J. P. Olsen, William P. Solypa

1959-1960

Miss J. Atkinson, Miss O. Dmytriw, Mrs. M. J. Hunter, Miss S. Kuczek, R. Le Neal, Miss L. Loechko, Mrs. J. P. Olson

1960-1961

Miss J. Atkinson, Miss O. Dmytriw, Miss J. Foran, Mrs. S. Gurney, Mrs. J. Hunter, Miss S. Kuczek, R. Le Neal

1961-1962

Miss J. Atkinson, Miss D. Collins, Miss J. Foran, Mrs. S. Gurney, J. P. Johnson, Miss S. Kuczek, Miss D. Staples, Miss M. Waldie

1962-1963

?

1963-1964

Miss J. Atkinson, Miss J. Ledohowski, Miss I. Lemon, Mrs. F. Patterson, Mrs. S. Rattal, Miss M. Reid, D. Scoville, Mrs. K. Storuschuk, Miss K. Unruh

Among the other teachers of Elmwood School was Amy Jean Mitchell.

Photos & Maps

Elmwood School No. 1

Elmwood School No. 1 (circa 1912)
Source: Archives of Manitoba, Winnipeg - Schools - Elmwood #2.

Elmwood School No. 2

Elmwood School No. 2 (no date)
Source: Winnipeg School Division

Elmwood School No. 3

Elmwood School No. 3 (no date)
Source: Winnipeg School Division

Site Location (lat/long): N49.90698, W97.10212
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Martin School No. 870 (Kelvin Avenue, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Elmwood School No. 864 (RM of North Norfolk)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Elmwood High School / David Thompson School (505 Chalmers Avenue, Winnipeg)

Sources:

Winnipeg School Board, Annual Report 1906, Legislative Library of Manitoba.

“Changes in city schools,” Manitoba Free Press, 31 August 1907.

“Re-opening of schools,” Winnipeg Tribune, 29 August 1908, page 1.

“Teachers named for all schools,” Winnipeg Tribune, 3 September 1910, page 3.

“Assignment of teachers for Winnipeg Schools which open on Sept. 15,” Winnipeg Tribune, 1 September 1911, page 9.

“City schools staff assembling in Sept.,” Winnipeg Tribune, 29 August 1912, page 8.

“Opening of the Winnipeg public schools has been set for Monday next,” Winnipeg Tribune, 14 August 1913, pages 1 and 2.

“Here’s your teacher!” Winnipeg Tribune, 21 August 1914, page 6.

“School Board assigns teachers,” Winnipeg Tribune, 20 August 1915, page 9.

“Reduce staff of teachers at high schools Monday,” Winnipeg Tribune, 18 August 1916, pages 1 & 12.

“Boundaries of schools are named,” Winnipeg Evening Tribune, 24 August 1917, page 9.

“Complete plans to open schools Tuesday for 30,000 children,” Winnipeg Evening Tribune, 30 August 1918, page 14.

“Teachers are selected for various grades,” Winnipeg Tribune, 29 August 1919, page 3.

“Winnipeg schools, No. 15—Elmwood,” Manitoba Free Press, 1 November 1922, page 23.

“Principal teachers’ president,” Winnipeg Free Press, 5 May 1978, page 16.

“School staff shuffled,” Winnipeg Free Press Weekly, 2 July 1989, page SW3.

“Winnipeg School Board,” Winnipeg Free Press, 12 June 1993, page A11.

We thank the Winnipeg School Division for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 3 May 2018

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