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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Halton School No. 1383 (RM of Grandview)

The Halton School District was established formally in February 1906. As of 1909, a school building operated at NE14-24-25W in the Rural Municipality of Grandview. In 1949, with enrollment in excess of 50 students, some students attended classes in a vacant house at NW14-24-25W (designated Halton “B”) while the others remained at the original site (known as Halton “A”). An addition to the original school was completed by the opening of the 1952-1953 school year so all students were reunited at the “A” site, with grades 1 to 4 in the original building and grades 5 to 10 in the new facility.

In 1965, as part of the rural school consolidation movement, it became Halton Consolidated School No. 2432, merging with Hollybourne School No. 2190, Rose Ridge School No. 2205, and Denepro School No. 2232. The school closed in June 1968 and, thereafter, students in the area were transported by bus to Grandview.

Among the teachers of Halton “A” School were Mrs. Florence Cowling (1948-1949), Gladys Langham (1949-1950), Joyce Langley (1951-1952), Miss Phyllis Clark (1952-1954), Mrs. Marion Campbell (1954-1956), Mrs. Skoda (1956-1957), and Miss Stella Bonasiuk (1957-1958). The teachers of Halton “B” School between 1949 and 1958 were Cecile Droux (1949-1950), Edith Rudd (1950-1951), Thelma Langley (1951-1952), Bill Gorda (1952-1954), Sam Yaremchuk (1954-1956), Mrs. Winnifred Fisher (1956-1957), and Peter Tzaczuk (1957-1958).

Halton School

The original one-classroom Halton School building (no date) by H. L. Albright
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 108.

Halton School

The former Halton School building (circa 1986)
Source: Historic Resources Branch, Public School Buildings Inventory, slide 461.

Halton School

Halton School monument (June 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N51.07380, W100.85988
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

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.

A Study of Public School Buildings in Manitoba by David Butterfield, Historic Resources Branch, Manitoba Department of Culture, Heritage and Tourism, 1994, 230 pages.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Bev May.

Page revised: 28 April 2015

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