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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Highland School No. 1628 (RM of St. Clements)

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The Highland School District was established in May 1912 and one-room schoolhouses operated at SW12-13-5E in the Rural Municipality of St. Clements. In December 1918, a $2,200 loan was secured to expand the building, adding on a frame construction measuring 20 feet by 28 feet, as well as conduct renovations to the existing schoolhouse. A further $400 was secure in June 1919 for additional school accommodation improvements along with a teacherage. The teacherage underwent a further $700 upgraded in the spring of 1922. The schoolhouse was destroyed in January 1956 and was replaced at a cost of $24,500 with a new structure that opened in the fall of 1957. In 1966, the district was dissolved and its catchment area became part of the Happy Thought Consolidated School District No. 1452 and later the Lord Selkirk School Division.

Principals

Period

Principal

1918-1920

Agnes Ellen Martin Sisler (1899-1981)

1920-1947

?

1947-1948

Felix Joseph Kulyk (c1912-?)

1948-1957

?

1957-1959

Sidney Norman Tether (1894-1974)

1959

Neil McTavish (1902-1968)

1960-1966

?

Teachers

The teachers of Highland School, in its early years, were Isabella Calder (1913), John A. May (1914), Alexander Todd (1914-1916), James Connaghan (1916), W. W. Woodward (1917), and Montague Shore (1917-1918).

Period

Teachers

1918-1919

Kate Livingstone, Agnes Ellen Martin

1919-1920

Kate Livingstone, Agnes Ellen Martin

1920-1921

Kate Livingstone, Marie Rankin

1921-1922

Mabel B. Dickie (1921), Kate Livingstone, Lillian Blanche Moar (1922)

1922-1923

Ellen Fraser, Kate Livingstone

1923-1924

Edith M. Deacon

1924-1925

Mildred J. Brown, Edith M. Deacon

1925-1926

Elsie Dorothy Turner, Evelyn D. Woods

1926-1927

Lila Rae Stephens, Elsie Dorothy Turner

1927-1928

Jean Anne Mitchell, Lila Rae Stephens

1928-1929

Violet E. L. Hark, Blanche Clarissa Hark Wolfe

1929-1930

Violet E. L. Hark, Blanche Clarissa Hark Wolfe

1930-1931

Richard Jeffreys Rolfe, Blanche Clarissa Hark Wolfe

1931-1932

Emily Goodchild (1931), G. W. Graham (1931), Lillian E. Plewes (1932, daughter of J. H. Plewes), Dorothy Ruth Matheson (1932)

1932-1933

Jean Beryl Matheson, Florence Isabel Sheldon

1933-1934

Hymie Litwack, William James Swirsky

1934-1935

Peter Tony Stefaniec, William James Swirsky

1935-1936

Peter Tony Stefaniec, William James Swirsky

1936-1937

John Dubas, William James Swirsky

1937-1938

John Dubas, William James Swirsky

1938-1939

John Dubas, Paul Harry Rudiak

1939-1940

John Dubas, William Nazeravich

1940-1941

John Dubas, William Nazeravich

1941-1942

William Kereluk (1941), Nellie Sozanski (1942), George E. Yachnicki

1942-1943

Nellie C. Rowe, Anne Margaret Zalubniak

1943-1944

Clara J. Kososki, Nellie C. Meade

1944-1945

Evelyn Merle Findlay, Nellie C. Meade

1945-1946

Mary Donliski, Nellie C. Meade

1946-1947

?

1947-1948

Felix Joseph Kulyk, Helen Elsie Kostyniuk Kulyk

1948-1949

Helen E. Koltalo (1948), Helen Rose Osiawy, Helen Elaine Witko (1949)

1949-1950

Margaret Theresa Black, Sonia Susan Kowalchuk

1950-1951

Alice Julia Shalay, Annie Marjorie Shalay

1951-1952

Alice Julia Shalay, Annie Marjorie Shalay

1952-1953

Alexander William Shalay, Alice Julia Shalay

1953-1954

Matt Parypa, Alexander William Shalay, Alice Julia Shalay

1954-1955

Alexander William Shalay, Walter Stayko

1955-1956

Alexander William Shalay, Walter Stayko

1956-1957

Alexander William Shalay, Walter Stayko

1957-1958

Walter Stayko, Sidney Norman Tether

1958-1959

Walter Stayko, Sidney Norman Tether

1959-1960

Myrtle Barnett, Neil McTavish (1959)

1960-1961

Myrtle Barnett, Rose Doroschuk

1961-1962

Mary Bernice Budz, Rose Doroschuk

1962-1963

Mary Bernice Budz, Rose Doroschuk

1963-1964

Mary Bernice Budz, Florence Hatton (1964)

1964-1965

Mary Bernice Budz, Sharon Packer Vinsky

1965-1966

Mary Bernice Budz

Photos & Coordinates

Highland School

Highland School (no date) by J. E. S. Dunlop
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-3, page 6.

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.07774, W96.78526
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

Selkirk topographic map, 62I/2, Edition 2, Series A743 [Archives of Manitoba].

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.

Corporate Security registered documents (ATG 0089), #44 - School District of Highland, GR12576, Archives of Manitoba.

Corporate Security registered documents (ATG 0089), #10 - School District of Highland, GR12576, Archives of Manitoba.

Corporate Security registered documents (ATG 0089), #29 - School District of Highland, GR12576, Archives of Manitoba.

Obituary [Agnes Ellen Sisler], Winnipeg Free Press, 4 August 1981, page 71.

The East Side of the Red: A Centennial Project of the Rural Municipality of St. Clements, 1884-1984 by the St. Clements Historical Society, 1984.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 6 April 2021

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