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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Kenville School No. 1404 (Kenville, Municipality of Swan Valley West)

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The Kenville School District was organized formally in November 1906 and a school building operated at Kenville in what is now the Municipality of Swan Valley West. In 1967, the school became part of the Swan Valley School Division and it closed in June 1975. The former school building is no longer present at the site but a stone commemorative monument was dedicated in July 1977 to former students and teachers, and pioneers of the area.

Principals

Period

Principal

1926-1928

Johann Edvald Sigurjonsson (1900-1972)

1928-1947

Albert Edward “Ted” Scrase (1901-1984)

1947-1948

Michael P. Lysack (?-1989)

1948-1961

John Kastrukoff (1920-2009)

1961-1963

W. Humeniuk

1963-1964

Douglas Stein

1964-1965

Laura Loma Bocock Meiklejohn (1903-1990)

1965-1973

Ed Richenhaller

1973-1975

Ron Nelson

Teachers

School Year

Teachers

1906-1907

Dr. J. K. McDonald, J. V. McDonald

1907-1908

Miss F. Osborne

1908-1909

Miss Jenny McGaw

1909-1910

Miss E. Gordon, Miss Jenny McGaw

1910-1911

Miss R. A. Anderson, Miss McManus

1911-1912

Miss E. Lunn, Miss McQuay

1912-1913

Miss McQuay, Miss Leah Zinger

1913-1914

Miss A. S. Evelyn, Miss Stevenson

1914-1915

Miss Nellie Segeworth

1915-1916

Fred James Hall

1916-1917

Fred James Hall

1917-1918

Fred James Hall, Miss E. A. Snelgrove

1918-1919

Miss L. M. Beattie, Miss E. A. Snelgrove

1919-1920

Miss Robinson, Miss E. A. Snelgrove, Miss Umphrey

1920-1921

Myrtle Burt, George W. King, Arva Murphy

1921-1922

Miss E. M. Alford, Arva Murphy, Miss A. E. Metcalfe, Miss B. E. Robinson, Lorna May Stuckey, Miss J. B. Quinn, Mrs. A. J. Watts

1922-1923

Miss A. E. Metcalfe, Lynda Jean Rove

1923-1924

Miss D. M. Bullock, Emma Clarke, Lorna Stuckey, Chrissie P. Thomas, Mrs. A. E. Turner

1924-1925

Emma Clarke, Miss Vera Metcalfe, George Smithson, Chrissie Thomas

1925-1926

Emma Clarke, Miss Vera Metcalfe, Johann Edvald Sigurjonsson

1926-1927

Emma Clarke, Johann Edvald Sigurjonsson, Mrs. A. E. Turner

1927-1928

Miss D. G. Riddell, Johann Edvald Sigurjonsson, Bertha Stacey

1928-1929

Mary Jean Jackson, Mary Reid, Albert Edward “Ted” Scrase

1929-1930

Miss Alice Boyd, Miss E. L. Plant, Albert Edward “Ted” Scrase

1930-1931

Miss A. Lillies, Ruth Mitchell, Albert Edward “Ted” Scrase

1931-1932

Miss A. Lillies, Ruth Mitchell, Albert Edward “Ted” Scrase

1932-1933

Alex McIntosh, Ruth Mitchell, Albert Edward “Ted” Scrase

1933-1934

Alex McIntosh, Ruth Mitchell, Albert Edward “Ted” Scrase

1934-1935

Alex McIntosh, Ruth Mitchell, Albert Edward “Ted” Scrase

1935-1936

Isabel Martin, Alex McIntosh, Albert Edward “Ted” Scrase

1936-1937

Isabel Martin, Alex McIntosh, Albert Edward “Ted” Scrase

1937-1938

Isabel Martin, Alex McIntosh, Albert Edward “Ted” Scrase

1938-1939

Grace Cowan, Alex McIntosh, Albert Edward “Ted” Scrase

1939-1940

Alex McIntosh, Albert Edward “Ted” Scrase, Lloyd Sinclair

1940-1941

Miss M. Gaudin, Miss Edith McIntosh, W. J. Patton, Albert Edward “Ted” Scrase

1941-1942

Miss M. Gaudin, Miss Edith McIntosh, W. J. Patton, Albert Edward “Ted” Scrase

1942-1943

Mary Emmond, Albert Edward “Ted” Scrase, Dorothy Marie Slaughter

1943-1944

Mary Emmond, Doris Griffith, Albert Edward “Ted” Scrase, Virginia Shore, R. Walton

1944-1945

Jean Pattison, Albert Edward “Ted” Scrase, R. Walton

1945-1946

Jean Pattison, Albert Edward “Ted” Scrase, R. Walton

1946-1947

Jean Pattison, Albert Edward “Ted” Scrase, R. Walton

1947-1948

Mrs. A. Jones, Michael P. Lysack, Mrs. Jean Pattison, Mr. Scott, Miss E. Taylor

1948-1949

John Kastrukoff, Angie Kroeker, Mrs. Jean Pattison

1949-1950

John Kastrukoff, Angie Kroeker, Lucille Rogers

1950-1951

John Kastrukoff, Bernice Leslie, Elvira Peterson

1951-1952

John Kastrukoff, Bernice Leslie, W. Eugene Moore, Anna Will

1952-1953

John Kastrukoff, William Majeski, Isabel Thomas

1953-1954

John Kastrukoff, William Majeski, Isabel Thomas

1954-1955

John Kastrukoff, William Majeski, Isabel Thomas

1955-1956

Willa Donaghy, Kathy Hardy, John Kastrukoff, William Majeski

1956-1957

Willa Donaghy, Mrs. Haenan, John Kastrukoff, William Majeski

1957-1958

Marge Gordon, John Kastrukoff, William Majeski, Sarah Vopni

1958-1959

Marge Gordon, John Kastrukoff, William Majeski, Sarah Vopni

1959-1960

Jean Elgie, Marge Gordon, John Kastrukoff, William Majeski, Jean Vessey, Sarah Vopni

1960-1961

Jean Elgie, John Kastrukoff, William Majeski, Jean Vessey

1961-1962

Jean Elgie, W. Humenuik, William Majeski, Eugene Mitran, Jean Vessey

1962-1963

Thomas Dwernychuk, Jean Elgie, W. Humenuik, Eugene Mitran, Jean Vessey

1963-1964

Thomas Dwernychuk, Jean Elgie, Karen Loeb, Douglas Stein, Jean Vessey

1964-1965

Karen Loeb, Laura Loma Bocock Meiklejohn, Peggy Skoronski, Jean Vessey

1965-1966

Laura Loma Bocock Meiklejohn, Ed Richenhaller, Pat Richenhaller, Peggy Skoronski, Jean Vessey

1966-1967

Mrs. Abramson, Bertha McDonald, Dell Plummer, Ed Richenhaller, Pat Richenhaller, Jean Vessey

1967-1968

Marg Lowden, Betty Militaire, Ed Richenhaller, Mary Taddlie, Jean Vessey, Sarah Vopni

1968-1969

Mary Harris, Marg Lowden, Fred McKim, Ed Richenhaller, Jean Vessey, Sarah Vopni

1969-1970

Mary Harris, Marg Lowden, Fred McKim, Ed Richenhaller, Jean Vessey, Sarah Vopni

1970-1971

Lorraine Edwards, Marg Lowden, Fred McKim, Ed Richenhaller, Sarah Vopni

1971-1972

Ed Richenhaller, Donna Stewart, Sarah Vopni

1972-1973

Janet Kafara, Ed Richenhaller, Donna Stewart, Sarah Vopni

1973-1974

Ron Nelson, Sarah Vopni, Doreen Zander

1974-1975

Sharon Glascock, Ron Nelson

Photos & Coordinates

Kenville School buildings

Kenville School buildings (no date) by J. S. Peach
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 112.

Kenville School commemorative monument

Kenville School commemorative monument (July 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N51.99760, W101.32344
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

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

Kenville, Ruby, Mt. Crest, Davidson, Harlington, Square Plains, Pretty Valley by Kenville Reunion Committee, July 1977.

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.

Boots, Buggies & Buses: Swan Valley Schools in Quest of Education, Swan Valley School Division No. 35, circa 1998.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 26 May 2021

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