Historic Sites of Manitoba: Mapleton School No. 5 / Mapleton School (112 Calder Road, RM of St. Andrews)
The Mapleton School District was organized formally in July 1871. In 1939, a $3,000 debenture was issued to finance a second school facility within the district at Sunrise School. From 1939 until 1959, with both schools overseen by a District Principal. Mapleton School itself was expanded by one classroom via a $2,900 debenture in May 1948.
In 1967, the district became part of the Lord Selkirk School Division. The present school building dates from 1981.
Among the early teachers of Mapleton School were Frank Albert Schultz (c1880), Maryn? Blythe (1883-1884), Lizzie Fraser (Spring 1885 - Spring 1887), Arthur D. Price (Fall 1887 - Spring 1889), Adam Ritchie (Spring-Fall 1890), Garner Galran? (Spring 1891 - pt Fall 1891), Augusta Galloway (pt Fall 1891 & pt Spring 1892 - pt Spring 1893), Marjorie Mc? (pt Fall 1892), Bertha Partington (pt Spring 1892 & Spring 1893 - pt Spring 1894), E. B. Robertson (pt Spring 1894), W. J/L? Gouer? (Fall 1894 - Fall 1896), W. S. Wellwood (Spring 1897), Marion H. Hislop (Fall 1897), Marion H. Hobman (Spring 1898 - Spring 1900), Agnes McPherson (Fall 1900), did not operate? (Spring 1901), Gertrude Jones (Fall 1901), records not available (Spring 1902 - Fall 1904), Jessie Tracy (Spring 1905 & pt Fall 1905), Jane Gregory (pt Fall 1905), Helen Fraser (Spring 1906 - Fall 1908), Robert G. Halbert? (Spring 1909), Nellie Taylor (Fall 1909 - Spring 1910), Beatrice Beers? (Fall 1910), Nellie H. George (Spring-Fall 1911), Marion McLaren (Spring 1912 - Fall 1913), Annie Theston? [Thorton?] (Spring-Fall 1914), Marion Hooker (Spring 1915 - Spring 1916), Evelyn E. Maclean (Fall 1916), Doris Newton (Spring 1917 - Spring 1918), E. E. Chambers (Fall 1918), Marion R. Tracy (Spring 1919), Viola Lloyd (Fall 1919), Clarence George Honnor (Spring 1920), Bertha Emma Rogan (Fall 1920 - Spring 1921), Margaret Annie Shaw (Fall 1921 - Spring 1925), Fannie Bell Atchison (Fall 1925 - Spring 1926, William Rea (Fall 1926 - Fall 1928), Francis Lowell “Frank” Palmer (Fall 1928 - Spring 1931), James Ernest Mackay (Fall 1931 - Spring 1932), James Elliot Crowe (Fall 1932 - Spring 1936), Kathleen Teresa King (Fall 1936 - Fall 1940 & Fall 1941 - pt Spring 1942), Elizabeth Gwendoline McKenzie (Spring 1941 & Fall 1943 - Spring 1945), Edith Mary Bruce (pt Spring 1942), Margaret Herborg Munson (Fall 1942 - Spring 1943), and Kristin Smith (Fall 1945 - Spring 1948).
Principals (Mapleton High School)
Photos & Coordinates
Board of Education registers (A 0050), GR7643, Archives of Manitoba.
Summative half-yearly returns for school districts (A 0051), GR0571, Archives of Manitoba.
Board of Education meeting minutes and office files (A 0052), GR1622, Archives of Manitoba.
School division half-yearly attendance reports (E 0757), Archives of Manitoba.
Municipal borrowing files (MA 0039), Mapleton School District No. 5, GR1799, Archives of Manitoba.
Manitoba School Records Collection, Mapleton School District No. 5 - Minute book, GR11188, Archives of Manitoba.
“Legal notices [Tenders ... Sale of Mapleton School],” Selkirk Enterprise, 11 November 1959, page 7.
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.
Beyond the Gates of Lower Fort Garry 1880-1981: R.M. of St. Andrews by Municipality of St. Andrews, 1982. [Manitoba Legislative Library, F5648.S22 Bey]
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