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Historic Sites of Manitoba: North Plympton School No. 80 / Dugald School No. 80 (Dugald, RM of Springfield)

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The Plympton School District was established in 1879 within the Rural Municipality of Springfield and that same year the Department of Education split the area into the North Plympton School District and South Plympton School District. The North Plympton School District began in October 1879 and a schoolhouse operated at NW34-10-5 East on Gillespie Street in Dugald. Classes began in 1880 and continued at that site until 1892 when a new school was built on Dugald Road, after which the first school was sold and relocated to the farmstead of Stewart Edie (later demolished in 1972). Grades one through eight were taught locally with subsequent high school grades usually acquired via transferred attendance to the Winnipeg School District until 1922.

The second North Plympton School operated from 1892 until 1936, during which the period enrollment grew and a second teacher was added in 1922. Additional space was acquired within the Dugald Methodist Church, though discontinued in favour of a former bank building within the settlment due to difficulty in maintaining sufficient heating levels within the church. In 1931, the district was renamed as the Dugald School District and, in 1936, the new Dugald School opened. The second schoolhouse was later acquired by Norman Edie and moved to his farmstead, where the structure remained standing as of 1973.

Principals

Period

Principal

1922-1923

Frederick Ladlay “Fred” Bousfield (1865-1957)

1923-1924

Mary Marguerite Rodger “Marge” Andrews (1901-1955)

1924-1925

Edith Ann Fingland (1877-1957)

1925-1926

Dorothy Louise Clark

1926-1927

Beatrice Lenore Graham Leathers (1905-1986)

1927-1928

Mary Morrison Munkar

1928-1929

Beatrice Lenore Graham Leathers (1905-1986)

1929-1930

Ruth Ardell Bradley Land (1906-1988)

1930-1931

Kathleen Ina Rodgers Burrows (?-?)

1931-1932

Marion Winona Romanche Pepper (1912-1991)

1932-1933

Dorothy Ivy Mudge Jones (c1904-?)

1933-1936

Ross Laverne Donald (1907-1992)

After 1936

See Dugald School

Teachers

Among the early teachers of North Plympton School were Miss Florence Brigham (1881), Eliza Wiliamson (1882-1883), Alf Downes (1884), Cora L. Darke (1885), May E. Lunn (1886-1888), Robert Johnston (1888), Helen Browne “Nellie” Hislop (1889), Mae Heslip (1889), Minnie Conklin (1890), Miss Halpenny (1891), Mr. McRae (1892), Anne McFarlane (1893), George Slater (1894), J. B. Hugg (1895), K. S. Hugg (1895-1896), R. Y. Conklin (1896-1898), Mr. W. Lathwell (1899), Isabell Robertson (1900), Joe Marshall (1900), L. Riley (1901), Mary Patrick (1902-1903), Elizabeth Robertson (1904), Duncan Martin (1904), Clara Gallaway (1905), Alma McLeod (1907), Ethel M. McLaughlan (1907), Norman Brett (1908-1909), Miss E. M. Caskill (1910-1913), Gertrude E. Jackson (1913-1917), Lillian A. Smith (1917), Winnifred M. Church (1917-1920), Jean R. Cox (1920-1921), Frances E. Stanbridge (1921-1922).

Period

Teachers

1922-1923

Frederick Ladlay “Fred” Bousfield (grades 9-11), Frances E. Stanbridge (grades 1-8)

1923-1924

Pauline D. Rochford (grades 1-8), Mary Marguerite Rodger (grades 9-11)

1924-1925

Edith Ann Fingland (grades 9-11), Georgina E. Fraser (grades 1-8), Margaret L. McKerlie (grades 1-8, 1925)

1925-1926

Dorothy Louise Clark (grades 9-11), Margaret L. McKerlie (grades 1-8)

1926-1927

Beatrice Lenore Graham Leathers (grades 9-11), Margaret L. McKerlie (grades 1-8)

1927-1928

Margaret L. McKerlie (grades 1-8), Mary Morrison Munkar (grades 9-11)

1928-1929

Beatrice Lenore Graham Leathers (grades 9-11), Charlotte Smith (grades 1-8)

1929-1930

Ruth Ardell Bradley (grades 6-10), Edith Mary Norman (grades 1-5)

1930-1931

Violet E. R. Hark (grades 1-5), Kathleen Ina Rodgers (grades 6-10)

1931-1932

Violet E. R. Hark (grades 1-5), Marion Winona Romanche (grades 6-10)

1932-1933

Violet E. R. Hark (grades 1-5), Dorothy Ivy Mudge (grades 6-10)

1933-1934

Ross Laverne Donald (grades 6-10), Violet E. R. Hark (grades 1-5)

1934-1935

Ross Laverne Donald (grades 6-10), Violet E. R. Hark (grades 1-5)

1935-1936

Ross Laverne Donald (grades 6-10), May Elizabeth Kennedy (grades 1-5)

After 1936

See Dugald School

Photos & Coordinates

Dugald School

Dugald School (no date) by R. Goulet
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-1, page 33.

Dugald School teacherage

Dugald School teacherage (no date) by R. Goulet
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-1, page 33.

Site Location (lat/long): N49.88569, W96.83945
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: South Plympton School No. 81 (RM of Springfield)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Dugald School No. 80 (Dugald, RM of Springfield)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Dugald Consolidated School No. 2427 (Dugald, RM of Springfield)

Sources:

Dugald West topographic map, 62H/15, Edition 2, Series A743 [Archives of Manitoba].

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.

Springfield, 1st Rural Municipality in Manitoba, 1873-1973, Dugald Women’s Institute.

School division half-yearly attendance reports (E 0757), Archives of Manitoba.

Manitoba School Records Collection, North Plympton School District No. 80 - Daily Registers, GR9480, Archives of Manitoba.

Manitoba School Records Collection, Dugald School District No. 80 - Daily Registers, GR9480, Archives of Manitoba.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 27 November 2020

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