Historic Sites of Manitoba: Norton School No. 2094 (RM of Dauphin)
The Norton School District was established in May 1922 and a one-room schoolhouse operated at SW26-28-19W in the Rural Municipality of Dauphin. In 1965, the district was dissolved and its catchment area became part of the Sifton School District No. 1009. The former schoolhouse was sold and moved to a local farmyard where it was renovated into a workshop. Chunks of its concrete foundation at the original site were still visible at the time of a 2014 visit.
Among the teachers of Norton School were Waldy Humeniuk (1954-1958) and Michael Sitko (1958-1966).
“Teaching staffs named for “A” and “B” groups,” Dauphin Herald and Press, 9 September 1954, page 1.
“All-time high enrollments expected for town schools,” Dauphin Herald and Press, 30 August 1956, page 1.
“Town schools open today, high enrollments expected,” Dauphin Herald and Press, 29 August 1957, page 1.
“Total of 110 teachers assigned to schools in Dauphin-Ochre area,” Dauphin Herald and Press, 4 September 1958, page 1.
“Teaching staffs assigned to rural, village schools,” Dauphin Herald and Press, 3 September 1959, page 1.
“26 rural schools start fall term classes Tuesday,” Dauphin Herald and Press, 31 August 1960, page 4.
“Teaching staff for area schools increases to 132 for opening 1963-64 term,” Dauphin Herald and Press, 21 August 1963, page 1.
“All area schools open classes next Tuesday, 131 on teaching staffs,” Dauphin Herald and Press, 26 August 1964, page 1.
“All schools in area open classes Sept. 1 – 133 on teaching staffs,” Dauphin Herald and Press, 25 August 1965, page 1, 8.
Sifton East topographic map, 62N/8 East, Edition 1, 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.
A Study of Public School Buildings in Manitoba by David Butterfield, Historic Resources Branch, Manitoba Department of Culture, Heritage and Tourism, 1994, 230 pages.
We thank Marty Zuzens for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 31 May 2022