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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Phoenix School No. 1528 (111 Alboro Street, Headingley)

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The Phoenix School District was established formally in April 1910 and a wood frame school building operated at this site (in what is now the Rural Municipality of Headingley) from 1910 to 1963. Increasing student enrollment necessitated the construction of a second classroom in 1920. A third classroom was added in 1938.

In 1956, the district consolidated with the Headingley School District No. 9 to form the Headingley Consolidated School District No. 9. After the earlier schoolhouse was condemned in 1962, a new school building was erected in 1963, designed by the architectural firm of Zunic and Sabkowich and built by Hoffman Construction. In 1967, the district joined the Assiniboine North School Division and, two years later, the St. James-Assiniboia School Division. The earlier Phoenix School building is commemorated by a monument erected in 1999 by the Headingley Historical Society.

Principals

Period

Principal

1923-1924

Helen M. Anderson

1924-1935

?

1935-1940

Mary Crain (1906-1997)

1940-1941

John F. Partridge

1941-1945

Muriel Amelia Robertson Redpath (1906-1984)

1945-1956

?

1956-1965

Michael B. Biluk

1965-1966

Dmytro “Dan” Tanchak (1907-1992)

1966-1967

Douglas G. Moore

1967-1969

Alice Marie Rousseau Perras (1918-1983)

1969-1974

Nell Angela Ruchkall Ramsay (1925-2016)

1974-1977

?

1977-1982

Merrill D. Groff

1982-1985

Nick Yacheson

1985-1989

Wenda Engbrecht

1989-1990

William “Bill” Moore

1990-1996

?

1996-1998

Dianne Snider

1998-2004

?

2004-2006

Gail Surman

2006-2015

?

2015-2016

Linda Daniels

Teachers

Among the early teachers of Phoenix School were Miss Edith J. Cann (1910-1913), Miss Margaret A. Taylor (1913-1920, 1927-1928), Miss Rossie M. Channon (1920-1922), Miss Kellington (c1920), Miss Mary Shepherd (1921-1922), Mrs. Hazel Laycock (1924-1926), Miss Clara Rindfleisch (1924-1925), L. O. Long (1925-1926), Gladys Craig (1928-1929), Miss C. Josephine Dean (1931), Miss Norah P. Crook (1931-1932), Miss Kathleen Rust (1932), and Miss L. W. Bradley (1933-1935).

School Year

Teachers

1937-1938

Myrtle Alexandra Wastle Aitchison (1906-1985)

1938-1939

?

1939-1940

Myrtle Alexandra Wastle Aitchison (1906-1985), Meta Marion Kelly

1940-1941

?

1941-1942

Miss Margaret A. Taylor

1942-1943

Miss Margaret F. Girard

1943-1944

?

1944-1945

?

1945-1946

Miss Wilma Brusch

1946-1947

Evelyn Lord Ammeter, Miss M. E. Hack

1947-1948

Miss Margaret A. Taylor

1948-1949

?

1949-1950

?

1950-1951

Mrs. S. B. Thorsteinson

1951-1952

?

1952-1953

?

1953-1954

Melvin Bell, Mrs. S. B. Thorsteinson

1954-1955

Melvin Bell, Mrs. S. B. Thorsteinson

1955-1956

Miss Florence M. Hogue

1956-1957

Mrs. Viola Dufresne, Mrs. A. Prefontaine, John P. Robertson

1957-1958

Dorothy Levine, Victoria Oliynek, Elsie Oryschak, Pauline Pentilchuk

1958-1959

Mrs. D. Coates, Miss Elsie Oryschak

1959-1960

Iris Pasosky

1960-1961

Marilyn Gray, Iris J. Pasosky, Rita Van Blaricom

1961-1962

Bonnie Cormode, Henry B. Esau, Rita Van Blaricom, Kathleen Wilson

1962-1963

Ernie Baycock, Henry B. Esau, Betty L. Janzen, Kathleen Wilson

1963-1964

Kathleen D. Allen, Ernie Baydock, Henry B. Esau, Viola Sinclair, Mrs. Betty Toews

1964-1965

Kathleen D. Allen, Ernie Baydock, Henry B. Esau, Viola Sinclair, Mrs. Betty Toews

1965-1966

Martin Fydirchuk, Gladys G. Galbraith, Cheryl Munday, Viola Sinclair, Mrs. Betty Toews

1966-1967

Jean Birch, Mrs. Wenda Brant, Mrs. Ethel M. Dobbyn, Mrs. Ellen Finnegan, Gladys G. Galbraith, Mrs. Ethel M. Park, Mrs. Linda J. Woods

1967-1968

Miss Barbara Anning, Mrs. Mary Blacquiere, Wenda Brant, Mrs. Ellen Finnegan, Mrs. Judith Gislason, Sylvia K. Reagh, David A. Smith

1968-1969

Miss Barbara Anning, Mrs. Judith Gislason, Jim Komenda, Mrs. Lynn Maciejko, Mrs. Paulette Marsolois, Miss Carol McCaughan

1969-1970

Mrs. Monique Allard, Mrs. Sylvia Allard, Mrs. Judith Gislason, Mrs. Barbara Kiesman, Mrs. Paulette Marsolois, Mrs. Elsie Peters, Miss Linda Shakespeare

1970-1971

Mrs. Sylvia Allard, Miss Jacquelyn Heeney, Mrs. Barbara Kiesman, Mrs. Linda Krentz, Miss J. Otke, Mrs. Elsie Peters, Miss Linda Silverman, Mrs. Joanne Wiley

1971-1972

Mrs. Sylvia Allard, Barry Campbell, Mrs. Norma Cleverley, Miss Jacquelyn Heeney, Mrs. Barbara Kiesman, Mrs. Elsie Peters, Diane Palmer Trudeau, Mrs. Joanne Wiley, Margery Zasitko Johnson

1972-1973

Mrs. Sylvia Allard, Barry Campbell, Mrs. Donalda Donaldson, Mrs. A. Hatfield, Miss Jacquelyn Heeney, Miss Irene Schmidt, Diane Palmer Trudeau

1973-1974

Mrs. Sylvia Allard, Barry Campbell, Mrs. A. Hatfield, Miss Jacquelyn Heeney, Miss Irene Schmidt, Diane Palmer Trudeau

Photos & Maps

Phoenix School

Phoenix School (no date) by E. D. Parker
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 134.

Phoenix School

Phoenix School Monument (April 2013)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N49.86685, W97.40995
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Headingley School No. 9 (Headingley)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Headingley School No. 9 (Headingley)

Sources:

History of Robert Browning School: 1963-1974, St. James Assiniboia School Division, 1974.

History of Headingley & Phoenix Schools: 1856-1974 by Mrs. N. Ramsay, St. James Assiniboia School Division, 1974.

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.

We thank Larry Taylor and Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 30 November 2017

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