Historic Sites of Manitoba: Pine Valley School No. 1168 (RM of Piney)

The Pine Valley School District was established in February 1902 and a log school building was constructed at NE12-1-1E in what would later become the Rural Municipality of Piney. In 1916, a wood frame schoolhouse was constructed using a package purchased from the Eaton’s department store. It was renovated in the 1950s but the original interior wood is concealed under the present wallboard. A teacherage was built south of the school in 1958.

The school became part of the Piney Municipal School District in May 1936. It became a remote school in March 1961 and was closed in 1964, with students from this area henceforth going to Pine Creek School in Piney. The building was renovated into a private residence.

The teachers who worked at Pine Valley School through the years were Miss Markusson (1903-1905), Mindy Gislason (1905-1906), Margaret Inkster (1906-1907), Jennie Johnson (1907-1908), Gudrun Peterson (1908-1909), M. J. Inkster (1909-1910), Annie E. Clarke (1910-1911), Emilie Palmason (1911-1912), Ingiborg Bjornsson (1912-1914), Tannis Naisbitt (1914-1915), Jon Runolfson (1915-1916), Magnea Einarson (1916-1917), Elsie McDougall (1917-1919), Isabell Cumming (1919-1920), Alice Mary Gray (1920-1921), Ida Kempel (1920-1921), Margaret Inkster (1921-1922), Muriel Jerrard (1922-1923), Agnes Ross (1922-1923), Mary Card (1923-1924), Marion Frame (1923-1925), Ferne Morden (1925-1926), Lily Erlendson (1925-1927), Marjorie Fingerotte (1927-1928), Sarah Anne Young (1928-1930), Helen J. Anderson (1930), Eva M. Sweet (1930-1932), Margaret Olson (1932-1934), Lila B. Ellis (1934-1936), Annie McKinnon (1936-1941), Irene Falk (1941-1942), Maye Norman (1941-1942), Margaret Freeman (1942-1946), Freida Eyford (1946-1947), Frances Norman (1946-1947), Sally Penner (1947-1948), Gerald Hansen (1948-1949), Bernice Lee (1949-1950), Gabrielle Phillippe (1950-1951), Margaret Brugos (1951-1952), Trygovine Oleson (1952-1953), Delsie Olson (1953-1954), Inette Holtz (1954-1955), Lillian Anderson (1955-1956), Mavis Dunlop (1956-1957), Darlene Lee (1957-1958), Christine McSherry (1958-1959), Susie Andries (1959-1961), Mary Chobotar (1961-1962), Mrs. A. H. Eyford (1963-1964), and Frank Martens (1963-1964).

The former Pine Valley School building

The former Pine Valley School building (August 2013)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.03027, W95.97930
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Pine Creek School No. 1360 / Piney Municipal School (RM of Piney)


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.

Pine Valley Echoes: A History of Badger, Menisino and Piney by Piney Area History Book Committee, 1988. [Manitoba Legislative Library, F5648.P55Pin]

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 Doris Hovorka (Sprague and District Historical Museum) and Barbara Szalanski for providing information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 21 March 2021

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