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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Rigby School No. 2026 (RM of Dauphin)

The Rigby School District was established in January 1920 and a schoolhouse was constructed at NE5-26-20W in the Rural Municipality of Dauphin. The district was dissolved in 1965.

Among the teachers of Rigby School were Helen Komfollo (1938), Ernest Hafichuk, Mrs. Nellie Shewchuk (1954-1957), Myron Swintak (1957-1960), Miss Elsie Urichen (1960-1961), Robert Bradley (1963-1965), and Mrs. Pauline Stanko (1965-1966).

Rigby School

Rigby School (no date) by H. J. Everall
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-3, page 80.

Rigby School

Site of the former Rigby School (July 2013)
Source: Alan Mason

Site Location (lat/long): N51.22827, W100.22794
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

“The local round,” Dauphin Herald, 20 October 1938, page 9.

“Teaching staffs named for “A” and “B” groups,” Dauphin Herald and Press, 9 September 1954, page 1.

“Record-breaking enrollments expected here in collegiate, elementary schools,” Dauphin Herald and Press, 1 September 1955, 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.

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.

This page was prepared by Alan Mason and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 11 January 2017

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