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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Rondeau School No. 1213 (RM of Armstrong)

Rondeau School District was formally established in February 1903. A sign on the school building here indicates that it was built in 1907, on a three acre site at the southwest corner of SW33-18-2 west of the Principal Meridian, in the Rural Municipality of Armstrong. The district was dissolved in May 1936 as its area became part of the Armstrong Municipal School District No. 1842. The school continue in operation until the summer of 1967. The building is used occasionally as a community centre, and some original school desks remain inside. Attendance and other records of Rondeau School are held at the Chatfield Museum.

Among the teachers who worked at Rondeau School through the years were M. Chicken, G. Stinson, Hedwig Margaret Billson, Miss McNevin, B. Willis, Louisa Beniot (1919-1920), ? (1920-1931), Vera Werier (1931-1932), Isobel St. Clair Loutit (1932-1934, September-December 1934), Jean Johnson (January-June 1935, 1935-1936), Percy Nimrod Hunt (1936-1938), Audrey Evelyn Bawley (September-December 1938), Dorothy Grace Currie (January-June 1939), Viola May McKay (1940-1941), H. Gorrel (1941-1942), Anne Chomokovski (1942-1943), M. Silver, Cordelia Helene Borkowski (1944-1945), C. Meilleur, A. Skrabek, S. Beizyk, A. Larsen, D. Doern, F. Kunzelman, E. King, H. Tymoschuk, L. Gurney, Bernice Wirgau (1959-1960), Bernice McMahon (1960-1961), Jessie McDonald (1961-1962), Gerald Lloyd Marsh (1962-1966, son of Winfred E. Marsh), and Freida Bernice Jorheim (1966-1967).

Rondeau School

Rondeau School (no date) by M. Hall-Jones
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 78.

The former Rondeau School building

The former Rondeau School building (June 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

The former Rondeau School building

The former Rondeau School building (June 2019)
Source: Rose Kuzina

The former Rondeau School building

The former Rondeau School building (June 2019)
Source: Rose Kuzina

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.58126, W97.55127
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

School division and school district formation files (E 0027), Armstrong Municipal School District No. 1842, GR1688, Archives of Manitoba.

Manitoba School Records Collection, Clematis School District No. 1938 - Daily Registers, GR11220 , Archives of Manitoba.

Manitoba School Records Collection, Rondeau School District No. 1213 - Daily Registers, GR11220 , Archives of Manitoba.

Manitoba School Records Collection, Armstrong Municipal School District No. 1842 (Rondeau School ) - Daily Registers, GR11220 , Archives of Manitoba.

Trustee records regarding geographically remote schools directly administered by Department (E 0166), File 1842 - Armstrong School District - (Rondeau)- Permanent, GR1206, 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.

The Interlake Beckoned: A History of Inwood and Surrounding Districts by Inwood History Book Committee, 1980. [Manitoba Legislative Library, F5648.I59 Int]

We thank Rose Kuzina and Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 23 October 2019

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