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Historic Sites of Manitoba: St. Vital School No. 1024 / St. Vital School No. 2 (Winnipeg)

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Located within the St. Vital School District in the Rural Municipality of Fort Garry (now part of Winnipeg), funding for this second school site was granted in August 1919 with a $4,000 loan approved by the Department of Education. The new school building was established within the outer 2 miles of the Parish of St. Vital, situated west Waverley Street, east the Canada Cement Plant by Fort Whyte in Tuxedo, and either along or south of Macdonald Road [now McGillivray Boulevard]. The structure was built of stucco and frame construction and it operated as a single-classroom school through the 1920s. Its precise location is not yet established and few records related to its operation survive.

By the late 1920s, plans were made to build a new school to better serve the local area. The new Fort Whyte School opened in fall 1928, and soon after became its own school district.

Principals

Period

Principal

1928

Wilfred Theodore Morris (1904-1966)

After 1928

See Fort Whyte School

Teachers

School Year

Teachers

1920-1921

L. P. A. Gendreau (Fall), Verna L. Francis (Spring)

1921-1922

William A. Black (Fall), James Randolph Hartley Simms (Spring)

1922-1923

James Randolph Hartley Simms (Fall), Dorothy Annie Simms (Spring, daughter of James R. H. Simms)

1923-1924

Dorothy Annie Simms

1924-1925

Mary I. McNichol (Fall), Dorothy Annie Simms (Spring)

1925-1926

Dorothy Annie Simms

1926-1927

Margaret McGrath (grades 1-8)

1927-1928

Margaret McGrath (grades 1-8, September-December; grades 1-5, January-June)

1928-1929

Wilfred Theodore Morris (grades 4-8), Mary Dorothy Mulloy (grades 1-3)

After 1929

See Fort Whyte School

Photos & Coordinates

St. Vital School No. 1024 / St. Vital School No. 2

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.82394, W97.19031
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

“The Rural Municipality of Fort Garry - Saint Vital School District No. 1024,” Manitoba Free Press, 21 January 1922, page 2.

“Fort Garry's School system shows great development," Winnipeg Tribune, 9 September 1922, page 5.

Summative half-yearly returns for school districts (A 0051), GR0571, Archives of Manitoba.

Corporate Security registered documents (ATG 0089), #18 School District of St. Vital, GR12576, Archives of Manitoba.

Corporate Security registered documents (ATG 0089), #25 School District of St. Vital, GR12576, Archives of Manitoba.

Corporate Security registered documents (ATG 0089), #14 School District of St. Vital, GR12576, Archives of Manitoba.

Corporate Security registered documents (ATG 0089), #51 School District of St. Vital, GR12576, Archives of Manitoba.

School division half-yearly attendance reports (E 0757), Archives of Manitoba.

Manitoba School Records Collection, St. Vital School District #1024 - Daily Registers, GR10356, 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.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 6 February 2022

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