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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Glenvale School No. 447 (RM of Whitehead)

The Glenvale School District was organized formally in July 1885 and a one-room schoolhouse operated in the middle of NW4-9-21W in the Rural Municipality of Whitehead. It was later moved to SW9-9-21W. The school closed permanently in 1957 and students were bused to Souris. The former school building was sold and used as a workshop.

Among the teachers of Glenvale School were J. B. Lesson (1885), Ada Bolton, Pearl Winteringham, Bella Lee, Etta Davison, Miss Richarson, Molly Hawkins, Mrs. McKenzie, Irene Gillespie, Rita Hawthorne, Miss V. McGuffin, Elsie Lee, W. A. Lowrie, Mrs. McPherson, Mrs. McKay, Jean Curtis, Margaret Forbes, Frances Gillespie, Gertie Riesberry, Mary Campbell, Lillian Horwood, Marjorie Taylor, Grace Baissie, Hazel Robinson, Bessie McFarland, Nadia Chernic, Lil Smith, Janet Houston, Joyce Foster, Eunice McKenzie, Eileen Chapman, Lila Campbell, Ada Moffatt, Eileen McBurney, Helen Brown, Wilma Tucker, Edith Aylwin, and Mrs. Lindberg.

Glenvale School

Glenvale School (1912)
Source: Whitehead Wanderings, 1883-1983 by Whitehead-Alexander Centennial Committee, 1983. [Manitoba Legislative Library, F5648.W53 Whi]

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.72468, W100.27977
denoted by symbol on the map above


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.

Whitehead Wanderings, 1883-1983 by Whitehead-Alexander Centennial Committee, 1983. [Manitoba Legislative Library, F5648.W53 Whi]

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 27 April 2021

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