Historic Sites of Manitoba: Hawkins School No. 643 (Municipality of Glenboro-South Cypress)

The Hawkins School District was organized formally in March 1891 and a school building was constructed in the northeast quarter of 12-7-15 west of the Principal Meridian in what is now the Municipality of Glenboro-South Cypress. The school closed in 1956, after which students were bused to Glenboro Consolidated School No. 2367. The district was dissolved in January 1959. A fieldstone monument was erected on the former school site.

Among the teachers of Hawkins School were A. I. Dove (1892-1893), Alfred Hamman (1893), W. J. Barker (1894), Louis H. E. Kent (1894), G. E. Vanalstein (1895), Sadie McNab (1895-1899), A. C. Robertson (1900-1901), David Palmer (1901-1902), A. C. Robertson (1902), Barbara Chambers (1902), Hector K. Oatway (1903), Miss L. Duff (1903), R. E. Spence (1904), E. M. Adams (1904), M. M. Campbell (1905), Ida Story (1905-1906), Miss V. Christopherson (1907), J. Heaslip (1908), R. H. Snyder (1909-1910), Ethel Esplin (1911-1914), Irene Christie (1915), Jean J. Hopkins (1916), Miss Banks (1917), Miss Dorthea McGillivray (1918), Miss M. C. Govier (1919), Miss Emily Ferguson (1920), Miss Pearl McKnight (1920-1921), Miss I. McKenzie (1939), Miss Nellie Styan (1939-1940), Miss B. Copeland (1941), and Miss Dorothy Woods (1943).

Hawkins School

Hawkins School (no date) by G. H. Robertson
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-1, page 101.

Hawkins School commemorative monument

Hawkins School commemorative monument (June 2010)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Hawkins School commemorative monument

Hawkins School commemorative monument (July 2022)
Source: Kathryn Hyndman

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.56168, W99.37105
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.

Beneath the Long Grass by Glenboro and Area Historical Society, 1979, pages 89-91.

We thank Bill Shepherd, David Ford, and Kathryn Hyndman for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 14 July 2022

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