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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Arran School No. 1960 (RM of Hanover)

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Principals | Vice-Principals | Teachers | Photos & Maps | Sources

The Arran School District was established formally in April 1919 and a one-room schoolhouse operated at NW25-7-4E in the Rural Municipality of Hanover. In 1949, the original building was replaced by a two-classroom structure that featured a full basement. A modern oil furnace and washrooms were added in 1963, along with a water fountain on the main floor. In January 1968, the district was dissolved and its area became part of the Hanover School Division. The school closed and the students were bused to New Bothwell or Niverville. The site and buildings, including a teacherage, were sold for $4,000. In 2013, a commemorative sign was erected at the site by the EastMenn Historical Society.

Principals

Period

Principal

1949-1951

Anna Klassen

1951-1952

Helen Goertzen

1953-1954

Irmgard “Irma” Dueck

1954-1959

John D. Stoesz

1959-1960

Peter D. Matthies

1960-1962

Susan Agnes Wiens

1962-1963

Martha Marie Rempel

1963-1964

Richard Loeppky

1964-1966

Henry Warkentin

1966-1967

Abe Toews

1967

Katie Helen Wiebe

1968

Abe Toews

Teachers

Period

Teachers

1949-1950

Annie Isaac (grades 1-3), Anna Klassen (grades 4-9)

1950-1951

Anna Klassen (grades 5-10), Katie Peters (grades 1-4)

1951-1952

Helen Goertzen (grades 5-7), Katie Peters (grades 1-4)

1952-1953

Helen Goertzen (grades 5-8), Katie Peters (grades 1-4)

1953-1954

Irmgard “Irma” Dueck (grades 4-8), Katie Peters (grades 1-4)

1954-1955

Irmgard “Irma” Dueck (grades 1-3), John D. Stoesz (grades 4-8)

1955-1956

Irmgard “Irma” Dueck (grades 1-4), John D. Stoesz (grades 5-8)

1956-1957

Aldina Brandt (grades 1-4), John D. Stoesz (grades 5-9)

1957-1958

Aldina Brandt (grades 1-4), John D. Stoesz (grades 5-10)

1958-1959

Aldina Brandt (grades 1-4), John D. Stoesz (grades 5-8)

1959-1960

Peter D. Matthies (grades 5-9), Tiena Victoria Warkentin (grades 1-4)

1960-1961

Tiena Victoria Warkentin (grades 1-4), Susan Agnes Wiens (grades 5-8)

1961-1962

Tiena Victoria Warkentin (grades 1-4), Susan Agnes Wiens (grades 5-8)

1962-1963

Annie Alice Dyck (grades 1-4), Martha Marie Rempel (grades 5-8)

1963-1964

Lydia Lorraine Loeppky (grades 1-4), Richard Loeppky (grades 5-8)

1964-1965

Lydia Lorraine Loeppky Falk (grades 1-4), Henry Warkentin (grades 5-8)

1965-1966

Helen Thiessen (grades 1-4), Henry Warkentin (grades 5-8)

1966-1967

Mary Kornelson (grades 1-4), Abe Toews (grades 5-8)

1967-1968

K. H. W. Giesbrescht (grades 1-4, 1968), Anna Marie Reimer (grades 1-4, 1967), Abe Toews (grades 5-8, 1968), Katie Helen Wiebe (grades 5-8, 1967)

Among the other teachers of Arran School were O. A. Wurster (1919-1920), John S. Guenther (1920-1921), Eva P. Toews (1921-1922), Lena Eidse (1922-1923), Jacob P. Rempel (1923-1924), J. H. K. Dyck (1924-1926), Andrew Reiger Sobering (1926-1927, 1943-1946), N. J. “Nick” Martens (1927-1928), Agathe Wilhelmina Dyck (1928-1929, 1930-1936), Esther M. Hiebert (1929-1930), Nettie J. Siemens (1936-1943), Peter George Kehler (1946-1948), and Anna Klassen (1948-1949).

Photos & Maps

Arran School

Arran School (no date) by A. A. Herriot
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-3, page 68.

The two-classroom Arran School, built in 1949

The two-classroom Arran School, built in 1949 (no date)
Source: Archives of Manitoba, Manitoba School Records Collection, GR2656, Hanover School Division Collection #3, Series 2 - Arran School District #1960.

Site Location (lat/long): N49.59896, W96.93455
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

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.

Schools - Our Heritage: From 46 School Districts to Hanover Unitary School Division (1878-1968) by John K. Schellenberg, The Board of The Hanover School Division No. 15, May 1985, ISBN 0-919673-93-7.

Manitoba School Records Collection, Arran School District No. 1960 - Minute Books, GR2656, Archives of Manitoba.

Manitoba School Records Collection, Arran School District No. 1960 - Cash Books, GR2656, Archives of Manitoba.

Manitoba School Records Collection, Arran School District No. 1960 - Miscellaneous Records [Census Returns], GR2656, Archives of Manitoba.

Manitoba School Records Collection, Arran School District No. 1960 - Daily Registers, GR2656, Archives of Manitoba.

We thank Glen Klassen, Ernest Braun, and Henry Esau for providing information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 21 May 2018

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