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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Dauphin Normal School / Whitmore School (First Street SW, Dauphin)

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For several years in the early 20th century, those in the Dauphin area wishing to be trained as teachers had to go to one of the formal Normal Schools, at Winnipeg, Portage la Prairie, or Brandon. Or they could attend a “winter session” school at Dauphin that provided instruction but no teacher certificates. In Fall 1911, when the town’s Whitmore School was enlarged with more classrooms and a third-floor auditorium, a Dauphin Normal School was also established in the building.

The building was later demolished and replaced by the present Whitmore School, situated on Sixth Avenue SW.

Principals

Period

Principal

1925-1927

Edward Howson Walker (1867-1927)

1927-1930s

Robert McKay Stevenson (1882-1970)

1930s-1955

?

1955-1957

J. Slobodzian

1957-1966

Dorothy Brummitt-Feasby (?-2000)

Teachers

School Year

Teachers

1955-1956

Mrs. Alma Artibise (grade 4), Dorothy Brummitt (grade 5), Miss Lucy Herasmyiuk (grade 2), Mrs. Myrtle Hughes (grade 1), Miss Gloria Kuhn (grade 3), Miss Mary Lukie (grade 5), Mrs. Velma MacDonald (grade 1), Miss Gertrude McInnis (grade 3), Miss Louise Wilmot (grade 2), Mrs. Laura Wilson, (grade 4)

1956-1957

Mrs. Alma Artibise (grade 4), Dorothy Brummitt (grade 5), Anne Burgera (grade 2), Lucy Herasymiuk (grade 2), Mrs. M. Hughes (grade 1), Diane Kostiw (grade 3), Gloria Kuhn (grade 3), Mary Lukte (grade 5), Mrs. Laura Wilson (grade 4), Mrs. Jean Winters (grade 1)

1957-1958

Mrs. Alma Artibise (grade 4), Dorothy Brummitt (grade 5), Anne Bugera (grade 2), Mrs. Lois Clarke (grade 1), Mrs. Darlene Dean (grade 3), Marie Dohan (grade 5), Lucy Herasymiuk (grade 2), Julia Karalash (grade 3), Mrs. Laura Wilson (grade 4), Mrs. Jane Winters (grade 1)

1958-1959

Mrs. Alma Artibise (grade 4), Dorothy Brummitt (grade 5), Mrs. Evelyn Cassin (grade 3), Mrs. Lois Clark (grade 1), Miss Marie Dohan (grade 2), Mrs. Eugenie Lodge (grade 2), Mrs. Diana Richardson (grade 3), Mrs. Jane Winters (grade 1)

1959-1960

Mrs. Alma Artibise (grade 4), Dorothy Brummitt (grade 5), Mrs. Lois Clarke (grade 1), Miss Agnes Dohan (grade 3), Miss Marie Dohan (grade 2), Mrs. Evelyn Gillander (grade 2), Mrs. Marie Kaleta (grade 5), Mrs. Bertha Palmer (grade 4), Mrs. Diana Richardson (grade 3), Miss Mary Sak (grade 2), Mrs. Nellie Shewchuk (grades 3-4), Mrs. Alice Sumpton (grade 1), Mrs. Isobel Torrie (grade 5), Mrs. Jane Winters (grade 1)

1960-1961

?

1961-1962

?

1962-1963

?

1963-1964

Mrs. Myrtle Aitchison (ungraded), Mrs. Alma Artibise (grade 4), Miss S. Bilowus (grade 2), Dorothy Brummitt (grade 5), Miss I. Campbell (grade 4), Mrs. R. Carruthers (grade 1), Miss A. Dohan (grade 3), Mrs. A. Ezowske (garde 3), Mrs. E. Gillander (grade 2), Mrs. M. Hughes (grade 1), Miss G. Johnson (grade 2), Mrs. M. Kaleta (grade 5), Miss M. Kostyk (grade 4), Mrs. M. Larkin (grade 3), Miss M. Linton (grade 1), Mrs. Gladys Love (ungraded), Mrs. I. Newton (grade 2), Mrs. B. Palmer (grade 4), Mrs. N. Shewchuk (grade 3), Steve Stasiuk (grade 5), Mrs. Isobel Torrie (grade 5), Mrs. J. Winters (grade 1)

1964-1965

Mrs. Myrtle Aitchison (ungraded), Mrs. Alma Artibise (grade 4), Miss S. Bilowus (grade 2), Dorothy Brummitt (grade 5), Miss I. Campbell (grade 4), Miss Eileen Chappel (grade 3), Mrs. A. Ezowske (grade 3), Miss Kathleen Fox (grade 1), Mrs. M. Hughes (grade 1), Miss G. Johnson (grade 2), Mrs. M. Kaleta (grade 5), Miss M. Kostyk (grade 4), Mrs. M. Larkin (grade 3), Mrs. Gladys Love (ungraded), Miss Shirley Luhowey (grade 2), Mrs. I. Newton (grade 2), Mrs. B. Palmer (grade 4), Mrs. N. Shewchuk (grade 3), Miss Margery Shura (grade 1), Steve Stasiuk (grade 5), Mrs. Isobel Torrie (grade 5), Mrs. Jane Winters (grade 1)

1965-1966

Mrs. Myrtle Aitchison (ungraded), Mrs. Alma Artibise (grade 4), Dorothy Brummitt (grade 5), Mrs. Ann Ezowske (grade 3), Mrs. Josephine Golay (grade 3), Mrs. Myrtle Hughes (grade 1), Miss Gloria Johnson (grade 2), Mrs. Marie Kaleta (grade 5), Miss Mae Kostyk (grade 4), Mrs. Lorraine Kracz (grade 2), Mrs. Myrtle Larkin (grade 3), Mrs. Gladys Love (ungraded), Mrs. Marlene Maykut (grade 3), Mrs. Iris Newton (grade 2), Miss Darlene Paddock (grade 4), Mrs. Bertha Palmer (grade 4), Tony Semchyshen (grade 5), Mrs. Nellie Shewchuk (grade 3), Steve Stasiuk (grade 5), Mrs. Kathleen Staub (grade 1), Miss Beverley Thompson (grade 1), Mrs. Jane Winters (grade 1)

Photos & Maps

Dauphin Normal School and Whitmore School

Dauphin Normal School / Whitmore School (1912)
Source: Archives of Manitoba, Dauphin Collection - Schools - Normal.

Whitmore School

Postcard of Whitmore School (no date)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough, 2011-0063

Whitmore School

Whitmore School (August 1966)
Source: Archives of Manitoba, Architectural Survey - Dauphin 5.

Site Location (lat/long): N51.14619, W100.05625
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Brandon Normal School

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Central Normal School (442 William Avenue, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitou Normal School

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Portage la Prairie Normal School

Historic Sites of Manitoba: St. Boniface Normal School

Sources:

Annual Reports of the Manitoba Department of Education, Manitoba Legislative Library.

“Record-breaking enrollments expected here in collegiate, elementary schools,” Dauphin Herald and Press, 1 September 1955, page 1.

“All-time high enrollments expected for town schools,” Dauphin Herald and Press, 30 August 1956, page 1.

“Town schools open today, high enrollments expected,” Dauphin Herald and Press, 29 August 1957, page 1.

“Total of 110 teachers assigned to schools in Dauphin-Ochre area,” Dauphin Herald and Press, 4 September 1958, page 1.

“Teaching staffs assigned to rural, village schools,” Dauphin Herald and Press, 3 September 1959, page 1.

“Teaching staff for area schools increases to 132 for opening 1963-64 term,” Dauphin Herald and Press, 21 August 1963, page 1.

“All area schools open classes next Tuesday, 131 on teaching staffs,” Dauphin Herald and Press, 26 August 1964, page 1.

“All schools in area open classes Sept. 1 – 133 on teaching staffs,” Dauphin Herald and Press, 25 August 1965, page 1, 8.

Dogtown to Dauphin by Adam S. Little, 1988.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 3 August 2017

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