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Historic Sites of Manitoba: St. Vital School No. 1024 / Fort Whyte School / Fort Whyte School No. 2198 (McGillivray Boulevard, Winnipeg)

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Located along McGillivray Boulevard in the Rural Municipality of Fort Garry, in what eventually became the Fort Whyte suburb of Winnipeg, this area was originally part of the St. Vital School District No. 1024. In 1928, a new school was built here to increase classroom capacity. Previously, students in the district attended classes held at St. Vital School No. 2. Constructed of wood frame and stucco, the school opened on 16 November 1928. It was originally a single classroom for senior grades, while the old St. Vital School No. 2 was used for junior grades.

In February 1929, funding for additional classroom space was approved and this building was expanded. During that spring, the new Fort Whyte School District No. 2198 was also formally established in May 1929, having separated from the St. Vital School District and Tuxedo Schoool District No. 1709, with staff from the old St. Vital School No. 2 transferring here to complete that school year.

The school became part of the Assiniboine South School Division in April 1967 and remained in operation until June 1972 when it was closed due to low enrollment. Its remaining students were bused to schools in Charleswood or Tuxedo. The building was used intermittently until it was demolished in the spring of 2005.

Principals

Period

Principal

Before 1928

See St. Vital School No. 2

1928-1929

Wilfred Theodore Morris (1904-1966)

1929-1944

John Wesley Mark (1874-1944)

1944-1945

Mary Crain Doolin (1906-1997)

1945-1946

Herbert Lawrence Walter “Herb” Nemish (c1923-2012)

1946-1947

Jonathan Hughes Arnett (1879-1953)

1947-1948

James Humphrey Plewes (1873-1963)

1948-1953

Alfred John Patrick Moran (1903-1967)

1953-1955

Raymond Arthur Joseph “Ray” Labelle (c1931-1981)

1955-1956

Erhard J. Penner

1956-1959

Sydney Alexander “Syd” Lecker (?-2005)

1959-1968

Charlotte Henriette Karloske Sutherland (1912-1995)

1968-1969

Marguerite Edla Norlander

1969-1972

Charlotte Henriette Karloske Sutherland (1912-1995)

Teachers

School Year

Teachers

Before 1928

See St. Vital School No. 2

1928-1929

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

1929-1930

Mary Dorothy Mulloy McAskill (grades 1-3), John Wesley Mark (grades 4-8)

1930-1931

Mary Dorothy Mulloy McAskill (grades 1-3), John Wesley Mark (grades 4-8)

1931-1932

Mary Dorothy Mulloy McAskill (grades 1-3), John Wesley Mark (grades 4-8)

1932-1933

Mildred Tinelda McEachran (grades 1-4), John Wesley Mark (grades 5-8)

1933-1934

Mildred Tinelda McEachran (grades 1-4), John Wesley Mark (grades 5-8)

1934-1935

Mildred Tinelda McEachran (grades 1-5), John Wesley Mark (grades 6-9)

1935-1936

Mildred Tinelda McEachran (grades 1-5), John Wesley Mark (grades 6-9)

1936-1937

Mildred Tinelda McEachran (grades 1-5), John Wesley Mark (grades 6-10)

1937-1938

Mildred Tinelda McEachran (grades 1-4), John Wesley Mark (grades 4-7), Gordon Edward Mark (grades 9-11)

1938-1939

Ruth Dorothy Kenway (grades 1-4), John Wesley Mark (grades 4-8), Gordon Edward Mark (grades 9-11)

1939-1940

Ruth Dorothy Kenway (grades 1-4), John Wesley Mark (grades 5-8), Gordon Edward Mark (grades 9-11)

1940-1941

Mary Crain (grades 9-11), John Wesley Mark (grades 5-8), Mary Margaret Neil (grades 1-4)

1941-1942

Mary Crain (grades 9-11), John Wesley Mark (grades 5-8), Mary Margaret Neil (grades 1-4)

1942-1943

Mary Crain (grades 9-11), John Wesley Mark (grades 5-8), Mary Margaret Neil (grades 1-4)

1943-1944

Mary Crain (grades 9-11), John Wesley Mark (grades 5-8), Mary Margaret Neil (grades 1-4)

1944-1945

Mary Crain (grades 9-11), John Wesley Mark (grades 5-8, 1944), Mary Margaret Neil (grades 1-4), Helen Kyle Paterson (grades 5-8)

1945-1946

Jonathan Hughes Arnett (grades 5-8), Mary Margaret Neil (grades 1-4), Herbert Lawrence Walter Nemish (grades 9-11)

1946-1947

Gilberte Marie Allard (grades 1-4), Jonathan Hughes Arnett (grades 5-8), Herbert Lawrence Walter Nemish (grades 9-11)

1947-1948

Gilberte Marie Allard (grades 1-4), James Humphrey Plewes (grades 6-9)

1948-1949

Gilberte Marie Allard (grades 1-4), Alfred John Patrick Moran (grades 6-9)

1949-1950

Sarah T. Gardner (grades 1-2, 1950), Charlotte Hughes (grades 1-5, 1949; grades 3-6, 1950), Alfred John Patrick Moran (grades 6-9)

1950-1951

Charlotte Hughes (grades 1-4), Alfred John Patrick Moran (grades 5-9)

1951-1952

Charlotte Hughes (grades 1-4), Alfred John Patrick Moran (grades 5-9)

1952-1953

Charlotte Hughes (grades 1-4, 1952), Emily May Moffat (grades 1-4, 1953), Alfred John Patrick Moran (grades 5-9)

1953-1954

Raymond Arthur Joseph Labelle (grades 5-9), Charlotte Henriette Karloske Sutherland (grades 1-4)

1954-1955

Raymond Arthur Joseph Labelle (grades 5-9), Charlotte Henriette Karloske Sutherland (grades 1-4)

1955-1956

Erhard J. Penner (grades 5-9), Charlotte Henriette Karloske Sutherland (grades 1-4)

1956-1957

Sydney Alexander Lecker (grades 5-8), Charlotte Henriette Karloske Sutherland (grades 1-4)

1957-1958

Sydney Alexander Lecker (grades 5-8), Charlotte Henriette Karloske Sutherland (grades 1-4)

1958-1959

Sydney Alexander Lecker (grades 5-8), Charlotte Henriette Karloske Sutherland (grades 1-4)

1959-1960

Polly Dutka (grades 1-4), Charlotte Henriette Karloske Sutherland (grades 5-8)

1960-1961

Polly Dutka (grades 1-4), Charlotte Henriette Karloske Sutherland (grades 5-8)

1961-1962

Arlene Carol Ruth Munroe (grades 1-4), Charlotte Henriette Karloske Sutherland (grades 5-8)

1962-1963

Charlotte Henriette Karloske Sutherland (grades 5-8), Arlene Carol Ruth Munroe Walker (grades 1-4)

1963-1964

Elsie Victoria Bordyniuk (grades 1-4), Charlotte Henriette Karloske Sutherland (grades 5-8)

1964-1965

Elsie Victoria Bordyniuk (grades 1-4), Charlotte Henriette Karloske Sutherland (grades 5-8)

1965-1966

Elsie Victoria Bordyniuk (grades 1-4), Charlotte Henriette Karloske Sutherland (grades 5-8)

1966-1967

Elsie Victoria Bordyniuk (grades 1-4), Marguerite Edla Norlander (grades 1-4, 1967), S. A. Rasmussen (grades 1-4, 1967), Charlotte Henriette Karloske Sutherland (grades 5-8)

1967-1968

Elsie Victoria Bordyniuk (grades 1-3), Charlotte Henriette Karloske Sutherland (grades 4-6)

1968-1969

Elsie Victoria Bordyniuk (grades 1-3), Marguerite Edla Norlander (grades 4-6)

1969-1970

Elsie Victoria Bordyniuk (grades 1-3), Charlotte Henriette Karloske Sutherland (grades 4-6)

1970-1971

Elsie Victoria Bordyniuk (grades 1-3), Charlotte Henriette Karloske Sutherland (grades 4-6)

1971-1972

Elsie Victoria Bordyniuk (grades 1-3), Charlotte Henriette Karloske Sutherland (grades 4-6)

Photos & Maps

Fort Whyte School

The former Fort Whyte School building (circa 1990)
Source: Historic Resources Branch, Public School Buildings Inventory, slide 868.

Site Location (lat/long): N49.81875, W97.20749
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

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

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.

A Study of Public School Buildings in Manitoba by David Butterfield, Historic Resources Branch, Manitoba Department of Culture, Heritage and Tourism, 1994, 230 pages.

“Fort Whyte – last of two-room schools – to close doors,” Winnipeg Free Press, 29 April 1972, page 25.

“Fort Whyte – last of two-room schools – to close doors,” Winnipeg Free Press, 29 April 1972, page 25.

Corporate Security registered documents (ATG 0089), #18 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.

Manitoba School Records Collection, St. Vital School District No. 1024 - Daily Register, GR10356, Archives of Manitoba.

Manitoba School Records Collection, Fort Whyte School District No. 2198, GR10356, Archives of Manitoba.

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

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

We thank Deborah MacGregor for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 6 February 2022

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