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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Kenilworth School / Riding Mountain School No. 1439 / Robertson School (Riding Mountain, RM of Rosedale)

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The Kenilworth School District was established in August 1907 and a one-room, wood frame schoolhouse operated in Riding Mountain in the Rural Municipality of Rosedale. The name was changed to Riding Mountain School after a like-named school farther west closed around 1909 and became part of the Elphinstone Consolidated School. In 1967, the school became part of the Turtle River School Division. It closed in 1972 and the building was demolished, being replaced by the new Robertson School. A commemorative monument at the site, topped by the former school building, was erected in August 1985.

Principals

Period

Principal

1950-1952

Andrew John Legebokoff (c1924-2014)

1952-1955

Keith Donald Boughton (1927-2014)

1955-1956

Grace V. Smith

1956-1958

Vincent L. Loughlin

1958-1959

L. Molgat

1959-1978

?

1978-1985

Edward Levandoski

Teachers

Among the early teachers at Riding Mountain School was Karen Carroll Boughton (grades 1-6, 1952-1955).

School Year

Teachers

1978-1979

Mary Grudeski

1979-1980

Mary Grudeski

1980-1981

Mary Grudeski

1981-1982

Mary Grudeski

1982-1983

Mary Grudeski

1983-1984

Mary Grudeski

1984-1985

Mary Grudeski

Photos & Coordinates

Kenilworth School

Kenilworth School (no date) by W. C. Hartley
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 117.

Kenilworth School commemorative monument

Kenilworth School commemorative monument (September 2013)
Source: Alan Mason

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.53174, W99.46467
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Riding Mountain School No. 491 (RM of Yellowhead)

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.

“Add one position in Turtle R.,” Dauphin Herald, 6 September 1978, page 2.

“Teachers begin year in Turtle River S.D.,” Dauphin Herald, 10 September 1980, page 24.

“Teachers ready in Turtle River,” Dauphin Herald, 1 September 1982, page 18.

“Teachers in Turtle River schools,” Dauphin Herald, 9 October 1984, page 30.

Obituary [Keith Donald Boughton], Winnipeg Free Press, 28 July 2014.

We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Alan Mason and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 23 June 2021

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