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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Kenville School No. 1404 (Kenville, Municipality of Swan Valley West)

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

The Kenville School District was organized formally in November 1906 and a school building operated at Kenville in what is now the Municipality of Swan Valley West. In 1967, the school became part of the Swan Valley School Division and it closed in 1975. The former school building is no longer present at the site but a stone commemorative monument was dedicated in July 1977 to former students and teachers, and pioneers of the area.

Principals

Period

Principal

1926-1928

Johann Edvald Sigurjonsson (1900-1972)

1928-1947

Albert Edward “Ted” Scrase (1901-1984)

1947-1948

Michael P. Lysack (?-1989)

1948-1961

John Kastrukoff (1920-2009)

1961-1963

W. Humeniuk

Teachers

Among the other teachers of Kenville School were Mr. J. M. McDonald (1907), J. V. McDonald (1907), Miss Beattie (1918), Miss Snelgrove (1918), Alex McIntosh, Jean Vessey, and William Majeski.

Photos & Coordinates

Kenville School buildings

Kenville School buildings (no date) by J. S. Peach
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 112.

Kenville School commemorative monument

Kenville School commemorative monument (July 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N51.99760, W101.32344
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.

Boots, Buggies & Buses: Swan Valley Schools in Quest of Education, Swan Valley School Division No. 35, circa 1998.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 7 July 2019

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