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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Moray School No. 1963 (RM of Hanover)

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

The Moray School District was established in April 1919 and a one-room schoolhouse operated at NW24-7-5E) in the Rural Municipality of Hanover. By 1959, student enrollment had increased sufficiently that a second classroom was needed. The district was dissolved in 1968 and its area became part of the Hanover School Division. The former school building, barn and site were sold for $476 and the teacherage was sold for $1,005. In 2013, a commemorative sign at the site was erected by the EastMenn Historical Society.

Principals

Period

Principal

1959-1963

Ray Klippenstein

1963-1966

Gerd Manfred “Bert” Suss

1966-1967

Calvin Abram Penner

1967-1968

Elvira Plett

Teachers

Period

Teachers

1959-1960

Helene Braun (grades 1-5), Ray Klippenstein (grades 6-10)

1960-1961

Helena Braun (grades 1-4), Ray Klippenstein (grades 5-8)

1961-1962

Helena Braun (grades 1-4), Ray Klippenstein (grades 5-8)

1962-1963

Helena Braun (grades 1-4), Ray Klippenstein (grades 5-8)

1963-1964

Gerd Manfred “Bert” Suss (grades 5-8), Lenora Nettie Suss (grades 1-4)

1964-1965

Gerd Manfred “Bert” Suss (grades 5-8), Frieda Wiebe (grades 1-4)

1965-1966

Gerd Manfred “Bert” Suss (grades 5-8), Frieda Wiebe (grades 1-4)

1966-1967

Calvin Abram Penner (grades 5-8), Mary Ruth Penner (grades 1-4)

1967-1968

Katherina Liese Friesen (grades 1-4), Elvira Plett (grades 5-8)

Among the other teachers who worked at Moray School through the years were: Gerhard Kliewer, Ben S. Rempel, Albert L. Reimer, P. J. Willms, Andrew R. Sobering, Andrew Toews, Dietrich Penner, S. B. Rieger, G. T. Reimer, Rosella Toews, G. K. Reimer, Mrs. G. T. Reimer, Agnes Wiebe, Frank H. Voth, Tina Penner, Lillian Warkentin, Arden Reimer, John J. Pauls, Linda Ruth Friesen (1954-1955), Jacob J. Penner (1955-1958), and Peter W. Barkman (1958-1959).

Photos & Maps

The one-classroom Moray School

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

The two-classroom Moray School

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

Site Location (lat/long): N49.58945, W96.79779
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, Moray School District No. 1963 - Daily Registers, GR2656, Archives of Manitoba.

We thank Glen Klassen and Ernest Braun of the EastMenn Historical Society for providing information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 20 May 2018

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