Historic Sites of Manitoba: Mount Calm School No. 772 (Municipality of Harrison Park)

The Mount Calm School District was formally established in April 1893 and a school building was erected the next year on this site in the Municipality of Harrison Park. It operated until December 1958 when it closed and remaining students went either to Newdale Consolidated School No. 431 or Sandy Lake Consolidated School No. 2370. A monument at the former school site is dedicated to its pioneers, pupils and teachers.

The teachers of Mount Calm School were E. B. Fisher (1894-1895), Jessie Sharpe (1896), R. D. Adams (1897), Ernest Walkey (1898-1899), Evangeline Baily (1900), James Wilkie (1901), George Belton (1901), Ernest Ingersoll (1902), Lydia Carrothers (1903-1904), Eva Grant (1905-1906), Lena E. Rae (1906, 1907), George Campbell (1907), M. E. Armstrong (1907), Eleanora Short (1907-1908), Sadie I. Fraser (1909-1910), Hattie E. Albright (1911-1912, 1913-1914), Lucy Metcalfe (1912), Emma Whitmore (1912), Margaret D. Hopper (1914), Josephine A. Spencer (1914), Hazel O. Lee (1915), Margaret G. Carmichael (1916), Ellen “Ella” Martin (1917-1918), Edith I. Steward (1918), Helen Muir (1919), Bessie Comrie (1919-1921), Maude Sage (1921-1923), S. V. Worthington (1923-1925), Janet S. Stewart (1926-1927), Helen J. Andrews (1928), Margaret English (1928-1929), Margaret Emma “Mary” Graham (1929), Mary Eva Hopkins (1930), Gilbert John Harris (1930-1933), Edna L. Gallop (1933-1934), Hannah Winnifred “Winnie” Richmond (1934-1935), Myfanwy Alice Jones (1935-1937), Eileen Jean Simmie (1937-1938), Blanche Elizabeth Rockley (1938-1939), Mr. A. W. Lewarton (1939), Mrs. Allan Brown (1939), Laura Emily Wood (1940-1941), Isabelle Marcelline Howelko (1941-1942), Irene M. Goldie (1942-1943), Vivian E. Smith (1943), Elias A. J. Shewchuk (1943-1944), Leona A. Marks (1944-1945), Adolph M. Kotyk (1945-1946), Cassie K. Misanchuk (1946-1947), Edward Paulsen Misanchuk (1947-1949), Elizabeth Susan “Bessie” Vatcher (1949-1950), Anne Senkow (1950-1951), Hilda Isabel White (1951-1952), Ann Marie Michalyshyn [Michalison] (1952-1953), Paul Kuch (1953-1954), Ernie Nawalkowsky (1954-1955), Nick Kristalovich (1955-1956), Carol E. Sundmark (1956), Maria M. Michalchuk (1957), William Babuik (1957), E. Misanchuk (1957), and Victor Chorneyko (1958).

Students and teacher at Mount Calm School

Students and teacher at Mount Calm School (no date)
Source: Newdale Historical Society

Mount Calm School

Mount Calm School (no date)
Source: Newdale Historical Society

Mount Calm School commemorative monument

Mount Calm School commemorative monument (August 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.43288, W100.16170
denoted by symbol on the map above


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 History of Sandy Lake and District, 1984. [Manitoba Legislative Library, F5649.S32 His]

Manitoba School Records Collection, Mount Calm School District No. 772 Daily Registers, GR2063, Archives of Manitoba.

We thank Nathan Kramer and Duncan Waddell for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 29 December 2020

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