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Historic Sites of Manitoba: North Springfield School No. 38 / Lorne Hill School (RM of Springfield)

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The North Springfield School District was organized formally in September 1876, with the residence of George Sutherland being utilized as temporary school quarters while a schoolhouse was built. The first school was build of concrete and measured 20 feet wide by 20 feet long and located the northwest quarter of 26-11-4 east of the Principal Meridian, in the Rural Municipality of Springfield. This structure was replaced by a new building, opened on 4 January 1898, along with an accompanying teacherage. The school was later expanded in the summer of 1917. A third and separate one-room structure, known as Lorne Hill School, was ereced nearby in 1957 for (at least initially) high school grades. Both the North Springfield School and Lorne Hill School operated until the summer of 1968 when the district became part of the Transcona-Springfield School Division, after which students attended classes at Oakbank. This building and property were sold in 1972, then becoming a private residence.

Principals

Period

Principal

1923-1924

James Morrow

1924

Johanna Pjetrus Solmundsson

1925

Weston Sweet (1899-1994)

1925-1926

Marion Ruth Major

1926-1929

Ronald Thornton Frederick Thompson (1907-1984)

1929-1930

Freda Doris Attenborough

1930-1931

Mary Estella Sheffield

1931-1935

Muriel Agnes Hart

1935

Alice E. Saunders

1935

Irene Gabrielle Potvin O’Sullivan (1909-?)

1935-1941

Michael Ewanchuk (1908-2004)

1941

Herbert Hanford “Harry” McIntosh (1880-?)

1942-1943

Elsie Petursson

1943-1945

Eva Clara Gamberg

1945-1950

Catherine M. Stewart

1950

Rose Stephania Makway

1951-1953

Francis L. Kozlowski

1953-1955

Marguerite Mary De Roo

1955-1960

Boris Shewchuk

1960-1961

Eileen Ruby Zaporzan

1961-1962

Carl Galay

1962-1968

see North Springfield School District

Teachers

Period

Teachers

1923-1924

James Morrow (grades 3-9), Laura Skeeles (grades 1-3)

1924-1925

Laura Skeeles (grades 1-3), Johanna Pjetrus Solmundsson (grades 4-9, 1924), Weston Sweet (grades 3-9, 1925)

1925-1926

Marion Ruth Major (grades 4-9), Laura Skeeles (grades 1-3)

1926-1927

Kathleen Irene Viola MacGregor (grades 1-3), Ronald Thornton Frederick Thompson (grades 4-8)

1927-1928

Kathleen Irene Viola MacGregor (grades 1-4), Ronald Thornton Frederick Thompson (grades 5-8)

1928-1929

Alva Florence Steen (grades 1-4), Ronald Thornton Frederick Thompson (grades 5-8)

1929-1930

Freda Doris Attenborough (grades 5-8), Alva Florence Steen (grades 1-4)

1930-1931

Muriel Agnes Hart (grades 1-4), Mary Estella Sheffield (grades 5-8), J. Muriel Smith (grades 1-2)

1931-1932

Muriel Agnes Hart (grades 4-8), J. Muriel Smith (grades 1-4)

1932-1933

Muriel Agnes Hart (grades 5-9), J. Muriel Smith (grades 1-4)

1933-1934

Muriel Agnes Hart (grades 5-9), J. Muriel Smith (grades 1-4)

1934-1935

Muriel Agnes Hart (grades 5-9), Irene Potvin (grades 5-8, 1935), Alice E. Saunders (grades 5-8, 1935 substitute), J. Muriel Smith (grades 1-4)

1935-1936

Michael Ewanchuk (grades 5-8), J. Muriel Smith (grades 1-4)

1936-1937

Michael Ewanchuk (grades 5-9), J. Muriel Smith (grades 1-4)

1937-1938

Michael Ewanchuk (grades 5-10), J. Muriel Smith (grades 1-4)

1938-1939

Michael Ewanchuk (grades 5-10), J. Muriel Smith (grades 1-4)

1939-1940

Michael Ewanchuk (grades 5-10), J. Muriel Smith (grades 1-4)

1940-1941

Michael Ewanchuk (grades 5-10), J. Muriel Smith (grades 1-4)

1941-1942

Hilda Janet Main (grades 1-5), Herbert Hanford “Harry” McIntosh (grades 6-10, 1941), Elsie Petursson (grades 6-10, 1942)

1942-1943

Hilda Janet Main (grades 1-5), Elsie Petursson (grades 6-9)

1943-1944

Eva Clara Gamberg (grades 6-9), Eileen R. O’Brien (grades 1-5)

1944-1945

Eva Clara Gamberg (grades 6-9), Ethel Irene Lawrence (grades 1-5)

1945-1946

Ethel Irene Lawrence (grades 1-4), Catherine M. Stewart (grades 5-9)

1946-1947

Ethel Irene Lawrence (grades 1-4), Catherine M. Stewart (grades 5-9)

1947-1948

Katherine Mary Madill (grades 1-4), Catherine M. Stewart (grades 5-8)

1948-1949

Katherine Mary Madill (grades 1-4), Catherine M. Stewart (grades 5-9)

1949-1950

Katherine Mary Madill (grades 1-4), Catherine M. Stewart (grades 5-10)

1950-1951

Elaine Albertine Dalke (grades 1-4), Francis L. Kozlowski (grades 5-9, 1951), Rose Stephania Makway (grades 5-9, 1950)

1951-1952

Francis L. Kozlowski (grades 5-10), Jessie Uswak (grades 1-4)

1952-1953

Francis L. Kozlowski (grades 5-10), Jessie Uswak (grades 1-4)

1953-1954

Mildred Evelyn McCurdy (grades 1-4), Marguerite Mary De Roo (grades 5-9)

1954-1955

Marguerite Mary De Roo (grades 5-9), Katherine Klowak (grades 1-4)

1955-1956

Delta Selina Laird (grades 1-4), Boris Shewchuk (grades 5-9)

1956-1957

Delta Selina Laird (grades 1-4), Boris Shewchuk (grades 5-9)

1957-1958

Delta Selina Laird (grades 1-4), Boris Shewchuk (grades 5-9)

1958-1959

Delta Selina Laird (grades 1-4), Boris Shewchuk (grades 5-9)

1959-1960

Delta Selina Laird (grades 1-4), Boris Shewchuk (grades 5-8, 1959), Eileen Ruby Zaporzan (grades 5-8, 1960)

1960-1961

Delta Selina Laird (grades 1-3), Helen Siemens (grades 3-5), Eileen Ruby Zaporzan (grades 4-8)

1961-1962

Carl Galay (grades 6-8), Delta Selina Laird (grades 1-3), Tina Leochko (grades 4-5)

1962-1963

Delta Selina Laird (grades 1-2), Tina Leochko (grades 3-4), William Stepaniuk (grades 5-6), (grades 7-8 at Prince Charles School)

1963-1964

Delta Selina Laird (grades 1-2), William Stepaniuk (grades 6-8), (grades 3-4 at Prince Charles School)

1964-1965

Walter Kohut (grades 7-8), Delta Selina Laird (grades 1-2), William Stepaniuk (grades 5-6), (grades 3-4 at Prince Charles School)

1965-1966

Dawny-Kay Helen Kwiatkoski (grades 5-6), Delta Selina Laird (grades 1-2), William Stepaniuk (grades 7-8), (grades 3-4 at Prince Charles School)

1966-1967

Delta Selina Laird (grades 1-2), William Stepaniuk (grades 7-8), Linda Gail Zloty (grades 3-4), (grades 5-6 at Prince Charles School)

1967-1968

Bonnie-Lynn Rogers (grades 1-2, Lorne Hill School), William Stepaniuk (grades 7-8), Linda Gail Zloty (grades 3-4), (grades 5-6 at Prince Charles School)

Other teachers who worked at North Springfield School were Frank Knipe (1877), Miss Mulvey (1878), John May (1879), Walter Gorham (1896-1898), Mr. Robertson (1899), Annie Kathleen Power (1915), Ernest Lott Kerr (1915), Herbert T. Reynolds (1916), Alma McConnell (1916-1917), Laura M. Tayler (1917-1919), Eleanor M. Eldred (1919), Carrie E. Morrison (1919-1920), and James Morrow (1920-1923).

Photos & Maps

North Springfield School

North Springfield School (circa 1917)
Source: Education Department Report, 1917, Manitoba Legislative Library.

North Springfield School

North Springfield School (no date) by R. Goulet
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-1, page 3.

The former North Springfield School building

The former North Springfield School building (March 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N49.95917, W96.95550
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

“The Indian famine fund,” Winnipeg Tribune, 4 March 1897, page 4.

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.

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

Manitoba School Records Collection, North Springfield School District No. 38 Daily Registers, GR9480, Archives of Manitoba.

Springfield, 1st Rural Municipality in Manitoba, 1873-1973, Dugald Women’s Institute.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 24 October 2018

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