Historic Sites of Manitoba: Rennie School No. 2032 (Rennie, RM of Reynolds)
The Rennie School District was established formally in March 1920 and a one-room schoolhouse operated at NE24-10-14E in the community of Rennie. The area, then unorganized, would later become part of the Rural Municipality of Reynolds. Around 1939, a new 24 feet by 38 feet schoolhouse was built on designs of the Waterman-Waterbury Manufacturing Company a cost of around $2,500. The old building was then used as a clubhouse. The school closed In the fall of 1966. In January 1968, the district was dissolved and its catchment area was incorporated into the Agassiz School Division.
Among the teachers of Rennie School were Ernest McCutcheon (1920), Wilfred A. Lowther (1921), Arthur Edward Sherwood (1921-1922, son of E. G. Sherwood), E. Arnason (1922), George Marshall Atkinson (1924), G. Glenn Stonhouse (1924-1945), Lawrence S. Smith (1925-1926), A. Abram (1926), Mary Hilliard (1927-1928), Sylvia Olson Geneve Vidal (1928-1930), Clara Victoria Hills (1930-1935), Patricia Victoria Hills (1935-1941), Isabel Verna Barker (1941-1943), Germaine Y. Pittman (1943-1944), John Nathan Robert Clark (1944), Gerda Margaret Peterson (1944-1947), Jacob Beman Warkentin (1947-1948), Grace Maud Attenborrow (1948-1951), Dorothy R. Legg (1951-1952), Caroline Winifred Calder (1952-1953), Joanna Skakun (1953-1954), and Gladys Wojciechowski (1954-1966).
“Showdown draws near in cottagers’ tax battle,” Winnipeg Free Press, 5 December 1955, page 10.
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.
Manitoba school records collection (GR2036), Rennie School District No. 2032 Daily Registers, Archives of Manitoba.
School division and school district formation files (GR1688), Rennie School District No. 2032, Archives of Manitoba.
Trustee records regarding geographically remote schools directly administered by Department (GR1206), File 2032 - Rennie - Permanent, Archives of Manitoba.
Departmentally appointed school trustee files (GR1629), Rennie School District No. 2032 - Miscellaneous, Archives of Manitoba.
Departmentally appointed school trustee files (GR1629), Rennie School District No. 2032 - Daily Registers, Archives of Manitoba.
Departmentally appointed school trustee files (GR1629), Rennie School District No. 2032 - Minute Book, Archives of Manitoba.
School division half-yearly attendance reports (Schedule: E 0757), GR 1628, Archives of Manitoba.
This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.
Page revised: 17 February 2017