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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Lundi School / Riverton School No. 587 (Riverton, Municipality of Bifrost-Riverton)

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The Riverton School District was known originally as Lundi School District when it was established May 1885 and a school building operated in the village of Riverton in what is now the Municipality of Bifrost-Riverton. It was used for 30 years before being replaced, in 1919, by a four-classroom frame structure. Only three of the classrooms were used at first, until student attendance warranted opening the fourth classroom, in 1921. When additional classroom space was needed, a new two-room school was built. High school classes were held in the old school; one upstairs and two in its basement, prior to completion of the Riverton Collegiate building in 1961. The district became Riverton Consolidated School No. 2443 in 1966.

Noteworthy students of Riverton School include G. S. Thorvaldson.

Principals (Riverton School)

Period

Principal

1916-1917

Mrs. Oddur Olafson

1917-1918

Archibald Macdonald Headlam (1872-1943)

1918-1921

?

1921-1924

Edmund Herbert Leighton (1883-1954)

1924-1925

George W. King

1925-1928

Agnar Rae Magnusson (1900-1996)

1928-1930

Mrs. Dorothy L. Clarke

1930-1931

Harold Melville Stinson (1904-1977)

1931-1942

Miss E. Arnason

1942-1943

Olafia Jonina Jonsson Melan (1887-1966)

1943-1944

David Langton MacDonald (1911-1957)

1944-1961

Peter Michael Onysko (1906-1993)

1964-?

Mrs. Vigdis Petursson

Principals (Riverton High School)

Period

Principal

1961-1964

Peter Michael Onysko (1906-1993)

1964-1967

Abe J. Friesen

1967-1968

A. J. Hall

1968-1970

A. Mekelburg

1970-1973

K. Eliasson

Teachers

Among the other teachers who worked at Riverton School were Salin Petirsson (1889), Jon Runolfsson (1891), Gudrun Salina, Hildur Sigfusdottir, Bjorg Thorkelsson, Gisli J. Gislason, Jakobina Johannsson, Rosa Kristoffersson, Estelle Thompson, Jonasina Stefansson, Sveinfridur Gislason, Ingibjorg Bjornsdottir, Hildur J. Johnson, Valgerdur Jonasson, Berta Johnson, Kristin Lilja Kristjansson, Kristbjorg Oddson, Margaret Anderson, Hildur Arnason, Mrs. S. Spring (1921-1931, 1953-1964), Sigga Ejolfson, Kristin Freda Benedictson, Vilberg Ejolfson, Agnar Magnusson, and Kristin Skulason.

Photos & Maps

Riverton School

Riverton School (no date) by H. D. Cumming
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-1, page 92.

Approximate Site Location (lat/long): N50.99851, W97.00337
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

Annual Reports of the Manitoba Department of Education, Manitoba Legislative Library.

A History of Education in the Evergreen School Division by John C. Gottfried, MA thesis, University of Manitoba, 1965.

We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 21 January 2018

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