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Historic Sites of Manitoba: San Antonio School No. 2234 (Bissett, Northern Manitoba)

Link to:
Principals | Vice-Principals | Teachers | Photos & Coordinates | Sources

The San Antonio School District was established formally in September 1932, named for the local mining company, and a schoolhouse was constructed in Bissett. In 1968, the district became part of the Frontier School Division. The building was still present at the site as of 2009.

Principals

Period

Principal

1950-1952

John Gilbank Anderson (1912-2003)

1952-1958

Maurice Wesley “Moe” Cryderman (1909-1991)

1958-1959

S. B. Jorgensen

1959-1965

Dennis Lee Hennessey

1965-1966

Winston Stavus Barton (1941-2010)

Teachers

School Year

Teachers

1932-1933

Margaret Cadwell

1933-1934

Violet Bell

1934-1935

Louise Bewick, Florence Wilkinson

1935-1936

Louise Bewick, Florence Wilkinson

1936-1937

Charles Johnson, Bernice Wright

1937-1938

Charles Johnson, Bernice Wright

1938-1939

Ethel Burnside, Mary Cook, Christine Thom

1939-1940

Ethel Burnside, Ann James, Christine Thom

1940-1941

Elizabeth Mitchell, Christine Thom, Edna Wheatland

1941-1942

Audrah Grant, Elizabeth Mitchell, Emilie Sumi

1942-1943

Audrah Grant, David MacDonald, Vera Matheson, Elizabeth Mitchell

1943-1944

Doris Bryant, Dorothy Clendenning, Audrah Grant, Jean Leckie, Molly Morrice

1944-1945

Doris Bryant, Dorothy Clendenning, Jean Leckie, Olga Long, Molly Morrice

1945-1946

Rowena Birkett, Edythe Chanin, Ruth Fairlie, Pearl Jaworski, Mabel Taylor

1946-1947

Norah Angus, Rowena Birkett, Edythe Chanin, Ruth Fairlie, Pearl Jaworski, Mabel Sveinson

1947-1948

Edythe Chanin, Marie Derksen, Ruth Fairlie, Olga Husack, Pearl Jaworski, Jeanette Toupin

1948-1949

Marie Derksen, Ruth Fairlie, Naida Hosie, Olga Husack, Greta Thorpe, Jeanette Toupin

1949-1950

John Anderson, Marie Derksen, Deirdre Gilhuly, Naida Hosie, Olga Husack, Greta Thorpe

1950-1951

John Anderson, Katie Bergen, Marie Derksen, Naida Hosie, Audrey McIntyre, Winona Ross, Elizabeth Wiseman

1951-1952

John Anderson, Paul Alexiuk, Naida Hosie, Mary Irwin, Norma Jack, Winona Ross, Bernard Zakaluk

1952-1953

Paul Alexiuk, Marguerite Clark, Maurice Cryderman, Beverley Graham, Patricia Johnson, Donna Solinsky, Margaret Williamson, Bernard Zakaluk

1953-1954

Paul Alexiuk, Marguerite Clark, Harry Craig, Maurice Cryderman, Patricia Johnson, Donna Solinsky, Marianne Sykes, Katherine Wisby

1954-1955

Priscilla Bolton, Harry Craig, Mae Cryderman, Maurice Cryderman, Marquita Riley, Donna Solinsky, Katherine Wisby

1955-1956

Priscilla Bolton, Lena Combe, Harry Craig, Mae Cryderman, Maurice Cryderman, Ethel Finnbogason, Margaret Hay, Marquita Riley

1956-1957

Priscilla Bolton, Lena Combe, Harry Craig, Mae Cryderman, Maurice Cryderman, Ethel Finnbogason, Margaret Hay, Marquita Riley

1957-1958

Lena Combe, Harry Craig, Mae Cryderman, Maurice Cryderman, Ethel Finnbogason, Priscilla Gray, Marquita McIvor

1958-1959

Lena Combe, Harry Craig, Ethel Finnbogason, S. B. Jorgenson, Olga Long, Marquita McIvor, Gus Nahachewsky

1959-1960

Doreen Breland, Lena Combe, Ethel Finnbogason, Margaret Griffith, Margaret Hay, Dennis Lee Hennessey, Bruce Keddie

1960-1961

Lena Combe, Jean Cyr, Ethel Finnbogason, Sharon Graham, Margaret Hay, Dennis Lee Hennessey, Ronald Sawiak

1961-1962

Winston S. Barton, Lena Combe, John DeCruyenaire, Ethel Finnbogason, Sharon Graham, Margaret Hay, Dennis Lee Hennessey

1962-1963

Winston S. Barton, C. Cloutier, Lena Combe, Margaret Hay, Dennis Lee Hennessey, Mary Keith, B. McTaggart

1963-1964

Sandra Barton, Winston S. Barton, Lena Combe, Gerald Gebler, Margaret Hay, Dennis Lee Hennessey, Paul Payette

1964-1965

Winston S. Barton, Lena Combe, Gerald Gebler, Margaret Hay, Florence Romanetz, Tom Senior, Karen Shandruk

1965-1966

Winston S. Barton, Lena Combe, Gerald Gebler, Karen Gebler, Margaret Hay, Jeanette Morgan, Tom Senior

1966-1967

Gerald Bernocki, Sandra Kosowan, Joyce Kotyuk, Raymond Morley, Irene Quesnel

1967-1968

?

1968-1969

Mr. and Mrs. Cheropoulds

1969-1970

John Jack, Dan Regan

1970-1971

John Jack, Candy Spence

1971-1972

John Jack, Candy Spence

1972-1973

John Jack, Cheryl Sante

1973-1974

John Jack, Cheryl Sante

1974-1975

John Jack, Cheryl Sante

1975-1976

John Klein, Cheryl Sante

1976-1977

Graham Harrison, Cheryl Sante

1977-1978

Graham Harrison, Cheryl Sante

1978-1979

Cheryl Sante

1979-1980

Cheryl Sante

1980-1981

Cheryl Sante

1981-1982

Graham Harrison, Cheryl Sante

Photos & Maps

San Antonio School

San Antonio School (no date) by G. H. Marcoux
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-3, page 120.

San Antonio School

San Antonio School (no date) by G. H. Marcoux
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-3, page 120.

Postcard view of San Antonio School

Postcard view of San Antonio School (no date)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough, 2015-0079

San Antonio School

San Antonio School (July 2017)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N51.02453, W95.68220
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

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

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.

Golden Memories of Bissett by R. J. Minton, 1982.

We thank Heather Aldwyn for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 18 May 2019

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