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Historic Sites of Manitoba: South Park School No. 2141 (Blumenort South, RM of Rhineland)

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The South Park School District was established in October 1925 and a one-room schoolhouse operated in the village of Blumenort South (Lot 26, S3-1-2W) in the Rural Municipality of Rhineland. In 1968, the district joined the Gretna Consolidated School District and later became part of the Rhineland School Division. The school was moved to Gretna to provide additional classroom space there. It was dismantled when new classrooms were built. The South Park schoolyard was sold to become part of the neighbouring property.

Principals

Period

Principal

1939-1940

Jacob S. Schellenberg

1940-1942

Gerhard George Baerg

1942

John Jacob Peters

1943

Cornelius P. Zacharias

1943-1945

John Peter Dyck

1945-1948

Jacob Jacob Peters (1909-1979)

1948-1952

David “Dave” Froese

1952-1956

John Dyck

1956-1957

John S. Klassen

1957-1959

Jacob K. Klassen

1959-1962

Bernhard Loeppky

1962-1965

Frank Henry Sawatzky

1965-1967

David F. Friesen

1967-1968

Tina Thiessen

Teachers

Period

Teachers

1939-1940

John Jacob Peters (grades 1-4), Jacob S. Schellenberg (grades 5-10)

1940-1941

Gerhard George Baerg (grades 5-9), John Jacob Peters (grades 1-4)

1941-1942

Gerhard George Baerg (grades 6-10), John Jacob Peters (grades 1-5)

1942-1943

Cornelius P. Zacharias (grades 1-5, 1942; grades 5-10, 1943), Mary Dorothy Zacharias (grades 1-5, 1943), John Jacob Peters (grades 5-10, 1942)

1943-1944

John Peter Dyck (grades 5-10), Peter Aron Rempel (grades 1-4)

1944-1945

John Peter Dyck (grades 5-9), Peter Aron Rempel (grades 1-4)

1945-1946

Peter Aron Rempel (grades 1-4), Jacob Jacob Peters (grades 5-10)

1946-1947

Jacob Jacob Peters (grades 5-10), Katie Peters (grades 1-4)

1947-1948

Jacob Jacob Peters (grades 5-10), Katie Peters (grades 1-4)

1948-1949

David “Dave” Froese (grades 5-10), Katie Peters (grades 1-4)

1949-1950

David “Dave” Froese (grades 6-10), Helen Elsie Schellenberg (grades 1-5)

1950-1951

David “Dave” Froese (grades 6-10), Helen Elsie Schellenberg (grades 1-5)

1951-1952

David “Dave” Froese (grades 6-10), Margaret Froese (grades 1-5)

1952-1953

John Dyck (grades 6-10), Mary Franz (grades 1-5)

1953-1954

John Dyck (grades 6-10), Clara Wiebe (grades 1-5)

1954-1955

John Dyck (grades 6-10), Edna Krueger (grades 1-5)

1955-1956

John Dyck (grades 6-10), Edna Krueger (grades 1-5)

1956-1957

Betty Falk (grades 1-5), John S. Klassen (grades 6-10)

1957-1958

Agnes Friesen (grades 1-5), Jacob K. Klassen (grades 6-10)

1958-1959

Agnes Friesen (grades 1-5), Jacob K. Klassen (grades 6-10)

1959-1960

Agnes Friesen (grades 1-5), Bernhard Loeppky (grades 6-10)

1960-1961

Caroline Ann Elias (grades 1-4), Bernhard Loeppky (grades 5-10)

1961-1962

Caroline Ann Elias (grades 1-4), Bernhard Loeppky (grades 5-10)

1962-1963

Caroline Ann Elias (grades 1-4), Frank Henry Sawatzky (grades 5-10)

1963-1964

Caroline Ann Elias (grades 1-4), Frank Henry Sawatzky (grades 5-10)

1964-1965

Helen Thiessen (grades 1-4), Frank Henry Sawatzky (grades 5-8)

1965-1966

David F. Friesen (grades 5-8), Helen Thiessen (grades 1-4)

1966-1967

David F. Friesen (grades 5-8), Catherine Dorothy Suderman (grades 1-4)

1967-1968

Catherine Dorothy Suderman (grades 1-4), Tina Thiessen (grades 5-8)

Among the other teachers of South Park School were John Mueller (1925-1928 & night school), Jacob A. Dyck (1929), Abram Daniel Friesen (1929-1931 & night classes), and Peter Aron Rempel (1931-1939).

Photos & Maps

South Park School

South Park School (no date) by G. G. Neufeld
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-3, page 102.

South Park School

South Park School (no date)
Source: Peter E. Hildebrandt (Altona and District Heritage Research Centre)

South Park School

The second South Park School building, constructed in 1950 (no date)
Source: Peter E. Hildebrandt (Altona and District Heritage Research Centre)

Site Location (lat/long): N49.00298, W97.65868
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

Altona East topographic map, 62H/4 East, Edition 1, Series A743 [UFS Reference Collection].

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.

The Rural Municipality of Rhineland, 1884-1984 by Gerhard J. Ens, 1984. [Manitoba Legislative Library, F5648.R45 Ens]

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

Manitoba School Records Collection, South Park School District No. 2141 - Daily Registers, GR2656, Archives of Manitoba.

Information for this page was collected by Al Schmidt (Altona and District Heritage Research Centre) and Nathan Kramer.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 14 October 2018

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