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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Stony Mountain School No. 294 (Stony Mountain, RM of Rockwood)

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The Stony Mountain School District was organized in 1884 and a school operated in the village of Stony Mountain in the Rural Municipality of Rockwood. In 1967, it joined the Interlake School Division. The present school building stands on the site of the former school.

Principals

Period

Principal

1898-1899

William Jesse Grant (1869-1958)

1899-1901

Richard A. Fines (1871-1966)

1901-1903

Albert E. Young

1903-1904

Miss S. McPherson

1904-1906

Lyley E. Browne

1906-1908

Janet Blythe

1908-1910

Henry Edward Chaplin (1876-1935)

1910-1915

?

1915-1916

Henry Emerson Snyder (1891-1984)

1916-1917

Emma Laura Suttis (1881-1971)

1917-1918

J. de B. Saunderson

1918-1919

Harold G. Leeson

1919-1924

George Henry Blackwell (1864-1941)

1924-1927

Edward Arthur Bathgate [Batke] (1887-1961)

1927-1928

Anne Norrington

1928-1930

Willard Elwin Fife (1873-1944)

1930-1937

Martha Ellen Hamilton Lough (1902-1970)

1937-1943

John Sigfus Helgason (?-1978)

1943-1944

?

1944-1945

Chester MacMillan Fraser (1904-1975)

1945-1951

Austin Alfred Dale (1911-2003)

1951-1952

V. Gable

1952-1955

William John Prochuk (1909-1983)

1955-1956

Gerald Lionel Kuran (?-?)

1956-1957

Mrs. M. Esaruk

1957-1958

Guy A. Hamel

1958-1959

Jean Stuart Williamson (c1920-2015)

1959-1961

Michael John Makowski (1924-2002)

1961-1970

?

1970-1976

Katherine Margaret Mollard

Teachers

Among the other teachers of Stony Mountain School was John Arthur Buchanan (Vice-Principal).

Period

Teachers

1970-1971

David Walter Boch (grade 8), Olivia Bonnie Jean Chizick (grade 1), Patricia Lynn Doan (grade 5), Carole Grant (grade 3, October-June), Myrtle Irene Lee (grade 4), Joy Diane McCullough (grade 6), Lawrence Walter Mydynski (grade 7), Joyce Pike (grade 3, September), Edith Merle Shannon (grades 2-3), Geraldine Janet Sinclair (grades 2-3)

1971-1972

David Walter Boch (grade 8), Mary Dunlop Butterill (grade 3), Olivia Bonnie Jean Chizick (grade 1), Olga Kozak (kindergarten, January-June), Myrtle Irene Lee (grade 4), Joy Diane McCullough (grade 6), Lawrence Walter Mydynski (grade 7), Rosemarie Schletz (grade 5), Geraldine Janet Sinclair (grade 2), Audrey Helen Watson (kindergarten, September-December)

1972-1973

Audrey Judith Boch (no grade), David Walter Boch (grade 8), Mary Dunlop Butterill (grade 3), Olivia Bonnie Jean Chizick (grade 1), Joanne Petronella Coleman (grade 7), Lorraine Marie Cormier (grade 5, September-December), Shirley Ann Glucki (no grade), Dolores Lea Hebert (grade 5, January; no grade, February-June), Eleanor Vera Holmes (resource), Maurice Ircha (grade 5, January-June), Toba Isler (kindergarten, January-June), Elizabeth Joan Lawrence (special education), Myrtle Irene Lee (grade 4), Joy Diane McCullough (grade 6), Geraldine Janet Sinclair (grade 2, September-December), Audrey Helen Watson (kindergarten, September-December; grade 2, January-June), Beverley Jane Penston Wilkinson (grade 3)

1973-1974

Audrey Judith Boch (grade 4), David Walter Boch (grade 8), Olivia Bonnie Jean Chizick (grade 1), Joanne Petronella Coleman (no grade), Dolores Lea Hebert (grade 5), Eleanor Vera Holmes (resource), Maurice Ircha (no grade), Toba Isler (kindergarten), Elizabeth Joan Lawrence (special education), Myrtle Irene Lee (grade 6), Lawrence Walter Mydynski (grade 7), Jean Mary Urbanski (grade 2, January-June), Audrey Helen Watson (grade 2, September-December)

1974-1975

Audrey Judith Boch (grade 4), David Walter Boch (grade 8), Olivia Bonnie Jean Chizick (grade 1), Joanne Petronella Coleman (grades 7-8), Shirley Ann Glucki (grade 2), Toba Isler (kindergarten), Myrtle Irene Lee (grade 6), Margaret-Joan Martens (grade 3, January-June), Lawrence Walter Mydynski (grade 7), Hazel Ellen Ridley (grade 5), Audrey Helen Watson (grades 6-7), Beverley Jane Penston Wilkinson (grade 3, September-December)

1975-1976

Audrey Judith Boch (grade 4), David Walter Boch (grade 6), Olivia Bonnie Jean Chizick (grade 1), Joanne Petronella Coleman (grade 8), Joanne Florence Dowsett (kindergarten), Shirley Ann Glucki (grade 2), Myrtle Irene Lee (grade 7), Margaret-Joan Martens (grade 3), Lawrence Walter Mydynski (grade 7), Hazel Ellen Ridley (grade 5), Audrey Helen Watson (grade 8)

Photos & Coordinates

Stony Mountain School No. 294

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.08547, W97.21688
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

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

Manitoba School Records Collection, Stony Mountain School (Interlake School Division #21) - Daily Registers, GR2045, Archives of Manitoba.

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.

We thank Ross Metcalfe for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 29 May 2022

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