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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Wooddale School No. 1778 (RM of Grahamdale)

The Wooddale School District was established formally in March 1915 and a one-room schoolhouse operated at SE1-29-9W in what would later become the Rural Municipality of Grahamdale. In 1967, the district was dissolved and its catchment area became part of the Lakeshore School Division. The former schoolhouse was moved to Hilbre (about N51.50234, W98.59014) where it was converted into a workshop.

Among the teachers of Wooddale School were Mary Louise Reading (1954-1955), Alice Norah Knowles (1956-1958), Ellen Cook (1960), Dan Halkovich (1960-1961), Adelaide Shergold (1961-1962), Marion Winnifred Gering (1962-1964), Helen Mae Clark (1964), and Dora Jane-Anne Springer (1965).

Wooddale School

Wooddale School (no date) by J. H. Plewes
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-3, page 34.

The former Wooddale School building

The former Wooddale School building (June 2022)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N51.44947, W98.58610
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

Steep Rock topographic map, 62O/7, Edition 1, Series A743 [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.

Manitoba School Records Collection, Wooddale School District No. 1778 Daily Registers, GR11220, Archives of Manitoba.

We thank Holly Thorne for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 2 April 2021

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