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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Woodlawn School District No. 1499 / Woodlawn School (1186 St. Mary’s Road, Winnipeg)

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The Woodlawn School District No. 1499 was established formally in April 1909 and it operated a school on Lot 47 on the west side of St. Mary’s Road in the Rural Municipality of St. Vital. The district merged into the Glenlawn School District in March 1921 and this school closed following the opening of Norberry School in February 1922. It was re-activated in September of the same year to handle overflow from the newly opened school. A two-room facility at this time, it was used for several years and was expanded on the designs of local architect E. Fitz Munn, adding two classrooms and numerous improvements (1947), as well as plumbing, electrical, painting, and heating additions (1948). In 1951, two classrooms were added at a cost of $23,014.77, built by the firm of Ducharme and Hamilton. Two more classrooms were added in 1953.

In March 1959, the district joined the St. Vital Municipal School District No. 2374 before inclusion in the St. Vital School Division. Educational use continued through the spring term of 1969 when the school closed. In the summer of 1971, the facility was operated as a hostel for transient youth by the municipality and provincial government. Like Lavallee School, this building was demolished when Bishop Grandin Boulevard was constructed.

Principals

Period

Principal

1915-1918

Louise Ella Pearl Lane “Luella” Keith (1893-1922)

1918-1919

Dorothy Clarke

1919-1920

W. W. Kinkade

1920-1922

George Morgan Wade (1894-1984)

1922-1953

?

1953-1956

Mary Elizabeth Poor Thomson (1911-1994)

1956-1959

Jennie Ellen “Jean” Kerr (1903-2001)

1959-1969

Grace Darling Cormode Watson (1910-2005)

Teachers

School Year

Teachers

1910

Katie Cameron

1911

Miss C. Morrison

1912

Miss C. Morrison

1912-1913

E. Anderson

1913-1914

?

1914-1915

?

1915-1916

Janet E. Carphin (grades 1-2), Louise Ella Pearl “Luella” Lane (grades 3-7)

1916-1917

Elizabeth Meagher (grades 1-3), Louise Ella Pearl “Luella” Lane (grades 3-5)

1917-1918

Dorothy Clarke (grades 1-3, 1917; grades 1-6, 1918), Louise Ella Pearl “Luella” Lane (grades 3-6, 1917)

1918-1919

Dorothy Clarke (grades 3-7), Elizabeth King (grades 1-3)

1919-1920

Elizabeth King (grades 1-3), W. W. Kinkade (grades 4-7)

1920-1921

Elizabeth King (grades 1-2), Eleanor J. C. Popham (grades 3-4), George Morgan Wade (grades 5-8)

1921-1922

Entire District:: Catherine Gwyneth Atkinson (grades 1-3), Margaret Grace Bryson (grades 4-5), Marion A. Hinds (grades 1-2), Effie McCaskill (grades 5-6), Hazel V. Miller (grades 1-3), George Morgan Wade (grades 7-9)

1922-1923

?

1923-1924

?

1924-1925

?

1925-1926

Beatrice Collinson (grade 9)

1926-1927

F. W. Bailey (grade 9)

1927-1928

?

1928-1929

?

1929-1930

?

1930-1931

?

1931-1932

?

1932-1933

?

1933-1934

?

1934-1935

?

1935-1936

?

1936-1937

?

1937-1938

?

1938-1939

?

1939-1940

?

1940-1941

?

1941-1942

?

1942-1943

?

1943-1944

Irene McKenzie (grades 1-2), Hilda Wilkes (grades 3-4)

1944-1945

Irene McKenzie (grades 1-2), Edyth Smith-Windsor (grades 2-3)

1945-1946

Irene McKenzie (grades 1-2), Edyth Smith-Windsor (grades 2-3)

1946-1947

Dorothy Fraser (grades 2-3), Irene McKenzie (grades 1-2)

1947-1948

Dorothy Fraser (grades 2-3), Irene McKenzie (grades 1-2)

1948-1949

Edith Hodgkinson (grades 2-3), Irene McKenzie (grade 1)

1949-1950

Edith Hodgkinson (grades 2), Irene McKenzie (grade 1)

1950-1951

Vivian Beck (grade 2), Irene McKenzie (grade 1)

1951-1952

Margaret Isabel Brown (grade 3), Iris Fletcher (grade 1), Blande Annette Matthews (grade 2), Irene McKenzie (grade 1)

1952-1953

Margaret Isabel Brown (grade 3), Blande Annette Matthews (grade 2), Irene McKenzie (grade 1)

1953-1954

Wreatha Allen (grade 2), Verna Louise Bendall (grade 1), Margaret Isabel Brown (grade 3), Blande Annette Matthews (grade 2), Mary Elizabeth Thomson (grade 4), Irene McKenzie (grade 1)

1954-1955

Wreatha Allen (grades 2-3), Verna Louise Bendall (grade 1), Margaret Isabel Brown (grade 3), Blande Annette Matthews (grade 2), Mary Elizabeth Thomson (grade 4), Irene McKenzie (grade 1)

1955-1956

Wreatha Allen (grade 3), Verna Louise Bendall (grades 1-2), Margaret Isabel Brown (grade 3), Blande Annette Matthews (grade 2), Mary Elizabeth Thomson (grade 4), Irene McKenzie (grade 1)

1956-1957

Wreatha Allen (grade 2), Verna Louise Bendall (grade 1), Margaret Isabel Brown (grade 3), Jennie Ellen “Jean” Kerr (grade 4), Blande Annette Matthews (grades 2-3), Mary Elizabeth Thomson (grade 4), Irene McKenzie (grade 1)

1957-1958

Wreatha Allen (grades 2-3), Verna Louise Bendall (grade 1), Margaret Isabel Brown (grade 3), Jennie Ellen “Jean” Kerr (grade 4), Blande Annette Matthews (grade 2), Irene McKenzie (grade 1)

1958-1959

Wreatha Allen (grade 2), Verna Louise Bendall (grade 1), Margaret Isabel Brown (grade 3), Jennie Ellen “Jean” Kerr (grade 4), Blande Annette Matthews (grade 2), Irene McKenzie (grade 1)

1959-1960

C. L’Heureux (grade 3), Irene McKenzie (grade 1), Dianne Pearce (grade 2), Grace Darling Cormode Watson (grade 4)

1960-1961

Lynne Bergman (grade 3), C. L’Heureux (grade 1), Susan Hunt (grades 1-3), Irene Oliver (grades 3-8), Dianne Pearce (grade 2), Grace Darling Cormode Watson (grade 4)

1961-1962

E. L’Heureux (grade 3), Susan Hunt (grades 1-3), Irene Oliver (grades ?), Dianne Pearce (grade 2), Grace Darling Cormode Watson (grade 4), Jane Woodcock (grade 1)

1962-1963

Brenda Smith (grade 3), Kathleen Houseon (grade 1), Dianne Pearce (grade 2), Grace Darling Cormode Watson (grade 4), Elsie Wedel (grade 1)

1963-1964

Glenda Labman (grade 1), E. L’Heureux (grade 3), Dianne Pearce (grade 2), Grace Darling Cormode Watson (grade 4)

1964-1965

E. L’Heureux (grade 2), G. Johnson (grade ?), Dianne Pearce (grades 1 & 4), Kathleen Reimer (grade 2), Islay Robinson (grade ?), Grace Darling Cormode Watson (grade 4)

1965-1966

Islay Robinson Garrion (grade ?), Grace Johnson (grade ?), Philomena Mathews (grade 1), Beatrice Moore (grade 3), Katherine Reimer (grade 2), Grace Darling Cormode Watson (grade 4)

1966-1967

Helen Feniuk (ungraded), Maureen Loretta Moir (ungraded), Beatrice Moore (grade 3), Patricia Gail Putnam (grade 1), Katherine Reimer (grade 2), Grace Darling Cormode Watson (grade 4)

1967-1968

Helen Feniuk (ungraded), Maureen Loretta Moir (ungraded), Beatrice Moore (grade 3), Patricia Gail Putnam (grade 1), Katherine Reimer (grade 2), Grace Darling Cormode Watson (grade 4)

1968-1969

June Hunnie (grade 2), Sharron Mae LaRue Merritt (ungraded), Maureen Loretta Moir (ungraded), Beatrice Moore (grade 3), Patricia Gail Putnam (grade 1), Katherine Reimer (grade 4)

Photos & Coordinates

Woodlawn School District No. 1499 / Woodlawn School

Site Location (lat/long): N49.83007, W97.11679
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Norberry School (900 St. Mary’s Road, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Woodlawn School (410 Henry Street, Steinbach)

Sources:

“St. Vital’s winter fair,” Manitoba Free Press, 23 February 1911, page 16.

[Chataways Map of Greater Winnipeg 1912] “St. Vital School has overflow,” Winnipeg Tribune, 9 September 1922, page 8.

“School District of Glenlawn No. 1499 Tender,” Winnipeg Free Press, 24 March 1947, page 19.

“School District of Glenlawn No. 1499, St. Vital,” Winnipeg Tribune, 27 October 1947, page 15.

“School District of Glenlawn No. 1499 - Tenders for Alterations to Woodlawn School,” Winnipeg Free Press, 21 June 1948, page 17.

“St. Vital votes Friday on school money bylaw,” Winnipeg Free Press, 19 June 1951, page 3.

“Contracts granted for school work in St. Vital,” Winnipeg Free Press, 9 July 1951, page 3.

“Building of new schools expected to rout bogey of crowded classes,” Winnipeg Free Press, 22 July 1953, page 3.

[Street Map of Winipeg, Gousha Maps of Canada Ltd, 1963] “Hostel okayed for Woodlawn,” Winnipeg Free Press, 8 June 1971, page 3.

“School to be hostel,” Winnipeg Free Press, 25 June 1971, page 5.

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.

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

We thank the Le Centre du patrimoine of La Société historique de Saint-Boniface for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 22 June 2019

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