INVERGORDON School District # 3054 area of Crystal Springs, Invergordon, - Saskatchewan Gen Web - One room School Project


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INVERGORDON School District # 3054
at NW 29-44-23-W2
area of Crystal Springs NW 24-44-24-W2
Invergordon RM 430
Invergordon post office NE 30-44-23-W2
Province of Saskatchewan, Canada



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INVERGORDON	School District #	3054	NW 29-44-23-W2- Saskatchewan Gen Web



Photograph copyright submitted by Heather Davis

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Note: The school where my aunt, Jean Heather (her surname was Heather), taught from 1928 to 1932. A cousin Art Reid from Crystal Springs attended there too. Daisy Reid (Ellison) taught at the old Invergordon school as well at some point after my aunt Jean left. She later became Art Reid's sister-in-law.

I have found the original with my aunt's handwriting stating it was the Invergordan school where she taught from 1928 to 1932.

My great- grandfather John Richard Reid was 56 years old with 9 children who homesteaded there in 1906. ~Heather Davis

In the book, DIXON LAKE SCHOOL CYRSTAL SPRINGS, SK, WAITVILLE, INVERGORDON, DIXON LAKE, NORTHERN LIGHT, TROMBLEY, KAMINKA, a quote says "Art Reid remembers being moved from the Invergordon School to the new Dixon Lake school IN January of 1933, finishing his grade 7 there and graduating from grade 8 in June of 1934. He and others were then moved to the United Church basement for the next 3 years whee he finished his grade 9, 10, 11 ending in June of 1937. He believes the second room of the school was added on at this time. Grades 1 through 12 were taught in these two rooms. Grades 1 through 7 in one room and grades 8 through 12 in the other. Quite a large load for the teachers at that time! Ike Gillam moved with them."

According to the 1955 Golden Jubilee booklet compiled by the students of Invergordon School, the school building was erected on a three acre school yard in 1913. Miss Ida Pushie was the first teacher presiding over a class room of Frances, William and Harold Reid, Charlie Smith, Roy Weatherbee, and Martha Holmes. John Wainwright joined the class later in the year. In the first two sessions, the school remained open only six months.



Map Crescent Hill	12-45A-22-W2,Crystal Springs	24-44-24-W2,Domremy	17-44-26-W2,Invergordon	30-44-23-W2,Spring Grove	44-25-W2,OMAND	School District #	933	45-22-W2,ETHELTON	School District #	1439	44-21A W2,KAMINKA	School District #	1632	44-25-W2,GOLDEN ROD	School District #	1757	45A-26-W2,TARNOPOL (TARNAPOL)	School District #	2579	43-24-W2,CRESCENT HILL	School District #	2897	45A-22-w2,WAITVILLE	School District #	2944	NE 11-45-24-W2,INVERGORDON	School District #	3054	NW 29-44-23-W2,PEA VINE	School District #	3383	44-26-W2,DUBOIS LAKE	School District #	3749	43-26-W2,Waitville	School District 15-45-24-W2   >

The red lines on the map demark the boundaries between rural municipalities



More information


Title Pioneers and progress : Kipling and district, 1882-1998
Published Kipling, SK : Kipling & District History Book Committee, c1998
ISBN 1550563394

Title: DIXON LAKE SCHOOL CYRSTAL SPRINGS, SK, WAITVILLE, INVERGORDON, DIXON LAKE, NORTHERN LIGHT, TROMBLEY, KAMINKA

Nearby Schools in this area

SCHOOL NAME NUMBER ORG BUILT DATE OF FIRST CLASS LOCATION CLOSED DISORG FIRST TEACHER NOTES

BEKEVAR 1904 1905

BENDER 4724 1927 1928 1958 Myss Myrtle Shoemaker RM Kingsley

BUFFALO 1639 1906 1960 Joined Buffalo Plains School Unit 1946

CORONATION 2882 1913 April 1, 1914 SE 19-14-6 1957 Miss Carrie Collins 1946 part of Broadview School Unit; 1978 cairn erected

CROCUS 4321 27-Apr-20 Fall 1921 NW 5 13 6 Marcella Schmitz

CRYSTAL SPRINGS 984 1905 NE SE 14 13 5 Robert McLean 1932 Fire. Pupils conveyed to Kipling, Bender or Golden Ridge. CRSYTAL SPRINGS joined Broadview school unit 1954

DALZELL 104 1911 SW NW 26 13 6 1950

DIXON LAKE 4974 NW 24-44-24 W2 1991 . Located in Crystal Springs

EDENLAND (A) 980 1905 SE 10 14 4 1919 split into 2 school districts. The school house was moved to HOLLINGTON SD at NW 14 14 5 and a new school erected on SW 2 14 5 which kept the name EDENLAND. This new school opened 1920 closed 1958

EDENLAND (B) 980 1920 SW 2 14 5 1958 one mile south of first location

FLINTON 4015 August 1918 NW 31 10 6 1961 Miss J.H. McKechnie Closed in 1947 and re-opened in 1957. On closure in 1961 pupils conveyed to Handsworth and Stoughton.

FOREST EDGE 4803 1929 1930 NE 33 10 5 1960's Miss A. Pollard In 1946 joined the Broadview School Unit. The school buildings were sold, the school house became a home.

GOLDEN RIDGE 656 1901 June 1, 1902 NE 21 13 4 1961 Miss Symes 1927 new building needed. Still standing when local history book written.

GOLDEN SPRINGS 967 1903 1904 NE 36 13 4 1959-1960 school year

GRAINVIEW 2267 1920 SW NW 1 14 5 1948 Fire in 1927, replaced 1929 new building. Joined Broadview School Unit 1946. Pupils conveyed to Neelby, and Dalzell when school closed in 1948

HAZEL VALLEY 3647 1915 1917 SE 29 11 5

HAZELBANK (A) 1054 SE 2 11 6 First used a farm building

HAZELBANK (B) 1054 1914 NE 34 10 6 This school building was taken by fire 1943

HAZELBANK (C) 1054 SE 2 11 6 Log house used for classes

HAZELBANK (D) 1054 SE 34 10 6 1961 When the school closed, students went into Kisbey, Handsworth, Stoughton

HEBDEN 4464 1922 SE 8 13 5 1956 School building relocated to Langbank

HIGHLAND (A) 437 1896 July 15, 1897 NW 2 15 5 Lottie Cameron Closed for the interim over 1911-1915. Noted that the prominent SK pioneer John Archer attended school here

HIGHLAND (B 437 1936 SE 3 15 5 1959

HILLESDEN 77 1947 NW 16 15 6 1965 Previous name WEED HILL PROTESTANT SCHOOL, no date given for the name change.

HOLLINGTON 4288 1919 August 1920 14 14 5 1958 Used the EDENLAND school building. In 1946 joined Broadview School Unit.

INVERGORDON 1913 1912 1914 NW 29 44 23 W2 1949 * Note Ida Smith (Pushie)
Note regarding the closing date. In an email from Kathy Stanczak, she states, " I have been doing some geneology research regarding my mother, Bernice Konias, who taught at two one room school houses in Sask.
One is the Invergordon School House near Crystal Springs SK. I noticed on your site [here] that it says the school closed in 1949, but I have a T4 slip of my mother's dated 1950 and a gift to my mother dated from the class of 1950-1951.
In Sept 1951 my mother was relocated to Candle Lake School. She only taught here for one year.

KAMINKA 1632 1906 1969

KINGSLEY 3916 1912 May 1918 1959 Dolly Petchel Located in Pipestone Valley

KIPLING 2500 1921

KOSSUTH (A) 948 1905

KOSSUTH (B) 948 1952 NE 22 12 5 1954

LANDSDOWNE (A) 56 1886 SW 22 14 4

LANDSDOWNE (B) 56 NE 16 14 4

LANDSDOWNE (C) 56 NE 9 14 4 1959

LITTLE MOUNTAIN 3648 NW 13 12 6 June 1954

MAGYAR 1384 1905 April 17, 1906 NW NW 36 12 6 1952 Mr. D.R. McLean

NEELBY 1197 1905 SE 23 14 6 1960

NORTH INVERGORDON 3054 NE 29 44 23 W2 1959 Miss Konias

NORTHERN LIGHT SCHOOL May-06 July 27, 1908 1965 Marie Grambo

PARAMOUNT 4808 1929

PARAMOUNT 4808 1947 SE 29 11 6 1960

PIPESTONE 1508 1916 NW 34 14 4 1960

RAKOCZI 2667 1910 SE 29 12 4 1954

RUDYARD 2500 Dec-09 January 1910 NW 12-13-5 W2 1921 Mrs. Frank Apperly

SAFFORDEA 1620 1906 January 1907 SE 23 11 5 June 1964

SOUTH INVERGORDON 3054 1937-1938 NW 22 44 23 W2 1959

TROMBLEY (A) 1811 SE 20 44 24 W2 1937 Miss Florence Elliott

TROMBLEY (B) 1811 1937 NE 20 44 24 W2 1950-1951

WAITVILLE 15-45-24 W2 1958

WEED HILL PROTESTANT SCHOOL 77 1886 22 15 6 1947 Later name was HILLESDEN SD 77

Note. The letters (A) or (B) etc refer to different place locations for the school, did not appear in the school title at all.
LOCATION column numbers refer to the legal land location, section, township, range (all are west of the second meridian). For more information on Legal Land Locations
ORG means organised - the date that the Department of Education (now the Ministry of Education) legally formalized the school district as an entity. DISORG means disorganized - when the school district dissolved, after classes ended (school closed), and following the sale, re-purposing or demolition of the school buildings and properties.


Nearby Placenames:


Name Location Feature type
Balone Beach 31,5-42,43-25-W2 Hamlet
Birch Hills 21-46-24-W2 Town
Birch Hills No. 460 Rural Municipality
Bonne Madone 36-42-25-W2 Unincorporated area
Brancepeth 34-46-23-W2 Hamlet
Crescent Hill 12-45A-22-W2 Unincorporated area
Crystal Springs 24-44-24-W2 Hamlet
Cudsaskwa Beach 46-26-W2 Hamlet
Domremy 17-44-26-W2 Hamlet
Domremy Beach 16-43-25 Unincorporated area
Ens 16-43-26-W2 Unincorporated area
Ethelton 14-44-21-W2 Unincorporated area
Fenton 32-46-25-W2 Unincorporated area
Fisher 2,3-47A-24-W2 Unincorporated area
Hagen 3-46A-25-W2 Hamlet
Hoey 12-45A-27-W2 Hamlet
Hoodoo 20-41-25-W2 Unincorporated area
Invergordon 30-44-23-W2 Unincorporated area
Invergordon No. 430 Rural Municipality
Kinistino 45-21-W2 Town
Kyle 19-47-22-W2 Unincorporated area
Lake Ignace 1-42-23-W2 Unincorporated area
Lake Park 9-47-23-W2 Unincorporated area
Lepine 19-42-25-W2 Unincorporated area
Meskanaw 11-44-22-W2 Hamlet
Nelson Beach 29-42-26-2 Unincorporated area
New England 13,14-47A-24-W2 Unincorporated area
Northern Light 22-44-25-W2 Unincorporated area
Northway 21-46A-25-W2 Unincorporated area
Reynaud 19-42-24-W2 Hamlet
Senator 16-46-25-W2 Unincorporated area
Spring Grove 44-25-W2 Unincorporated area
St. Benedict 33-41-24-W2 Village
Tarnopol 11-43-24-W2 Unincorporated area
Tiger Hills 31-45-24-W2 Unincorporated area
Tway 29-43-24-W2 Hamlet
Waitville 15-45-24-W2 Unincorporated area
Wakaw 30-42-26-W2 Town
Wakaw Lake 26,27-42-26-W2 Village
Weldon 33-46-22-W2 Village
Yellow Creek 34-43-23-W2 Unincorporated area
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