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Saskatchewan One Room School Project provides an online history for current generations to enjoy, preserve, and experience, our historical educational, architectural, and cultural, heritage. It has been an honour and pleasure to acknowledge the following contributors to the One Room School House Project. It is with pleasure that these schools and legal land description locations have been added to the Saskatchewan One Room Schoolhouse website. Thank you very much for these kind submissions. With the help such as this it is hoped to make this as complete a list as possible. Thank You all of you.
New Additions to the One Room School House Project are listed at the TOP of this listing.
We have striven to ensure the accuracy of all information on this site by exercising due diligence. This One Room School Project is not made in affiliation with or with endorsement of the National Archives of Canada. This information is provided for non-commercial purposes and to assist in personal research so it is published here under the guidelines for Non-commercial Reproduction. The Alphabetical and other one room school house district listings have been initiated courtesy of: National Archives - Archivia Net - Western Land Grants Those school districts were also added to using listings or databases proffered with permissions by the Saskatchewan provincial archives in Saskatoon, and Regina respectively. Then further to this local history books, community historical markers, email communications from local residents and travellers in the areas of Saskatchewan helped to supplement and fill in some blanks...in ever growing and steady updates.
The alphabetical and school house listings was derived from many and several sources which are all annotated with a footnote to the source and given as a bibliographic entry on the Footnotes page. These annotations are growing as more sources are delved into or as the information is forwarded by email from kind supporters of this web site venture. If you would like to add a bibliographic entry from a local history book to the footnotes page with school locations and dates, or if you know of a school house location please e-mail.
Richard Peasley knew where an existing one room schoolhouse was located near Dundurn, and sent in information, picture and the directions to view the site. WALL LAKE School District 1764 is still up and standing, and it is efforts such as these that help preserve the memory of the SK one room schoolhouse. Information about the neighbouring schools; BLACKSTRAP School District 3506 and LOST RIVER School District # 2071 are also included. Additionally school house information, school district map was researched and sent in about all the schools around Saltcoats, Saskatchewan. This Saltcoats area map and district information was updated after Peasley recently attended a one room school reunion. Thankfully, also, Cut Arm School District 136 also now has a web presence.
Garth Sambrook sent an interesting school house picture which was not in the one room schoolhouse gallery of Orangedale School. Now there is an
Orangedale School District 2807 near Cadogan / Provost AB of which there is another
Orangedale School Disttrict 115 near Oxbow, SK.
This schoolhouse proved intriguing as it separated from the conventional Department of Education naming patterns.
(now the Ministry of Education)
Bob Ell attended Cathrintal SD 563 from 1944 to 1950. It is a wonderful additional note to the schoolhouse history to know that the teacher was Miss Madeline Wandler. It was superb of Bob Ell to take the time to send his photo in.
Eric Larsson who resides around Macklin, Saskatchewan, has found the following schools, and has kindly taken these photographs of them to add to the Saskatchewan One Room Schoolhouse Project; (in alphabetical order)
These images are gratefully shared online for genealogists, historians, former pupils, residents and teachers as the schools document the west central section of Saskatchewan as plaques, monuments and schools still standing.
Gordon Neish has been working at the Naicam Museum and with their kind consent, has updated the school history, added a resident map and the teacher and pupil listing in regards to Lewis Lake SD 3400. With additional space, it would have been a fine insertion into the local history book, but now, is shared here.
With thanks, the Saskatchewan One Room Schoolhouse Project recognizes the entry from Wendy Ree in regards to teacher Lillian Davis in the 1930s and grades 1-7 class images of Honeywood School District 1138 near Shell Lake, SK.
Prairie Heights School District 1041 near Tramping Lake was captured in a photograph before the building was taken by flames. What an amazing fortuitous happenstance to preserve its memory now digitally to share the history with others. Ralph Fluney was instrumental was instrumental in organizing a school re-union as well. Image of the school submitted by his daughter, Sharon Fluney.
Pleasant Plain School District 1710 later named Welby SD 1710 was the one room school house where Hector McKay was the teacher. Class photo and teaching certificate submitted by his grandson, Jim King, who is seeking further information about the school, one room school house classmates and history of the area.
Riga School District 1803 of Manitoba as submitted by Ruth Jackson proved to be invaluable as it turns out that there was Riga SD in both Manitoba and Saskatchewan. The SK location is shown on the Riga School District 239, Saskatchewan maps.
Any help with this mystery is appreciated. " INVERGORDON SD 3054 (old school) possibly. A mystery white frame school near Crystal Springs, and Invergordon, SK submiitted by Heather Davis, in an attempt to find 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.
Saskatchewan Golden Jubilee School Histories 1905-1955 "Since the pupils of our schools should have an active part in celebrating Saskatchewan's Golden Jubilee, the Department of Education, in partnership with the Saskatchewan Teacher's Federation, has planned a social studies unit to make this participation possible." -Department of Education to all schools in the province of Saskatchewan 1944-1945 school year. These booklets found at the Saskatchewan Provincial Archives Finding Aid Number IR21, Title Saskatchewan Golden Jubilee School Histories as they have retained these reports on 38 microfilm reels numbers R-3.1 to R-3.3.8. All in all about 2,000 histories were produced by the various schools in honour of the provincial Golden Jubilee celebrations which commemorated the anniversary of Saskatchewan which came into existence Friday, September 1, 1905. From these cleverly designed booklets by the hardworking students and staff a small sampling of facts are shared online as an example of information contained in the education chapter of these booklets.
A new project has been undertaken by the Saskatchewan One Room Schoolhouse Web Webmaster, Julia Adamson. The Department of Education has school files held at the Regina branch of the Provincial Archives. To see what kinds of records these files contain, please peruse the following historical one room school districts now online
Doug Burrage very kindly sent by email an image of his old school house - Little Lake School District 1963 situated as it was near Disley and Valeport, Saskatchewan. Also sent in was a very awesome 1932 class photoggraph of Little Lake School
Merrywood School District 3470 near Pilger, drew Barbara Webb. back to family roots in the province of Saskatchewan. It was near Middle Lake that her grandmother, Olive Bauer) attended school about 1920, and she kindly sent in photos which she captured while on a genealogical holiday.
Additionally, Lisa Henderson kindly sent in the school locations and dates of operation from two local history books, Settlers between the mighty Saskatchewans: Stanleyville and Russelville and Chances, Challenges and Cherished Memories: Colleston, Cecil, Birson, Fanford, Steep Creek, Sask Forks, which can be seen at: Information about Prince Albert East Central Schools to supplement the informational bibliography started at the Footnotes page.
The Dysart Museum has a wonderful collection of model school houses on display in their museum, as well as school photos. The submitter, wishing to remain anonymous, sent in some images they took of their recent visit to this museum which celebrates the history of DYSART SCHOOL DISTRICT 1449 north east corner of the north east quarter of section 9 township 23 range 15 west of the second meridian,KRONSBERG SCHOOL DISTRICT 4922north east quarter of section 27 township 21 range 15 west of the second meridian, KRONSBERG ROMAN CATHOLIC PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT 48south east quarter of section 34 township 21 range 15 west of the second meridian, andSAMBOR SCHOOL DISTRICT 4057south west corner of the south west quarter section 1 township 24 range 15 west of the second meridian. Additionally, this enthusiasitc donor also had images of GRANATIER School District 1497North West section 12 township 26 range 15 west of the second meridian and ST. IMRE School District # 1233SW 11 Township 25 Range 16 W of the 2 nd Meridian
The Cupar Museum was able to submit over seventy school house images from their collection dated between 1948 to 1954. The schools are in the area of Cupar, (Cupar Post Office 36 Tsp 22 Rge17 W2 1903 / Cupar Town 8 Tsp23 Rge16 W2 1905). The museum was very fortunate to receive the paper copies of these historical images, and the SK one room schoolhouse project was very honoured to share the digitised version online!
Veronika School District # 2568 near Muenster, and Humboldt Saskatchewan submitted by a former student, and class mate Dave Schreiner After digitising, the photos were very kindly sent in to Humboldt & District Museum & Gallery.
L. Curtis Boyle , wrote, "I used your site to identify a photo I have of the above school, [STANLEY School District # 147,Fleming] so I thought I would return the favor and email you a copy of the photo, so that you can add it to the photos of the plaque that is there now."
Jim Parker , while researching his grandfather, Ken McKay, who attended Normal School in Saskatoon between 1922 and 1924, he uncovered a photo of the Manlius SD 2956 near Armley, SK where Ken McKay taught, and sent it in. It was much appreciated to receive this class picture from Jim Parker .
It is much appreciated that locations of schools around Bracken, ie. Thorne School District #4019, White Water School District #3467, Zephyr School District #1293, Black Horse School District #3487, Beechmore School District # 3762, Stony Plain School District #2987, and Harrisland School District # 3659, were added to the webpages of Harrisland SD 3659 were sent in by Faye Ryder.
Continuing on, the Glidden School District 27526 (Kincora SD 2726) memorial image was sent in, along with information and locations regarding the neighbouring schools in the Glidden area, ie.Kincora School District #2726, Glidden School District #2726, Bostonia School District #2330, Wild Rose School District #831, Goldeye School District #3217, Quinney School District #2886, Tuscola School District #4096, Tee Pee School District #4221, Dunn School District #4791, Stony View / Stony Vista School District # 3000, Holbeck School District #3830, Amdewanda School District #630, Madison School District #3987, Noremac School District #1098, Snipe Lake School District #1096; by Julia Adamson
Ernie Unruh and Mount Teviot School in Brightholme; Mount Teviot School, Brightholme, Collins School near Beechy, Sask.,1956; and Cowessess Day School near Broadview, Sask. Submitted by: Jo-Ann (UnRuh) Bakker. Additionally, a class photo were sent in from Reed Valley SD 1522 near Herbert and Rush Lake.
I attended Zaporoze #3188 for 7 years, it is located in NW 19 44 8 W3. Good idea for this Saskatchewan One Room School Project. Joe Marciniuk
We have a photo of a schoolhouse that belonged to William Pakulak and his wife Mary Woloschuk Pakulak, both of whom were raised in pioneer families of Saskatchewan, near Fort Pelly and Sturgis. Both are long gone, and no one of their generation remains. We can\92t date or decisively identify the photo, but we do have some idea of the possible name of the school/school district. Woodlight / Fort Pelly Saskatchewan schoolhouse. We would love to have this one added [to the gallery of pictures]. We think it is most likely the photo is the school attended by Mr. Pakulak, as his wife is known to have seldom if ever attended school. However, her siblings did attend school, so the photo could also have belonged to her.
If nothing else turns up to narrow it down, the photo can at least be described as belonging to families that farmed near Fort Pelly and Woodlight but could be from other nearby school districts. Charlotte Pakulak,
If anyone has any clues as to this school house, teacher and pupils, please E-mail Julia, ORSH Webmaster
My grandmother Elizabeth Lenora (Bryan) Oram was schoolteacher at Reno Hill School District 5158. My grandparents were homesteaders near Mossy Vale, SK and their original farm was flooded with the creation of Tobin Lake and the E.B. Campbell Dam. Jess
Verna Brenner's mother had pictures of Bernadine School District 2181 where her sister, Frances Kittel had taught during 1926-1928. There was also a newspaper article written by Bert McKay of Moosomin delving into the origins of One Room Schoolhouse Names, ( near Langenburg, Saltcoats, MacNutt, Churchbridge, Wroxton, Marchwell, Bredenbury, Landestrew, Logberg, Dovedale, Thingvalla, Pennock). School districts included were:
Harringay School District #1684 Harringay School District #1684 located on the northeast quarter section of section 8 township 42 range 14 west of the third meridian near Ruddell, Saskatchewan between 1906-1959. A map and some school information in answer to an e-mail query.
Historical pictures and information related to Lily Plain 501 erected near the villages of Butterby and Lily Plain, Saskatchewan sent in by George Bliss.
Historical pictures and information related to Manor SD 605 erected in the village of Manor, Saskatchewan sent in by Dolores Hatch.
Victor Taylor came across a cook book that he believes was used in the 1920's in the school system. Unfortunately, the cover and the first pages are missing. Online is an image of page 3, Suggestions for Saskatchewan School Children, which you may find interesting. Thank you very kindly....
Douglas Allen Fee was able to send in an historical image of Park Lake SD 3611 which had operated near Keppel / Perdue in the Eagle Hills along with information from the Perdue local history book entitled Let's look back....
Doug Evans sent in an image of Moosehorn Scholars with a query "I can't with any certainty make out the date and I have no idea where Moosehorn School was. Anyway, something for your archives (online digitised archives at the Saskatchewan One Room Schoolhouse Project). It was in the collection of George Evans and Myrtle Calvert/Evans so I am not sure if it relates to her schooling in Manitoba or something George Evans was involved with."
Very thoughtfully, an historic depiction of an one room schoolhouse at Wayne Valley SD 3793 near Lancer, SK were sent in by Diane Speirs of Alliston, ON
An assortment of images taken mainly around and about the area of Cabri, Saskatchewan were taken by Gregory Melle. He very kindly typed up a database of all his images and their GPS locations where known, and submitted this compilation to the SK one room schoolhouse project. These images and database are listed at places which lists images and webpages off the SK One Room School House Project and not at the gallery which lists images and web pages on the SK One Room School House Project.
The 1952 Wiwa Hill SD 1207 picture online came from Bill Hill, which was wonderful. This image also pinpointed the location of the school house at Sec 11 Tsp 13 Rge 6 W of the 3 Meridian, also near Kelvington.
Biggar and area images from the Leo Campbell Collection at the Biggar Museum & Gallery include Allanbank SD 567,
Avalon SD 4077,
Curth's Hill SD 3048,
Gagenville SD 4091,
Kensmith SD 2877,
Oban SD 4733, and
Triumph SD 2832.
There are also nine unidentified Schools Can you help"Submitted by Rae Chamberlain
Kathryn submitted images of her grandfather's school, Early SD 1129 near Scotsguard, Gull Lake, Saskatchewan
Remiscences and notes sent in by historian and bibliophile Glen Mason. Reminiscences beginning with CRANICH LAKE #3317, GOLDEN ACRE #3064, SUMMERFIELD #2614, SUNLIGHT #376 andVIRTUE #2616. Later adding as well BAINESVILLE #214, HIGHGATE #2190 and VALLEYVIEW #2655 With his invaluable resources, interest and knowledge, it is hoped to update the location listing, as a work in progress over the next while, which will be much appreciated.
Sandfordene school, North of Hazlet, will be the venue for a wedding in the neighbourhood on July 2 2011. Randy Anderson and Hazel Bradford will say their vows in the pristine SANDFORDENE School house. Submitted by Randy Anderson
Cottage Grove 4133 and Sky Rock 5147 submitted by John and Alice Peterson. After placing an advertisement in the local paper, Butch has been given directions to other remaining one room schoolhouses in the area around Stowlea, St. Walburg, and the Brightsand district of Saskatchewan.
Glennis and Mary Lewis and history of Rosedale S.D. #145 Sec 22 Tsp 12 Rge 1 W of the 2 Meridian and Vandura S.D. #1164 Sec Tsp 12 Rge 2 W of the 2 Meridian. Submitted by: Glennis Lewis .
Information about Pauline SD and Illinois SD was provided by Al Meyer Pauline School West of the 2nd Meridian, C. Klein homesteader, nearest town was Esk, 4 miles to the south and Illinois School located at Section 11, about 8 miles north of Jansen, Prairie Rose Municipality. And my grandma lived only 1/2 mile away.
Photos of Pearl Creek School Plus and Letters submitted by Jack McIntosh in e-mails dated Sat, 09 Sep 2006. This web site includes letters from Lois Purdy, 1904-1979 and her sister Harriet describing their experience teaching at Pearl Creek School, S.D. No. 1048, from May to December 1924, as well as a small collection of letters written to them the next year by former pupils. Pearl Creek School District
Teacher: Lois May Purdy assisted by her sister, Harriet Margaret "Hattie" Purdy. A third sister, Muriel, visited and took pictures - at least I think she was the photographer.
These include outside views of several schools in the Melville, SK area:
Cardale SD #3342, Forest Nook SD #2048, Grove Park SD #518, Pearl Creek SD #1048, & Skibbereen SD #164. Grove Park School #518 (near Whitewood), taught by Donald Alexander McIntosh
Submitted by: Laurier LapierreBolton School in District #2826 near Storthoaks is missing the section number. It was located on the SW quarter of Section 24 of township 5, Range 31.
My mother, Alma Brennen (pictured above in July 1995), taught at Bluebird School in 1943-1944 and in nine other one-room schools in Saskatchewan from 1932 to 1952. These school photographs and class pictures were submitted by Lyle Brennen in e-mails dated Jan 30, 2006.
Lake School Photograph Courtesy of Ed Oldridge
From: Oldridge, Ed HE0
Sent:Wednesday, November 06, 2002 9:52 AM
Subject:Picture of Lake School
Holbrook School District # 844 NW & SW Sec 24 Tsp 5 Rge 3 W of the 2 Meridian Alameda, CA
Saskatchewan School 1919-1920 and My Narrowest Escape written by Neva (MacLeod) Bishop November 8, 1997 submitted by Fraser Macleod
Subject: Sask one room school project
Submitted Sun, 20 Mar 2005
by Fraser Macleod
Wainfleet School, #4561 location and area schools Courtesy of Sid Rowles.
Date: Fri, 15 Nov 2002 19:13:01 -0800
From:"Mary and Sid Rowles"
To: Listing of one room schools :[email protected]
The Arthur Public School District #593 of the North West Territories.
Date: Sat, 7 Dec 2002 15:51:26 -0600
From:"Brad & Angela Loppe"
To: Comments or suggestions: One Room School Project :[email protected]
Share Web page Christmas Box photo from the Canadian Illustrated News: Title: Christmas Box Artiste : Inconnu Date : 25 d\E9cembre 1875 Pagination: vol. XII , no. 26 , 405 Subject: Patinage Record : 1977 Reproduced from the National Library of Canada's website Images Canada (http://www.imagescanada.ca/)."
History web pages courtesy of THE STORY OF SASKATCHEWAN AND ITS PEOPLE By JOHN HAWKES Legislative Librarian Volume I Illustrated CHICAGO - REGINA THE S.J. CLARKE PUBLISHING COMPANY 1924. Chapter LXX. Pages 641 - 654. Chapter XLI. Pages 333 - 337.
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