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  1. Dorothy Janes
    October 20, 2018 @ 3:59 pm

    What remarkable memories surface as I read the three stories. It was wonderful to share this one room school with Mrs. Helen Stacey when enrollment increased and the one room became two. Carol Snelson taught the primary children for two years
    1955-1956 and 1956-1957. Then I followed for the next two years 1957-1958 and 1958-1959. It was a joy to live and teach in that community. I was Dorothy Gill at the time and had about 17 children…grades 1-4.


    • John
      October 21, 2018 @ 7:56 am

      If you have any stories of teaching there that you would like to add please let us know., thanks, John


  2. Leland MacIntyre
    October 20, 2018 @ 8:15 pm

    My schooling was almost the same as the story,Christmas concert,,locking privy door ,cleaning School Yard etc. What Memories.


  3. Diann Turner
    October 21, 2018 @ 3:48 pm

    I am delighted to read these stories this afternoon on your website. How interesting and engaging they are! They evoke memories in any of us who had the privilege of attending a one room school in Ontario, or anywhere, for that matter! I, personally, attended Glen Elbe Public School east of Athens and enjoyed the timeless treasure of a simpler time, devoted teachers, mischievous students and quality education that included prayer and the Bible. I, too have rolled into nostalgia and have become filled with intrigue with all things one room school! I have been writing about this in the Athens Mural, as well as Living Here magazine. Let’s keep the memories of these dear little school houses alive!


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