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ratepayer was to donate and deliver four finished logs to a one-acre site on the NE 1/4 24-17 -18W. Anyone who refused to bring logs to the school site, before the aforesaid time, had to pay five cents per lineal foot. The building was erected by volunteer labor, and with fur nishings, cost $160.35.
The Hilltop School was in continuous use from 1895- 1967. The records show, that in 1909, the log school was covered with tin. The same school building was used until the new school was built in 1937.
The first teacher at the Hilltop School was Mr. James Ellis, who had 22 pupils. His salary was $35 per month. The teachers who followed him were:
Salary: $750 per year
to $40 per month
|1937 G. Bertha Danielson||Salary: $450 per year|
|1938 Marjorie Crerar||37 pupils||Salary: $450 per year|
|1938 Edith M. Miller||Salary: $500 per year|
|1939 Gladys McIntyre||33 pupils||Salary: $500 per year|
|1940 Catherine Makepeace||Salary: $550 per year|
|1941 Muriel Anderson||34 pupils||Salary: $600 per year|
|1942 Doris Gronback||Salary: $700 per year|
|1943 Rita McIntyre||Salary: $800 per year|
1944 Elizabeth Pargeter and Florence Hillstrand
|1945 Mary Malyna||32 pupils||Salary: $850 per year|
|1946 Lawrence Budz||22 pupils||Salary: $950 per year|
1947 Iona Post and Margaret Hillstrand 1948 Audrey May
1950 Phyllis Clink
1951 Catherine Carmichael 1952 Evelyn Hofdahl
1953 Edith Carmichael
1954 Marina McCollough 1955-1957 Glen Young
1906 Georgina Gilmore 1907 Nelson Grant 1908 Paul Bardal
1909 Irene Black, Minnedosa 1910 Irene Black 1912 Daisy Churchill
1913-1916 Cora Crossman
1917 Mabel Christopherson 1918 Janie Irwin
1919 Mabel Hainstock 1920 M.M. Halpenny 1921 M.E. Ferguson 1922 W.E. McIntyre 1923 Rose Leavsky 1924-1926 Annie Carlson
1927 Cecelia Johnson 1928 Pearl Hazelwood 1930-1936 Margaret Wey
1958-1960 Marion Usick 1960-1967 Phylis Maduke
28 pupils 21 pupils 27 pupils Grs.I-4 26 pupils
Salary: $45 per month Salary: $50 per month
24 pupils Grs.I-5 22,27,24
and 22 pupils
|17 pupils||Salary: $60 per month|
17 pupils 17, 20 and 29 pupils
28 pupils 28-31 pupils
Salary: $800 per year Salary in 1926: $750
Salary: $1000 per year Salary: $1100 per year
Salary: $1300 per year Salary: $2300 to $2700 per year Salary: $2850 per year
21 pupils 21-26 pupils
School Board members at various times were:
|1910||Charles Hill, Erick Nystrom and John Ramgren. Secretary-Treasurer was Andrew Edwardson.|
|1915||Otto Peterson and Peter E. Larson with Frank Hillstrand as Secretary-Treasurer.|
|1924||Albert Nystrom, Hjalmar Korberg, Olaf Olson and Frank Hillstrand as Secretary Treasurer.|
Gust Lundman was acting as Secretary Treasurer.
1930 and 1934
|1937||Frank Hillstrand was Secretary-Treasurer.|
|1948||Robert Johnson acted as Secretary-Treasurer.|
On August 6, 1928 the following school board was
Trustees: Knut Peterson and Gust Lundman. Secretary-Treasurer: Frank Hillstrand Chairman: Otto Peterson.
Bessie Walsh of Winnipeg was hired as teacher for the term beginning in September at a salary of $750. Miss Walsh resigned her position for health reasons and Pearl Hazelwood completed the term, and also stayed on another year.
Arne Hillstrand looked after the caretaking duties for one term; his wages being $18. Poplar cordwood was used to fire the heater in the school. The price of wood at that time was $3.25 per cord.
A ratepayers meeting was held on July 20, 1931, when it was decided to authorize the trustees to levy two mills to the dollar as a building fund, which at that time amounted to $55 per year. A motion was made by Emil Larson and Knut Peterson to engage Miss Margaret Wey of Neepawa, as teacher for a salary of $63.75 per month.
Hilltop School No. 801.
Ours seems to be the only Nation on earth that asks its teenagers what to do about World affairs and tells its golden agers to go out and play.