Kleskun Hill School District 3428 fonds. — 1913-1938. — 1 cm of textual records.
Kleskun Hill School was opened in the spring of 1916 in a tent, as the school house was not complete. For the first years, school was taught from spring through fall, and holidays were during the winter. The first teacher was Miss Sarah Bennett, followed by Miss McColm and Mrs. Wilson. The teacherage at Kleskun was built at the end of World War I, and the first teacher to occupy it was Wesley Sutherland, a war vet with his English war-bride. In the early 20s, a fire destroyed the school and a vacant store building was moved from Clairmont to serve as the school. In 1937, Kleskun Hill School came under the Grande Prairie School Division.
Teachers at Kleskun Hill included Jimmy Ald, Alfreda Reavley, F.G. Irwin, Mrs. Nelson, Gwen Stewart, Mr. & Mrs. Black, Delva (Brown) Murchie, Miss E.J. Roberts, Miss L.H. Johnson, Florence (Smith) Wales, Winnifred Willis, Myrtle Tolley, Mrs. M.J. Bickner, Marion Heller, Rhoda Patterson, C.M. McIntosh, and Elaine Fitzpatrick.
After 1947, no teachers were available so supervisors were used and children did correspondence lessons. In the early 50s, Kleskun Hill School closed under consolidation and the pupils were vanned to larger school nearby and the school buildings and site were sold.
The District School Board handed in their records to the County of Grande Prairie School Division No. 14. In 1991, the County deposited them on loan with the Provincial Archives, and in 2000 these records were transferred to the Grande Prairie Regional Archives by permanent donation.
Scope and Content
The fonds consists of school board minutes from 1929-1938.