Marmora High School 1951-1968
Marmora Senior School 1968 to Present
NEW MARMORA HIGH SCHOOL
H. A. McNally, Marmora Representative - Nov 16, 1951
Preparations for the official opening of the new Marmora High School may be said to have begun several years ago.,
The Marmora High School Trustees for the last 20 years have all worked hard to show the Ontario Department of Education that a new High School in Marmora was warranted and necessary. The chief reason for delay.was that the Ontario Depart- ment of Education had plans to form larger school areas and they wished to include Marmora in this new plan.
In 1946 an architect's plan for a new 5 grade High School in Marmora, which included Agriculture, Shop and Home Economics was approved by the Department of Education.
The estimated cost at that. time was $95,000.00 and the Village of Marmora was prepared to finance it. However, the building was not allowed to go ahead due to insufficient pupils and assessment. The Centre Hastings High School Area was formed and operations begun on January 1st. 1949. There was now no reason for any further delay. The new board was all in agreement that the new High School for Marmora be proceeded with.
The necessary steps to obtain and build a new school were taken by the board and the original plan was to have it in operation September 1950. Again, unavoidable delays occurred and the school was not ready to open until September 1951.
The final Department approved cost of the New High School was $180,000.00.-This was arranged by obtaining debentures of $13,200.00 per year, for a 'period of 20 years. Of this amount, due to generous Ontario Government grnts of approximately 80%, the net amount that it is necessary to raise by taxation each year is $2,640.00.
On the present assessment of the district, this means that the cost of the New Marmora High School to the district ratepayers is less than 1/2 mill. The expenditure of this money for a properly equipped and modern school seems to be very reasonable and necessary for present day operations.
The Marmora Township, Deloro and Marmora representatives wish to acknowledge the co-operation received from the other board members on this New Marmora High School project which allows this official opening to take place this evening
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Jean Jenkins - teacher
Patti Shaughnessy wrote to say: Mr. & Mrs. Jenkins were both good influences in my life. Mr. Jenkins loved my story's so gave me great marks in History, even though the essay's were full of how I imagined events in history did or should have gone. Mrs. Jenkins helped steer me towards being a strong independent woman. As I remember, there was a bit of gossip about both of them, but I put it down to small town mentality.
Terry Bell added: One of my high school teachers,as well as her husband Harry and the daughter. Had my problems with each of them,but God bless them,they were good people.
Paul O'connor wrote: ,I was in the final graduating class of 68 for dear old M.H.S. It was inevitable-think there were only 118 students at the time-I remember taking both Math A and B.-Vaughan Glover and I were the only 2 students in math B.(basically tutored by Doctor Doctor(Percy) I went on to U.of T. in the fall and met a great lady from Chicago who, a couple of years later, treated me to a Notre Dame/Southern Cal football game in South Bend Indiana.When the "Irish" scored their first td, the band played their signature song-I jumped up and said-you stole our song! "More beer ,more beer for old Marmora high,bring on the cocktails ,bring on the rye." The 118,000 in the stands thought I was crazy-Katie explained to me that ,in fact,chances were better that we had taken their lilt for our own purpose.(oh well) .
Barb Callfas Duff writes of Harry Moffatt: " A wonderful man!!! His wife (Jessie Moffatt) was born in one of the farms where I used to live on Huff Road...he used to bring her to the farm so she could enjoy the memories. Both of these people are kind, caring considerate people."
THE MARMORA SENIOR SCHOOL
Warren Meredith I remember she thought I was talking in class she came over grabbed me by my earlobe and dragged me to principals office.... lucky bugger behind me got off easy!
Patricia Villeneuve: I loved her, if it wasn't for Mrs. loveless i would have failed a class, she helped me in so many ways.... I miss you so much
Tony Tapper: She was one of my teacher's in 1978 when we moved to Marmora . Good ole days !
Elizabeth Sam Kelly: I remember her grade 7 social studies class
Mae Cuddy: Everyone loved Ag...especially my David!
Julie Mckenzie-Post: Super lady. Easy to talk to. Great teacher.
Timothy Cowan writes: My Grandfather Ron Catling on the right. This picture was taken at the Marmora Senior school where he taught a woodworking class at night for adults.