BARRY’S BAY – From chalkboards and rotary telephones to smart boards and iPads,
This year, the elementary school, located at the end of
The school was dedicated to St. John Bosco, patron saint of youth.
Garnet and gold, the alma mater of
In 1965, the school opened and accommodated Grades 1-6 and 9-10. Founding teachers included Greta Bloskie (Grade 1), RoseMarie Trader (Grade 2), Elizabeth Shalla (Grade 3), Veronica Kelly (Grade 4), Mercedes Conway (Grade 5), Lucy Vitkuski (Grade 6), and Bronis Glofcheskie (Grade 9 and 10).
According to Theresa Prince, local historian and retired St. John Bosco teacher, Grades 9-10 were transferred from Bosco to the newly built
In 1969, the local school boards were phased out and became amalgamated under the Renfrew County Roman Catholic Separate School Board (now Renfrew County Catholic District School Board) whose head office was and still is located in Pembroke.
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