Remember When? The Sylvan Heights School was built in 1956 on top of a hill overlooking the Battle River Valley, and for several decades taught hundreds of students from the County districts west of Ponoka. The first staff at the school included Principle Robert Miller and teachers Mrs. Ellen Cooper, Miss Anne Riley, Miss Betty Prince, and Mrs. Jane Ungstad, who were followed over the years by Mr. Paulson, Mrs. B. Luce, Mr. C. Wirth, Miss Walsh, Mrs. V. McDowell, Richard Lord, Steve Cymbol, Mrs. Turnball, Gary Dunn, Leo Coyle, Mrs. Ada Ashton, Roger Stawart, and many others. Shown in the photo are the 1965 staff are left to right: Mrs. Ungstad, Mrs. Stawart, Mrs. Laura Wierzba, Mr. Robin Stuart, and Mr. Ron Moore. Photo submitted

Remember When: Highlighting Sylvan Heights School in Ponoka County

Looking back at county rural schools in 1956 in the Battle River Valley

Looking back at county rural schools in 1956 in the Battle River Valley

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