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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Bartlett School No. 2080 (RM of Fisher)

In 1921, Bartlett School opened at this location in the Rural Municipality of Fisher. Built by Anton Ruchka and named for school inspector G. W. Bartlett, its first school board consisted of Wasyl Gryvinski, Hardy Demchuk, and Ilko Kopys. The school closed in 1966 and the building was destroyed by fire in 1975. A replica, built in April 2000 by John Humeniuk, was placed at the site in commemoration of former students and teachers, and in memory of Walter Stanley Kopys (1939-1997).

Among the teachers of Bartlett School were Michael Karalash, John Siracki (1922-1923), Sara Silver (1925-1926), John Baumgartner (1926-1927), Kathleen Margaret Malloy (1929-1930), Florence G. Mitchell (1930-1931), Kay Boydak, Miss Bailey, Miss Menzies, Miss O. Kowal, Ivan Packulak (1933-1934), Verna F. O'Leschuck (1935-1937), Olga Alice Lestition [Leschyshyn] (1939), Dorothy Bugera [Burgera] (1940), Gregory Marko, Mary Michalchuk (1944-1946), Bertha Dyck (1946-1947), Helen Leduchowski (1947-1948), Jane Grushka (1948-1952), Bernice Beryl Barrett (1952-1955), Myrslaw “Myrs” Kubas (1955-1959), Steven Fuz (1960-1961), Teddy Sobkowich (1962-1963), Joseph “Joe” Hnatiuk (1963-1965), Rosemary Sanduliak, and Ann Stefanson (1966-1967).

Bartlett School

Bartlett School (no date) by M. Hall-Jones
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-3, page 90.

Bartlett School commemorative plaque and model

Bartlett School commemorative plaque and model (October 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N51.03780, W97.60341
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

One Hundred Years in the History of the Rural Schools of Manitoba: Their Formation, Reorganization and Dissolution (1871-1971) by Mary B. Perfect, MEd thesis, University of Manitoba, April 1978.

Manitoba School Records Collection, Bartlett School District No. 2080 Daily Registers, GR11220, Archives of Manitoba.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 8 December 2019

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