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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Brokenhead School No. 472 (RM of Brokenhead)

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The Brokenhead School District was organized formally in August 1886 and a school building operated on the southwest quarter of 6-15-8 east of the Principal Meridian, in the Rural Municipality of Brokenhead. The original building was later replaced by the present structure. In 1966, it became Brokenhead Consolidated School No. 2436 when it consolidated with Greenwald School No. 1160 and Mars School No. 1774. The school later closed and the building was used for a time as a community centre. It sat vacant for several years before being renovated into a private residence.

Principals

Period

Principal

1936-1937

Thomas Patrick King (1873-1954)

1937-1941

Felix J. Kulyk

1941-1944

Edward A. Mroz

1944-1952

Teenie Evelyn Kozier Kozyra (1908-1964)

1952-1954

J. M. Stokotelny

1954-1955

Mike B. Biluk

1955-1958

William Ferens

1958-1959

Stephen David Bahry (1914-2011)

1959-1960

Mrs. N. Zielke

1960-1961

D. M. Coates

Teachers

Among the other teachers who taught at Brokenhead School was Edith Schantz Pierce.

Photos & Maps

Brokenhead School

Brokenhead School (no date) by J. E. S. Dunlop
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-1, page 66.

Brokenhead School

Brokenhead School (no date) by J. H. Plewes
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-1, page 66.

Brokenhead School

The former Brokenhead School building, in use as a community centre (circa 1986)
Source: Historic Resources Branch, Public School Buildings Inventory, slide 188.

Brokenhead School

Brokenhead school building (March 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N50.23976, W96.48921
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

Annual Reports of the Manitoba Department of Education, Manitoba Legislative Library.

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.

And They Built an Altar: The History and Heritage of the Brokenhead Lutheran Community by The Brokenhead Lutheran Historical Society, 1983.

A Study of Public School Buildings in Manitoba by David Butterfield, Historic Resources Branch, Manitoba Department of Culture, Heritage and Tourism, 1994, 230 pages.

We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 11 April 2017

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