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Historic Sites of Manitoba: High Plains School No. 1777 (RM of Fisher)

High Plains School was formally organized in February 1915 but it appears a school did not begin operation at this site in the Rural Municipality of Fisher until 1917. The school building was destroyed by fire on 25 March 1933 but was rebuilt. The district was dissolved in April 1967 and, although the wood frame building was still present at the site in the early 1990s, no trace of it was found during a visit to the site in 2011.

The teachers of High Plains School included: Paul Somotiuk (1917-1919), Simon Junnovitch (1919-1920), John Hawryluk (1920-1921), N. V. Bilinsky (1920-1921), Josephus Lamb (1921-1926), Cecil Burrows (1923-1924), Josephus Lamb (1924-1925), Richard C. Green (1924-1925), Elias Evasiuk (1925-1926), John Chaills (1926-1927), Mary Cozy (1926-1927), Teresa Demchuk (1927-1928), N. V. Bachynsky (1927-1928), F. N. Brisson (1928-1929), Mary Melnychuk (1928-1929), George W. Burrell (1929-1931), Leslie Grace (1930-1931), Leslie Grace (1931-1932), J. M. Hawryluk (1932-1933), Eugenia Prygrocki (1933-1934), Pearl Sawula (1933-1936), Pearl Sawula (1934-1935), Mary Bachewich (1935-1936), Helen Klym (1935-1936), Stephanie Malkowich (1936-1937), Donna Rutchko (1936-1937), John Chimchak (1937-1938), Olga Chimchak (1937-1938), Annie Smigel (1938-1939), Helen Tanchuk (1938-1940), Jane Andrieshyn (1938-1940), Mary Chreptyk (1939-1940), Adam Presley (1941-1941), Olga Chimchak (1941-1941), Jane Andrieshyn (1941-1941), Joseph Hallas (1941-1946), Sonya Hallas (1941-1946), Martha Korotash (1946-1947), Lena Leochko (1946-1950), Mary Kolach (1947-1948), Rosie Rozecki (1947-1948), Ann Nechwediuk (1947-1948), Lena Leochko (1948-1949), Elsie Bailley (1948-1949), Roy White (1949-1950), William Glitnak (1950-1953), Emily Dern (1953-1954), Michael Lischinsky (1954-1957), Thomas Dwernychuk (1955-1956), George Lysak (1957-1960), Peter Kubas (1960-1961), Sonia Genyk (1961-1962), Carl Galebiaski (1962-1963), Steven Fuz (1963-1965), Irene Woloshyn (1965-1966), John Stocki (1965-1966), and Irene Woloshyn (1966-1967).

High Plains School

High Plains School (no date) by M. Hall-Jones
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-3, page 33.

High Plains School teacherage

High Plains School teacherage (no date) by M. Hall-Jones
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-3, page 33.

High Plains School sign

High Plains School sign (October 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N50.89023, W97.70793
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.

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

The Poplarfield and District Millennium Album, 1900-2000 by Ed Ledohowski, 2000.

We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 19 April 2018

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