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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Mohyla School No. 1495 (RM of Rossburn)

The Mohyla School District was established in March 1909 and a one-room schoolhouse operated at NW11-21-24W in the Rural Municipality of Rossburn. The district was dissolved in 1965 and its area became part of the Rossburn Consolidated School District and later the Pelly Trail School Division. Only a wooden sign and the concrete foundation of the former school remains at the site.

The teachers of Mohyla School were Mike Wonitoway (1910-1914), Mr. A. A. Lechowicz (1914-1917), Mr. Lazaruk (1917-1918), Mr. Hawryluk (1918-1919), Jacob Hlady (1919-1920), Mr. Danyleyko (1920-1921), Mr. Yarmey (1921-1922), Mr. Punak (1922-1923), Miss Mary Sawchuk (1923-1924), Miss Perch (1924), Mrs. Marilla R. Whitmore (1924-1925), Miss Waluk (1925-1926), Bill Yakimichuk (1926-1927), Miss Duma (1927-1928), Miss Anderson (1928-1929), Mr. Walatiuk (1929-1930), Miss Nykorchuk (1930-1931), Frank Hyra (1930-1934, 1938-1939), Miss Karesewich (1934-1936), Mrs. Phyllis Chopp (1936-1938, 1939-1941, 1951-1952), Miss Anne Dnistransky (1941-1942), Miss Mary Kuchner (1942-1943), Miss Anne Prosak (1943-1944), Miss Mary Budz (1944-1945), Miss Mary Klywak (1945-1946), Miss Mary Mazur (1946-1947), John E. Kowalchuk (1947-1948), Alex Borowski (1948-1949), Miss Nellie Drozda (1948-1949), Miss Jennie Schawluk (1949-1950), Harry Kotch (1950-1951), Miss Elsie Manulak (1952-1953), Mrs. Eugenia Pawluk (1953-1956), Miss Adeline Hrankowski (1956-1957), Miss Mildred Barnesky (1957-1958), Paul Smolarsky (1958-1959), Miss Mildred Barnesky (1959-1961), William Kozak (1961-1963), Mrs. Lois Melnyk (1963-1964), and Mrs. Jean Michalchuk (1964).

Mohyla School

Mohyla School (no date) by J. B. Morrison
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 128.

Concrete foundation for the former Mohyla School

Concrete foundation for the former Mohyla School (May 2014)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N50.79581, W100.71716
denoted by symbol on the map above


Glen Elmo East topographic map, 62K/15 East, Edition 1, Series A743 [Archives of Manitoba].

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.

On the Sunny Slopes of the Riding Mountains, A History of Rossburn and District, Volume 1 by Rossburn History Club, 1984. [Manitoba Legislative Library, F5648.R78 Ont]

We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 2 April 2019

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