Historic Sites of Manitoba: Jefferson School / Morweena School No. 2020 (Municipality of Bifrost-Riverton)

Known as the Jefferson School District when it was established in January 1920, it was renamed Morweena in early January 1922 after the nearby Morweena Post Office at 21-23-1E. A one-room schoolhouse operated at SE20-23-1E in what is now the Municipality of Bifrost-Riverton. In 1966, the district was dissolved and its catchment area became part of the Arborg Consolidated School District, later the Lakeshore School Division, and still later the Evergreen School Division.

Among the teachers at Jefferson School / Morweena School were Clarence E. Miller (January-June 1921), Hubert H. Hooper (August-December 1921), T. J. Dissette (January-March 1922), Clarence W. Fines (April-June 1922), G. M. Stinson (July-December 1922), Minne M. Stadnek (January-May 1923), G. Glenn Stonhouse (August-September & October-December 1923), school quarentined (September 1923), Archibald D. McInnis (January 1924), ? (February-March 1924), L. S. MacInnis (April 1924), N? G? McNab (May-June 1924), Rose Rachlin (September 1924), John Dickison (Spring 1925), John H. Hykawy (Fall 1925 - Spring 1926), Rose Siberfarb (Fall 1926 - Spring 1927), Louise Toitz (Fall 1927), Stephen G. Hyra (Spring 1928), Sophie Donen (1928-1929), Joseph G. Wawrykow (1929-1930), Max P. Wasserman (1930-1931), Dagmar Johannesson (1931-1933), Goldie Ruth Satten (1933-1934), Pearl Block (1934-1935), Ivan Packulak (1935-1936), George Michael Colton (1936-1938), John Joseph Kalinski (September 1938 - March 1939), Bernhard John Schellenberg (March-June 1939), Christena Walzer (1939-1940), Jacob A. Fehr (1940-1941), Bill Cipuzak (1941-1942), Joseph A. Zuzanski (1942-1943), Arthur E. Hunchak (1943-1944), Mike D. Romaniuk (1944-1945), Lena E. Genyk (1945-1946), William Majeski (1946-1947), Barbara Swaluk (1947-1948), Olga Tycholiz (1948-1949), Freida Kunzelman (1949-1950), Alma Margaret Martin (1950-1951), Sigbjorg Johanna Finnson (Fall 1951), Ann Chomokoski (Spring 1952), Marjorie Lillian Winther (Fall 1952), Bernice Georgina Gustafson (Spring 1953), Theresa Louisa Petrachuk (1953-1954), Thomas F. Dwornick (1954-1955), Merle Sandmoen (1955-1956), Marion Scyrup (Fall 1956), William Ken Gulechin (Spring 1957), Carl Edward Golebioski (1957-1959), Ann Stefanson (Fall 1959), Mary A. Papien (Spring 1960), Annie Isaac (1960-1961), Lionel Harry Sussman (1961-1964), Donald Bruce “Don” Thiessen (1964-1965), and Patricia Marie “Pat” Yaciuk (1965-1966).

Morweena School

Morweena School (no date) by H. D. Cumming
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-3, page 78.

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.99436, W97.41596
denoted by symbol on the map above


Arborg topographic map, 62I/14, 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.

Post Offices and Postmasters, Library and Archives Canada.

Manitoba School Records Collection, Jefferson School District No. 2020 Daily Registers, GR6124, Archives of Manitoba.

Manitoba School Records Collection, Morweena School District No. 2020 Daily Registers, GR6124, Archives of Manitoba.

School division half-yearly attendance reports (E 0757), Archives of Manitoba.

We thank Gladys Kohler for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 29 March 2023

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