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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Reeve School No. 2325 (Municipality of McCreary)

The Reeve School District was organized formally in July 1950 but classes began in September 1941 when the vacant Glenhope School building was moved to SE24-20-15W in what is now the Municipality of McCreary. Destroyed by fire in December 1953, classes were held in the Reeve Hall until a new school was constructed and ready for use in April 1954. The school closed in 1962 and the district was dissolved. Its catchment area became part of the McCreary Consolidated School District and later the Turtle River School Division. The former schoolhouse was sold and converted into a private residence. It was later demolished.

Among the teachers of Reeve School were Thelma Phillips, Mamie Kowalchuk (1942-1943), Helen Higgins (1943-1944), Daisy McIntyre (1944-1945), Florence Bothwell (1945-1946), Margaret McTavish (1946-1947), Olga Lesawich (1947-1948), Jean Nicholson (1948-1949), D. Geisbrecht (1949-1951), 0. Yacentiuk (1951-1953), R. Ostrowski (1953-?), Annette Turko (1954-1957), A. Huebert (1957-1958), and Jean Whyte Buchanan (1958-1962).

Reeve School No. 2325

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.72815, W99.41653
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

Glenella West topographic map, 62J/11 West, Edition 1, Series A743 [UFS Reference Collection].

McCreary: Milestones and Memories by McCreary History Book Committee, 1987, pages 164-165.

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.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 25 August 2020

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