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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Rossdale School No. 956 (RM of St. Andrews)

The Rossdale School District was organized formally in July 1898 and a two-classroom schoolhouse operated on Lot 85 in the Rural Municipality of St. Andrews.

The teachers of Rossdale School between 1918 and 1962 were Sara Liss (1918-1920), George Crago (1920, 1922-1923), Mrs. Hazel McDonald (1921), Carrie Morrison (1921), Eva Rodin (1922), Nellie Grover (1922), Mrs. Mary Shepherd (1923-1929), Ernest McKay (1924-1928), Myrtle Goldstone (1929-1935), Marie Prygrocki (1929-1933), Zelma Novak (1930-1936), Rita Romanche (1934-1936), John M. Kozoriz (c1937), Bernice Protasciewich (1937-1939), Fred Ostafew (1937-1940), Olga Basisty (1938-1941), Fred Kowalchuk (1941-1949), Elsie Kostiuk (1942), Dena Juanita Sacha (1943-1944), Rose Angela Churko (1947), Mrs. Anna Huculak (1948), Helen Masse (1949), Yvonne Masse (1949), Maurice Peleshok (1950-1954), Mrs. Nonnie Peleshok (1950-1953), Nettie Kohut (1954), Orest Lazaruk (1955-1957), Mrs. Roxie Lazaruk (1955-1957), Elsie Harasymec (1958), Zigmund Joe Wolfe (1958), Walter Manuliak (1959-1961), Mrs. E. Gloria Manuliak (1959-1961), Mrs. Patricia Bazan (1962), Mrs. Marilyn Woloshyn (1961-1962), and Mrs. R. Podruski (1962).

Rossdale School

Rossdale School (no date) by H. D. Cumming
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 30.

Site Location (lat/long): N50.10335, W97.01663
denoted by symbol on the map above


School District Formation Files [Rossdale School District No. 956], GR1688, E0027, 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.

Beyond the Gates of Lower Fort Garry 1880-1981: R.M. of St. Andrews by Municipality of St. Andrews, 1982. [Manitoba Legislative Library, F5648.S22 Bey]

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 Michael Chubey, John Redekopp, and Nathan Kramer for providing information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 9 April 2017

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