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

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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. An $2,800 addition was built in 1923 upon architectural designs of Gilbert C. Parfitt. The school operated into the 1960s.

Principals

Period

Principal

1920-1921

George W. Crago

1921-1922

Carrie E. Morrison

1922-1923

George W. Crago

1923-1950

?

1950-1954

Maurice Walter Peleshok (1922-2013)

1954-1955

?

1955-1957

Orest Lazaruk (1932-2008)

1957-1959

?

1959-1961

Walter Manuliak

1961-1963

?

1963-1964

Marliene Sharon Lutz

Teachers

Period

Teachers

1920-1921

George W. Crago (grades 3-7), Sarah Alice Liss (grades 1-2, 1920), Mrs. Hazel McDonald (grades 1-2, 1921)

1921-1922

Mrs. Hazel McDonald (grades 1-2, 1921), Carrie E. Morrison (grades 3-8), Eva Rodin (grades 1-2, 1922)

1922-1923

Nellie M. Glover [Grover?] (grades 1-3), George W. Crago (grades 4-8)

1923-1950

?

1950-1951

Maurice Walter Peleshok (grades 5-9), Nonnie Peleshok (grades 1-4)

1951-1952

Maurice Walter Peleshok (grades 5-9), Nonnie Peleshok (grades 1-4)

1952-1953

Maurice Walter Peleshok (grades 5-9), Nonnie Peleshok (grades 1-4)

1953-1954

Nettie Kohut (grades 1-4, 1954), Maurice Walter Peleshok (grades 5-9), Nonnie Peleshok (grades 1-4, 1953)

1954-1955

?

1955-1956

Orest Lazaruk (senior grades), Mrs. Roxie Marie Lazaruk (junior grades)

1956-1957

Orest Lazaruk (grades 6-10), Mrs. Roxie Marie Lazaruk (grades 1-5)

1957-1958

?

1958-1959

?

1959-1960

Walter Manuliak (senior grades), Mrs. E. Gloria Manuliak (junior grades)

1960-1961

Walter Manuliak (senior grades), Mrs. E. Gloria Manuliak (junior grades)

1961-1962

?

1962-1963

?

1963-1964

Marliene Sharon Lutz (grades 5-8), ? (grades 1-4)

The teachers of Rossdale School between 1918 and 1962 were Sara Liss (1918-1920), Mrs. Mary Shepherd (1923-1929), Ernest McKay (1924-1928), Myrtle Goldstone (1929-1935), Marie Prygrocki (1929-1933), Zelma Novak (1930-1936), Nita 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), Elsie Harasymec (1958), Zigmund Joe Wolfe (1958), Mrs. Patricia Bazan (1962), Mrs. Marilyn Woloshyn (1961-1962), and Mrs. R. Podruski (1962).

Photos & Coordinates

Rossdale School

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

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

Sources:

School District Formation Files (E 0027), Rossdale School District No. 956, GR1688, 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]

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

Plans and shop drawings (GS 0100), Rossdale School District addition, GR3125, Archives of Manitoba.

Manitoba School Records Collection, Rossdale School District #956 - Daily Register, GR2034, Archives of Manitoba.

Corporate Security registered documents (ATG 0089), #2 School District of Rossdale, GR12576, Archives of Manitoba.

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 and John Redekopp for providing information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 8 October 2020

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