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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Adam School No. 2012 (RM of Armstrong)

The Adam School District was established in October 1919 and a one-room schoolhouse operated at SE32-21-1E in the Rural Municipality of Armstrong. In 1967, the district was dissolved and its catchment area became part of the Evergreen School Division. The former school building was still at the site at the time of a 2015 visit.

Among the teachers at Adam School were William Chimchak (January-August 1921), Joseph B. Puchniak (September-December 1921), R. St. Germain (February-June 1922), J. H. Foley (September-December 1922), N. M. Wycimaga (February-June 1923 & 1923-1924), Emil Lucki (1924-1925), Katherine Reid (1925-1926), Harold Orlo Taylor (1926-1927), Lee Bender (1927-1928), Helen Wellis (1928-1929), Bessie Magid (1929-1930), Franklin Edward Bothe (1930-1931), Nellie Porayko (1932-1934), Olga Podolick (1934-1935), Miroslav Albert Stechishin Jr. (1935-1936), Michael Sadoway (1936-1942), Francis Luschinski (1942-1943), Walter Dubas (1943-1944), Edward Weiss (1944-1945), Victoria Kindzierski (1945-1946), Roy Zalubniak (1946-1947), Pauline Bohonis (1947-1948), ? (1948-1949), Maurice Saranchuk (1949-1950), Ted Philip Mozol (1950-1951), Valerie Luchko (1951-1952), George Lysak (1952-1953), Ellen C. Johnson (August-November 1953), Mrs. Sigvurdur Vidal (December 1953), C. Hugh Nordquist (January-June 1954), Elizabeth T. Farion (September-December 1954), Mrs. Henry Desjarlais (January-March 1955), Gordon Senoff (April-June 1955), Jean Sonia Kopechanski (1955-1956), Elizabeth May Chabluk (1956-1957), Joyce D. Sigvaldason (1957-1958), Dinah? M. Boychuk (1958-1959), Lise Bennison (1959-1960), Olga Anne Sobotkiewich Ciemny (1960-1962), Walter Michael Sorokoski (1962-1963), Mr. M. J. Hosein (September 1963), Charles Edgar Buck (October 1963 - June 1964 & 1964-1965), and Nelson Fred Masiak (1965-1966).

Adam School

Adam School (no date) by H. D. Cumming
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-3, page 77.

The former Adam School building

The former Adam School building (May 2015)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

The former Adam School building

The former Adam School building (May 2020)
Source: Rose Kuzina

Interior of the former Adam School building

Interior of the former Adam School building (May 2015)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Interior of the former Adam School building

Interior of the former Adam School building (May 2020)
Source: Rose Kuzina

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.85289, W97.41700
denoted by symbol on the map above


Arborg topographic map, 62I/14, Edition 1, Series A743 [Archives of Manitoba].

Manitoba School Records Collection, Adam School District No. 2012 - Daily Registers, GR6124, 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.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough, Nathan Kramer, and Rose Kuzina.

Page revised: 24 November 2021

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