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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Dehowa School No. 1451 (Poplarfield, RM of Fisher)

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Principals | Vice-Principals | Teachers | Photos & Coordinates | Sources

The Dehowa School District was established originally in April 1908. It was dissolved within a few years but was re-formed in January 1913 and operated a school on the northeast quarter of 12-22-1 west of the Principal Meridian, near Poplarfield in what is now the Rural Municipality of Fisher. It was destroyed by fire during the winter of 1935-1936. The second school building was destroyed by fire in late 1953. A new school building, the third Dehowa School, was constructed at a site about 0.3 mile to the northeast. A metal commemorative sign remains at the original site.

Principals

Period

Principal

1947-1948

Michael Richard Firman (1909-1977)

1948-1953

?

After 1953

See Poplarfield School

Teachers

School Year

Teachers

1912-1913

Paul Semotiuk

1913-1914

Paul Semotiuk

1914-1915

Paul Semotiuk

1915-1916

Paul Semotiuk

1916-1917

Paul Semotiuk

1917-1918

Theo Flora, E. L. Kerr

1918-1919

William Hryciuk, William Wiwisiaryk

1919-1920

William Hryciuk

1920-1921

William Hryciuk, Fred Humeniuk

1921-1922

Nellie Patterson

1922-1923

Nicolas V. Bachynsky

1923-1924

Nicolas V. Bachynsky, Olive Mayhen

1924-1925

Nicolas V. Bachynsky, Polly Cherniak

1925-1926

Nicolas V. Bachynsky, Polly Cherniak, Grace Woodsworth

1926-1927

Polly Cherniak, Walter A. Kostiuk

1927-1928

Mary Buzdygan, Walter A. Kostiuk

1928-1929

Mary Bilash, Teresa Demchuk, Eugenia Prygrocki

1929-1930

Teresa Demchuk, Eugenia Prygrocki

1930-1931

Helen Wellis, Alfred White

1931-1932

Olgar Chorneyko, Alfred White

1932-1933

Michael Hykawy, Michael Krepiakwich

1933-1934

Sylvia Hryciuk, Michael Krepiakwich

1934-1935

Sylvia Hryciuk, John P. Tanchak

1935-1936

Sylvia Hryciuk, John P. Tanchak

1936-1937

Sylvia Hryciuk, John P. Tanchak

1937-1938

Sylvia Hryciuk, John P. Tanchak

1938-1939

Sylvia Hryciuk, John P. Tanchak

1939-1940

Sylvia Hryciuk, John P. Tanchak

1940-1941

Sylvia Hryciuk, Leon W. Michalchuk

1941-1942

Sylvia Hryciuk, Helen Romaniak

1942-1943

Sylvia Hryciuk, Helen Romaniak

1943-1944

Sylvia Hryciuk, Felix Tesarski

1944-1945

Michael R. Firman, Sylvia Hryciuk

1945-1946

Michael R. Firman, Sylvia Hryciuk

1946-1947

Michael R. Firman, Anne Aly Lainey

1947-1948

Lovey Bailley, John Baydock, Michael R. Firman, Anne Huculak

1948-1949

John Baydock, Rose Baydock

1949-1950

John Baydock, Rose Baydock

1950-1951

Frank Mikolayenko, Nancy Ostryzniuk

1951-1952

Frank Mikolayenko, Nancy Ostryzniuk

1952-1953

Slawka Bejzyk, Anne Chudy

1953

William Glitnak, Jane Grushka

After 1953

See Poplarfield School

Photos & Maps

The first Dehowa School building

The first Dehowa School building (no date) by G. W. Bartlett
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 120.

The second Dehowa School building

The second Dehowa School building (no date) by M. Hall-Jones
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 120.

The Dehowa School teacherage

The Dehowa School teacherage (no date) by M. Hall-Jones
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 120.

Commemorative sign at the site of the first and second Dehowa schools

Commemorative sign at the site of the first and second Dehowa schools (May 2015)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N50.88269, W97.61415
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Dehowa School / Poplarfield Elementary School / Poplarfield Collegiate (Poplarfield, RM of Fisher)

Sources:

Annual Reports of the Manitoba Department of Education, Manitoba Legislative Library.

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.

The Poplarfield and District Millennium Album, 1900-2000 by Ed Ledohowski, 2000.

We thank Linda Collette and Ed Ledohowski for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 11 August 2018

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