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Fifth Grade Students To Open Time Capsule Tonight

By Staff | Apr 29, 2010

CLASS HISTORY PROJECT - Emmetsburg Middle School Fifth Grade students have been busy preparing their projects on local school history for tonight’s Time Capsule Event. Morgan Carter, Sarah Simington, and Allison Freeman (pictured) recently worked on their project board on Miss Florence Underwood, who served the Emmetsburg school district as teacher and librarian for 47 years. The students’ project boards, papers, videos, and PowerPoint presentations will be displayed in the lobby outside the high school/middle school auditorium. A free-will supper will be served in the school cafeteria from 5 to 6:30 p.m. with the time capsule program, including entertainment by Middle School music students, to begin at 7 p.m. – Lori Hall photo

Nearly a year ago in June 2009, a time capsule was removed from the old Emmetsburg Middle School’s cornerstone. The cornerstone, dated A.D. 1930, was located on the northeast corner of the building. Tonight, Thursday, Apr. 29, the public is invited to attend the “Time Capsule Event” when the time capsule will be formally opened.

“The Emmetsburg Middle School Fifth Grade students have been working very hard to prepare for this night,” said David Hadley, Middle School social studies instructor. “Fifth graders who attend may enter their names in a drawing. One boy’s and one girl’s name will be selected, and those students will open the 1930 time capsule to see what is inside.”

The Middle School Parent Group is sponsoring a free-will offering supper from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the high school/middle school cafeteria. Burgers, chips, drinks and desserts will be served.

Afterwards, check out the Fifth Graders‘ project boards, papers, and PowerPoint presentations that are on display in the auditorium lobby. The class split into small groups and researched and prepared historical displays on topics such as the History of School Buildings, History of Football, Girls Basketball, History of the Victory Bell, Vocal Music Over The Years, and Past Teachers.

Along with the project boards, students designed advertisements that ran in the Emmetsburg newspapers promoting the “Time Capsule Event.” Presently, the youngsters are in the process of developing a landscape design for the area surrounding the Victory Bell. 

At 7 p.m. the Seventh and Eighth Grade Band and Fifth and Sixth Grade Chorus will perform in the high school/middle school auditorium. Following the performances, the names of two fifth grade students will be drawn to open the capsule.

The public is invited to attend.