Time Capsule Planned for Bourne Intermediate School

BOURNE – A time capsule is being built in Bourne to celebrate the opening of the new Bourne Intermediate School and commemorate the end of the James F. Peebles Elementary School.

The capsule will be built into a bench located on school property and will be opened in 30 years.

“It’s extremely important to us is to identify things that are current, maybe some things from the past, some things associated with Peebles and really try to capture that and put it in a place that we can take out after 30 years and reflect upon what that transition was like, what it was like moving from Peebles to the Bourne Intermediate School,” said Superintendent Steven Lamarche.

“We selected 30 years because we thought that that was more multigenerational, it’s exciting to capture something, put it away, not think about it and then over a period of time take it out and take a look at it, kind of like going back and taking a look at your high school year book, it’s an exciting piece to this project,” he said.

The capsule currently includes photographs of events such as when students signed one of the beams that was placed in the new school, a dated article about the school building project, a smart phone, the book “Wonder”, and items significant to the Friends Matter project.

Principal Jane Norton will also be working with students on a writing project for the capsule.

“We’ve identified a number of items that are current, like a smart phone, somethings of that nature, but to me one of the biggest pieces we are placing in the time capsule is Principal Norton has asked her students to write a piece about moving to the new school and what that is going to look like and what Peebles meant to the particular elementary students that are in our current school” Lamarche continued.

Time capsules are a tradition in the district as a capsule complied to commemorate the opening of Bourne Middle School is slated for opening in 2025.

The school district is interested in community input for the capsule, any ideas should be sent to Steven Lamarche at Slamarche@bourneps.org or to business director Jordan Geist at Jgeist@bourneps.org.

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