UPMS Seals Time Capsule in New Building
On Friday, February 28, Upper Perkiomen Middle School (UPMS) put a lid--quite literally--on the multi-year construction project for its new school, which opened at the start of the 2019-2020 school year.
UPMS students, teachers and administrators, as well as district administrators and School Board members, were on hand for a ceremony to seal a time capsule behind the datestone near the front of the building.
Student Council members worked with UPMS administrators to choose the contents of the capsule, which included a t-shirt, Chromebook, iPhone, Tosco’s menu, copies of the Town and Country newspaper, information on the Board and administration and much more.
At the ceremony, brief remarks were made by Mrs. Christine Siegfried, UPMS Principal; Rachel Landis, UPMS Student Council President; Dr. Allyn J. Roche, Superintendent; Mrs. Raeann Hofkin, Board President; and Mr. Doug Kenwood, Director of Facilities.
"Hopefully the new middle school will serve the community for a long time and provide a phenomenal education to the students and allow students easier access to some of their passions," said Landis.
After the remarks, Student Council officers placed the time capsule in the datestone. Masons were on hand to seal it up and place it in its designated spot by the school’s main entrance.
The time capsule and its contents were also on display at the Feb. 27 School Board Workshop, and Mrs. Siegfried made a presentation to the Board about the selection process and contents.
Check out our photo gallery of the time capsule ceremony below, as well as TribeTV's video from the ceremony.