UPDATE: Time Capsule Discovered At Elmvale High School

May have been placed during renovations in 1965


A time capsule discovered during renovations to Elmvale District High isn’t as old as expected. It was found in a wall during recent construction, behind a stone dated 1965. Inside the time capsule, however, school board officials discovered a yearbook dated 1982. A few other items included class lists dating back a few decades, some newspaper clippings, and other school-related material; some of it did date back to the mid 1960’s.


Students at Elmvale District High School expect to get a history lesson today when a time capsule found buried in an interior wall is opened. The capsule was found when construction workers removed the wall during renovations. It was behind a stone dated 1965 – when a major addition was made to the school. The school was built in 1953. The capsule will be opened at 2 o’clock this afternoon in the school library. The current renovations – an $11.3M project –  includes a new entranceway, five new classrooms, a new double gymnasium and cafeteria, and renovations to existing spaces. Community components include a proposed additional building on the property for a community fitness space and the gymnasium and cafeteria designed with community use in mind. EDHS will become a grade 7 to 12 school in September 2019.