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Students open time capsule to celebrate school’s 25th anniversary

This plaque marked the spot where the time capsule was placed.

On Monday, October 23, at exactly 8:10 a.m., students from Pioneer Elementary, located at 980 N Ash St. in Escondido, opened a time capsule from 1992 in celebration of the school’s 25th anniversary.

In 1992, students, Principal Royce Moore, and school staff buried a time capsule next to the cornerstone of their new school. On Monday, Principal Moore, three former teachers, and the former Parent Teacher Organization president were on hand for the students’ opening of the time capsule in the school cafeteria.  The contents were on public display after the current Pioneer students are given a first opportunity to view its contents.

“Seeing the artifacts in the time capsule will be like seeing a family album of the Pioneer family from 25 years ago, well before today’s students were born,” said Melina Quon, the current principal of Pioneer Elementary, before the time capsule was opened.  “The Pioneer community of 1992 is still connected to our school. Our school librarian, who 25 years ago was the president of the PTO, and three retired teachers from 1992 still serve our Pioneer community here in Escondido.”

Pioneer Elementary is one of the 23 schools of the Escondido Union School District (EUSD).  EUSD, in partnership with children, employees, parents, and community members, is committed to realizing the unlimited potential of every learner at each of its 23 schools though high-quality rigorous instruction, a safe and secure environment, fiscal responsibility, and a collaborative and diverse culture which promotes creativity, responsibility, and trust among all stakeholders.

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