Brantner Elementary students took a step back in time without leaving the school grounds Friday, May 29. In 2000, Steve Fox, who was the principal of Brantner Elementary, students and teachers along with the help of Cub Scout Pack 336 placed contents in a time capsule and buried it in front of the school.
The time capsule was opened May 29 and the contents were viewed by the current student body.
“When I was principal here 10 years ago, the Cub Scouts in Pack 336 asked me if we could do a time capsule,” said Fox. “All the students and the teachers each put a memento in the capsule and we buried it here in the ground. We’re going to open it up in a few minutes and see what was put there 10 years ago. I want to thank Cub Scout Pack 336 and Mr. Fraley who was a pack leader when we buried the capsule.”
Fox is retiring from West Clermont Schools at the close of the 2009 school year and wanted to be around for the opening. He was principal at Brantner Elementary for 13 years and became supervisor of instructional programs in the central office in 2003.
"We had hoped that some of the graduating seniors could be here today," said Fox. "They would have been in second grade when we buried the time capsule. They helped fill the capsule and now they're graduating."
The contents of the time capsule are on display in the school for the students to view.