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The Ortona and Osceola principals show off the time capsule to the students. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

'A new beginning': Ortona Elementary's time capsule unearthed before merger with Osceola

Thursday, Jun. 3, 2021 |

The Ortona and Osceola principals show off the time capsule to the students. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

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Ortona Elementary and Osceola Elementary fifth graders gathered together on Thursday, June 3, to witness the unearthing of Ortona's time capsule. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

Thursday, Jun. 3, 2021 |

Ortona Elementary and Osceola Elementary fifth graders gathered together on Thursday, June 3, to witness the unearthing of Ortona's time capsule. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

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Osceola Elementary Principal Lynn Bruner and Ortona Elementary Principal Katie Dyer begin to dig. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

Thursday, Jun. 3, 2021 |

Osceola Elementary Principal Lynn Bruner and Ortona Elementary Principal Katie Dyer begin to dig. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

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The dig was done in front of faculty and the fifth graders. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

Thursday, Jun. 3, 2021 |

The dig was done in front of faculty and the fifth graders. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

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Ortona and Osceola Elementary students await for the time capsule to be unveiled. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

Thursday, Jun. 3, 2021 |

Ortona and Osceola Elementary students await for the time capsule to be unveiled. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

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When the digging, and the Florida heat, got tough, Osceola Elementary parent Mike Pavelka came in to lend the principals a hand. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

Thursday, Jun. 3, 2021 |

When the digging, and the Florida heat, got tough, Osceola Elementary parent Mike Pavelka came in to lend the principals a hand. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

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Ortona Elementary Principal Katie Dyer and Osceola Elementary Principal Lynn Bruner lift the time capsule from the ground. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

Thursday, Jun. 3, 2021 |

Ortona Elementary Principal Katie Dyer and Osceola Elementary Principal Lynn Bruner lift the time capsule from the ground. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

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It was hard work getting the time capsule out of the ground, but the principals prevailed. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

Thursday, Jun. 3, 2021 |

It was hard work getting the time capsule out of the ground, but the principals prevailed. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

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Ortona PTA President Mariah Francis and Principal Katie Dyer work together to open the time capsule. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

Thursday, Jun. 3, 2021 |

Ortona PTA President Mariah Francis and Principal Katie Dyer work together to open the time capsule. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

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Collin Logan shows off the last Osceola Elementary yearbook, to be included in the new time capsule. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

Thursday, Jun. 3, 2021 |

Collin Logan shows off the last Osceola Elementary yearbook, to be included in the new time capsule. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

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Ortona PTA President Mariah Francis, a former Ortona student herself, comes up with a way to open the time capsule. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

Thursday, Jun. 3, 2021 |

Ortona PTA President Mariah Francis, a former Ortona student herself, comes up with a way to open the time capsule. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

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An Ortona Elementary student pulls out a bundle of papers from the time capsule. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

Thursday, Jun. 3, 2021 |

An Ortona Elementary student pulls out a bundle of papers from the time capsule. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

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Ortona Elementary student Tyler Stinnett shows off a Polaroid of the technology students are using in school right now: iPhones and iPads. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

Thursday, Jun. 3, 2021 |

Ortona Elementary student Tyler Stinnett shows off a Polaroid of the technology students are using in school right now: iPhones and iPads. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

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A look at the items that will be included in the new time capsule. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

Thursday, Jun. 3, 2021 |

A look at the items that will be included in the new time capsule. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

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The end of the school year marks the final year of both Ortona Elementary and Osceola Elementary. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

Thursday, Jun. 3, 2021 |

The end of the school year marks the final year of both Ortona Elementary and Osceola Elementary. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

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Osceola Elementary students, parents, Principal Lynn Bruner and Ortona Elementary Principal Katie Dyer. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

Thursday, Jun. 3, 2021 |

Osceola Elementary students, parents, Principal Lynn Bruner and Ortona Elementary Principal Katie Dyer. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

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