A time capsule hidden at Wood Middle School  25 years ago was unveiled Monday morning and its contents were revealed to students and staff.

Principal Christine Lowak said the anticipation to see what's inside has been building for years. 

"Every year, the kids have said, 'When are we going do the capsule? When are we going to do the capsule?'" she said.

The time capsule was created as a school project in 1987 to commemorate the 200th anniversary of Constitution Day.

Some of the items included a Coca Cola can, Converse sneakers, and various magazines and newspapers.

The headline on one of the newspapers was about Pope John Paul's visit San Antonio.

Back then, there were two newspapers in town -- the San Antonio Express-News and the San Antonio Light.

The time capsule also included a picture of a rotary phone, a cassette tape, a VHS tape and a floppy disc. 

NEISD Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian G. Gottardy was a guest speaker at the event. He said he started his career as a teacher at Wood Middle School. \

David Dunn was a student at the school when the time capsule was hidden in 1987. He had the opportunity to unlock the time capsule, along with his son, Cameron, who is now a student at the school. 

"I remembered a lot of it -- the movie, cassette tapes, the Converse shoes," he said. "It was a trip down memory lane."

"It was pretty cool. I liked it," said Cameron Dunn.

After the unveiling ceremony, students packed modern treasures into a new time capsule, so students in the future will get to have a similar experience.

Wood Middle School unveils time capsule

Published On: Sep 17 2012 03:24:46 PM CDT

School staff at Wood Middle School open a 25-year-old time capsule to review its contents. What was inside?

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