Friday, January 05, 2007
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Many thanks to Principal Joe Vadala, 2006 History Teacher Mike Rossit and his students for a truly wonderful evening.
Joe Tersigni addresses the dinner.
Linda Carey gives a toast on behalf of the 1981 class.
Former Bishop Mac Principal Larry Kelly addresses the dinner.
Fr. Dunn leads the re-dedication of the capsule.
The class of 2006 places their packages into the capsule
Mr. Rossit placing items from 2006 into the capsule
Mr. Tersigni wows the crowd!
Father Dunn blessing the capsule
Wednesday, December 06, 2006
Saturday, September 30, 2006
TRIBUNE PHOTO BY VIRGINIA MCDONALD
Beta tapes and big hair - it's history, especially for former Bishop Macdonell teacher Joe Tersigni's history class of 1981, who opened a time capsule Thursday that they filled 25 years ago. The opening marked the school's 150th anniversary in 2006. Former students Dave Shaftoe (left), Paul Synnott and Linda Carey were among those who'd contributed everything from student profiles to music tapes to the time capsule. Even an old school uniform kilt and cap gave today's students a glimpse of what it was like to be a student in '81. Included was a sketch by student Peter Klienveld of the original downtown school that stood on the hill overlooking Macdonell Street. Bishop Macdonell teacher Mike Rossit's history class of 2006 now will seek out and invite the entire class of '81 to a Dec. 7 reunion at the new Bishop Macdonell high school, which opened in 2003 on Clair Road. They will also refill with current memorabilia the capsule, which will be reopened 25 years from now to mark the school's 175th anniversary.
Friday, September 29, 2006
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I will say this, the memories were almost overwhelming in some regards and often came in a great flood of remembering. The afternoon was definitely one of those " you don't want it to end" events and certainly set the stage for the big reunion in December.
Thursday, September 14, 2006
Where did the time go?
I was one of those students and the time has arrived to open the capsule. On the 28th of September I will be re-uniting with an old classmate and Mr. Tersigni to participate in the unveiling. We will also have an opportunity to speak with the students of today.
Each student will receive a package from the time capsule and will attempt to contact the owner. They will have two months to research their assigned student, attempt to contact them and prepare a report. In December there will be a celebration with the students past and present to see the final results.
I decided to start this blog to chronicle the project. Hopefully the blog can serve as a central communication point for the various people involved and track the progress. I would like to invite the students to join as contributors to the blog and document their experience.
I've thought of this project off and on over the years, but now that the time is here it is exciting. High school reunions are standard fare, while this affords all of us an opportunity to connect with our past and take part in the future.