Rocky Mount Elementary School Principal Peggy Fleming recently opened a time capsule at the school from 1999.
Photo: Cobb County School District
Photo: Cobb County School District

Cobb elementary school opens time capsule from 1999

Students at Rocky Mount Elementary School in East Cobb got a glimpse into what life was like 20 years ago when principal Peggy Fleming opened a time capsule from 1999.

These current students, who had not been born yet, were treated to a sample of what life as like at the end of the 20th century.

Fleming opened the time capsule during the school’s back to school bash. Some of the items proved to be as popular as they were at the height of the Y2K craze.

Rocky Mount Elementary School Principal Peggy Fleming recently opened a time capsule at the school from 1999. Credit: Cobb County School District
Photo: Cobb County School District

The capsule was packed with contributions, including memories from the school’s 20th birthday celebration, a scroll of student goals, a first-grade book dedicated to Beanie Babies (complete with an actual Beanie Baby stuffed animal), a lunch container from a restaurant named Roadrunner Cafe, canvas bags from the school’s PTA, a student handbook, VHS tape and a Pokémon card.

Rocky Mount Elementary School Principal Peggy Fleming recently opened a time capsule at the school from 1999. 
Photo: Credit: Cobb County School District

Rocky Mount Elementary School is celebrating its 40th year, and current students will soon add their own contributions to a time capsule their future peers will open in 2039.

Rocky Mount Elementary School Principal Peggy Fleming recently opened a time capsule at the school from 1999. 
Photo: Cobb County School District
Rocky Mount Elementary School Principal Peggy Fleming recently opened a time capsule at the school from 1999. 
Photo: Cobb County School District
Rocky Mount Elementary School Principal Peggy Fleming recently opened a time capsule at the school from 1999. 
Photo: Cobb County School District

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