Weekly roundup: Newport-Mesa’s time capsule, stories from Vietnam vets and more

Sometime in 2041, students from the Newport-Mesa Unified School District will break the seal on a time capsule containing more than 40 years of history.

Along with photos, pennants, yearbooks and school T-shirts, they’ll find a lunch menu, the district’s 2016-17 budget and a computer mouse, which could look ancient to the point of crude to a future generation of teen cyborgs.

But we digress. According to this story in the Orange County Register, about 70 people took part in a ceremony on June 2 that revealed the capsule’s curated contents — as well as a brand new logo for Newport-Mesa Unified. Click through to check out photos of both.

And when you’re done, here are some other education stories from the week:

  • Santa Ana High School’s film academy will be named after Edward James Olmos in honor of the actor’s contributions to the district, which include connecting industry professionals with aspiring filmmakers.
  • Students perform better academically at schools that work with outside organizations to offer extra services such as dental care, counseling and food assistance, according to new research from the Learning Policy Institute and the National Education Policy Center.
  • After impressing at a county culinary contest, a team of La Habra High graduates will take their recipe for Chicken Kashmir with sides of Pepino Curry and Tropical Kheer to a national competition to create healthier and tastier school meals.
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