Edmonson Voice Staff Report:
On August 21, 2017, students of the Edmonson County School District will have the opportunity to witness a historical event, a total solar eclipse. This rare event, that takes place when the moon fully covers the sun, is going to cast one of its most spectacular views in South Central Kentucky. While Brownsville will not be in the path of complete totality, Edmonson Countians will still witness an impressive and significant eclipse event.
In anticipation of this exciting event, Edmonson County Schools are making plans to take advantage of this historical occasion. “We are so excited that the solar eclipse is taking place during the school day. We couldn’t ask for a more teachable moment than to get the opportunity to teach our students about the eclipse and then be with them when they witness it for themselves,” said Carol Stice, Instructional Supervisor.
According to a statement from the Edmonson County Board of Education, each school is making plans for various lessons and guest speakers leading up to the eclipse. These include partnerships with the Edmonson County Public Library, Edmonson County Parks and Recreation, and Western Kentucky University.
All students and faculty will be given special glasses for safe viewing of the solar eclipse. “We want to thank Western Kentucky University for providing the glasses for our students and faculty. We are looking forward to sharing such a historic event with our students,” said Patrick Waddell, Superintendent.
Families can anticipate more information regarding the eclipse and each school’s plans in the coming days.
In case you missed it, click here to find out more about the upcoming historical eclipse published last week on the Edmonson Voice.