Last week at the monthly school board meeting, the board discussed the upcoming Solar Eclipse and encouraged parents to send their kids to school to witness the event.
“This will be a wonderful learning opportunity and we would plead that parents send their kids to school so we can explain this event to them and how it all works,” said Stephens. “We will take the students outside for about 30 minutes and we will have activities before and after the event to further increase knowledge and we feel very good that students will have a safe meaningful and educational time.”
The board received eclipse viewfinders from Western Kentucky University and will provide all students with ISO safety compliant viewfinders to view the eclipse safely. Members of the Adair County STEM club will also take a field trip to Elkton to view the eclipse in totality. Several STEM club students attended the meeting and explained this once in a lifetime opportunity.
“This only happens about once every 100 years,” said ACHS student and STEM club member Benjamin Hancock. “We are thankful that the district is allowing us to go witness the eclipse in totality.”