School plans viewing party for the eclipse
Story & video by Carter Holyoak / Photo by Michael Eggert
Last June principal Patrick Lambert ordered eclipse glasses for all the students from Eclipse for a Cause. This coming Monday the school will have a special schedule, and all students will view the event from the field of McCarthey Stadium.
Science teachers will lead the students in a few activities, and language teachers plan to have their students express what they're seeing in a foreign language. English teachers will be sharing Shakespeare's references to eclipses in his works. Mr. Jeffreys shared this reference in Othello.
“My wife, my wife! What wife? I have no wife.
O insupportable! O heavy hour!
Methinks it should be now a huge eclipse
Of sun and moon, and that th’ affrighted globe
Should yawn at alteration.”
—Othello in Othello (5.2.121)
Not to be outdone, English teacher Mr. Vanderlaan will have his students read poems about eclipses, like "Partial Eclipse" by Michelle Bissau.
In the video interview above with the Bulldog Press Principal Lambert discusses why he's so interested in the eclipse, what he hopes students will get out of the experience, and how the school is ensuring our safety.
UPDATE – August 21, 2017
Video by Sean Parent