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Solar Eclipse Event 2017

Fairbury Public Schools students took advantage of our prime location to view the rare solar eclipse on Monday August 21st! All present students in grades K-12  spent the day up at the athletic complex where they rotated through six different themed stations with eclipse-related activities. Student made galaxies in a bottle, pinhole eclipse viewers, models of the eclipse, did an art project (bubbles and chalk) and game and made UV and glow-in-the-dark bracelets! Elementary classes were paired with junior and senior high classes so that students got to interact in a multi-age education approach. It was a special opportunity for different groups of students to interact with each other!

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Students got the best seat in the house converging on the practice field together to watch the total eclipse. A little rain in the morning didn’t dampen our mood and strategic cloud cover ensured a comfortable day outside but didn’t obscure the view of the totality. THANK YOU to all of the volunteers that spent their day supporting our students and to JCHC for sending volunteers and providing sunscreen for all students. First National Bank of Fairbury provided bottled water for all students and volunteers and Starr Plumbing for  the use of the port a potties.

Fairbury Public Schools appreciates the community’s support in providing this once-in-a-lifetime total eclipse viewing opportunity for our students!