A total solar eclipse will occur on Monday, August 21st visible in the continental United States. This is the first total eclipse in 38 years. This is a unique opportunity for MTHS students to observe this phenomenon. The State also requires that schools have a certain number of fire drills within the school year. So the plan for August 21st is to take advantage of both and have a planned fire drill which will move students outside followed by an eclipse viewing. MTHS will provide each student with a pair of CE and ISO certified glasses. The company we are purchasing from is also approved by NASA and the American Astronomical Society. (certification available below)
MTHS would like every student to be able to participate in viewing the eclipse. However Parents, if you do not want your student to participate in the eclipse viewing, please have your student notify their 7th hour teacher or email Assistant Principal Kevin Hodel, firstname.lastname@example.org. After the fire drill any students not participating will be allowed to go under the stadium bleachers during the viewing.
Please reference the additional information below regarding the solar eclipse and call Assistant Principal Kevin Hodel at 309-367-4151 ext. 530 if you have any questions.