Every #1LISD student and staff had the opportunity to gaze up at the sky and watch as the moon passed between the sun and earth Monday. Many campuses welcomed families to join spectator events planned for this special occasion. A unique educational opportunity for Leander ISD, classes embraced this teachable moment, integrating it into curriculum and offering students a chance to learn about the science behind this rare phenomenon.

Thanks to efforts from Leander ISD’s Science Curriculum team, parent engagement groups (PTA, PTO, PTSAs) and community partners, everyone in the district received either a pair of solar eclipse glasses or a viewer. Students became well-versed in proper techniques for safely observing the eclipse. 

Viewing parties helped enrich the learning experience for everyone involved. Spreading out blankets and camping chairs, cloudy skies were no deterrent. In fact, the squeals of excitement from getting just a peek of the eclipse made it that much more enjoyable. Staff and families alike provided positive feedback for offering the ability to join students on campus.

LISD wants to express thanks and gratitude for the entire staff, students and community for making this event, not only a spectacular natural phenomenon but also a memorable and educational experience. The district’s efforts serve as an example of the innovative and engaging educational experiences that #1LISD continues to provide for its students.

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