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Celestial Spectacle: Solar Eclipse to Grace Skies on April 8


On April 8, people worldwide can witness a celestial event as a solar eclipse appears in the sky. This is a rare occurrence where the moon aligns perfectly with the sun, casting a shadow over the Earth.


On Monday, due to the eclipse, the day’s schedule will undergo adjustments to ensure safety and maximize viewing opportunities for students and staff. 


Students who have filled out the opt-in form will exit the building with, following a protocol similar to a fire drill, and gather at the designated location while being supervised by their teachers. 

Students must have their solar eclipse glasses and IDs to participate. 


The bell schedule has been modified to accompany the event, see the table for time changes. The shuttle schedule has also been slightly modified, and there will be no Lowery students at AHS during seventh period, instead, they’ll remain at Lowery, with attendance managed there. 


To accommodate viewing, all students should be back from CTC and STEAM by 1:00, and those going to CTC and STEAM for seventh period must arrive by 1:15. 


Teachers with seventh period free periods will assist students who didn’t opt-in, with a rotation allowing them a brief moment to view the eclipse. 


Solar eclipse glasses will be distributed to all sixth-period students, with teachers responsible for distribution and reminding students to keep them safe between classes. Those at other campuses will receive glasses there. This structured approach ensures both safety and an educational experience during this rare astronomical event.


The eclipse will be visible primarily in parts of south Texas and up to Maine, making 

Allen a great spot to see the eclipse fully. Observers will witness the sun’s corona, the outer atmosphere of the sun, peeking out from behind the moon, creating a ring of fire known as the “diamond ring.” Partial phases of the eclipse will be visible in various regions across the globe, offering spectators a chance to witness an alignment between the sun, moon and Earth, according to Exploratorium.


For many students, this will be their first-ever full solar eclipse. And with schools organizing the solar eclipse event, it will be an exciting event for students.


AHS Bell Schedule

8:45 – 9:37 1st
9:43 – 10:45 5th
10:57 – 12:57 6th
1:03 – 3:08 7th
3:14 – 4:05 8th


A 10:57 – 11:27
B 11:27 – 11:57
C 11:57 – 12:27
D 12:27 – 12:57
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