CCSD Schools Celebrate Eclipse with Learning and Fun!

CCSD Schools Celebrate Eclipse with Learning and Fun!

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Woodstock Middle School students are ready for the eclipse’s passage over the campus.

Watch a video with highlights from CCSD’s observance of the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse!


Schools throughout the Cherokee County School District celebrated the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse with activities that merged learning and fun!

Each classroom teacher developed a class plan for learning about the eclipse, and lessons ranged from science experiments to creating eclipse-inspired art to enjoying Moon Pies and Sun Chips while observing the eclipse. All classes that planned activities to observe the eclipse outside provided students with eclipse glasses.

Bascomb ES fourth-graders Brayan Rivera and Nathasya Yata display their eclipse-inspired artwork.

Third-graders Jason Tzun-Lucas and Myrka Cruz Lucas are ready for the eclipse (and Moon Pies) in teacher Wendy Landry’s class at Canton Elementary School STEM Academy.

Cherokee HS students and staff don their approved eclipse glasses to observe the passage.

These Clayton Elementary School Cougars dressed for the occasion. From left to right: Knox Blackwell, Lauren Blackwell, Cheyann Massey, Nora Leigh Stansell and Principal Abbey Philpot.

School Board Member Patsy Jordan creates a pinhole projector to show students at Creekland Middle School, where she viewed the eclipse.

Ms. Jordan used her CCSD business card to make a projector.

Creekland Middle School students watch the eclipse as the sky darkens to twilight for its passage.

Creekview High School students learn about history and science by observing the eclipse.

Freedom Middle School students headed outside with eclipse glasses to learn from the special event.

E.T. Booth Middle School students stretch out on the athletic fields to enjoy the view.


Kindergartners in Indian Knoll Elementary School teacher Brandy McConnell’s class made eclipse hats and crafts and enjoyed Moon Pies! From left to right, Karley Gilliam, Bianca Montour, Charlotte Waites, Berkley Powers and Wesley Waters.


Johnston Elementary School kindergartners in teacher Brittany Scanlon’s class are ready to celebrate with their special eclipse hats! From left to right, front row: Abigail Sargenski, Zoe Longoria, Olivia Paller, Hailee Brannon, Gracie Bohannon, Sophia Stockton, Carmen Mullins, Leah LaBrie; back row: Elijah Hazard, Lex McCoy, Joey Howell, Carson Croy, Alex Rider, Brendan Treanor, Will Thomas and Kyler Muffley.

Even CCSD’s preschoolers got in on the teaching and learning about the eclipse with lessons like the one being taught by teacher Anne Marie Corley at Ralph Bunche Center in Canton.

Sequoyah High School students took to the track to see the eclipse’s passage race across the county.

Woodstock High School hosted a viewing party at the stadium for students.










CCSD Plan for Aug. 21 Solar Eclipse

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On behalf of the Superintendent, please be advised that a plan is in place to ensure the 2017 Solar Eclipse on Aug. 21 is a safe and educational opportunity for all of our students.

DISMISSAL: Bus dismissal for grades K-12 will be delayed by 30 minutes on Aug. 21 to avoid elementary school dismissal during the eclipse’s passage through the area; K-12 Special Education bus routes will be delayed by 45 minutes.  Car riders’ release to the line also will be delayed by 30 minutes; parents who do not want to wait may park and come into the front office to check their children out.  Middle school/high school dismissal is affected because bus drivers must first complete elementary school routes.  CCSD Preschool Centers dismissal, which is earlier in the afternoon, will not be affected.

ABSENCES: Many parents have inquired about school absences and early check-outs so as to experience this event as a family. Recognizing the historical significance of this event, the Superintendent has authorized the following provision: Absences and early check-outs related to this event will be unexcused, but make-up work will be accepted without academic penalty. Schools will not treat this absence as truancy.

CLASS ACTIVITIES: Students will participate in a related educational activity at school at the time of eclipse’s passage (approximately 2:35 p.m.). Your child’s school will communicate specific plans to you this week (Aug. 7-11); activities will vary by class, and not all activities will be conducted outside. If your child’s class activity is outside, the teacher will provide a permission slip for you to sign and return. If you don’t give permission, your child will watch streaming video of the eclipse inside.

ASP: The Elementary School After School Program (ASP) for participating students will begin following dismissal and end at the usual time (6 p.m.).

QUESTIONS: If you have additional questions, please contact the Principal of your child’s school.