Search Staff DirectoryBúsqueda en el Directorio del Personal

CCSD59.org

Rupley Students Get a Great View of Solar Eclipse at Harper College

English|Español|Polski

On August 21, 2017, CCSD59 students, along with many in North America, were able to see one of nature’s most amazing and unusual sights – a total solar eclipse. A solar eclipse, where the moon passes between the sun and Earth and blocks all or part of the sun, can last for several hours and are relatively rare. The last time the contiguous U.S. saw a total eclipse was in 1979, so students were quite excited to be able to safely share in such an exciting event.

Across the district, students participated in the celestial celebration in all different ways and locations, all bearing student safety in mind. For example, thanks to a partnership with Harper College, Rupley students in 3rd and 4th grade had the opportunity to participate in a free viewing event onsite at Harper’s campus in Palatine.

As part of Harper’s Ambassador Program, Rupley students have visited the campus for tours, participated in Harper-led classroom activities, and heard Harper’s students talk about college in Rupley’s classrooms. Amie Granger, community relations manager at Harper, connected with Rupley Principal Diana O’Donnell about how they can work together to support learning experiences for students. Granger invited Rupley’s students to the free eclipse viewing so the children could have firsthand experience in the unique event.

Through our collaborative partnership with Harper College, our students had the opportunity to create more questions, build scientific understandings, and learn as astronomers.

Diana O’Donnell

“Our goal is for our students to become scientists, and this was a safe, educational experience for students to observe this event within our local community,” said O’Donnell. “Through our collaborative partnership with Harper College, our students had the opportunity to create more questions, build scientific understandings, and learn as astronomers.”

The eclipse viewing event at Harper was a collaboration across their Mathematics and Science division, several professors across disciplines, community relations and publicity partners, and Harper volunteers, who worked together for the benefit of the community.

The students who attended the event were able to participate in different activities learning about the sun and viewed live streaming from NASA of the eclipse at Harper’s Performance Center. The event featured demonstrations of plasma, ultraviolet bead experiments, and solar telescopes. Students were also able to utilize safety pinhole viewers, where an image of the sun is projected onto a screen through a small viewing hole, which Harper had provided for students to make ahead of time. Harper also purchased 1,000 pairs of safety-approved viewing glasses that students were able to wear and share during the event.

Granger says that since science is sometimes very book-oriented, these types of unusual, real-world opportunities get everyone excited to learn. “Today, across America, thousands of people are going to be doing science together to learn about the sun,” she said. “These ‘real world’ science events are so important for two reasons: they show science is for everybody, and they show how, when we work together across the country and across the world, we can discover amazing things.”

Third grader Kessiah B, who said she never saw “the sun and the moon pass by together at the same time” agreed. “I like how Harper College gave us the opportunity to take a field trip to come here and see the eclipse and do all the crafts that we made. It’s the coolest thing we ever did in school.”

For more info about the eclipse, check out NASA’s website.

Eclipse5web

  • Brentwood Cover 2
    Former Brentwood student surprises sister, class after military trainingLa ex alumna de Brentwood sorprende a su hermana, clase después del entrenamiento militar

    Former Brentwood student surprises sister, class after military trainingLa ex alumna de Brentwood sorprende a su hermana, clase después del entrenamiento militar

      While Veterans Day was several weeks ago, a small gesture by a group of Brentwood students has extended the celebration into December. The Brentwood…Mientras que el Día de los Veteranos fue hace varias semanas, un pequeño gesto de un grupo de estudiantes de Brentwood extendió la celebración hasta…

    Continue ReadingSiga Leyendo
  • SCHOOL CLOSING THUMB 2
    School Cancelled - November 26, 2018 Escuela cancelada - 26 de noviembre de 2018

    School Cancelled - November 26, 2018 Escuela cancelada - 26 de noviembre de 2018

    Due to weather conditions, all CCSD59 schools will be closed on Monday, November 26, 2018. All CCSD59 activities at all schools are also canceled, including…Debido al mal clima, todas las escuelas de CCSD59 estarán cerradas el lunes, 26 de noviembre, 2018. Todas las actividades de las escuelas del Distrito…

    Continue ReadingSiga Leyendo
  • Board Updated Thumb 7
    Winter Weather School Closing Guidelines 2018Pautas para el cierre de escuelas por clima invernal 2018

    Winter Weather School Closing Guidelines 2018Pautas para el cierre de escuelas por clima invernal 2018

    As we enter the winter months, CCSD59 would like to update you on decisions that contribute to closing school in the event of a weather-related…Estimados padres de familia y tutores: Al comenzar los meses de invierno, el Distrito 59 desea informarles acerca de las decisiones que contribuyen al cierre…

    Continue ReadingSiga Leyendo
  • Rupley Breakfast
    Rupley Kicks off Thanksgiving Break with Breakfast

    Rupley Kicks off Thanksgiving Break with Breakfast

    “I am very thankful to find other parent volunteers who are like-minded and want to help the kids and support the school. I am also…

    Continue ReadingSiga Leyendo
  • Survey Thumb
    2018-19 Parent Survey ResultsRESULTADOS DE LA ENCUESTA DE PADRES 2018/19

    2018-19 Parent Survey ResultsRESULTADOS DE LA ENCUESTA DE PADRES 2018/19

    CCSD59 would like to sincerely thank the 1,414 parents and guardians who participated in our Fall 2018 Parent Survey. This honest, in-depth feedback is invaluable…CCSD59 quisiera agradecer sinceramente a los 1,414 padres y tutores que participaron en nuestra encuesta de padres de otoño de 2018.  Esta retroalimentación honesta y…

    Continue ReadingSiga Leyendo
  • Engineering Cover
    Engineering a Career PathUna trayectoria profesional a la Ingeniería

    Engineering a Career PathUna trayectoria profesional a la Ingeniería

    Not many programs allow students to hear from speakers that have been in outer space. That elite distinction translates to a reservoir of knowledge, one…No muchos programas permiten que los estudiantes escuchen a oradores que han estado en el espacio exterior. Esa distinción de élite se traduce en una…

    Continue ReadingSiga Leyendo
  • Veronica Thumbnail
    Dual Language Student Inspires at Salt Creek Estudiante de lenguaje dual inspira en Salt Creek

    Dual Language Student Inspires at Salt Creek Estudiante de lenguaje dual inspira en Salt Creek

    Veronica Keigher was always destined for the dual language program at CCSD59. From the time she was born, her parents, Greg and Amy, made it…Veronica Keighner siempre estuvo destinada al programa de lenguaje dual en CCSD59. Desde el momento en que ella nació, sus padres, Grey y Amy, lo…

    Continue ReadingSiga Leyendo
  • Forum Cover
    CCSD59 Invites You to Community Education ForumCCSD59 lo invita a participar en el Foro de educación comunitaria

    CCSD59 Invites You to Community Education ForumCCSD59 lo invita a participar en el Foro de educación comunitaria

    CCSD59 invites you to join us for a special Community Education Forum to learn and discuss how our students are being prepared to be successful…CCSD59 lo invita a unirse a nosotros en un Foro de educación comunitaria especial para aprender y analizar cómo se están preparando nuestros estudiantes para…

    Continue ReadingSiga Leyendo
  • Bears Thumbnail
    Holmes Students Return to Soldier Field

    Holmes Students Return to Soldier Field

    Holmes Junior High students took another step towards becoming gridiron legends on Sunday. The Chicago Bears welcomed students to participate in a flag football game…

    Continue ReadingSiga Leyendo
  • SEL Story Thumbnail
    Holmes cluster celebrates SEL with familiesEl grupo de Holmes celebra SEL con las familias

    Holmes cluster celebrates SEL with familiesEl grupo de Holmes celebra SEL con las familias

    “I think parents and students found the circle question, ‘What are you most proud of?’ to be a very enjoyable moment for honest sharing. It…“Creo que los padres y los estudiantes encontraron la pregunta del círculo, ‘¿De qué estás más orgulloso?’ ser un momento muy agradable para compartir honestamente.…

    Continue ReadingSiga Leyendo
  • Board Updated Thumb 7
    CCSD59 Earns Financial Recognition Status from ISBECCSD59 OBTIENE EL ESTADO DE RECONOCIMIENTO FINANCIERO DE ISBE

    CCSD59 Earns Financial Recognition Status from ISBECCSD59 OBTIENE EL ESTADO DE RECONOCIMIENTO FINANCIERO DE ISBE

    Each year, the Illinois State Board of Education releases its School District Financial Profile Report in order to illustrate and categorize the financial status of…Cada año, la Junta de Educación del Estado de Illinois (the Illinois State Board of Education) publica su Informe de Perfil Financiero del Distrito Escolar…

    Continue ReadingSiga Leyendo
  • SEL Thumb
    Join Us for Social Emotional Learning Night

    Join Us for Social Emotional Learning Night

    As education and its very structure continue to evolve, CCSD59 is dedicated to providing the most effective and welcoming environment for our students to learn.…

    Continue ReadingSiga Leyendo