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Safety priority as eclipse nears

By Derek Gean   
Assistant editor
dgean@gannett.com

As central Missouri gears up for the historic solar eclipse set for Monday, the Waynesville R-VI School District has announced that  students will have the opportunity to watch the celestial  show.

Some school districts, including Crocker, have opted to cancel classes due to the potential damage watching the eclipse can cause to the eyes.

All Waynesville students and teachers will be issued NASA-certified glasses to safely watch the event.

“This is a rare and exciting occurrence and an outstanding educational opportunity for our students,” said Dr. Brian Henry, superintendent.

“We have been planning for this for several months and we are looking forward to having our students witness this event. Our teachers will engage students in effective educational activities that promote learning related to the total eclipse, but as always, safety will be…     Read More...