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On August 21, a total solar eclipse will be visible over the United States. A total solar eclipse occurs when the moon lines up perfectly in front of the sun completely blocking the sun from our view. It will be the first total solar eclipse in the continental United States since 1979.

The solar eclipse is an event that can be used to address our science standards.

Elementary Standards

  • Make observations to determine the effect of sunlight on Earth's surface.
  • Use observations of the sun, moon, and stars to describe patterns that can be predicted.
  • Make observations at different times of year to relate the amount of daylight to the time of year.
  • Use information from several sources to provide evidence that Earth events can occur quickly or slowly.
  • Represent data in graphical displays to reveal patterns of daily changes in length and direction of shadows, day and night, and the seasonal appearance of some stars in the night sky.

Middle School Standards

  • Develop and use a model of the Earth-sun-moon system to describe the cyclic patterns of lunar phases, eclipses of the sun and moon, and seasons.

High School Standards

  • Use mathematical or computational representations to predict the motion of orbiting objects in the solar system.

School will be in session on August 21. We plan to make the solar eclipse a safe, active, learning experience for our students. Protective eye wear will be given to all staff and students. Teachers will provide background on the topic, stress the importance of wearing protective eye wear at all times, and then will take students outside to experience the solar eclipse.

The path of totality will move from the west in Oregon to the east in South Carolina. The path of totality falls just north of Topeka, but Topeka will be at 99% totality. In Topeka, the eclipse begins at 11:39 AM, will be at maximum partial eclipse at 1:07 PM (99%), and ends at 2:34 PM.

Parents are encouraged to stress to their students the importance of wearing protective eye wear during the solar eclipse. That message will be stressed at school as well. For parents choosing to excuse their student from school that day to experience the solar eclipse, please contact your student's school to report the absence. It will be an excused absence. If parents do not want their student to experience the solar eclipse outside the school building, they will need to sign and return to their student's school the "opt out" form. An alternative learning experience will be provided during the time of the solar eclipse viewing experience.

At the elementary level, outdoor recess will not be scheduled from approximately 11:45 AM – 2:30 PM on August 21.

For additional information and a great lesson to discuss with your student, please check out the sites listed below:

https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov
https://www.astrosociety.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/uitc93.pdf

2017 Eclipse Information

August 14, 2017

On August 21, a total solar eclipse will be visible over the United States. A total solar eclipse occurs when the moon lines up perfectly in front of the sun completely blocking the sun from our view. It will be the first…

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Don't miss the second annual Back to School Blues 'N' BBQ to benefit the Auburn-Washburn Foundation. Last chance to buy tickets is today, Thursday, August 10. Buy tickets at bluesnbbq2017.bpt.me.



Our band tomorrow night! Today is your last chance to get tickets. Don't miss out on a great night of music and food, all to benefit students and teachers through the Auburn-Washburn Public Schools Foundation.
Tickets at www.bluesnbbq2017.bpt.me

Auburn-Washburn Public Schools Foundation

August 11, 2017
Don't miss the second annual Back to School Blues 'N' BBQ to benefit the Auburn-Washburn Foundation. Last chance to buy tickets is today, Thursday, August 10. Buy tickets at bluesnbbq2017.bpt.me. Our band tomorrow night…
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Join the Auburn-Washburn Public Schools Foundation as we kick back, cool off, and enjoy some blues and BBQ. We will start the new school year off right with this special 21-and-over musical event featuring the band Grand Marquis with their blend of American roots, blues, and Prohibition-era jazz.

Your ticket will include the show, dinner provided by Big Boyz BBQ, and soft drinks. A cash bar will be available serving beer, wine, and mixed drinks. This year's event will be held at The Foundry Event Center (400 SW 33rd Street). Proceeds from the Back to School Blues 'N' BBQ will help enhance, enrich, and expand opportunities for Auburn-Washburn students.

Tickets are $25 and can be purchased online at www.bluesnbbq2017.bpt.me. Please purchase your tickets early to guarantee your spot.

This adult only event runs from 6:00 to 9:00 PM with no set time for dinner. You may come and go as you please and eat whenever you'd like. Grand Marquis will begin playing at 6:30 PM.


Auburn-Washburn USD 437

August 9, 2017
Join the Auburn-Washburn Public Schools Foundation as we kick back, cool off, and enjoy some blues and BBQ. We will start the new school year off right with this special 21-and-over musical event featuring the band Grand…
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The application for out of district renewal or out of attendance area for 2017-2018 is now available. Please visit our Out of District/Attendance Area Enrollment page to view the application and to learn more.

Out of District/Attendance Area

February 13, 2017

The application for out of district renewal or out of attendance area for 2017-2018 is now available. Please visit our Out of District/Attendance Area Enrollment page to view the application and to learn more.

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