SPUSD Students View Historic Partial Eclipse

South Pasadena Unified School District (SPUSD) Students, faculty, staff, and administration viewed a partial solar eclipse on Monday, April 8, 2024.

All SPUSD schools celebrated the partial eclipse in different ways. The middle school’s science department shared the science behind the eclipse and planned activities and special lessons to share with the students. South Pasadena Middle School (SPMS) ASB purchased special viewing glasses for all students and entertained everyone with themed eclipse music.

Elementary students also participated in a variety of viewing activities on each campus using the necessary safety precautions. Students were able to view the eclipse during recess and lunch and some also listened to a special eclipse playlist during the event. Thanks to the Marengo PTA for providing eclipse viewing glasses for all the elementary schools. High schoolers viewed the eclipse using special glasses and handmade viewing tools like pinhole viewers for a prime eclipse experience.

About South Pasadena Unified School District

Established in 1886, the South Pasadena Unified School District (SPUSD) serves approximately 4,800 students within five schools including three elementary schools, one middle school and one comprehensive high school in South Pasadena, California. Nestled in the West San Gabriel Valley, SPUSD has earned a reputation for providing high quality public education, attracting families who value challenging academic programs and outstanding teachers. Consistently recognized for superior performance, SPUSD students earn honors at the local, state and national level. The District draws vital support from parents and community members through the South Pasadena Educational Foundation, local PTAs and booster clubs.

For more information, contact: South Pasadena Unified School District, Office of the Superintendent, scarroll@spusd.net.


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