D123 Experiences the Great North American Eclipse

Students watch in awe as the solar eclipse reaches 95% partiality.

The temperature cooled, the sky darkened, and curious eyes looked up to the sky to witness the Great North American Eclipse on Monday, April 8, 2024.

As the Chicago area reached 95% partiality, Oak Lawn-Hometown School District 123 students and staff watched the spectacle with their protective eyeglasses and were amazed at this once-in-a-generation occurrence. 

Erin McElroy from WGNTV visited Oak Lawn Hometown Middle School, and a live segment aired during WGN's solar eclipse coverage. Students were eager to share how they prepared for the eclipse, what they learned, and how they felt after the experience.

From kindergarteners to staff members, everyone was in awe at this celestial event that won't be visible in the Contiguous United States until 2044 and 2045.

Watch this video collage capturing the looks of wonder, amazement, and excitement during the solar eclipse. 

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