In the Schools

Experience the solar eclipse at Lock Haven University

LOCK HAVEN — Join the Lock Haven University department of geology and physics to experience the 2017 solar eclipse from 1:15-4 p.m. Aug. 21 on the Lock Haven University Commons lawn.

The eclipse begins at 1:15 p.m. with the maximum at 2:38 p.m. and the last contact at 3:56 p.m. Free solar eclipse glasses will be provided for safe viewing. Lock Haven observers will see a 75 percent partial solar eclipse.

For more information, contact Dr. Jim Wheeler at jwheeler@lockhaven.edu or Dr. Loretta Dickson at ldickson@lockhaven.edu.

WASD to hold open house

The Williamsport Area School District has announced the dates for its annual round of open houses to kick off the start of the 2017-18 school year.

This year’s open house schedule is listed below in order by date:

• Williamsport Area Middle School will be from 6-7:30 p.m. Aug. 22.

• Intermediate schools will be held on Aug. 23. Curtin Intermediate School’s open house is scheduled for all grades from 5:30-7:30 p.m. At Lycoming Valley Intermediate School, fourth grade open house is scheduled from 5-6:30 p.m., and fifth and sixth grades from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

• Primary schools (Cochran, Hepburn-Lycoming, Jackson and Stevens) will be held from 5:30-7 p.m. Aug. 24.

• Williamsport Area High School will host an open house for incoming freshmen and new students from 7:30-8:30 p.m. Aug. 24. An open house for all students is scheduled for 5-7 p.m. on Aug. 30.

Attending an open house is a way for students and families to see their building, learn more about grade level programs and opportunities and meet faculty and staff.