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 or Dr. Loretta Dickson at

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.