Tattnall Square Academy students enjoyed viewing the Solar Eclipse during the peak viewing time on August 21. In advance, the school purchased eclipse glasses for students, faculty, and staff and let everyone know how to view the eclipse safely. Teachers prepared students by teaching information regarding the eclipse prior to the event. Through eclipse t-shirt sales, the Ecology Action Club raised money for two water bottle filling stations to be located in the lower school building. Tattnall currently has two water bottle filling stations installed and is looking forward to adding two more. The bottle filling stations reduce plastic waste and present a safe way to consume tap water. These filling stations also increase student awareness of sustainability by refilling reusable bottles and encourage students to stop wasteful habits.
WGXA’s meteorologist/reporter Matt Mackie visited Tattnall to capture the students witnessing the eclipse. During an interview with elementary student John Michael Lawrence, John Michael told Mackie, “I want to be a weatherman just like you.” Two weeks later, WGXA invited John Michael to their studio to gain a first hand look on a day in the life of a meteorologist. John Michael was able to experience reporting the weather using a green screen and answer viewer questions on Facebook Live.