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8th Grade Rockets Launch to the Sky


On May 8th 2024 an exciting moment happened, when eighth grade students launched their bottle rockets into the skies!  Students worked together to build this project while teachers demonstrated how to assemble the rocket. Along with building the project students also learned leadership skills and social skills too!

Students came together and made something extraordinary, fun and also educational. Students had outstanding reviews about it, but some weren’t all excited before the launch. Jazlynn Coronado said “I felt worried if the rocket wasn’t going to fly.”

Some students in particular were very nervous before the launch, and they were worried that their rocket wouldn’t make it off the ground. Insert the quote

Yet, after the launch, they were overwhelmed with joy about how their rocket soared up to unimaginable heights. Knyla Smith said “ I felt amazed how the rocket went really high.”

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Teachers demonstrated how the rockets were created. They instructed their students to make whatever they desired with two bottles, as well as decorating the bottle. Then, they filled the rocket with water to blast it off into space. Throughout the years, teachers taught a lot of students with this very same project. With every year that goes by, all of their students have amazing, wacky, creative designs. Some made the teachers laugh because of their hilarious nature and some by sheer creativity alone. One teacher said some of their student’s silly ideas included making a burrito, or a chili dog, and much more. Mrs. Michalsky said, “ These students over the years, had creative ideas and their creativity is on another level which makes students interact with each other.”

From all the experiences, to laughter and happiness, this project has made these students learn teamwork, gratitude, leadership andeven communication skills. Lots of teachers had an exciting time witnessing their students display their talent and creativity, and watched the gears turn in their brains as they put all the hard work and time into making the best rocket they could think of.


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Alexandra G.
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Alexandra is an 8th grade student. She is a member of orchestra, and she enjoys hiking and traveling.
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