Summer STEAM Academy Ends With a Bang

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At 9:30 the 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade classes launched the many rockets, both large and small, that they created in their classrooms.

 

BRAWLEY – Phil Swing students of the summer STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Arts Math) Academy had an audience on Wednesday as they showed their hard work to parents at the STEAM Parent Day.

Early in the morning summer school principal Mrs. Casey talked to the visiting parents about their hard-working children during the academy as well as a thank-you for bringing the students every day.

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“I’m just proud,” said Lilia Chavez when she walked into her daughter’s 4th grade classroom, “I’m proud because she learned about the rockets and how they work.”

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“With this opportunity, the kids might be able to understand that they can do the engineering or the research or the math behind all of the school work,” said Casy.

Alyssa Gomez, age 6, shows her mother her work in her kindergarten class.

After that, parents walked to their children’s classrooms and watched them talk about what they had learned through the six week long academy.  

Kindergarteners, 1st, and 2nd graders released more butterflies to the delight of  children and families while the 6th, 7th, and 8th grades showcased the final designs and programming of their robots by guiding them through large class mazes.

“I’m just proud,” said Lilia Chavez when she walked into her daughter’s 4th grade classroom, “I’m proud because she learned about the rockets and how they work.”

Alyssia Vasquez launches her paper rocket into the sky.
Alyssia Vasquez launches her paper rocket into the sky.

At 9:30 the 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade classes launched the many rockets, both large and small, that they created in their classrooms.  They did it not only for their parents, but also for the other students and teachers that happened to come by at the time of the launching.

“They showed us about the rockets and robots and I thought it’s totally different from when I had summer school,” said Albert Vasquez, the older brother of two sisters who were in the 5th and 7th grade classes, “It didn’t seem as fun then as it is now.”