Fall officially arrives at A. A. Kingston Middle School when the rockets are launched. Brad Filiatrault's eighth grade technology classes begin each school year with the building and launching of individually made rockets. The project requires students to build all parts of their rocket, rather than use ready-to-assemble kits. The technology program emphasizes hands on learning while studying math, science, and technology. Mr. Filiatrault oversees Mya Garfield as she launches her rocket.