Breaking News: Construction: Spring Edition 15

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Madelyn Fracassa

Recently, the construction at Stacey Middle School has been crazy and keeping up with it has been overwhelming. The good news is that the gym will be done in time for graduation, but the bad news is that there will be a limited amount of people allowed into graduation and the tickets will be back.

For the kids with a big family, you can always request more tickets than the original amount given. But it will be more expensive to have to get tickets, and that could put a weight on some families decision on how many family members are coming.

Even though there are a few negatives of graduating in the gym, there are many positives outweighing the negatives. More…

What Even Was Stacey? 2

Mariah Escatel & Averi Farren

The last couple events of school:

What Even Was the Knotts Field Trip?

Eighth-grade students were found missing from school on May 22 of 2018, only to be found having a great time at Knotts Berry Farm! Eighth graders were delighted to hear that the annual trip was still being offered to their class of 2018 here at Stacey Middle School. Students arrived at the park around nine o’clock in the morning and were given until six o’clock of free park roaming time to ride all the rides their heart’s desire.

Eighth-grader Catherine Eagleson was asked about her Knotts Berry Farm field trip experience. She responded with, “I had so much fun, I love scary roller coasters. I even convinced some of my friends to go on the scary ones with me. It was just a really cool experience to be able to hang out with my friends at a theme park during school, I even got to hang out with some of my school friends that I wouldn’t normally hang out with outside of school and we had a good time.” More…

History Comes Alive! 1

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Kelsey Bisetti

Every student here at Stacey feels absolutely swamped with projects, but Mr. Yohn and Mrs. Redmond have assigned yet another one to their eighth-grade classes. Thankfully, this one is a bit more amusing than some of the others.

Usually, at this point in the year, eighth graders would be responsible for recording and editing a video of a historical reenactment. But this year, teachers decided to spice things up. Instead of the boring, old video project, eighth graders will be writing a script to act out in front of the third grade class of Clegg and Schroeder Elementary School.

Mrs. Redmond says they came up with the idea because the video projects had become boring to grade after so many years of watching them. “From what I’ve observed, there’s been a lot of good work with the boards and we’ll be starting on the scripts Monday.”   More…

What are You Doing Over Summer? 6

Madelyn Fracassa

Summer is just around the corner for Stacey Middle School Students. The last day of school is on Tuesday, June 19th, which is only fourteen days away.

With the end of school nearing, a lot of Stacey students already know what they are doing. Over summer there are many things to do, whether you are going on vacation or just lounging around.

Some of the 8th graders are not having such a laid back summer, though. The English honors kids for Marina High School have to do a summer assignment.

All eighth graders that are playing sports or taking band will be attending summer camps for most of the summer. There are so many things that could be done over summer. 

New Faces at Stacey Middle School? Reply

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Mariah Escatel

Many students have noticed many new faces at Stacy Middle School. If you have attended and been apart of the Westminster School District, you probably understood why fifth and sixth graders have been recently flooding our campuses.

This is due to the feeder school assemblies and field trips. Meaning elementary schools are coming to visit our middle school on a field trip. The incoming students will take a tour around our wonderful campus.

The next feeder school assembly will be June 13th. Many nearby schools such as Schroeder or Clegg walk to our campus. Elementary students take a field trip to their closest middle school. The elementary schools that will visit us are Schroder, Eastwood, Clegg, Wilmore, and many more. More…

Calling All Eighth Graders! Reply

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Mariah Escatel

Hey eighth graders, here are a few helpful reminders about the upcoming last weeks of school.

June 7th

Textbooks are due- Bring your textbooks that were given at registration, to school. This includes your science, history, and math textbooks.

June 8th

Exit Interviews- This is the day you eighth graders have been preparing for almost the whole year. Interviews will be held in H3 and be during your language arts/reading classes. More…

Super Villain Profiles Reply

Avalyn Walton, Ashley Wolf, and Gwyndalynn Kent

A couple of weeks ago on the Cougar Chronicle, readers were able to experience superhero’s in a whole new way with our article, “Superhero Profiles”. The light, or goodness, in the Marvel and DC comics and movies, were delved into and explained with ease.

But no light can exist without darkness, and no good can exist without evil. So strap yourselves in, because this week the superheroes’ counterparts get their time to shine. That’s right, the fabulously malicious supervillains are taking their turn.

POISON IVY

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Poison Ivy is a fabulous female supervillain from the DC comic and movie universe. Poison Ivy is probably most well known for her association with the superhero Batman, and her appearances in his comic series. The first appearance she made in a comic was in 1966 in Batman #181, after being created by Robert Kanigher and Sheldon Moldoff. More…

End of The School Year Reply

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Mia Grasse

As you all very well know, the end of the school year is right around the corner. The last couple weeks of school will be filled with lots of textbook, Chromebook, and locker returns. Textbook returns take place in your math class. Please remember to bring your science, math, and social studies textbooks if you forgot. 7th graders turned in their textbook Tuesday, June 5, 6th graders Wednesday, June 6th, and 8th graders Thursday, June 7. Make sure all your textbooks are in good shape. If you have lost them, tell the librarian that you will be paying for the replacement of your textbooks. More…

Peanut Free Zone Reply

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Madelyn Fracassa

Lately, kids with severe peanut allergies have had a lot of problems during lunch. Kids have had a hard time avoiding all the peanut butter in the tight and crowded lunch tables, so they have been sitting on the floor away from the lunch tables.

Just because a student has a peanut allergy they should not have to sit on the floor or be very worried every day at lunch, it is not their fault they have a peanut allergy.

To solve this problem and make it fair for those kids that can not even smell peanut butter, Mrs. DeBritton decided to place a table or two in front of F1 that is a nut free zone. Now the kids can actually eat their lunch at a table. More…

Mean Girls: The Musical Reply

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Mean Girls, the movie starring Lindsay Lohan as the main character of Cady Heron, is no doubt a widespread and popular movie. From games to T-shirts, the movie has been spread across so many different mediums, it is almost impossible to not at least know of the movie. So it only makes sense to bring the story from the big screen to Broadway.

The musical comes from the same creator as the movie, Tina Fey. Of course, she wasn’t alone in the creation. She had help with music from Jeff Richmond and lyrics from Nell Benjamin.

Since sometime around 2013, a musical adaptation of the iconic movie has been worked on and developed into an amazing show. Rumors of the show have been spiraling since October of 2016, but nothing was sure at that point. That is, until the National Theatre confirmed the D.C venue on December 30, 2016. More…

Found Poems Reply

0530181844-2Gwyndalynn Kent

In Mrs. Walters Language Arts classes, she has been having them evaluate and analyze pieces of art (poems, songs, paintings, etc.), most of which were about Harlem. The poems were both by Langston Hughes, one entitled ¨Jukebox Love Song¨ and the other called ¨Harlem¨. The painting was titled ¨The Block” and the song was ¨The Tattooed Bride¨.

But, let’s just focus on these poems ¨Jukebox Love Song” and ¨Harlem¨, both of which have completely different moods, tones, and themes to them. One has this very loving mood to it and the other talks about something rotting and exploding. More…