NJHS Cares For The Brave Reply

Operation gratitude

Quang Truong

NJHS is creating care packages for our brave soldiers fighting for our freedom overseas. Members will be bringing Ziploc bags, shaving cream, lotions, along with small items to lend a taste of home like stuffed animals, as well as earbuds for music and other media.

NJHS volunteers created the care packages using items brought in by Mrs. Gates and other members. Most of the items in the care packages were hygiene products such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, tissues, and chapstick.

These care packages will be shipped to Van Nuys for Operation Gratitude. Service family members are also able to request a care package from their loved ones.

Profiling Ms.Thach Reply


Thao Vy Phan

Ms. Thach is currently a math and CCR teacher at Stacey Middle School. Her dream of becoming a teacher started her sophomore year. Ms. Thach has been fulfilling her dreams for 12 years, 10 years at Webber Elementary and two at Stacey.

One of her greatest accomplishments is starting the garden club at Stacey. Ms.Thach found gardening in May 2013, when she had tried to prevent weeds from growing. She said that she “fell in love with it” and had found “something she was good at.” Ms.Thach is also proud of fixing her house, graduating from college, and her teaching career.

Had teaching not panned out, Ms.Thach’s second career choice would have been Federal Bureau of Investigation agent. She said as a young child she thought the job of FBI agent would be “active and something new.” However, Ms.Thach states,” I love teaching, so it will never happen.” More…

2015 Stacey Girls Football Reply

Destiney Hagberg

Congratulation to all the girls who made the football game here at Stacey Middle School. The game schedule hasn’t been posted yet, but the games will be held after the Thanksgiving Break.

Good luck to the girls, and support the girls by going to the games and cheering them on.

The girls who were selected to be on the team are:

Hannah Pendleton

Thanh Danh

Jeannie Skidmore

Aine Drury

Bella McGookin

Ashley Reyes

Natalie Gonzalez

Jocelynn Timmer

Blythe Walker

Krisante Igarta

Julia Le

Alicia Rodriguez

Lily Foster

Hailey Braddock

Mackenzie Bialek

Sela Aranda

Good Grief or Good Gratitude? Reply


Kristen Fernandez

The smell of pumpkin pie is in the air and a fall breeze is here. The Peanuts Gang is rounding the corner and that can only mean one thing. This month on the 26th, Thanksgiving will arrive once again, bringing its festivities along.

“I am excited to see all my family in one place,” said seventh grader Justin Samone. More…

Football Update Reply


Destiney Hagberg

Our Stacey boys beat the Warner team 22-18 on Tuesday Nov. 17. With this win, Stacey won the district championship!  

On Thursday, November 12th, Stacey competed against Warner at Stacey. After a long game of battling, Stacey won the game beating the undefeated team Warner! More…

Dreaming to be a Leader Reply

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Leah Kurihara and Leandra Gimenez

Leadership and 8th grade CCR, College and Career Readiness, went to Disneyland in October to learn the characteristics of being a strong leader: confidence, curiosity, constancy, and courage.

Once they arrived at Disneyland, Leadership and CCR split up in groups for the training. Each  group had a leader from the Disneyland staff. The groups walked around the park and did activities that taught teamwork and leadership skills. During the training, the students also got to ride Splash Mountain and Pirates of the Caribbean. More…

Shoot Straight Reply

Kristen Fernandez

This semi-new club has caught the attention of new and old students at Stacey Middle School. Archery takes place every Monday and Tuesday from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the Northwest field. Fellow teacher Mr. Dandridge, along with Coach Mike, has trained Stacey students to shoot with precision.

“I think it’s awesome ‘cause I get to learn about archery and how to have correct form.” said eighth grader, Kevin Doan. Kevin is not the only one that enjoys archery. The students and coaches are often seen cracking jokes and smiling.

Before the students can shoot, they need to prepare by setting up all the equipment such as targets, bow stands, bows and arrows. Once this is done, the coaches and McKenzie Duignan string the bows to get them ready for shooting. Like all sports, the archers must warm up using stretch bands to go over the form and aiming at the target. More…