Attention: Talent Show 2

Averi Farren

Attention Cougars! Do you have any hidden talents, or really ANY talents alt all?

Stacey’s end of the year talent show is coming up, June 21st on the last day of school. The talent show auditions were held by Mr. Yohn, Mr. Dandridge, and Mr. Woodruff on Wednesday, June 7th after school in Mr. Yohn’s room.

Although many students take this talent show for granted and think it’s just a fun thing to do on the last day of school, it may be more worth it in the end when you hear what the prize is.

The winner’s prize will be $100, so wish luck to all of the talent show participants and may the best talent win!

We hope to see many Cougars participating, good luck!

Watercolor Art Project Reply

Justin Pham and Evelyn Huynh

Hello, Cougars!

In Mrs. Karsh’s advanced art class, the students started a Georgia O’Keeffe inspired watercolor project! This project should take a couple of weeks. It will be due Friday, June 16th. Students will have to go through various steps in order to complete the whole project.

First, students will review different brush techniques and will also sketch out their design on a piece of A4 paper. Then, after they have finished their design and mastered their techniques, they will lightly draw the same design on a piece of construction paper and start painting their designs! More…

Volleyball Club is Back! 3

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Oanh Tran

Volleyball club has been back since May and will be going on for the rest of the school year!  For this trimester, the majority of students attending volleyball club are 7th graders.

The requirements are just to show up in a team of three or four people.  There will be mini-game tournaments, the first will be Thursday, June, 8th, and the winning teams will earn a gift card from Mr. Cota.  

The club meets on Tuesdays and Fridays and lasts one hour after school outside on the fields. Two nets or more are set up with Mr. Cota supervising all the students.  All students are allowed to join and play for fun.  

Anyone can attend and join a team during the meetings. The majority of the attending students are 7th graders.   

If not able to make it for the first tournament, more tournaments will be held over the next meetings of volleyball club.

8th Grade Honors Next Year Reply

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Mika Mendoza

Will you be joining Mrs. Ortega in 8th-grade honors?

Mrs.Ortega who is happy to be running 8th-grade honors will only have ONE class of honors next year. The class requirements will be more difficult, as many students are in 7th-grade honors.

The first requirement is student must exceed normal reading standards for 8th grade and be reading at a 10th-grade level.

The second stipulation is the student must show initiative and participate regularly in class.

The third condition is that the applicant must be able to think outside the box, be creative.

“Students must be able to take risks when it comes to assigned tasks.” Mrs. Ortega would also like it if the students had a teacher recommendation.

A Chorus Line! Reply

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Mariah Escatel

West Arts Productions main stage show, A Chorus Line, is approaching rather quickly. The musical will be May 26th, at 7:00 pm, and Saturday, May 27th at 1:00 pm, and 7:00 pm.

Many students or teachers are unaware of what “mainstage show” means. West Arts mainstage show is a musical that consists of 6th grade through college actors.

This year they are putting on A Chorus Line. Although, this adaptation is slightly modified to be more family friendly.

Ticket prices will be $10 for an adult and $8 for a student or senior. Come and see this amazing musical filled with talented actors here at Stacey Middle School!

McTeacher’s Night 1

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Mariah Escatel

Come and support your PTA at McTeacher night! This fundraiser will be happening between the hours of 4:30 and 7:30 pm on Wednesday, May 24th.

Treat your family to a McDonald’s dinner or any treat and the Stacey PTSA will receive 20% of the sales.

Once again, take some time to spend with your family or friends by heading over to McDonald’s for McTeacher night!

Portfolio Information – Heads Up Eighth Graders 19

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Delaney Powell

Exit portfolios are due on Friday, May 19th.

Just a reminder that most first drafts are not final. Your teachers or your peers might correct you on some of your mistakes or add some suggestions to make your portfolio more interesting or more accurate.

The exit interviews will be held on June fourth; The interviews will be held by community members all throughout the day.


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Mariah Escatel

ATTENTION Stacey Students! You might have forgotten, but teachers appreciation week is this week! It is merely Wednesday so you have some time to show your teachers that you care!

Do not overlook this week simply because you didn’t get a flyer for it. It is a real thing. Show the people who create doctors, lawyers, firemen and more that they truly are special and appreciated. 

One simple way to show them that you care is by saying, “You are a great teacher.” Although, your teachers probably will still appreciate some flowers or chocolates as well.

The Last Saturday Academy of The Year Reply

Averi Farren

Attention Cougars!

Do you have multiple absences that you would like to get rid of? Well, if so, then check out the last Saturday Academy here at Stacey! It is coming up Saturday, May 20th.

Saturday Academy starts at 8:00 am and ends at 12:15 pm. It is a great opportunity to have fun participating in a variety of different activities at Stacey on the weekend.

Every Saturday Academy is different, but each and every one of them is fun!

Although the program is designed to help students make up their absences, any student is allowed to participate.

The activities held at Saturday Academy are different at each time. To find out what activities are being offered, listen to the announcements and watch for flyers to come out approximately one week before Saturday Academy.


This is Knott a Drill! 3


Elaine Tong

It is well-known that the eighth graders of Stacey will soon go on a field trip to Knott’s Berry Farm on May 24th. This event is anticipated by many students here on campus as an entertaining way to learn historical background about our country’s past.

“I feel like it’s a good opportunity to learn and also have fun,” states eighth grader Delaney Powell when asked how she felt of this opportunity of a trip.

The fees for each student planning to go is $35. It is mandatory to return this money by Wednesday, May 3. Otherwise, students will not be able to attend if they return the fees any later than the due date. More…