Story Contest 18

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Mia Grasse

Stacey’s Broadcast Journalism team wants to see how good of a writer you are. Starting Wednesday, January 31, enter Journalism’s writing contest for a chance to get published in the Cougar Chronicle and get an award on stage at one of our Cougar Pride assemblies. Stacey’s Broadcast Journalism team will be picking a winner from each grade.

What will we be writing about?

Well, the journalism crew voted, and the genre of the stories will be action and adventure. Create your own characters, character struggles, and plots. The journalism students want to be able to read a fun and creative story made by some of the best writers at Stacey.

Here are the criteria for your story:

  • Heading must have your full name (Last, First) and grade level
  • Must be written by only one person
  • Must have a genre of action and adventure
  • Minimum of 500 words and maximum of 1000 words
  • Must be turned in to B-3 by February 14th

Remember to be creative. More…

8th Grade Parent & Student Night at WHS 1

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Katie Mills

If you are going to Westminster High School this one is for you!

Please join the informational meeting regarding Westminster High School (WHS) Registration for incoming freshmen students.

This meeting will focus specifically on the high school curriculum and the registration process. There will be information about WHS’s many outstanding programs designed to help students prepare for college with be presented at this event – M.E.R.I.T.S., AVID, Health Academy, and more. More…

The Grit 100 Reply

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Madelyn Fracassa

Have you heard of the ultimate challenge that if completed, you can win $100.00? This challenge is called “The Grit 100” and was created by Mr.Yohn.

To complete the challenge and get $100.00 you must run one mile every day for one-hundred days. If you are sick or it’s raining it does not matter because if you skip a day, you lose the challenge.

If not one person completes the challenge then the person that did the challenge for ninety-nine days will get $99.00. Or if the highest is seventy-five days then they will get $75.00.

The Grit 100 is every school day at 7:20 a.m. on the field where you would normally run the mile during physical education (P.E.). More…

Hip Hip Hooray For Saturday Academy Reply

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Mariah Escatel

Students with one or many absences are strongly encouraged to come to Saturday Academy on January 27th at Stacey Middle School.

Students come to school on Saturday at 8 am and are offered various options to choose from. These including Garden Club, study skills, a sports clinic, music workshop or a movie script analysis.

Students who attend one Saturday Academy session will be relieved one absence from that the current trimester.

The session is from 8 am to 12 pm, only four hours to relieve a full day absence.

So what do you have to lose? Come over to Saturday Academy.

Construction Crazy Stacey!: Winter Edition Reply

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Madelyn Fracassa

During winter of 2017, construction really has gotten crazy. Good and bad things have both happened.

Around the middle of October, it was really windy, so the construction workers were supposed to water the dirt down. That did not happen, so it became a major health concern for all the kids in Physical Education class, especially the kids with asthma. Dirt should definitely not be blowing in the air as Stacey students run the mile, play volleyball, throw footballs, and so much more.

According to Mrs. DeBritton, “Even though there are some safety concerns, they [the construction team] are starting to work on weekends.” More…

Multicultural Night Subculture Edition Reply

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Gwyndalynn Kent

Every year Stacey Middle School hosts an event known as Multicultural Night. This year though they’ve added a little twist, subcultures. That’s right this year students can sign up to do subcultures such as Harry Potter and Anime.

Multicultural Night is not until March 2nd, but that means there is only about a month for students to finish up their booths. Students love to participate in this fun event, but if a student wants to participate, they better realize that it is a very time-consuming thing that you would probably have to work on for weeks if you want to make sure your booth is perfect.

If you like to sing, dance, or play an instrument then this night is looking just for you because students are allowed to sign up and perform on stage. Even some clubs are performing. For example, I know for a fact that Ukulele Club is going to perform a few songs. More…

Progress Reports??? Oh, No! Reply

Gwyndalynn Kent

That’s right, Progress Reports are being sent out for the second trimester. Surely, right now some students are stressing out trying to bring up their grades so their teachers don’t have to give their parents progress reports.

On February 1st, the second-trimester progress reports will be mailed home. But remember that the teachers all have their own expectations and will be filling out the reports this week.

So, if you aren’t up to date with your teacher’s expectations, you better hurry up.

Gay Straight-Alliance 5

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Gavin Mercado

A new club at Stacey is having it’s first meeting. Gay-Straight Alliance is a safe place where students can talk about sexuality, gender identity, and of course, coming out.

The meeting will be this Wednesday, January 24th in room C1. It will meet in It’s going to be a day to remember.

Everyone is accepted in GSA, whether if you´re gay, straight, bisexual, pansexual, autosexual, lesbian, heteroflexible, homoflexible, agender, transgender, the list just goes on.

And a nice motive to come might be the rainbow cupcakes. Yummy! It is not only a safe space to talk, but also a place to enjoy a ton of rainbow frosting.

Many have a hard time coming out, and the club was created to help others during hard times and help them embrace their true selves.

We hope to see you there!

Until next time Stacey students, have a great day!

Builders Club Meets STACKED! 2

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Gavin Mercado

Do you like burgers? Do you like chicken nuggets? Actually, that kind of sounds good right now. Anyways, it’s all at STACKED!

On January 23rd, Builders Club is hosting a fundraiser for STACKED, and 20% of your total bill will go to Stacey Builders Club! At the very end of May, all Builders Club funds will be transferred to “Make-A-Wish.”

You may be wondering, “What is STACKED?” STACKED is a “burger joint” right across from the well known Bella Terra. Don’t worry if you do not like burgers. They also have salads, chicken, steak, tacos, fish, etc. There are so many options to choose from. More…

What’s Going On In Staconia? (Jan. 8th – Jan. 12th) 2

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Kelsey Bisetti

Hello, my pretties!

Did you all enjoy Winter Break? I hope so. Go ahead and tell me your favorite part in the comments!

Anyways, we’re back now and, as such, we’ve got a lot on our plate this week.

Builder’s Club meets Tuesday. Gavin Mercado, the treasurer of the club, says they have some great games planned, so be sure to swing by.

Cougars for Christ will be meeting this Friday, as will Anime Club.

Okay, now here’s what I’m really excited to tell you… We have a new club here at Stacey, started by ME. It’s called the Gay-Straight Alliance and, though it’s common in high schools, most middle schools lack it. Now, it’s coming to Stacey. Our first meeting will be this Wednesday. Something special awaits those who come.

Well, that’s all for now, Cougars! May 2018 bring you magnificent things!

P.S. It’s Universal Letter Writing Week. It may seem a bit archaic, but it’s also a great way to reflect. Just give it a try. I’ll see you all next week!