Winter Break 2017-2018 2


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Gwyndalynn Kent

Winter break is almost here. Starting on December 22nd, winter break will officially start. That’s only three days before Christmas. We will return on January 8th.

Winter break isn’t just exciting because students don’t have school. It’s mainly exciting because everyone gets to spend time with their families during such a happy and joyful day, Christmas or any other holiday for that matter.

Hopefully, everyone has a great winter break creating lifelong memories with family and friends.



What’s Going On In Staconia? (Dec. 18 – Dec. 22) Reply

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Kelsey Bisetti


How are you all today? Wonderful, I hope.

Corporate Attire has started, so eighth graders should come to school on Tuesday in their fanciest clothes.

So, the main thing going on this week is, of course, the canned food drive. Donate all you can to earn points for your class. Beans, Mac ‘n Cheese, feminine products, etc. You can even donate money. Each dollar you bring in will count as four points. Whichever class earns the most points will win a fabulous prize! More…

What’s Going On In Staconia? (Dec. 11 – Dec. 15) 2

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Kelsey Bisetti

Hello, hello, hello! How are you all today? Good? That’s great!

Report cards are being sent home this Monday, so . . . Good luck?

On a happier note, it’s finally here! The One Snowy Dance is upon us! Come to the Stacey MPR on Wednesday from 5-7 to jive on! Tickets will be sold all week leading up to the dance for five dollars with ASB and six dollars without. Be there or be square!

Anime Club meets this Friday, so get ready to talk about whatever it is you talk about in there.

Saturday Academy on November 9th 5

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Avalyn Walton

Students these days have a hard time keeping their grades up. These problems only worsen when students miss school days and opportunities to learn. Typically, absent students have no way of making up these lost days.

However, there are ways to help students get their grades up once again. One of these ways to get help is by attending Saturday Academy. Saturday Academy is there to help students, and any struggling students should really consider attending.

Saturday Academy is also a good way for the school to recover lost funding. Missed days of school cause the school to lose revenue, so by attending, students will help the school as well as themselves.

The activities students will be involved in here include movie script analysis, science dissection with Mrs. Cleckler, gardening with Ms. Thach, music workshop with Woodruff, and study skills time.

So, on November 9, 2017, students can come to Stacey for Saturday Academy. It will last from 9 am- 12:30 pm, and there will be plenty of fun, school-related activities for students to do.


What’s Going On In Staconia? (Dec. 4 – Dec. 8) 4

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Kelsey Bisetti

Hello Staconians! How are all you lovely children on this fine day?

There isn’t too much going on this week, seeing as it’s the start of a new trimester and everyone is trying to adjust, but Stacey Middle School will be hosting Saturday Academy. If you’re interested in dissection, volleyball, or film analysis, feel free to come. And if none of those interest you, there will be a Study Skills class for students who need to work on missing, late, or upcoming assignments. You may even see a few journalism students there!

Report cards will be mailed home on the 11th, so if your parents haven’t check Jupiter Ed in a while, you might want to run.

P.S. Friday is National Pretend To Be A Time Traveler Day. Yeah, that’s a real thing. So here’s the question: If you could travel backward or forward in time, when would you go and why?

Wow, These Socks Really Rock! 11

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Mariah Escatel

Every student has received a flyer or at least should have received a flyer, by their homeroom teacher, discussing Stacey Middle School’s new socks for sale.

That’s right, SOCKS for sale.

Stacey Middle has sold jackets, tee shirts, you name it, but never socks. Students are certainly in for a treat.

The three colors that are being sold are black with green, white with green, and green with white.

All orders are due on Thursday, Nov. 30th, that’s this Thursday.

Hey, you’re not much of a sock person? Well, they make a great stocking stuffer or gift for your friend or maybe even family members. Everyone loves the mom with school spirit wear!

So go ahead, order a pair or two. Spread that Stacey spirit!

Confirmed! Disney’s Pixar Pier 7

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Gavin Mercado

If you were hanging around the Disney “News Channels” on YouTube in mid-July, you would know what was announced at the 2017 D23 Expo. One of the many things announced was the long-rumored Pixar Pier.

According to Disney, the current Paradise Pier is set to close early January just as The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror did last year.

Not too long ago Disney released artwork (shown above) of what Pixar Pier is going to look like. The land will be split into two parts. There will be Paradise Bay, with the following rides, Silly Symphony Swings, Jumpin Jellyfish, Goofy’s Sky School, Golden Zephyr, and The Little Mermaid: Ariel’s Undersea Adventure. More…

What’s Going On In Staconia? (Nov. 28 – Dec. 1) Reply

Kelsey Bisetti

Hello Staconians! We hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving and now you’re ready to learn!

Builder’s Club will be hosting a meeting today, Tuesday, after school for anybody interested in the club. Don’t worry if you’re not a member; we’re happy to see new recruits.

Also today after school, Mr. Cota will be hosting the first official practice for volleyball club. Good luck!

Orders for Stacey logo socks are due on Thursday. Don’t miss out on this. . . unique . . . edition to your wardrobe.

On December 1st, West Arts will be hosting a fundraiser by the name of Cabaret Night. It costs ten dollars to attend, but there will be a chance at winning a gift basket. Indulge in the talents and comedy of your peers as eighth-grade students serve you. (Work, peasants! Work!)

It’s the beginning of a new trimester, which means you’ll have plenty of time to get the grades you want and achieve your goals. If it seems like a daunting task, check out our Weekly Support Guide by Alyssa Manson. I know it may seem boring, but trust me, you’ll enjoy it.

P.S. Friday is Rosa Parks Day. On December 1st, 1955, Rosa Parks boarded a bus on her way home from work. When a white man asked her to stand so he could take a seat, she refused, saying that she was tired. She later told the press that she meant she was tired, not physically, but mentally. She was tired of the injustice she had felt her entire life.

New Trimester, Cougars Reply

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Mia Grasse

Now that Thanksgiving break is over, we are officially in our second trimester here at Stacey Middle School.

There will be many new opportunities put in place for each and every student. Now that you’ve made it through one trimester, you will know what you need to improve and what you are already good at.

For some students, there will be a change in schedules and classes. Teachers will also have higher standards and expectations going into the new trimester. Remember, coming back from Thanksgiving break does not mean you get to talk in class; school will still be a time to work and a place to stay on task and focus.

Going into the new trimester remember this:

  1. You’re are two trimesters away from the end of the school year.
  2. The second trimester is always harder than the first.
  3. As long as you are working hard and trying your best on every assignment and test, you will most likely be successful throughout your middle school years.

Stacey vs Warner 5

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Gwyndalynn Kent

That’s right Cougars, Stacey had another football game November 8th against Warner Middle School. Plenty of students showed up to support Stacey’s team.

The Stacey Football Team had been practicing and was positive that they would win. But, unfortunately, it was another loss to us. Warner beat our Stacey team with a score of 24-20. Better luck next time!