Come Learn About our Beautiful Earth in Garden Club! Reply

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Katie Mills

Garden Club is a great opportunity for kids to play and mess around with dirt, grow plants, and learn more about our resources! It is for anyone who wants to come out and be in the sun and to get in touch with nature. Who knew that playing with dirt could help our ecosystem?

Last year, the students from Garden Club got to not only grow their own plants but sell them at different farmers markets throughout the year. The also sold succulents, different herbs, and much, much more. More…

Is It Time for Club Rush Already? 14

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Katie Mills and Caitlyn Timmons

Is it time for Club Rush already?

Clubs are a very important aspect of a student’s middle school career. After middle school, they may not remember what Language Arts class they were in or their Math teacher’s name, but they will most likely remember all of the fun times they had and all of the great friends they made while being apart of a club.

Maybe a dance club or a program for a student’s specific needs and interests may quench their thirst for a great year. Well, Club Rush is the perfect event to find out what you can do as a Stacey cougar.

Club Rush will be happening during lunchtime on Wednesday, October 4th. The student leadership will be advertising all the clubs that they’re trying to get up and running. Students can see a list of the clubs on the Stacey website. More…

NJHS is Here! 4

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Katie Mills

Hey, Stacey Cougars!

If you have scholarship, leadership, service, character, and citizenship, then you may want to consider trying NJHS! NJHS is the nation’s premier organizations established to recognize outstanding middle-level students. More than just an honor roll, NJHS serve to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Character and Citizenship for NJHS.

To join, bring a report card from last year, and a 3.2-grade point average is required. 6th or 7th graders are not eligible until 2nd trimester Have a parent sign the permission slip, and make sure to bring a $6 donation—it is a requirement! On the report card, a student cannot have any N’s or U’s. 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.

Girl Power Luncheon 7

Katelyn Hooker and Oanh Tran

Students who enrolled in Girl Power recently attended the end of the trimester luncheon. The luncheon, on May 18th, was for committed members who attended a majority of the meetings. 

Each girl was allowed to invite an important female in their life, including family members and teachers.  The girl power group designed flyers for the luncheon used as an invitation.   

Tables were set up and each girl has brought a small dish.  There were cookies, chips, pizza, etc.  During the luncheon, each girl had a chance to share about what they learned during their time at Girl Power. More…

Are Ukuleles the Best Instrument? 2

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Katelyn Hooker

From flutes to trombones, to trumpets, Stacey has them all. But, aside from all the classical music, there is a group with an instrument that might be the best instrument for the beach. Ukulele Club!

The seven club members meet every Thursday from 3:00-4:00 pm in H1 to learn and practice with their Ukuleles to sound very professional. Here’s the history behind it all:

Mr. Thorsen, the instructor of the club, said that quite a few students start out in Ukulele Club, but eventually leave. This is due to their interest in other clubs. He said the group usually starts out with around 25 to 30 students. The ones that remain truly love their instrument. More…

Cinco De Mayo 2

Katelyn Hooker

Cinco De Mayo, meaning “Fifth of May,” is meant to commemorate the Mexican Army’s unlikely victory over French Forces.

The history began when Mexico declared, in 1861, a moratorium on the repayment of foreign debts. This resulted in the English, Spanish, and French troops decided to attack. By April 1862, the English, as well as Spain, had retreated. On May 5th, General Ignacio Zaragoza defeated French troops at the Battle of Puebla, southeast of Mexico City, and about 1,000 French troops were killed.  More…

Farming at a Market Where the Farming is Already Done 4


Elaine Tong

Stacey’s Farmer’s Market always sells several fresh and juicy produce. This market will make its anticipated return this Friday, April 7. It will be hosted in front of Stacey.

As usual, Farmer’s Market will provide many fruits and vegetables for sale, as well as plants and herbs.

The last time Garden Club had their Farmer’s Market was December 2, 2016.

Many parents, students, teachers, and staff are excited about the return of Garden Club’s Farmer’s Market.

Love in a Club 3

Katelyn Hooker

“Love. Wish. Dream. Be creative. Give. Smile. Learn. Hope Trust Live. Share.” These are the words on the walls of Girl Power that warm the heart. When walking into the club, students experience a sea of posters that the girls, present and past, have created to represent what they like whether it be food or activities.

“I am” posters have been made as well by this supportive group.

“I am learning how to be confident, social, and expressive,” says Emmy Nguyen, a Girl Power participant. She also stated: “You’re not too young to start something and make a change.” More…