Why Band Students Aren’t Feeling Very “Excellent” 31

Gavin Mercado

On March 7th, a long-awaited Band field trip took advanced band students to Kennedy High School. This wasn’t just any regular field trip, it was a band festival.

To those of you who aren’t in band, a festival is a field trip in which the band students go to get “graded,” if you will, on how well they play.

The bus came and took the students during first lunch with all of them having butterflies in their stomachs.

When the band students arrived at Kennedy High School for the festival, they were sent to unpack their instruments and practice in a large waiting/practice room. The students practiced their three songs, “Bryce Canyon” “Overture,” “Gentle Winds,” and “Latin Fire.” After the practice room, they were ready to go on stage in front of the judges. More…

STUDY SKILLS? Are You Kidding Me?!? 7

Gavin Mercado

School, school, school. We all have to endure that obstacle in life. Many students are fascinated by the topic and love their schools. However, some would consider eating a spoonful of salt rather than going to school.

Of course, school is all about language arts, math, social studies, science, and whatever other academic classes there are, there’s one more period of each student’s choice that everyone loves. That’s right, your elective!

There are so many electives at Stacey, from Broadcast Journalism to Marine Biology. However, there’s one more thing that the district throws in your face. The numbers on your report card, otherwise known as GPA. If the district doesn´t like your GPA, they get to take away a fundamental right, your chosen elective, that ever Stacey student should have.  More…

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Avalyn Walton

Imagine you’re a Stacey Middle School student, going to pick up your yearbook. You paid for it early, and have been waiting all year to see your book of memories. You lift the yearbook into your hands and flip through to see it just as perfect as you remember, full of beautiful snapshots in time. But, how did it come to be that way?

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Elective Choices 13

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Mia Grasse

There are so many elective choices for the upcoming year here at Stacey. We have advanced art, band, broadcast journalism, AVID, instructional aide, leadership, Spanish, technology, theater arts, videography, the wheel, advanced woodshop, yearbook, marine biology, and robotics. There are so many choices.

Some may wonder what each elective is about, so here is a rundown:

Advanced Art– In order to take advanced art you must have completed beginning art in either 6th or 7th grade. This is a year-long elective and not a trimester elective. Mrs. Karsh teachers this elective in H2. More…

DBL Decision?!? 1

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Kevin Luu

DBL (Design-Based Learning), a sixth-grade elective here at Stacey, is learning about ecosystems, landforms, and history. As a team, the students have debated about their landforms and what their priorities were.  They used percentages to help them with their decision. The students created landforms for science, history, and math. 

This project furthers their learning about ecosystems in science. Their goal is to learn how land and ecosystems affect civilization.

The three teachers involved are Ms. Winemiller, Mrs. Kleen, and Ms. Faulkner. Mrs. Winemiller teaches the students how the ecosystem is affected by land. Mrs. Kleen teaches the students how to use ratios and area to design the land, and Ms. Faulkner helps by teaching how the land affects trade in history.

What Even Is Woodshop? Reply

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Averi Farren and Mariah Escatel

What even is woodshop?

Woodshop is a wood-making and design class that teaches students the basics of wood making and 3D figurine making. Woodshop is one of the 16 elective options here at Stacey Middle School. Woodshop is a class where you can interact with wood and learn some handy skills. More…

The Future Belongs to Robots Reply

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Stacey’s robotics classes are having a lot of fun building the technology of the future. They’ve even built robotic crocodiles! Yes, that seems random, but that’s what they wanted to create. With this class being offered at Stacey, we could make robots to better the world we live in.

There was an article in the news that Raju Institute of Technology built a robot for people with arthritis and strokes. It was specifically made to help these patients read books without the struggle. More…

How Do We Do The Announcements! Reply

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Gwyndalynn Kent

Every morning, Tuesday through Friday, Journalism students do the morning announcements on the loudspeakers. This week though, you’ll learn how Ashley Wolf, Mia Grasse, and Gwyndalynn Kent do the announcements.

The three girls always do the announcements on Wednesday’s and Friday’s. To do the announcements they follow just a couple really simple steps to make sure they don’t mess up and so all students can understand clearly what they say (even though they do still mess up sometimes). More…

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Gwyndalynn Kent and Mia Grasse

Stacey Middle School has a plethora of electives to choose from. For the people who didn’t choose Journalism as their elective are missing out. Some people think that Journalism is boring because all you do is write, but to the Journalism students, it is much more than that. Journalism students believe that Journalism is an opportunity to provide people with information about what’s going on at our school.

Journalism is a fun class where the students will write about news about the school and other things to keep the Stacey Middle Schoolers updated on any interesting news.

In Journalism, writing an article each week is not our only assignment, we also have to keep up with our beat sheet and editors guides. Here are what some of the journalism students think about their chosen elective. More…