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…

Run by Two? Reply

Katelyn Hooker and Denise Mena

The announcements run by only two students? An unlikely event, but true. Every morning, two announcers, Denise Mena and Katelyn Hooker, head up to the office to begin the morning announcements. But after every day, it gets more and more repetitive. Should only two students, (apart from Videography), be running the morning announcements? In the announcer’s eyes, of course not.

Denise Mena:

We feel as though every student in Journalism or Videography should at least try to once to do the morning announcements to at least see what’s it’s like because you never know what it’s like until you try. More…

AVID’s Trip to UCSD 1

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Oanh Tran and Evelyn Huynh

For AVID’s final field trip this third trimester, the 7th and 8th graders visited the University of San Diego. On Tuesday, May 30, AVID classes visited UCSD for a field trip.

AVID students, at 6:30 in the morning, took a two-hour bus ride to reach the campus, according to 7th grader, Maily Nguyen. From approximately 9:00 am to 10:40 am, the students had free time, having the ability to walk around and explore the school’s campus. At 11:00 am to 12:00 pm, the students received a tour around the campus. Afterward, the students were given extra time. The students stayed there for about 5 hours. More…

Journalism, Yea! 15

IMG_3174Mika Mendoza

Stacey Middle School 2016-17 Journalism class is full of interesting kids. Sadly, some of our writers are going away for high school next year. So, this little write up is to inform new students about the reasons why they should join journalism next year.

“Journalism is fun,” says eighth-grader Justin Pham.

Another eighth-grade journalism staff member, Delaney Powell says, “I think journalism is pretty darn cool.” More…

District Choir Concert 2

Delaney Powell

The students in the Stacey choir were joined from schools all over the district to sing here at Stacey on Monday, April 3rd. The performance was in the multi-purpose room at  6:00 pm. The students came from schools like Schroeder Elementary to Webber. We even had some students from schools from the outer part of the district drive for almost half an hour to get to Stacey so they could sing!

A few years ago, a teacher at Webber Elementary decided she wanted to have a choir, it started out as just a school thing, but when other teachers at other schools heard of it, they started a school choir too, after a few years of having school performances, the teachers got together and decided they would start a district choir. More…

Extreme Winds Unanimous Superior and Excellence Reply

Oanh Tran and Evelyn Huynh

After receiving Unanimous Superior, Stacey’s Extreme Winds managed to get two more Unanimous Superior and two Excellence rankings on April 27th. As the only middle school invited, they competed against high school band players, who were also at a high level.  

“When we got there we had to go to a classroom and leave our instruments there because we had to go take pictures. After, taking pictures we went to a big practice room where we get our instrument tuned up. Later, our high school guide led us to the stage where we performed. After that, we had to go to a band room similar to our’s here at Stacey except for a bit smaller for sight reading,” says 7th-grade band member Thao Le.

The Unanimous Superior ranking is the highest and the excellence is the second highest ranking.  “Overall, I’m not really disappointed because we competed against high schoolers older than us and still received two superior rankings,” states Thao Le.    

The group of fifty students performed in front of three judges on a balcony with several parents and other schools watching the performance.  

What Even is Broadcast Journalism? 12

0425171352_HDR-1Mariah Escatel, and Averi Farren

What even is Broadcast Journalism?

Broadcast Journalism is an elective for students at Stacey Middle School. It is for those who have a passion for writing and want to participate as a during school activity.

Isn’t it like, really boring?

On the contrary, the elective is far from boring. Some students describe it as, “A free period” as long as you get your story in.

8th grader Delaney said when asked how she would describe the beloved period, “Umm it’s very open space. We have some interesting conversation. You get the freedom to express what you like in forms of writing. Ms. Walters is a good role model, and she teaches us the proper form for publication writing. ” More…

Journalism: Come join us! 10

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Mika Mendoza

Stacey Middle School 2016-17 Journalism class is full of interesting kids. Sadly, some of our writers are going away for high school next year. So this little write up is to inform as to why should join journalism next year.

“Journalism is fun,” says eighth-grader Justin Pham.

Another eighth-grade journalism staff member, Delaney Powell says, “I think journalism is pretty darn cool.”

Overall, Journalism has had a really good run this year, but without our 8th graders class will be smaller. So, the current journalism members would love if more students would sign up for journalism next year. It does not require an expert writing ability. Everyone has something to contribute.

Ms. Walters is a helpful and cheerful teacher. She says, “Journalism? I love journalism, I have the best students ever.”

Weekly Art! Reply

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Justin Pham

Hey, Cougars! So this is what’s going on in art.

Students are working on a new project in Advanced Art this week. The projects are Picasso-inspired portrait projects where they take different materials and piece them together to create a beautiful portrait of themselves! More…

Stepping into the LimeLight 5

Katelyn Hooker

Journalism is working with WeVideo, a video/green screen editor. The reason for the collaboration? The answer is simple. Broadcasting!

As this new trimester begins, Journalism students will be experts at the complex video system. Opening the Cougar Chronicle, students will soon see videos along with their stories. The videos might be of interviews, descriptions to stories, or green screens videos. More…