Stacey Middle School offers many unique electives such as leadership, robotics, videography, and broadcast journalism. This year, the journalism students were thrilled to hear that they would be visiting Fox 11 News.
The idea of a field trip was initiated by eighth-grade journalism student, Madelyn Fracassa. Carol Fracassa, Madelyn’s aunt, is the one to thank. She helped arrange the tour since she produces the morning news at Fox 11 in Los Angeles.
Students arrived at Fox 11 News early Thursday, Nov. 30 around 9 am. They were first led to see the writer’s area, where most of the writing and editing are done. Soumada, a meteorologist welcomed the future journalist and encouraged the future journalists to study hard and never give up. More…
Woodshop students are building away in room G-3. The students are building basketball hoops, walking ducks, wooden airplanes, Co2 Racecars, and other cool things too.
Mr. Olmscheid is teaching the students how to cut, drill, sand, polish, and paint wood. The advanced woodshop students also have been working on 3D printing.
The students like their teacher and enjoy the class.
Mason Haynes is working on a basketball hoop. He said, “I like my teacher. He is very nice and has taught me a lot.”
Chloe Mahurien says, “Mr. Olmscheid is really nice. He is willing to help anyone who needs it. I love this class.”
From what the students have said, this seems like a very fun class to take.
Have you seen kids walking around campus with cameras recently? If so, it is because yearbook students are working hard to create this year’s yearbook, and I think it will be the best one yet. They have been taking a lot of photos and learning things, too. They have been learning how to create layouts for the pages and captions for the photos.
One yearbook student named Devon Jacobi said, “I have learned so much in this class so far. I love the way Mrs.Phan teaches, and I look forward to learning new things from her. “
Each student has to take at least five good photos per week. Five photos multiplied by about 40 weeks of school turns out to be around 200 photos per student! And multiply that by 25 students, and you get around 5000 photos! That is a lot of photos! With this many photos, you have a good chance of being in a few. So when you see someone with a yearbook badge and a camera, smile for the camera!
Have you heard loud noises coming from the band room? Well, that makes sense because this year’s band students have gotten their instruments and are ready to play. Actually, you would only be hearing the advanced band students playing right now. All the beginning band students are learning posture, classroom etiquette, and how to hold their instruments.
The reason beginning band students aren’t learning how to play their instruments yet is because as Mr. Woodruff says, “It is difficult teaching the beginning band students because they come into this classroom with no knowledge about it.” But, throughout the year the advanced band students get to go to elementary schools and perform for the students who are going to come to Stacey next year. More…
Advanced Art students must be having loads of fun working on this awesome assignment that Ms. Karsh has given them.
For this assignment, they are making a vision board that represents them and their goals. They are to create a collage poster that depicts their vision of their life. This project is meant to be an inspiration to illustrate meaningful choices that reflect the goals you aim to reach in creating your future.
Their final presentation will include a contoured silhouette of their face and a background poster with collaged images and words that illustrate their passions and interests. This assignment will help them explore who they are and who they want to be. More…
Justin Pham and Evelyn Huynh
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…
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.
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…
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…
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…