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?
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 (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.
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…
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…
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…
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…
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!