What is Yearbook up to? 3

Ashley Wolf

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!

What’s Going on in Band? 3

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Gwyndalynn Kent

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: Their Life Vision 1

 

Gwyndalynn Kent

 

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…

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.