Cinco De Mayo 2

Katelyn Hooker

Cinco De Mayo, meaning “Fifth of May,” is meant to commemorate the Mexican Army’s unlikely victory over French Forces.

The history began when Mexico declared, in 1861, a moratorium on the repayment of foreign debts. This resulted in the English, Spanish, and French troops decided to attack. By April 1862, the English, as well as Spain, had retreated. On May 5th, General Ignacio Zaragoza defeated French troops at the Battle of Puebla, southeast of Mexico City, and about 1,000 French troops were killed.  More…

He Had a Dream Reply


Denise Mena

Martin Luther King is a popular historical figure that even has his own holiday! Most people believe he made a difference in the world. Many know him a man who talked about his dreams and tried to make America great.

He was also a Baptist minister. In case you were wondering what a Baptist minister is, it’s a person who is  “a member of a Christian denomination that baptizes believers by immersion and that is usually Calvinistic in doctrine.” More…

Thinking about Months 2


Katelyn Hooker  

November is a time for gathering with loved ones to feast and be thankful for everything accomplished, such as New Year’s resolutions. The goddess of this month lost her precious daughter in the underworld and nearly caused starvation from the lack of crops.  

Her name is Demeter, the daughter of Rhea and Cronus and the sister of Zeus. The influence of Demeter was not limited to grain, but extended to vegetation, generally to all the fruits of the earth. More…

The Symbolism of America Reply


Jennifer Ly

Mr. Yohn’s History class did a project called Metaphorical America to review all of the history lessons learned this year. This project tested students’ ability to create a unique project concisely summarizing the major history events learned in the eighth-grade curriculum using symbolism.

Basically, students chose any picture to represent America and label 20 symbolisms–15 pre-picked by the teacher.  Among the features are the Westward Movement, Civil Rights, Constitution, Obama, Terrorism, and Debt. The student drew or glued images onto a piece of white paper with the symbols’ explanation on the back. Extra credit was given if the student drew it on a wide piece of construction paper, which could be found in Mr. Yohn’s room (G2B).

The project was due on Tuesday, May 31. It is 20 points for clear descriptions and 10 points for a visually pleasing and neat picture with the symbolic elements explained on the back, 30 points in total.



The Return of the History Walk Through Reply


Thao Vy Phan

Stacey has been celebrating  diverse cultures by hosting Multicultural Night annually. Long before the infamous festive day was created, its origin, known as the Renaissance Fair, existed.

The Renaissance Fair ,unfortunately, disappeared because of block schedule. It took time away from history to extend time spent in math, causing teachers to scramble for extra time for this project. The Renaissance Fair, now renamed History Walk Through, returns after seven years. More…

Why We Celebrate Cinco De Mayo Reply


Jennifer Ly

Cinco De Mayo celebrated on May 5th, commemorates the Mexican army’s victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla in 1862, according to

In 1861, Benito Juárez became president of Mexico, a country in financial ruin. He failed to meet his debts to European governments and France, Britain, and Spain sent naval forces to demand repayment. More…

DC Opportunity! Reply

Quang Truong

Attention 7th Graders! On Wednesday, April 20, there will be an informational meeting regarding the Washington DC trip for next year.

The meeting will be before Open House at the lunch tables.

At the meeting, students and parents will learn about the trip and the possible benefits that it has for everyone.

This trip is highly recommended. Students learn about the history of our nation as well as the culture in different cities. It is both educational and fun, and some especially enjoy the chance to room with friends throughout the week.

The trip will take students to various places in Virginia, Washington DC, and New York.