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…

O´ Trustworthy Rooster Reply


Katelyn Hooker

In Chinese astrology, the zodiac is not just associated with an animal sign, but also one of the five elements. The five elements consist of gold (metal), wood, fire, water, and earth.

For example, this year (2017) is the year of the Fire Rooster. Some famous Fire Roosters are Dawn French, Donny Osmond, Martin Luther King the third, Hans Zimmer, Dolph Lundgren, and Jools Holland.

Both zodiac animals and elements affect the way a person does things or the person’s personality.

The Fire Rooster is said to be trustworthy, with a strong sense of timekeeping and responsibility at work. More…

Stacey’s Tet Festival is Coming Up Reply


Evelyn Huynh


Tet is coming up soon! Lunar New Year is this Saturday, January 28, 2017. It is the year of the rooster.

This Friday, January 27, 2017, Stacey will be holding a celebration! Students and staff are encouraged to come to school dressed in red or in your Chinese or Vietnamese outfit. There will be a few activities going on at both lunches from 11:15 AM to 1:30 PM, as well as a dance from the Dance Club.

Raffles will be present and winners will receive red envelopes either stuffed with cougar cash or real cash.

Parents are encouraged to join as well.

Have a Happy Lunar New Year!

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…

Halloween Announcement 1


Mikayla Mendoza

Boo! Hello, Stacey students. We will be having a double lunch on October 31 to celebrate Halloween.

Our leadership students will host a costume contest open to all students. They will also have games and activities prepared.

There will be no Dark Fest this year, but there will be Fall Fest November 9 with a movie on the field, games, and also food.

No More Clowns 2

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Katelyn Hooker

Target is a well-known store for everyday items and fun Halloween costumes.

In recent months, there have been creepy clown sightings of costumed men behaving irrationally. Since the latest reports, clown masks and costumes are not being sold at the retailer anymore. 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…

Valentine’s Day Grams: A Special Gift for a Special Someone Reply

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Jennifer Ly

Looking for a Valentine’s Day gift for that special someone? Want to show your appreciation for a friend? Look no further, for the perfect Valentine’s Day gift can be found right here, at Stacey Middle School.

Valentine’s Day Grams are being sold by College Career Readiness (CCR) and Mr. Ghaul’s class from February 1 to February 11 in front of the teacher’s lounge at 7:30- 8:05 AM.

Valentine Grams will include a carnation and can be bought for $2.