Keeping Up With the Karsh Kids Reply

Madison Evans

Emily Nguyen is a caring, friendly, and energetic seventh grader who has a lot to say about her Karsh classes. She is juggling three classes with Karsh and can’t wait for the school year to be over.

As a seventh grade all-honors student, she is expected to keep her grades up, and she does. She has A’s in all of her classes; just like most Karsh Kids. She likes all her classes equally, saying, “All of my classes have the same people, so it’s really all the same.” Her favorite part of her classes is working on group projects because she gets to work with her friends.

Emily has never thought of dropping out of any of her Karsh classes, saying the work isn’t all that hard when you get used to it. She usually has one hour of homework, but never more than two. “In general, I only have one hour every day,” she says. Her extracurricular such as dance, band, and other activities almost never interfere with her homework from any class. She says that her homework crosses with after school only “sometimes, depending on what I have on Tuesday or Thursday.” More…

The Amazing Alyson Boren 2

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Madison Evans

Alyson Boren is an amazing student who loves to play softball, rugby, go to the gym, and hang out with friends during her free time. She is the one that stays calm (most of the time, at least) during tough circumstances both at home and at school. Alyson is a funny, caring, and friendly student who everyone would want to be friends with. Now let’s take an inside look at what it’s like to be Alyson Boren.

To start off, Alyson uses sports to help herself both blow off some steam and train and work hard to get to college with a softball scholarship to UCLA- the college she’d wanted to go to since she was only four years old. While in college, Alyson will take as many college courses as it takes and train very hard to follow a path into becoming a Navy Seal.

Known as “Aly” in her softball league, one of the best players there, she has definitely become famous on the fields. She started playing travel ball in 2018, making new friends and training harder than ever. She mostly plays catcher and is an amazing batter. She would love for softball to take her to UCLA in the future. More…

Mr. Yohn Conspiracy Theories 17

Gavin Mercado, Grace Baer, and Annabelle Lona

Everybody knows Mr. Yohn as a friendly social studies teacher to eighth graders all over Stacey, but is he who we think he is? Does Mr. Yohn really have a wife, is he a part of the Illuminati, is he really able to run? Let’s find out…

Is Mr. Yohn Part of the Illuminati?:

It may seem obvious when asking if Mr. Yohn is in the Illuminati. There are many sources that the journalism investigative team consisting of Gavin Mercado, Grace Baer, and Annabelle Lona have found.

Mr. Yohn is found in multiple websites listed here:

https://www.the74million.org/article/after-janus-another-key-lawsuit-targeting-unions-how-californias-yohn-case-targets-opt-out-rules/

https://www.cir-usa.org/cases/yohn-v-california-teachers-association/

There is much more where this comes from. He is seen battling the supreme courts in Washington D.C. How could a simple middle school teacher get this far? When did he go there? More…

The Knowledgeable Nardeen Gebraeel 2

Madison Evans

Nardeen is obviously very busy in school, but in her free time, she likes to read. She would rather read a series of books than a single book. She sometimes likes to take a break from schoolwork and hang out with her best friends.

Nardeen states that she is no expert in sports or musical instruments. She is a student who has all A’s, a GPA of 4.2, in all honors classes and is very proud of her accomplishments in the past years.

Nardeen is not your average everyday girl. She won the outstanding student award in both fifth and sixth grade and pushes hard in everything she does. She is in honors reading, language arts, and math. She loves to read, and her favorite subject is math. When anybody asks her why she likes math so much, she states, “Numbers are just easy to understand.” More…

The Phenomenal Summer Boren 3

 

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Summer Boren

 

Isabella Gonzalez

Summer Boren is an outstanding student, friend, and classmate. She is not only very kind hearted and a friendly person, but she is an exemplary student and role model for her fellow 7th graders.

Summer is not a girl that likes to waste her time, she does an extraordinary amount of activities and hobbies. Her favorite and main sport is soccer, but she loves to do Taekwondo after school, voice lessons, girl scouts, and the drums.

She not only does all of this for after school, but she also wants to join the Stacey soccer team, and she is already enrolled in badminton club, cornhole club, and book club. That takes us into her hobbies, she really loves to read, play outside, sing, dance, and take funny quizzes online. This definitely shows that Summer is not a lazy and non-interesting person, she does not like to have a minute wasted.

Summer is not going to pass up on having the best 7th-grade year, she has many goals that she is hoping to succeed in, and some that she has already accomplished. Summer’s goals for this year are having straight A’s, a 4.0, and to make 40 friends. She has already made 30 friends and this because of how truly kind she is to her peers. More…

Mr. Ginex Orinion and Coding Club Reply

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Savannah McVey and Dylan Weber

Mr. Ginex Orinion, otherwise known as Mr. Go, the new eighth-grade science teacher at Stacey middle school, is already improving our school. What path did he walk that resulted in him teaching here? Interestingly,  Mr. Go has never had an official classroom before making his way to SMS. He has been a digital learning coach, meaning he studied and learned about the technology teachers use for students. He then taught the teachers about the technology, like Chromebooks! He then moved onto teaching here as a science teacher, instructing chemistry and physical science to his pupils. Being at Stacey for only about two months, he already loves it.

Mr. Ginex Orinion, otherwise known as Mr. Go, the new eighth-grade science teacher at Stacey middle school, is already improving our school. What path did he walk that resulted in him teaching here? Interestingly,  Mr. Go has never had an official classroom before making his way to SMS. He has been a digital learning coach, meaning he studied and learned about the technology teachers will use for students. He then taught the teachers about the technology, like Chromebooks! He then moved onto teaching as a science teacher, instructing chemistry and physical science to his pupils. Being at Stacey for only about two months, he already loves it.

“The students and fellow teachers are all amazing, I truly love teaching here. Everyone is engaged and ready to learn.” Mr. Go finds that SMS scholars are increasingly more interested in learning, and they have drive and dedication in them. He loves teaching, molding the next generation, and educating them to be the best student they could be. More…

Meet Nellie Nguyen; Student Extraordinaire 11

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Avalyn Walton

Every student strives to have good grades, be respected by teachers and peers, and have an outgoing and friendly personality. Luckily for the eighth-grade student, Nellie Huy Nguyen, all of these traits have already been achieved.

Nellie Nguyen is the very definition of a scholar and always strives for the absolute best. Nellie is a teacher´s dream and has had straight A’s all her life. Nellie is in Honors Language Arts and Reading, and is taking Algebra 1 this year.

And seeing as academic achievement is very important to her, it’s only fitting she be accepted into AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination). Nellie states, “My biggest achievement was probably being accepted into AVID.” More…

Whaaat’s Up with Kirk?? 1

Savannah McVey and Dylan Webber

Mrs. Kirk, the current assistant principal at Stacey Middle School, has already had a very successful career.

She attended Florida A&M University majoring in mathematics and mechanical engineering. Mrs. Kirk attended Florida A&M due to the long-lived tradition in her family for all women to attend and graduate from A&M. She always had a love for engineering without even knowing it.

Eager to fix everything broken in the house and having a love for taking things apart, it was always a part of her. Kirk explained that it was a very tough major, requiring hard work and dedication, but it was worth every second. The classes were very fun because she always had a love for hands-on activities.

After graduating college she went on to design cars and blueprints at general motors. This was great because Mrs. Kirk absolutely loves cars, more specifically German engineering. Ferrari and Lamborghini, are two of her favorites. More…

Introducing (drumroll, please) Mr. Vu! 6

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Welcome our new teacher to our campus, Mr. Vu! Mr. Vu has been teaching in the district for two years. Before overtaking the duties of a Staconian teacher, he was a fourth-grade teacher at Webber. Prior to that, he was an elementary substitute.

Mr. Vu decided to switch to teaching at a middle school because he wanted to challenge himself. “I wanted to grow, all my education was focused on elementary. Being a middle school teacher is an opportunity for me to grow and learn,” he states. More…

Mr. Andrews, The Inspirational Math Teacher Reply

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Kevin Luu

Mr. Andrews, or otherwise known as Captain Awesome, was born in Aurora, Colorado. He used to teach at Clegg and Eastwood Elementary.

Mr. Andrews used to teach every subject and P.E. He especially loves teaching sixth and seventh graders. His parents and Orange County Professor Robert Reya inspired him to become a teacher.

He started teaching in the year 2000. He got his degree from the University of Southern California. More…