A profile of our school’s most popular student: Turtlehead 16

1012161105-2Elaine Tong

Turtlehead is a popular student on campus. He is well known and constantly receives compliments from everyone. It is an obvious fact that many students are jealous of his perfect features. Although Turtlehead is popular and well-liked, some do not know his story.

Turtlehead lives in Ms. Walters class in B3. But occasionally, he is brought home on breaks longer than four days. Otherwise, he stays in his other home at school. More…

“Hi, My Name is Averi Farren” 7

Mariah Escatel

Averi Farren is a 7th grader here at Stacey Middle School. She is also a member in Broadcast Journalism. Many people don’t know much about her.

To start off, she currently is twelve years old, and going on to thirteen on March 24th. Be sure to wish her a happy birthday when the day comes around.

As an overall friendly person, Averi especially loves hanging with her best friends, otherwise known as “The Fab Squab.” Her group of friends, “The Fab Squab” (Not “Fab Squad”) consists of her besties, Mariah Escatel, Catherine Eagleson, Maddie Fracassa, Kira Temple, and Giselle Salazar.   More…

Stacey Middle School’s Substitute Vice-Principal Reply

Denise Mena and Oanh Tran

Many here at Stacey know about the new vice principal substituting for Mrs. Hernandez named Mrs. Kirk. Her full name is Robin Renee Ross Kirk, and she will be substituting for about 12 weeks.   She has been working in the district since 2007.

Growing up, she played basketball, did ballet, and ran track. This led her to receive a scholarship for a women’s basketball team.  In a family with four brothers, she grew up surrounded by athletes as her father has played for a professional football team. Growing up in a tall family, her brothers’ height ranges from 6’4 feet to 6’8 feet. More…

Meet Dance Club Member, Grace Lee! 4


Evelyn Huynh

Grace Lee is a Dance Club member here at Stacey Middle School. She was born on February 19, 2004, so wish her a belated happy birthday! This is her first year at Stacey. Last year she went to Schroeder Elementary.

When Grace was asked what inspired her to join the Dance Club, she responded with, “J-Hope from BTS has inspired me to be happy no matter what. I joined Dance Club because I love dancing and I have friends to talk about music.”

She was also asked what the downsides to it were. “There are no downsides to Dance Club because Dance Club is made up of my friends and I have become really close to them,” Grace responded. More…

Get To Meet Oanh Tran! 13


Evelyn Huynh

Meet Oanh Tran! She is a 7th grader coming from Eastwood Elementary, and this is her first year here at Stacey. Oanh is also part of the Stacey Middle School Volleyball Team.

Oanh Tran is her full name, and she was born on April 27, 2004. Her place on the volleyball team is the outside hitter. She has been playing volleyball for two years. She states that volleyball is the only sport she enjoys playing. Oanh plans on going to Troy High School and playing volleyball there as well. More…

Meet West Arts New Musical Director Reply


Delaney Powell, and Mariah Escatel

Meet Ann-Louise, the new musical director for West Arts Productions musical, Oliver!. Her full name is Ann-Louise Jeffries Thaiss. She has been a musician ever since she was six! “I have always loved musical theater,” says Ann-Louise.  She has always wanted to be a musical director and fulfilled her dream now that she is here. Her goal has always been to have a job to do with music. At first her goal. She also teaches general music, private voice lessons, piano and music for preschoolers. More…

Getting to Know Mrs. Airth Reply


Evelyn Huynh

Mrs. Airth is a well known Language Arts and Social Studies teacher. This is her 21st year at Stacey Middle School.

Mrs. Airth’s  full name is Elizabeth Airth, she was born on December 4th, and was originally from Santa Maria, CA, but moved to Seal Beach, CA when she was three.

She used to go to Zoder, which is now a shopping center, McGaw, which is still a school, Huntington Beach High School, Golden West College, Chapman University, and Concordia University. More…

Getting To Know Mrs. Doyle Reply


Evelyn Huynh

Mrs. Doyle is a well known 7th-grade math teacher at Stacey Middle School. She has been teaching for 15 years.

Born on January 11, 1977, her full name is Karla Ann Doyle, and she grew up in the desert of Southern California (Palm Desert) and moved to the central coast in Monterey when she was a teenager.  

Mrs. Doyle went to Lincoln Elementary in Palm Desert, Palm Desert Middle School, Monterey High School, Humboldt State University, and National University. More…

Nathan Nguyen 5


Elaine Tong

Nathan Nguyen receives plenty of attention from his distinctive appearance and his several talents.

He is an excelling Stacey eighth-grader while juggling academic studies and his passion for music. Nathan plays more than five instruments: the piano, clarinet, ukulele, guitar and percussion instruments. More…

Hello, Mr. Dandridge! Reply


Erin Brown

Mr. Dandridge is a teacher that many students describe as fun who always seems to capture the classes’ attention. This year he teaches seventh-grade math and science. Next year he will only teach seventh-grade science because Ms. Erdelyi, the other half of the seventh-grade science team, is retiring.

CC- What will happen to Ms. Erdelyi classroom once she retires? More…