Mr. Ginex Orinion and Coding Club Reply

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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 3

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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…

Meet Miss Toler 11

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Averi Farren and Mariah Escatel

Some students may know the new 6th, 7th, and 8th-grade science teacher Miss. Toler, but for those that do not, this article may help Stacey Middle School students to get to know her a little bit better.

Background

Miss Toler was born on October 18th, so get ready to wish her a happy birthday. She went to school at Cal State Long Beach and has been teaching for 14 years now, but this is her first year at Stacey Middle School, so do not expect her to be a new gullible teacher. Her reason for choosing to work at Stacey Middle School is because her two sons attend a nearby elementary school, Schroeder. More…

Hey, It’s Mr. Woodruff! 9

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Caitlyn Timmons 

Gravity Alert! Mr. Woodruff is a well-known teacher here at Stacey Middle School. He is very devoted to teaching and spreading his love of music. This is his seventh year teaching at Stacey and is very excited for much more to come.

Mr. Woodruff first decided to be a teacher when he was in the fifth grade. “I find it fun to share what I truly love,” says Mr. Woodruff. “Enjoy what you are doing at the moment. Just let the future develop on its own.”

Playing over ten different instruments, his favorite by far is the guitar. More…

Mason Creyaufmiller 2

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Gwyndalynn Kent and Alyssa Manson

Mason Creyaufmiller is an astonishing eighth-grade student here at Stacey Middle School. Mason is really into theatre arts, so he loves watching musicals, traveling, and singing. He adores performing with his theatre group.  So, it is no surprise his summer was full of spectacular events related to his passion.

Mason is really into musicals, which includes watching them and even performing in some of them with his theatre group.  His mom states, “My son is a musical theatre kid, so he has been performing in musical theatre since he was seven and just recently turned thirteen.” 

Mason traveled to three different places over the summer, New York, Iceland, and Gander. The reason he traveled to New York was so he could go see the musical’s Hamilton and Come From AwayOut of all the musicals Mason has seen, his favorite one was Come From Away, which is based on a true story about the Federal Aviation Administration shut down of American Airspace on September 11th, where thousands of passengers were diverted to an Airport in Gander, Newfoundland.  More…

Meet Miss Watson! 3

Alyssa Manson

Meet our new teacher here at Stacey, Miss Watson, or her full name, Miss Alisa Watson! Now, let’s get the pronunciation right. You pronounce it like so; ah- lee-sah. Her name is often mispronounced, for some say her name how you would pronounce the name Alissa. Incorrect! Besides the point.

Miss Watson is, believe it or not, the youngest teacher in the school district! She is only twenty-seven years old. Miss Watson has been teaching for two years. Before deciding to finalize her decision on becoming a teacher, she was contemplating becoming a museum creator. Of course, we are all thankful that she chose to be a teacher.

Previously before becoming a social studies teacher here at Stacey, she used to be an English and History teacher at Johnson Middle School. More…

The Myth of the Dancing Zombie Teacher 6

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Is there a teacher that is a world traveler, dancer, and a zombie? Yes, and her name is Mrs. Valverde, our school’s Spanish teacher! Don’t worry, she isn’t a real zombie, but she played one on a zombie show. And that isn’t even the start of the crazy things she has done.

She has been to multiple countries including Egypt, Germany, Poland, Holland, and even a couple more. Even after going to all these places, she still really wants to go to Greece.

One of her favorite places in the whole world is, of course, her hometown of Westminster. Her family has lived here for a long time, even her great-grandparents lived here. She loves her community and is very involved. More…