Come Learn About our Beautiful Earth in Garden Club! Reply

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Katie Mills

Garden Club is a great opportunity for kids to play and mess around with dirt, grow plants, and learn more about our resources! It is for anyone who wants to come out and be in the sun and to get in touch with nature. Who knew that playing with dirt could help our ecosystem?

Last year, the students from Garden Club got to not only grow their own plants but sell them at different farmers markets throughout the year. The also sold succulents, different herbs, and much, much more. More…

What is ESP? 4


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Katie Mills

Stacey’s Extended School Program (ESP) provides a place for children to meet when families are working. ESP gives the students an opportunity to extend the learning day after school. Students can stay all long as needed until 6:00 p.m., and is also available before school as early as 6:00 a.m.

ESP includes a wide variety of child-adult initiated activities. Some activities let the children experience many interests like driving exploration, critical thinking, and the development of problem-solving, collaboration and communication skills.

Many activities that our trained staff members teach are to:

  • Improve reading, writing, fitness and social skills
  • Experience fun, friendships, and learning
  • Build character and confidence
  • Get a jump start on homework completion


What’s Going On In Staconia? 10/16 – 10/20 2

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Hello, Stacey Cougars!

It’s going to be a kind of slow week, but let’s just go over what will be going on.

Parent teacher conferences will be taking place after school all week. You’ll be released at 1:29 each day to give your teachers ample time to speak with you and your parents. This may be a good time to get on your teacher’s good side.

Don’t forget that Mrs. Doyle will be hosting Math Breakfast Club Tuesday and Thursday. If you have any questions about math, she’ll be there in the morning to help. More…

Get Dressed Up Stacey 3


Averi Farren

Halloween is creeping closer and here at Stacey we will have a Halloween dress-up day on October 31st. Come to school dressed in a costume and enter the costume contest at first and second lunch for a chance to win a prize. There will be different categories, so there will be multiple winners.

There will be a category for funny costumes. This category would be for those that enjoy laughing and being funny and want others to laugh with them, or at them. For this, options a tube of toothpaste, or some other sort of a punny costume works.

The second category will be for scary costumes. Students that like to make other people jump or scare them should enter this contest because they may win. For instance, options could be a scary mask or a black shadowy costume. However, no violence, profanity, or weapons are allowed. More…

What is Yearbook up to? 3

Ashley Wolf

Have you seen kids walking around campus with cameras recently? If so, it is because yearbook students are working hard to create this year’s yearbook, and I think it will be the best one yet. They have been taking a lot of photos and learning things, too. They have been learning how to create layouts for the pages and captions for the photos.

One yearbook student named Devon Jacobi said, “I have learned so much in this class so far. I love the way Mrs.Phan teaches, and I look forward to learning new things from her. “

Each student has to take at least five good photos per week. Five photos multiplied by about 40 weeks of school turns out to be around 200 photos per student! And multiply that by 25 students, and you get around 5000 photos! That is a lot of photos! With this many photos, you have a good chance of being in a few. So when you see someone with a yearbook badge and a camera, smile for the camera!

Meet Miss Toler 9


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.


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…

Be Cautious of Construction 5


Avalyn Walton

All of the students at Stacey Middle School have known about the construction for quite some time. However, not all of them know the hazards of construction. There are protocols that the construction workers have to follow to ensure everyone’s safety, but have the workers at Stacey been following them?

The workers at Stacey Middle School are supposed to water the dirt every day to make sure it doesn’t blow up and away. Unfortunately, they haven’t always been doing that. They’ve been forgetting to water the dirt every day. This could be a potential hazard, especially when you take into consideration how windy it’s been lately.

Some dirt can blow up and onto the Stacey Middle School campus, especially around the P.E. area. So, students of Stacey Middle School, be careful when you’re doing P.E., especially to those with asthma, try not go too heavy on the exercise. Stay safe Stacey Middle School students.

Hey, It’s Mr. Woodruff! 8


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…

September Student of the Month 2

Avalyn Walton

The first student of the month for this year has come and gone, and many students have been recognized for their achievements in school. These students worked hard to prove themselves as the fabulous scholars that they are.

Teachers can only award one student per month so not many students will receive an award. Those who do receive an award should be proud of their diligent work.

If a student did not receive an award this month there are many more months to come, and there will be more opportunities to be awarded a student of the month. If any students are disappointed because they haven’t received an award, they should know that it is still a possibility.

It may be difficult, but there’s still plenty of time in the year to prove your work ethic to your teacher. Winning an award takes a lot of persistent effort. Just work hard, and remember that it’s not easy to win student of the month.

About this time next month, there will be a new group of proud students of the months, happy with their hard work and efforts. That is something we can look forward to in the future.

What’s Going on in Band? 3


Gwyndalynn Kent

Have you heard loud noises coming from the band room? Well, that makes sense because this year’s band students have gotten their instruments and are ready to play. Actually, you would only be hearing the advanced band students playing right now. All the beginning band students are learning posture, classroom etiquette, and how to hold their instruments.

The reason beginning band students aren’t learning how to play their instruments yet is because as Mr. Woodruff says, “It is difficult teaching the beginning band students because they come into this classroom with no knowledge about it.” But, throughout the year the advanced band students get to go to elementary schools and perform for the students who are going to come to Stacey next year. More…