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Mia Grasse

There are so many elective choices for the upcoming year here at Stacey. We have advanced art, band, broadcast journalism, AVID, instructional aide, leadership, Spanish, technology, theater arts, videography, the wheel, advanced woodshop, yearbook, marine biology, and robotics. There are so many choices.

Some may wonder what each elective is about, so here is a rundown:

Advanced Art– In order to take advanced art you must have completed beginning art in either 6th or 7th grade. This is a year-long elective and not a trimester elective. Mrs. Karsh teachers this elective in H2. More…

Stacey Shoutouts?!? 7

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Gavin Mercado

When you first step into your homeroom, you have one simple task, to listen to the announcements. As you may know, the announcements are part of a system in which Stacey students have constant updates about what is going on school-wide.

These announcements can include raffles, club meetings, event dates/cancellations, and many other random things.

Now, on select announcements days, you can even have your name broadcast to the whole school. How? Well, it may be easier than you think. More…

GSA’s Guest Speaker Reply

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Kelsey Bisetti

Stacey’s GSA, or gay-straight alliance, an after-school club, recently introduced it’s participants to a guest speaker from the LGBT Center OC.

The speaker, Stephanie, mentioned that the Center hosts a variety of fun events throughout the year. In fact, on July 14, they’ll be hosting their annual Queer Prom. Whether you’re gay, straight, bi, trans, et cetera, feel free to stop by to enjoy some dancing and make some memories.

They also host an “Inbetweeners” soiree on the first Friday of event night for LGBT youth, ages 10-13. As for you eighth graders, the Center will be hosting a Lavender Graduation for the graduating class of 2018 on June 9th, complete with catering, dancing, and anything else you’d expect from a typical teenage dance. We hope to see you there!

Their Rainbow Group is open to anybody and everybody between the ages of 13 and 18. Here, you can play video games, watch movies, listen to music, and meet new people. Similarly, they have a Trans*Fusion group for genderqueer teens to discuss their gender identities and issues surrounding them. More…

Going Towards the Summer! Reply

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Kevin Luu

Hello Stacey Cougars! This year is almost up. We are about halfway towards the third trimester here at Stacey. I know what you’re thinking: “It’s almost summer so I won’t try as hard.”

Well, you want your grades to improve, not go down, right? I mean, you want to get your grades to the highest so that you don’t feel bad about it over the summer. Think about it. Would you want your parents to freak out over your grades or to be chill during the summer?

How about state testing? Yep, we are in the middle of that right now. Don’t give up on those. More…

Spring Dance or Nah? 4

Mariah Escatel

It has come to students’ attention that the Spring Fling was canceled due to low ticket sales. Instead, the leadership team has created a Spring Dance. The Spring Dance will be on May 9th from 1:45 to 3:15. But the real question is what do you think about it?

May the Fourth be With You 3

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Mia Grasse

May 4th will be an exciting day here at Stacey Middle School. Come dressed up in your Star Wars attire. There are so many Star Wars movies, it will be hard to pick a character from just one of them.

You could dress up as:

  • Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader
  • Luke Skywalker
  • Yoda
  • Han Solo
  • Leia Organa
  • Boba Fett
  • Obi-Wan Kenobi
  • Sheev Palpatine
  • Chewbacca
  • Lando Calrissian
  • C-3PO
  • R2-D2

More…

Find the Flavor in Food, Not Vapor 1

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Juneau Resnick

Last week on April 27th, during Friday’s adjusted schedule, Dr. Victor DeNoble came and talked to grades six through eight about the dangers of smoking and vaping. He helped us realize how these addictions affect our bodies and what can happen if we keep up the behavior.

Sure, we’ve all been warned about smoking and vaping. Our parents and teachers all tell us not to do it, but up until now, we didn’t know why. DeNoble was able to explain what happens to the body when the brain gets addicted to a certain substance like nicotine. Now, if given the opportunity, we will know what will happen. More…

AVID’s Angel Scholarship 2

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Stacey’s very own Lauren Duong took home the title of Stacey’s AVID standout. Lauren, an eighth-grade student at Stacey Middle School, was chosen out of all of the AVID students to represent Stacey for the AVID Angel scholarship.

The AVID Angel scholarship is a college scholarship awarded to a deserving AVID contestant. Each contestant must submit an essay as to why he or she should receive the award. If the essay is chosen in the second round, they become a runner-up for the big prize that will be awarded during a ceremony at Angel’s Stadium on May 7th. Lauren’s essay was chosen to make her a runner-up for the big award.

Each middle school with an AVID program picks one student to represent their school. The candidate is entered into a competition between numerous other students in hopes of receiving the scholarship. Scholarship awards range from five thousand to eight thousand dollars. More…

The Newspaper Project Reply

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Mariah Escatel

It has already come to many eighth graders’ attention that the year is ending. Along with this comes many assignments due for eighth-graders, such as the history project, math placement tests, CAASPP testing, science finals, book reports, portfolios, resume, and by far the worst– the dreaded newspaper project.

The newspaper project is a massive book report created to “challenge your mind.” The project is done in Mrs. Ortega’s eighth-grade language arts and reading honors classes. It is a detailed book report that is in the form of a newspaper. Students are challenged to act as if they are living in the book they are reporting about. The report consists of multiple articles including a summary, book review, conflicts, and many more. Students describe it as intimidating, and astonishing. More…

What is a Resume? Why is it in Our Exit Portfolio? Reply

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Juneau Resnick

The exit portfolio for eighth graders has started to creep up to the top of our to-do list. One common question being murmured: What is a resume? Why do we need it for our interview? This piece of information will be your ticket to the job world in the future. Practice putting one together now.

First off, the question everyone is asking, what is a resume? A resume is a document of your information, qualifications, education, and experience. Your future employers will take a look at this information as well as interview you to see if you are qualified for a job. This is an important piece of your life as an adult, which will arrive faster than you know. More…