For many Stacey students, the mile is a burden. Running on the uneven field while panting, out of breath is not usually somebody’s favorite thing to do. We ask ourselves is the mile necessary or how will this help me get a job in the future? These are all questions generations of students have pondered.
Many students also disagree on timing the mile. Student Marian Montez says, “They shouldn’t base a grade on something as simple as exercise. While some kids have higher stamina, others may not.”
Mr. Thorsen, one of Stacey’s three PE teachers responds to comments like this with, “We just want you to try your best.” But students are still failing to see the reasoning behind the mile.More…
Stacey testing started this week. Testing will continue from April 30 to May 24.
Because testing is rigorous and stressful for many students, it is recommended that students get a good night sleep, eat a healthy breakfast, bring snacks for the test. They can also and bring something that will reduce their stress and nervousness like a note or a good luck charm or mascot.
One the first week of testing, eighth graders will take the CST Science test during their regular science block. This will last from April 30 – May 3.
The following week (May 6 – May 10) students will be taking the SBAC Math test during their homeroom. Homeroom will be extended until 10:00. There won’t be testing on Wednesday.
Monday and Thursday will be odd block and Tuesday and Friday will be even block in order to give enough time for students to complete the test.
On week three (May 13 – May 17), students will be facing the SBAC ELA Performance Task in their regular ELA classes. Students will be given Monday through Wednesday to finish but if they don’t, there will have Thursday and Friday to continue, if needed, or for make-up.
The last week for testing will be held on May 20-May 24. In students’ regular math classes, they will be taking their SBAC Math Performance Task. This test will only last on Monday and Tuesday and be extended for Wednesday-Friday if students don’t finish or missed a day.
Students will be having May 27 off from school to take a break from all of the tests. Just kidding. It is Memorial Day.
As almost any Stacey student would know, the Washington D.C trip is one enjoyed by many eighth graders over spring break. For six days, students adventured through Virginia, Pensylvania, and New York. Here is the breakdown of their journey throughout the East Coast.
Virginia/ Washington D.C.
After getting off their red-eye flight, Stacey students immediately began their exploration of D.C. On their first day, students got to see Ford’s Theatre, the place of the historic Lincoln assassination, the Holocaust Museum, and Arlington National Cemetary. There, they got to see many historic tombs, most notably, John F. Kennedy and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Afterward, they saw the Holocaust memorial.More…
Today, April 25th, Stacey is hosting yet another Mega Mile competition. The runners participating in this event will run a regular mile and the one who comes in the first place will earn 20 dollars. They are also getting a chance to beat the Stacey record for the fastest mile recorded for the event and have their name posted on the winner’s board.
At the end of the day, at 2:45, the participants will go to the locker room and will change into their P.E. clothes. Next, they will line up at the normal mile starting line, then they will go as told and will most likely run as fast as they can. The race will go on till the first person finishes and so on.
Trimester 3 is well underway and there are so many fun activities to come. Next month, in May there will be an open house on the 8th to showcase all of the hard work students have put in this year. Then on June 18th is the last day of school as well as the talent show. The school day will only be from 8:15 to 11:15 am.
For eight graders, 3rd trimester means our years at Stacey are coming to an end. Yes, it’s a sad time but the end of the year also has a ton of fun activities. The DC/New York trip just passed over spring break. All of the eighth graders who went had a great time and are sure this will be an experience they will never forget.
Another fun eighth-grade activity is the Knott’s Berry Farm field trip. Eighth graders will need to complete all three service hours and turn them into their homeroom teacher by the twenty-ninth of May to go on this trip. There will be more information given out closer to the event. More…
Jupiter Ed is a system created for students to check their grades, look for upcoming assignments, check assignments that they have not done, check GPA, send messages to teachers, and much more. It is very helpful; however, it definitely has some things that need improvement.
To begin, there are many helpful and good things there as well. For example, when a student has a missing assignment or a failing grade in a class, Jupiter will send a message to the parent email and the student email. Although most students would not think it would be a plus for their parents to see their failing grade, it will definitely help them get their grade up and be more focused on improving.
Another benefit of using Jupiter Ed is that a student can message a teacher whenever they would like, they can message the principal anonymously, or showing their identity. The anonymous messaging is very helpful because it allows students to report bad behavior they have seen and tell the principal anything, without having to get involved. Messaging teachers is also very helpful because students can ask them about an assignment they are confused about, due dates, instructions on a certain assignment, and much more. More…
Both of Stacey’s soccer teams played the Johnson Wildcats on April 10th and ended up beating Johnson. We could not be more thrilled.
The girls’ soccer team smashed the Wildcats with an ending score of 6 to 0. Carolena Provenzino a 7th grader on the girls’ soccer team says, “I think that the team played really well, and I helped with two great assists. Overall, it was a great experience.”
On the other hand, the boys’ soccer team beat Johnson with a narrower final score of 2 to 1. 7th grade Caiden Rodriguez says, “It was fun, and when Tanner Bartling scored the final goal to get them a win he was ecstatic.”
The next game will be at Warner on April 30th. Let’s hope our Stacey soccer team can pull out another win, and also holding the title of undefeated.
National Junior Honor Society hosted the Dancing Through The Decades dance on April 10th. There was a variety of activities available at this dance and it was one to remember.
There was a Tetris wall that was amazing for taking pictures, a scrapbook wall where the students could see all the teachers in the 80s, escape rooms, a live DJ and dancing, food and beverages for sale, and a Rubik’s Cube competition.
The music consisted of some music from the 80s and also some requests from students. There were many dance circles and people just showing their skills to each other, including the teachers. There were many teachers dancing their hearts out on the dance floor while all the students watched and joined.
There was pizza, Cup of Noodles, many varieties of chips and candy, water, and soda for sale. All of the food was very fairly priced and delicious. More…
Stacey Middle School is hosting a Back in the Decades Dance. Mrs. Phan and Mrs. Kleen are in charge of the dance along with AVID and NJHS. The dance will be held on April 10th in the gym during 4-6 PM.
The hope is that the dance will raise enough money for the NJHS banquet and the medals for 8th-grade graduation. The teachers picked the theme of Back in the Decades while the students pick the name of the dance.
Let’s take a look at how NJHS and AVID are setting up the dance. There are going to be two escape rooms, a Rubix cube challenge, and a photo station at the dance. NJHS and AVID are divided into two groups. One group helped with the escape rooms and the other group came up with ideas for the dance.
You can dress up as anything from the 70s, 80s, 90s, etc. There’s going to be a raffle for the first one hundred people who bought the tickets. The tickets are only $4 with ASB and $5 without ASB.