Should students bring blankets to school? 3

Grace Baer

Lately, a petition to bring blankets to Stacey has been going around. Already, 42 people have signed up and Heidi Alvarez turned in the petition on Friday, November 16th.

Heidi had the idea to start the petition when she noticed it was getting colder in the mornings. She then went to the office to do something about it.

Mrs. Kirk let her get as many signatures as possible to make it happen. The petition would allow students to bring blankets and pillows to school. Although this doesn’t allow kids to sleep in class, it would make learning a lot more comfortable. More…

All The Upcoming Field Trips That You Should Be Excited For! 3

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Gavin Mercado

Who loves field trips? Everyone loves field trips! Although field trips may be for an educational purpose, most would agree that they are much more fun than class. This year there is a ton of upcoming field trips for some of the electives and other classes. This is a list of all of them.

8th Grade Knott’s Berry Farm Trip: This trip will take eighth graders ONLY to Knott’s Berry Farm to have a great time! There, they can ride roller coasters, watch shows, and eat some delicious food. All eighth graders have a possibility of going.

REQUIREMENTS: Must be in eighth grade, must have all 3 service hours completed, must bring an amount of money (not announced yet) to Mr. Yohn a few weeks before the field trip starts, must maintain a 2.0 Grade Point Average (GPA).

DATE: Sometime in May/June.

“Honors” Band Festival Trips: This trip will take “Honors” Band kids to two iconic festivals. During period 5 Mr. Woodruff stated, “I expect nothing less than a unanimous superior rating.” Which is the highest rating you can receive at the festival?

REQUIREMENTS: Must be in Period 5 or 0 Period band.

DATE: Sometime in Spring. More…

The Knowledgeable Nardeen Gebraeel 2

Madison Evans

Nardeen is obviously very busy in school, but in her free time, she likes to read. She would rather read a series of books than a single book. She sometimes likes to take a break from schoolwork and hang out with her best friends.

Nardeen states that she is no expert in sports or musical instruments. She is a student who has all A’s, a GPA of 4.2, in all honors classes and is very proud of her accomplishments in the past years.

Nardeen is not your average everyday girl. She won the outstanding student award in both fifth and sixth grade and pushes hard in everything she does. She is in honors reading, language arts, and math. She loves to read, and her favorite subject is math. When anybody asks her why she likes math so much, she states, “Numbers are just easy to understand.” More…

The Phenomenal Summer Boren 3

 

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Summer Boren

 

Isabella Gonzalez

Summer Boren is an outstanding student, friend, and classmate. She is not only very kind hearted and a friendly person, but she is an exemplary student and role model for her fellow 7th graders.

Summer is not a girl that likes to waste her time, she does an extraordinary amount of activities and hobbies. Her favorite and main sport is soccer, but she loves to do Taekwondo after school, voice lessons, girl scouts, and the drums.

She not only does all of this for after school, but she also wants to join the Stacey soccer team, and she is already enrolled in badminton club, cornhole club, and book club. That takes us into her hobbies, she really loves to read, play outside, sing, dance, and take funny quizzes online. This definitely shows that Summer is not a lazy and non-interesting person, she does not like to have a minute wasted.

Summer is not going to pass up on having the best 7th-grade year, she has many goals that she is hoping to succeed in, and some that she has already accomplished. Summer’s goals for this year are having straight A’s, a 4.0, and to make 40 friends. She has already made 30 friends and this because of how truly kind she is to her peers. More…

Mr. Ginex Orinion and Coding Club Reply

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Savannah McVey and Dylan Weber

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…

The Eliminate Project through UNICEF – Builders Club Reply

Annabelle Lona

Builders Club members raised money to support The Eliminate Project through UNICEF collecting donations from houses whilst trick-or-treating. Each member was given a box to keep the change they collected. The club’s goal was to raise at least $75.

The Eliminate Project aims to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus around the world. The donations will provide a series of vaccine doses to protect pregnant women and newborns from this devastating disease.

Every 15 minutes, a newborn baby dies from tetanus. Their short life is marked by pain, extreme sensitivity to light, sound or contact that prevents even a mother’s touch. More…

Live Music and Child Waiters; Cabaret Night Reply

Avalyn Walton

When Perry Como sang, “There’s no place like home for the holidays,” he was certainly not alone in his opinion. Being home and with your loved ones is the perfect way to celebrate, and so it’s only fitting that this year West Arts “Cabaret Night” follows that theme. “I’ll be Home for the Holidays” will be a Cabaret Night to remember.

The majority of students at Stacey have probably never been to one of West Art’s Cabaret Nights, but the breakdown is simple. Guests at Cabaret Night will find that Stacey Middle School multi-purpose room has been transformed into a winter wonderland, with tables and waiters everywhere, waiting for a chance to serve. A number of singers perform, most of which are West Art’s students, accompanied by a live band. An MC introduces all the acts and keeps the audience entertained, while desserts and drinks are brought to everyone’s table. Booths for popcorn, nachos, and raffle baskets are in the back of the room, out of the way of the main tables. For only ten dollars, it’s one amazing steal of a night.

As previously mentioned, there are tons of waiters and waitresses, anxiously awaiting a request from the diners. These waiters though, are none other than the West Arts kids themselves. All of them are 5th grade and up. Imagine coming to see a friend perform, only to have them be your server for the night. The hilarious and adorable twist is a fun one for friends and family.

Cabaret Night though is obviously not just about dining, it’s about watching a live performance. These performers, though they are mostly West Arts kids and staff, can be anyone. Anyone at all is allowed to come in an audition on November thirteenth. Whoever makes the cut will need to attend two more rehearsals before performing, but for the most part, it’s a very simple task. West Arts Productions is always hoping for some new and friendly faces at their auditions, so there is no need to be shy. More…

Peter Pan Cast List Reply

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Ashley Wolf

Ready to be taken to the wonderful world of Neverland? Students can have sword fights with pirates, fly with fairies, swim with mermaids, and never grow up? All students need is faith, trust, and pixie dust . . . and a ticket.

West Arts Productions is starting their fall show. If you haven’t already guessed, they will be doing Peter Pan.  The shows will be performed on January 31st, February 1st, 7th, and 8th of 2019. Tickets are ten dollars for adults and eight dollars for seniors and students.

Auditions were held on October 2nd and the cast list was released on the West Arts Production website on October 5th. The following list shows all of the wonderful students portraying the iconic characters from Peter Pan. More…

Meet Nellie Nguyen; Student Extraordinaire 11

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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…

The Gaming Club Scandal 1

Gavin Mercado and Isabella Gonzalez

At Stacey, we have two gaming clubs, the original Gaming Club, and the… Original Gaming Club? It happens to be that there are two clubs claiming that they are both original.

One of the first Gaming Club members explains that this could be extremely confusing to potential new members. The Original Gaming Club that was introduced this year, is much different than the first Gaming Club. The fact that members there are calling it original, is upsetting to some of the members of the older gaming club.

When asked if members of the first Gaming Club would wish for the new Gaming Club, or Original Gaming Club to be removed from the list of clubs,  they said, ¨They shouldn’t be able to call themselves the Original Gaming Club because they are not the Original Gamer´s Club. However, I don´t want them to leave Stacey´s list of clubs. I just want them to change their name to something like Classic Gaming Club.¨

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