Red Ribbon Week 1

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Grace Baer

Red ribbon week is this week, everyone! The theme is: Life Is Your Journey, Travel Drug-Free ™.

To spread awareness, this week Stacey is going to have a different theme for every day to show Drug Awareness. On Monday wear 70’s, on Tuesday, wear red, on Wednesday wear neon, on Thursday wear a sports jersey, and on Friday wear something Hawaiian.

Red ribbon week started in 1985 and has been going since. The purpose is to spread awareness about drug and substance abuse.

By participating, everyone is paving a better future for themselves. Homeroom classes also receive a red ribbon bracelet that will earn a free slushie at a participating 7Eleven©️.

Anime Club 1

Jolie Phan

Are you interested in watching Anime, dressing up as your favorite anime character, or reading manga? Well, there’s an anime club at Stacey Middle School!

All of the meetings are on Friday after school starting at 2:45 and ending at 3:30. At the first meeting, there were over 40 students. Mrs. Valverde is hoping that more and more students will join the Anime Club.

The students were asked what the club members wanted to do throughout the year. Most kids wanted to play games and watch Anime. Mrs.Valverde doesn’t want them staring at a screen for hours, so she played a game to get to know everyone. More…

Welcome to SMS VFC Club 1

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Adrian Nguyen Dinh

Are you interested in learning about Vietnamese culture? Well if so, you´re in great luck! Stacey is hosting a Vietnamese Cultural Club called VFC.

VFC first met on October 5th and there was a great turn out. The club´s next meeting will be October 19, so if anyone hasn’t already joined, they need to come on by.

The club meets every other Friday in Mrs. Phan’s classroom.  This year, the club will be teaching different folk games, listening to Vietnamese music, and trying out different food.

Meeting attendee Aden Nguyen said, “The club is amazing and has a sense of Vietnamese people.  I think it will help others to learn about the Vietnamese society.” More…

Girl Power Reply

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This year, Girl Power takes place during lunch, on Wednesdays, where girls from all grades can come to eat lunch and explore the life of girls today. They meet at G2A with friends while they discuss what is going on in their lives.

Girl Power stands for goals, individuality, respect, loyalty, potential, optimism, will,  empathy, and responsibility. In Girl Power, they watch videos on bullying, beauty standards, and the reality of a girl.

The participants also do art projects, give each other compliments, and keep everything positive. Members stay honest with everyone and talk about what is yet to come in the future. More…

GSA Is Back! 7

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Gavin Mercado and Grace Baer

Have you heard of GSA?  Well, it may be the perfect club for you!

The first meeting will be October 24th. GSA (Gay-Straight Alliance), is a club for gay, straight, bisexual, pansexual, transgender, gender non-binary, confused, etc.  students to talk about LGBT related problems. Members don’t have to be in the LGBT community to join.

This year, the club will be hosting a board consisting of a President, Vice President, Secretary, and a Spirit Officer. To apply, just come to the first Gay-Straight Alliance meeting.

Mrs. Gates, the club’s advisor,  says she’s, ¨very excited about the meeting,¨ and also to advise GSA this year. Mrs. Gates is straight herself, however in the informational meeting she discussed, ¨my sister is married to a woman, and I am 100% supportive of it.¨ More…

Come Join ASL Club 1

Isabelle Gonzalez
Calling all students that are interested in learning a new language! ASL Club may just be the perfect club for you. If you decide to join, you get to have fun with friends and learn a new language.

ASL Club (American Sign Language) will meet every Thursday, right after school until 3:30 p.m. On the first week of the month, we meet on Tuesdays, not Thursdays.

Open to everyone; beginners, fluent signers, or even students who don´t know sign language at all, this club may enhance student’s lives later in life when they apply for a job. Not only will this club be fun and a chance to socialize, but also it can improve the student’s future.

Isabella Gonzalez started this club and the teacher supervisor is Mrs. Watson in room C2. The first club meeting is on Thursday, October 11th. It will be an introduction to the activities we will be doing. More…

ASB Elections from a Student’s View 4

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Madison Evans and Jolie Phan

This year, many candidates ran for the ASB office this year. Give it up for our new President, Leanne Le, and our Vice President, Kayleen Tran, and our treasurer and secretary, Jasmyn Schubert, and Ethan Tran. There is no doubt that this will be another great year at Staconia!

The journalism team interviewed many students. Some voted for Allison Davis, who did not win. One student said she was, ¨a trustworthy and kind student who would get things done if she won for president.¨

For vice president, Summer Boren and Alyson Boren said that they voted for Avery Taumoefolau because ¨she is a very enthusiastic and energetic person and she´s also a good friend to both of us.¨ Lastly, coming from Ms. Walters, Ethan Tran was the best candidate running for a secretary because ¨he is very respectful and helpful.¨ More…

Club Rush and BBQ 2

Gwyndalynn Kent, Ashley Wolf, and Kirra Kirby

Every school has their own collection of fun and cool clubs to join. So, to showcase all of the clubs, Stacey held a ¨Club Rush and Barbeque.  “There were stations handing out flyers for each club. Students could also find hot dogs, ping pong, foosball, and dip and dots! Just in case you missed it, here is a list of all the incredible clubs that kids can join:

Anime Club

Book Club

Builders Club

Cooking Club

Animation Club

Cougars for Christ

Rubix Cube Club

Dance Club More…

NJHS Reply

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Adrian Nguyen Dinh

NJHS (National Junior Honor Society) meeting on September 18th was very successful. There were many students that attended the meeting. This year the advisors are Mrs. Phan and Mrs. Kleen.                                                                         

The invited students, who were mostly 7th and 8th graders, had to have a minimum of a 3.5 GPA.  New 6th and 7th graders who’d like to join have to wait for the 2nd trimester so they can attend an NJHS meeting.

Mrs. Phan states, “I am really excited to guide students as they find their hidden leadership potential! We are also excited to do amazing service projects this year with a great group of students!” More…

What Is AVID? Reply

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Annabelle Lona

AVID is an elective class that helps students prepare for college, and meet the early requirements for a 4-year university. AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) is a “self-sufficient” program that requires students that strive to get good grades, have excellent citizenship, etc. It is an elective that helps “B” and “C” students to reach their true potential with additional support.

Completing the requirements results in about a 75% higher advantage than the overall student population in getting into college. Students have to be willing to do two hours or more homework a night, commit to doing service hours and/or leadership before and after school and need to be willing to raise funds for field trips as well. More…