MHSA Awards and ARTS Night Reply

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Leah Kurihara

On Tuesday, May 3rd,  PTSA hosted their HSA Awards and ARTS Night. There, both parents and teachers won awards for their time commitment to Stacey Middle School this year. Other teachers and/or parents presented the awards to the winners, without exposing their gender, by saying what they have accomplished and why they deserve to win. More…

Life of a Star – Thanh Danh 2


Thao Vy Phan

Thanh Danh is one of the most valuable athletes on Stacey campus. Widely known for being a star on the girl’s basketball team, she possesses a caring and humble personality. Her friends describe her to be sweet, humorous and helpful. She says, “I’m a punny person and in that way, I can sometimes cheer people up with jokes.” More…

Stress: The Side Effects and the Solutions Reply

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Jennifer Ly

Stress is something most people deal with, especially students. Some stress is good, as it helps people prepare for the future. However, adverse and excessive stress can destroy a person’s well-being, mentally and physically.

According to Mayo Clinic, side effects of stress include headaches, muscle tension, fatigue, and sleep problems. Stress also causes anxiety, lack of motivation or focus, frustration, and depression, while also causing people to overeat/undereat, grow isolated, and exercise less. More…

8th Grade Promotion Requirements Reply


Jennifer Ly

8th Grade Promotion is being held on June 16, but only for students meeting promotion standards. To gain the Diploma, students need a 2.0 higher overall GPA in 7th and 8th grade and a 75% attendance. For the Certificate of Attendance, students need a 1.5 – 1.99 cumulative GPA and a 75% attendance.

Students must also pay off any  debts (such as library books, Chromebooks, lunch money, etc.). Additionally, students with too many absences, tardies, discipline referrals, or that have not secured a GPA of 1.5 or higher in 8th grade may be excluded from promotion. More…

The Fault in Our Generation 2


Quang Truong

Dear children born after 2000,

Please get your act together. Our generation is by far the worst generation of them all in many ways. Constantly, we get bashed and criticized for our bizarre behavior. Many worry about their eyebrows more than grades. The abundance of technology can help us make amazing advances, but yet many decide it is more important to see what Kim Kardashian wore to the Met Gala. Superficial.

Currently, our generation has not been named, but some names in speculation are the iGeneration or Generation Z. Some even call this generation the “Snowflake Generation” due to its sensitivity. More…

Water Channel – 6th Grade Lab Reply

6th scienceLeah Kurihara and Leandra Gimenez

The six-grade science classes had a lab in which they experimented with water systems. Running water is a very powerful force that shapes the landscape as it travels down a slope.

On Friday and Monday, April 29th and May 2nd, I went over to Mrs. Dandridge’s class to observe the lab and asked the students what they learned from it. More…

Lawyers in the Making! – Welcome Back Edition 👋😁 Reply

Heather Tran, Kristen Fernandez, and Nikki Do

Kamusta ka na, children! (How are you, in Filipino) 💂🙌 Welcome back! We apologize for the month long hiatus, but we are back in business. Hopefully, another hiatus will not take place after this. More…

Leadership: Come One, Come All! Reply

Quang Truong

Are you creative, outgoing, responsible, or trustworthy? Then pick up an application for Leadership ASB!

Leadership will be a 0 Period class, which means that it will start at 7:30 am every day.

In Leadership, students will learn leadership skills, money management, time management, responsibility, and business techniques that will contribute to their life.

Future 7th and 8th graders can also run for office! 8th graders can run for president, secretary, and treasurer. 7th graders can run for vice president, secretary, and treasurer.

The president helps Mr. Yohn lead the class and helps lead the students to success. The vice president will be on call in the case of the president’s absence and take over all of those responsibilities, but they too have their own tasks.

The secretary will take notes on meetings and such while the Treasurer counts and deals with all of the money the goes in and out of the school.

If you don’t want to run, that’s okay; being a representative is still cool.

To pick up an application, see Mr. Yohn in Room G2B.

Musical Mondays Reply

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Tyler Serrano and Delaney Powell

Hello, Stacey Cougars! According to the Billboard Top 100, these are your hot, top ten songs for May 14th, 2016!

In tenth place, we have, “Love Yourselfby Justin Bieber. Wow, what a shocker! It’s been a long time since this song was on the charts. Now, it’s back- again! More…

Last Band Concert of the Year Reply

Jennifer Ly

Stacey Middle School’s upcoming band program will be showcasing their skills for the last time on May 25th. This concert begins at 7:00 p.m. and ends at 8:00 p.m. in the Stacey multipurpose room. Beyond the sheer musical enjoyment, it is sure to deliver, it serves also as a fundraiser for Stacey’s music program.

The tickets cost $4.00 for adults, $2.00 for students, and are free for children under the age of ten. Tickets will be sold beforehand and at the door.

The money raised from this performance will go towards funding for music festivals, repairs for instruments, and purchases for new instruments.

Stacey’s band performance is definitely worth the price to pay. Come to the concert and support Stacey’s band!