Mrs. Valverde 1

image1Thao Vy Phan, Samantha Skocilic

Mi Linda Valverde, a current Language Arts, Spanish, and CCR teacher wants to share her story. She has been teaching for 11 years and uses all her experience to teach her students to the best of her ability.

Mrs. Valverde’s family includes two younger sisters and her parents. She had multiple jobs before becoming an English teacher. Starting to work at the age of 16, she has been a tutor, house cleaner, and a babysitter. More…

1960s PE vs 2016 PE Reply

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Jennifer Ly

A Physical Education program at La Sierra High created by Coach Stan LeProtti in 1957 was notorious in the 1960s for regularly asking more of the students there than the military today. According to mental_floss, push-ups, pull-ups, and suspended sit-ups were done on a circuit throughout a twelve-minute warm-up and a five-minute exercise through an obstacle course. The program even had custom equipment like peg boards and monkey bars. More…

Flightless Fledglings Reply


Nikki Do

Spring has been in full play at Stacey since March 20th, the equinox. Naturally, the birds and the famous Stacey gophers have woken up to its sweet smell. This is time for celebration as the earth is reborn, but problems with Mother Nature can occur, specifically with the birds.

Fledglings, birds that are learning to fly, litter Stacey’s campus. According to Mass Audubon, statistics show that only thirty percent of these creatures survive. The greatest problem, however, is not their ability, or rather their inability, to fly but the interference of humans while learning to do so. More…

NJHS Update Reply


Tyler Serrano

Stacey students still have an opportunity to join the National Junior Honors Society club for the third trimester.

Interested students must attain at least a 3.2 grade point average in the second trimester of this year and have no N’s or U’s on their report card in order to join this club. They’ll need to show it to Mrs. Gates by Friday, April 15th, along with paying a $6.00 membership fee. More…

Advanced Art Field Trip 2

20160322_105027-2Jonah Vu

Students in Ms. Karsh’s Advanced Art class recently visited two art museums on Tuesday March 22 to learn more about art style and the analysis of art. They left Stacey campus at 8:20 and arrived at the American Museum of Ceramic Art (AMOCA) about an hour later, where they were split into two groups. More…

Getting to Know Mrs. Sass 3

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Leah Kurihara and Destiney Hagberg

Mrs. Sass is one of Stacey’s amazing P.E. teachers who has taught many students and knows a lot about sports. She has a huge heart for the kids and loves teaching each of them.

The other day we asked her a few questions about teaching and her experience in sports.

Cougar Chronicle: How long have you been teaching at Stacey? More…

Heart of a Killer Reply

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Quang Truong

Many Stacey students know the tale of SeaWorld’s famous Tilikum, a killer whale captured from the wild and kept in captivity. His story and the story of many other killer whales, or orcas, that are kept in inadequate spaces made many hearts sink. More…