SHS PTSA Meeting April 24th – Election

Please plan to attend the next meeting of the SHS PTSA will be on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. in the Stratford Cafeteria. At this meeting, we will conduct our election for the 2018-2019 SHS PTSA officers. We look forward to seeing you there!

Please contact PTSA President Julie Haralson at julieharalson@sbcglobal.netif you have questions or need more information.

Barnes and Noble Book Fair

Schedule of Events


Support Fine Arts in SBISD!!

It’s almost May and that means it’s time for
“Running for the ArtsFest”
Altharetta Yeargin Art museum,
located on the Westchester CampusSpring Branch Education Foundation is once again hosting
the only district-wide fundraiser that
supports all of the fine arts in SBISD.

Every school benefits from the dollars raised,
but we must have your help to make a difference!
Please sign up to run the race
You can support the efforts
by choosing the “sleeping in” option!!
But don’t sleep in!! Come out and enjoy the arts fest!
Food trucks, vendors, live music, activities
& an amazing art auction!!!

The school with the most participation will
receive a $500 Academy gift card and a
$500 Young Audience of Houston gift certificate.

Let’s show the rest of the district what
Stratford America can do!!

Sponsorships are also available!!
See attached for ways you can help

Registration is on line at

Registration Form

Sponsor Form

SHS Class of 2021 – Summer PJ Shorts Fundraiser

Welcome summer with your new PJ Shorts! Two styles — One price… $22 each. Fundraiser in support of Project PROM Class 2021. ONLINE Sales only! Deadline for orders April 25th. Go to

Spartanaire JV and Varsity Tryouts

2018 Stratford Spartanaire Dance Team tryouts will be April 24-27 from 4 to 6 pm.
A mandatory Parent and Student Informational Meeting will be in held the SHS Cafeteria on Tuesday, April 17th at 6:30 pm.

Spartanaire Tryout Flyer


A ‘Thank You’ from the Ladies Lacrosse Team

Dear Sparta Fund committee

Thanks so much for accepting our application for funds to help buy some equipment we otherwise would not be able to purchase! We can already see some of the benefits … our Varsity teamis currently UNDEFEATED for theseason, including defeating Division 1 Episcopal H.S.

The lacrosse goals and tackling dummies are great additions to our program that will benefit Stratford girls for years to come.

  • The practice goals allow the girls to get more shooting practice on the side while still being able to use other goals for drills. These goals also have better stringing system that keeps us from having to wrap the string around the goal pipes, thus prolonging the quality of the nets.
  • The Lacrosse Tackling Dummies are phenomenal, too. They provide more realistic dodging, with the added benefit of saving our goalies from wear and tear in practice. We use the dummies in the goal circle as a simulated goalie so girls can shoot around a three dimensional figure, rather than just a screen with holes placed across the goal.

Thanks you again for your generous support. We are so appreciative and look forward to many years of using this equipment.


Coach Scott Elmore and The Lady Spartan Lacrosse Team

Finals Survival Buckets – Class of 2020 Project Prom Fundraiser

Cost: $25
Help your Spartan get through the stressful week of finals with a Finals Survival Buckets!!!
Half-Gallon Buckets include:
• Loads of Candy, Snacks, and Gum
• Stress Ball
• Vinyl Stratford Sticker
• Reusable Bucket
Email: Jennifer Cobb – to order

Financial Aid Night

Financial Aid Night for Seniors and Parents
Wednesday, April 18
6:30 – 8:00 pm
SHS Library
Please bring your Financial Aid Award letters
for comparison and assistance.
A financial aid representative from U.T. will be presenting,
And the information is pertinent for students attending any institution.

Stratford Middle School Night

Come and Find some Treasures and Raise Money for Project Prom! – SAT APRIL 21st!

Please join us for the:

Stratford High School*
Saturday, April 21st
SHS Cafeteria
Free to the Public!

We hope that you can attend!

*Benefits SHS C/O 2019 Project Prom

May Teacher Appreciation Luncheon – Hosted by Class of 2021

It’s baseball season and time for Class of 2021 to step up to the plate!

Teacher Appreciation lunch, hosted by class 2021, is Friday, May 4 and we need your help!

Sign up to serve or provide dessert or gift cards.

Questions? Contact:
Amy Badger (
Lissa Purcell (

Stratford Playhouse “Little Women, The Broadway Musical” Opens April 26th

Based on Louisa May Alcott’s classic 1869 novel, “Little Women” has been given new life as an exhilarating musical filled with fabulous song, dance, and a few tears. A wonderful show that is perfect for the entire family. Purchase your tickets today at

Join the Spring Branch Legacy!

Join the Spring Branch Legacy!!! You are cordially invited to honor your 5th grade, 8th grade or 12th grade graduate by making a donation in his/her honor to the Fund for the Future Endowment 2018 Legacy Campaign.

The Fund for the Future Endowment 2018 Legacy Campaign will recognize your student and perpetuate your family’s commitment to providing every Spring Branch Independent School District student with an outstanding education. As the endowment grows, it will provide a secure source of longterm funding for enrichment programs that will continue to benefit generations of SBISD students.

Endowment Legacy Letter

Legacy donation form 2018

In Case you Missed it!

If you missed the latest copy of the Oracle just log on to and check it out. While you are at it feel free to drop us a line at if you have any ideas or photo opportunities for the online staff or for the next issue of the newspaper. You won’t want to miss the next issue as we will be publishing where members of the Class of 2018 are headed off to after graduation. Also, please let us know if you have any advertising ideas for us. Thanks for your support and hope you enjoy The Oracle.

Reminder to Order your Yearbook! Will Not Have Extras..

Please don’t forget to order your yearbook. As of this week, (only) 619 Stratford students will have a yearbook. Do not plan to get an “extra” as there will not be any extra books. Order your yearbook with a credit card by calling 1-800-853-1337 or visit Order forms are also available in Room 228. (Parents, please check this off your list now). Don’t know if you ordered a book? Email and we can look it up for you.

The Oracle is Online

Didn’t see the latest issue of the Oracle? Log on to While you are there check out the daily announcements and other tidbits of information online.

Senior Ad Spots Available for Stratford Yearbook

Senior Parents: We have 11 yearbook spots available for senior ads ranging in price from $40 to $170. This is a great way to honor your senior with a heartfelt message and include some of your favorite photos in the Stratford yearbook. Here are the sizes available: A ONE BLOCK AD: $40; 5 TWO-BLOCK VERTICAL ADS: $80 each; 3 THREE BLOCK VERTICAL ADS: $170 each; 2 THREE-BLOCK HORIZONTAL: $170 each. If you want one, please submit asap as they will be given to the first 11 parents who want them. Attached is the paperwork with size dimensions. Remember to choose from the available size dimensions only. Direct questions to You can print out the attached and drop off at the front desk. Photos and message can be emailed. Thank you!

Stratford Student Directory – Buy one today!

A limited supply of Student Directories are available to purchase for $10. Pickup your copy in the Stratford front office – ask for Ms. Boessling. Pay by cash or check (made out to Stratford PTSA). The Student Directory is filled with great information, including contact information for students and their parents, important information regarding SBISD, business sponsors, as well as the Stratford High School faculty, staff and PTSA.

Stratford PTSA Bylaws – Updates, Proposed Amendments and New Standing Rules

The Stratford PTSA bylaws are due to be reviewed and updated this school year. A Bylaws and Standing Rules Committee was formed to perform this review. The members of this Committee are Kim Selzman, Kim Wood, Missy Shelton and Julie Haralson (ex officio). The Committee proposes that the bylaws be updated as required by Texas PTA and be amended to remove the office of Historian and institute a new office of 4th Vice President for Technology. The committee also recommends that standing rules by adopted setting forth the Sparta Fund guidelines. The specific changes to the bylaws and the proposed standing rules can be found in the attached documents. These changes will be discussed and voted upon at the next regular meeting of the Stratford PTSA on Wednesday, February 28, 2018, at 6:00 p.m. in the Stratford Auditorium. If you have questions about the bylaws or standing rules or need additional information, please contact Kim Selzman at



Stratford Yard Signs

Show your SHS Spartan spirit with a new yard sign! Our new design is 16″ diameter and corrugated plastic.

It’s durable, weather-proof, and looks GREAT! Support the Spartanaires and order yours now – $20. Thank you!