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2019 PTSA Student and Anton Segal Scholarship Information

To aid in the Scholarship application process we are offering the following criteria checklist required for submission.  Scholarship applications will be available for submission this month (January).

  1. PTSA Student Application Requirements:
    1. Essay: In an essay of 250 words or less, please describe an event, experience, or activity you have had or been a part of that has contributed to your personal growth and how this growth has influenced your ideals and choices in life.
    2. Transcript: A transcript is required for your application. Please request an unofficial transcript from the Registrar. The transcript does not need to be in a sealed envelope.
    3. Teacher recommendations: (2) recommendations
    4. Application –available in January
    5. Resume
  1. Anton Segal Scholarship Checklist:
    1. Personal essay:The personal essay is based on personal experience, which explores the insight, excitement, adventure, and/or fresh understanding the student derived from his or her experience with different races, civilizations, and/or nations. The student essay is the primary focus of this scholarship application. Students are encouraged to write about multiculturalism either locally or globally and how they personally have experienced it. Experience or interest in cultures (other than the familiar industrialized western democracies) shall be highly considered in awarding this scholarship. The applicant’s academics, extracurricular activities, faculty recommendations, and financial need will be considered, but only as secondary factors to the essay.
    2. Unofficial Transcript
    3. Application – available in January
    4. Teacher recommendations: (2) recommendations
    5. Resume

Please watch for notifications on the PTSA website for the official Scholarship application in January.  The application submission deadline is March 8th, 2019.

If you have any questions, please contact Michelle Majewski at shsptsascholarships@gmail.comor call 713-855-5064.  Please also feel free to contact your SHS Counselor.

Upcoming Scholarship Opportunities

  • 2019 Calvin Coolidge Scholarship (Juniors) – Due January 23, 2019 by 5:00 PM EST
  • Texas Student Housing Scholarship – Due January 31, 2019
  • Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Scholarship – Due February 4, 2019 at 7:59 PM CST
  • Optimist Scholarship Program – Due February 13, 2019
  • Spring Branch Education Foundation (SBEF) – Due February 25, 2019 by 4:00 PM CST
  • Assistance League Of Houston – Due March 14, 2019

    Links to these scholarship opportunities, as well as additional scholarship opportunities, can be found on the Stratford Counseling Website. Please visit: https://www.shs-spartans.com for more information.

Collegiate Challenge Applications

Any junior interested in joining Collegiate Challenge, for the spring semester, needs to stop by room 224 for an application.

Collegiate Challenge is a district-wide program that provides additional support with the exploring careers, colleges, and financial aid opportunities.

Deadline for application submission is Friday, February 1st.

TRIO Electric Pre-Apprenticeship

On Thursday, January 24th, during Spartan Time, representatives from district will be on campus to discuss the TRIO Electric Pre-Apprenticeship program for the 2019-2020 school year. Any sophomore student interested in learning more about the program should stop by room 224 to register for this meeting.

See the attached flier for more information..


Upcoming College Visit

The following college will be visiting Stratford this week:

Thursday, January 24th – University of South Carolina (2:30 in the library)

Please remind students that they must register through Naviance for any 2:30 college visit. For any assistance, please have them stop by room 224.

Class of 2020 – Swigs, Clear Game Bags, & Stadium Chairs

Please help support Class of 2020 by purchasing these fun items! Custom Stratford “S” Swigs ($25), Clear Game Bags – needed for Cy-Fair games ($20), and Stadium Chairs ($60). Contact Ann Barry, thebarrysiv@gmail.com, for easy payment and pick up options.

Class of 22 Fundraiser – Spartan Car Emblem

Extra! Extra! Tickets to the Playhouse Production of “Disney’s Newsies” Are Going Fast!

It’s time to carry the banner on your stage with Disney’s Newsies! Set in turn-of-the century New York City, Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a band of teenaged “newsies.” When titans of publishing raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack rallies newsies from across the city to strike against the unfair conditions and fight for what’s right! Don’t miss out on the non-stop thrills! Get your tickets at shsplayhouse.org today! Opens Thursday, January 31st.

Class of 2022 Parent Meeting

The next Class of 2022 Parent Peer Group Meeting will be February 12th at 6:30 pm in the auditorium. Ms. Johnson and Mr. White will be sharing some very relevant information that pertain to our freshman including grades, studying, exemptions and online school sites (Naviance and Itslearning). They also will address the dangers of Juuling. Please join us!

SBEF Sporting Clay Tournament Save the Date

“Like” the PTSA Facebook Page to Stay Informed!!

The PTSA sends out a weekly newsletter every Monday morning.  Any articles that should be included should be sent by the previous Friday using this form.

We are moving away from sending out Eblasts throughout the week unless absolutely urgent and instead, will be posting things during the week to the PTSA Facebook page.  Please make sure and like this page so that you can stay up to date on current Stratford PTSA news.