Donation Drop-off Saturday, March 24th for upcoming Class of 2019 Garage Sale!

Cleaning out your closet?

Stratford HS Junior class would love your unwanted treasures for their upcoming Garage Sale benefiting 2019 Project Prom!

Donations can be dropped off:

Saturday, March 24th
9 am – 1 pm
Stratford High School (West parking lot)

To arrange for large item pick-ups, contact Sally Janacek

If questions, contact Delores Jones or Colette Spiers

If additional information is needed: Bring your toys, sporting goods, furniture, art, clothes, holiday & home decor, accessories, shoes, dishes, non-electric tools and more! Please no books, electronics, helmets, personal undergarments, swimwear, socks, car seats, or flooded items.

In Case you Missed it!

he latest issue of The Oracle was distributed on March 9 but if you didn’t get it don’t worry. 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.

School Bell Award Winner – Sara Russo!

On Thursday, February 22nd, the SBISD Council of PTA’s hosted the annual Founders’ Day Dinner where both newly awarded Lifetime PTA Members and School Bell Award nominees are celebrated.  The School Bell Award recognizes one outstanding SBISD staff member across all SBISD schools, who promote the purposes of the PTA and are advocates for all children.  The 2018 School Bell Award winner is Stratford’s very own Sara Russo, who won for her leadership and service efforts supporting both staff and student families affected by Hurricane Harvey.  Congrats to Ms. Russo and the other fantastic 29 nominees.



Anton Segal Memorial Scholarship for Juniors

Anton Segal was a Harvard graduate who explored the world and had a love of other cultures. His memory is honored annually with a memorial scholarship donated by Hungry’s Cafe in the amount of $4000.

Stratford juniors are the only students eligible to apply for this special scholarship.

The deadline for applications is Thursday, March 29th. Please download the attached criteria, application and teacher recommendation forms.

Questions? Email Karen Alexander at



Teacher Recommendation


Save the Date – SBEF Golf Classic

“Class of 2018” First Juniors Woman’s Club Scholarship Application

Attention Class of 2018 Seniors, attached is the FJWC Scholarship Application. If you are interested in applying for the scholarship, please complete the application and return to Michelle Putnik. Deadline for submittal is April 15!




2018 Parent Social Hour – March 21st

Class of 2018 Senior Parent
FINAL Social Hour!

All proceeds benefit Class of 2018
Project Prom
$25 per person

Wednesday, March 21st
( NEW date, due to MR. SHS on 7th)
6pm-9:00 pm
10930 Leaning Ash Ln.
Home of
Julie & Richard Haralson

If you would be willing to help host by providing an appetizer or beverage please contact Terri Stroube

We will also be finalizing the bids for the
10 premium graduation seats!!!
(more info to follow)

Don’t miss this opportunity to get together
one final time to celebrate as a group!

Checks made out to Stratford-Class of 2018
If you cannot attend but would still like to donate
please mail your check to
Gina Gelber- 902 Daria Dr. Houston, TX 77079

Questions? Cindy Stein at or
Leann Newton at

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.

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


Stratford PTSA offers Scholarships for Seniors and Juniors

It’s Scholarship season st Stratford!

Seniors- $1500 scholarships are funded by Stratford PTSA. Download the application and teacher recommendation forms to get started on your application. We awarded 21 students this scholarship last year!

Juniors- Hungry’s Cafe generously funds the Anton Segal Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $4000 to one Stratford junior. Download the application, scholarship criteria document, and the teacher recommendation form in order to apply.

Deadline for both applications is Thursday, March 29th at 3pm. All documentation must be completed and turned into Ms. Franklin, Post Secondary Counselor in Room 224 prior to the deadline.

2018 PTSA Scholarship Teacher Recommendation


The Oracle is Online

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Senior Peer Group Meeting – March 28 @ 6:30 PM

Class of 2018
Senior Parent
Peer Group Meeting

Our LAST Peer Group Meeting
Wednesday, March 28th 6:30 pm
in the auditorium,

Get all the updates and plans for Graduation
Hear the latest on Prom and Project Prom
and ways you can help.

Please join us!

Questions? Cindy Stein at or Leann Newton

Tickets on Sale for “Little Women” the Musical

Stratford Playhouse presents “Little Women” the Musical April 26 – May 5. Purchase your tickets today at

Stratford Spartanaires present Calendar Girls, Dancing through the year!

The Stratford Spartanaire Spring Show is April 12th – 14th.  Tickets go on sale February 26th at  Please come support the team, it’s going to be a great show!

Spartanaires calender girls poster




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!