Anton Segal Memorial Scholarship Winners Named

Congratulations to Hannah Keller for being selected as the 2018 Anton Segal Memorial Scholarship Winner. The second place winner was Sophia Sabal and Savannah Baerg was honored as the third place winner. Many thanks to all of the candidates who submitted their application.

Thank you to Sue Nowamooz at Hungry’s Cafe for continuing to offer this special scholarship to Stratford juniors.


Stratford PTSA Names Faculty Scholarship Winners

Congratulations to the 2018 Stratford PTSA Faculty Scholarship award winners.

Thomas Courson, Marcie Baker, Shelby Slay, Kelli Bolen, Laura Villaflor, Lillian Harris and Davy Barrett were awarded scholarships this year.

These teachers and administrators are continuing their education and the Stratford PTSA is pleased to support them. You make us Spartan Proud!

Stratford PTSA Scholarship Winners

Congratulations to the following seniors were awarded a $1500 scholarship from Stratford PTSA at senior awards night on Wednesday, May 16th:

Kaelen Benefield, Luz Chaires, Koby Chiou, Elizabeth Cole, Gabriella Colon, Jordan Davis, Wilber Dominguez, Victoria Dowdy, Raven Grasty, Alfonso Guzman Vanegas, Abby Haralson, Kailie Henckel, Benjamin Parker Howell, Paul Kim, Seungho Lee, Brooke Maham, Allison Martinez Nolasco, Melanie Martinez, Ellie Pena, Kelby Robinson, and Abigail Romero.

Thank you to all of the scholarship donors who contributed to our scholarship fund. Due to your generosity we were able to fund these scholarships to some great Stratford students. Congratulations to the winners and we wish you much success in your future endeavors!

Special Stratford Discount @ WAXING THE CITY!

Waxing The City is new to the Stratford area and they have already proven that they are going to be terrific neighbors! They recently donated Gift Cards for Teacher Appreciation Week and for Project Prom. For their generosity and support, the Stratford PTSA would like to say THANK YOU and encourage all Stratford students, teachers and parents to take advantage of their special Stratford discount. Stop in and tell them thank you for supporting our great school and use this coupon for free and discounted services.


A Note from the Clinic

All medication needs to be picked up by 3 pm Thursday May 31st. Medication cannot be stored in the clinic over the summer and anything remaining will be discarded. All medication forms will need to be renewed at the beginning of each year. Forms can be found here:

If you have any questions please contact the clinic at 713-251-3436 or

Attention Seniors who Attended RCE!

Calling all 2018 seniors who attended RCE! Please plan to come parade the halls of Rummel Creek in your cap and gown on Wednesday, May 23rd. Arrive at 8:15 for an 8:30 parade start. Please share with anyone you know who should be a part of this great tradition!


Seniors can pick up pre-ordered yearbooks Monday in the snack bar AFTER graduation practice. All underclassmen can pick up their books after school in the snack bar. Anyone who misses this distribution day can get their books in Room 228 AFTER Monday, May 21, 2018. Direct any questions to

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

Book Room Notes

It’s time to start thinking about turning in textbooks. If your student is using the online version of a textbook, please have them consider returning the physical book early, to avoid standing in long lines during the last week of school.

AP students – please turn in your book as soon as you have taken your exam. Students will need to turn in textbooks before they are approved for exemptions.

All textbook fines for lost or damaged books will need to be cleared before the end of the school year.

Lost and found – we have a lot of sweatshirts (from the colder weather) and water bottles, as well as books, sports equipment, lunch bags etc. Please send your student to the book room to check the lost and found before the end of the school year.

Student IDs – Does your student need a replacement ID? (eg. for prom?) Have they ordered a replacement and forgotten to pick it up? The fee for a replacement ID is $5.00, and 24 hrs notice is required. All IDs must be picked up before finals.

Spirit Night for the Class of 2020

“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.

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 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!