SHS PTSA Meeting – 11.29

TSI Testing

During the week of November 26th, the counseling department will be administering the TSI test for current seniors. The Texas Success Initiative Assessment, better known as the TSI test, is a program which determines the appropriate level of college course work for an incoming student. The TSI test consists of three separate exams: Mathematics, Reading, and Writing.

For more information, or to see if this test is required for college admissions, please contact Jennifer Shock at

Financial Aid Workshop

If you were unable to come to our first financial aid event, or need additional help with your FASFA/TASFA, please make plans attend our last session for this semester.

Financial Aid Workshop
Tuesday, November 27th
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

There will not be a formal presentation at this event, but representatives from Houston Community College will be on hand to answer any specific questions you may have.

Upcoming College Visits

The following colleges will be visiting Stratford the week of November 26th:

Tuesday, November 27th
-The University of St. Thomas

Wednesday, November 28th
-The University of Louisiana – Monroe

Stratford Orchestra’s Winter Concert


Mark your calendars for the Stratford Orchestra’s Winter Concert on December 6 at 7 p.m. at Stratford.

University Scholarship Opportunities

The following is a list of list of university scholarship opportunities:

UT Dallas Eugene McDermott Scholarship—

Danforth Scholars Program – Washington University, St. Louis, MO –

SBISD Police Department Toy Drive

NEWSIES Individual Tickets On Sale Now!


NEWSIES Individual Tickets on Sale Now!!

Do NOT delay in buying your tickets! Any ticket is better than NO ticket when we sell out!! You will not want to miss this show!!

Stratford Playhouse Newsies Production – Backstage Pass & Walk-on Forms

Do you know any budding young actors/actresses? The Stratford HS Playhouse is offering the opportunity to walk-on or have access to back stage for the big show, the musical Newsies!! The links below contain the registration forms. It’s so fun and makes a GREAT Christmas present! We have made the registrations available online only this year. Easy to register, but we will sell out FAST!

Playhouse Fundraiser – Cozy Sweatshirt Material Blankets!

The holidays and cooler weather are coming up fast! The Playhouse booster club is selling these super soft blankets as a fundraiser just in time!

The blankets are 50×72 and cozy, sweatshirt material, perfect for a gift, chilly sports game, sofa throw or second home. These are one of a kind, unique and hand painted in USA. $69 each.

Questions? Contact Amy Waltz at or Katherine Jones at

Click here to order!

1st Garage Sale Drop Off

Every year the Junior Class at Stratford HS has a huge garage sale to raise money for Project Prom. If you have anything you would like to donate, there will be several dates for you to drop off your items. The first one being Saturday, December 1st.

In April we will then have the big sale at Stratford and the public is welcome!


Barnes & Noble Shopping Day Benefitting the Playhouse Booster Club

Get started on your holiday shopping by supporting the Stratford Playhouse Booster Club!   Visit Barnes and Noble at Town & Country on 12.8 to purchase books and gifts and see some of the Newsies cast perform numbers from the show every half hour on top and bottom of the hour from 10-2.  Gift wrapping by Playhouse volunteers will be available from 10AM – 9PM.    A portion of sales will be donated to the Playhouse Booster Club.  Here is a voucher that can be printed and used when making purchases!

Stratford Calendars at a Discount

The Spartanaires have extra Stratford High School Calendars for the 2018-2019 School Year! If you did not get a calendar yet, the Spartanaires will be selling the remaining calendars at a discounted price of $7.00. You can order online at or purchase a calendar in the front office. This colorful calendar features pictures of teams and organizations at Stratford and contains important Stratford and District events including our A-B day schedule. All purchases support the Spartanaire Drill Team.

***Thank You to Class 2019 Parents***

Huge Thank You to all Parents, Grandparents and Friends of the Class of 2019 Students for making our last
Teacher Appreciation Luncheon a Tremendous Hit!! The Teachers and Staff loved the delicious food form Boudreaux’s Cajun Kitchen and all your Delectable Desserts! The Gift Card Raffle, as usual, was such an added Bonus!! Also, Thanks to all that volunteered to make it all flow smoothly!

Karen O Montgomery

Tamale Time!

The Stratford Band Boosters is hosting it’s 10th Annual Tamales for the Holidays!
Orders will be taken now until Dec. 7th. Pick up date is Saturday December 15th, (For SHS Staff Pick up is Friday December 14th immediately after school). Oh yeah, the tamales will be warm and ready to go!!!
You can order and pay online by clicking

or using these downloadable forms:

Public Order Form

Staff Order Form

Any questions? Email us @
Thanks for your support!! Happy Tamale-days!!!!

Class of 22 Fundraiser – Spartan Car Emblem

SBISD Police Department Pics with Santa

Kona Ice will be there from 4-8p and a portion of purchases will be donated to the Explorers program that the Police Department offers.

The Explorer Program is something offered to  High Schoolers.  The program meets twice a month and it is for kids that want to be police officers – similar to a Police Academy.   Some of the Explorers have graduated and have gone to the police academy in Houston and even been hired.

Follow the Police Department on Facebook and Twitter @sbisdpd

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,, for easy payment and pick up options.

“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.