ComedySportz Match against Houston Christian HS – This Friday!

Stratford ComedySportz High School League

Come support the Stratford ComedySportz team this Friday, February 23 at 7:00pm as they take on Houston Christian High School @ Houston Christian. Tickets are $5 at the door. It’s fast paced improv that’s funny, interactive and 100% kid friendly!

 

 

 

PTSA Meeting,  Feb. 28 at 6pm in the Stratford Auditorium

Please plan to attend our first SHS PTSA Meeting of the new year, Wednesday, Feb. 28 at 6pm in the auditorium.  We have some important business to cover with you all, so please plan to attend – oh, and we promise to make it quick! We look forward to seeing you there!

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

 

Class of 2020 Peer Group Meeting

Class of 2020 Parents/Guardians:

Please join us on Monday, February 26th at 6:30pm in the Cafeteria for our Spring Peer Group Meeting. Topics to be discussed are: class fundraising, Naviance, new course selection catalog, review graduation plans and endorsements. We look forward to seeing you. For those not able to attend, the PowerPoint for this meeting will be placed on the SHS-Spartans.com Counseling Department website by March 1st.

The Oracle is Online

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

Tickets on Sale for “Little Women” the Musical

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

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 28th. Please download the attached criteria, application and teacher recommendation forms.

Questions? Email Karen Alexander at KarenAlexa@comcast.net

Application

Criteria

Teacher Recommendation

 

SHS Cheerleading Tryouts

2018 Spartan Cheerleading tryouts will be March 5th – 8th. Varsity Coach Emery Dixon and JV Coach Kate O’Connor will be conducting 2 Parent meetings to discuss the 2018-2019 Cheer program and upcoming tryouts. All students interested in trying out should have a parent attend ONE of these meetings.

Parent Meetings will be in the SHS Cafeteria in the evenings of Thursday, February 15th and again on Tuesday, February 20th. Both meetings will begin at 6:30.

 

Classes of 2021 & 2020 Parent Peer Group Meeting

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.

Spring Branch ISD SAT Bootcamp at Stratford High School

Spring Branch ISD SAT Bootcamp at Stratford High School  – Just $175 Per Student

The SAT and ACT are boring exams, but learning to ace them doesn’t have to be. At Catalyst, we take the actual SAT and ACT every time they’re given to gain insider knowledge of these exams, and we pass our expertise to students with patience, understanding, and a welcome sprinkling of humor and creativity.

 Catalyst’s two-day SAT Bootcamp arms students with go-to strategies for every question they’ll face on the day of the test so they can march into the SAT with confidence, momentum, and every key strategy fresh in their mind.

SAT Bootcamp at Stratford High School

Monday, February 26th, 3:30pm – 7:30pm

&

Saturday, March 3rd, 9am – 1pm

(Students attend all days.)

Tuition is just $175. Students on the free or reduced lunch programs may qualify for reduced rates. Please see your counselor for details. To enroll visit www.CatalystPrep.com and click on the Bootcamp Sign-Up tab on the website’s menu bar or call us at 800.235.0056. The deadline to enroll in this special prep opportunity is Wednesday, February 21st.

Enroll Here

 

Stratford PTSA Scholarships for Seniors

Stratford PTSA is proud to offer $1500 scholarships for Stratford seniors. Deadline for applications is Thursday, March 29th. Applications and supporting documentation must be turned into Ms. Franklin, Post Secondary Counselor in Room 224 by 3pm.

These scholarships are merit and need based. Factors such as academics, extracurricular activities, work experience and financial need are considered.

The application form may be uploaded here.

Questions? Email Karen Alexander at KarenAlexa@comcast.net

2018 PTSA Scholarship Application

The Big Day 2018 – Saturday, Feb. 24th

The fifth annual Stratford Big Day is coming soon! The Big Day is a day of service led by the leaders of Stratford High School, in which clubs and organizations go out into the community to lend a helping hand. Through this, students have been able to impact the West Houston area by participating in several projects by reaching out to our local fire and police departments, helping businesses in need, working with younger students in the area, and much more! This year we hope to have a large student participation and benefit our area in ways unlike before! We have been lucky enough to be supported by several sponsors and are extremely appreciative of the community’s support. If you are interested in being a sponsor for us this year, please fill out the form attached, we would extremely appreciate your commitment to our school area!

Family-Contribution-Form

 

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 www.balfour.com. 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 Lillian.Harris@springbranchisd.com and we can look it up for you.

MHS MustHack

The Mustang Coding Club will be hosting MustHack create on February 23 and 24. This event is open to any student currently enrolled in a Spring Branch ISD middle school or Spring Branch ISD high school. There is no fee to attend. Food, drinks and snacks will be provided.

In the “full hack” (8 PM -8 AM), students will work on teams or work solo to create something with technology. In the “half hack” (8 PM -11 PM), in addition to kids working on their own projects, we plan to have technology-related activities for them.

Register your child for MustHack create by clicking here:  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0a49a9aa2da0fb6-sign

We’re making MustHack create free to attend so more kids can come, but we need your help to keep it free. Please sign up to provide food, drinks or donations by clicking here. http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0a49a9aa2da0fb6-feed

We will need adult help during MustHack create, so please volunteer by clicking here.  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0a49a9aa2da0fb6-help

Thank you!

Jim Pittman

Computer Science

Memorial High School

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

 

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 Lillian.Harris@springbranchisd.com. 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 kimselzman@gmail.com.

Stratford-PTSA-Bylaws-Proposed-Amendments

Stratford-PTSA-Standing-Rules-Proposed

Cups and Door Decor for the Class of 2019

Form to Download

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!
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