Annual Booster Club Scholarship Awards

The Stratford High School Spartan Booster Club will award a minimum of ten (10) $1,500 scholarships to Stratford High School senior athletes*. The winners will be chosen based on academic achievement, coachability, leadership, overall work ethic, attitude, and team building skills. *defined as UIL athlete or UIL athletic trainer

The individuals who receive the scholarship must be:
1. A Stratford High School senior that participates in one or more UIL athletic programs and is in good standing in each.
2. A college bound student athlete. The students who win must show proof of college acceptance to a 2-year or 4-year program by submitting a paid fee statement or a copy of class enrollment from your new student orientation.

The scholarship application and reference form can be found on the home page of the Booster Club website www.shsboosterclub.com as well as below. The Application DEADLINE is Friday, April 5, 2019 @ 3:00 p.m. to Coach Rankin.

Reference Form

Scholarship Application

April PTSA Meeting

Get Involved in the Stratford PTSA!!

Big Day – Parent Volunteer Request

We need parents to help with set up and T-Shirt/ breakfast distribution the morning of The Big Day.

Saturday Morning March 23rd

7:45am-9:00am

Click here to volunteer!

Big Day

Yearbook Deadline Fast Approaching!

Time is running out to order your 2019 yearbook! Visit balfour.com to order online. The deadline to purchase is March 29! Don’t delay!

https://www.balfour.com/shop/yearbook?smi=74040

March Scholarship Deadlines

March is full of many scholarship opportunities for our students.   Please see the attached document regarding deadlines and scholarship specifications.

For any questions, please contact the scholarship organization directly.

March Scholarship Deadlines

 

Senior Picture Submissions

Parents we are looking for current senior pictures for an end of the year slideshow presentation. It is our hope to showcase all of our amazing seniors on Decision Day. Please submit your photo to theshsoracle@gmail.com by FRIDAY, APRIL 12th.

For any questions, please contact Jennifer Shock at jennifer.shock@springbranchisd.com

We look forward to showcasing your student at this wonderful event.

Upcoming Events and College Visits

The following events and visits are scheduled for the remainder of March:

Tuesday, March 20th
ASVAB Test – 7:45 AM – 11:30 AM (library)
Post – Secondary Fair – both lunches (snack bar)
New York Film Academy – 2:30 PM (library)

Tuesday, March 26th
Drexel University – 2:30 PM (library)

Wednesday, March 27th
Northern Michigan University – B lunch (snack bar)
Binghampton University – SUNY – B lunch (snack bar)

Thursday, March 28th
NACAC College Fair – 9:30 AM – 12:30 AM or 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM (NRG Center)

Friday, March 29th
Bradley University – A lunch (snack bar)
University of Arizona – A lunch (snack bar)
Illinois Wesleyan University – A lunch (snack bar)

ASVAB Test

We will be offering the ASVAB test on Wednesday, March 20th from 7:45 AM – 11:30 AM in the library.

If your student has ever thought about joining the military, or is curious about what types of careers would be the best fit, then the ASVAB test is a perfect fit. This test provides career information for various occupations and is an indicator for success in future endeavors whether they choose to go to college, vocational school, or the military. Please note that military recruiters will not contact you unless requested.

Students must sign up with Mrs. Shock, in room 224, by March 19th to be registered for the exam.

Class of 2019 Scholarship Information

At this time we are compiling a list of all scholarship and academic award letters received. Any student that has been awarded a scholarship, or any merit based scholarship from a university, needs to stop by room 224 or fill out the google form via the link below.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScEyNGcPaKb-68foRgOlFGXwfPAt8q6FDqLhpGsmXmA0drahw/viewform?usp=sf_link

Please note that even if the student chooses not to attend the university, we still need this information to update our school profile.

Post Secondary Fair

On Wednesday, March 20th we will be hosting a Post Secondary Fair during both lunches. At this fair we will have representatives from the military, vocational schools, as well as a representative from Blinn and HCC on hand to answer questions and provide information on additional opportunities after high school.

For any questions, please contact Jennifer Shock at jennifer.shock@springbranchisd.com

Spartanaire Dance Team Tryouts

SHS Garage Sale

Stratford Playhouse Advances to District

Here are the winners of the UIL Competition by Stratford Playhouse of She Kills Monsters.   They will perform again at the District competition on March 19th (3:00) at Memorial High School!   Five dollars cash or check to see any/all of the 6 schools performing.

Best Technician for SHS – Lauren Dodds
Honorable Mention All Star Cast – Luke Centanni and Reese Leif
All Star Cast – Will Alvey and Evan Diamond
Overall Best Actress – Jordan Jones

Congratulations to Stratford Playhouse – Tommy Tunes Nominations!

Congratulations to Stratford Playhouse for the Tommy Tunes Award nominations listed below for the fabulous Newsies production earlier this year!

* Best Musical
* Best Ensemble
* Best Lighting Design
* Best Scenic Design
* Best Costume Design
* Best Stage Crew & Technical Execution
* Best Direction

A program of Theatre Under the Stars, the Tommy Tune Awards recognize and reward excellence in the artistry of musical theatre by high school students and their teachers in the greater Houston metropolitan area. The annual awards ceremony will take place on Tuesday, April 30 at 7:30 p.m. at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts.

Class of 2021 Spring Bloom – Fundraising and Volunteering

WE NEED YOUR HELP!!!

In order to make this a successful fundraiser, we need student and parent volunteers.  There are opportunities to volunteer on Friday March 22, 2019 from 3:00 PM to 10:00 PM and on Saturday March 23, 2019 from 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM.  Please use the link below to sign up.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508044CAAAB2CA6FC1-spring

The Class of 2021 is selling flats of flowers to raise money for prom and for a school beautification project for the Big Day.  We hope you will consider buying extra flats and donate them to give our school some beautiful spring flowers!

Go to https://www.shsclassof2021.com/ to buy and pay for flowers and pick them up on Saturday March 23rd. Students are encouraged to sell at least six flats and this will earn a $25 credit toward their prom ticket.

When ordering online, the form has a place to type a message and this is where the buyer needs to put the student’s name to receive credit for the sale.

SHS Playhouse Production of Pippin – Tickets on Sale Now!

Stratford Playhouse’s production of Newsies sold out, and you don’t want to miss their next show, either! Pippin is coming end of April!  With an infectiously unforgettable score from four-time Grammy winner, three-time Oscar winner and musical theatre giant, Stephen Schwartz, Pippin is the story of one young man’s journey to be extraordinary. Winner of four 2013 Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival, this circus-inspired version of Pippin continues to captivate and appeal to the young at heart. April 25- March 4th. Tickets on sale now at shsplayhouse.org. Rated PG-13

Health & Wellness Fair

2019 FJWC Scholarships for Seniors With Outstanding Community Service

First Junior Woman’s Club is a 50 year-old organization of mothers and students that participate in a myriad of civic, social, and philanthropic activities to promote the spirit of volunteerism in our local community and beyond. FJWC’s main goal is to spark an interest in its members to begin volunteering, which will then hopefully lead them to continue giving back to their community throughout their lives.

FJWC is proud to offer scholarships to seniors in the amount of no less than $1,000. Instructions for applying can be found on the scholarship application form.

The deadline for applications is Tuesday, April 16th, 2019 by 5 pm.

Questions? Email Joci Moss at joci@jjmoss.net with any questions.

SHS Playhouse After Gala Item Sales

We have a few awesome things left over from the the SHS Playhouse Gala and Auction and would like to offer the Stratford community a chance to purchase many of these at ‘buy now’ prices!

Click this link to view items – https://shsplayhouse17.wufoo.com/forms/gala-item-after-sales/

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

“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.