Welcome to Stratford High School!
Serving Grades 9-12
Campus Hours 7:50 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Principal: Chris Juntti
14555 Fern Drive, Houston, Texas 77079
Phone (713) 251-3400, Fax (713) 251- 3420
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Check the calendar here! Late start days this year are: 9/27/12, 11/1/12, 12/6/12, 2/14/13, 4/11/13, and 5/23/13 Click HERE for the Late Start Day bell schedule.
Spartan News & Information:
Principal Chris Juntti and Spartan athletics are featured in the Houston Chronicle. Stratford is one of only six Houston area schools to make the playoffs in every UIL sport. Congrats, Spartans!
Stratford is ranked in top 1% of US schools, top 3% in Texas! Read about it.
See today's video announcements and get other Spartan news every day in the Oracle online. The day's announcements are usually posted by 10 a.m.
Want a quick, easy way to connect to all the news about Stratford? Click here to get the new Oracle (student newspaper) app for your smartphone. This is the easy way to get the issues of the Oracle for the whole year, along with connections to the Oracle's Instagram and Twitter accounts, as well. Don't have a QR code reader on your phone yet? Get a free app reader for iPhone, iPad or other devices.
Spartan Journalists place 4th at State Academic UIL. The Stratford UIL Journalism Team placed 4th in State this weekend in Austin! Congratulations to Sophomore Justin Todes, who placed 2nd in State in Headline Writing, and to Senior Sara Boyle, who placed 7th in State in Newswriting. Both of these Spartan Journalists rank in the top 15 journalists all across Texas in their contests.
FFA collecting donation items to aid Oklahoma tornado victims. If you can donate any of the items below, please bring them to Counselors' Corner each morning (small items) or to the Ag Barn (large items), from Wed. May 22 - Fri. May 31. Items needed include:
Small Items – Bedding, sleeping bags, blankets, towels, first aid kids, hand sanitizer, non-perishable food items, gift cards, bug spray, shoes, rubber boots, garbage bags, socks, duct tape, sunscreen, bottled water, energy drinks, gum, flashlights& batteries, soap, deodorant, toothbrushes, toothpaste, dental floss, shampoo, books, crayons, coloring books, travel-sized toiletries, toilet paper, feminine products.
Large items – Feed for animals, hay, halters, animal meds, buckets, collars, leashes, fly spray, lumber, barbed wire, zip ties, concrete, shavings, rope, tarps, bleach, brushes, animal shampoo and soap.
SUMMER READING LISTS POSTED. Get your required books now before the summer begins!
STRATFORD STADIUM SEATS - Don’t miss out!Don’t sit on a hard bleacher… get your stadium seat now!
Matthew J. Lastrapes and Elaine Lui win National Merit Scholarships. Read about it here!
Senior Spartan wins Coleman Award - Parker Lund received the Don Coleman Scholarship Award on May 9 at the Spring Branch Education Foundation Banquet. Pictured (below) are Mary Ann Coleman and Coach Don Coleman, Lund, and Brandon Coleman, Coach Coleman’s son and a member of the scholarship committee. Congratulations!
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Softball advances to Area! The softball team has advanced to the Area round of the playoffs. They will take on Pearland Dawson in a best 2 out of 3 series. Please come out and support these young ladies. Game 1: May 2 Thursday at Dawson at 6 pm; Game 2: May 3 Friday at Stratford at 6 pm; Game 3: May 4 Saturday at Stratford at 5 pm
Softball competes in the playoffs. Please come support the softball team as they start the first round of the playoffs in a best 2 out of 3 series against Reagan. Game One: Friday 4:00 at Delmar Stadium, Game Two: Saturday 11:00 am at SHS, Game Three Saturday 30 mins after game 2 if needed.
Spartanaire Dance Officers selected -Colonel: Jae Barroga, Lt. Colonels: Caroline Kelly and Margaret Gray, Lieutenants: Erin Higgins, Makenzie Moriarty, and Erin Williams. Please congratulate these girls when you see them!
Spartan Journalists earn 1st place Journalism Team ranking at Regional UIL competition; two Spartans advance to State! Congratulations to senior Sara Boyle, who won 1st in News Writing at the UIL Regional competition today, and to sophomore Justin Todes, winning bringing home the silver medal in Headline Writing. These two Spartan journalists will compete at the State UIL meet on May 21.
Spartan Tennis sets new school records - 5 players advancing to State! Congratulations to Cameron Long, who is the Regional Boys' Singles Champion, to Mixed Doubles Champions Josh (Felix) Hollaway and Kaylin Kruseman, and to the Regional Boys' Doubles Runners-up Thomas Leyden and Nick Butler, all of whom will compete at State. This is a school record, sending three different teams to the State tournament. Read more here.
Congratulations to the Spartan Band! Both the Symphonic and Honor bands earned the top Sweepstakes Award at the UIL Concert and Sight-reading contest today in Brenham. The Honor Band was the only high school band in Spring Branch to receive 1's from every judge!
All four SHS Orchestras won Sweepstakes, including the brand new group - Sub Non Varsity Strings, (mostly freshmen). This news completes the UIL season for all of the SHS music performance groups this year. Spartan history was made this year in that all entering bands, choirs and orchestras won the Sweepstakes trophies! This was the first time this happened in over 40 years of SHS history.
Yearbook staffers win 7 State-level awards - Congratulations to senior Anila Ademi, and sophomores Julia MacDonald and Anna Powell. See the awards list here. The yearbook is also featured in Balfour Publishing's "Yearbook Yearbook 2013" - read about it here.
Congratulations to the theatre/crew group who came home with the Best Direction award at Tommy Tunes! See the related story here.
Girls' Track sends qualifiers to Area competition - See pictures here.
Five Stratford Choirs bring home UIL sweepstakes trophies! On Thursday five choirs sang at UiL Concert and Sightreading contest. This is the most number of choirs ever entered from Stratford. All five of the choirs received superior (sweepstakes) ratings. The trophies are currently on display in the main office for this week. The singers really stepped up their performances for the judges. One of the judges commented as a Choir entered to perform: here comes another of those phenomenal Stratford Choirs. We really made an impression on everyone that day! Please take a moment to congratulate the singers on their amazing success. -Proud to be a Spartan, Peter Steinmetz, Choir Director
Student Council attends State Convention - see the pics here.
Yearbook featured in Balfour Publishing's "Yearbook Yearbook 2013" - read about it here.
Girls soccer advances to 4th round of playoffs - first time in the school's history - way to go, Spartan Girls' Soccer!
Boys' Golf advances to Regionals! The boys golf team of : Trevor Hennington, Campbell Ross, Ben Riedel, Clyde Harvey, and Zeb Kaminsky will be representing Stratford at the Regional meet in Huntsville. Wish them luck in their playoff bid for the state meet. In addition, Trevor Hennington was the District 22- 4A golf champion. Congrats to Trevor. For more District Golf results, click here.
Debate students to advance to National Tournament this summer! After a grueling marathon of a tournament, Stratford Debate has once again qualified for the National Forensics League National Tournament this Summer. The team of Fariha Jawed and Nathaniel Barbour have qualified in Public Forum Debate. The team of Aby Brugo and Jenny Payton are also the second alternate in Public Forum Debate.
Spartans win State awards for Reflections Contest entries, advance to Nationals: Info here.
Stratford Playhouse nominated for several Tommy Tune Awards. Read about it!
Stratford named District Academic UIL Champion! Stratford beat all other district teams in Academic UIL competition last weekend by more than 200 points, earning the title of Academic UIL District Champion. Many students will advance to Regional competition on Apr. 20. Check out the winners' list!
Stratford Full Symphony Orchestra Wins UiL Sweepstakes!
The SHS Full Symphony Orchestra earned Superior ratings from all 6 judges at UiL Concert and Sight Reading Competition held on Thursday, March 28 at Cy Woods High School. Judges commented on the technical precision as well as the musical artistry of the group.
Congratulations to the Spartan Swimmers - State Champions for the second year in a row! See the winning race here and read about it with this link. Senior Michael Miller was named Swimmer of the Year, as well. These State Champions were honored on Mar. 28 at Don Coleman Coliseum. Way to go, Swimmers!
Congratulations to newly-elected Student Council members. Click here for the list.
Junior Amy Cho’s Rodeo Artwork sold for $13.000 in auction. She will receive $2,600.00 in scholarship money. Take a look at it!
Congratulations to Undefeated Boys' Varsity Soccer - District Champs! With still two games to play in district, the Boys Varsity Soccer Team became District Champions when they won their game against Humble on March 8th. They have accomplished this by having, to date, an undefeated season. They have scored 45 goals and allowed only 8 goals against. Needless to say, it is a proud time for the team. This Friday the team will play against Spring Woods at SHS at 7:00 PM. Please come and cheer on your Spartan Soccer Team as we celebrate this historic championship.
Join the Journalism Department for a trip to New York City next spring - Interested? Click here for more info $99 will reserve your spot!
A look at Stratford Robotics... They competed at the First Robotics Lone Star Regional competition Mar. 7 and 8.
CONGRATULATIONS SENIOR SUPERLATIVE winners! See the list of winners here.
2013-2014 Cheerleading Squad selected. Get the details here.
Spartanaires win multiple awards at Dance Classic. See the story here.
Choir celebrates successes. Read more.
Art students win 34 Regional medals at VASE competition. See more.
42 Band members advance to State! Read all about it.
Record number of Debate students qualify for State! Get more information here.
Spartanaires win 16 awards at regional dance competition. Click here for the whole story.
Senior headed to MIT is named Student of the Week.
Read the full story here.
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