Principal's Message

It's Busy Season!

It's been a great month in Stratford America! While we had to deal with yet another weather-related emergency, we made it through and got back to business in short order. In case you haven't yet heard, April 20th will now be a regular school day for students and teachers to make up for time lost to the freeze. I can't imagine how excited all of our Spartans are about having an "extra" day of school!

January and February are always busy months on high school campuses, and Stratford is no exception.

Most Spring sports are in the midst of their competition season (or ramping up toward their season in the case of baseball, softball, and track and field), the fine arts department is busy staging the annual musical production, and various student groups (like debate, art, band and UIL academic teams) are preparing for upcoming competitions. Despite that sudden flurry of after-school activity, students and teachers are still working hard to make academic gains in their classes.

Now is always a good time to remind your children that, whether they be athletes, performing artists, student council representatives, or anything else...they are still students first. We pride ourselves on providing unique opportunities for students to develop and showcase their talents. And, my, how we love to see them at the top of their games! But, it's all for naught if students are not taking care of their homework and keeping up with their classes.

As we slowly inch our way toward Spring Break, help your child to remain focused by asking questions about their projects, assignments, and overall progress in school.

And, if your child is NOT yet involved in one or more of these awesome extracurricular opportunities, now is a great time to get started. Take a look at the Club List, ask club sponsors or your counselor any questions you may have, and turn out for the next meeting! Don't see anything that interests you? Consider starting your own club!

Mr. Karam can help you with that. High school is A LOT more fun when you're involved in something that challenges you and provides you with an opportunity to shine!

As always, thank you for sharing your children with us. If there is anything that we can do to better support your student on their road to success, please let me know.

With Spartan Pride,

Chad Crowson,