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Stratford saying goodbye to teachers, counselors

Mrs Rachel Chabot

Ashley Parel, Madeline Davis, and Miller Cranford

May 15, 2020

Stratford will be saying good-bye to two veteran teachers and two college counselors at the end of the academic year. Mrs. Rachel Chabot, head of the world languages department, is leaving, along with science teacher Mrs. Cason Wilkin and Mrs. Martha Eubanks, director of college counseling. Colleg...

Graduation rescheduled for Friday, June 12

Graduation rescheduled for Friday, June 12

Sabina Ajjan, Co-Editor

May 13, 2020

      Chidozie Nwabuebo, Sean Malhotra, and Sara Kate Durkee all have been working on their graduation speeches. At least now, they know when they will be giving them. Head of School Mr. Logan Bowlds announced Tuesday graduation has been rescheduled for Friday, June 1...

I’ll have a cap, with a side order of gown, please

I'll have a cap, with a side order of gown, please

Miller Cranford, Gazebo Co-Feature Editor

May 13, 2020

On a sunny and cool May morning, Stratford became the graduation hub of Macon. The school hosted a “Graduation Drive-Thru.” Stratford's campus has been closed since mid-March because of the COVID-19 pandemic, canceling many of the treasured traditions for seniors over the last two months of the academic year. But Head of School Mr. Loga...

Stratford freshman makes isolation gowns a school-wide project

Stratford freshman makes isolation gowns a school-wide project

Sabina Ajjan and Annie Shih

May 11, 2020

When the coronavirus pandemic began, most people saw an end to their daily activities. However, freshman Ishaan Narsinghani saw this as an opportunity for new ones. “The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a shortage of essential medical supplies, especially isolation gowns, which has put healthcar...

Senior stretch run still up in air

Senior stretch run still up in air

Mary Elaine Mitchell, Matt Newberry, Arya Datta, and Josie Lamb

March 29, 2020

From the moment the seniors walked into the halls of Stratford, whether this was 12 years ago or last year, they all have dreamed of the special celebrations involved with senior year. They have envisioned themselves running through the hallways on the last day of classes. They have looked forward to t...

Prom gets green light with new date

Prom gets green light with new date

Caroline Sutherland, AJ Stevenson, and Taylor Swan

March 29, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has closed schools, disrupted spring break, and altered routines. But Stratford's annual prom has been given new life with a new date on the calendar. Prom originally was scheduled for Friday, April 17,  at the Goodwill Center in Macon. Until last week, the administration ha...

How we are coping

How we are coping

The Amazing Gazebo Staff

March 28, 2020

How obsessed/anxious have you been after each news cycle on the Coronavirus? Do you think we are going back to school this year? Have you been practicing “social distancing” with your friends, others? Have you stayed away from grandparents and other older relatives? Are you more awar...

Students, faculty adjust to ‘distance learning’

Junior Gabrielle Rader works on assignments from home

Sabina Ajjan, Annie Shih, Haley Ellison, Caris Weinberg, Jack Medlin, Caroline Crick, Annabeth Tarbutton, and Edie Sharpton

March 28, 2020

Head of Upper School Mrs. Theresa Ferrari said she is proud of how the Stratford family has handled Distance Learning.  “Upper school teachers have been amazing in their efforts to keep students on task and learning,'' she said. "For the most part, the students have been beautifully responsive and ...

Southern Lit? Philosophy? Print Making? You’ll have your choice

Ms. Sylvia Haynie, Dr. Tom Lolis will teach

Annie Shih and Sabina Ajjan

March 9, 2020

Jocelyn Tang isn’t sure which electives she will be taking next year.  But she will have plenty to choose from photography and AP Psychology to Resistance in the Americas and Introduction to Philosophy .  “A lot more electives this year, a lot more choices, which is good. I like the diversity of choices a...

Ecology Club honored with national award

Stratford sophomores (L-R) Varnika Guduri and Esha Panse

Sabina Ajjan, Co-editor

February 14, 2020

Stratford’s Ecology Club is the recipient of the Keep America Beautiful Award for Youth for 2020.  The awards ceremony was held Thursday evening at the National Conference in Memphis. Sophomores Varnika Guduri and Esha Panse accompanied the head of upper school Ms.Theresa Ferrari and Ecology Cl...

Nwabuebo named STAR student

Nwabuebo named STAR student

Sabina Ajjan, Co-editor

February 10, 2020

Chidozie Nwabuebo has been named Stratford’s STAR student for 2020.  A student must be in the top 10 percent of their class and attain the highest SAT score in one sitting to be named STAR student. “It feels good. It’s an accomplishment that I’m going through,'' he said. "I’m fine with it. It...

More than two dozen countries participating in ‘Celebrating Our World: Sharing Our Heritage’

More than two dozen countries participating in 'Celebrating Our World: Sharing Our Heritage'

Annie Shih and Daisy Ge

January 31, 2020

Celebrating Our World: Sharing Our Heritage is an event to share anything from family traditions to culture from a country. On Tuesday, Feb. 4, from 5 to 8 p. m., families from Stratford have been invited to share their culture and traditions.  The event will take place in the Cantrell Lower Scho...

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