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It’s A-R-T-Y time at The Academy

It’s A-R-T-Y time at The Academy

Athena Leskovics, Emily Hutchinson, Maci Durso, Will Lamb, Annabeth Tarbutton, Caroline Crick, Edie Sharpton, and Clarke Jones

October 22, 2019

You can’t spell A-R-T without Stratford. The fourth annual Celebrating Art will take place October 22-26 at Stratford. It is also called "Gallery 6010." The number "6010" reflects the academy's address on Peake Road. The event will feature about 60 artists, including three visiting artists, and 10 a...

Stratford Thespians to perform a “New Play”

Stratford Thespians to perform a “New Play”

Matt Newberry, Gazebo Staff Writer

October 22, 2019

Since the beginning of school, the 16-member cast of this year's One Act competition has been rehearsing and perfecting "The New Play." Written by Elaine J. Watkins, the play is completely new and "something that no one has ever seen," according to the director, Ms. Sylvia Haynie. The cast is comprised...

Band receives superior, excellent ratings

Band receives superior, excellent ratings

Sabina Ajjan, Co-Editor

October 8, 2019

The Stratford Marching Band and Color Guard came back with one superior and three excellent ratings on Saturday after attending the Armuchee High School Invitational Marching Band Competition in Rome, Georgia.  They performed their show entitled “1969: The Year That Rocked Our World” to a se...

New policy on locked doors causes comfort, concerns

New policy on locked doors causes comfort, concerns

Matt Newberry, Gazebo Staff Writer

October 3, 2019

Stratford has implemented a new policy that requires all teachers to lock their doors during class time. The new rule went into effect on Sept. 20. This is another step the school is taking in preparation for a potential school shooting threat in the future. However, despite the extra sense of saf...

Chinese culture, language celebrated at fair

Chinese culture, language celebrated at fair

Daisy Ge, Gazebo Staff Writer

September 27, 2019

Wesleyan's Confucius Institute will celebrate the Chinese culture and language in an all-day, fair-like event on Saturday, September 28, from 1 pm to 4 pm. It's free and open to the public.  “You will experience many kinds of Chinese cultural activities, such as calligraphy, Chinese tea, and Mahjong,'' ...

Color Guard, Band head to competition

Color Guard, Band head to competition

Sabina Ajjan, Co-Editor

September 27, 2019

The Stratford Marching Band and Color Guard will be attending the Armuchee High School Invitational Marching Band Competition in Rome, Georgia, this Saturday, Sept. 28.  The band will perform its show for a series of judges, and then it along with the color guard, percussion, and drum majors all wi...

Jenny Belle Butler crowned homecoming queen

Jenny Belle Butler crowned homecoming queen

September 21, 2019

Senior Jenny Belle Butler was crowned queen at Stratford's homecoming game Friday night. Jenny Belle has been a student at Stratford since preschool. She is  vice president of the Key Club, and a secretary in the Pep Club.  She runs cross country and is a member of the girls tennis team. She...

Eight senior girls represent Stratford on homecoming court

Eight senior girls represent Stratford on homecoming court

Ashley Parel, Anna Mincey, Camilla Veale, Haley Ellison, and Helen Pope

September 19, 2019

Eight senior girls make up Stratford’s homecoming court for 2019 -- Abby Ellison, Lillie Sweet Strickland, Lucy Boswell, Anna Grace Grossnickle, Holly Hunt, Susan Hightower, Elizabeth Sellers and Jenny Belle Butler. Jenny Belle said she is excited to be a part of the homecoming Court. She has been...

Plenty of smiles for Yearbook Picture Day

Plenty of smiles for Yearbook Picture Day

Miller Cranford and Taylor Swan

September 13, 2019

    Yearbook Picture Day, despite the endless smiling faces, is typically a somber day for students, especially those in high school. "I hate it. I have to get early, do my hair, dry my hair, and straighten it. And I have to look presentable because every other day, I do not look presentable,''...

New Snapchat policy draws mixed reaction

New Snapchat policy draws mixed reaction

Rania Akbar and Arya Datta

September 13, 2019

Mr. Logan Bowlds knows some students believe Stratford is trying to “make their lives miserable and unhappy.’’ But the new Head of School said that's not the case. “When you’re at school, you’re at school for one reason,’’ Mr. Bowlds said. “And that’s to learn, to pay attention,...

Senior Patio will be getting a new look

Senior Patio will be getting a new look

Josie Lamb, Co-Editor

September 11, 2019

Students in Mr. Mike Kelley’s design class proposed a plan for the renovation of the senior patio. In recent years,  seniors have not been using the patio very often, so the class thought if a few changes were made, more students would use the area.  Senior David Grant said the class plans to m...

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