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Nine new courses added to curriculum

Nine new courses added to curriculum

Sabina Ajjan and EmmaJane Canady

March 13, 2019


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Nine new courses will be offered next year. Some of them include Introduction to Theatre, Zoology, Microbiology, World At War, Behavioral Psychology, Persuasive Argument, Advanced Algorithms and Robotics, History of Fiction &  Film, and Community Field-Based Design. Zoology will be taught by Coach Ross Bridges...

Beta Club inducts 44 new members

Beta Club inducts 44 new members

Madeline Davis and Carson Simmons

March 8, 2019


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The Beta Club inducted 44 new members in a ceremony at the Tift Auditorium on March 6. To become a member of the National Beta Club at Stratford, you must have academic achievement, character, leadership, and service. You also must have a minimum GPA of 3.6. “I am honored to be in the Beta C...

Stratford hosts region literary meet

Stratford hosts region literary meet

EmmaJane Canady and Sabina Ajjan

March 5, 2019


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Singers, writers, and speakers from seven schools will be competing Tuesday in the Region Literary Meet at Stratford. Stratford's Caroline Cole is entered in Girls Solo, and Noah Fenimore in Boys Solo. The Girls Trio is made up of Sarah Pyles, Maya Rubenstein, and Neely Shah. The Boys Quartet is B...

Accreditation team to visit Stratford

Accreditation team to visit Stratford

EmmaJane Canady and Sabina Ajjan

March 3, 2019


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An accreditation team will be on campus next week. The team will be made up of educators, who will review the work that Stratford has done during the past two years and determine if the school gets accreditation for the next five years.   "We’ve been studying our curriculum, we’ve been study...

Stratford musicians take district band honors

Stratford musicians take district band honors

Daisy Ge, Gazebo Staff Writer

February 28, 2019


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District Honor Band consists about 20 counties and is the one of largest district state. In the fall,  Middle School and Upper school students audition for district jazz band, Middle School Band, and Upper School Band. In February, Stratford seniors Maggie Fuchs and Noah Fenimore were selected to ...

Final performance of ‘Addams Family’ postponed

Final performance of ‘Addams Family’ postponed

Rania Akbar, Gazebo Staff Writer

February 25, 2019


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Monday's final performance of Stratford's winter musical, ''The Addams Family'' was postpoed due to illness in the cast. Director of Theatre Ms. Sylvia Haynie said several cast members from the principle group had "pushed on'' through the weekend performance but on Monday morning ''at least one of...

Sogade honored with creative writing award

Sogade honored with creative writing award

Sabin Ajjan, Gazebo Staff Writer

February 19, 2019


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Junior Tomi Sogade is a recipient of the Gold Key Award, the highest regional honor of the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. Tomi submitted a flash-fiction work called “Down in the Bayou,” which he had previously written for an English class. “I was reading something I was really prou...

Putzke, Tang receive accolades for artwork

Putzke, Tang receive accolades for artwork

Rania Akbar and Arya Datta

February 19, 2019


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Stratford students Annie Putzke and Jocelyn Tang have had their artwork submitted into showcases by high school art teacher, Anastasia Fink. Annie, a freshman, was accepted into the Georgia Allstate Art Competition, which is the largest high school art show in Georgia. There were more than 1,000 ...

Spanish Club holds successful handwoven bracelet sale

Spanish Club holds successful handwoven bracelet sale

Annum Ahmed, Gazebo Staff Writer

February 19, 2019


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The Spanish Club recently raised more than $1,200 selling handwoven "Pulsera" bracelets as part of the Pulsera Project. The colorful bracelets were sold in the main lobby during break. “Along with the students, we wanted to bring the culture of the countries we have studied to the rest of the school,''...

The Great Bear Sighting

The Great Bear Sighting

Haley Ellison, Olivia Mann, Anna Mincey, Cate Eddlemon, Bonnie Sherwood, Camilla Veale, Olivia Coleman, and Anne Travis Evans

February 15, 2019


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Donna Kay McGoldrick wasn’t sure she believed reports of a bear being spotted near Stratford Academy’s campus on Wednesday. But, on Thursday, she saw it with her own eyes. “I'm convinced it's either a bear or Bigfoot” said Mrs. McGoldrick, human resources director at Stratford. A large,...

Stratford holds record-breaking blood drive

Stratford holds record-breaking blood drive

Carson Simmons and Kate Wimberly

February 7, 2019


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The annual Stratford Blood Drive was held Friday, Feb, 1. Each donor gave one pint of blood. The process only takes eight to 10 minutes. Afterward, donors received free cookie and juice. The blood drive was hosted by the Key Club and many of their volunteers. Mrs. Hollie Wangerin, who is advisor...

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