Evie Marie Herrin Cohagan, age 87, went to be with the Lord, Monday, August 31, 2015 at Settlers Ridge Nursing Home in Celina, Texas.
The Varsity and Junior High Gladiator Cheerleaders will be taking orders for Pink Out t-shirts beginning Monday, August 31 through Friday, September 11th. Order forms will be available at Mrs. Ballards’ foyer office on the Italy HS/JHS campus.
Margaret Mary Smotherman, age 93, passed away on August 21, 2015 in Houston, Texas, at Seven Acres Nursing Home. She was born on November 20, 1921 in Upper Lambourn, Berkshire, England, to Simon and Mary Elizabeth Fraser. During World War II she met and married Staff Sergeant Ben Edwin Hill, Jr., United States Army Air Force on July 8, 1943.
The Italy ISD Board of Trustees will have a workshop on Wednesday, September 2, 2015 in the Superintendents office (300 S. College Street, Italy.) The agenda states that this workshop will be called to order at 5:30pm.
Lots of really great books this month. Here’s some of them! If you see anything you want, email the library and they will save the book (or put it on reserve), for you.
Academic Achievement Awards were awarded at the Hillsboro Unified Tae Kwon Do School at the June grading. For the past 19 years the Hillsboro Unified Tae Kwon Do School located at 125 W. Elm Hillsboro, Texas has awarded many students, who are excelled in both martial arts as well as academics with a 3 and 4 foot trophy.
The Masons of the Italy Lodge #647 will have BBQ for sale on Sunday, September 6th beginning at 10:30am. The sale will continue until they are all sold out. The sale will be held in front of the lodge on Main Street in Italy.
Information and schedule for the 2015 Italian Festival.
Back by popular demand, Flying Dollar Ranch in Italy is hosting Art Classes at the Ranch with professional artist and certified teacher Anne Weary. Classes begin September 8 from 5:30 to 6:45 on Tuesdays. Art Classes are four for $60. The class will cover beginning painting and drawing of animals and still life using a variety of mediums.
Italy High School/Junior High School’s 2015-2016 Bell Schedule is as follows:
It is that time of year again… Football games and marching band!! The Band Boosters are in charge of running the concession stand and we CAN NOT do it with out everyones help!
The Italy ISD Board of Trustees will have a called meeting on Monday, August 24, 2015 in the Italy HS Cafeteria at 300 S. College Street, Italy. Meeting time is slated for 6:30pm. Just prior to this called meeting, at 6:00pm, there will be a public hearing to discuss the budget and tax rates for the district.
The Italy ISD Administration Office will start selling season passes to the home football games beginning Monday, August 24, 2015. The first home game is Friday, August 28th. Passes will be $30.00 each.
Not too long ago the entire community banded together to help purchase a camera for Barry Byers. A BBQ dinner was served at the infamously famous Uptown Cafe and all monies raised at that dinner went to purchase a quality camera for Barry. A little over a week ago this camera was stolen from Barry’s truck.
The Italy ISD Board of Trustees will have their regular monthly meeting on Monday, August 17, 2015 in the Italy High School Cafeteria (300 S. College Street, Italy). Meeting time is slated for 7:00pm.
The Golden Flush Fundraiser is a new fundraiser sponsored by the Italy Gladiator Booster Club which kicks off today, Friday, August 14, and runs thru September. Flush Away your plumbing problem for $15, Flush a Friend for $20 or purchase Toilet Insurance for $25.
An informational meeting about the Italy ISD drug testing policy will be held Thursday, August 20, 2015, at 7:00 p.m. in the Italy High School Library.
Help us help local children in need. Drop off your new school supplies and backpacks in the School Bus boxes located at:
The ITALY ISD will hold a public meeting at 6:00 PM 08/24/2015 in Italy High School Cafeteria, 300 S College St, Italy, TX. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss the school district’s budget that will determine the tax rate that will be adopted. Public participation in the discussion is invited.
The City of Italy will receive bids for Lot 1, 2, and 3 Block 11, Original Town of Italy, also known as 101 E. Main Street, Italy, Ellis County, Texas, until 5:00 pm on August 14, 2015 at City Hall, 101 W. Main, Italy, Texas, 76651. The bids will be publicly opened and read aloud at 6:00 pm on August 24, 2015, in the Council Chambers of the Italy Municipal Building, located at 105 Main Street, Italy, Texas.
Band booster meeting for all band parents 6-12 grade Wednesday August 12th 6:30pm in the band hall at the high school. We will have concession stand sign ups and discussing up coming fundraisers for the school year. Come and support our Italy Regiment band kids and let’s make this a great year!!!
Dennis Edward Whiteaker Sr., age 72, of Italy passed away Wednesday, August 5, 2015 at Charleton Methodist Hospital in Dallas. He was born on September 1, 1942 in Midland, Texas to Claude L. and Ruby Maye (Williams) Whiteaker. Dennis married Carolyn on December 15, 1960 in Midland, Texas, He worked in the oil fields for 45 years. Dennis loved bowling, reading and sports, his favorite teams were the Cowboys, Longhorns and Texas Rangers. He loved being with his family most of all.
The Italy Youth Athletic Association (IYAA) will be hosting its End-of-Season Party on Saturday, August 15, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Upchurch Ballpark. It will also be a great time to signup for football and cheerleading which starts at 5:00 p.m.
Italy ISD Athletic Director/HFC David Weaver has submitted the 2015 Italy Gladiator Varsity Football Schedule, as well as, the JV and JH football schedules. Go Gladiators!
The following is the school supply list that all Italy HS & JHS students are asked to bring to school during their respective registration times on Tuesday, August 11 or Thursday, August 13.
Note: Correction made Wednesday, August 5, 2015
The following are some dates to make note of as summer winds down and preparation for the Italy HS/JHS 2015-2016 school year ramps up. It’s a great year to be a Gladiator!
Italy Gladiator Football will mixup its Varsity and JV squads for an intersquad scrimmage this coming Saturday, August 8, starting at 9:00 a.m. to wrap up their first week of two-a-days. Fans are invited to attend the event and there will be a parent meeting in the stands immediately following the action. White Towel Donations Needed!
Maria Antonieta Sam, age 47, of Italy, passed away Sunday, August 2, 2015 at Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas. She was born December 12, 1967 in Del Rio, Texas to Juan Pablo Perez and Sara Perez.
The Italy ISD Board of Trustees will have a called meeting on Monday, August 3, 2015. The meeting is slated to begin at 6pm in the Italy High School Cafeteria (300 S. College Street, Italy).
“Journey Off the Map” is a one-week adventure where kids will discover Jesus is the Ultimate Guide on a journey uncharted by them, but known by Him.
The IYAA (Italy Youth Athletic Association) is currently holding its 2015 Football and Cheerleading Signups. In person signups will be on Saturday, August 8, from10:00 a.m. to 12:.00 p.m. and again on Saturday, August 15, from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Both signup days will be at the Upchurch Ballpark in Italy.
Italy ISD Athletic Director/Head Football Coach David Weaver has released a schedule of meeting and practice times regarding Italy Gladiator Football’s two-a-days practices starting next week. Important information for football players and parents.
Italy Lady Gladiator Volleyball information concerning practice starting next week. The when, where and what to wear. Each girl must have a current physical to be able to practice.
Click thumbnail views to the left to review the 2015-2016 school supply lists for Stafford Elementary.
Congratulations are in order for both the Italy high school and middle school bands. Both earned recognition at the state level of the Outstanding Performance Series, a contest that is based on recorded selections of a band’s performance. The middle school placed 4th in state in the Class C (under 250 students in MS enrollment) category with their recording of “Shepherd’s Hey.” The high school placed 3rd with their rendition of “Foundry.”
Enjoy a Back 2 School Free Family Fun Day at TRINITY Nursing & Rehab of Italy on Saturday, August 8, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Activities include a petting zoo, water slides, face painting, spin art and a bounce house!!!
Members of the Shooting Sports 4-H Club of Ellis County competed at the Texas State 4-H Shooting Sports Games at the National Shooting Sports Complex in San Antonio, Texas, July 12-18. Leading the way for the Ellis County team was Hunter Hinz of Italy.
The Italy ISD Board of Trustees will have a Budget Workshop followed by their regular monthly meeting on Monday, July 20, 2015. The workshop is slated to begin at 6:00pm with the regular meeting scheduled for 7:00pm.
Congratulations to the Italy middle school and high school bands for their recent success in the Outstanding Performance Series (OPS) competition. Both groups submitted recordings that have advanced past the region and area levels and will be judged at the state level on July 23 at the Texas Bandmasters Association convention.
Coach Weaver would like to remind the community that we still have two camps to take advantage of during the summer. Football Camp is NEXT WEEK, and Volleyball Camp will be the week following. Softball Camp will be during Spring Break this year. It is not too late to sign up! Walk-ups are welcome, and we will take all paperwork and payments on first day of camp.
Italy High School students must have a physical on file in order to participate in athletics.
I hope everyone can come out and support this great program which gives back to the kids every year. We are switching it up a little this year by having some of the Italy High School playoff softball girls play with both the Police Officers and Firemen this year. This should add some excitement to the game and it gives the graduating seniors one more chance to play on their field. We encourage everyone to come out and have some fun and watch the Fireworks display after the game.
Since the election we as the governing body and the employees have been very busy. I want to update the citizens on the progress being made by each department.
South Ellis County Water Supply Corporation, serves south Ellis County and a portion of Navarro County, has released their summer newsletter and annual water reports.
The Italy High School and Junior High School principal’s office will be closed until July 20th. Should you need assistance please call 972-483-1815.
Twisty Donuts, located at 500 Clark Street in Italy, Texas behind Family Dollar, celebrated its Grand Opening on Monday, June 29, bright and early at 5:00 a.m.
A few of us Gladiator Boosters would like to solicit donations to purchase spirit flags to run out onto the field with the players at the beginning of games, at halftime, and after touchdowns! I have gotten a quote from a reputable flag company and it looks like we will need roughly $1000.00 to purchase 3 -5′ × 7′ Flags ( I H S). Other options are available as well. Any and all help will be vastly appreciated. Donations can be made in person and checks can be made payable to The Gladiator Athletic Booster Club
The Italy ISD Board of Trustees will have a special called meeting on Monday, June 29, 2015. As per the agenda, the meeting has been deemed for the purpose of a budget workshop. The meeting will be called to order at 6:00pm in the Italy High School cafeteria at 300 S. College, Italy.
“Meet at the Well,” the worship band for the Celebrate Recovery ministry of Italy, is releasing an album of praise music for the recovering soul. The nine-track album has music from the three-piece group that has led worship together for two years right here in Italy.
We invite Italy senior adults to a cookout hamburger lunch at Central Baptist Church on Wednesday, June 24 at noon. Come and enjoy the fellowship of other seniors. There is no program for this luncheon, just the simple joy of good company. Stay as long as you like. You are welcome to bring a side dish or dessert, but come and eat either way. We’ll see you there!