On May 14th, some students from the Hillsboro Unified Tae Kwon Do School located at 125 W Elm Hillsboro, Texas competed in an invitational tournament in Austin, Texas. Among the students who competed were Juan Salas and two of his daughters from Frost, Texas. Juan returned home with two first place trophies, one in patterns and one in sparring. Analy and Joana returned home with trophies as well.
At a called board meeting July 18, 2016, The Italy ISD Board of Trustees named Mr. Leroy V. Joffre as the lone finalist for the Superintendent position. Mr. Joffre is currently serving Italy ISD as the High School Principal.
Spaces are filling up! Don’t forget to sign up for a spot downtown or register your home for Italy’s 2016 Main Street Market & Community Wide Garage Sale. Downtown spots are open for members of the Italy, Avalon, Forreston and Milford Communities.
The Italy ISD Board of Trustees will have a Called meeting followed by their regular monthly meeting on Monday, July 18, 2016 in the Italy High School Cafeteria at 300 S. College Street, Italy. Meeting time is slated for 6pm for called meeting and 7pm for regular monthly meeting.
The City of Italy is doing a clean up day on July 23rd at 1100 Hwy 667. It will start at 7am and continue until the dumpster is full. This is only for city residents with a current city water bill with a photo ID to match the bill. Only one truck load will be accepted.
On November 30, 2012 Michael along with his mom and dad, came to visit the Hillsboro Unified Tae Kwon Do located at 125 W Elm-Hillsboro. After participating in a few free classes Michael decided martial arts was for him. He has competed in many tournaments and has come home with many first place trophies.
Sports physicals will take place on Thursday, July 21 from 11:30 a.m. — 3:00 p.m. inside the Gladiator Coliseum dome located on the campus of Italy High School. Cost will be $25 per physical. All incoming 7th Grade thru 12th Grade student-athletes are required to have a completed physical in order to participate on August 1, the beginning of the Volleyball and Football seasons.
The Italy Community Activities Committee will have a meeting on Tuesday, July 19, 2016 in the Italy Boze Community Center at 161 W. Main Street, Italy. Meeting time is slated for 5:30pm.
The IYAA will be having a Parent Meeting Tuesday, July 19 @ the downtown Pavilion in Italy, starting at 7:00 p.m. All parents are invited and welcome to attend. The 1st of three IYAA Football and Cheerleading Signups will immediately follow the parent meeting.
Plans are underway for the 2016 Italy Main Street Market & Community Wide Garage Sale. The date has been set for Saturday, August 6, 2016. The focal point of this event will be an opportunity for community members in and around Italy (including Avalon, Forreston & Milford) to set up mini-garage sale booths in Italy’s downtown Pavilion as well as Italy citizens having garage sales at their home. It will be a great opportunity for everyone to clean out a closet or two as well as finding your next piece for that DIY Pinterest project you have been wanting to do.
For recipients of 2016 Scholarships, specifically Lone Star Cyclists and IHS ACT/SAT Scholarships, the student must present proof of enrollment, a copy of the student ID card, and the full mailing address for the Business/Financial Aid office of the College or University in which the student has enrolled in order to collect your scholarship earnings.
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Register for the Italy HS Volleyball Sport Camp starting July 18 — 21st from 8:00 a.m. —10:30 a.m. All incoming 3rd grade through 9th grade students are invited to participate. Cost to attend is $25 unless already paid in full for the multi-camp discount. A camp shirt is included!
Italy JH/HS and Stafford Elementary 2016-2017 dates you need to know for August. Mark your calendars!
Even though the weather did not cooperate on Saturday, the 5th Annual Guns vs. Hoses fundraiser was a success. Because of weather conditions, the fireworks show was cancelled.
The Italy Planning and Zoning Committee will have a Public Hearing and meeting on Thursday, July 14, 2015 in the Italy Boze Community Center at 161 W. Main Street, Italy. Meeting time is slated for 6pm.
A community wide prayer vigil was held inside the pavilion located in downtown Italy, Texas Friday evening in regards to the recent attacks on Dallas Police Officers during a protest held in their city.
High school administration and FFA advisors are aware of what happened in downtown Dallas last night. With State FFA Convention in Dallas around the corner our main priority is student safety. Please know that we will be monitoring this situation in the days to come. We will still be attending convention knowing that some late night activities and off site excursions may be limited.
Freddie Thomas Ivy was born September 15, 1938 in Milford, Texas to Fred and Margie Ivy and passed away Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at Methodist Mansfield Hospital. Freddie was a member of the Italy Masonic Lodge # 647 and a longtime member of the Central Baptist Church in Italy.
The future is bright for the Italy Lady Gladiators. Although the high school group is fielding the lowest number of select players they have fielded in the 21st century, six of their younger minions have taken up their bats, gloves, and gear to play select on a variety of teams in North Texas.
The Italy ISD Board of Trustees will have a called meeting on Tuesday, July 5th in the Italy ISD Administration Office. Meeting time is slated for 7am.
Central Baptist Church Youth is having a snow cone stand to raise money for students to attend summer camp. The Sno Cone sale will be Friday, July 8th from 5pm-9pm, and the cost is $1 for small and $2 for a large. Please help these students go to camp and have a amazing summer!
Your Conductor of fun, Mr. Phil, will be coming to the S.M. Dunlap Library, Saturday, July 9th at 2:00PM. Mr. Phil will perform the “Reading Railroad,” a program that promotes summer reading and includes child participation with singing, dancing, and costumes.
The Italy Community Activities Committee will have their regular meeting on Thursday, June 30, 2016 in the Italy Boze Community Center at 161 W. Main Street, Italy. Meeting time is slated for 5:30pm.
Italy’s Shop With a Hero is sponsoring the 5th Annual Guns vs. Hoses softball game and activities on July 9th, 2016 at the Italy High School softball complex.
The State Board of Education (SBOE) is issuing a survey in English and Spanish to seek public input about the state’s current assessment and accountability programs and gather suggestions for future program development. The survey will be open online to all Texans through June 30.
The Italy City Council will have a public hearing on Tuesday, June 28, 2016 in the Italy Boze Community Center at 161 W. Main Street, Italy. Hearing time is slated for 6pm.
During a meet and greet on Friday, Italy High School and the community welcomed its newest band director, Jonathan VanOmmeren, and his wife, Aimee, while enjoying cake and punch inside the school cafeteria. The event also gave band supporters a chance to say thanks and goodbye to former band director, Jesus Perez, who will start anew at Midlothian Heritage High School.
The Italy EDC will have a regular meeting on Monday, June 27, 2016 in the Italy Boze Community Center at 161 W. Main Street, Italy. Meeting time is slated for 6pm.
The Italy ISD Board of Trustees will have a called meeting on Wednesday, June 29th in the Italy High School Cafeteria. Meeting time is slated for 5pm.
The Italy City Council will have a Public Hearing, Called Meeting and Budget Work Sesson on Thursday, June 23, 2016 in the Italy Boze Community Center at 161 W. Main Street, Italy. Meeting time is slated for 6pm.
The Gladiator Band will be under new direction this next season and the Band Boosters are planning a Meet and Greet. Please plan to attend next Friday evening, June 24th, from 7-8pm in the Italy High School cafeteria and welcome Mr. Jonathan VanOmmeren to the Italy Family. This event will also be a farewell to Mr. Perez.
It’s that time again! Calling all hoopers /ballers to meet us on the hardwood, Friday, July 8th, thru Saturday, July 9th, If you have what it takes! $130 entry fee per team. Admissions will be $2 for kids and $3 for Adults. Basketball tournament benefits Mt. Gilead Baptist Church of Italy with Pastor Preston Dixon. Being held inside George E. Scott Coliseum at Italy High School.
Italy middle school students’ parents may choose to order supplies this year to avoid the lines and aisles of school supplies in major retail stores. Educational Products Inc. offers these supplies for parents/students at discounted rates. Forms for 6th-8th graders will be sent home today. Order deadline June 17th, 2016.
The parents of the Italy Lady Gladiator state championship track team will be sponsoring a car wash to help raise money for the team’s individual state championship rings on Friday, June 17, from 2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., on the 1st Baptist Church Parking Lot in Italy, Texas.
Italy’s Southern Outlaws Baseball Team brought home some bling Friday night after putting the finishing touches on a magical season by becoming the Waxahachie Optimist League’s 2016 Spring Baseball 7U Comp Coach Pitch Champions!!!
Italy’s Clayton Miller represents Italy High School and Gladiator Football during the 8th Annual Fellowship of Christian Athletes Victory Bowl All-Star Football Game held in Waco on Saturday.
Summer school for grades 5 & 8 will continue as scheduled to ensure academic success. The last day for summer school for grades 5 & 8 will be Thursday, June 16, 2016.
The summer school schedule for students who need to retake the high school End-of-Course exams has not been changed.
The Italy ISD Board of Trustees will have their monthly meeting on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 in the Italy High School Cafeteria at 300 S. College Street, Italy. Meeting time is slated for 6pm.
Avalon resident H. L. “Sonny” Southard, 89, went to be with his Lord and Savior and his loving wife, Joy on Tuesday, June 7, 2016 surrounded by his loving family in Avalon. He was born to Emmett and Lola Dixon Southard on May 14, 1927 in Avalon.
The Italy City Council will have their regular monthly meeting on Monday, June 13, 2016 in the Italy Boze Community Center at 161 W. Main Street, Italy. Meeting time is slated for 6pm.
All incoming 3rd grade through 9th grade students are invited to attend sports camps this summer at Italy High School. Cost to attend is $60 for all three camps or $25 for each individual camp. A camp shirt is included!
The Italy Food Pantry wishes to thank the Italy High School National Honor Society for collecting approximately 100 lbs of canned food at their Induction Ceremony on May 22.
Italy Lady Gladiator Softball scores 5 superlatives on all-district list with April Lusk the Offensive POY, Brycelen Richards the Co-Defensive POY, Jenna Holden the Pitcher of the Year, Lillie Perry the Catcher of the Year and Britney Chambers the Utility POY!!!!!
June is library card sign-up month at the S.M. Dunlap Library so it’s time to begin your summer reading. The library has new books and movies available each month so come by and see us and make sure to check out our summer events.
The Italy Shop With a Hero Corporation is sponsoring the 5th Annual Guns vs. Hoses Softball game fund raiser on Saturday, July 9, 2016. The event will be held at the Italy High School softball complex on College Street with free admittance for all.
Irris Dean Meskimen, age 89, of Italy, passed gracefully in her sleep on Monday, May 30, 2016. She was born in May, Texas on November 21, 1926.
On Friday, fans enjoyed the chance to show their appreciation for Italy High School’s 2016 Lady Gladiator Conference AA State Champion Track Team during a downtown parade held in their honor.
We would like to thank all the new Board of Directors for giving of your time and energy to actively participate on all the members behalf in the running of our water system.
The Italy ISD Board of Trustees will have a special called meeting on Friday, June 3, 2016 in the Italy High School Cafeteria at 300 S. College Street, Italy. Meeting time is slated for 5:30pm.