It was a perfect day for fishing with sunny skies and temperatures reaching 80 degrees.
Fish Fry! Live Music!
See attached flyer.
The Italy Gladiators Bass Club invites all ages of anglers who are registered students of Italy ISD to compete in their 1st Annual Land Tournament on Monday, April 16, which is a no school day. The tournament will begin at dawn with first cast at 7am and last cast at 11:30 am. Fishing will be from banks only (no boats) on any body of water they choose.
See attached flyer.
Next Sunday, April 15th at 3:00 p.m. there will be an Official Texas Historical Marker dedication at the Bethel United Methodist Church in the Community Hall for THE SIMS FAMILY OF ELLIS COUNTY. The actual historical marker will stand next the Shawnee Cattle Trail marker on Pecan Springs Ranch on L.R. Campbell Rd. See the attached for more information.
Next week, your child will be participating in one or more of the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) test and End-Of-Course (EOC) standardized tests.
The Italy Gladiator Band Booster Club is having a Spaghetti Dinner, Auction and Raffle Saturday, April 14th, 5:00 – 7:30pm at the Central Baptist Church Family Life Center at 117 S. Ward St.. Great night to have a chance to win some great prizes and eat some delicious food.
Susan Spriggs-Delephimne , lovingly known as “GaGa”, went home to be with the Lord on April 5th, 2018. She was born on October 18th, 1966 in California. Susan lived by the motto “others before self”. She was the first to volunteer for any good cause and strived to bring laughter and light to the lives of those around her. The things she loved the most were her family and travel. She loved the sun, sand, and would call the water “her happy place”.
We are preparing for our annual Pre-K and Kindergarten Roundup at Stafford Elementary! The purpose is to pre-register first year students for the upcoming school year, and to determine our student/teacher ratios. If you have, or know someone within the district with a child meeting age and eligibility requirements, please take note of the attached information.
The Italy City Council will have a meeting on Monday, April 9, 2018 in the Italy Boze Community Center located at 161 W. Main Street, Italy. Meeting time is slated for 6pm.
The Carter Blood Drive will again be at the Italy High School on Thursday, April 19, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the high school parking lot next to the George Scott Gymnasium.
The First Baptist Church of Avalon is raising money to assist youth to attend church camp this summer. A day of fun and fellowship is planned for Saturday, April 21, 2018 with food, music, a washer tournament and more at the church. All monies raised will benefit the youth for camp. The festivities begin at 1:00 p.m.
Italy ISD students have been working countless hours for 6+ months at the Italy ISD Agricultural Science facility for the Ellis County Youth Expo. Last week, Italy FFA had 20+ students participate in the Ellis County Youth Expo.
Stafford Elementary School is joining Carter BloodCare to educate the next generation of blood donors about the importance of being a regular community blood donor. See attached flyer.
Thursday, April 12, 2018 10:00am-2:00pm
Hiring for a company in Milford, Texas ASAP
We are looking for production operators and assemblers
During the March board meeting, the Italy ISD School Board voted unanimously to hire Mrs. LaKesha Bass as the new principal for Stafford Elementary. Mrs. Bass has been an assistant principal for 6 years in DeSoto ISD. She has also been a math instructional specialist and elementary school teacher. Mrs. Bass will transition into her new role during the first week of May.
The Lady Gladiator softball team traveled to Frost on Friday to continue their district play against the Lady Polar Bears. Their 12-1 win gave Italy a 5-0 district record and a record of 12-1-1 overall.
The Italy ISD Board of Trustees will have a monthly meeting on Monday, March 26, 2018 in the Italy High School Cafeteria located at 300 S. College Street, Italy. Meeting time is slated for 6:30pm.
Various forms of dance, including folk-dancing are part of the PE elementary curriculum. I am looking for volunteers to help teach square dance to our grades 2-5 students. This will be a two-day commitment for 3 weeks. If this is something that interest you, please email me at email@example.com. Thank you in advance!
Join with other Italy and surrounding town church families to celebrate Easter week in song, prayer, worship and communion. Bring a dish to share at the potluck dinner as we observe Holy Week on Wednesday, March 28, at 7 pm in the Family Living Center located at 117 S. Ward Street, Italy. Churches from Italy, Milford, Forreston and Avalon are participating.
The Italy Economic Development Corporation will have a monthly meeting on Monday, March 26, 2018 in the Italy Boze Community Center located at 161 W. Main Street, Italy. Meeting time is slated for 6pm.
Italy Gladiators JV Baseball vs Abbott on Friday, March 23rd has been cancelled.
Italy Gladiator Varsity Baseball vs Abbott is still on for Friday March 23rd, but the time has changed to 4:30 in Abbott.
Come out to Abbott and cheer on our boys!!
The City of Italy held a town hall meeting on Monday night to share information they have regarding the Old City Hall and Police Department building. They also asked the citizens for input on what they would like to happen. The city offices and police department are currently located at the Boze Community Center, 161 W. Main Street.
Read the attached flyer for more information.
Senior Guard/Forward Emily Cunningham had the privilege to play in the Maypearl Texas Basketball All-Star Round-up this past weekend.
Read the attached flyer for more information.
A lawsuit was filed on November 9, 2017 by Shelley and Randy Huskins in the 443rd District Court of Ellis County against the City of Italy. The lawsuit alleges the damages and injuries suffered by their family were the direct and proximate result of the negligence, deliberate indifference, gross negligence and callous disregard of them.
Italy ISD Superintendent, Mr. Lee Joffre is developing a Superintendent Student Advisory Council for Italy ISD. The purpose of the Council is to provide students an avenue to develop and share ideas for continuous school improvement. The agenda item for the meetings will be driven by the students. All parents of qualifying students are encouraged to discuss this opportunity with their children. The application is attached.
We are celebrating St Patrick’s Day with Food Truck, Photo Sessions and several vendors on-site selling items, including Italy’s own Café Pies!!! Sponsored by the Cooper Rose Boutique… Just a small town boutique enjoying this sweet community and wanting to give back!
There will be an Italy Town Hall Meeting on Monday, March 19, 2018 in the Italy Boze Community Center located at 161 W. Main Street, Italy. Meeting time is slated for 6pm.
These tables are available for purchase/pick up at Monolithic Dome Headquarters in Italy.
Address: 177 Dome Park Place
Hours: 8:00-5:00 Monday-Friday
PROCEEDS BENEFIT ITALY HIGH SCHOOL BAND
The Italy City Council will have their monthly meeting on Monday, March 12, 2018 in the Italy Boze Community Center located at 161 W. Main Street, Italy. Meeting time is slated for 6pm.
The Italy High School junior class knows that everyone needs a break from the kitchen, so they’d like to ask you to go to Chili’s in Waxahachie on Tuesday, March 27, 2018, between the hours of 10:45 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. to support their class efforts in raising money for this year’s prom. They are located at 998 W. US HW 287 Bypass.
The Gladiator Baseball and Lady Gladiator Softball team will host their skills camps Monday, June 4 thru Wednesday June 6, 2018 from 9:30am -11:30 am.
I am writing as a follow-up to my recent letter about an accusation of a threat at school.
With last week marking the final week in UIL Girls basketball, I would like to share with you the final acknowledgements from our own Lady Gladiator Basketball Team from the 19-2A District!
Congrats to the following students who find themselves on the 4th Six-Weeks Honor Roll for Italy High School and JuniorHigh School.
There will be an important parent information meeting to discuss upcoming state assessments for all 3rd-6th grade parents (Tuesday, March 20th — 6:00-7:00 p.m.). The meeting will take place in your child’s classroom. Students will receive a free assignment coupon, if their parent attends.
Thursday, March 1st was a fun day for some of our local basketball players. Our school’s Special Olympics team represented Italy well at Cedar Hill High School. Players receiving accolades include:
The Italy ISD Board of Trustees will have a called meeting on Wednesday, March 7 in the Italy ISD Superintendent’s office located at 300 S. College Street, Italy. Meeting time is slated for 6pm.
IYAA President Charles Hyles would like to remind everyone that there is less than a week remaining to sign your young stars up for the 2018 IYAA Baseball/Softball seasons! Rosters are filling fast so register online at 2018 IYAA Baseball/Softball or in-person from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 3, inside the old gym.
Read the attached flyer regarding Italy History Month at S.M. Dunlap Library, March 2018.
Attached you will find the THIRD UPDATED approved calendar for the 2018-2019 school year for Italy ISD. Calendar was updated 2/26/2018.
Two 6A schools, Killeen Ellison Eagles and the Allen Eagles, will battle in the Italy High School Dome-nasium for the right to advance to the regional tournament.
• Tuesday, February 27, 2018. — 7pm.
If you or someone you know is interested in buying an Italy ISD yearbook from the following years: 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014, you should contact Mrs. Eaglen at the high school. The cost is $10 for a copy while they last. To contact her, you may email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
I don’t think you will ever find a child that truly likes to go to the doctor. I cannot imagine any child enjoying getting a shot. When I was a child way back when, I can remember not wanting to go to Dr. Dykes here in Italy. What made it easier was the drawer full of double bubble that I knew he had. I knew if I behaved I could reach in and get that sweet, sugary bubble gum.
Produce Truck is cancelled today due to the extreme weather. We will try again in March. Please stay home, keep dry and warm.
Attached is the weekly bulletin from the Italy Church of Christ.
The Italy ISD Board of Trustees will have their monthly meeting on Thursday, February 22, 2018 in the Italy High School Cafeteria (300 S. College Street, Italy). Meeting time is slated for 6:30pm.