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Stafford Elementary would like to thank our friends at Reach Council and the Dallas Stars Team! They made a generous donation of hockey equipment to our school!
Italy’s Keith Davis, Jr., grabbed his own rebound and then scored the put back with 8 seconds left to deliver a meaningful 66-65 district win over rival Dallas Gateway. The ensuing celebration inside the dome was intense with Italy claiming the top spot in the district race.
Union Missionary Baptist Church, located at 484 Derrs Chapel Road, Italy, Texas 76651, will be hosting its Chili Cook Off on Saturday, February 13, 2016. The event is open to the community. Please read this article for more details.
We have some changes to our girls and boys basketball schedule for next week:
Don’t forget Tomorrow Thursday February 11,2016 is “Bring your Dad to School Day.” Dad please make sure to bring your ID and sign in at the Front Office.
It’s time for some Italy Gladiator Baseball under the guidance of the team’s new head coach, Daniel Weaver, and assistant coaches Mitchell Blake and Jackie Cate. Included with this article is the 2016 Italy Gladiator Baseball Schedule. Armor Up!
Tonight’s basketball game between the Italy Gladiators and Dallas Gateway has been moved to the Italy High School Dome. The varsity boys will play at 7:00 pm.
After an unrelenting wet spell last spring caused a cancellation of the Italy Lions Club’s annual BBQ Cook-off, plans are underway for this years event.
The Lady Gladiators celebrated Senior Night 2K16 as they honored their seniors during their final home game against Itasca. Chardonae Talton led Italy’s JV Girls with 9-points, Anthony Lusk Led Italy’s JV Boys with 24-points, Emmy Cunningham led the Lady Gladiators with 22-points and Keth Davis, Jr. led the Gladiators with 35-points for his first 30+ game of the season.
The Ellis County Sheriff’s Officer’s Association recently endorsed Paul D. Perry for re-election as Ellis County Commissioner, Precinct 3.
The Italy City Council will have a regular monthly meeting on Monday, February 8, 2016 in the Italy Boze Community Center at 161 W. Main Street, Italy. Meeting time is slated for 6pm.
The Annual Life Investors’ Celebration for FirstLook Pregnancy Clinic was held on February 29, 2016 at the Waxahachie Civic Center. The night was filled with hope, laughter and tears. This year’s theme, “Keep Calm and Carry On”, is the in-house theme at the Clinic. It was first used in 1939 by the British government on motivational posters in preparation for WWII. It intended to raise the morale of the British public.
Order for is attached. Please drop off order form and payment at the front office at Italy High School.
Hello, let me introduce myself as the new librarian at the S.M. Dunlap Library of Italy, Texas. I am Lou Ann Wolaver and I have been a resident of Italy for nineteen years.
Sales ends this Friday 02/05/2016 to help support your IHS Baseball Team. Please contact Misty Escamilla 972-345-0666 or Amanda Connor 972-800-2238 or any Baseball player to make a purchase.
We would like to announce our 3rd Six Weeks Awards. Congratulations to these hard working students from Stafford Elementary!
Come out to the Sokol Activity Center located at 2622 E Hwy 34 just east of Ennis, February 13, 2016 1:00 PM – 10:30PM. Listen and dance to 5 polka bands! Czech Harvesters 1pm, Jodie Mikula Orchestra 3pm, Czech and Then Some 5pm, Moravians 7pm, Ennis Czech Boys 9pm. Only $7 per person – Ages 13 and under free. Great raffle prizes! The kitchen will be open. Dress casual. Czech costumes encouraged. Doors open at 12PM. No reservations please.
FirstLook Pregnancy Clinic may be one of Ellis County’s “best kept secrets” because so many residents do not know the services that they offer are available. Since opening their doors in 1995, they have served over 28,000 people. Hopefully that number will continue to grow as the word spreads so that all residents will receive the help that is available.
Cynthia Chance invites the entire community to come and experience her Stage Play, “Are You Ready or Nahh?” The performance will take place Saturday, January 30, 2016 @ 7:00 p.m. inside Stafford Elementary Cafeteria located at 301 Harris Street, Italy. Pre-sale tickets $10 or $15 at door.
The following Italy HS/JHS students finished out the first half of the school year on a high note and found themselves on the Third Six-Weeks Honor roll. Congrats and keep up the good work!
If you would be interested in supporting the programs through the Ellis County Expo, fill out the attached form and follow the instructions given to submit your ad.
I wanted to inform the City of Italy that progress had been made in the motor vehicle thefts which had occurred in November and up to this past week. There were a total of three stolen vehicles that were recovered in the City of Lancaster last week. I personally want to thank some of the citizens for their assistance in this matter.
There were nine Gladiators (counting directors Jesus Perez and David Graves) at this past Saturday’s 2015-16 ATSSB (Association of Texas Small School Bands) all-region band clinic and concert at Groesbeck High School. However, there were far more smiles and accolades, as the students performed a wide variety of band literature for an auditorium filled to capacity with proud band directors, parents, and appreciative community members.
Hosted here in Italy, basketball action will fill the Gladiator dome and George Scott gym on Saturday, January 23rd, 2016. Attached are the brackets for both JV boys and JV girls games. Get out of the cold and come watch a game or two.
On Friday, January 22, while the Gladiators and Lady Gladiators take on the Gateway Gators on the hardwood inside the Gladiator Dome, the Lady Gladiator Softball players and their parents will be serving up burgers with all the fixings in the Italy High School Cafeteria.
The Italy ISD Board of Trustees will have their monthly meeting on Tuesday, January 19th, 2016 in the Italy High School cafeteria at 300 S. College Street, Italy. Meeting time is slated for 7pm.
Please keep sending Box Tops to the Italy campuses. All submissions are appreciated and are used to fund a few ‘extras’ many faculty would not have otherwise. Thank you, Gladiator Nation!
I would like to welcome Cameron Beckham as the new interim Chief of Police and Jason Cherry as the interim Sgt.
Italy Gladiator senior Clayton Miller was named a 1st Team All-State Defensive Back for TheOldCoach.com Class 2A Division II All-State Team. Miller becomes the 61st Gladiator to be added to the coveted Golden Wall of Fame.
Please lock all doors and bring valuables inside. If any of you see anyone suspicious in your neighborhood please call 972-937-6060 and have an Officer dispatched to your location.
Modifications submitted to this Friday’s Basketball schedules. Italy will host Frost in four consecutive district battles with the JV Girls game tipping the excitement off at 4:00 p.m.
Stafford Elementary would like to inform you of our upcoming events….
Today was a big payoff. For many years now, we have collected wheelchairs and other types of medical equipment. We do this in order to donate to people that may need it, or are not able to afford it. I invite others that are not in need of their old wheelchairs, crutches, walkers, nebulizers, oxygen machines, etc to bring it to us here at Monolithic, or we will pick it up from you.
Enjoy images from the first annual Fall 2015 Sports Banquet hosted by the Italy High School Athletic Department and Booster Club. The event honored Cross Country participants, Cheerleaders, Volleyball Teams and Football Teams during a ceremony held inside the Dome.
The Italy City Council will have their regular monthly meeting on Monday, January 11, 2016 in the Italy Boze Community Center at 161 W. Main Street, Italy. Meeting time is slated for 6pm.
We would like to issue a final reminder of tonight’s first annual fall sports banquet. We will be honoring our Volleyball Teams, Cross Country participants, Cheerleaders, and Football Teams TONIGHT at 6:30 in the Dome. Bar-B-Q is on the menu and the tickets, $10 for adults and $5 for kids, can be purchased at the gate. Come join us as we celebrate the Gladiators’ success in the fall of 2015.
The Italy Gladiator Baseball team will be hosting their annual Chili Supper fundraiser on Friday, January 15, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. before the Gladiator Basketball team takes on the Frost Polar Bears at the Dome.
The Italy EDC will have a called meeting on Friday, January 8, 2016 in the 161 W. Main Street, Italy. Meeting time is slated for 5:30pm.
Alice Dora (Morgan) Riddle passed away January 4, 2016. She was born August 19, 1922 to Will and Abbie (Russell) Morgan in Bosque, Texas near Iredell. She departed this life at the young age of 93 leaving son Bill Tarpley of Waco and daughter Joy Moneyhon of Italy. She is survived by her loving “little” brother Corky Morgan and his wife Margaret of Italy. She is preceded in death by brothers G.P., Thomas and Roy, and by sisters Geneva Patterson, Wilma “Bill” McClelland and Paula Harris.
Stafford Elementary would like to thank the Italy Police Department and the Italy Fire Department for another successful “Shop with A Hero.” We appreciate all you do for the students at Stafford Elementary.
The Hillsboro Unified Tae Kwon Do School located at 125 W Elm-Hillsboro, Texas is proud to announce that the Turtle Cadet Program for 3, 4, and 5 year olds has returned. This is a wonderful program to assist the little ones to learn balance, coordination, follow instructions and build self-confidence while having a great time.
Stafford Elementary Gifted and Talented & Student Council students volunteered to assist the Dallas North Texas Food Bank to sort and prepare items for distribution to local food banks.
We would like to remind our parents and guardians that this Friday, December 18th, we will release from school early.
UIL Competition: 27 students placed in various activities, but here are a few of the Stafford Elementary UIL Academic Competition winners being recognized at the Monthly Board Meeting held on December 14th. Thanks to parents, students, and coaching staff for our 3rd place finish and all students placing in the numerous events.
Patrick Alan “Pat” Porterfield, age 62, of Mansfield, passed away December 11, 2015 at his home. He was born October 15, 1953 in San Antonio, Texas to Thomas Franklin and Mary Rose (Wilson) Porterfield. He was a Veteran of the U. S. Air Force. He had worked in the oil fields of west Texas and Elk Manufacturing in Ennis. Pat loved the Cowboys and Rangers, barbequing and being outdoors.
William Cecil Windham, age 91, of May, Texas and formerly of Italy, Texas, passed away Thursday, December 10, 2015 at the Comanche County Medical Center. He was born February 24, 1924 in Italy, Texas to William Hardy and Katie Irene (Hogan) Windham. He married Mary Beth Hutchins on April 28, 1950 and she preceded him in death on September 18, 2012. William served in the U. S. Army. He was employed with USDA as a soil conservation inspector.
The Italy High School junior class will be holding a dodge ball tournament at the high school’s old gym on Friday, December 18 starting at 9:30 a.m. The cost to attend is $2. There will also be a concession stand and all items will be $1. We are inviting the community to come join in on the fun! Please come to support our junior class!
The Italy ISD Board of Trustees will have a workshop on Thursday, December 17th in the Italy High School Cafeteria (300 S. College Street, Italy). Meeting time is slated for 4:30pm.
Parents and Guardians we would like to remind you that Friday, December 18 will be Early Release. We will dismiss at 12:00 p.m. Christmas Break will be from December 21,2015-January 4, 2016.