The first playoff game will be played against the Wolfe City Lady Wolves on Monday, November 2 at 8:30 PM at Kaufman High School in Kaufman.
The Italy ISD Board of Trustees will have a special called meeting on Friday, October 30th. Meeting time is slated for 8:30pm to be held in the Administration Office at 300 S. College Street, Italy.
This year’s UIL area band competition for your Italy Gladiator Regiment Band will be hosted by Midway Middle School in the Waco area. It is important to note that admission for the contest will be $5 per person.
The Italy Community Activities Committee will have a meeting on Wednesday, October 28, 2015. Meeting time is slated for 5:30pm in the Italy Boze Community Center at 161 W. Main Street, Italy.
The Italy EDC will have their monthly meeting on Monday, October 26, 2015. Meeting time is slated for 6:00pm in the Italy Council Chambers at 105 West Main Street, Italy.
Mummy Miles 5k, hosted by TRINITY Nursing & Rehabilitation of Italy, LP, has been postponed to October 31, 2015 at 8:00 a.m. We can’t wait to see you next Saturday on the 31st! Don’t forget your costume!!
Good luck to Italy’s Head Coach/AD David Weaver and the Gladiators who will be taking on Hubbard in Jaguar country tonight starting at 7:30 p.m. Both teams are unbeaten in district play so fan support is paramount! Italy comes off a key 34-27 win over Chilton.
The UIL has postponed The Area Band Competition scheduled for Saturday. They are currently working on the reschedule time and date. We will notify you of changes and updates as we are informed.
Plans are moving forward for the Fall 2015 edition of the Italy Community Wide Garage Sale this weekend (October 24 from 8am to 1pm). So far we have 4 families having Garage Sales at their home this Saturday.
Epiphany Catholic Church (434 S. Ward Street, Italy) will have it’s annual Fall Festival on Sunday, November 1, 2015 from 9:00am to 8:00pm — food, live music, games, soccer and rides!
Stagecoach Cowboy Church, 356 FM 55 just south of Waxahachi, invites the community to come and enjoy the fun at their Fall Festival on Saturday, October 24, 2015 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
The 2015 Italy Gladiator Cross Country team has advanced to regionals for the first time in many years. It has been a learning curve for Team Italy that managed to overcome all the ups and downs that can be associated with cross country running such as hills, pot holes, and cattle.
There will be a fan bus for Italy High School students who would like to attend the football game in Hubbard Friday. The bus will leave the football field at 6 on Friday. Permission slips will go home with high school students Tuesday and must be returned, to Mrs. Ballard, by the close of business on Wednesday. Students should pay close attention to the weather for Friday and dress appropriately.
The following are updates for this Thursday’s JH and JV football games (Thursday, October 22nd).
Celebrate Recovery invites you to celebrate its 2nd Anniversary in Italy with a FREE Spaghetti Dinner for the community on Thursday, Oct 29, 7 p.m. @ The Cornerstone, 405 Main St.
Girls in Action from Central Baptist Church in Italy will sponsor an Operation Christmas Child with a “Fill the Shoebox” Packing Party on Sunday, November 8, 2:00 to 5:00 pm. Bring your bags of items to Central Baptist Church, 113 S. Ward St., in the Fellowship Center. You can help pack the boxes if you want to!
The Italy ISD Board of Trustees will have their regular monthly meeting on Monday, October 19, 2015. The meeting will be held in the Italy High School cafeteria at 300 S. College Street, Italy at is slated for a 7pm call to order.
Ellis County citizens participated in the National Prescription Drug Take Back Event on Saturday, September 26, 2015. After cleaning out their medicine cabinets of expired and unused Prescription and Over-the-Counter medications, and dropping them off at one of the Prescription Drug Take Back Locations around the county for an environmentally safe and proper disposal.
Parents and Community: The following information is being provided to help understand a situation that occurred today. At approximately 1:09 PM employees of the high school became aware of a domestic disturbance on Park St. The Italy police department was notified. The decision was made to enter a Code Yellow Lock Down. This type lock down prevents students, and community members from leaving and/or entering the building. During the lock down the faculty and staff ensured all doors were secured and students were safe.
The Italy FFA’s annual Fruit Sales campaign is underway. Delicious fruit baskets, nuts and cheeses are available and all proceeds benefit the Italy High School’s Agriculture Program.
The Italy FFA Meat and Dessert Sales Campaign is winding down. Order deadline is set for Monday, October 19th.
Saturday evening, October 24th, the IHS Freshman Class will host a junior high Halloween dance. The dance will begin at 6:00pm and end at 9:00pm and will be held in the old gym at the Italy HS/JHS campus.
Italy High School will be hosting our annual Veteran’s Program on November 11 and is asking for your loved ones pictures to be put in our slide show.
[Sadly, was rained out]…….Italy will once again have the Italy Main Street Market & Community Wide Garage Sale on Saturday, October 24, 2015. The focal point of this event will be an opportunity for community members in and around Italy to set up mini-garage sale booths in Italy’s downtown Pavilion. Citizens are urged to have garage sales at their home as well. It will be a great opportunity for you 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.
The Italy ISD Board of Trustees will have a called meeting on Friday, October 16, 2015 at the Administration Offices located at 300 S. College Street, Italy. Meeting time is slated for 6:30pm.
Dr. Ervin Alfred Byers, age 85, of Italy, passed away Thursday, October 8, 2015 peacefully at his home while surrounded by family.
The Italy Community Activities Committee will have a meeting on Wednesday, October 14, 2015 in the Italy Boze Community Center (161 W. Main Street, Italy). Meeting time is slated for 5:30pm.
The Italy Lady Gladiator Basketball is currently selling Gladiator spirit items to help raise money for their team. From shirts to pajama bottoms, make a statement while sporting your gold and white!!!
The Italy City Council will have their regular monthly meeting on Monday, October 12, 2015 in the Italy Council Chambers (105 West Main Street, Italy). Meeting time is slated for 6:00pm.
There has been a change in the football schedule for this Thursday, October 15th, 2015.
Once again the new school year is off to a great start! Hats off to these hard working students who find their names on the 1st 6-weeks Honor Roll. Congratulations to all (students, teachers and parents!).
$10 will get you a cool headband and will support the junior class at IHS! Please see a junior class member or sponsor to buy yours today!
Jack Guthrie, age 91, of Italy, passed away Wednesday, October 7, 2015 at Trinity Mission Health and Rehab in Italy. He was born October 4, 1924 in Avalon to Alvin W. and Elfie (Green) Guthrie. Jack was a loving father, grandfather and great/great grandfather. He was the pastor of the First Assembly of God Church in Italy for over 30 years. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Guthrie, December 21, 2009.
Italy ISD offers services to gifted and talented students in a variety of formats. If your student is not currently identified as gifted and talented, and you believe that your child shows these tendencies, then you may nominate him/her for the screening process which is divided into three elements: standardized test of mental ability, teacher judgment based on observation and characteristics, and standardized achievement test scores (if available).
Stafford Elementary Library will host its annual Scholastic Book Fair the week of October 12-16. The fair will be open Monday-Thursday from 7:45 a.m. until 3 p.m. and on Friday from 7:45-12 p.m. in the library.
Randy fought a long brave battle with Head & Neck cancer and was called home to rest on Friday October 2, 2015. His family would like to express how very blessed and honored Randy and his family were by all of the love, support, and prayers they have received the last few years from their wonderful family, friends, church family, and coworkers.
Performances will be held on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, October 23, 24 and 25th and will be held in the historic Chautauqua Auditorium at Getzendaner Park in Waxahachie.
The Italy ISD Board of Trustees will have a called meeting on Tuesday, October 6, 2015. The meeting is slated to begin at 8pm and will be held in the Italy High School Cafeteria (300 S. College Street).
The City of Italy will hold a Town Hall Meeting to propose a water rate increase on October 5th, 2015, at 6:00 PM, located at the Italy Boze Community Center, 161 W. Main, Italy, Texas.
This will be the Junior Varsity’s last game and a big game for the Varsity Lady Gladiators. I’m asking that the community come out and pack the Dome in Black and Gold!!!!!!! This is a huge game for the girls, so please support our Seniors in their last home game against Frost!
The Senior Lady Gladiator volleyball players will be congratulated on a job well done in volleyball throughout their years in high school on October 13, 2015 at 5:30 PM in the dome for senior night. Let’s pack the dome to make this a special night for the seniors! Afterward, please stay to yell for the Lady Gladiators as they defeat Garland-Alpha! We’re looking forward to seeing you all there!
The Italy High School Athletic Department will be hosting the annual Homecoming Bonfire Wednesday, September 30, behind the Jimmy Davis Memorial Field House, same as last year. The community is asked to start arriving at 7:30 p.m. and then ceremonial lighting of the bonfire will be around 8:30 p.m.
Congratulations to Ty Hamilton and Anthony Lusk for representing Italy at the all-region jazz auditions. The auditions took place at Groesbeck high school on September 23 and included 2A-4A schools from region 8.
The Italy Police Department are putting final plans together for the 2015 National Night Out to be held on Tuesday, October 6th. from 6pm to 9pm This year’s event will be held at the Upchurch Ball Fields where two of the fields will be used for friendly kickball games for ALL ages.
Stafford Elementary will celebrate Spirit Week Monday, September 28th thru Friday, October 2nd.
From today through October 30 the Italy ISD Yearbook is on sale for $35. After October 30 the price goes up to $40. Print out the form and return to your child’s school or drop of to Kelli Ballard in the High School’s front office. You can also order online at www.jostens.com If you have an questions please contact Mrs. Eaglen at email@example.com
Pursuant to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the District has a duty to identify, refer, evaluate and if eligible, provide a free, appropriate public education to disabled students.
Check out the schedule of events for Italy’s Homecoming 2015.
The Gladiator Athletic Booster Club has called a meeting for Wednesday September 23, 2015 at 7pm in HS Library. We will be discussing solutions to improve the program to make us even stronger. If you have any ideas or comments please feel free to join us. The Athletic Booster Club is always looking for volunteers to help make this club successful.
Saturday, September 26, at the Italy Walmart, citizens can safely dispose of unused or expired medications.