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.
Italy High School senior Lady Gladiator Cassidy Childers commits with North Lake College to play volleyball at the next level for the Lady Blazers.
Italy High School senior Lady Gladiator Halee Turner commits with Cedar Valley College in Lancaster, Texas. After trying out for the Lady Suns volleyball team, Halee was offered the position of middle blocker.
When the academic year comes to an end and our school cafeterias close, our kids still need nutritious meals to help nurture mind, body, and spirit. At Italy ISD, we will ensure that our students get free healthy meals during the summer vacation through our Summer Food Service Program. The Texas Department of Agriculture administers this program to connect Texas children in need of good nutrition during the summer months.
New officers were elected at the recent Gladiator Athletic Booster Club. Hats off to these parents for stepping up and giving your time to such a worthwhile club. Your willingness to volunteer in this way is greatly appreciated.
Italy High School senior pitcher Ty Windham commits to Cisco College as he realizes a long sought after dream. Windham has been in the pitching rotation for the past three seasons as a varsity member of the Italy Gladiators baseball team.
Parade of Champions this Friday, May 27, @ 4:00 p.m. in Downtown Italy to honor our 2016 Italy Lady Gladiator Class 2A UIL State Champion Track Team!!!!!
Class of 2016 Senior Walk at S.E.S
Congratulations Class of 2016
On March 23rd of this year I asked for the Neo’s help to locate those who had information to identify Valedictorians and Salutatorians from previous years. The response from alumni was overwhelming. I received 82 email with names and dates going back to 1947. I would like to thank those who helped and share a picture of the project we are working on. The project is about 2-3 weeks from being completed.
The members of Italy ISD’s newly formed Civil Air Patrol hosted a 5k Color Run for the citizens of Italy. The run was about 3 miles long of which participants could run or walk. On the way, members of the Civil Air Patrol would cover participants with a colored powder from head to toe. Teachers, coaches, citizens from Italy, as well other towns, participated in support for the Civil air Patrol.
Due to inclement weather (90% chance of rain) conditions on Friday 27th, Field Day has been rescheduled for the last day of school MAY 31! Any question please call 972-483-6342.
The Italy ISD Board of Trustees will have a called meeting on Monday, May 23, 2016 in the Superintendent’s office at 300 S. College Street, Italy, Texas. Meeting time is slated for 6pm.
Thanks for all you do…….
We are excited to invite you to this year’s induction Sunday, May 22, 2016, at 5:30 p.m. in the HS dome.
The school year of 2015 and 2016 is the first year that Avalon ISD has had a FFA program since the 1930’s.
Stafford Elementary is trying something new! You can pre-order your school supplies for the 2016-2017 school year. Orders are taken online or you can send cash with this order form to school. Please see the form for more information or call 972-483-6342.