Italy ISD has had many outstanding achievements in recent years; however one area that has grown and become our shining achievement is the dual credit college program.
Italy JH Awards 5-13-15 at 1:30 p.m. in the dome
Just giving a quick shoutout to former Lady Gladiator and current Tennessee Tech Golden Eagle, Alyssa Richards, and to all her teammates and coaches on becoming the 2015 Ohio Valley Conference (OVC) Softball Tournament Champions.
The Italy ISD Board of Trustees will have a called meeting on Thursday, May 14, 2015 in the Italy High School cafeteria at 300 S. College Street, Italy. Meeting time is slated for 5:30pm.
Car Wash TODAY to benefit the Italy Lady Gladiator Track Team members who will be participating at the State track meet in Austin. The Car Wash goes from 3:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in front of the First Baptist Church of Italy.
Tonight’s meeting (May 11, 2015) is cancelled!
Italy’s Community Center was the location for this year’s prom. The event was made possible by many contributors who the juniors very much appreciate.
You are invited to the IMA’s Baccalaureate Service for the 2015 Graduates of Italy High School on Sunday, May 17, 2 p.m. at Mt. Gilead Missionary Church (106 Harris St., Italy). The graduating seniors will be honored with an inspirational service and reception following the service.
May 11th through June 12th Trinity Nursing & Rehab of Italy will host a new initiative, “Cents for Seniors” to raise money to buy box fans. After June 12th, fans will be purchased and distributed to seniors in need with the help of Meals on Wheels of Johnson & Ellis County. You can help us reach our goal of helping as many seniors in our community by donating your “cents” at any of the designated locations
The Italy City Council will have their regular monthly meeting on Monday, May 11 at 6:00pm. Meeting location will be the Italy Municipal Building at 105 West Main Street, Italy.
The Italy Gladiator Regiment Band will cap off a second consecutive sweepstakes year with performances by the 6th grade, junior high, and varsity bands on Monday, May 11 at 7:30 pm in the HS gym.
Emergency Management Officials are closely watching a pending storm. Italy ISD will notify the community via the Italy Neotribune, social media and text blasts if there is a need for the dome to open. Should there be a need to open the dome we will enforce a “No Pets Allowed” policy for the safety of our community members.
There was a huge turnout this month for this election. I went back and looked, we had 343 voters last year and 565 voters this year for the city election. School board election was 398 last year and 411 this year. Here are the preliminary results of the election:
After reading Mr. Morrison’s letter, I decided to call the superintendent and find out for my self if some of the things in the letter are true. Here are my findings.
Per Italy ISD Athletic Director, David Weaver, the playoff game scheduled today will have a 6pm start time as opposed to the 7pm start time originally planned. As everyone is well aware, the weather in the northern counties of Texas has be dicey of late and caused this last minute change.
Lindsey Thompson is finishing her third year as a junior high science teacher in Italy ISD.
VOTE YES as we Bond Together for Italy ISD on Saturday, May 9, 2015!!!
Italy Bond Issue — What they’re not telling you . . .
Band Booster Meeting next Wednesday May 13th at 6pm in the Band hall. The meeting will be to discuss the band’s summer activities and also elect new officers for next year.
Our Italy Gladiators will have to wait another day to take on Mart in the bi-district contest. Game is re-scheduled for noon on Saturday, May 9th at Waco Connally. If Connally’s field is unplayable then game will be moved to Franklin at 2pm.
With voting clearly underway for Italy ISD’s 2015 Bond, I was ecstatic when Stafford Elementary’s 4th grade teacher, Mrs. Davee Garcia, contacted me to discuss a writing project that she and her fourth grade students were planning. The fourth graders were beginning their persuasive writing unit and had decided to write about the bond election. Their task was to write a persuasive paper of why someone should vote for or vote against the bond. I was asked to present to the class as the “bond expert.”
Italy Track State shirts are available to order. Please drop off your order at Italy High School to Italy Head Track Coach Bobby Campbell (254-855-5176). Payment is due at the time of your order. Orders are Due Monday, May 11, at Noon.
Mrs. Velasco joined the Italy HS faculty this year.
The Italy Lady Gladiators dominated as 2015 Undefeated District Champions and will take on Bells at McKinney Boyd HS on Friday night, May 8, in the first-round of the Playoffs starting @ 6:00 p.m. Please read article for further Playoff details.
The Italy Gladiator Baseball team finished as the 2015 District Runner-up and will be compete in the first-round of the Playoffs this Friday, May 8, at Waco Connally High School starting @ 7:00 p.m. vs. Mart. Read article for further Playoff details.
Italy High School is proud to announce that the following Lady Gladiators have qualified to advance to the State track meet in Austin on May 14-16. These ladies competed in the Regional Track meet on May 1-2 at Kinkaid Stadium in Dallas. Way to go Ladies! You make us proud!
Italy 9th through 12th graders who are participating in next year’s spring break trip to Uruguay should plan on traveling March 10-17, 2016.
There will be a Fan Bus for Baseball on Friday May 8, 2015. The fan bus will be leaving the Dome at 5:00 pm.
Hats off to these hard working students at Stafford Elementary. The following students are listed on the Honor Rolls for the 5th six-weeks of the 2014-2015 school year.
Mrs. Wiser is a graduate of Italy HS. She joined the IJH faculty this year in the CBI department.
About a year ago, Isaac Garcia, an 8th grade student from Italy ISD, became involved in the Texas Brigades, a state-wide group that promotes wildlife conservation and leadership skills.
The Italy High School Theater Department presents Voices by Richard Lortz. A one-act drama depicting the plight of a stranded couple inside an abandoned New England mansion, in the midst of an epic blizzard, on the heels of devastating personal tragedy, all while experiencing communication issues with each other. Sound familiar? Well, come anyway.
Mr. Neal has worked for Italy HS for three years.
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.
Profile for 2015 Italy High School senior, Ty Fernandez.
Excitement mounts as one of Italy’s own, David Weaver, returns to his hometown as the new athletic director and head football coach for Italy ISD as he urges the citizens of Italy to Vote YES for the Italy ISD Bond on May 9th! — Carpe Diem!
Patti Junkin’s brother passed away from cancer so she decided to support Relay For Life and formed a team. Her team, Eta Omega Sisters For Life, was presented the “Traveling Trophy” at the April team captain’s meeting of the Relay For Life of Central Ellis County for raising the most money for the month. The team raised $4,133 to turn in at the meeting. In addition to individual fundraising, they sponsored a bowling tournament and had a garage sale.
Italy’s Cinco de Mayo Fiesta will be held on Friday, May 1st at 6:00 pm until 10:00 pm.
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Mrs. Smith joined the IHS faculty this year.
When Denell Flores was growing up, she had dreams of becoming a nurse and mother when she was older. She struggled academically in grade school so she was not encouraged to pursue a higher education. She fulfilled one her dreams when she became a mommy, but thought the other dream was just that – a dream.
Stafford Elementary is preparing for their annual Pre-K/Kindergarten Round-Up. Dates for the registration event will be Monday, May 4th, 2015 (8:30am thru 3:00pm) and Tuesday, May 5th, 2015 (5:00pm thru 7:00pm)
Thank you to everyone who came out and supported the Gladiators this morning! It was an exciting game, maybe a little to exciting. Tonight we will be playing at 7:00. We will recognize our seniors before the game at 6:45. Please make plans to attend tonight to cheer on the seniors as we compete for a district championship!
Mrs. Thompson has been a teacher at Italy JH for three years. She taught junior high math two years and moved to CBI this year.
Italy High School and Junior High School will be featuring 112 pieces of art created by 52 students in the lobby of the Italy Community Center during voting hours on April 27, 2015 – May 9, 2015.
Mrs. Chambers, a graduate of Italy High School, joined the faculty at Italy Junior High this year.
Ms. Moreland has been part of the IHS faculty for 42 years. She has encouraged students in and out of class. She has worked countless hours to make IHS Gladiators shine.
Gladiator Athletic Boosters is calling a meeting Monday, May 4, 2015 at 6pm in the Italy High School Library. We will discuss the final details of the athletic banquet with all who wish to attend.
Andi Windham, a graduate of Italy HS, returned to teach here. She serves as English department head and has been a positive contributor to the learning environment at IHS for several years.
Due to the damage of the storm last night the City will have a dumpster at the Water Barn this afternoon for brush only. They ask that the brush be cut into 4 foot sections to be able to put as much as possible in there.
The Italy High School softball team will again make a run at the playoffs this year. Support the team by purchasing a 2015 Lady Gladiator Softball playoff shirt!
Last day to order is Monday, April 27, 2015.