Wednesday, April 6, 2016, at the Ellis County Youth Expo, Family Consumer Science students Amber Hooker, Halee Turner, Lillie Perry, Lela Finley and Brooke DeBorde competed in cake decorating. The girls blew the judges away with their talent!
Stafford Elementary would like to invite your to our Dad & Kid Reading Morning. Dad bring your child for Breakfast on Thursday April 14th. For more information please look for a Blue flyer that was sent home on Friday April 1st.
Stafford Elementary School would like to inform you of our upcoming events in April. Please mark these dates on your calendar.
BHB Feed and Supply is having their Grand Opening on Saturday, April 9th, from 11am to 1 pm. There will be BBQ provided along with music, facepainting, vendor tables, drawings, and a bounce house. It will be a great time for family fun.
It’s time for the 27th Annual Ellis County Youth Expo! This year, the week of April 4-9, students from Ellis County will have the opportunity to put on display what hard work and dedication truly mean. Students from FFA, 4-H and FCCLA have been planning and preparing their projects for this important week for over a year, in some cases. Each of the exhibitors you will see this week, whether from the Creative Arts, Ag. Mechanics or the Livestock division have great pride and honor in the product they will present.
The Italy Gladiator Regiment Band will host its annual Spaghetti Dinner April 16th from 6pm-8pm in the High School Cafeteria.
The Italy Gladiator JV Baseball team will take on Avalon today, Thursday, March 24, starting at 2:30 p.m. in Avalon. A game between the Gladiator and Eagle Varsity squads will immediately follow the JV game.
The Italy Police Department Youth Police Academy is modeled after the Citizens Police Academy and is designed to give young people the opportunity to learn about the department and its operations and to demonstrate the benefits of law enforcement and community policing in our city.
Italy High School Assistant Principal Eric Janszen is currently working on a project to recognize former Italy High School valedictorians and salutatorians. He is looking for information from the following years: 1915-2008.
Approximately 140 students from Italy High School are participating in “The President’s Own” U.S. Marine Band’s “Sousa’s March Mania” competition which began recently.
Stafford Elementary students are urged to participate in this week’s STAAR Prep and Theme Week. Each day this week has a different clothing theme.
Good luck students during your testing!
The Italy ISD Board of Trustees will have their monthly meeting on Monday, March 21, 2016 in the Italy High School cafeteria at 300 S. College Street, Italy. Meeting time is slated for 7pm.
Teen dating violence is similar to and can be as lethal as adult relationship violence. Approximately one in three girls is a victim of abuse from a dating partner. It includes hitting, yelling, threatening, name calling and other forms of verbal, sexual, emotional and physical abuse. These facts make it very important for parents to be aware of relationship abuse.
On February 27th, 59 students from the Hillsboro Unified Tae Kwon Do School located at 125 W Elm-Hillsboro, traveled to compete in an invitational tournament in Giddings, Texas.
Stagecoach Cowboy Church (356 FM 55, Waxahachie) presents The Dirt Road Revival, March 18, 19 and 20th. See attached flyer for more details.
The Italy Police Department partnered with IMPACT Communities, a program of Drug Prevention Resources to provide the citizens of Italy, Texas and surrounding communities an environmentally safe way to dispose of any expired or unused Prescription and Over-the-Counter medications. This includes pills, liquids, and pet medications, but excludes inhalers, syringes and sharps.
You and your neighbors are invited to bring your families to the Easter Sunrise Community Service to celebrate our glorious Savior’s resurrection at the Italy downtown pavilion. After the service, you are invited to stay for a full Easter breakfast provided by the Mt. Gilead members.
The Italy City Council will their regular monthly meeting on Monday, March 14, 2016 in the Italy Boze Community Center at 161 W. Main Street, Italy. Meeting time is slated for 6pm.
We would like to announce our 4th Six Weeks Awards. Congratulations to these hard working students from Stafford Elementary!
Congratulations to the Gladiator Regiment for their recent success at the Region 8 East zone UIL Concert and sight reading contest. The event was held on Wednesday, March 2 at Groesbeck High School and included thirty five bands from class 1A-4A.
This year’s Italy High School prom will be hosted at the Ellis County Event Center in Waxahachie. This beautiful facility will host the 2015-2016 prom on April 9, 2016. Tickets will be for sale from March 1, 2016 until April 1, 2016.
All 3rd grade thru 9th grade students are invited to attend softball camp during Spring Break at Italy High School. Monday, March 14 thru Thursday, March 17 from 10:00am-12:30am each day. Cost to attend is $25.
Honor Roll lists have been released from Italy High School and Italy Junior High School for the 4th Six-Weeks.
Attached is the Tournament schedule for the 2016 Brentwood Tournament held in Austin, Texas where the Lady Gladiator Softball team will be participating on March 11th and 12th.
There will be a brief band booster meeting on Tuesday March 8th @ 6:15pm in the band hall. Topics of discussion will be spring events and fundraising. We would love to have all the support we can get in making these events great for our IHS Band students!!!
The IYAA (Italy Youth Athletic Association) will be conducting Baseball / Softball Signups at Italy City Hall from 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. until Friday, March 4, and Saturday, March 5. Also, players can be registered on Saturday, March 5, inside the Old Italy Gym from 10:00 am – 2:00 p.m during the basketball tournament.
Judith Ann Davis, age 71, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Monday, February 29, 2016 at the Renfro Healthcare Center. She was born on April 2, 1945 in Dallas to Pete and Gladys Merle (Hector) Davis.
Avid readers Ella Hudson and Hanah Krusen of the fourth grade and one fifth grader represented Stafford in this year’s Bluebonnet vote.
The Italy Baseball team will travel to Blooming Grove for their annual Invitational Tournament. Game one for the Gladiators will be at 10am on Thursday, March 3. They will be up against Bosqueville. Make the trip to BG and support our Gladiators.
Selected members of the Italy, Texas Gladiator Band drumline, directed by Jesus Perez, performed at the annual Lincoln Day Dinner in Waxahachie recently before a crowd of approximately one hundred citizens. The event was sponsored by Ellis County Republican Women and attended by numerous elected officials, including Senator Brian Birdwell, Master of Ceremonies, and State Representative John Wray.
Stafford Elementary would like to invite your to our Dad & Kid Math Night. Bring your child for an evening of fun with cards and dice while you help them become stronger in math. You will also receive a kit of free math games just for attending and we will take some time to teach you and your child how to play each game.
Stafford Elementary School would like to inform you of our upcoming events.
Please mark these dates on your calendar.
Attached is the Tournament schedule for the 2016 Hillsboro Softball Tournament held in Hillsboro where the Lady Gladiator Softball team will be participating on March 3rd, 4th and 5th.
The 2016 Italy Lions Club BBQ Cook-off, hosted by the Rockett Ranch Café in Milford, named Blooming Grove’s Terry Bowling Grand Champion, Lawton Oklahoma’s Anthony Hernandez Reserve Champion and Joe Chadwick as the recipient of the local Braggin’ Rights trophy!
Congratulations to the Italy Lady Gladiators who conquered the Woodsboro Softball Tournament of Champions by going undefeated over a two-day period. Italy won all 5 of their games to repeat as tournament champions for the second consecutive year.
The District Champion Italy Gladiators (18-8, 7-1), guided by first-year head coach David Ervin, become the Class 2A Region 2 Bi-District Champions after defeating the Valley View Eagles, 67-56, in Crowley. Next up will be Italy vs. the Petrolia Pirates in the Area Round this Friday night in Mineral Wells starting at 7:15 p.m.
The Italy Gladiators will be taking on the Petrolia Pirates in the Area Round of the Class 2A Region 2 & 4 Basketball Playoffs Friday night, February 26, in Mineral Wells starting at 7:15 p.m. A Fan Bus will be available Friday if over 20 people signup by 4:00 p.m. Thursday, February 25….that’s Today!
The Lady Gladiators gave a tremendous effort against the Era Lady Hornets in a tussle for the Class 2A bi-district championship. Despite a game-high 30-points from Italy’s Emmy Cunningham, Era held on for a 65-62 win.
Parents and Guardians:
Stafford Elementary will have early release Monday, February 29, 2016.
Parents, please remark your calendars for Tuesday, March 1st. Your student will be taking the State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness test this spring. Please join us in learning more about the test as well as how to help your child be successful.
The Italy vs. Kerens Varsity Boys baseball game that was scheduled to be played Friday has been moved to Thursday, February 25, at 4:30 p.m. in Kerens so that it will not conflict with the playoff Basketball game. JV Boys will follow right after.
The Lions Club’s annual BBQ Cook-Off is this Friday and Saturday, February 26 & 27th. Make plans to attend!
We have an update on Baseball and Softball schedule for today.
- Italy Gladiator Baseball Game against Meridian has been CANCELLED for tonight.
- Lady Gladiator Softball Game against Kerns has been moved to play here at 6:00 pm. Please come out and support our Lady Gladiators tonight.
Attached is the Tournament schedule for the 2016 Tournament of Champions held in Woodsoro, Texas where the Lady Gladiator Softball team will be participating on February 26th and 27th.
The Italy Gladiators guided by first-year head coach David Ervin have dominated the competition to claim the 2016 District Championship. They ended district Monday with one final win over Itasca. The Gladiators are PLAYOFF BOUND!!!
The Italy ISD Board of Trustees will have their monthly meeting on Monday, February 22, 2016 in the Italy High School Cafeteria (300 S. College Street, Italy). Meeting time is slated for 7pm.
There will be a town hall meeting at the Italy Boze Community Center (161 W. Main Street, Italy) on Monday, February 22nd at 7pm.
Message from Mayor added 2/20/16, 5:25am
Representatives of law enforcement agencies and courts from more than 300 jurisdictions across Texas announced combined efforts to host the 2016 Great Warrant Roundup beginning Saturday, March 5th.
Ivy Ruth Sevier Moore, age 86, went to be with her Lord on Wednesday, February 18, 2016 at the Trinity Mission Nursing Home in Italy. Ivy Ruth was born May 22, 1929 in Milford to Rogers and Evie Sevier. She is the youngest of 2 girls. She grew up in the country side of Milford and went to Iverson School as a young girl and graduated from Milford High School in 1946.
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