On January 2nd 2012 Nick and his parents visited the Hillsboro Unified Tae Kwon Do School located at 125 W Elm-Hillsboro Texas. After a few classes Nick decided he loved Tae Kwon Do. Nick worked extremely hard and after many grading and tournaments he tested for First Degree Black Belt in 2014 and then tested for 2nd Degree Belt in 2017.
Gold & White Scrimmage this Saturday, August 12, at the New Gladiator Coliseum, beginning at 10:30 a.m. on the new turf field!!! Towel admission! (Must have a towel for admittance). Go Gladiators!
As many of you are aware, the Texas State Legislature is currently in a Special Session. With less than one week to go The House has passed House Bill 21. This bill has potential to increase state funding by $210 per student. This would provide Italy ISD with approximately $124,000.00 of additional revenue to educate our students.
Included are the 2017 Italy Gladiators Varsity and JH/JV Football schedules. #carpediem #italyisd
Martha Clarice Irvin, known by all of her family and friends as “Clarice”; from Italy, Texas, passed away Saturday, August 5, 2017 at her residence. Clarice was born October 24, 1941 in Haralson County, Georgia to the late Otis Sterling King and Nolly Mildred Price King.
The 2017 Italy Gladiator Football kicks off Monday, August 7. We are still in need of donations, including fruits, waters, peanut butter and hot dog buns for our “hydration stations” between our practices!!
The Italy Police Department invites you to help stuff the bus. Please help us in assisting local children in need. You may drop off your new school supplies and backpacks in the school bus box at City Hall located at 161 W. Main Street. The donation box will be available August 1st through August 31st.
Italy, Texas (Summer 2017) – Italy Independent School District announced the implementation of energy conservation measures for its campuses including state-of-the-art LED lighting. Government Capital Corporation was chosen as the financing partner for the $305,000 project.
Due to ongoing construction at the new football field the High School and Junior High will be changing the date and location of Meet The Teacher.
See attached flyer regarding this event.
2-a-day Gladiator Football practices begin MONDAY, August 7th with a 6:30 a.m. TEAM MEETING! All Football Players entering grades 9th-12th need to arrive NO LATER than 6:15 a.m. on MONDAY – FRIDAY!
Italy ISD has partnered with Ticket Roar, an online ticket sales group, for all of our future, contests, and events to make the Reserved/Season tickets purchasing experience more convenient for our Gladiator supporters!
The Milford Police Department has partnered with IMPACT Communities, and the United Way of West Ellis County to provide the citizens of Milford with a Prescription Drug Disposal Program. Citizens are encouraged to dispose of any expired or unused prescription and over-the-counter medications.
The South Ellis County Water Department works very hard for me!
It is time to get to work! We will begin high school Volleyball practices on Tuesday, August 1st, beginning at 9 am.
Hey, I just wanted to apologize for causing y’all a huge problem with the rat nesting. I had no idea or even crossed my mind that I was contributing to the delinquency of rats. So as soon as I was made aware by Chief Taylor I stopped and tried to clean up food on the ground and donate rat traps.
Italy Athletic Booster Club (IABC) is kicking of their 2017 membership drive. Please use the attached forms for either an individual membership or a business membership and help us support our Gladiator athletes and the Athletic Program.
I hope everyone had a great time at the recent Italy Shop with a Hero softball game/fireworks show. This is an event that helps to create a atmosphere of unity amongst the community and together we can do more.
The Italy Athletic Booster Club will have a meeting on Monday, July 24, 2017 in the Italy High School Library located at 300 S. College Street, Italy. Meeting time is slated for 7pm.
The Italy ISD Board of Trustees will have a two called meetings on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 in the Italy ISD Superintendent’s office at 300 S. College Street, Italy. Meeting times are slated for 5:30pm and 6:00pm.
The Golden Flush Fundraiser is sponsored by the Italy Gladiator Booster Club which kicks off Monday, July 24, and runs thru Saturday, August 4. The fundraiser will feature three “Golden Potties” which will rotate around Italy and Forreston in order to raise money for Gladiator Athletics. Flush Away your plumbing problem for $15, Flush a Friend for $20 or purchase Toilet Insurance for $25.
The Art on the Square gallery owned by the Ellis County Art Association located at 113 Franklin St. Waxahachie is hosting an exhibit of artwork created by Shelley Nance, 2007 graduate of Italy High School, who passed away in 2009.
To Sign up for one or more of these kits, go the the following link:
Check either the 7th or 8th grade box and click on Submit and Sign Up at the bottom of the web page. Please enter your student’s name in the My Comment section of the sign up.
Stafford Elementary is excited about the upcoming school year! We have an amazing journey ahead of us, but we will need to be equipped for the experience with a few supplies. The following lists are provided:
Review the attached flyer for information on the Italy Food Pantry schedule for July and August 2017.
The Italy ISD Board of Trustees will have their monthly meeting on Monday, July 17, 2017 in the Italy High School Cafeteria at 300 S. College Street, Italy. Meeting time is slated for 6pm.
Dr. Jon will be in the Dome Thursday, July 20th, from 12:30-3pm providing $25 PHYSICALS! In order to participate EVERY YEAR, athletes must have a PHYSICAL on file in the Athletic Office! Your attention to this matter is very important! Please be there July 20th if you have not already taken care of your PHYSICAL this year!
Read the attached flyer for more information regarding the upcoming Italy Opry.
Two season passes for all Gladiator home games for the 2017 – 2018 school year. This includes Volleyball, Basketball and Football. Donated by Italy ISD. Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5. Do not have to be present to win. Please contact Karen Mathiowetz at 972-268-0655. Or get them at the Guns & Hoses game this Saturday.
Dinosaur expert, George Blasing, also known as “Dinosaur George” will be putting on an educational presentation Wednesday, July 19th at 12:30pm at the S.M. Dunlap Library located at 300 W. Main Street, Italy.
The Italy City Council will have a regular monthly meeting on Monday, July 10, 2017 in the Italy Boze Community Center located at 161 W. Main Street, Italy. Meeting time is slated for 6pm.
Sunday was a great day for celebrating the 4th. We are so thankful that we have a country we can have freedom to worship. At our lunch we celebrated with some fun and here is a picture or two of our Ms American Firecracker and the runner ups.
Attached is the weekly bulletin from the Italy Church of Christ.
The Italy ISD Board of Trustees will have a called meeting on Thursday, July 6, 2017 in the Italy ISD Superintendent’s office at300 S. College Street, Italy. Meeting time is slated for 1pm.
Silver Spurs 4-H Club wrapped up a highly successful 4-H year with numerous blue ribbons and first time achievements at the District 8 4-H Horse Show at Bell County Expo in Belton, Texas, June 19-20. Sadie Hinz, a soon to be 8th grader at Italy Junior High, led the team winning a buckle as High Point Intermediate Judged Horseman with 1st places in Western Riding and Western Horsemanship, as well as 2nd place in Showmanship, and 3rd in Trail.
The Italy ISD Board of Trustees will have a called meeting on Friday, June 30, 2017 in the Italy ISD Superintendent’s office at 300 S. College Street, Italy. Meeting time is slated for 1pm.
The Italy Gladiator Athletic Booster Club will have a meeting on Monday, June 26, 2017 in the Italy High School Library at 300 S. College Street, Italy. Meeting time is slated for 7pm.
On behalf of the Italy Lady Gladiators Basketball Program, WNBA player Andrea Riley will be conducting her 1st Annual Working2Win Girls Basketball Clinic at Stafford Elementary on Monday, June 26, and on Tuesday, June 27. Register Monday morning from 8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. prior to the first workout session.
Produce giveaway is today at the Italy Food Pantry. There is squash and apples available until 4pm.
The new City Administration held its first work session on Monday night. Because it was an informal work session, no votes were taken and citizens were allowed to speak during the session.
The City of Italy is sad to report that council member Paul Cockerham has resigned and will be moving. We would like to thank him for his time and dedication he has given to the City.
I have so much to be thankful for these days. I think it has always been that way, but I never slowed down enough to notice. Now, as I get older, that has changed. I have tried to slow down.
Attached is the weekly bulletin from the Italy Church of Christ.
The Italy City Council will have a called work session on Monday, June 19, 2017 in the Italy Boze Community Center at 161 W. Main Street, Italy. Work session time is slated for 6pm.
The Italy Gladiator Band Booster Club is hosting the annual spaghetti dinner to kick of the Tour D’Italia this weekend. Everyone, not just cyclists, are invited to come and eat at the High School Cafeteria. Dinner starts at 5:30pm this Friday, June 16th—$6 per plate. Bring the whole family!
The Italy City Council met for their regular June meeting on Monday night. Among the agenda items was to elect a Mayor Pro Tem. In a unanimous vote, Franky Jackson was elected as the new Mayor Pro Tem.
Italy Food Pantry will be open on Monday, June 19, 5-7 pm. It is always open the THIRD MONDAY of each month,including holidays.
The Italy City Council will have a regular monthly meeting on Monday, June 12, 2017 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 regular monthly meeting on Monday, June 12, 2017 in the Italy High School Cafeteria at 300 S. College Street, Italy. Meeting time is slated for 6pm.
Just wanted to give the community a heads up about my dome neighbor, Rickey Freeland (pic attached). In the 3 months since he moved to Italy, Rickey has logged over 30 hours cleaning and maintaining Upchurch Field (after games), and he has logged over 50 hours cleaning up the “Secret Garden” dome community behind the laundromat. He has done this simply out of the kindness of his heart, asking for no recognition or compensation.