All games will be played inside the Italy High School Dome and are scheduled for Thursday (Pool Play), Friday and Saturday starting at 9:30 a.m. each day.
The FINAL IYAA Basketball Signup will be Thursday, December 8 from 5-7pm at Italy City Hall.
We have rescheduled the Festival & Parade due to the impending weather tomorrow. The new date is next Saturday, December 10th. Attached is the public notice that will be announced by KBEC with all the information.
On Thursday, December 15, the Italy Band Department will perform their 2016 Christmas Concert. The concert will begin at 7:30 pm in the Dome at the high school and will feature all band students from grades 6-12 performing holiday favorites. The Italy Gladiator Band Booster Club will also be serving a Spaghetti Dinner and hosting an auction prior to the concert to help raise funds for the band.
As we head into colder weather it is important for all of us to know and understand the district’s Inclement Weather Procedures. Please follow the link to our web page for these procedures.
The following is the Stafford Elementary Honor Roll for the 2nd six-weeks of the 2016-2017 school year. Congratulations to the students and staff for their hard work.
The Italy Christmas Festival is scheduled for Saturday, December 3, 2016. Vendor booths along with other activities will be open from 10am to 2pm. The parade along Main Street will begin at noon.
This weekend many of the staff and student groups will be a part of the Italian Christmas Festival that is hosted by the City of Italy. We are looking forward to being a part of the fun.
Italy Middle School’s 2nd annual book fair kicks off today. Students are welcome to shop between the hours of 7:45 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. each day through Thursday. The fair will open at at the same time on Friday, December 2, 2016, but will pack up on Friday at noon.
Attention all parents, the IYAA (Italy Youth Athletic Association) will be conducting basketball signups on Wednesday, November 30, and again on December 3, 5 and 8.
The Italy Economic Development Corporation will have a meeting on Monday, November 28, 2016 in the Italy Boze Community Center at 161 W. Main Street, Italy. Meeting time is slated for 6:00pm.
The Italy City Council will have a called meeting on Monday, November 28, 2016 in the Italy Boze Community Center located at 161 W. Main Street, Italy. Meeting time is slated for 8:00pm.
Old Gold Sports apparel and athletic gear is now available online. From visors, caps, track suits and batting cage jackets to coaching shirts, baseball/softball mitts, batting gloves, compression gear and cold gear, get your Old Gold items at www.oldgoldsports.net today!
All Aboard! Join your “Conductor of Entertainment”, Mr. Phil, Saturday, December 3rd from 2:00pm to 3:00pm, as he presents you with a Christmas tale based on the popular book and movie, “The Polar Express.” The show incorporates child participation through singing, dancing, reading and costumes.
Tuesday, 11/29/16 @ 7 pm
Topic: “Traditional vs. NON-GMO vs Organic”
Speaker: Shane Gaffney
Honor Roll lists have been released from Italy High School and Italy Junior High School for the 2nd Six-Weeks.
Italy Invitational championship game moved up to 5:30 p.m. tonight!
Come out to the dome and support the Italy Lady Gladiators as the challenge the Blooming Grove Lady Lions for the trophy! Go Italy!
On Monday, November 14th, 2016, several students and both campuses were recognized for achievements they’ve recently received.
Here is the bracket breakdown for the 2016 Italy Invitational Girls Basketball Tournament being held at the Italy Coliseum dome from Thursday, November 17, thru Saturday, November 19.
The Italy ISD School Board met this past Monday. During the meeting, they voted to pay for the expansion of the detention pond that will be south of the football field. This was the final step in the process to help the families in the “Old Addition” who have been experiencing flooding during recent rains.
Italy’s Lady Gladiators were well represented among the 2016 Region 2 ~ District 12-2A All-District Volleyball Award honorees. Senior April Lusk was named Co-Offensive MVP and junior teammate Brycelen Richards was named Defensive MVP. Outstanding Blocker went to junior Annie Perry and Outstanding Libero went to sophomore Karley Nelson.
The Italy Food Pantry was delighted to receive 750 lbs of canned vegetables and soup from Brookshire Bros last month. Mike Nicholson, Store Manager, was very pleased that corporate shared its resources with our community, and hopes it will continue. Susan Wooten, Food Pantry Director thanked Brookshire Bros. for its generosity, and noted that holiday supplies are appreciated now more than ever.
Attached is the weekly bulletin from the Italy Church of Christ.
Italy ISD is selling 2016-2017 Track Team jacket. The quality is outstanding and it is a great way to show your support!!
The power is out at the Italy High School campus. Thus, the phones and computers are out. All are safe and students, administrators and teachers are doing well.
Italy Gladiator senior football players Aaron Pittmon and Austin Pittmon have been selected to play for the grey squad of the 2017 Blue-Grey All-American Bowl. Donations can made thru their gofundme.com Help send Pittmon Brothers to Blue-Grey All-American Bowl account. Go Italy!
During the city council meeting on Monday night, Police Chief Cameron Beckham on behalf of the City recognized Italy resident, Greg Anderson, for his act of bravery while rendering aid to an accident victim. Beckham said Mr. Anderson risked his life to save a truck driver after he had an accident.
Just a friendly reminder that Josten’s will be at the High School Cafeteria on Wednesday November 16th from 11:00 am – 12:30 pm to take order’s for Senior Packets (this includes cap and gown).
Hyles Custom Home Builders
Watch Italy’s Takeya Pace compete in the the 2016 UIL Cross Country Championship Finals being held in Round Rock, Texas LIVE! Broadcast begins Saturday, November 12, 9:30 a.m. AM EST. Pace’s race is scheduled to start at 1:30 p.m. Be sure to login prior to the start of her race. Good Luck, Takeya! Go Italy!!
Stafford Elementary is participating in a Canned Food Drive, during the month of November. If you haven’t done so, please help your school and community by sending canned goods and non-perishable items all month long! We especially need Instant Mashed Potatoes, Corn Bread Mix, and gravy.
The Italy ISD Board of Trustees will have a monthly meeting on Monday, November 14, 2016 in the Italy High School Cafeteria at 300 S. College Street, Italy. Meeting time is slated for 7pm.
Basketball passes are now being sold at the Administration Building. The passes are good for all home Jr. High and High School, boys and girls basketball games. The tickets are good for 1 person at $50 each.
Come out to the Dome tonight!
5 p.m. Gold and White Girls’ Basketball Scrimmage
6:30 p.m. Celebration for cross country state athlete and playoff bound football team
Italy ISD will honor the military for Veterans Day on Friday, November 11, 2016 at 9:00 am at Italy High School Dome. All veterans and community are welcome to attend.
Please, submit your order to Shauna Steinmetz by Monday, November 14, 2016 by 3:30 p.m. You may place your order via email, email@example.com, or submit an order form to the front office of the High School. The cost of the shirts is $15.00 each. Shirts must be paid prior to ordering!
This article contains field location and an attachment detailing stadium regulations and parking information regarding Friday nights 2A-Division 1 Bi-District Playoff matchup between the Italy Gladiators vs. the Crawford Pirates. There is also a link to pre-order tickets online. Go Gladiators!
Neighbor helping neighbor, it is what Italy-ans do!
NOTE: Location change!
Italy ISD is currently seeking a cafeteria manager position. Please apply on Region 10, Teacher Job Network or contact Ofelia Martinez at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Josten’s will be at the Italy High School Cafeteria on Tuesday November 8th from 11:00 am – 12:30pm to take order’s for Class Rings. And will return on Wednesday November 16th from 11:00 am – 12:30 pm to take order’s for Senior Packets (this includes cap and gown).
Show your support and order your T-Shirt Today! All order forms must be turned into the High School Front Office or emailed to email@example.com by Tuesday, November 8, 2016 at 5:00pm. A form has been attached with this article or you can fill out a form at the front office. Go Gladiators!
The Italy Planning & Zoning Commission will have a meeting on Monday, November 7th, 2016 in the 161 W. Main Street, Italy. Meeting time is slated for 6:30pm.
A Poem by Ron Scott – 2016
The Italy ISD Board of Trustees will have a called meeting on Monday, November 7, 2016 in the Italy Superintendent’s office at 300 S. College Street, Italy. Meeting time is slated for 6pm.
UPDATE! The Italy JV Football Game has been moved to Mart since Bosqueville’s field is under water. Start time will be 6:00 p.m. or immediately following Mart’s one Jr. High game. Go Italy!
This past Saturday, T’keyah Pace competed in the UIL Region III 2A Cross Country meet at Sam Houston State University. At the meet, she qualified and advance to the STATE MEET!! She will run on November 12th.
This morning at Stafford Elementary the construction company hit an electric line that buried under the old foundation. We will be assessing the situation and notifying parents of any changes to our schedule.
Following an outstanding performance at the Lake Whitney Marching Invitational that included qualifying for a performance in the finals round, the Italy High School Gladiator Regiment Marching Band competed on Wednesday in the UIL Region 8 Marching Contest and received a 1st Division Superior rating. This caps off a very successful 2016 competitive season for the Gladiator Regiment.
IYAA Teams need your support. On Saturday, November 5th there will be a large garage sale, wiffle ball tournament and washer tournament all at Upchurch Ball Fields to help raise needed funds for the C – Team Football and B – Team Cheer to go to AT&T Stadium on Dec 11, 2016.
I was given permission to fly my drone over the construction site where the new football field is being built at Italy High School. I plan on doing a video of the project as it completes, but wanted to share this raw footage so that everyone can see what is going on now.