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.
It’s not too late to participate. The 5k color run will be this Saturday. Check in starts at 6 a.m.; race time is 8 a.m. You are welcome to walk or run this event. Italy ISD students are eligible for a $15 student rate; others may register online through www.eventbrite.com
In 1962, President Kennedy proclaimed May 15 as National Peace Officers Memorial Day and the calendar week in which May 15 falls, as National Police Week. Please help Italy High School “Back the Blue” this week in appreciation for all that our Italy Police Department does for the community.
Gladiator Band Booster Meeting Monday May 23rd at 6:15 pm in the Italy High School Band Hall. We are having our end of year booster meeting and needing to elect New Booster Officers to replace the ones leaving! Anyone interested please come out to the meeting!! Join us and get ready for a Great IHS School year in 2016-2017!!
Our speaker is from our neighboring town of Avalon. Her name is Becky Moss. Becky is the owner of Becky Moss Performance Horses.
The Italy ISD Board of Trustees will have a Workshop followed by their monthly meeting on Monday, May 16 in the Italy High School Library at 300 S. College Street, Italy, Texas. Workshop is slated for 6pm. Meeting time slated for 7pm.
Ellis County citizens participated in the National Prescription Drug Take Back Event on Saturday, April 30, 2016. After cleaning out their medicine cabinets of expired and unused Prescription and Over-the-Counter medications, and dropping them off at one of the Prescription Drug Take Back Locations around the county for an environmentally safe and proper disposal.
Italy topples Itasca 14-3 to wrap up their 2016 district campaign while honoring 8 seniors during Senior Night at Loyd Davidson Field. Caps off to 2016 seniors Levi McBride, Micah Escamilla, Jorge Galvan, Ryan Connor, Hunter Merimon, Clayton Miller, Austin Crawford and Ty Windham for their dedication throughout their careers at Italy High School!
Trinity Nursing and Rehabilitation of Italy LP in Italy hosted a Mother’s Day lunch for its residents who enjoyed the opportunity of sharing the event with their family members and the Trinity staff.
It’s that time of year again – time to come out and enjoy the talents and hard work of the Italy HS theater department as they present Elda Cadogan’s one-act comedy, “Rise and Shine.”
State track meet shirts are available to order. Cost for all shirts is $16. Shirt design is attached to the email. Please make checks payable to Italy ISD. Please leave your order and payment with Mrs. Ballard at the high school front office. Orders are needed as soon as possible. If you have any questions please contact Coach Campbell at 254-855-5716.
Italy High School is hosting a parent information night with the Navarro College Dual Credit Coordinator. Parents are strongly encouraged to attend to get valuable information regarding dual credit as well as an opportunity to get many questions answered. The parent information night will be Thursday, May 26th at 6:30 p.m.
The Italy Lady Gladiators defeated the Riesel Lady Indians rather matter-of-factly on Thursday with a 13-1 game 1 win in the bi-district round of the 2016 Softball 2A Region 2 Playoffs hosted in Italy. Riesel responded two days later to win games 2 and 3, claiming the bi-district championship for the Lady Indians.
Congratulations to the following students for working their way onto the Honor Roll for the 5th Six-weeks.