Italy High School students have voted on the 2016-2017 Homecoming Court. They are eagerly awaiting the announcements of the King and Queen at the pep rally and the football game. We hope Gladiator Nation will join in the fun during Homecoming this year!
During their meeting on September 1, 2016 the Italy City Council voted to waive the .06 cent per square foot permit fees for the construction of the Italy ISD facilities. In a called meeting on Tuesday night, the Council voted to rescind that and restructure the construction permit fees. Lee Joffre, Superintendent of Italy ISD addressed the council with the following comments.
Little known fact…Milford is the home of a backyard upholstery shop owned by Mr. Clarence Snell. Clarence recently recovered chairs for the offices at Monolithic and the staff couldn’t be happier with the results.
You are cordially invited to attend this year’s annual Fall Festival which is scheduled for Sunday October 16, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM at the church grounds at 434 South Ward Street in Italy, Texas. There will be a variety of food, games, rides and music; as well as other activities for the whole family.
Students who are enrolled in an agricultural science course or FFA at the high school are selling meat and dessert until October 5th. These items are a huge hit because of the holidays coming up! The orders will be back to you by Thanksgiving if you place an order. An order form will be outside of the high school front office if you would like to place an order.
Hometown Dry Cleaners is now open at 108 West Main Street, Italy.
The Italy Community is very fortunate to be welcoming a new medical provider. KelMed Health and Wellness Clinic opened on September 19, 2016 at 204 E. Main in Italy. Eunice Asah is a Board Certified Nurse Practioner that will be treating patients in the clinic. Tia Cochran is from Italy and is the Medical Assistant.
In their regular monthly meeting Monday night, the Italy Economic Development Corporation unanimously voted to receive the deed to the Historic Texas Hardeman Cemetery at 473 Kinfolk Lane with the stipulation that the cost to receive the deed not exceed $5,000 and the current land owner allow access to the cemetery. The Hardeman Cemetery is located on land adjacent to the 67.273 acres of land the EDC purchased earlier in the year.
The Italy Community Activities Committee will have a meeting on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 in the Italy Boze Community Center at 161 W. Main Street, Italy. Meeting time is slated for 5:30pm.
The Gladiator Athletic Booster Club meeting, originally scheduled for Tuesday, has been CANCELLED due to a scheduling conflict with the Italian Festival committee. The next booster club meeting will be Monday, October 17, at 6:00 p.m. inside the Italy High School Library to discuss the Italian Festival and Fall Banquet.
Attached is the weekly bulletin from the Italy Church of Christ.
Announcement regarding monthly book club from S.M. Dunlap Library in Italy.
Attached is the weekly bulletin from the Italy Church of Christ.
When Eric Janszen left Midlothian High School to come to Italy last year, he knew it was time for a change. He had taught Agriculture for 15 years there and knew he had done everything he could to do to be successful there.
Italy ISD started a new tradition at their monthly board meeting on Monday night. Seven students received the Superintendent Star awards and two received Junior Gladiator awards.
Hey, Gladiator Fans! Support 2014 Italy HS graduate #50 NG Zain “Zilla” Byers as he and his Austin College Kangaroo teammates take on the SAGU Lions at Waxahachie’s Stuart B. Lumpkins Stadium on Saturday, September 24. Kickoff set for 6:00 p.m. Also, the Gladiator 1st-2nd Grade flag football team will compete in an exhibition contest at halftime featuring local talent and coaches.
The Italy Jr. High Gladiators will only have one game to play on Thursday, September 22, at Dallas Gateway Charter starting at 5:30 p.m. Also on Thursday, the Italy JV Gladiators will travel to Waco Lavega for a 7:30p.m. kickoff. Go Italy!
The deadline for Italy High School Senior Ads is this Friday, September 23, for the homecoming program. These memories last forever and your son or daughter will be thrilled to see the personal recognition!
I could not be more proud of the student leadership at Italy High School.
The Italy HS 2016 Junior vs.Senior Powder Puff football game will be played on Thursday, September 29, immediately following the Jr. High football game. Shirt orders will be due Thursday, September 29, and cost $15.00 each. Contact Heidi Crawford at firstname.lastname@example.org to place your shirt order.
The Italy ISD Board of Trustees will have their monthly meeting on Monday, September 19, 2016 in the Italy High School Cafeteria (300 S. College Street, Italy). Meeting time is slated for 7pm.
The Italy Community Activities Committee met on September 13, 2016 to make decisions regarding the upcoming Homecoming Parade and Italian Festival. They voted to cancel the Italian Festival scheduled for October 15, 2016 and combine it with the traditional Christmas festivities held on the first Saturday in December.
Homecoming 2016 is just around the corner, and preparations have already begun. View this article for a schedule of events for the week’s activities.
The Gladiator Athletic Booster Club is offering advertisements in the Gladiator Homecoming Program for the 2016 football season as shown on the attached order form. Pricing will include an ad in the enhanced Homecoming Program and a listing in three home game roster programs, the 2016 Powder Puff program and any postseason programs featuring your hometown Italy Gladiators.
During the regular monthly meeting on Monday night the Italy City Council made several necessary changes to the proposed budget then unanimously approved it. They also approved the 2016-2017 Economic Development Corporation budget.
After opening their 2016 campaign with wins over Valley Mills, 23-2, and Mildred, 41-21, the Italy Gladiators, fueled by 2 defensive touchdowns, shutout Blooming Grove 42-0 to improve their non-district record to 3-0. Go Italy!
The Shop With a Hero raffle was held today and was a big success thanks to everyone that purchased tickets. A big thank you also goes to the Spring Market for allowing us to hold the raffle drawing there and for their employees picking the winning tickets.
Announcement for Gospel Music Concert planned for Saturday, October 1st. Read attached flyer for all the details.
This week the construction team is preparing for demolition of old wing at Stafford and the Vo-Ag building.
The Italy City Council will have a Budget Hearing along with their Regular Meeting on Monday, September 12, 2016 in the Italy Boze Community Center at 161 W. Main Street, Italy. Meeting time is slated for 6pm.
The Italy Community Activities Committee will have a regular meeting on Tuesday, September 13, 2016 in the Italy Boze Community Center at 161 W. Main Street, Italy. Meeting time is slated for 5:30pm.
In a called City Council meeting on September 1, 2016, Dustie Jones addressed the council.
The Italy Police Department is planning many activities for this year’s National Night Out (NNO). Upchurch Field in Italy will come alive with all kinds of entertainment, food and fun this year on Tuesday, October 4, 2016 from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Jon Mathers is the guest disc jockey for the evening so Chief Beckham is requesting that all the children come and “wobble with the chief”.
The Italy Varsity and Junior High Cheerleaders are now taking orders for Pink Out t-shirts! Orders can be placed through a cheerleader, at Mrs. Ballard’s office in the high school, or by emailing the cheer sponsors.
Cameron Beckham, Italy Chief of Police, is asking the community to help the department purchase two special vests for added protection for our officers.
A talented and young Milford Bulldogs Football squad starts their 2016 season 1-1 after challenging a pair of state-ranked opponents right out of the gate. Milford head coach Ronny Crumpton has the ’Dogs digging in for another exciting run for the playoffs.
See the attached flyer for all of the pertinent info.
Important dates and information from the Italy FFA.
The library will be closed this Saturday, Sept. 3 for the Labor Day holiday. Beginning next week, will return to regular hours, Tuesday – Saturday 9:00 A.M – 5:00 P.M. and closed for lunch daily from 1:00 P.M. – 1:30 P.M.
Christopher Rizzuto has recently been hired as the new Assistant Principal for Italy High School. He was raised in Louisiana where his father was a teacher and a rice and soybean farmer. When he graduated from high school in Louisiana, he had his future all planned out. Even though almost everyone in his family were teachers, coaches or educators, he decided to go a different life route and major in pre-law. He planned to go to law school after he graduated from college, but life circumstances sent him to another state and a different career.
Onita B. “Billie” Chambers, age 90, a lifelong resident of Italy, passed away at Red Oak Health and Rehabilitation, on Tuesday, August 30, 2016. She was born on December 13, 1925 in Peoria, Texas. Billie married Aubra Chambers on December 29, 1946. Some of her favorite times were watching the sun set with Aubra at their home in the country.
The Italy City Council will have a called meeting and budget work session on Thursday, September 1, 2016 in the Italy Boze Community Center at 161 W. Main Street, Italy. Meeting time is slated for 6pm.
Congratulations to the Italy Gladiator 10U Baseball Team that finished as the 2016 Waxahachie Youth Baseball Association End of Summer Tournament Runner-up this past Friday night at the Optimist Club fields.
Attached is the 2016 Italy Lady Gladiators Volleyball Schedule for both the JV and Varsity squads as it was last revised on August 18, 2016.
Although we had some adjustments due to impending construction and the weather, the first week of school went very well.
The Italy ISD Board of Trustees will have a called meeting on Monday, August 29, 2016 in the Italy High School Cafeteria at 300 S. College Street, Italy. Meeting time is slated for 7pm.
In their regular monthly meeting Monday night, the Italy Economic Development Corporation (EDC) approved their 2016-2017 budget. They voted to move $3,455.09 to Projects to balance the $96,432.00 budget. The budget will now be submitted to the Italy City Council for approval.
The Italy ISD Board of Trustees will have a public meeting on Monday, August, 29, 2016 in the Italy High School Cafeteria at 300 S. College Street, Italy. Meeting time is slated for 6pm.
With the recent rains causing work to slow or cease, the Operation’s crew of Italy ISD is working hard to get both campuses ready for students on Monday.
Our new IHS Band Director, Mr. VanOmmeren, invited the band parents to come and see what the band has been working on all summer. Unfortunately, the weather forced us indoors, but it was great to hear the marching band’s halftime program for this year. The theme is music from Guardians of The Galaxy. After the performance, the band boosters hosted an ice cream social for all.