Our Italy Gladiators will have to wait another day to take on Mart in the bi-district contest. Game is re-scheduled for noon on Saturday, May 9th at Waco Connally. If Connally’s field is unplayable then game will be moved to Franklin at 2pm.
With voting clearly underway for Italy ISD’s 2015 Bond, I was ecstatic when Stafford Elementary’s 4th grade teacher, Mrs. Davee Garcia, contacted me to discuss a writing project that she and her fourth grade students were planning. The fourth graders were beginning their persuasive writing unit and had decided to write about the bond election. Their task was to write a persuasive paper of why someone should vote for or vote against the bond. I was asked to present to the class as the “bond expert.”
Italy Track State shirts are available to order. Please drop off your order at Italy High School to Italy Head Track Coach Bobby Campbell (254-855-5176). Payment is due at the time of your order. Orders are Due Monday, May 11, at Noon.
Mrs. Velasco joined the Italy HS faculty this year.
The Italy Lady Gladiators dominated as 2015 Undefeated District Champions and will take on Bells at McKinney Boyd HS on Friday night, May 8, in the first-round of the Playoffs starting @ 6:00 p.m. Please read article for further Playoff details.
The Italy Gladiator Baseball team finished as the 2015 District Runner-up and will be compete in the first-round of the Playoffs this Friday, May 8, at Waco Connally High School starting @ 7:00 p.m. vs. Mart. Read article for further Playoff details.
Italy High School is proud to announce that the following Lady Gladiators have qualified to advance to the State track meet in Austin on May 14-16. These ladies competed in the Regional Track meet on May 1-2 at Kinkaid Stadium in Dallas. Way to go Ladies! You make us proud!
Italy 9th through 12th graders who are participating in next year’s spring break trip to Uruguay should plan on traveling March 10-17, 2016.
There will be a Fan Bus for Baseball on Friday May 8, 2015. The fan bus will be leaving the Dome at 5:00 pm.
Hats off to these hard working students at Stafford Elementary. The following students are listed on the Honor Rolls for the 5th six-weeks of the 2014-2015 school year.
Mrs. Wiser is a graduate of Italy HS. She joined the IJH faculty this year in the CBI department.
About a year ago, Isaac Garcia, an 8th grade student from Italy ISD, became involved in the Texas Brigades, a state-wide group that promotes wildlife conservation and leadership skills.
The Italy High School Theater Department presents Voices by Richard Lortz. A one-act drama depicting the plight of a stranded couple inside an abandoned New England mansion, in the midst of an epic blizzard, on the heels of devastating personal tragedy, all while experiencing communication issues with each other. Sound familiar? Well, come anyway.
Mr. Neal has worked for Italy HS for three years.
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.
Profile for 2015 Italy High School senior, Ty Fernandez.
Excitement mounts as one of Italy’s own, David Weaver, returns to his hometown as the new athletic director and head football coach for Italy ISD as he urges the citizens of Italy to Vote YES for the Italy ISD Bond on May 9th! — Carpe Diem!
Patti Junkin’s brother passed away from cancer so she decided to support Relay For Life and formed a team. Her team, Eta Omega Sisters For Life, was presented the “Traveling Trophy” at the April team captain’s meeting of the Relay For Life of Central Ellis County for raising the most money for the month. The team raised $4,133 to turn in at the meeting. In addition to individual fundraising, they sponsored a bowling tournament and had a garage sale.
Italy’s Cinco de Mayo Fiesta will be held on Friday, May 1st at 6:00 pm until 10:00 pm.
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Mrs. Smith joined the IHS faculty this year.
When Denell Flores was growing up, she had dreams of becoming a nurse and mother when she was older. She struggled academically in grade school so she was not encouraged to pursue a higher education. She fulfilled one her dreams when she became a mommy, but thought the other dream was just that – a dream.
Stafford Elementary is preparing for their annual Pre-K/Kindergarten Round-Up. Dates for the registration event will be Monday, May 4th, 2015 (8:30am thru 3:00pm) and Tuesday, May 5th, 2015 (5:00pm thru 7:00pm)
Thank you to everyone who came out and supported the Gladiators this morning! It was an exciting game, maybe a little to exciting. Tonight we will be playing at 7:00. We will recognize our seniors before the game at 6:45. Please make plans to attend tonight to cheer on the seniors as we compete for a district championship!
Mrs. Thompson has been a teacher at Italy JH for three years. She taught junior high math two years and moved to CBI this year.
Italy High School and Junior High School will be featuring 112 pieces of art created by 52 students in the lobby of the Italy Community Center during voting hours on April 27, 2015 – May 9, 2015.
Mrs. Chambers, a graduate of Italy High School, joined the faculty at Italy Junior High this year.
Ms. Moreland has been part of the IHS faculty for 42 years. She has encouraged students in and out of class. She has worked countless hours to make IHS Gladiators shine.
Gladiator Athletic Boosters is calling a meeting Monday, May 4, 2015 at 6pm in the Italy High School Library. We will discuss the final details of the athletic banquet with all who wish to attend.
Andi Windham, a graduate of Italy HS, returned to teach here. She serves as English department head and has been a positive contributor to the learning environment at IHS for several years.
Due to the damage of the storm last night the City will have a dumpster at the Water Barn this afternoon for brush only. They ask that the brush be cut into 4 foot sections to be able to put as much as possible in there.
The Italy High School softball team will again make a run at the playoffs this year. Support the team by purchasing a 2015 Lady Gladiator Softball playoff shirt!
Last day to order is Monday, April 27, 2015.
There is nothing that compares to Live Entertainment; Local Talent, Live Orchestra. Come and enjoy.
Profile for 2015 Italy High School senior, Whitney Wolaver.
The 5th six-weeks honor rolls have been released. Congratulations are in order! Great job to the students and faculty for another semester of hard work, diligence and dedication.
Profile for 2015 Italy High School senior, Madison Washington.
Faith Family, a charter school in Waxahachie forfeited their game to the Italy Lady Gladiators last night. It had been the second time the team had forfeited a district match to the Italy team. The Ladies are now 20 wins against only 4 losses for the year.
Profile for 2015 Italy High School senior, Tara Wallis.
In a few short days the voters of Precinct 131 will begin early voting on several important issues facing our community.
Profile for 2015 Italy High School senior, Tyler Vencill.
Profile for 2015 Italy High School senior, Juan Suaste.
Profile for 2015 Italy High School senior, Brandon Skaggs.
Early voting and election day voting schedules and information for your convenience.
Attention parents of Italy ISD student. Your deadline to order a 2014-2015 yearbook is quickly approaching. This year the yearbook will NOT be ordering extra yearbooks.
Profile for 2015 Italy High School senior, Alexis Sampley.
Amy Michele Benoit, 44, of Beaumont, passed from this life Saturday, April 18, 2015, at Beaumont Healthcare Center. She was born on September 8, 1970, in Waxahachie.
Profile for 2015 Italy High School senior, Tia Russell.
Profile for 2015 Italy High School senior, Lupita Acosta Rincon.
Relay For Life of Central Ellis County would like to thank the companies that are supporting their efforts to raise money for the American Cancer Society. The corporate sponsors play a major role in Relay every year.
Profile for 2015 Italy High School senior, Taylor Perry.
The Italy ISD Board of Trustees will have their regular monthly meeting on Monday, April 20, 2014 at 7:00pm in the Italy High School cafeteria (300 S. College Street, Italy).