Shop With a Hero is a local organization that raises money so that Italy ISD students that are chosen by their teachers can go shopping for Christmas gifts for themselves and their family members. Each student may spend up to $300 each at WalMart.
The Italy ISD School Board approved a resolution outlining their top legislative priorities entering the 2017 Texas Legislative Session. The passing of this measure is the latest in a collective effort by the superintendents and school boards of Region 10 to communicate the top areas of interest that stand to impact the students they collectively serve.
Lady Gladiators will be playing in Thorndale for the tournament Championship tonight at 7:00 against Rogers!! We defeated highly State ranked Moulton 57-55 earlier today!! Go Lady Gladiators!!!!
Read the attached notice for information regarding filling for a place on the May 6, 2017 Italy city elections for Mayoral and City Council positions.
Margaret Horton, age 98, of Milford, passed away Thursday, December 15, 2016 in Waxahachie. She was born March 5, 1918 in Milford, Texas to William Patrick and Clara Elizabeth (Hall) Moore. She was baptized when she was 12 years old and was a lifetime member of the First Baptist Church in Milford. She was a talented seamstress and had worked at many of the clothing manufacturing establishments in the area. She was a devout Christian woman, a wonderful mother and friend.
The Italy City Council will have a called meeting on Wednesday, December 21, 2016 in the Italy Boze Community Center at 161 W. Main Street, Italy. Meeting time is slated for 7pm.
On November 9th students from the Hillsboro Unified Tae Kwon Do School located at 125 W Elm-Hillsboro, Texas tested for new belts and stars.
To the Italy School Community: A rumor was brought to our attention today regarding an incident that occurred on campus yesterday. Most of the information we are hearing is highly inaccurate.
Several Italy Gladiators receive All-District recognition among 2016 2A-1 Region II District 8 voting with junior Clay Riddle earning 1st Team both ways. Seniors Kevin Johnson and David De La Hoya also earned 1st Team honors on offense after the Gladiators made playoffs for a second consecutive season.
On Monday this week, members of the junior high and high school bands under the direction of head band director Jon VanOmmeren performed a Christmas concert at Trinity Nursing and Rehab.
Recently, 24 junior high and high school band members competed in the Region 8 Association of Texas Small School Bands Honor Band Audition hosted at Groesbeck High School. Two of our 8th graders, Rocklin Ginnett on Euphonium and Xander Galvan on clarinet, earned a spot in the Region 8 ATSSB Junior High Honor Band.
On Wednesday, December 14th, 2016 @ 10:30am, the Italy Police Department in partnership with McDonald’s will be presenting Angel Tree gifts to the residents at the Trinity Mission Rehab Center / Nursing Home at 220 Davenport St. Italy, TX 76651. We would love for all to attend.
BHB Feed & Supply has started their monthly meetings up again. Next one is December 20.
See attached flyer regarding the contest.
The First State Bank of Italy, is a mighty good bank, and to its customers, It really shows!
The Italy Food Pantry wishes to thank everyone involved in making the Thanksgiving Food Pantry a HUGE SUCCESS for our families in Italy who needed assistance this year.
On Thursday, December 15, the Italy Gladiator Band Booster Club will be hosting a spaghetti dinner from 5:00-7:00 pm in the high school cafeteria. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for kids and include spaghetti, salad, bread, dessert, and a drink. In addition to the dinner, they will be hosting both a silent and a live auction.
Only a handful of people have signed up! Please sign up and donate—this time of year is especially hard for blood banks to meet the demands of the season! Thank you in advance!
On December 14th, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Carter Blood Care will have donation buses set up at Stafford Elementary and Italy HS. See the article for information on scheduling your donation.
I complain about the weather….
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).
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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!!