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.
The Italy Economic Development Corporation will have a regular meeting on Monday, August 22, 2016 in the Italy Boze Community Center at 161 W. Main Street, Italy. Meeting time is slated for 6pm.
Italy Independent School District offers career and technical education programs from the 16 nationally established career cluster areas. Admission to these programs is based on interest in subject, aptitude, required prerequisites, and course availability.
Mission Italy ISD was in full swing Sunday night when members of Central Baptist Church met to pack school supplies into backpacks for Italy ISD students. Thirty-seven adults and youth filled the backpacks and prayed for the students and families that will receive them.
As we move toward the first day of school, it is important you are aware of some adjustments to our plans for the beginning of school.
The Italy Gladiator JV and Varsity football teams will be having a scrimmage this Friday, August 19, in McGregor. Italy will be testing their might against Little River Academy with the JV matchup starting at 5:00 p.m. and immediately followed by the Varsity scrimmage.
IYAA Football and Cheerleading Signups will end Saturday, August 20th. We still need players and cheerleaders, so if you would like to sign your child up, this article lists the signup options available to parents. All past players as well as newcomers are welcome to sign up!!!
In a called meeting on August 12, 2016, the Italy City Council after much discussion took no action regarding City Council and Mayor compensation. Council member Henry Wortman requested this be placed on the agenda. He said that in 2009 the council had been seen in a bad light by the media when the council gave themselves and the mayor a raise. He said he felt the Mayor and Council deserved to be compensated for the job they were doing. He suggested the council reinstate this by compensation to the mayor and council members.
Italy Independent School District welcomes you to the 2016 – 2017 School Year. The teachers are reporting this week and soon the students will be filling our halls. It has been a busy summer to get ready for them. We have accomplished much and look forward to continued growth for our community and students.
Football Season Passes will go on sale beginning Monday, August 15, 2015 after 1:00 p.m., in the Administration Office. The price is $30.00 each and includes all home football games.
Brookshire Grocery Company is pleased to announce the grand opening of their new Spring Market store in Italy. Please see attached invitation for the ribbon-cutting on Monday, August 22, at 10 a.m.
What: Book Club
When: Tuesday, September 13th
Where: S.M. Dunlap Library, 300 West Main Street
Please RSVP by September 1st
During the regular meeting of the Italy ISD Board of Trustees Tuesday night, the Trustees voted unanimously to hire Lee Joffre as the district’s new Superintendent. Mr. Joffre has been the Italy High School principal for 5 years. During that time the high school developed a Dual Credit program that allows over 20% of the high school students to get college credit while in high school. The high school has earned Distinctions from Texas Education Agency in Mathematics, Social Studies and Closing Performance Gaps. In addition the attendance and graduation rates at the high school have improved under Mr. Joffre’s leadership.
CANCELLED!!! The Battle of the Badges Softball Tournament is planned for August 20, 2016 to be held at Italy’s Unchurch Ball Park (201 E. Dilworth Street, Italy). All entry fees and proceeds will go to the Shop with a Hero Foundation.
King Veterinary Clinic is coming to BHB Feed and Supply on August 13th from 8am till noon at 417 W. Moseley, Italy, Texas (Corner of 34 and 77).
August 15-16! WCT ANNOUNCES OPEN AUDITIONS for the classic musical “Fiddler on the Roof!”
During their annual Gold and White Scrimmage on Saturday, the 2016 Italy Gladiators put on a solid performance for their fans with one big play after another. Thru the air or on the ground, Italy’s district opponents should beware!
The Italy City Council will have a monthly meeting on Friday, August 12, 2016 in the Italy Boze Community Center at 161 W. Main Street, Italy. Meeting time is slated for 7pm.
Parents-ALL students must complete registration packets prior to “Meet the Teacher Night” on August 18th. We are available to assist new students with the packets beginning Monday (August 8th) @ 9:00 a.m. ALL returning students can begin the process on Tuesday (August 9th) @ 9:00 a.m.
The Italy ISD Board of Trustees will have a meeting on Tuesday, August 6, 2016 in the Italy High School Cafeteria at 300 S. College Street, Italy. Meeting time is slated for 7pm.
The Italy ISD Board of Trustees will have a workshop on Tuesday, August 9, 2016 in the Italy High School Cafeteria at 300 S. College Street, Italy. Meeting time is slated for 6pm.
Italy Gladiator Football’s Gold and White Scrimmage will be THIS SATURDAY, August 6, at 10:30 a.m. at Willis Field. Admission will be Towel donations. 2016 Italy Gladiator JV / Varsity Football Schedules are within this article.
The City of Italy is doing a second clean up day on August 13, 2016 at Upchurch Ball Fields (200 Dilworth, Italy). It will start at 7am and continue until the dumpster is full. This is only for city residents with a current city water bill with a photo ID to match the bill. Only one truck load will be accepted.
Spread the word! Tell your friends! Italy’s 2016 Main Street Market and Community Wide Garage Sale is the place to be on Saturday, August 6. With over 15 vendors in the downtown pavilion and more than 15 garage sales out in the community, there is surely something for everyone!
Helen Fielder, 81, passed away on July 27, 2016 in Waxahachie. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 30, 2016 at 2:00 PM in the Pat Boze Memorial Chapel of Wayne Boze Funeral Home in Waxahachie. Interment will directly follow at Italy Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be held on Friday, July 29, 2016 from 6-8 PM at the funeral home.
The Dual credit program at Italy High School is a great opportunity for your student to earn high school and college credit at a fraction of the cost, without ever leaving Italy High School. With Navarro as our “Community College” we are here to assist our dual credit students with the transition from high school to College and help our students meet their educational goals.
Professor Tom Vance of Navarro College will be delivering a presentation at Italy’s S.M. Dunlap Library (300 W. Main Street) at 2pm on Saturday, August 6, 2016 discussing the excavation of “Ellie May,” the mammoth discovered in Ellis County in 2014. Professor Vance’s presentation will include a slideshow and stories from the dig site as well as a discussion of other mammoths found in Texas.
The Italy City Council will have two meetings regarding zoning on Thursday, July 28, 2016 in the Italy Boze Community Center at 161 W. Main Street, Italy. Meeting times are slated for 6pm and 6:30pm.
Notice is hereby given that a Public Hearing will be held by the Planning and Zoning Commission on Thursday, July 14, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. and a second Hearing by the Italy City Council on Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. at the Boze Mitchell Community Center, located at 161 W. Main St., Italy, TX to consider a request from IH 35 Spaceship. LP to zone property located at the Northeast Corner of IH 35 and Dale Evans to Commercial Highway District.
The sign-ups for the 2016 Italy Main Street Market and Community Wide Garage Sale on August 6, 2016 are in full swing. To-date we have 26 families signed up to either have a garage sale at their home (within the city limits of Italy) or set up a booth in the downtown area (in and around the Pavilion). There is still time to get signed up:: Click Here
On May 14th, some students from the Hillsboro Unified Tae Kwon Do School located at 125 W Elm Hillsboro, Texas competed in an invitational tournament in Austin, Texas. Among the students who competed were Juan Salas and two of his daughters from Frost, Texas. Juan returned home with two first place trophies, one in patterns and one in sparring. Analy and Joana returned home with trophies as well.
At a called board meeting July 18, 2016, The Italy ISD Board of Trustees named Mr. Leroy V. Joffre as the lone finalist for the Superintendent position. Mr. Joffre is currently serving Italy ISD as the High School Principal.
Spaces are filling up! Don’t forget to sign up for a spot downtown or register your home for Italy’s 2016 Main Street Market & Community Wide Garage Sale. Downtown spots are open for members of the Italy, Avalon, Forreston and Milford Communities.
The Italy ISD Board of Trustees will have a Called meeting followed by their regular monthly meeting on Monday, July 18, 2016 in the Italy High School Cafeteria at 300 S. College Street, Italy. Meeting time is slated for 6pm for called meeting and 7pm for regular monthly meeting.
The City of Italy is doing a clean up day on July 23rd at 1100 Hwy 667. It will start at 7am and continue until the dumpster is full. This is only for city residents with a current city water bill with a photo ID to match the bill. Only one truck load will be accepted.
On November 30, 2012 Michael along with his mom and dad, came to visit the Hillsboro Unified Tae Kwon Do located at 125 W Elm-Hillsboro. After participating in a few free classes Michael decided martial arts was for him. He has competed in many tournaments and has come home with many first place trophies.
Sports physicals will take place on Thursday, July 21 from 11:30 a.m. — 3:00 p.m. inside the Gladiator Coliseum dome located on the campus of Italy High School. Cost will be $25 per physical. All incoming 7th Grade thru 12th Grade student-athletes are required to have a completed physical in order to participate on August 1, the beginning of the Volleyball and Football seasons.
The Italy Community Activities Committee will have a meeting on Tuesday, July 19, 2016 in the Italy Boze Community Center at 161 W. Main Street, Italy. Meeting time is slated for 5:30pm.