From the past and present seasons of victories in sports, Italy’s academics was out to prove its point, and on March 23 that is exactly what it did. The Gladiators headed to Mexia to compete in the UIL Competitions last Monday and came home with plenty of awards.
What does it take to be an Italy Gladiator? What does it take to earn the right to walk out on the field, under the lights, in front of hundreds of cheering fans on Friday nights?
Tonight, March 23, at 7:30 p.m. there will be a Junior Parent Meeting in the Italy High School Library. The purpose of the meeting will be to discuss graduation requirements, dual credit courses, ACT and SAT testing and college preparation. All parents/guardians of current 11th grade students at Italy High School are urged to attend.
The Italy High School Honor Rolls for the fourth six-weeks (Jan. 20 – Feb. 27) of the 2008-2009 school year.
Have you given blood lately? If not, it’s not too late. You can head over to Italy High School and walk right into the dome. Carter Blood Center is in town today and will remain until 5pm this afternoon.
Come one, come all; Thursday March 12th, Italy High School will be holding a Carter Blood Bank blood drive in the IHS Dome from 10:30 am until 5:00 pm.
For the last several years, Italy High School has been represented by several students in the Small Schools Academic Competition. The name has changed to the Texas Association of Community Schools Academic Competition, but the new name did not make the competition any easier. This year several IHS students fared very well and earned scholarship monies.
If you drive by the city park on College Street, you will see something very new. The local tennis courts are being refurbished, which is wonderful for the IHS tennis team.
Over forty 6th, 7th and 8th grade students from Stafford Elementary and Italy High School traveled to Wortham to participate in the A-plus Academic UIL meet on December 4 & 11. They participated as individuals and teams in events covering a wide variety of topics from math and science to speech and journalism.
Mardi Gras beads, King Cakes and lots and lots of students were all in the library at Italy High School Tuesday morning around 8:45. Everyone was there getting a slice of King Cake hoping to find a plastic baby. If they were lucky enough to find the baby in their slice of cake any library fines the student had would be dismissed.
On Sunday, February 8, 2009, the Ellis County Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) recognized seniors from each school in Ellis County. Tyler Boyd, son of Ricky and Monica Boyd, is the Italy High School student that was selected as one of the recipients of the award this year.
Freshmen Bianca Evans and SaKendra Norwood placed third in the District UIL Cross-X Debate contest in Itasca on Feb. 12. This was the first time to compete in this event.
Friday the 13th wasn’t so bad. In fact, not disastrous at all. There was lots of toe tapping in the school cafeteria because the Junior class hosted a Valentine’s dance for the 7th, 8th and 9th grade classes.
On Tuesday, February 17th there will be a Scholarship Meeting at the Italy High School. All seniors and their parents/guardians are invited and urged to attend. Representatives from the entities that award scholarships each year to Italy’s seniors will attend the meeting as well.
Tyler Boyd is not your typical high school senior. In fact, he enjoys being unique and different from other young people. While many teenagers only think of today, Tyler has known what he wanted to do with his life for a long time. He wants to teach history on the college level.
The week of February 2 – 6, 2009 has been declared as this year’s “National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Week.” Designed to increase public awareness and education regarding teen dating violence this initiative was first established in 2006. Italy High School will be participating by providing daily tips and educational material to the student body.
ASVAB test will be administered on January 26 at Italy High School. The ASVAB Program recently was re-designed to be helpful to virtually all students, whether they are planning on immediate employment after high school in civilian or military occupations, or further education at a university, community college, or vocational institution.
Italy High School is thinking about recycling, which is a good thing these days. NHS and Student Council are pulling together their resources to help our town. If you are interested in eliminating a little clutter around your house, maybe you can coordinate with these students.
Keith Davis, not to be confused with Dallas Cowboy Keith Davis, has been seen on ESPN, ABC, and written about in USA Today and Sports Illustrated. And on December 10th, he was at Milford ISD.
The trees are trimmed, the stockings are hung and the mistletoe proudly suspends from the ceiling in the hallway. The students of Italy High School have adorned the walls with various decorations and it is wonderful to walk around the school just to enjoy the scenery.
The fourth annual Reading Marathon will be in full swing Dec 8-12 at the Italy High School Library! Students, faculty and staff will be participating in a week-long event that will have someone constantly reading in the “Reading Parlor” in the library from 8 a.m. Monday morning until school dismisses at 3:20 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12.
Italy High School Honor Rolls for the second six-weeks of the 2008-2009 school year:
Josh was honored on Monday morning at Italy High School with a breakfast party during the class. Dr. Harold Nolte, President of Navarro College in Waxahachie, paid for all the refreshments to celebrate Josh’s win.
Italy High School Junior, Josh Milligan, was a one of the first prize winners named in the 2008 Family Dollar Scholarship Contest this week.
The Italy Gladiators played football Friday night but they also finished another chapter in their high school books. Senior football players made their last tackle, cheerleaders yelled their last football chant and the band marched for their last halftime performance. And, yes, there were tears…
Italy High School hosted a mock election on Tuesday. The Government class and Coach Coleman watched with pride as the students, faculty and staff came forward to announce their feelings about their candidate and watch the students learn a few lessons.
The government class at Italy High School is sponsoring a Presidential “Mock Election”, on election day Tuesday, November 4 during A & B lunch. We are going to be registering students Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday — October 29-31 during A & B Lunch. Students, forgetting to register is giving up your right to vote. Protect that right, register.
Homecoming week has been phenomenal this year. Fun things from daily contests to bonfires and parades. Italy High School students participated in the best time of their lives.
At Italy High School, you can see colors running everywhere. The contest is to see how many students dress in the color assigned to their class. Mrs. Ann Hyles, freshman sponsor, said, “This is TAKS retesting week, as well as Homecoming. The main objective is to teach. But we are still wanting to have some fun, but we keep it low key.”
As the lights shown on Willis Field Friday night, the honors did as well. Annalee Lyons became the 2008 Homecoming Queen.
Well, apparently it is a lot of fun to hit an object with a sledge hammer. It doesn’t matter if you are male or female. Just ask the students at Italy High School.
Italy High School Honor Rolls for the first six-weeks of the 2008-2009 school year:
Gladiator fever has hit and is definitely evident around town. You know when you drive down Main Street that it is Homecoming week because of the displays on the merchant’s windows. Shiny gold bows also have been tied around posts to boost spirit.
Italy High School has appointed these senior men to uphold honor and tradition. One of these young men will be chosen “King” on Homecoming Friday.
Italy ISD would like to send a special invitation to all graduates of Italy High School to come to our homecoming festivities on Friday, October 24, 2008.
Homecoming in Italy is October 24 and not only is it a time for tradition, alumni, crowns and bragging rights, it is a time for fundraising — and is this a good one. Think Christmas gift.
The George Scott Memorial Scholarship Dinner will be held on Friday, October 24, 2008 from 5-7 p.m. The dinner will be held in the high school cafeteria at 300 S. College Street prior to the Homecoming game against Wortham.
Have you voted for your favorite nominee yet? Italy High School is all abuzz with the list of the nominees for Homecoming Queen.
The deadline to submit Senior Ads for the Yearbook is October 10, 2008. The form is pictured in the article. Also, the Yearbook Staff has provided a way to submit photos online. Details are in the article.
During the halftime festivities of this year’s Powder Puff game at Willis Field Thursday night, Dirty Delilah was crowned Powder Puff Princess. She was presented a feathered tiara, a sash and a scrawny silk flower for her honors.
It was a disappointing loss for the 2009 Seniors in this year’s Powder Puff game. The real winner was the National Honor Society because of the money raised at the game.
If you have attended any Gladiator football game this year, you probably noticed a group of young men that stand out among the crowd. They are young; however, that does not stop acts of pride and loyalty to their school from shining through. The young men are none other than “ITALY PRIDE”, freshman from Italy High School with an idea they would like to convey.
Homecoming 2008 for Italy ISD will be Friday, October 24, 2008. Many activities are planned for that day. The school would like the community to participate in all Homecoming activities this year.