May 25th Uruguay meeting cancelled

Due to weather conditions, the Uruguay meeting set for after school today is cancelled. Mr. Guidry, the planner and trip sponsor will be available to meet with any parents/others who would like information about the trip after school from 3-3:45 p.m. this week. You may email him to let him know you are coming or just call the school 972-483-7411 and leave a message for him.

Issac Garcia, Published Brigade

Image: Isaac Garcia holding the May/June issue of Texas Trophy Hunters Magazine where his article is published

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.

IHS Theater department to perform Voices


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.

Kelli Ballard, Italy JHS/HS Receptionist

Image: Kelli Ballard, Italy JHS/HS Receptionist

Meet Kelli Ballard, receptionist at Italy JHS/HS, Kelli is an Italy HS graduate; her three children currently attend Italy ISD. She is glad to answer any questions you may have regarding school business. If she doesn’t know the answer, she’ll find someone who does.

Erica Miller, Counselor Italy JHS/HS

Image: Erica Miller, Counselor Italy JHS/HS

Erica Miller, the counselor at Italy JHS/HS, wears many hats. From counseling to scheduling to coordinating many events, her determination to do her job well shows. She enjoys working with students and putting them on a track for success.

Lee Joffre, Principal Italy JHS/HS

Image: Lee Joffre, Principal Italy JHS/HS

Lee Joffre, Italy’s secondary campus principal, is serving his fourth year as a Gladiator. He enjoys working with his staff and students whether it’s academically or supporting their extra-curricular activities.

Junior Class Parent Meeting: Monday, February 9, 2015

Junior class parents interested in assisting with prom arrangements and hearing updates on the big event are invited to attend a parent meeting on Monday, February 9, 2015, at 6 p.m. in the high school library. If you cannot make it but would like to volunteer time or resources, please contact the junior class lead sponsor, Mrs. Windham, by emailing her at or calling the high school and leaving a message for her to contact you (972)483-7411.

Italy Junior High 8th grade science class and the International Space Station


The 8th grade science class had the opportunity to link up with the International Space Station last week. The students were able to send photo requests during certain orbits to the astronauts. The students were studying weather so they were using a real time weather map while pin-pointing coordinates on the globe and requesting a photo from the ISS of the location. The students had a total of 250 photos taken.

IHS canned food drive for Italy Food Pantry—Everybody Won!

Image: Pictured are Madison Washington, Kelsey Nelson, Bailey Eubank and Jaclynn Lewis. All are representatives of the NHS and Student Council.

The Italy National Honor Society, sponsored by Tina Richards, the Italy Junior High National Honor Society, sponsored by Casey Holden, and the Italy HS/JHS student council, sponsored by Vivian Moreland, held their annual canned food drive competition, and EVERYBODY WON, donating 540 cans of food to the Italy Food Pantry! The Pantry volunteers cannot thank you enough for the wonderful contribution you have made to the Italy Food Pantry.

Italy High School Yearbook Shout Out!


Italy High School’s yearbook staff would like to start off and say Happy Thanksgiving to the whole community of Italy and remind you to start shopping! We would like to give appreciation to all companies listed below for their ad in the 2014-15 yearbook! When shopping this holiday season, please mention to these businesses that you heard about them from Italy Yearbook ad pages!

Senior Night Set for Friday, November 7, 2014

Parents and community members— we know you’ll want to come out and support many of our seniors as we recognize their efforts throughout high school. Senior football players, cheerleaders, cross country participants, and band members will be recognized during this Friday night’s football game against Dallas Gateway. Recognition will take place on the football field at 7 p.m. before the game. We hope to see you there.

IHS students to attend Navarro Career Expo

Italy High School students in grades in 9-12 will be attending the Navarro Career Expo tomorrow. Navarro College plans the Expo to provide career option information to high school students throughout the area. Italy High School has been participating in this event for three years and it has become part of the District & Campus Improvement Plans.

Why Are These Students Not in School?!!!!

You may notice during lunch time that several senior students are going to local restaurants. These are students who have met a Gold Performance standard. One of the incentives for reaching Gold Performance standard is off-campus lunch.

ID badges at Italy High School

In order to improve safety procedures at Italy Junior High and High School all students are required to wear a school issued identification card. This procedure was put into place to help teachers identify students who may not be assigned to one of their classes. Our visitors and employees are also required to wear an ID so we can identify all people who are permitted on campus.