Information regarding 2014 Homecoming parade


Parade participants will need to start lining up at 1:30 in the Italy High School parking lot. Numbers will be handed out for each participant to display on their float/vehicle so everyone can just follow the number ahead of them. Contact Mrs. Jennifer Eaglen if you have any questions at or she will be in her classroom till 5:30 tonight if anyone needs to call 972-483-7411 ext. 1222.

Reserved seating tickets available


Season tickets with reserved seating are available for purchase at the superintendent’s office. In order to ensure that season ticket holders’ reserved seats are available we will have ushers at the game. The ushers will check the season ticket holder’s pass and help them find the correct seat.

Italy High School Graduates of ’44, ’54, ’64, ’74, ’84, ’94, ’04 and ’14 sought


All IHS graduates of ‘44, ’54, ’64, ’74, ’84, ’94, ’04 and ’14 are invited to attend Italy High School’s 2014 Homecoming festivities. All will be recognized at the start of the Homecoming game against Dawson. Recognition ceremony will be held at 7:00pm on the historic Willis Field. Graduates are asked to meet at the field house at 6:45pm.

Homecoming 2014 planning is underway

Homecoming 2014 is just around the corner, and preparations have already begun. On October 10, 2014, the parade will start at the high school parking lot and will wind around to end behind the First State Bank with our crowd-rousing pep rally during which the Homecoming King will be announced.

Italy High School’s new drug-testing policy to be discussed at meeting

Italy High School will host a second meeting discuss the drug testing policy with parents. The meeting will be held in the high school cafeteria at 6:00 PM on Wednesday, August 27, 2014. Mr. Joffre, the high school principal, will discuss the testing procedures as defined in board policy. A representative from Pinnacle Medical Management will be available to answer questions from parents.

IHS Back to School Bash August 18th


All Italy High School 9th through 12th grade students are invited to the 4th annual IHS Back-to-School-Bash on Monday, August 18th. The event will begin at 7:30pm and end at 10:30pm. The bash will be held at 871 Stafford Road (The Lewis’ House) just south of Italy. Burgers and all the fixings along with swimming, volleyball, ping pong, horseshoes, and dancing will be available to the students at this fun event held in their honor.

Italy ISD introduces new scheduling system for high school campus

The administration at Italy High School is implementing a new scheduling system for the 2014-2015 school year. The system will allow students to enter their pre-approved course requests directly into the computer. The students’ benefit is receiving their schedule sooner. The school also benefits by having a more efficient method of scheduling.

Italy Yearbook packages offered


Italy ISD yearbooks will be on sale at graduation for incredibly discounted prices! Get your senior’s 9th, 10th and 11th grade yearbooks for only $40 all together! Add on their 7th and 8th grade years for just $15 more! Individual yearbooks will also be on sale! Make sure that you do not miss out on this amazing opportunity!

IHS senior gives back

Image: Back of announcement board.

Recently, Corl McCarthy, an IHS senior gave her time and artistic talent to paint Stafford Elementary Library’s new announcement board. Corl remembers being a Stafford Tiger and enjoying her trips to the library. As an upper elementary student, she even assisted Mrs. Burkhalter with shelving and other occasional jobs. When asked to paint a fun border for the announcement board, she agreed to the task.

Italy HS/JHS parent meeting set

Italy High School principal, Lee Joffre, would like to meet with parents of students who plan on participating in extra-curricular activities during the 2014-2015 school year. The activities would include, but not limited to: Athletics, Band, UIL Academics, FFA, 4H, Theatre, FCCLA, etc. The meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 6:30pm in the Italy High School cafeteria.

2014 Italy High School Athletic Banquet — May 22, 2014

The Gladiator Athletic Booster Club cordially invites all supporters of IHS athletics to come to the annual athletic banquet. Join us as we honor the blood, sweat and tears of our Gladiators and Lady Gladiators during this past year’s athletic contests. The banquet will be held in the Italy High School dome on Thursday, May 22, 2014. The food line will open at 6:00pm.

Cheer Camp scheduled for June


On June 16th-20th, 2014 the Italy High School varsity and junior high cheerleaders will have a cheer camp for girls and boys entering PreK through 6th grade. Camp will be from 6:00pm to 7:30pm each day. A presentation for family and friends will be held Friday, June 20th @ 7pm in the IHS Dome Gymnasium.

IHS Dual Credit TSI Assessment tutoring

All students planning on enrolling in the Dual Credit courses planned at Italy High School will need to pass the TSI (Texas Success Initiative) Assessment. The TSI Assessment is designed to help determine readiness for college-level course work. Italy High School will offer tutoring to help students prepare for this required test scheduled for May 21st.

IHS Prom contest winners announced


Tyler Anderson and Paige Westbrook were refunded their prom ticket purchase cost this morning when they were announced the winners of the ‘Best Way to Ask Your Date to Prom’ contest. Voters from three different states unanimously selected this couple’s entry as their top choice. Congratulations Tyler and Paige! Students may still purchase tickets for this year’s prom through this Friday at 3:00 p.m. in the high school library.

Read It Forward: Pass It On

Italy High School is getting ready to start its fifth annual Read It Forward: Pass It On literacy project which will begin April 21st and will end May 23rd. The goal is to see how many 7-12 grade students, teachers and staff members can read the chosen book Girl, Stolen, by April Henry.

IHS principal advertises for Prom

Image: Principal Joffre is dressed up in a tuxedo from Lone Star Western & Casual of Waxahachie

Italy high school principal, Mr. Lee Joffre, is dressed to promote a special night — the Italy High School 2014 Prom. He is wearing a camo-vested tuxedo from Lone Star Western & Casual to advertise for the upcoming event.

IHS Dual Credit information for 8th, 9th, 10th & 11th grade students

On Tuesday, April 29th at 6:30 p.m., Italy High School will host a parent information night with the Navarro College Dual Credit Coordinator. Parents are strongly encouraged to attend to get information about the registration process, entrance requirements, costs and scholarship opportunities for the 2014-2015 school year. Parents will also have an opportunity to ask questions at the high school without having to drive to Navarro.

Italy Junior High kicks off STAAR season with a Math Blitz

The First day of Italy Junior High School’s Math Blitz to get the 8th graders ready for the STAAR test was a awesome success. Students had a lot of fun and got their learn on. All IJHS 8th graders are more than welcome to attend on Wednesday, March 26th from 3-5 pm and on Thursday, March 27th from 3-5pm as well.