Italy ISD has added an additional resource for our students in their quest for scholarships. We are encouraging students to visit http://www.collegeguidanceconsultants.com/.
The junior class of Italy High School sponsored the 2014 Italy Junior High Valentines Dance as a prom fundraiser on Saturday inside George E. Scott Coliseum.
On February 7th, 2014 the Italy High School Art Department held their Spring Water Color Contest.
The IHS Junior class will sponsor a Valentines Dance for 6th, 7th and 8th grade Italy ISD students. The dance will be held at the old IHS gym on Saturday, February 15th from 7:00pm to 10:00pm. There will be a DJ and concessions.
Emily Stiles of Italy High School was one of 14 high school seniors from Ellis County recognized at the Rebecca Boyce Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution Patriot’s Tea held Sunday afternoon in Waxahachie.
Yes, 2014 Prom! Can you believe that the IHS class of 2014 will have its final prom in less than three months?!
Italy High School cheer and mascot tryouts are fast approaching. With tryouts scheduled for Saturday, February 15 and a mandatory parent meeting scheduled for Wednesday, February 5th, cheer and mascot hopefuls need to mark their calendars.
On Tuesday, January 21, 2014 Italy High School seniors received a Local Scholarship folder. This folder contains information/applications to apply for numerous scholarships. All local scholarships are due to Ms. Miller by Friday, March 7, 2014 unless otherwise noted on the scholarship information packet.
Italy ISD has provided copies of the 2012 – 2013 School Report Cards (SRC) for Stafford Elementary School and Italy Junior High and High School. The SRC is a subset of the 2012 – 2013 Texas Academic Performance Report (TAPR) which contains more details and sources of data for the information in the SRC.
Congratulations to the following students for making the Italy High School honor roll list for the third 6 weeks of the 2013-2014 school year.
Orders are still being accepted for authentic Realtree® caps with “Italy Gladiators” embroidered on them. Orders will be accepted through January 17th. Show your Gladiator spirit in style!
During the week of January 13th, students at Italy Junior High School and Italy High School will take final exams for their classes. The schedule is as follows:
The Realtree® caps that were pre-ordered are ready and available at the Italy High School reception office. The office will be open during school hours through Thursday and until noon on Friday. If you need to make special arrangements please contact Kelli Ballard at firstname.lastname@example.org – 972/483-7411.
The Italy High School and Junior High School cheerleaders are sponsoring a Christmas movie night at the old gym this Saturday, December 21st. Movies, chili dogs, popcorn, hot chocolate and a bounce house will all be a part of the fun that will begin at 5:30pm.
On Thursday December 12, junior and senior physics and anatomy students at IHS presented their science projects – first to the judges, and then to the public. Each project remained anonymous as the judges (Erica Miller, Marilyn Seidlitz, and Maggie Westrick) carefully studied each one. The students had imaginatively displayed their experiments, with colorful posters, props/materials, and research explaining their hypotheses and conclusions.
Several students from area high schools are scheduled to take their SAT tomorrow, Saturday, December 7th. Due to the current weather situation and hazardous driving conditions several testing locations will be closed.
Attention Italy High School Dual Credit Students: The Spring tuition payment deadline is January 11, 2014 by noon. If you received a Brilliance Scholarship for the Fall semester you will continue to receive the scholarship in the Spring.
Faculty, students and parents that are included in my Remind 101 will be among the first notified of any school changes due to weather.
Italy High School and Junior High School students participated in the 9th annual Reading Marathon this past week. There were 80 reading time slots available to sign up for and read for pleasure.
Dual credit students received a registration form today for spring classes. This form must be returned to Mrs. Miller by Thursday, December 5th.
Congratulations to the following students for making the Italy High School honor roll list for the second 6 weeks of the 2013-2014 school year. Keep up the good work!
The Italy Independent School District honored United States Veterans Monday morning with a community wide program. Students from elementary school through high school were involved in honoring the men and women who have served their country.
This Thursday night, November 7, the IHS senior class will be going door to door in search of food items.
Italy High School students gain some perspective on bullying from guest motivational speaker Steven Adair.
The Italy Gladiator Yearbook is happy to announce that we will be selling past yearbooks at the George Scott Memorial Scholarship dinner this Friday for only $25!
Italy High School Spirit Week’s planning in is full swing. Italy High School events coordinator, Vivian Moreland has released a complete schedule of events.
Editors Note: Due to necessary last minute adjustments, days and times of some events have changed (and could change again). Please keep checking this article for last minute updates.
Last update made 10/21/2013 11:35am.
Italy High School/Junior High School students from 7th to 12th will hear a presentation by speaker Steven Adair on Friday, October 25. This presentation will culminate the week long drug awareness campaign celebrated by the students. Adair’s presentation titled, “Hello, My Name Is,” is designed to challenge the students to evaluate themselves and the way they treat others around them — to live a life without labels.
Italy High School National Honor Society students are now offering peer tutoring in the library before school on Wednesdays at 7:30 a.m. and after school Mondays through Thursdays from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. The library is a great place for students who need a quiet homework place or for those who need help in their coursework.
The Gold Performance Award system is designed to reward Italy High School seniors that have met academic, attendance and behavioral expectations.
Congratulations to the following students for making the Italy High School honor roll list for the first 6 weeks of the 2013-2014 school year. Keep up the good work!
On Saturday, October 5th and 6th, FCCLA members of Italy High School attended the Peer Education Conference in Dallas, Texas at the Sheraton Hotel. They were exposed to a presenter who made a huge impression on them. Tina Meier, the mother of Meagan Meier, gave a moving speech about the suicide of her daughter, brought about by the damaging effects of cyber-bullying.
Italy High School Homecoming 2013 is fast approaching (Friday, October 25 vs Cayuga). With that in mind, homecoming parade organizers are working tirelessly with area merchants, clubs and others to make this year’s parade a huge success. This year the theme will be “Dare to be a Hero.” If your group would like to be included in this years IHS Homecoming parade please contact Vivian Moreland.
Sixteen Italy Junior High students were inducted into the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS)Tuesday night during a student led ceremony at the high school.
The following students placed accordingly at the Heart of Texas Creative Arts Show, Waco, with their Art Projects. The projects will be on display until this Saturday October 12, 2013 at the Creative Arts Building. Congratulations to all!
On Wednesday, October 16 all Italy High School 9th – 11th grade students will take the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT). The PSAT is a standardized test that provides firsthand practice for the SAT.
Italy ISD nurse, DeeDee Hamilton, has coordinated a flu shot clinic to be held at both Italy ISD campuses on Monday, October 14th. The community is welcome, however; you must contact Mrs. Hamilton via phone or email by Thursday, October 10th to make sure that enough vaccine is made available. Please call 972/483-6342 or email email@example.com.
Italy High School students turn signing yearbooks into an event which proved to be a great filler during the bye week.
We would like to remodel the front entryway to the High School as a memorial to the Italy Alumni. The pictures will be put up in the entryway at the front of the school. Please donate your pictures to the school so we can fill up the entryway with Italy Pride!
Jon Cady is a new math teacher at Italy High School. He is also the new head baseball coach and an assistant football and basketball coach. Prior to coming to Italy, he was a teacher/coach at Mason, Buffalo and Mansfield. He graduated from Stephen F. Austin University with a degree in Kinesiology.
Everyone is cordially invited to the 2013 Yearbook Signing Party Friday, September 27, at 2:30 p.m. in the Old Gym!
Bobby Campbell is enjoying his first year on staff at Italy High School. In addition to teaching technology, health and leadership, he is also an assistant football coach, head power lifting coach and head track coach. Prior to coming to Italy, he was a teacher/coach for five years in Itasca, two years in Fairfield, eight years in McGregor and eight years in Temple.
When Morgan Mathews was hired as a teacher and the new Head Volleyball Coach at Italy High School, she brought expertise, energy and excitement with her. She wants her students and athletes to live up to their potential while having fun and working hard. She wants them to do their best and live for the moment because that moment only comes around once.
Italy ISD offers services to gifted and talented students in a variety of formats. If your student is not currently identified as gifted and talented, and you believe that your child shows these tendencies, then you may nominate him/her for the screening process which is divided into three elements: standardized test of mental ability, teacher judgment based on observation and characteristics, and standardized achievement test scores (if available).
Italy High School principal, Lee Joffre, encourages parents to join his email group and text alert service. These are effective methods to communicate information that helps parents guide their children toward success.
Johnny Jones is very happy to be back at Italy High School. He taught history and AP government from the fall of 1997 to the summer of 2005 at IHS. He was also the softball coach. Under his leadership, the IHS softball team went 4 rounds into the playoffs twice in Class 2A.
David Graves was hired this year as Italy’s Assisstant Band Director when Erica Miller moved to the counselor’s office. In school, he gravitated to the band hall and the trombone. He was not a jock due to his size, so being in the band was a good fit for him and started his life long journey in music. He served in the Air Force for four years and played in the Air Force Band.
The Marshmallow Challenge is an activity meant to increase teamwork and brainstorming skills, said IHS Science teach Ms. Schweitzer. “I heard of the challenge from a TED Talk online. The students were told their goal: create the tallest free-standing tower out of the materials given to them, with a marshmallow placed on top.”
Erica Miller joined the staff at Italy ISD in 2011 and for two years she was the Assistant Band Director. She now has the job title of Jr. High and High School Counselor.
Jennifer Eaglen is the new Consumer and Family Science teacher at Italy High School. The class includes Lifetime Nutrition and Wellness and Child Development. In the child development part of the class, the students use “real babies” that they must be responsible for and take care of from feeding and changing diapers. The “babies” let them know when something is wrong by crying, long and loud.
The Italy High School science lab has seen several changes in the last few years, but none can compare to the new lab tables that they received over the summer.