The Student Health Advisory Committee will again be holding meetings for the 2017-2018 school year.
Last week, Italy Special Olympics students from both campuses participated in their annual bowling competition in Garland at AMF Lanes.
You are invited to the Italy ISD Thanksgiving lunch.
Stafford Elementary Campus’ Luncheon: Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Italy High School Campus’ Luncheon: Thursday, November 16, 2017
As you drive on Harris Street you will see that the outside portion of the construction at Stafford Elementary is nearing an end.
See the attached letter, from Italy ISD Superintendent, Lee Joffre, regarding procedure changes pertaining to afternoon student pick up.
As many of you are aware, the Texas State Legislature is currently in a Special Session. With less than one week to go The House has passed House Bill 21. This bill has potential to increase state funding by $210 per student. This would provide Italy ISD with approximately $124,000.00 of additional revenue to educate our students.
The Italy Police Department invites you to help stuff the bus. Please help us in assisting local children in need. You may drop off your new school supplies and backpacks in the school bus box at City Hall located at 161 W. Main Street. The donation box will be available August 1st through August 31st.
Italy, Texas (Summer 2017) – Italy Independent School District announced the implementation of energy conservation measures for its campuses including state-of-the-art LED lighting. Government Capital Corporation was chosen as the financing partner for the $305,000 project.
Italy ISD’s students’ parents may choose to order supplies again this summer to avoid the lines and aisles of school supplies in major retail stores. Educational Products Inc. offers these supplies for parents/students at discounted rates. Forms for pre-K through 8th grades go home this week with Italy Students.
See the attached calendar for Italy ISD’s 2017-2018 school year.
Aim for Success, Inc., will present their nationally acclaimed program to the students and parents of Italy ISD. The Aim For Success motivational programs have educated over two million teens, parents and educators across America during the past 18 years on topics such as abstinence education, drug prevention and anti-bullying.
Earlier this week the track was painted and it appears to be complete. However, the track is required to cure prior to being used.
See the attached update from the Italy ISD Superintendent.
A Public Meeting of The Italy ISD Site-Based Decision Making Committee will be held April 26, 2017, beginning at 5:00 PM in the High School Cafeteria, 300 College Street, Italy, Texas.
The Italy ISD Board of Trustees will have a called meeting on Monday, April 10th, 2017 in the Italy High School Cafeteria, 300 S. College Street, Italy. Meeting time is slated for 6pm.
This evening the School Board will have three meetings. Although there are some construction items to address, the purpose of meetings is to meet the required steps to pursuing a status of District of Innovation.
Beth Guilliams, R.N., Italy ISD’s district nurse, wants to invite you to come out to Italy’s Community Health and Wellness Fair. Several vendors will be available to discuss a wide range of health issues faced by many in Italy and our surrounding communities.
Submit your suggestion for a name for the future Italy ISD Cafe-torium.
January has been a busy month for our teachers and staff. This is the time of year the staff is wrapping up the first semester and preparing for the challenges of the second semester.
I was able to fly over the Italy ISD construction sites today with my drone. Check out the videos and pictures.
The fair will be held on Thursday, March 9, 2017, from 5-7 p.m. in the dome.
Vendors are welcome to apply for a space at the fair. Vendor invitation and application forms are attached to this article.
This evening the Gladiator basketball teams will host Cayuga High School at The Dome. I have asked the administration team to help enforce some common expectations during the game.
Nurse Guilliams, the district RN for Italy ISD, would like to extend her thanks to you for the successful blood drive that was done on December 14th, 2016. There were 56 blood donations that day!
The Italy ISD School Board approved a resolution outlining their top legislative priorities entering the 2017 Texas Legislative Session. The passing of this measure is the latest in a collective effort by the superintendents and school boards of Region 10 to communicate the top areas of interest that stand to impact the students they collectively serve.
On December 14th, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Carter Blood Care will have donation buses set up at Stafford Elementary and Italy HS. See the article for information on scheduling your donation.
As we head into colder weather it is important for all of us to know and understand the district’s Inclement Weather Procedures. Please follow the link to our web page for these procedures.
This weekend many of the staff and student groups will be a part of the Italian Christmas Festival that is hosted by the City of Italy. We are looking forward to being a part of the fun.
On Monday, November 14th, 2016, several students and both campuses were recognized for achievements they’ve recently received.
The Italy ISD School Board met this past Monday. During the meeting, they voted to pay for the expansion of the detention pond that will be south of the football field. This was the final step in the process to help the families in the “Old Addition” who have been experiencing flooding during recent rains.
The power is out at the Italy High School campus. Thus, the phones and computers are out. All are safe and students, administrators and teachers are doing well.
Italy ISD is currently seeking a cafeteria manager position. Please apply on Region 10, Teacher Job Network or contact Ofelia Martinez at email@example.com.
This morning at Stafford Elementary the construction company hit an electric line that buried under the old foundation. We will be assessing the situation and notifying parents of any changes to our schedule.
Italy ISD announced its policy today for providing free and reduced-price meals for children served under the attached current income eligibility guidelines. The Italy ISD administration office has a copy of the policy, which may be reviewed by anyone on request.
It is an exciting time to be a part of the Italy community. Our students, parents, teachers and neighbors are making us great!
Attached are the 2016 Accountability Reports for Italy Independent School District. Both of the campuses Met Standard as measured by The Texas Education Agency. Congratulations to Italy High School for earning 4 Distinction Designations as measured by the Texas Education Agency.
This week Stafford Elementary is hosting the annual Book Fair. Due to construction, the book fair is being held in the gymnasium. I hope that each member of the community will be supportive of the book fair. The proceeds benefit the library.
This morning I walked the demolition site at Stafford Elementary. The progress is coming along well.
During their meeting on September 1, 2016 the Italy City Council voted to waive the .06 cent per square foot permit fees for the construction of the Italy ISD facilities. In a called meeting on Tuesday night, the Council voted to rescind that and restructure the construction permit fees. Lee Joffre, Superintendent of Italy ISD addressed the council with the following comments.
I could not be more proud of the student leadership at Italy High School.
This week the construction team is preparing for demolition of old wing at Stafford and the Vo-Ag building.
Although we had some adjustments due to impending construction and the weather, the first week of school went very well.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Italy JH/HS and Stafford Elementary 2016-2017 dates you need to know for August. Mark your calendars!
The State Board of Education (SBOE) is issuing a survey in English and Spanish to seek public input about the state’s current assessment and accountability programs and gather suggestions for future program development. The survey will be open online to all Texans through June 30.
Summer school for grades 5 & 8 will continue as scheduled to ensure academic success. The last day for summer school for grades 5 & 8 will be Thursday, June 16, 2016.
The summer school schedule for students who need to retake the high school End-of-Course exams has not been changed.
When the academic year comes to an end and our school cafeterias close, our kids still need nutritious meals to help nurture mind, body, and spirit. At Italy ISD, we will ensure that our students get free healthy meals during the summer vacation through our Summer Food Service Program. The Texas Department of Agriculture administers this program to connect Texas children in need of good nutrition during the summer months.
Please keep sending Box Tops to the Italy campuses. All submissions are appreciated and are used to fund a few ‘extras’ many faculty would not have otherwise. Thank you, Gladiator Nation!