Vote YES or No: Stafford Elementary Students Bond Together

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With voting clearly underway for Italy ISD’s 2015 Bond, I was ecstatic when Stafford Elementary’s 4th grade teacher, Mrs. Davee Garcia, contacted me to discuss a writing project that she and her fourth grade students were planning. The fourth graders were beginning their persuasive writing unit and had decided to write about the bond election. Their task was to write a persuasive paper of why someone should vote for or vote against the bond. I was asked to present to the class as the “bond expert.”

The facts about the Italy ISD bond

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As the election season draws near, inaccurate rumors regarding the Italy ISD bond continue to grow. Perhaps the biggest one is the idea that construction at Stafford Elementary will take a back seat to additions and renovations at the high school. This is completely untrue.

School Bond Q&A Session scheduled today

Today, Monday, April 6, 2015, is one of three dates that there will be a Question & Answer Session regarding the $12m Italy ISD bond issue. There will be a campus tour at 6pm followed by the Q&A session held in the Italy High School band hall at 7pm. Bring your friends and neighbors and learn first hand what the school district is proposing and how it might affect you and your community.

Summer Food Service Program thru Italy ISD

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The Italy ISD is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children without charge and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will not be discrimination in the course of the meal service. Meals will be provided at the sites and times as follows:

Italy ISD recognizes U.S. Veterans

Image: Veterans Johnny Jones and Weldon Holley rise during the playing of service songs by the Gladiator Regiment Band.

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.

Veterans Day program planned at Italy High School campus

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The Italy ISD’s high school and elementary campuses will honor the military at a Veterans Day program planned for Monday, November 11, 2013. The ceremony will be held in the old Italy High School Gymnasium and is scheduled for 9:00am. All veterans along with the entire community is welcome to attend.

Flu shots available at Stafford Elementary

Italy ISD School Nurse, DeeDee Hamilton wants to inform the community that she has flu shots available for $20. Please call (972/483-6342) or come by the Stafford Elementary campus (301 Harris Street, Italy) between the hours of 8:00am and 3:00pm to get your flu shot. No appointment is necessary.

Italy ISD Parent Nomination for Gifted/Talented

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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).