The Lady Gladiators have been doing the extra work with impressive tournament performances and by challenging larger schools in preparation for their district opener against Frost today.
The Italy ISD Board of Trustees will have their regular monthly meeting on Monday, March 23, 2015. The meeting will be called to order at 7:00pm in the Italy High School cafeteria at 300 S. College Street, Italy.
Stagecoach Cowboy Church of Waxahachie will be having a Church in the Dirt Revival March 20th thru 22nd. Faith, food and entertainment is on tap for the three day event. See attached flyer for details.
The Silver Spurs 4-H Club of Ellis County horse judging team added another placing at a major show to their list of 2015 successes while winning the 4th place overall junior team at the Houston Stock Show Horse Judging competition on March 9. Thirty seven teams and 107 individuals challenged their skills at judging horses in the events of halter, stock horse, western riding, hunt seat equitation, and hunter under saddle at the event held at the Great Southwest Equestrian Center in Katy.
Italy Baseball is off to a good start in district after a shutout win over Faith Family Academy, 14-0. Junior pitcher Ty Windham recorded 13 strikeouts thru five-innings in what was a dominant performance by the Gladiators.
The Italy Youth Athletic Association (IYAA) 5th-6th Grade Boys basketball team traveled the hardest road by playing 5 games in one day to earn 2nd place in the 2015 Hillsboro Boys Basketball Tournament.
Stafford Elementary has scheduled a STAAR Family Information Night. The information meeting will be Thursday, March 12, 2015 from 5:30pm to 7:00pm in the Stafford Elementary cafeteria.
Mrs. De La Hoya began working full time for Italy ISD this year. She assists in the special education department.
On Friday, March 13 at 8 pm. “Dateline NBC” channel 5 will be airing a 2 hour program on Shelley Nance. Shelley was a 2007 graduate of Italy High School who was a victim of homicide in Sept 2009 while a student of the Art Institute of Dallas.
Parent interest meeting for world travel trip will be in the library on Thursday night at 6:30 p.m. Please enter through the door by the band room.
Italy Gladiator Football’s John Byers and Coby Jeffords were selected to compete in this summer’s North American All Stars 5th Annual 2015 North Texas Bowl All-Star football game DFW East vs. West Classic.
Shattered Dreams is an educational experience that reminds us all of the dangers associated with drinking and driving. The community is invited to attend tomorrow’s (Wednesday, March 11, 2015) assembly at 10:00 a.m. in the old gym at Italy High School.
Blake Godwin, department chair for the Career And Technology Education courses at Italy ISD has been part of Italy for the last three years.
Mrs. Eaglen, a second year employee of Italy ISD, is working hard to make the yearbook a success this year and is gearing up to take 9 students to FCCLA state competition.
Jaclynn Lewis of Italy High School was one of 13 high school seniors from Ellis County recognized at the Rebecca Boyce Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution Patriot’s Tea held on Sunday, February 8, 2015.
Italy’s Lady Gladiators leave no doubt during the 2015 Tournament of Champions in Woodsboro. Italy posted 5 shutouts while scoring 70 total runs over the two-day event.
The 2014-2015 Italy Lady Gladiator basketball team left their mark in a big way on the 12-2A All-District list with senior Kortnei Johnson topping the list as District MVP and head coach Melissa Fullmer being named Coach of the Year!
Jeremiah Glover, Italy HS’s art teacher has worked hard to build on the art program that was in place when he arrived. In addition to teaching his art courses, Mr. Glover has taken and shared many event photos throughout the year.
David Graves has been part of Italy ISD for the past two years. He is part of an award winning band program and stays busy with several other responsibilities as well.
Parents of students who will be juniors and seniors next year (2015-2016) can attend an informational meeting regarding a June 2016 trip to Costa Rica on Thursday, March 12th, at 6:30 p.m. in the high school library. Please enter through the door by the band room (facing College Street).
Does Your Dog or Cat Need Vaccinations? There will be a low cost Vaccination Clinic on Saturday, March 14th, 2015 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm at the Italy Water Department Building.
In January of 2009, Charlotte James’s life was forever changed. That was the month that she was diagnosed with breast cancer. That was the month she decided to fight cancer with every ounce of her being. She was determined to do whatever it took to beat cancer. She wanted to live – she did not want to be another statistic.
Congratulations to the following students for making the Italy High School/Junior High School honor roll list for the 4th six weeks of the 2014-2015 school year.
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The IYAA Basketball season ends with our two Italy 5th and 6th Grade Boys teams squaring off on the rectangle for 5 periods of play and our two Italy 5th and 6th Grade Girls teams matching up against one another.
Jesus Perez challenges band students to go beyond their current abilities to develop into great musicians. Their ratings collectively show the work both Mr. Perez, his assistant director, and his students have done.
The Lions Club is looking for a new date to have their annual BBQ Cook-off. The weather did not cooperate this year with their original date and March 20 & 21 is not panning out to be a good date either. They are rescheduling the event and a new date will be posted as soon as possible.
Members of the Silver Spurs 4-H Club successfully represented Ellis County at the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo in Skillathon, Quiz Bowl and Horse Judging contests on February 19th-February 21 and brought home many awards.
Italy Gladiator fitted baseball caps are available for order by Friday, March 6, with the monies benefitting the JV and Varsity baseball program. Cap costs are $20.00 each. Forms are available and payments can be made at the receptionist’s desk inside Italy High School.
Lee Guidry teaches several subjects at Italy JH and enjoys engaging students in learning.
Here’s some of our newest titles, and boy is it a great day for a book!
Representatives of Law Enforcement Agencies and Courts from more than 300 jurisdictions across Texas, including the Italy Police Department, announced today combined efforts to host the 2015 Great Texas Warrant Roundup beginning Saturday, March 7th.
Jon Cady teaches JH and coaches for both JH and HS sports in Italy ISD.
The Italy Youth Athletic Association (IYAA) welcomed teams from Whitney, Clifton and West into George E. Scott Coliseum on Saturday for three games of exciting youth basketball.
Final IYAA Baseball/Softball Signups will be Saturday, February 28, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. inside the old Italy gym (George E. Scott Coliseum). The usual $65.00 registration fee is required along with completed signup form for each child.
Holly Bradley, an Italy HS graduate, now teaches and coaches at Italy HS.
This year’s Relay For Life event in Ellis County has several fundraisers leading up to the day of the walk on May 30th, 2015. Take time to check out the following events that will benefit such a worthy cause.
Casey Holden, an Italy graduate herself, leads the math department for Italy JHS/HS. Her students brag on her ability to teach math even to those who struggle. She is always helpful to any student who needs math assistance—during and outside of school.
Can one person make a difference? According to the American Cancer Society (ACS) it is estimated that 1,660,290 people in the United States will be diagnosed with some type of cancer this year. That number breaks down to 854,790 men and 805,500 women. This estimate does not include basal and squamous cell skin and non-invasive carcinomas, with the exception of urinary bladder cancer. Based on rates from 2008 to 2010, nearly 41 percent of men and women born today will be diagnosed with cancer at some time during their lifetime.
The following is video coverage at last week’s Italy City Council meeting. The meeting was held on Monday, February 16, 2015.
Central Baptist Church is having a free book fair and is inviting everyone! Come by the church fellowship center Monday, February 23 thru Wednesday, March 4th and take as many books as you want. It’s all free!
The Italy City Council will have a work session on Tuesday, February, 24th, 2015. The work session is slated to begin at 6:00pm in the Council Chambers of the Italy Municipal Building at 105 West Main Street, Italy.
The Italy ISD Board of Trustees will have a called meeting on Wednesday, February 25, 2015. Meeting time is slated for 7:30pm in the Italy High School Cafeteria at 300 S. College Street, Italy.
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San Antonio –The calf scramble was held February 22, 2015 at the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo.
Italy Gladiator Baseball welcomed the Leon Cougars to Loyd Davidson field for a friendly scrimmage.
The 2A Region II Area Playoff Game between the Italy Lady Gladiators and the Santo Lady Cats had 51 foul shots attempted and was tied on the scoreboard a total of 10 times before Santo pulled away in the final moments to advance.
With the playoffs on the line, the Gladiators gave it their all as they had all season but those pesky Wampus Cats get the win over Italy to advance.
Here in Italy, multi-activity participation by students is certainly nothing new.
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.