The Italy ISD Board of Trustees will have a workshop on Thursday, December 4, 2014. Meeting time is slated for 5:00pm and will be held in the Italy High School Cafeteria.
Elton Eddie Crocker, age 50, of Avalon, died early Monday, December 1, 2014, at his residence. Elton was born in Mansfield, LA to Martin and Verna Mae (Ross) Crocker on August 27, 1964.
The Association of Fine Arts: Benefiting Children, a local not-for-profit association that develops leadership while promoting youth in the arts, is pleased to announce a new high school student choir initiative. Local students interested in new choir opportunities are invited to attend a meeting at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 8, at Ferris Heights United Methodist Church, 108 Center in Waxahachie. Please enter via the side door located on Dunn Street.
Several of our Italy, Texas youth are reveling in victories of recent sports championships. Did you know?
With everyone in suspense on where she might go, Italy’s Kortnei Johnson selected LSU over University of Houston and Kansas State and will continue her track career as a Lady Tiger at the D1 level. Not bad for an athlete from a small school without a track.
The Italy National Honor Society, sponsored by Tina Richards, the Italy Junior High National Honor Society, sponsored by Casey Holden, and the Italy HS/JHS student council, sponsored by Vivian Moreland, held their annual canned food drive competition, and EVERYBODY WON, donating 540 cans of food to the Italy Food Pantry! The Pantry volunteers cannot thank you enough for the wonderful contribution you have made to the Italy Food Pantry.
The Italy Fire Department and Italy Police Department would like to thank everyone that supported their “Fill the Boot” campaign last Friday. Because of the generosity of the local community, over $600 was raised for Shop with a Hero. They appreciate the willingness of the citizens of Italy to open their hearts and pockets for this cause.
Italy High School’s yearbook staff would like to start off and say Happy Thanksgiving to the whole community of Italy and remind you to start shopping! We would like to give appreciation to all companies listed below for their ad in the 2014-15 yearbook! When shopping this holiday season, please mention to these businesses that you heard about them from Italy Yearbook ad pages!
The Italy Gladiator ColorGuard will have a Bake Sale on Saturday, November 22 from 10:00am to 3:00pm at the Texas Best Travel Plaza. Donations of baked goods are appreciated.
The Italy Fire Department and Italy Police Department are asking for the community’s help to raise funds for the annual Shop with a Hero.
Italy High School senior softball pitcher Jaclynn Lewis commits to Texas Lutheran University where she will continue her career as a Lady Bulldog.
Italy High School junior Mason Womack becomes the first male cross-country runner to qualify for regionals in recent times for the Gladiators.
The following is a game by game schedule of the 2014 Italy Varsity girls Basketball Tournament. The tournament will tip-off with the first game on Thursday November 20th at 10:30am and continue thru to the championship game starting at 6:00pm on Saturday. All games will be played in the Italy High School Dome-nasium.
Senior yearbook ads must have a deposit in to Mrs. Eaglen by January 9th. A 50% deposit is required to hold your page and ALL pages must be completely paid for and the layout must be turned in by April 6th. Remember a full page is $125, half page is $70 and a quarter page is $45.
The Italy ISD Board of Trustees will have their regular monthly meeting on Monday, November 17, 2014. The meeting will be held in the Italy High School Cafeteria at 300 S. College, Italy. Meeting time is slated for 7:00pm.
Don’t be left out in the cold without your Gladiator gear. Let’s get warmed up for our JV/Varsity Baseball Season with spirit beanies, gloves and headbands available for purchase thru Italy Baseball!
Hats off to the following Italy High School students. These 120 students are part of the 2014-2015 Academic Honor Roll List for the 2nd six weeks. (This is an increase from the previous grading period!) Congratulations to these students as well as their parents, teachers and administration. It takes a village!
On Veterans Day, the administrators, staff and students of Italy ISD showed their appreciation to local veterans by hosting a program to honor them.
On Friday, November 14 we will honor Kortnei Johnson as she signs her letter of commitment to run track at the collegiate level. We will have a short signing ceremony at 3:10 pm in the Dome followed by cake to honor Kortnei.
With the weather growing colder, South Ellis County Random Acts of Kindness is in desperate need of winter coat donations for both adults and kids along with winter clothing donations as well!!!
The Italy City Council met in regular session on Monday night. After approving council minutes, bills to be paid and earned compensatory time, they discussed a water meter variance request by Josh Trees for the little domes at 772 S. Hwy 77. At present the three domes are on one water meter. The city was requiring Trees to add two meters at a cost of $1,500 each.
Please join the Lady Gladiator Softball Team and Coaches on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 3:10 pm in the Italy High School Dome to celebrate Jaclynn Lewis signing to play college softball. Jaclynn has committed to play with Texas Lutheran University in Seguin, Texas.
The Italy City Council will have their monthly meeting on Monday, November 10, 2014 at the City of Italy Council Chambers (105 West Main Street, Italy). Meeting time is slated for 6pm.
You are invited to a Christmas Concert hosted by the First United Methodist Church of Hillsboro, Texas. We are welcoming the Healing Heart Chorus on December 5th at 7:30. We are very excited for this special event and would like to share this evening with our neighbor communities. Please help us spread the word. For more Information please contact the church office at 254-582-2342.
Growing up in the Maida household consisted of strict discipline, forced sharing with two sisters, garden veggies, fried bologna and war stories to name a few. My mother met my father in San Diego during WWII. She was from Italy, Texas stationed at Camp Pendleton in the Navy – he was a Marine from Syracuse, New York that had been wounded on Hill 660 and was also at Pendleton. Daddy was born in the country of Italy and had come to America when he was a year old.
The Italy Gladiators overcome an early touchdown by the Wortham Bulldogs to emerge victorious in the final moments of their district duel this past Friday night, keeping their playoff hopes alive!
The students and faculty at Italy High School will have their Veteran’s Day Program in the George E. Scott Coliseum on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. All veterans and community members are welcomed to attend.
The Italy FFA’s annual Fruit Sales campaign is underway. Delivery will be just in time for Christmas!. Delicious fruit baskets, nuts and cheeses are available and all proceeds benefit the Italy High School’s Agriculture Program.
Gladiator head basketball coach Brandon Ganske wishes to inform basketball players and parents that the program will be having a JH and HS boys basketball meeting on November 11, 2014, starting at 6:00 p.m. inside the Italy High School cafeteria.
Parents and community members— we know you’ll want to come out and support many of our seniors as we recognize their efforts throughout high school. Senior football players, cheerleaders, cross country participants, and band members will be recognized during this Friday night’s football game against Dallas Gateway. Recognition will take place on the football field at 7 p.m. before the game. We hope to see you there.
The Lady Gladiator Volleyball team will play their first playoff game against Dodd City on Tuesday, November 4th at North Forney High School. Game time is 6pm. The girls have worked hard and have earned the support of a big crowd. Italy High School will have a fan bus departing the IHS campus at sharp.
Note: Inclement weather is causing the fan bus to depart early. Please be on the bus by 4:20pm.
The Italy Lions Club would like to thank the following for their support and sponsorship of the Music on Main Street event held this past weekend.
Gladiator gold to meet with olympic gold with Italy High School track star Kortnei Johnson expecting a recruiting visit on Wednesday from the University of Houston’s head track coach Leroy Burrell and 9 time olympic champion and Cougar assistant coach Carl Lewis who his in his 26th year as a coach at UH.
Billie “Bill” D. Whiteaker 85, formerly of Fort Worth, passed away in Lewisville on Friday October 31, 2014.
October’s new books…If you see anything you want, call 972/483-6481 or email the library…enjoy!
The Italy ISD Board of Trustees will have a special called meeting on Tuesday, November 4, 2014. Meeting time is slated for 6:00pm and will be held in the Italy High School Cafeteria at 300 S. College Street, Italy.
Murrie Wainscott and his wife Brenda invite the community to join them for a Waxahachie Old Fashioned Singing project featuring a brush-arbor musical production called, “Heaven’s Front Porch.”
This next Wednesday, November 5, 2014, at 5:30 p.m., the qualifying students for this year’s NJHS will be inducted into the National Junior Honor Society. These students have shown scholarship, leadership, character, and service, and through an application process, have been selected by a faculty panel for membership.
The Lady Gladiators will battle Avalon for 2nd place this Friday, October 31, 2014 in Blooming Grove at 4pm. Show your support by purchasing a playoff shirt! Order form is attached.
A true crime re-creation of the murder of Shelley Nance will air this Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 9 pm on the cable Channel A&E. Shelley was a 2007 graduate of Italy High School who was attending the Art Institute of Dallas up until 2009.
Italy AD, Charles Tindol has released the varsity and JV basketball schedules for the 2014-2015 season. They are attached. Good luck to the Gladiators and Lady Gladiators as they gear up for a memorable season on the hardwood!
Note: Updated JV/Varsity Boys schedule submitted by Coach Ganske added 10/28/2014;
Updated JV/Varsity Girls schedule submitted by Coach Fullmer added 10/24/2014
Several Italy ISD students will have a big send off bright and early Tuesday morning (October 28, 2014). These students will be competing in the Special Olympics Bowling event at USA Bowl in Dallas. The send off will be at 8:00am at the Italy High School campus. Come join in with the student body as they send these Gladiators off to represent Italy.
Due to a recent rise in telemarketing scams and fraud we wanted to let you know that we are aware. Numerous citizens have called in recently with similar stories and scenarios. The majority of the scams begin with one of the following comments or statements.
The Italy pink-out shirts are again available by pre-order. Round-two of orders will be accepted until Monday, November 3rd. If you, or anyone you know, are still wanting to get one of the Italy Pink-Out shirts please fill out the order form below.
The Italy Community Activities Committee will have a meeting on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at the Italy Council Chambers at 105 West Main Street, Italy. Meeting time is slated for 5:30pm.
Hamburger, Cheeseburger and Fried Chicken baskets will be cooked up and made to order several Friday evenings this fall. Support the Mt. Gilead Baptist Church Music Ministry and enjoy some great food!
Lions Club of Italy is sponsoring its 1st Annual Music on Main featuring Bobby Dean and Timeless Country Band on Saturday, November 1, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m.
Monday, October 27st thru Friday, October 31st Stafford Elementary will be celebrating Red Ribbon Week with theme dress days and activities that will reinforce good choices regarding drugs.
The historic Chautauqua Auditorium will once again host a live performance by the Waxahachie Community Theatre. Italy’s own Gary Clark and Syndey Lowenthal will be part of the cast and crew of their performance of The Music Man this weekend.
The First Baptist Church of Italy located at 200 Clark Street is planning their annual Fall Festival. The festival will be held on Wednesday, October 29th from 6pm to 8pm. Everyone is welcome to come out and enjoy a great time filled with games, food, candy and more!