The Gladiator Regiment Marching Band receives a warm farewell from the Italy High School student body and teachers as and members board the bus for the UIL regional competition at LaVega High School.
The Italy School Board of Trustees received good news Monday night when Barry Bassett, superintendent, announced the district had earned a superior achievement rating with the Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas for the 2009-2010 school year.
The First United Methodist Church will have its annual Lord’s Acre Dinner and Live Auction on Saturday, October 22 at the church at 129 Harpold St. A barbecue brisket lunch with home cooked beans, slaw, bread, and a variety of desserts will be served at 11:00 a.m.
City of Italy’s Mayor Frank Jackson once again proclaims October 11, “IYAA Day,” within the City of Italy. Members of the IYAA family (Italy Youth Athletic Association) joined Mayor Jackson to celebrate the proclamation.
The Italy Gladiator Regiment Band will complete in their regional marching competition at LaVega High School on Wednesday, October 19 at 2:45pm. Both the Italy High School and Stafford Elementary campuses will have a send-off assembly Wednesday morning at 8:30am as the renowned band heads off to compete in this event. The bus will also make its way thru downtown Italy so that local merchants can show their support as well.
On October 17th, 2011 at around 8:58pm, the Italy Police Department responded to a call of a person laying near the roadway at 386 S. I-35E (northbound) near Hwy 34.
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Gladiator Boosters met Sunday evening and voted to move forward with the purchase of two new video cameras for the athletic department. The boosters also made plans to have flags and discounted tshirts available at this Thursday’s Jr High and JV football games against Leon.
Members of Italy High School’s FCCLA class receive training in Dallas regarding tough issues that effect the youth of today and are prepared to enlighten fellow students.
Ryheem Walker’s fourth straight 100-yard rushing game propels the Italy Gladiators past the Buffalo Bison while the Gladiator defense scores its second touchdown in back-to-back games to seal the win.
Elmerine Bell was named recipient of the Living Legacy Award Saturday at a breakfast hosted by Barry Bassett, Italy ISD superintendent.
Refinancing of General Obligation Bonds for Ellis County will generate a savings of $272,663.66 over the course of the next four years, without extending the period of debt on the bonds.
Planning and preparation were obvious in the expert response to Monday’s devastating fire at the Magnablend chemical plant in Waxahachie – a response that averted potential human tragedy.
The Italy Gladiator Regiment Band earned an overall first division (I-II-I) at the annual Troy Matching Invitational Tuesday.
Billy Gene Burton, Sr., age 81, of Italy, passed away early Friday morning, October 14, 2011 in Italy. He was born March 14, 1930 in Whitney to Marion Leslie and Roxie (Gregory) Burton. He had been a longtime resident of Irving. Billy was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. He was very proud of his grandchildren and great grandchildren and loved having the family all together. Billy enjoyed hunting, fishing and golfing.
If George Scott could have been at the Italy High School cafeteria Friday night I think he would have been proud. There were many graduates of Italy High School there, young and old eating BBQ to raise money for the George Scott Scholarship. There were even some recipients of the scholarship there helping to serve dinner, giving back what was given to them.
The Italy ISD Board of Trustees will have Board Training session followed by a regular monthly meeting on Monday, October 17, 2011. The Board Training will begin at 6:00pm and will be held in the Italy ISD Administration Office. The regular monthly meeting will follow at 7:00pm and will be held in the Italy High School Band Hall. Both meeting locations are the High School campus at 300 S. College Street, Italy.
The superintendent of Italy ISD, Barry Bassett, welcomes everyone to a community breakfast to be held Saturday, October 15th at 8:30am in the Italy High School cafeteria. Mr. Bassett wants parents and community members to be a part of a collaborative team to help achieve success within the school district and subsequently the community.
The Italy Youth Athletic Association (IYAA) A, B and C-Team Gladiators welcomed the Hubbard Jaguars to Willis Field in Italy for 2011 IYAA Homecoming games.
The Italy Gladiators cap off Homecoming week with a win over the Blooming Grove Lions to begin district play 1-0. Buffalo is next!
More photos from Italy High School’s Homecoming extravaganza. A week long celebration culminates in a Friday night district win against Blooming Grove and a visual treat for returning alumni.
Senior, Megan Richards, was crowned Italy High School Homecoming Queen on Friday night during the half-time festivities. Richards is the daughter of Tina and Allen Richards of Italy.
The Lady Gladiators stood tall and proud last Tuesday as they took on the Lady Zebras from Grandview. With excellent response at the net, IHS protected and gave Grandview something to think about. The Lady Gladiators have strength and know how to use it.
The Fields of Faith 2011 event has been postponed due to inclement weather and will be rescheduled.
Have you ever had the desire to see what it is like inside a Monolithic Dome home? Well, now is your chance. Saturday, October 15 from 10am-4pm, Monolithic Constructors will have an Open House and you are invited.
There will be a Gladiator Athletic Booster Club Meeting this Sunday, October 16th at 6:30pm. The meeting will be held in the Italy High School Library. Please make plans to attend.
Italy’s JV Gladiators score an impressive win against Blooming Grove on Thursday while the Jr. High Gladiators continue to impress coaches and fans.
The Italy Lions Club will be taking water and Gatorade donations for the Italy Fire Department as well as canned food donations for the Italy Ministerial Alliance at every home football game for the remainder of the season.
The Italy City Council refinanced its 2002 bond Monday night at its monthly council meeting reducing the interest rate from 5.39 percent to 2.39 percent.
The whole town was buzzing on Friday as the IHS Homecoming parade made its way up the streets and around the town. With the band, cheerleaders and the football team, the parade concluded with a pep rally on Main Street. All the cheerleading squads and football teams from every age group surrounded the Gladiators with support and spirit.
Highway 77 was temporarily shutdown as Italy’s Homecoming Parade made its way from the IHS campus and then down main street followed by a pep rally in the heart of Gladiator territory.
Additional photos from Italy Homecoming 2011 courtesy of Italy Neotribune.
Join us for a trip of a lifetime as we travel to the beautiful medieval cities of Berlin, Prague, Krakow, and Budapest! The 10-day tour is set for June 17-26, 2013, giving us plenty of time to plan for travel with family and friends.
Tack Day at Italy High School on Thursday sets the stage for a spirited Friday.
NERD POWER! Gladiators celebrated nerd day in style. Well, if mismatched clothes, thick glasses and unattractive footwear fit your ideal of style, then Italy High School was a nerd’s paradise on Wednesday.
With one six-weeks down and five to go there is much to do for Italy High School’s 2012 graduating class. Mrs. Davis, Italy High School Counselor, will be conducting senior interviews this month. Mrs. Davis will discuss with each senior what they need to graduate and discuss their future plans after graduation.
In cooperation with IYAA Cheerleading (Italy Youth Athletic Association), the Italy High School Cheerleaders and their cheer sponsor, Clover Stiles, recently hosted the IYAA Cheer Camp, a private clinic and a fundraiser for the IHS Cheerleaders held inside the Italy Gladiator Coliseum.
The sophomore class of Italy High School invites everyone to come take a swing at their spirit car. The car, donated by Martin Towing of Waxahachie located off of Hwy 77, is painted up and ready to be destroyed. For a dollar the sophomores will hand you a sledge hammer and let you take your best shot!!! Help close out spirit week and join in the fun.
The Italy Park Board spent a good portion of its 1-1/2 hour meeting outlining vendor rules for the Christmas Festival scheduled Saturday, Dec. 3, in downtown Italy.
Italy High School students participate during 80’s Day complete with big hair, spandex and mullets as part of the ongoing Homecoming festivities.
The Italy Jr. High girls played three solid matches against Keene as Italy’s volleyball program prepares to send talented reinforcements to do battle at the next level.
Italy’s National Night Out Event was held on Tuesday, October 4th. And this year Italy went all out. They had free hot dogs for everyone, games, a bounce house and even a band.
As the new Chief of Italy, I was amazed at the support of this community and making the 2011 National Night Out a tremendous success.
There were lots and lots of people, booths, a band, a dunking booth and fun galore at Milford’s National Night Out celebration Tuesday evening.
IHS Homecoming 2011 is Friday, October 7. Both Italy ISD campuses will be releasing early on Friday so everyone can join in on the celebration. A last minute change to the schedule—the Italy Gladiator Regiment Band will perform their halftime show before the game (7:00pm). This change is due to the need of more time during halftime for the homecoming court presentations.
On Monday, October 3rd, 2011 a little after 8:00pm, the Italy Police Department assisted the Texas Department of Public Safety after they were in a vehicle pursuit on I-35E and crashed the vehicle near Chambers Road and I-35E just north of Italy. The occupants ran on foot from the vehicle. The Italy Police Department assisted by setting up a perimeter along the northern border of Italy while the Ellis County SO and DPS searched the ground. None of the occupants of the vehicle were found during the search. Guns and narcotics were found in the vehicle left behind by the suspects.
With the first six weeks of school complete and homecoming week in progress I wanted to pause and write a personal letter of thanks for the support Italy Independent School District receives from parents, grandparents, and community members. Additionally we offer special thanks for the trust we are afforded in providing a safe and effective learning environment in which each student can reach their full potential.
Central Baptist Youth Fundraiser: Please place your order by 4pm Tuesday afternoon, October 18th! Hope to see you there!
The Italy ISD George Scott Scholarship Board looks forward to serving the community this Friday at the annual Scholarship Bar-B-Que Dinner. Dining with family, classmates and old friends and meeting the scholarship recipients is what the evening is all about. We hope you can make it Friday, October 7th from 5:00pm – 7:00pm.
An EPA emergency response team has been on the scene of the Magnablend Central Facility fire in Waxahachie, Texas and is assisting local and state officials. EPA is continuing to conduct ground level air monitoring. Additional initial air monitoring data from over night and early morning using ground level portable sampling devices continued to not show elevated toxic chemicals. EPA will share results with the public as soon as possible.
Homecoming is a time honored tradition. Italy High School has scheduled this week to be Homecoming and festivities will culminate with a football challenge between the Gladiators and the Blooming Grove on Friday night at Willis Field. Game begins at 7:30.