The Italy Independent School District earned the state’s highest fiscal accountability rating for the 2011-2012 school year. This announcement came from Barry Bassett, superintendent, at a public hearing held Monday evening.
The Italy ISD Board of Trustees will have a special called meeting on Thursday, November 21, 2013. Meeting time is slated for 6:30pm and is scheduled to be held in the Administrative Conference Room at 300 S. College Street, Italy. The meeting has been called to discuss the superintendent search process with the TASB consultant.
The Italy Independent School District (ISD) Board of Trustees has employed Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) Executive Search Services to assist with the search for a new superintendent to replace Barry Bassett, who is retiring from Italy ISD.
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The Italy Police Department and Italy Fire Department combine forces to start their “Shop with a Hero” program. The program was established to build positive relationships between Police Officers, Firefighters and the children of the community.
Italy’s Lady Gladiators show signs of greatness during first home game inside Italy Coliseum against the Hubbard Lady Jaguars.
Monday morning it was standing room only in Milford ISD’s gymnasium as the school and community came together to honor the veterans for Veterans Day.
The Italy ISD Board of Trustees will have their regular monthly meeting on Monday, November 18, 2013. Meeting time is slated for 7:00pm. The meeting will be held in the Italy High School Cafeteria at 300 S. College Street, Italy.
Italy Independent School District will hold a public hearing at 6:00pm, Monday, November 18, 2013 in the Italy High School Cafeteria, located at 300 S. College Street, Italy, Texas 76651.
The Board of Trustees of Italy Independent School District will have a special called meeting on Monday, November 18, 2013, beginning at 4:15 PM in the Italy High School Conference Room, 300 College Street, Italy, Texas.
The IYAA (Italy Youth Athletic Association) will be conducting basketball registration this Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. inside George Scott Coliseum (old Italy gym).
The Italy Gladiator Regiment Band will be recognized at the school board meeting on Monday, November 18th at 7pm. The band made Italy history this year by being the first ever to advance to the area finals. We want to take this time to show our appreciation to all involved and hope to see everyone there!
We will not let our guys leave for their first playoff game without a little pep in their step, so we are having send off at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, November 22nd!
A liquified petroleum gas pipeline exploded just south of Milford off of FM 308 and Highway 77 this morning around 9:30 a.m. with Milford residents and students being evacuated to nearby Italy.
Celebrating Senior Night, the Italy Gladiators take care business and defeat Kerens 33-7 to post an undefeated 5-0 district record and claim the title outright. Playoffs, here we come!!!
Italy ISD is working with Ellis County Sheriff’s department and the Red Cross to provide shelter for displaced residents of Milford. Victims may go to The Dome for meals, showers, and sleeping quarters.
Milford — Around 9:30 a.m. this morning, Thursday, November 14, dispatcher sent Italy Fire Personnel as well as multiple fire companies in the surrounding area to converge on FM 308 south of Milford with reports of a gas line explosion.
Italy ISD administration has been informed by the Italy Fire Department of a gas line explosion between Mertens and Milford. In a collaborative effort between emergency personnel of Italy, Milford and Forreston and Italy ISD, the Milford citizens and Milford ISD students are being evacuated to the Italy ISD dome and George Scott gymnasium.
In a speech, made by Elmerine Bell at the Italy City Council meeting last evening, Mrs. Bell explains that the turmoil at Italy City Hall is not a game.
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.
I have put in several requests in at City Hall to receive records under the Freedom of Information Act. Here are the following records I have requested.
The Italy Higher Education Corporation met last evening to nominate a new president, vice president and secretary and vote on approving a financing agreement in the amount of $2,750,000 for the Khabele School in Austin, Texas.
All parents of Lady Gladiator softball players are requested to attend a meeting on Thursday, November 14th at 5:30pm. The meeting will be held in Coach Rowe’s classroom (Rm #113).
Stafford Elementary has released their first six-weeks’ honor rolls.
Gladiator Band Booster President, Stephanie Viator has called a Band Booster meeting for Monday, November 11th, at 6:30 in the Italy High School Band Hall at 300 S. College Street, Italy.
The Italy City Council will have their regular monthly meeting on Monday, November 11, 2013. Meeting time is slated for 6:00pm. In conjunction with this meeting, there will also be a public hearing regarding a financing by the Italy Higher Education Facilities Corporation. The meeting and hearing will be held in the Italy City Council Chambers at 105 West Main Street, Italy, Texas.
The Italy Higher Education Facilities Corporation will have a meeting on Monday, November 11 at 5:15pm. The meeting will be held in the Italy Council Chambers at 105 West Main Street, Italy.
There were many happy faces and shiny cowboy boots on October 19, as competitors in the Ellis County Equine Association gathered for their year-end banquet at the Grasshopper Ranch in Palmer to receive a menagerie of custom made awards in honor of their hard work to win championships throughout the 2013 ECEA horse show season.
Most heroes don’t think they are deserving of the title. Most of them say they were just doing their job. Most veterans will tell you they are not heroes, but they are. Their sacrifice and willingness to give their life for their country prove they are heroes in their own right. Anytime someone is responsible for saving another’s life, they are a hero.
The Lady Gladiators looked good over in Blooming Grove with Italy’s JV winning big and the varsity ladies being stopped only by a stubborn rim.
Gladiator Baseball hosting Chili Supper on Friday, November 8 from 5:00 pm -7:00 pm inside the Italy High School Cafeteria. Club funds are low so please help us knock this one out of the park!
Volunteers needed ASAP for Italy’s first Community Activities Committee. Applications can be picked up or printed from the City of Italy’s website and turned in to City Hall. The commitee will be planning and hosting special events throught out the year.
With their backs against the wall, the Italy Gladiators overcome a first-half 17-point deficit to defeat the Gateway Gators 28-24 to stay on pace to win the district championship outright with one game remaining.
The Lady Gladiator Volleyball program honors seniors Monserrat Figueroa, Taylor Turner and Paige Westbrook during Senior Day inside Italy Coliseum.
This Thursday night, November 7, the IHS senior class will be going door to door in search of food items.
Zella Margaret Miller Poe, age 85, of Italy passed away Sunday, November 3, 2013 at her home. She was born October 28, 1928 in San Antonio to Edwin H. and Cora E. (English) White. She was a member of the Park Presbyterian Church in Italy. Zella retired from the Army and Air Force Exchange Service after more than 20 years of employment.
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.
The Italy FFA has kicked off their annual Fruit Sales campaign just in time for Christmas delivery. Delicious fruit baskets, nuts, meats and more are available and all proceeds benefit the Italy High School’s Agriculture Program.
The Italy School Board of Trustees held a special meeting Monday evening to pursue the superintendent search as well as an interim candidate search.
As part of their Halloween celebration, the Stafford Elementary students participated in Trunk-or-Treat which was held on the school’s parking lot behind the gymnasium.
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.
Lady Gladiator Basketball Head Coach, Melissa Fullmer is requesting that all parents/guardians of high school and junior high level basketball players attend a parent meeting on Monday, November 4, 2013. Meeting time is slated for 6:00pm and will be held in the IHS dome.
The Italy ISD Board of Trustees will have a called meeting on Monday, November 4th, 2013. Meeting time is slated for 6:00pm. The meeting will be held in the Italy ISD Administration Offices at 300 S. College Street, Italy.
Cleo Vernon Clingan, age 60, of Italy, Texas went home to be with his Lord on Tuesday October 29, 2013. He was born on July 26, 1953 in Independence, Kansas to Cleo L. Clingan and the late Bobbie Kimbro Clingan.
Due to the recent rains the cemetery work day has been postponed.
The Lady Gladiator coaching staff is now offering Lady Gladiator Basketball tshirts for sale. These shirts will be black crew-neck tees, in your choice of long sleeve ($15) or short sleeve ($12). Both adult and youth sizes are available. Use the convenient order form attached and order yours today!
The George Scott Scholarship fundraiser was held at Italy High School Friday night. Family members of George Scott and several scholarship recipients welcomed members of the community and Italy High School ex-students when they arrived at the cafeteria. Everyone enjoyed a delicious barbecue meal catered by Bubba’s in Ennis.
Pastor Lamar Jones has been the Youth Minister for the last five years at St. Luke African Methodist Episcopal Church in Waco. While under his leadership the youth group grew to about 60 kids, all active in singing in the choir and participating in the Junior Stewards program.
The Uptown Cafe in Italy teemed with laughter and tales of yesterday when the Italy High School Class of 1963 held their 50 year reunion there Saturday.
The mighty Italy Gladiators, guided by first-year head coach Charles Tindol, upset undefeated Cayuga to cap off a glorious homecoming week for Italy High School with seniors Ryisha Copeland and Bailey Walton crowned Queen and King.
Members of the Italy High School Class of 1968 shared memories, hugs and laughter when they met for their 45th class reunion Saturday night at Rockett Ranch in Milford. The twelve classmates talked about sports, teachers and high school activities with each other throughout the night.