Parents of High School Freshmen there will be a meeting Monday, September 14, 2015 from 6-6:30 in the high school cafeteria. You will have an opportunity to meet the high school staff members that are the Freshman Sponsors and discuss opportunities to help the class over the next four years. Please make arrangements to attend.
Thursday, September 17th at 7:00 p.m. will be the first Powderpuff game in several years hosted by Italy High School. The contest will pitt the Senior girls against the Junior girls for a fun game of flag football while the boys take over as cheerleaders during the game. Pick your side and order your shirt!
The Varsity and Junior High Gladiator Cheerleaders will be taking orders for Pink Out t-shirts beginning Monday, August 31 through Friday, September 11th. Order forms will be available at Mrs. Ballards’ foyer office on the Italy HS/JHS campus.
Italy High School/Junior High School’s 2015-2016 Bell Schedule is as follows:
An informational meeting about the Italy ISD drug testing policy will be held Thursday, August 20, 2015, at 7:00 p.m. in the Italy High School Library.
The following is the school supply list that all Italy HS & JHS students are asked to bring to school during their respective registration times on Tuesday, August 11 or Thursday, August 13.
Note: Correction made Wednesday, August 5, 2015
The following are some dates to make note of as summer winds down and preparation for the Italy HS/JHS 2015-2016 school year ramps up. It’s a great year to be a Gladiator!
Italy High School students must have a physical on file in order to participate in athletics.
The Italy High School and Junior High School principal’s office will be closed until July 20th. Should you need assistance please call 972-483-1815.
Contact Ms. Miller ASAP 972-483-7411
All incoming 3rd grade thru 9th grade students are invited to attend sports camps this summer at Italy High School. An all-inclusive Registration Form is included within this article and each participant will receive a 2015 Camp Shirt.
You are cordially invited to attend the Induction of new members and Installation of officers of the Italy High School National Honor Society and Italy Junior High School National Junior Honor Society.
Due to weather conditions, the Uruguay meeting set for after school today is cancelled. Mr. Guidry, the planner and trip sponsor will be available to meet with any parents/others who would like information about the trip after school from 3-3:45 p.m. this week. You may email him to let him know you are coming or just call the school 972-483-7411 and leave a message for him.
Final days for Uruguay trip commitment: Deposit due Friday, May 29th, 2015—the last day of school
Italy Junior High’s 8th graders would like to invite you to their 2015 Science Fair in the Dome on Tuesday, May 19th, 2015, at 6:30 p.m.
Italy ISD has had many outstanding achievements in recent years; however one area that has grown and become our shining achievement is the dual credit college program.
Italy JH Awards 5-13-15 at 1:30 p.m. in the dome
Tonight’s meeting (May 11, 2015) is cancelled!
Italy’s Community Center was the location for this year’s prom. The event was made possible by many contributors who the juniors very much appreciate.
You are invited to the IMA’s Baccalaureate Service for the 2015 Graduates of Italy High School on Sunday, May 17, 2 p.m. at Mt. Gilead Missionary Church (106 Harris St., Italy). The graduating seniors will be honored with an inspirational service and reception following the service.
Lindsey Thompson is finishing her third year as a junior high science teacher in Italy ISD.
Italy 9th through 12th graders who are participating in next year’s spring break trip to Uruguay should plan on traveling March 10-17, 2016.
About a year ago, Isaac Garcia, an 8th grade student from Italy ISD, became involved in the Texas Brigades, a state-wide group that promotes wildlife conservation and leadership skills.
The Italy High School Theater Department presents Voices by Richard Lortz. A one-act drama depicting the plight of a stranded couple inside an abandoned New England mansion, in the midst of an epic blizzard, on the heels of devastating personal tragedy, all while experiencing communication issues with each other. Sound familiar? Well, come anyway.
Excitement mounts as one of Italy’s own, David Weaver, returns to his hometown as the new athletic director and head football coach for Italy ISD as he urges the citizens of Italy to Vote YES for the Italy ISD Bond on May 9th! — Carpe Diem!
Italy High School and Junior High School will be featuring 112 pieces of art created by 52 students in the lobby of the Italy Community Center during voting hours on April 27, 2015 – May 9, 2015.
The 5th six-weeks honor rolls have been released. Congratulations are in order! Great job to the students and faculty for another semester of hard work, diligence and dedication.
On Tuesday, April 7th Italy High School Art Students competed in the Ellis County Youth Expo Creative Arts Contest. Forty-one students participated with a total of 78 works of art in the competition.
Italy High School is getting ready to start its sixth annual Read It Forward: Pass It On literacy project which will begin April 20th and will end May 15th.
Print this flyer and bring it to Chili’s in Waxahachie Wednesday night and 10% of your bill will go to Italy High School’s junior Class!
Common Q & A’s about the Uruguay trip
On Thursday, March 26, 2015, seventeen Italy High School seniors attended the Pathways to Success Youth Career Expo at the Waxahachie Civic Center, sponsored by the North Central Texas Workforce Solutions.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
Angela Muirhead, Italy High’s campus secretary, makes sure the campus stays on track daily. She is here to serve administration, teachers, and students, and is glad to help any way she can.
Erica Miller, the counselor at Italy JHS/HS, wears many hats. From counseling to scheduling to coordinating many events, her determination to do her job well shows. She enjoys working with students and putting them on a track for success.
Lee Joffre, Italy’s secondary campus principal, is serving his fourth year as a Gladiator. He enjoys working with his staff and students whether it’s academically or supporting their extra-curricular activities.
Junior class parents interested in assisting with prom arrangements and hearing updates on the big event are invited to attend a parent meeting on Monday, February 9, 2015, at 6 p.m. in the high school library. If you cannot make it but would like to volunteer time or resources, please contact the junior class lead sponsor, Mrs. Windham, by emailing her at firstname.lastname@example.org or calling the high school and leaving a message for her to contact you (972)483-7411.
Youth for Human Rights provides educators with curriculum covering the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Recently two Italy 8th grade students in Mr. Guidry’s class, Wesley Helms and Mikey South, completed the curriculum and received certificates for their accomplishments.
The 8th grade science class had the opportunity to link up with the International Space Station last week. The students were able to send photo requests during certain orbits to the astronauts. The students were studying weather so they were using a real time weather map while pin-pointing coordinates on the globe and requesting a photo from the ISS of the location. The students had a total of 250 photos taken.
Brilliance Dual Credit Scholarships are awarded to Ellis County residents currently in high school who plan to take courses at Navarro College during Fall and Spring semesters.
Italy’s home side is behind the scorer’s table; the visitors may sit opposite the scorer’s table.
The 2015 Italy ISD local scholarship packets have been handed out to seniors. Students need to read through the information packets; pay close attention to the requirements and deadlines of the scholarships.
Congratulations to the 115 students who find their name proudly listed on the Italy High School/Junior High School 3rd six weeks Honor Roll list below. Keep working hard and good luck to all the students during the second semester.
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.