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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 High School Class of 2015 has designed a super stylish tshirt fit for any Gladiator fan. The shirt comes in both a long sleeve and short sleeve option and features a custom printed pricket sewn on the front. These shirts will be offered by special order for a limited time.
Italy High School students in grades in 9-12 will be attending the Navarro Career Expo tomorrow. Navarro College plans the Expo to provide career option information to high school students throughout the area. Italy High School has been participating in this event for three years and it has become part of the District & Campus Improvement Plans.
You may notice during lunch time that several senior students are going to local restaurants. These are students who have met a Gold Performance standard. One of the incentives for reaching Gold Performance standard is off-campus lunch.
In order to improve safety procedures at Italy Junior High and High School all students are required to wear a school issued identification card. This procedure was put into place to help teachers identify students who may not be assigned to one of their classes. Our visitors and employees are also required to wear an ID so we can identify all people who are permitted on campus.
Trick or Treat…IJHS 7th and 8th graders and Stafford Elementary 6th graders get on your dancing feet!
Your Italy High School 2014-15 Yearbook will never cost less! If you haven’t ordered yet, save yourself $5 by ordering before October 31st.
Congratulations are in order for the 118 students listed below in Italy High School’s 2014-2015 1st semester Honor Roll. Keep up the good work!
As it stands now, the halftime ceremony planned for tonight’s Homecoming festivities will be held during halftime as is tradition. In the case of sprinkles &/or light rain this plan will remain.
Parade participants will need to start lining up at 1:30 in the Italy High School parking lot. Numbers will be handed out for each participant to display on their float/vehicle so everyone can just follow the number ahead of them. Contact Mrs. Jennifer Eaglen if you have any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org or she will be in her classroom till 5:30 tonight if anyone needs to call 972-483-7411 ext. 1222.
With a busy week of Italy High School homecoming activities planned, be sure to join the students at the annual bonfire behind the field house. The 2014 Homecoming King and Queen nominees have been announced as well.
Season tickets with reserved seating are available for purchase at the superintendent’s office. In order to ensure that season ticket holders’ reserved seats are available we will have ushers at the game. The ushers will check the season ticket holder’s pass and help them find the correct seat.
All IHS graduates of ‘44, ’54, ’64, ’74, ’84, ’94, ’04 and ’14 are invited to attend Italy High School’s 2014 Homecoming festivities. All will be recognized at the start of the Homecoming game against Dawson. Recognition ceremony will be held at 7:00pm on the historic Willis Field. Graduates are asked to meet at the field house at 6:45pm.
Homecoming 2014 is just around the corner, and preparations have already begun. On October 10, 2014, the parade will start at the high school parking lot and will wind around to end behind the First State Bank with our crowd-rousing pep rally during which the Homecoming King will be announced.
Italy High School would like to congratulate Mrs. Lindsey Thompson for being recognized by The Caruth Institute for Engineering at Southern Methodist University for her work during the summer.
In an effort to increase the safety of our students Italy High School is implementing a new drop-off and pick-up procedure. We are asking all students, parents, employees and community members to use the routes outlined in the attached map when going to the high school during these times: 7:30am – 8:00am & 3:15pm – 3:45pm.
The 2014-2015 Italy Yearbook will have ad space available for first-time Pre-K and Kindergarten students as well as for graduating Seniors. Purchase your yearbook early to receive money saving discounts!
Welcome to the 2014-2015 school year! The teachers and staff are excited to get started and look forward to meeting you this evening.
Italy High School will host a second meeting discuss the drug testing policy with parents. The meeting will be held in the high school cafeteria at 6:00 PM on Wednesday, August 27, 2014. Mr. Joffre, the high school principal, will discuss the testing procedures as defined in board policy. A representative from Pinnacle Medical Management will be available to answer questions from parents.
All Italy High School 9th through 12th grade students are invited to the 4th annual IHS Back-to-School-Bash on Monday, August 18th. The event will begin at 7:30pm and end at 10:30pm. The bash will be held at 871 Stafford Road (The Lewis’ House) just south of Italy. Burgers and all the fixings along with swimming, volleyball, ping pong, horseshoes, and dancing will be available to the students at this fun event held in their honor.
Italy High School Freshman Class parents are asked to attend a meeting on Thursday, August 14th at 7:30pm to discuss the Back to School Bash. The meeting will be held in the IHS Cafeteria.
Erica Miller, Italy High School Guidance Counselor, has released the following textbook list for those students enrolled in the Dual Credit classes offered at IHS.
The Italy ISD junior high and varsity cheer squads will be holding a car wash fundraiser Saturday, June 28 at the Chicken Express in Waxahachie. The cheerleaders will be washing cars from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Come out and support the Gladiator cheerleaders this Saturday!
The administration at Italy High School is implementing a new scheduling system for the 2014-2015 school year. The system will allow students to enter their pre-approved course requests directly into the computer. The students’ benefit is receiving their schedule sooner. The school also benefits by having a more efficient method of scheduling.
After graduation practice last Friday, the IHS senior class headed with big appetites to Central Baptist Church for the annual Senior meal.
Any current or former Italy ISD student requesting a transcript will need to fill out a transcript request form. The transcript request form is located at the front office of the High School.
First Baptist Church of Italy honored the 2014 senior graduates of Italy High School with a luau, complete with wonderful food and games.
Italy Junior High students were honored by administration and teachers. The Margaret Oliphant Cup was awarded to Chris Munoz.
Italy’s graduating seniors enjoy the annual Ice Cream Social hosted by the Methodist Church of Italy. Games, snacks, words of wisdom from Rev. Ann Hitt, and of course ice cream,culminated in a fun event for all the seniors!
Italy ISD yearbooks will be on sale at graduation for incredibly discounted prices! Get your senior’s 9th, 10th and 11th grade yearbooks for only $40 all together! Add on their 7th and 8th grade years for just $15 more! Individual yearbooks will also be on sale! Make sure that you do not miss out on this amazing opportunity!
Italy High School Prom Night 2014 proved to be a fun and spirited occasion for all with plenty of dancing, enough to eat and friendship and laughter.
Recently, Corl McCarthy, an IHS senior gave her time and artistic talent to paint Stafford Elementary Library’s new announcement board. Corl remembers being a Stafford Tiger and enjoying her trips to the library. As an upper elementary student, she even assisted Mrs. Burkhalter with shelving and other occasional jobs. When asked to paint a fun border for the announcement board, she agreed to the task.
Be sure to register for your preferred Italy Athletics Summer Sport Camp! Football and Volleyball Camp start June 9th, Boys/Girls Basketball Camp starts June 16th and Baseball and Softball Camp start June 23rd.
The Senior Scholarship Awards Program ceremony was held inside Italy Gladiator Coliseum on May 15. Congratulations to the 2014 graduating class and thank you all for your efforts while representing Italy High School!
Italy High School principal, Lee Joffre, would like to meet with parents of students who plan on participating in extra-curricular activities during the 2014-2015 school year. The activities would include, but not limited to: Athletics, Band, UIL Academics, FFA, 4H, Theatre, FCCLA, etc. The meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 6:30pm in the Italy High School cafeteria.
Cynthia Nance was proud to award the Shelley Nance Memorial Art Scholarship on May 15, 2014 in the amount of $1,000 to Italy High School senior Joseph Sage.
The Gladiator Athletic Booster Club cordially invites all supporters of IHS athletics to come to the annual athletic banquet. Join us as we honor the blood, sweat and tears of our Gladiators and Lady Gladiators during this past year’s athletic contests. The banquet will be held in the Italy High School dome on Thursday, May 22, 2014. The food line will open at 6:00pm.
Italy ISD invites you to the annual spring band concert on Tuesday, May 20th at 6:30 pm at the George Scott Gymnasium. Students from grades 6th-12th grade will be presenting their contest selections as well as some additional music to display their talents.
Italy High School has changed the time of graduation to 7:30 PM on June 6, 2014. The time was originally scheduled for 7:00 PM. The graduation invitations were printed incorrectly and to avoid confusion the Italy ISD administration decided to make the change.
On June 16th-20th, 2014 the Italy High School varsity and junior high cheerleaders will have a cheer camp for girls and boys entering PreK through 6th grade. Camp will be from 6:00pm to 7:30pm each day. A presentation for family and friends will be held Friday, June 20th @ 7pm in the IHS Dome Gymnasium.
A theme at Italy High School this year has been “Attend school and strive for the Honor Roll.”
During the recent Ellis County Art Association’s Art Show several Italy High School art students participated. The competition showcases original art by children that reside in Ellis County and are enrolled in public, private and home school grades k through twelve.