With high school scholarship opportunities and bass tournament trails spreading like wildfire through Texas, several Italy High School students with a passion for fishing have decided to start a Bass Club at Italy ISD.
The members of Italy ISD’s newly formed Civil Air Patrol hosted a 5k Color Run for the citizens of Italy. The run was about 3 miles long of which participants could run or walk. On the way, members of the Civil Air Patrol would cover participants with a colored powder from head to toe. Teachers, coaches, citizens from Italy, as well other towns, participated in support for the Civil air Patrol.
Italy Jr./Sr. High School’s Civil Air Patrol will be hosting a 5k color run on Saturday, May 21st, 2016. The monies raised for this event will go directly to the program which promotes Aerospace Education (STEM), Leadership, Self-Discipline, and Fitness.
Stop in to the Waxahachie Buffalo Wild Wings, anytime, on November 9, 2016 and a portion of your bill will come back to the Italy High School Class of 2019! Just show your server the coupon below, either printed or on your phone, and help the Freshmen prepare for prom in 2018 and their Senior trip in 2019.
$10 will get you a cool headband and will support the junior class at IHS! Please see a junior class member or sponsor to buy yours today!
Parents of 6th Grade students who are interested in becoming a cadet in the Civil Air Patrol should attend an informational meeting with their 6th graders on Monday, September 21, 2015, at 6:30 p.m. in the junior high/high school library.
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.
On Thursday, March 26, the Italy High School drama class participated in the District 12-2A One-Act Play Contest at the Frost Performing Arts Center, performing “Voices” by Richard Lortz.
The Italy Ex-Student Association awards two $1,000 scholarships to deserving graduating seniors – a male and a female — each spring. Annual dues and donations to the Italy Ex-Student Association enable this to continue.
The Italy High School FCCLA (Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America) is selling Gladiator travel mugs. These make great Christmas gifts.
On Saturday, October 5th and 6th, FCCLA members of Italy High School attended the Peer Education Conference in Dallas, Texas at the Sheraton Hotel. They were exposed to a presenter who made a huge impression on them. Tina Meier, the mother of Meagan Meier, gave a moving speech about the suicide of her daughter, brought about by the damaging effects of cyber-bullying.
Sixteen Italy Junior High students were inducted into the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS)Tuesday night during a student led ceremony at the high school.
The Italy Ex-Student Association awards two $1,000 scholarships to deserving graduating seniors each spring. Annual dues and donations to the Italy Ex-Student Association enable this to continue.
On May 28, Italy High School welcomed the newest members into the Italy Chapter of the National Honor Society. The 10th grade students were recommended by their teachers and are required to have five qualities which are Scholarship, Service, Leadership, Character and Citizenship. They were required to have a 90 or above average in the five core subject areas for their 9th and 10th grades. The students were also required to record all awards, accomplishments and community service they performed in this same time frame. These new members will perform community service and participate in leadership training throughout the upcoming year.
The High School’s annual induction and installation of new officers’ ceremony for the Italy Chapter of the National Honor society will be Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at 7 p.m. in the Italy High School Auditorium.
A mandatory information session will be held Monday, April 22th at 7pm in the IHS Band Hall for those interested in Color Guard for the 2013-14 school year. Parents/legal guardian(s) must attend this meeting. Please see attached flyer for more details.
Note: meeting date changed
The Italy High School NHS and Junior High School NJHS will be hosting a fundraiser for the city of West, Texas. Over the course of 4 weeks they will be collecting monetary donations of any size, including change. The NHS/NJHS members will be bringing donation buckets to the elementary school and local businesses in order to bring our whole community together to help the residents of West.
The Italy High School class of 2014 has started their “Flamingo Flock” fundraiser. Your yard may be next!
New Italy FFA teacher, Blake Godwin, has brought a fresh perspective to the Ag department and it is evident at the old/new Ag Barn on Hwy 667.
On November 10, 2010, the Italy High School FCCLA club hosted a Fall Festival benefiting the North Texas Food Bank, which distributes food throughout our community. The group collected $188.65 in change. Just 14 cents will buy a pound of food for hungry families.
Italy High School Ag students use campus projects to improve construction skills.
Blake Godwin has been hired by Italy High School as the new Ag teacher. This is his first appointment teaching and with all the new information, he has a great new perspective on things. “I would like to see this organization grow and develop into a program the community can be proud of and help out when we need it.”
On May 3, 2012 Zain Byers, Monserrat Figueroa (sophomore), Meagan Hooker (junior), Brianna Riddle (sophomore), and Emily Stiles (sophomore), Taylor Turner (sophomore), and Jesica Wilkins (sophomore) were inducted into the Italy High School’s chapter of the National Honor Society.
The Principles of Human Services classes at Italy High School accepting donations to improve courtyard area that is dedicated to the memory of Shelley Nance.
On April 13th, 2012 the Ellis County Art Association sponsored their yearly Ellis County Youth Art Show in Waxahachie. The following students participated in this show:
Italy High School’s Kyle Jackson, Clayton Campbell and Bailey Eubank enjoyed show and sale success in Houston and San Antonio with their Chianina breed of steers.
The IHS Drama Club didn’t break a leg during their amazing performance of Kamikaze Kate (and the sword of Captain Kuroda), but they are less one spotlight.
The Italy High School junior class will host a car wash on Saturday, March 24th from 10-6 at Chicken Express in Waxahachie to raise money for prom. This is their last big fundraiser of the year so please come out to support our juniors.
On March 10, 2012 students representing the Italy High School and Junior High School Art program entered a project in the Star of Texas Rodeo Austin Eco Art Show in Austin, Texas.
The Italy High School junior class is having a Halloween Party for 6th, 7th and 8th grade Italy ISD students. There will be lots of activities, food, games, and music. Costumes are not required but welcomed as there will be a costume contest in the mix of all of the other activities planned throughout the evening.
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.
The Fields of Faith 2011 event has been postponed due to inclement weather and will be rescheduled.
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.
If you haven’t already, hopefully you will get a chance to see the flags adorning our downtown today. In honor of homecoming and striving for a strengthening of community spirit for our Italy Gladiators (past and present), several business men of the community hung over 30 flags on the sidewalk awning poles of downtown Italy last evening…and it looks awesome!!!
Italy High School was the site of the 61st Annual FCCLA (Family Career & Community Leaders of America) and FFA (Future Farmers of America) banquet this week. Awards were given after a wonderful meal of lasagna, salad, bread and dessert. Steve Gaylord was the special guest speaker for the evening.
The Ellis County Expo came like a whirlwind, as it always does, and is gone in a flash. However, left standing were winners of all categories and levels. From pigs to shop projects, the students in Ellis County 4-H and FFA came from Ennis, Waxahachie, Palmer, Midlothian, Red Oak, Maypearl, Milford, Ferris, and, of course, Italy.
Members of Italy High School’s FCCLA (Family Career Community Leaders of America), under the guidance of Ann Hyles who will be retiring after 39 years of service and support to the students of Italy High School, made a strong showing themselves at the Ellis County Youth Expo.
Results from the Houston Livestock Show™ prove Italy ISD scramble heifer participants are outstanding in their field. Italy’s cowboys and cowgirls rounded up several honors after working many months to earn their places competing among the finest junior livestock competitors in the state.
Members of the Italy FFA, the Ellis County 4-H and the FCCLA entered their lambs, goats, heifers, steers, hogs, desserts, shirts, photos and drawings into the Ellis County Youth Expo Show & Sale with high expectations. By the end of the week long event, expectations were met as Italy’s hard working students left with a trough full off ribbons and even a Grand Champion Buckle to boot!
Italy High School senior, Dan Crownover, was awarded a $10,000 scholarship at the San Antonio Stock Show last Saturday when his heifer, May May, was chosen as Grand Champion over 76 other animals. She beat out 308 heifers and was selected as the Grand Champion at the Ft. Worth Stock Show earlier this year.
The Italy High School junior class will be selling raffle tickets for a chance to win a telescope. The scope is an 1100mm x 135mm Dobsonian with two eyepieces, a 3x barlow, a halo type spotting scope, and a cherrywood base. It is currently on display in the Italy High School library.
Good luck to members of the Italy FFA who gathered outside Hobbs Feed & Supply this morning to stock up on feed and supplies before leaving for the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo.
The newly formed Italy FFA Booster Club met this past monday. In a meeting to organize and coordinate goals and action items, it was voted unanimously to move forward with plans to build a new project center building built on the ag farm property off of FM 667.
Parents of Italy FFA students are having a Booster Club organizational meeting tonight (Monday, January 11, 2010) at the Italy High School Ag Building. The meeting will begin at 7:00pm. All persons interested in supporting the Agriculture Program at Italy High School are urged to attend.
The Italy ISD Yearbook staff invites students and parents to submit photos for the yearbook. If you have got great photos of school and community events or you and your friends just having fun, we’d like to see them.
Mrs. Ann Hyles and her FCCLA Club members have Italy Gladiator lanyards for sale at $4.00 each as a club fundraiser. Click this article for the details!
The 60th Annual FCCLA & FFA Awards Banquet went off without a hitch Friday night, May 22nd, inside the Gladiators Coliseum. Both groups recognized members for their hardwork during the 2008-2009 school year.
As friends and family gathered around the tables at IHS on Thursday night, the local National Honor Society hosted the 20th annual banquet honoring the students in the association followed by the induction ceremony for next year’s officers and new members.
The 60th annual IHS FFA/FCCLA banquet is coming up. We would like to invite all FFA members and their parents to join us in celebrating the 2008-2009 year. The banquet is on Friday, May 22, 2009 at 7:30 in the Dome. We will be announcing the new officer team for the 2009-2010 school year and presenting awards to FFA members for their hard work this year.
Italy High School is thinking about recycling, which is a good thing these days. NHS and Student Council are pulling together their resources to help our town. If you are interested in eliminating a little clutter around your house, maybe you can coordinate with these students.