The district and campus offices will be closing at 12:30 on Thursday, May 27th and at 1:00 PM on Friday, May 28th and no offices will be open on Monday, May 31st due to Memorial Day. Thank you. Italy ISD www.italyisd.org
See 2021 Summer workout schedule for Italy ISD
American Rescue Plan - Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief III (ESSER III) Italy ISD will be applying for and receiving ESSER III funds. The application deadline is July 27, 2021. The purpose of these funds is to address the impact that COVID-19 has had, and continues to have, on elementary and secondary schools and students. Italy ISD is reaching out to parents, community, teachers, staff, and students to obtain guidance on developing a plan to meet our needs. Please see the survey below and share your thoughts on the use of the ESSER III funds. The survey deadline is June 9, 2021 https://forms.gle/urMN7mHwuG8TEwkj7
Please remember that tomorrow, for 7th - 12th grade, is pep rally schedule and the school tardy bell rings at 8:05 am. Thank you Italy ISD www.italyisd.org
Graduation Update Due to inclement weather, graduation practice and graduation will be held in the Italy High School Dome. Commencement Practice – Required On Thursday, May 27, 2021 at 9:30 am at the Dome, we will have a mandatory practice for seniors participating in the commencement exercise. Seniors must be in attendance and participate in the practice at the stadium in order to participate in the graduation ceremony. Commencement – Friday, May 28, 2021, Italy High School Dome at 7:00pm Commencement will take place on Friday, May 28, 2021 at the Italy High School Dome starting at 7:00 pm. All students must arrive by 6:00 pm to participate in the ceremony and should report to the high school cafeteria for final instructions. Sincerely, Sharon Graves Principal; Italy High School Gladiator Pride!!!!!
Did your child receive free or reduced-price school meals through the National School Lunch Program during the 2020–21 school year? If so, your family may be eligible for P-EBT benefits to purchase food. The P-EBT application opens June 2. For more information: Website: hhs.texas.gov/pebt Phone: 833-442-1255 Spanish https://5il.co/t4u9 English https://5il.co/t4ub
Dear Seniors of 2021 and Parents: Please review the information surrounding graduation and associated events. Please note that graduation is scheduled to be at the Italy HS Stadium. In the event of inclement weather, graduation exercises and any other events scheduled for the stadium will be at the Dome. Commencement Practice – Required On Thursday, May 27, 2021 at 9:30 am at the stadium, we will have a mandatory practice for seniors participating in the commencement exercise. Seniors must be in attendance and participate in the practice at the stadium in order to participate in the graduation ceremony. This is a necessity for planning and making the ceremony a serene and dignified event. Students not in appropriate school dress or exhibiting behavior that is a violation of the code of conduct at the practice will not be allowed to participate; therefore, they will lose the opportunity to participate in the ceremony on Friday. Students need to take care of all outstanding fines and return all school owned material. Any student not in compliance will NOT receive a diploma on the day of graduation. Commencement – Friday, May 28, 2021, Italy High School Stadium at 7:00pm Commencement will take place on Friday, May 28, 2021 at the Italy High School Stadium starting at 7:00 pm. All students must arrive by 6:00 pm to participate in the ceremony and should report to the bus parked at the stadium or the high school cafeteria in the event of inclement weather for final instructions. Senior candidates for graduation are expected to be dressed appropriately for the ceremony. Boys are to wear dark slacks (NO JEANS, please), dark solid color shoes, and a light colored shirt with a tie under their graduation gowns. Girls are to wear a dark dress (if it extends beyond the gown) or a dark skirt or slacks, and neutral solid colored shoes (dress shoes – NO FLIP FLOPS or tennis shoes) with their graduation gowns. We will have staff members present to help with gowns, caps, and any other clothing issues. The “mortar board” style graduation cap is to be worn flat on the top of the head. Writing or messages on any of the clothing is not allowed. Students who are not dressed appropriately or come to the ceremony in violation of Italy ISD code of conduct will not be allowed to participate. Our staff will help monitor before and during the ceremony. Students will not be allowed to possess cameras, cell phones, or any other electronic devices at the stadium or on the floor of the Dome. After the ceremony families should plan to meet graduates on the outside of the Italy High School Stadium or outside the Dome in the event of inclement weather. If the ceremony is in the Dome, during the recessional, students will exit the dome through the front entrance. We understand that there are many people who are extremely excited about their children, relatives, or friends graduating. We desire to accommodate all of you by having a serene and dignified presentation of diplomas. Please note that every senior student deserves the right to have his/her name called without distraction from others. Please no air horns, cow bells, or any other noise devices. We look forward to a great ceremony, and I am looking forward to you joining us on Friday, May 28, 2021 at 7:00 pm at the Italy High School Stadium or the Dome in the event of inclement weather. May 25, 2021 – Senior CPR in cafeteria at 10:00am (mandatory for graduation requirements) May 26, 2021 – Senior Walk at Stafford Elementary (Load bus at 8:00am) May 26, 2021 – Senior/Scholarship Awards at 9:30am in the Dome May 26, 2021 – Senior Luau at First Baptist Church at 6:00pm May 27, 2021 – Early Release for Students May 27, 2021 – Graduation Practice at 9:30am at the stadium May 27, 2021 – Senior Luncheon at Central Baptist Church at 11:00pm May 28, 2021 – Graduation at 7:00pm at the stadium Sincerely, Sharon Graves Principal; Italy High School Gladiator Pride!!!!!
Baccalaureate is tomorrow at 5:00 at Mt. Gilead Baptist Church. Please arrive by 4:30. Seniors will wear caps and gowns. Guys please wear dress pants and a collared shirt and no tennis shoes. Ladies please wear dress pants or dress or skirt with appropriate top and dress shoes. See you there! Sharon Graves, Principal
— Italy HS Senior Award Ceremony — We cordially invite you to the Italy High School Class of 2021 Senior Award Ceremony for the presentation of local scholarships and awards. Date/Time/Location: Wednesday, May 26, 2021 @ 9:30 a.m. Italy High School Dome
The Italy ISD School Board met on May 17, 2021. At the meeting, a decision was made to discontinue the option for virtual instruction beginning with the 2021-2022 school year. Students will report to their schools in-person on the first day of class, August 16, 2021. Details on registration for current and new students will be available towards the end of July. Watch your email for more information.
Good morning and welcome to Tuesday!!! Last night at the board meeting it was decided to make masks optional beginning today. Those who want to wear them may do so but it is not required. Masks will continue to be available for those who want them.
8th and 9th grade Parent Workshop reminder: Tonight at 6:30 in the cafeteria. We will be covering graduation requirements, 4 year plans, financial aid information, how to be successful in high school. Please bring your student and work together on their high school plans. We will record this workshop and a link will be in the kids google classroom. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. Stephanie Davis 972-483-3269 email@example.com
On Tuesday, May 18th, the Junior High Band will be presenting their Spring Concert at 3:15pm in the Cafetorium. It will also be presented via Live Stream on the Italy ISD Facebook page. All are invited to attend. Hope to see you there! Mrs. Kimmons-Choate, Assistant Band Director.
Italy Independent School District Academic Enrichment and Credit Recovery Summer School Programs Through the Italy ISD Summer School Program, students have access to programs that can help them get a head start on the school year, stay engaged over the summer, and recover credits if necessary. The IISD Summer School Program staff will use a curriculum that aligns with district and state learning objectives. Parents who are interested in Summer Academic Opportunities are encouraged to reach out to their campus. All programs are in person only. Summer school programming this year will be on the campus of Stafford Elementary for elementary and secondary students from June 2nd –24th. All campuses are running Monday through Thursday unless otherwise noted. Feel free to complete the online registration form attached to your child’s corresponding grade level or print, complete, and return the registration form included with this announcement. Please speak with your campus administration if you have any questions. High School Summer Learning Summer learning is an opportunity for high school students to recover any incomplete grades or credits. Completing this work will ensure a strong foundation for the 2021-22 school year or grant students the ability to earn all the necessary credits to graduate on time. Registration Form > Jr. High School Summer Learning Students in Grades 7 & 8 who are in danger of not receiving course credit due to failing two or more courses for the 2020-2021 school year may take up to 2 courses this summer. Registration Form > Elementary School Summer Learning Each student will receive additional support in reading and math instruction, as well as Social-Emotional Learning and Social Studies activities four days a week via teacher–directed lessons. Registration Form > English as a Second Language (ESL) Summer School Program K-1 If your child is entering kindergarten or first grade in the fall of 2021, your child may be eligible to attend the ESL K-1 Summer School Program. Please complete the following information so that we can send you information about the summer Program. K-1 ESL Parent Survey Escuela de Verano del Programa Inglés como segundo idioma (ESL, por sus siglas en inglés) K-1 Encuesta Inicial para Padres de Familia Si tiene usted un hijo(a) que va a entrar a kindergarten o primer grado en el otoño de 2021 él/ella puede ser elegible para participar en el programa de ESL del verano. Por favor complete los siguientes datos para enviarle información sobre el programa de ESL del verano. K-1 Encuesta Inicial para Padres de Familia
Parents we will be STAAR Testing at the Secondary campus on May 11th and 12th. The 7th and 8th graders will be taking STAAR writing on Tuesday and Wednesday, May 11th and 12th beginning at 8:00am. We are encouraging all student to go to be early the night before their test. To eat a good breakfast. They may bring a small snack and bottled water to eat during a break while testing. Please remind your students they need to be in school appropriate clothing, no Pajamas. If you have questions or concerns, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or you can call 972-483-3269.
Junior High Students will be STAAR testing on the following dates: 8th graders Thursday May 6th - Science, Friday May 7th - Social Studies, Tuesday, May 11th - Math, Wednesday, May 12th - Reading 7th graders Tuesday, May 11th - Math, Wednesday, May 12th - Reading They need to report to school at 7:50am. They are allowed to bring a small snack and a drink. They need to dress in school appropriate clothing. (no Pajamas) Virtual students must test at the school. They may be picked up once they have completed their test. Please encourage your student to get lots of rest and to do their best.
BI-DISTRICT PLAYOFF INFORMATION Italy Gladiators vs Dawson Bulldogs at Whitney High School 3 Game Series Thursday 5/6/21 - 5:00 pm (Italy Home Team) Saturday 5/8/21 - 5:00 pm (Dawson Home Team) Saturday 5/8/21 - 7:00 pm (Italy Home Team) Tickets: Adults $5 / Students $3 District / Coaching / Senior Citizen Passes Honored https://www.google.com/maps/place/Whitney+High+Schoolfirstname.lastname@example.org,-97.3267651,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x864fb09c209bfdf9:0x1b4a122b693bccbc!8m2!3d31.9673635!4d-97.3245764
TIME IS RUNNING OUT 4 DAYS LEFT TO ORDER THE 2020-2021 YEARBOOK FOR ITALY HIGH SCHOOL AND JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL! LAST CHANCE TO BUY NOW FOR $40 All orders need to be purchased ONLINE in the website attached! Any questions concerning the 2020-2021 yearbook contact Mr. Glover at email@example.com Yearbook Order Link https://www.jostens.com/apps/store/productBrowse/1079390/Italy-High-School/2021-Yearbook/20210111043952003131/CATALOG_SHOP/
High School Baseball ANOTHER Schedule Change Tuesday 4/20 Game 1 IN Frost 4:30 (Gray/Black) Game 2 IN Italy after (White/Gold)
Attention Baseball Game Change Frost at Italy Doubleheader Tuesday 4/20 5:00 / 7:00 No Game Friday