Commerce ISD http://ketr.org en Special Edition: Roundtable discussion with local superintendents http://ketr.org/post/special-edition-roundtable-discussion-local-superintendents <p></p><p>This week is the last week of the semester for Texas A&amp;M University-Commerce students<em> </em><em>and </em>it's the last week for <em>The Morning Bell</em> until the fall semester.</p><p>To end the spring series, we have gathered together multiple superintendents from across Northeast Texas to get a deeper analysis of topics we have covered during this series.</p><p>Joining us in the KETR studios is Terrell ISD Superintendent Micheal French, Sunnyvale ISD Superintendent Doug Williams, and Commerce ISD Superintendent Blake Cooper.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 09 May 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Daniel Starks 53257 at http://ketr.org Special Edition: Roundtable discussion with local superintendents Flash flooding hits region, damage reported http://ketr.org/post/flash-flooding-hits-region-damage-reported <p>Heavy rainfall on Thursday caused flash flooding across Northeast Texas with some areas seeing over 6" of rainfall.</p><p>Emergency responders closed off multiple roads across Hunt County including Charity road and Culver street in Commerce, and also Hwy 69 north of Greenville.</p> Thu, 08 May 2014 18:22:01 +0000 Daniel Starks 53234 at http://ketr.org Flash flooding hits region, damage reported Wells leaving as Commerce head football coach http://ketr.org/post/wells-leaving-commerce-head-football-coach <p>Commerce High School head football coach and athletic director Scott Wells is leaving for a position as defensive coordinator at Sunnyvale High School, <a href="http://www.commerceisd.org/">Commerce ISD </a>Blake Cooper says.&nbsp; But Blake says that he's already received numerous excellent applications for the position.</p> Fri, 02 May 2014 11:00:00 +0000 John Mark Dempsey 52954 at http://ketr.org Wells leaving as Commerce head football coach Nominations open for CISD Hall of Honor http://ketr.org/post/nominations-open-cisd-hall-honor <p></p><p>Since 2010, Commerce Independent School District has honored former students of Commerce High School or Norris School. Along with former students, they are recognizing former staff members that had a great impact on the students of CHS of Norris School. Nominations for 2014's winners are now open.</p><p>The winners will be announced at an induction ceremony as part of the homecoming events on Sept. 26.</p><p>The voting committee consists of four or five people made up of faculty, staff, and community members, all of which remain anonymous.</p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 15:16:29 +0000 Daniel Starks 52477 at http://ketr.org Nominations open for CISD Hall of Honor Law enforcement reacts to ACLU's call to ban tasers http://ketr.org/post/law-enforcement-reacts-aclus-call-ban-tasers <p>After a recent letter was sent from the ACLU of Texas to the Texas Education Agency asking them to ban the use of tasers in schools, Daniel Starks spoke with Commerce Independent School District Chief of Police, Joe Venable to get his take on the matter, since he is on the front line every day when it comes to disorderly conduct in schools.</p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 13:10:00 +0000 Daniel Starks 50048 at http://ketr.org Law enforcement reacts to ACLU's call to ban tasers What is an 'early exit incentive' for teachers? http://ketr.org/post/what-early-exit-incentive-teachers <p>Commerce Independent School District has proposed an incentive that may have some teachers curious, and we have school board member Kathleen Hooten with us on this edition of <em>The Morning Bell, </em>to tell us about it.</p><p></p> Fri, 24 Jan 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Daniel Starks 48514 at http://ketr.org What is an 'early exit incentive' for teachers? Commerce ISD amping up security measures with technology http://ketr.org/post/commerce-isd-amping-security-measures-technology <p>Commerce Independent School District will soon be making their campuses more secure using technology.</p><p>Throughout the coming weeks, workers will begin installation of a buzzer system at the front entrances of each campus. These systems will be equipped with two-way video/audio connection to the front office, allowing campus staff to see and speak with the person at the door, while still being at the safety of his/her desk.</p> Mon, 06 Jan 2014 22:11:56 +0000 Daniel Starks 47823 at http://ketr.org Commerce ISD amping up security measures with technology Cooper: High schoolers will choose 'endorsements' http://ketr.org/post/cooper-high-schoolers-will-choose-endorsements <p>Commerce ISD superintendent Blake Cooper says, starting in the fall of 2014, incoming high school students will choose one of several "endorsements," which are similar to college majors.&nbsp; The endorsements will give more flexibility to students in the courses they take.</p> Mon, 18 Nov 2013 12:00:00 +0000 John Mark Dempsey 45679 at http://ketr.org Cooper: High schoolers will choose 'endorsements' Blake Cooper: CSCOPE not well understood http://ketr.org/post/blake-cooper-cscope-not-well-understood <p>Commerce ISD superintendent Blake Cooper says the controversial CSCOPE resource system that has been used in the Texas schools is more than a few controversial lesson plans.</p> Mon, 28 Oct 2013 11:00:00 +0000 John Mark Dempsey 44711 at http://ketr.org Blake Cooper: CSCOPE not well understood Talking testing and accountability with Commerce ISD's Cooper http://ketr.org/post/talking-testing-and-accountability-commerce-isds-cooper <p>Blake Cooper of the Commerce school district talks with John Mark Dempsey about standardized testing and vocational education.</p><p> Fri, 20 Sep 2013 14:37:49 +0000 John Mark Dempsey 43152 at http://ketr.org Talking testing and accountability with Commerce ISD's Cooper