Commerce High School head football coach and athletic director Scott Wells is leaving for a position as defensive coordinator at Sunnyvale High School, Commerce ISD Blake Cooper says. But Blake says that he's already received numerous excellent applications for the position.
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.
The winners will be announced at an induction ceremony as part of the homecoming events on Sept. 26.
The voting committee consists of four or five people made up of faculty, staff, and community members, all of which remain anonymous.
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.
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 The Morning Bell, to tell us about it.
Commerce Independent School District will soon be making their campuses more secure using technology.
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.
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. The endorsements will give more flexibility to students in the courses they take.
Motorists in Commerce likely noticed more traffic than usual Friday morning as Commerce and University police personnel were directing traffic around an accident at the intersection of Culver and Monroe St.