Commerce ISD

The Morning Bell
8:00 am
Fri May 9, 2014

Special Edition: Roundtable discussion with local superintendents

This week is the last week of the semester for Texas A&M University-Commerce students and it's the last week for The Morning Bell until the fall semester.

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.

Joining us in the KETR studios is Terrell ISD Superintendent Micheal French, Sunnyvale ISD Superintendent Doug Williams, and Commerce ISD Superintendent Blake Cooper.

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Severe Weather
1:22 pm
Thu May 8, 2014

Flash flooding hits region, damage reported

A vehicle was swept from CR 4509 north of Commerce during flash flooding on Thursday.
Josh Cato Commerce Emergency Management

Heavy rainfall on Thursday caused flash flooding across Northeast Texas with some areas seeing over 6" of rainfall.

Emergency responders closed off multiple roads across Hunt County including Charity road and Culver street in Commerce, and also Hwy 69 north of Greenville.

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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Fri May 2, 2014

Wells leaving as Commerce head football coach

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.

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Commerce ISD
10:16 am
Tue April 22, 2014

Nominations open for CISD Hall of Honor

Credit www.commerceisd.org

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.

Nominations will close on April 3o.

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The Morning Bell
7:10 am
Fri February 28, 2014

Law enforcement reacts to ACLU's call to ban tasers

Commerce ISD Chief of Police Joe Venable
commerceisd.org

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.

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The Morning Bell
5:00 am
Fri January 24, 2014

What is an 'early exit incentive' for teachers?

Commerce ISD Board Member, Kathleen Hooten
www.commerceisd.org

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.

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Commerce ISD
4:11 pm
Mon January 6, 2014

Commerce ISD amping up security measures with technology

cthousegap.com

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.

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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Mon November 18, 2013

Cooper: High schoolers will choose 'endorsements'

Blake Cooper
Commerce ISD

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.

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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Mon October 28, 2013

Blake Cooper: CSCOPE not well understood

Blake Cooper
Commerce ISD

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.

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Blacklands Cafe
9:37 am
Fri September 20, 2013

Talking testing and accountability with Commerce ISD's Cooper

Blake Cooper
provided photo

Blake Cooper of the Commerce school district talks with John Mark Dempsey about standardized testing and vocational education.

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Traffic
8:15 am
Fri September 6, 2013

No injuries reported in Friday morning CISD bus accident

www.commerceisd.org

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.

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Commerce Sports
4:35 pm
Fri May 17, 2013

Lady Tigers take on Pilot Point

Commerce High School News-Facebook

After defeating New Boston in the one-game round last Friday night, the Commerce Lady Tigers have moved on to the Regional Semi-finals tonight in Mt. Pleasant.

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Commerce
10:36 am
Thu May 2, 2013

Commerce Lady Tigers going to Area Playoffs

2012-2013 Varsity Lady Tigers
Commerce ISD

For the first time in history, the Commerce Lady Tigers Softball team are going to 2A Area Playoffs.

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Commerce ISD
1:01 pm
Wed October 3, 2012

Tickets on Sale for CISD Hall of Honor Luncheon and Induction

www.commerceisd.org

COMMERCE - Three former administrators will be honored for their service to schools and the community on Oct 19.

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Texas Education
7:12 am
Tue September 18, 2012

Commerce ISD’s Cooper Chosen for Superintendent Academy

Blake Cooper
CISD

COMMERCE - As one of only 22 superintendents from Texas, Louisiana and Oklahoma selected to the 2012-2013 class of the Lamar University Superintendent Academy, Blake Cooper says he’s very honored.

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