Commerce ISD

Commerce ISD was reclassified as a 2A school Thursday morning by the UIL in Texas.

New program brings vast opportunities to region

Jan 23, 2012
Photo by Paul Bryan

COMMERCE - The future for Hispanic families in Northeast Texas is bright thanks to the induction of a Mexican Consulate-sanctioned Community Plaza in Commerce.

Mexican Consulate among guests at Plaza celebration

Jan 20, 2012

COMMERCE - A grand opening is planned Monday for the Commerce Community Plaza, a more than two year effort which started as a mission to provide English as Second Language classes to Hispanic families. 

COMMERCE - A grand opening is planned later this month for the Commerce Community Plaza, an educational service for Hispanic families. 

Community invited to CISD's Winter Arts Festival

Nov 29, 2011
CISD students applaud during 2010 Winter Arts Festival

COMMERCE - Commerce ISD will showcase students in a celebration of the visual and performing arts December 8 at Commerce High School.

Superintendent Blake Cooper said the Winter Arts Festival has become an annual holiday tradition where the choirs, bands, theatre students and artists present their best works to parents and the community.

“Last year’s Festival was well received by the community and we hope it only grows through the years,” he said.

PARIS - North Lamar ISD in Paris has been recognized for college readiness success.

School board to consider TEA waiver, policy updates

Nov 17, 2011

COMMERCE - The Commerce ISD Thursday will consider submission of a request for maximum class size waiver to the Texas Education Agency.

Commerce ISD setting the pace for savings

Oct 14, 2011

COMMERCE - The Commerce ISD has been recognized for energy savings less than two years after an agreement that sought energy-efficient behavior.

Equity Center officially files suit against State

Oct 12, 2011

AUSTIN - A coalition of more than 150 school districts has sued the state of Texas over a school funding system they say is unfair, inefficient and unconstitutional.

The coalition represents more than one in 10 Texas districts, including several local districts like Bonham, Commerce, Greenville and Paris.

The Lead for Friday, October 7

Oct 7, 2011

Four of the six inductees into the 2011 Commerce ISD Hall of Honor class join the program to talk about their accomplishments and why the school district and community are important to them.

COMMERCE -  Just over 1,200 high school band students will arrive at Memorial Stadium on the A&M-Commerce campus Monday for the NETEX Marching Invitational. Sponsored by the Commerce High School Band and Booster Club, the competition is for 1A, 2A and 3A schools. 

Two days remain to purchase Hall of Honor tickets

Sep 29, 2011

COMMERCE - Hall of Honor ticket sales continue through Friday at the Commerce ISD Administration Office, with events next Friday, October 7 during homecoming. The luncheon and induction will be held at noon and tickets are $15 each.

This year's inductees are Alvis Alderman, Ann Champion, Bill Fuhrmeister, Dr. Mary Hendrix, Loretta Kibler and Janet Peek. The Hall of Honor was instituted last year to honor former students and staff of the District who have made an impact at the school or in their career.

CISD refinances CHS bond, saves over $728K

Sep 28, 2011

COMMERCE - Commerce taxpayers are poised to save over $728,000 over the life of a bond recently refinanced by the school district.

AUSTIN - More Than 100 Texas School Districts have now joined the Equity Center’s lawsuit, which is expected to be filed sometime next month.

Equity lawsuit gains more supporters

Sep 20, 2011

COMMERCE - The Commerce ISD has joined in the fight for funding equity among Texas public schools.

Trustees on Monday agreed to spend no more than $1 per its 2,100-student weighted average daily attendance. The money will go toward litigation to be filed by the Equity Center, which represents over 600 districts.