Commerce Parents - Please assist us in our planning for the 2020-2021 school year by completing the short survey at the following link - https://forms.gle/VzUK1XG8HPUJz7mW9 Thank you for your participation.
LAST CHANCE TODAY 10am-2pm - School Property Check in/Personal Property Pickup. Please return all school property and pick up your personal belongings.
School Property Check in/Personal Property Pickup is happening NOW. Please return all school property and pick up your things. We'll be there until 6 pm today and 10-2 tomorrow.
Reminder - Check in school property and pick up your personal property at all 3 school sites this Tuesday and Wednesday. 10am-6pm on Tuesday and 10am - 2pm on Wednesday.
Oklahoma’s Promise: ALERT for 10th-Grade Parents with Recent Income Loss https://www.okhighered.org/okpromise/ If your student is or was in the 10th grade during the 2019-20 school year and you anticipate that your 2020 income may be under the $55,000 application limit for the Oklahoma’s Promise scholarship due to recent reductions in your income, you may submit an application based on your 2020 estimated income. The application must be submitted prior to the June 30, 2020 deadline at https://secure.okcollegestart.org/applications/Oklahoma_Promise/apply.html?application_id=3544. You will be required to provide a copy of your 2020 federal tax return when completed to verify that your 2020 income was under $55,000. The application will be held as pending until the tax documentation is received. Please send any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
REMINDER - Mandatory School Property Return (Including Chromebooks) and Personal Property Pickup All CPS property including Chromebooks, chargers, library books, textbooks, and activity equipment must be returned. The replacement fees for a Chromebook charger is $25 and Chromebook is $200. These replacement fees can be paid during our drop off days. The district will have a drop off setup to return Chromebooks at CMS and CHS and any other school property. AES will have cafeteria windows open and labeled to turn in school property and receive personal property. We will ask that you return school property and then move to the separate lines to pick up personal property including grade cards and award certificates. All athletic equipment will be returned to the back door of the coaches office. Coaches will be available to check your gear in. Track fundraiser apparel will be available for pickup in the coaches office as well. DATES AND TIME: May 19th from 10am - 6pm & May 20 from 10am - 2pm
I am reminding everyone, even though school is out for the summer, we are still serving meals at the same times and locations.
Parents and Guardians - 2020-2021 Course Requests are now available in PowerSchool for all 5th-11th grade students. Please assist us in getting your students course requests put in as soon as possible. Don't let your student wait and miss out on the electives that fill up first. Thank you for your assistance.
Commerce Schools have set two sets of possible dates for HS Prom, MS Promotion and HS Graduation. It is our sincere hope to have these events on one of the below scheduled dates. The first dates are June 25, 2020 - Prom - Rustic Oaks - 7:00 pm June 26, 2020 - 8th Grade Promotion @ CHS - 6:30pm June 28, 2020 - HS Graduation @ CHS - 4:00pm The second dates are July 16, 2020 - Prom - Rustic Oaks - 7:00 pm July 17, 2020 - 8th Grade Promotion @ CHS - 6:30pm July 19, 2020 - HS Graduation @ CHS - 4:00pm These dates are pending subject to our social distancing directives from the government. If social distancing is not allowing these events by June 11th, 2020 we will move to the July dates.
Commerce Schools is reminding parents and students of our virtual office hours service. We're adjusting teacher open office hours this week. All teachers will be available every morning from 10am-Noon, for video conference and other times by appointment. If you have a question or would like to speak with a teacher please use this available service. Your students have the link to every teacher in a document in their Google Drive. If you would like a copy of the links for yourself please email me at email@example.com and I will send it to you.
Yearbooks are on sale for $35 until May 8. You can order online by going to yearbookforever.com or you can mail a check to the central office, 500 Commerce Street, and writing attention: yearbook on the envelope. Also, senior tribute ads can be purchased for $60 or $90 by contacting Mrs. Rhodes at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parents your students were emailed a list of zoom links for their teachers virtual office hours yesterday. All teachers will be available every morning from 9am-11am, for video conference and other times by appointment. High School teachers will also be available 1pm-3pm. If you have a question or would like to speak with a teacher please use this available service. If you would like a copy of the links for yourself please email me at email@example.com and I will send it to you.
I am reminding you that Commerce Public Schools will begin our distance learning program tomorrow and continue through Friday, May 8th. For students that do not have internet access at home, learning packets may be picked up at the school tomorrow from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Parents and Students - If you're participating in the zoom try out today, 4/4/2020, from 1:00-2:30 please go to the students school email to get the link. Zoom changed some security settings since my message yesterday and they now require passwords for meetings. The link I sent everyone in their email has the password included. Just click the link and you'll be directed to the meeting tryout.
Commerce Public Schools are changing our student meal availability schedule. Beginning the week of April 6th, meals will only be available on Mondays and Wednesdays at the same times and locations. Monday and Tuesday’s breakfast and lunch meals will be available on Mondays. Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday’s breakfast and lunch meals will be available on Wednesdays. Therefore, each student may receive 4 meals on Monday and 6 meals on Wednesday. Thank you and have a safe and healthy weekend!
Commerce Public Schools will begin our distance learning program on Monday, April 6th and continue through Friday, May 8th. For students that do not have internet access at home, learning packets may be picked up at the school on Monday, April 6th from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Parents and Students - There will be one last zoom meeting trial window from 1:00-2:30 pm on Saturday, April 4th. If you have not tried your student Chromebook or home device and want to before Monday, please take advantage of this time. It is short, come and go, if you can see and hear me on Zoom when you arrive you're good to go for Monday. You can click around in zoom to become familiar with it and then leave. If you have issues we can work through them at that time. If you have issues and can't talk to me on zoom you can phone my cell at 918-541-0933. The meeting link is - https://zoom.us/j/7846646553 Thanks, Coach Moss Go Tigers!
Dear Parents, Please ask your child(ren) to be respectful of our Child Nutrition Staff, themselves, and others by practicing social distancing and staying 6 feet apart while picking up their meals at the drop-off points. Thank you!
Coach Moss will be having virtual office hours from 1:30-2:30 today, April 1, 2020, in Zoom. This is for students to try out their chromebook or home device and make sure they're able to access their teachers using zoom next week. Please reboot your chromebook before trying. It is not required, but a chance to make sure it's working well for you. If you tried it yesterday there is no need to go again today. Here is the link - https://zoom.us/j/7846646553
I was asked if young men have to wear a tuxedo to the Jr.-Sr. Prom. Even though it is a formal affair, tuxedos are not required.
Students/Parents - I will have a zoom virtual office open from 2 pm to 3 pm today if you would like to come in and see if your chromebook is ready to go for next week. Go to this link to try- https://zoom.us/j/7846646553
Dear Students and Parents, I know we are in trying times and the uncertainty is making us anxious. The staff is working this week preparing for distance learning. Teachers will be reaching out to make contact with families later in the week. Distance learning will begin next Monday, April 6, 2020 and continue through the end of the school year on May 8, 2020. At this time the Jr.-Sr. Prom has been rescheduled for May 15, 2020. Alternate plans for graduation are under discussion. Please feel free to contact us as needed. Sincerely, Jim Haynes, Superintendent
60% of Commerce students have responded, but we need more. Please complete this survey if you haven't yet. - Completing this survey for each student in your household will greatly assist our planning - https://forms.gle/TXswSqLXSuLLAAtS6 Thank you for your assistance!
Please visit https://docs.google.com/document/d/1mXF1e2LSaN8Mj_t1v0qweJzRueFVXgdqCXaihK9Gckw/edit?usp=sharing for an important message about an extended school closure.
I am letting you know that the Commerce Public School Storm Shelters "WILL NOT" be opened for severe weather due to the Corona Virus Pandemic.
Commerce schools will be providing free meals for children aged 0-18 during the COVID-19 school closings. Please complete the survey at the following link if you're planning on receiving meals - https://forms.gle/wU1fCY3SszB8bE5f9
Online Academic Resources Available - We have created a website that links to websites Commerce Public Schools subscribes to for our students as well as free academic resources. It's available here - https://www.commercetigers.net/o/cps/page/academic-websites--2
All activities for Commerce students the week of March 16-20 have been canceled. Enjoy spring break and stay healthy.
The middle school baseball games scheduled for Tuesday March 17th vs Providence Academy have been canceled.
I am reminding you that there will be no school in Commerce tomorrow, Friday, March 13, 2020 due to a Professional Development Day. Next week school will be out for Spring Break. Please have a safe and healthy Spring Break! Thank you!
Oklahoma State Testing Study Guides Now Available - The state of Oklahoma has released their state testing study guides. We have posted all of the study guides to our website here - http://commerceok.apptegy.us/o/cps/page/oklahoma-state-testing-study-guides Parents, your students will benefit from you going over these guides with them. You can also read and follow instructions to get access to your child's state testing scores online.
CMS Baseball games have been moved to McDonald County for this evening. The games are moved because all of the local fields are too wet to play. We will play vs Wyandotte at 5:00 pm and vs McDonald County at 7:00 pm.
High School baseball parent meeting will be Thursday March 6th @6:00pm in the high school gym. Player and parent need to attend. Thanks Coach Cawyer
Alexander Elementary's Students of the Month for February are Daniel Ramirez and Jaylyn Alejandro. Daniel is in Mrs. Moore's second grade class and his parents are Jose "Reyes" Ramirez and Ciarra Millard. Jaylyn Alejandro is in Mrs. Earll's third grade class. Her parents are Clarissa and Angel Alejandro. Congratulations to both of these outstanding students!
Middle School Baseball Parent Meeting: Friday February 28th, at High School Gym at 7:00 pm. Player and a parent or legal guardian must attend for the player to be eligible to participate in upcoming games. Coach Simmons 918-675-4343
ATTENTION PARENTS! You are invited to attend our English as a second language meeting for ELs. We will be going over the English Language Academic Plan (ELAP) made for each student. Information on our annual test (ACCESS) will be available. This is a great time for questions about our program. Please join us! Where: Elementary Cafeteria When: Thursday, February 27 Time: 5 PM
Commerce Public Schools will be holding a Migrant Parent Advisory Committee meeting on Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 5:00 pm in the elementary school cafeteria. If you are a parent or family member of one of our migrant students, please come join us. If you have any questions, please give us a call at 918-675-4336. Ask for Martha White or Stacy Moss.
Commerce Schools gives a big shout out to Ketchum High Schools’ basketball teams and cheerleaders for honoring our student, Francisco Gonzalez, who recently passed away by wearing t-shirts with Francisco’s name and soccer number at last night’s makeup basketball games. They presented the t-shirts to the Commerce cheerleaders and teams along with a donation for the Gonzalez family after the games. Thank you for your love and support!
Correction! Commerce Public Schools will be holding Parent Teacher Conferences on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 from 3:45 p.m. until 6:45 p.m. and on Thursday, February 20, 2020 from 3:45 p.m. until 6:45 p.m. Students will be dismissed on Friday, February 21.
Commerce Schools would like to thank the community for the outstanding support in our fundraising effort for the Francisco family. Together our students, faculty, staff and community raised over $4000.00. The money will be given to the family to assist with funeral expenses. Thanks, once again, for proving Commerce to be such a great school and community.
There will be no school in Commerce Thursday, or Friday. Thursday due to weather conditions and Friday so that our students and staff can attend Francisco Gonzalez's Memorial Service.
Hello, this is Superintendent Jim Haynes letting you know that Commerce Public Schools will be closed tomorrow, February 5, 2020. I hope everyone has a good day, thank you.
Commerce Public Schools are cancelling classes this coming Friday, February 7, 2020 in order for students and staff to attend the memorial service for Francisco Gonzalez.
Commerce High School will be hosting a basketball game to benefit the family of our student that suddenly passed unexpectedly. The game(s) will be held February 10th at the CHS GYM at 7 pm(tentatively). Admission will be strictly donation and all proceeds will be given to the family to assist in funeral expenses. Students in 6th grade and below are required to be accompanied by an adult to attend this event. Other fundraising opportunities will be available throughout the evening. Please come out and assist us in helping the family through this time.
We are deeply saddened to inform you of the unexpected loss of one of our high school students last evening. Please keep the family, friends, students, and faculty in your thoughts and prayers. Our Homecoming activities and basketball games for this evening have been postponed. Support services including counselors and clergy are available at the school today. Thank you for your support of our school as we work together to cope with the loss.
Let's hear it for January's students of the month at Alexander Elementary. On the left is Shantall Padron from Mrs. Bell's 5th grade class. Shantall's parents are Juan and Sarai Padron. To the right is Zella Leeds. Zella is in Mrs. Earll's third grade class. Zella's parents are Dustin and Dami Leeds.
All basketball games scheduled at CHS for tomorrow, January 11th, have been moved to Saturday, February 1st. Please be careful with the weather moving in.
Resuts from the first day of the Tiger Invitational High School Basketball Tournament Afton Lady Eagles 66 Bluejacket Lady Chieftains 58 2 OT Nowata Ironmen 91 S Coffeyville Lions 46 Lady Tigers 54 Salina Lady Widcats 38 Tigers 47 Salina Wildcats 45 OT Games resume tomorrow, Thursday, at 4:00 p.m. The Tigers play the Bluejacket Chieftains at 5:30 followed by the Lady Tigers and the Nowata Lady Ironmen at 7:00.
Commerce High School will be hosting the initial 2019-2020 Commerce Tiger Invitational High School Basketball Tournament, Tuesday, January 7, 2020 through Saturday, January 11, 2020. Commerce High School will be hosting girls and boys teams from Afton, Bluejacket, Nowata, Salina, and South Coffeyville High Schools. The Lady Tigers will play the Salina Lady Wildcats, Tuesday, January 7 at 7:00 p.m. followed by the Tigers playing the Salina Wildcats at 8:30 p.m. On Thursday, January 9, the Tigers will play the Bluejacket Chieftains at 5:30 p.m. followed by the Lady Tigers playing the Nowata Lady Ironmen at 7:00 p.m. Games will played Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday at 4:00, 5:30, 7:00, and 8:30 p.m. The Finals will be played on Saturday, January 11 beginning at 12:00 p.m. Please see the attached schedule for more information.
Lady Tigers 57 Foyil Lady Panthers 33, Tigers 47 Foyil Panthers 37
Congratulations to Alexander Elementary's December Students of the Month! Pictured on the left is Kylie Cossairt. Kylie is in Mrs. Darr's Pre-K class. Her parents are Gregory and Krysti Cossairt. Pictured on the right is Izzy Roberts. Izzy is in Mrs. Rushing's fifth grade class. Her mom is Sharron Roberts. Keep up the good work!
I am letting you know that there will be no school at Commerce Public Schools today. Thank you and have a great day.
Final Saturday Nowata Ironmen 56 Commerce Tigers 46 in the Consolation Finals of the Nowata Tournament
Final Commerce Tigers 53 Fairland Owls 27
Final Oklahoma Union Lady Cougars 42 Commerce Lady Tigers 30
Final Oologah Mustangs 81 Commerve Tigers 37
Final Commerce Lady Tigers 40 Mannford Lady Pirates 29
Wyandotte Bears 48 Commerce Tigers 38
Wyandotte Lady Bears 53 Commerce Lady Tigers 52
Middle School Basketball 7th Girls Commerce 24 Fairland 18 7th Boys Commerce 10 Fairland 27 8th Girls Commerce 9 Fairland 7 8th Boys Commerce 23 Fairland 14
Alexander Elementary is celebrating November's Students of the Month. On the left is Daisy Osborne from Mrs. Moore's second grade class. Daisy's parents are Kayla and Devan Tiffany. Daisy's grandmother is Candy Hogan. On the right from Mrs. Ogle's Kindergarten class is Aidan Walden. Aiden's parents are Christopher and Jamie Walden. Congratulations to you both!
Commerce Public Schools will hold its annual EL Parents/Stakeholders meeting on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at 4:30 pm in the elementary school cafeteria. All parents and family members of EL students, as well as interested community members are invited to attend. We will discuss our EL program, disseminate EL activity information, and hold a time for questions and answers.
Final Barnsdall Panthers 33 Commerce Tigers 7.
Final, Commerce Tigers 41 Quapaw Wildcats 7.
Rejoice Christian 35 Commerce Tigers 0 final.
Commerce Tigers 21 Fairland Owls 8 Final
Congratulations to October's students of the month. On the left is Kae'ona Daggs. She is in Mrs. Sharp's first grade class. Kae'ona's parents are Karry and Rachel Daggs. On the right is Carter Beckwith. Carter is in Mrs. Moore's second grade class. His parents are Jordan Beckwith and Brandy Grider. Keep up the good work!
Due to field conditions, CMS Football vs Wyandotte has been moved from tonight at 6pm to tomorrow night, October 8, 2019, at 6 pm.
We are excited to announce Club Comet!! Club Comet is an after-school program available to all Alexander Elementary and Commerce Middle School students. CC offers nutritious after-school meals/snacks, homework help, fun academics, and many enriching activities and clubs. We will be beginning on Wednesday, October 9. If you would like your child to attend, applications must be turned in. You may request an application from your child’s teacher or at the office. If you have any questions about the program, contact the director at the number listed below. Hours: 3:20—5:30 pm.
GREAT NEWS - Commerce Public Schools After School program is back! The program will begin on Wednesday August 21. Hours will be from 3:20-5:30
Congratulations! Tiger Cheer Squad - 2A Academic State Champions!
Good Luck! to Tiger Cheer Squad at 2A State Championships tomorrow at noon at ORU in Tulsa.
Final Commere Tigers 35 Afton Eagles 14
Our district selection for the College & Career Readiness Assessment to be administered to all grade 11 students during the OSTP testing window is the ACT. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Barker or a school counselor at 918-675-4343.
Commerce Public Schools will be holding Parent Teacher Conferences on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 & on Thursday, September 26, 2019 from 3:45 p.m. until 6:45 p.m. Students will be dismissed on Friday, September 27. For more information please contact your child(ren)'s school.
Final Tigers 7 Green Forest 0
The Commerce Vs Wyandotte High School football scrimmage has been moved to Grove's football field tonight at 6 pm.
The CHS football scrimmage for tonight has been moved to NEO and will start at 6 pm.
Early Chromebook Checkout will be available August 12th (during open house) from 6pm-7pm and then again on August 13th from 9-12 and 1-3. CMS and CHS both will have early checkout those days in their libraries. FamilyID registration must be completed and your $25 must be paid to the office before you can receive your chromebook.
Commerce Football 2019 Is Upon Us!!!! Here is our upcoming schedule- August 12th @ 3:30-5 6-12th grade combine. August 12th @ 7:15 6-12th grade football parent meeting at the high school gym. August 12th @ 8:00 High school football players meeting in locker room. August 13th @ 3:30 high school practice helmets only. August 14th is the first day of school and we'll start normal 7th hour practices that day. Middle school (6th-8th grade) will start practice when school begins. All parents please attend the parent meeting on the 12th. We scheduled it right after open houses for your convenience.
Early Chromebook Checkout will be August 6th & 7th from 9-12 and 1-3 each day. CMS and CHS both will have early checkout those days. FamilyID registration must be completed and your $25 must be paid to the office before you can receive your chromebook.
***NEARLY 70% OF OUR STUDENTS HAVE BEEN REGISTERED ONLINE ALREADY. YOU'RE DOING GREAT TIGER PARENTS!*** Online School Registration is here. To register your kids for Alexander Elementary School for the 2019-2020 school year, click here - https://www.familyid.com/alexander-elementary-school-registration To register your kids for Commerce Middle School and/or Commerce High School for the 2019-2020 school year, click here - https://www.familyid.com/commerce-high-school-middle-school-registration Once your 6th-12th grade students are registered for school you can register them for the sports they'd like to play in the upcoming school year. If you have issues/questions feel free to call FamilyID support at 888.800.5583 and they'll be glad to help you get your registrations complete.
Commerce 6-12th grade athletic drug testing is tomorrow, August 1st. Girls 10-1130 and Boys 1130-1. Cost is $10. Parents must have familyid.com registration complete.
Question: If I have my own chromebook can I bring it to school and use it instead of renting one of the schools? Answer: Yes, but you have to allow the school to install GoGuardian for content filtering. GoGuardian filters internet at school and at home both.
Online Registration is here!! CMS and CHS - https://www.familyid.com/organizations/commerce-high-school-middle-school-registration AES - https://www.familyid.com/organizations/alexander-elementary-school-registration
Congratulations! Alexander Elementary School for being voted The Best of Miami and Ottawa County "Place to Work".
The OSSAA has approved a new policy instituting a summer dead period from June 29th -July 7th. During this time: - All athletes may not use the school's athletic facilities. - Contact between coaches, assistant coaches and sponsors is prohibited.
OSSAA Mandatory Dead Period is from Saturday, June 29th - Sunday July 7th. Summer workouts will continue on July 8th. Have a Safe and Happy 4th of July!
OSSAA Mandatory Dead Period is from Saturday, June 29th - Sunday July 7th. Summer workouts will continue on July 8th. Have a Safe and Happy 4th of July!
Commerce High School athletes will be honored at an All-Sports Awards Banquet. Guest speaker will be CHS graduate and William Jewell College Head Softball Coach, Dustin Combs. The event will take place at the Miami Tribe Council House, 2319 W Newman Rd (E 65 Rd) on May 7 at 6:30 p.m. Tickets may be purchased at the high school office or the superintendent’s office. They are $7 for students and $10 for adults. No tickets will be sold at the door.