CISD opens Tuesday, February 23

Commerce ISD will return to normal school on Tuesday.  With the water pressure returning to normal in the city of Commerce, we now have full use of our restrooms.  

There are some concerns that we want to address.

  1. Washing Hands – All campuses have enough hand sanitizer for every student.  Students do not have to use the water to wash their hands.
  2. Food – Our food service department is able to ensure meals are safe for staff and students.
  3. Drinking Water – Our water fountains have been cut off all year due to COVID.  We are also expecting a large delivery of full water bottles today.  Those will be delivered to the campus.
  4. Unusual Circumstances – We cannot foresee all issues.  If your student is unable to come to school on Tuesday, please contact campus administrators who will work with you as they can.

During this difficult time, we are trying to focus on the health and safety of our students and staff.

Thank you,

Charlie Alderman

Commerce ISD

Practice, tryout dates set for CMS/CHS cheerleaders

cheerleader art

Students interested in trying out for the 21-22 cheerleading teams should click here to sign up and get information and a schedule for practices and tryouts. The award-winning team will continue their quest for excellence during the next season.  

Rocking into retirement

Machelle Burns was presented a rocking chair by Superintendent Charlie Alderman upon her retirement from CES as the school's secretary. Burns joined the district in 2017 after working at Texas A&M University-Commerce for several years. She plans to spend a lot more time with her grandchildren in her retirement. She is shown with CES Principal Wanda Beane, Assistant Principal Patricia Nelle and Superintendent Alderman. We wish you the best, Machelle!


Machelle Burns retirement rocking chair with administrators

Two file for CISD Board of Trustees

Current officeholders Randy Starks and Kelsey Lytle have filed for positions on the CISD Board of Trustees.  One position, currently held by Etta Herring, remains open. The deadline for filing an application for a place on the ballot is Friday, February 12. Applications are available at the CISD Administration Building at 3315 Washington St. The election will be held on Saturday, May 1 at City Hall. 

Starks was elected to the board in 2009. Herring joined in 2012. Lytle was appointed in December to fulfill a vacated position.  

For information on Board qualifications, click here

Tiger Cheer finishes 5th in State UIL competition
The CHS Tiger Cheer Team finished in fifth place at the State UIL Championship held in Fort Worth last week.