The Commerce Journal

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November 23, 2012

Commerce ISD enrollment up, students excelling

COMMERCE — Commerce ISD enrollment is up for the third month in a row.

“Enrollment is up from last month but still 18 down from last year,” Blake Cooper, superintendent of Commerce ISD said. “But we are increasing every month.”

Commerce ISD began the year 40 students down from last year. Commerce gets $5,000 in federal funding per student enrolled in school.

“I’m glad it continues to climb every month,” he said. “I know we have 100 percent qualified staff to teach our kids.”

Deanna Hays, principal of A.C. Williams Elementary School, told the CISD Board of Directors on the Nov. 15 meeting that her Think Through Math students are excelling.

“Two students that are in the program tested in the top 15 in state,” she said.

Jeanne Lay, principal of Commerce Elementary School, said she is excited about the student participation with the “Bucket Filler” program in her school.

“Our goal is to be a bucket filler,” she said. “To fill them with the best we can. We want to instill a love of education and a love of family and community.”

CES participated in a “Hats off to Cancer” program in October, where students were allowed to wear and donate hats for cancer victims.

“We had 99 hats donated,” she said. “Thank you again for letting me work with such great people. These are dedicated, hard working people here.”

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