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7th Grade - Georgia Grown Trip

posted May 4, 2018, 9:42 AM by Tobie Jones   [ updated May 18, 2018, 12:02 PM ]

Attention Parents of 7th Grade Students- As you know, our seventh graders are on a field trip today with a Georgia Grown theme.  Due to I-985 being closed north of Jaemor Farms, our seventh graders are headed back to Commerce Middle School earlier than expected.  At this point we do not have all of the details of the incident that has occurred to close the interstate.  All of our seventh grade students on the trip are safe, and they are headed back to CMS.  

CMS - Georgia Milestones Testing Schedule

posted May 1, 2018, 11:03 AM by Tobie Jones   [ updated May 18, 2018, 12:02 PM ]

Commerce Middle School

End of Grade (EOG) Milestones Assessment

Testing Schedule


The Milestones Assessment was developed to measure a student’s knowledge of the state-adopted content standards which are taught throughout schools in the state of Georgia.  The results from this test will provide critical information about students’ achievement and readiness for the next grade level.

Spring 2018 Testing Dates

Testing sessions will begin at 7:45 am

5th grade:

Tues, May 1 (writing)

Thurs, May 3 (ELA)

Tues, May 8 (math)

Thurs, May 10 (science)

Fri, May 11 (soc studies)

6th grade:

Wed, May 2 (writing)

Fri, May 4 (ELA)

Wed, May 9 (math)

8th grade:

Tues, May 1 (writing)

Thurs, May 3 (ELA)

Tues, May 8 (math)

Thurs, May 10 (science)

Fri, May 11 (soc studies)

7th grade:

Tues, May 1 (writing)

Wed, May 2 (ELA)

Wed, May 9 (math)

Soccer Spaghetti Dinner - Winner of Yeti Cooler!

posted Mar 29, 2018, 9:06 AM by Tobie Jones   [ updated May 18, 2018, 12:07 PM ]

Fernando Hilago of Belmont Park in Commerce was the lucky winner of the handsome Yeti Hopper Cooler at the CHS Soccer Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser Wednesday night. The cooler was generously donated by Chris Hill of Commerce Insurance Agency and Scott Tolbert of the Scott Tolbert Law Firm. Funds raised from the dinner will support the CHS Boys and Girls Soccer teams a they embark on their first Varsity season next year. Thanks to all those who purchased tickets for your support for CHS Soccer.

Mrs. Carol Wilkie, Director of Transportation, is pictured drawing the winner of the Yeti Hopper Cooler. 

Phone Service Outage

posted Mar 15, 2018, 11:49 AM by Tobie Jones   [ updated May 18, 2018, 12:05 PM ]

Update: As of this evening, all services have been restored. The issue was identified as a fiber cut in the area. 

We are currently experiencing a system wide outage of our phone circuits.  We have reported the issue to our telecom provider.  If you have an urgent matter, please send an email to the principal of your child's school. We will post an update as soon as service has been restored. 

CPS - Susan Tolbert (
CES - Cara Lindsey (
CMS - Derrick Maxwell (
CHS - Will Smith (

Celebrate the Arts

posted Mar 12, 2018, 10:14 AM by Tobie Jones   [ updated May 18, 2018, 12:05 PM ]

Please join us for the "Celebrate the Arts" County Wide Art Show this week, March 13-15, at the Jefferson Civic Center.  The exhibit will be open from 10am-2pm Tuesday through Thursday.  Reception will take place from 6-7pm on Thursday night.  Stop by and see some excellent artwork. 

Title I & Title II-A Parent Surveys

posted Mar 9, 2018, 5:47 AM by Tobie Jones   [ updated May 18, 2018, 12:06 PM ]

Listed below are the instructions for accessing and taking the 2018 Title IIA Parent Needs Assessment Survey and the Title I Parent Involvement Survey.

You may access the TINA survey by using your web browser.  Open your web browser and type in the URL (web address) as listed 

The login screen for the TINA software will appear.

Your Username is:  xxxPARENT where xxx is the abbreviation for your school

Commerce Elementary School:  CESParent
Commerce Primary School:  CPSParent
Commerce Middle School:  CMSParent
Commerce High School:  CHSParent

(Example. A Parent at Commerce High School would have a username of CHSParent.)

Your Password is: TINA

Please enter the Username and Password and press the [Log On] button.

After you log in correctly, you will see the name of the survey that needs to be taken.  To complete the survey, simply click on the [Take Survey] button by the survey.

Proceed through the survey answering the questions as appropriate.  

When you have finished answering this survey, you should click on the [Save] button at the bottom of the screen.  

After saving, please press the [Exit] button to log out. This will ensure that your survey answers are recorded.

Thank you for your participation.

CHS Soccer Spaghetti Dinner

posted Mar 6, 2018, 5:29 AM by Tobie Jones   [ updated May 18, 2018, 12:10 PM ]

Tickets are now on sale for the March 28th CHS Tiger Soccer Spaghetti Dinner.  Dine in or carry out a great meal for your family and every ticket is a chance to win a YETI Hopper Cooler!

$6 tickets give you Spaghetti and Meat Sauce, Garden Salad, Garlic Bread and Sweet or Unsweet Tea –and a chance to win a YETI Hopper Cooler. Fresh Desserts are also available for purchase. 

Pick-Up at CHS Cafeteria 4:00-6:30 p.m. on 3/28. Tickets available from High School Soccer Players or from Rich Friedman in the Board Office. Help support our soccer players as they get ready for their first Varsity season next year.

Multicultural Night 2018

posted Feb 27, 2018, 1:04 PM by Tobie Jones   [ updated May 18, 2018, 12:11 PM ]

National School Breakfast Week

posted Feb 27, 2018, 8:50 AM by Tobie Jones   [ updated May 18, 2018, 12:04 PM ]

Monday 3/5-Friday 3/9 is National School Breakfast Week. There will be special menus at each school! Come celebrate and start the day off right!

School Safety Information

posted Feb 15, 2018, 2:06 PM by Tobie Jones   [ updated May 18, 2018, 12:13 PM ]

Good evening.  I know that every person is saddened by the recent school violence in Florida.  I want to reassure our community that Commerce City Schools makes safety a top priority.  Our school personnel are all aware of our lockdown levels and protocol for each level.  There are classroom posters outlining the specific steps that will be taken during each lockdown level.  Our school resources officer attends school safety trainings on a regular basis, and he redelivers those trainings to school personnel.  Additionally, staff members are trained in CPR, "Stop the Bleed" initial trauma response, and current active shooter protocols created by a coalition of governmental agencies.  We try to be as proactive as possible.  In an effort to practice our lockdown procedures, we will be conducting drills in all of our schools on Friday, February 16.  School personnel and students will be reminded of the protocol to follow during a Level III lockdown.  All of our protocols are age appropriate so that students are not upset during the drills.  Please talk with your child about the importance of following the directions of their teachers and administrators during these drills.  Thanks in advance for your help in making our schools as safe as possible.

Joy R. Tolbert, Ed.D.


Commerce City Schools

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