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"Notes to Note" Week 5

Learning and Fun at Commerce Middle School!

Progress Notices

Progress Notices will go home on Friday, September 16th. If your son or daughter has a grade below passing (69), a copy will be sent home with your child and mailed. All grades are visible through Skyward for all students. If you need help to login, please contact Mrs. Rhonda Cook at CMS for assistance.

Early Release Day

September 27th is our first Early Release Day and school will end at 12:15. Please have students at school on time as we have several exciting learning activities planned for them!

CMS Community Forum

All students, parents, families, and the community are invited to join us for a COMMUNITY FORUM on September 27th at 5:30 pm in our gymnasium. NBA All-Star Sidney Moncrief will be the keynote speaker. This will be an event you do not want to miss!

Picture Day

September 28th is Picture Day. Each student will also be issued a CMS Student ID card when pictures return.

Instruction (During Tiger Time)

Second 3 weeks - Science Reinforcers

Instruction & Technology

Math - Think Through Math link:


ELAR - Compass Learning

Science - STEM Scopes (online textbook)

Social Studies - https://connected.mcgraw-hill.com/connected/login.do

Special Programs - Read & Write for Google link TBA

Stay Connect and "Follow us" at the following Twitter links:

CMS - @CommerceMS

Dr. Miller, Principal @Dr_scmiller

Facebook - CMS Tigers

CMS Teachers Making a Difference!

Appreciative Co-Worker

Dr. Miller,

I assigned my first current event (outside reading) this week and was very concerned about student completion. It was important to start out right, in order to establish positive routines for outside reading for our students. I got the coaches involved, and Coach Scott went above and beyond. All of his 8th grade football players turned in the current event assignment, except for one.

I just wanted to brag on him and his commitment to academics.

Warm Regards,

CMS Teacher

Appreciative Parent

Dr. Miller,

I just wanted to share a "Thank You" I had for Mr. Gilbert. My son is a fairly smart young man and a lot of academics have come easily for him. I've had concerns about his ability to WORK for knowledge. He has always made good grades, without a need to study.

Yesterday was not a good day for him. He made a poor - very poor - grade on Mr. Gilbert's test. He couldn't eat at lunch and broke down after school because he was so disappointed in the choice he made to NOT STUDY. I ask him every day after school if he has homework or something to study - and the answer is always "no." And, how do you argue that as a parent when he is on the A Honor Roll most of the time?!

So, he needs to learn to learn! And learn to study. And Mr. Gilbert has lit that fire under him. I am very appreciative. He worked on homework last night for more than an hour (a different class) and he felt so good about himself today. So, to Mr. Gilbert, I say thanks! Thanks for the challenge. Thanks for teaching him the need to study before he hits high school.

My prayer is that you all have a wonderful year.


CMS Parent

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