(EOG) Milestones Assessment Testing Schedule

posted May 1, 2018, 11:05 AM by Tobie Jones

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)

2018 Title II-A Parent Survey

posted Mar 9, 2018, 5:44 AM by Tobie Jones

Listed below are the instructions for accessing and taking the 2018 Title IIA Parent Needs Assessment SurveyPlease note that this survey is different than the Title I survey that was recently sent out to the Elementary & Primary Schools.

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

The login screen for the TINA software will appear.

Your Username is:  CMSPARENT 
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.

2017-2018 Georgia Parent Survey

posted Oct 23, 2017, 4:59 AM by Tobie Jones   [ updated Oct 23, 2017, 5:00 AM ]

Parents & Guardians:

We would like to take this opportunity to encourage you to participate in the annual Georgia Schools' Parent Survey. The data will be used as part of the calculation of the School Climate Star Rating. Survey responses are anonymous and will be submitted directly to the Georgia Department of Education for analysis. Please respond by November 17th, 2017.  You will also find the links on our webpage and Infinite Campus parent portal.

Thanks in advance for your participation.

Changes To Bus Routes

posted Jul 17, 2017, 12:51 PM by Andrew Smalley

Beginning in 2017-2018, our system will be using a bus transportation software program in order to maximize safety and efficiency of our bus routes.  We understand that it will take a few days in order to get an accurate account of every student on his/her correct bus.  We are asking for your patience in advance as we finalize the routes during the first weeks of school.  

In an effort to make our bus routes as efficient as possible, Commerce City will have one morning/afternoon route for CPS/CES students and one morning/afternoon route for CMS/CHS students.  As we consolidate the routes from two to one in order to have room for all the students who ride a bus to and from school in one route, the system will no longer be able to transport car riders from school to school on the buses.  If students are being transported as a "team" to practice for band, sports, cheerleading, etc., those students will continue to be transported to their practice after school.  We apologize in advance for any inconvenience to our car riders; however, please know that this change will help with overcrowding on our buses and student supervision during dismissal.

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posted Apr 14, 2017, 8:14 AM by Tobie Jones   [ updated Apr 14, 2017, 8:14 AM ]

2017-2018 Schedule Change

posted Apr 14, 2017, 7:53 AM by Tobie Jones   [ updated Apr 14, 2017, 7:53 AM ]

Below are schedule changes for the 2017-2018 school year. The two goals of the schedule change include providing extended learning time at CMS/CHS and maximizing the efficiency of our bus routes.

Schedule Change for 2017-2018

CPS/CES 7:45-2:45 (Start/End Times)
Bus Arrives-(7:25) Breakfast (7:00-7:40)

CMS/CHS 7:35-3:05 (Start/End Times)
Bus Arrives- (6:55) Breakfast (6:50-7:30)

Morning Traffic Changes @ Lakeview Drive & Jefferson Road

posted Apr 14, 2017, 7:52 AM by Tobie Jones   [ updated Apr 14, 2017, 7:52 AM ]

Commerce City Schools is excited to welcome a police presence from the Commerce Police Department in the mornings to the intersection of Lakeview Drive and the Commerce/Jefferson Road.  The goal in working with the police department is to alleviate the morning traffic that occurs between 7:30-8:00 am.  Beginning on Monday, April 17, the police department will have an officer stationed at that intersection.  Please take caution to watch for the traffic officer and have patience as we work together to make this intersection safer and more efficient for everyone.  A big thanks to the police department for taking initiative to address this issue.

Duke Tip at the University of Georgia

posted Jan 6, 2017, 7:29 AM by Tobie Jones   [ updated Jan 6, 2017, 7:29 AM ]

TIP’s popular Scholar Weekends program is coming to the University of Georgia!

These intensive, two-day courses are open to eighth through eleventh graders. Students have the chance to explore thrilling new topics most schools aren’t able to teach, and they get to do so with a class full of other academically talented students just like them. It's a great way to explore potential majors and careers

The next program takes place on February 4 and 5, 2017, and courses include:

Aircraft and Spacecraft Design
After the World Ends
Banjos, Bootleggers, and Blood: The Tales of Appalachia
Mini Veterinary Clinic
Music Journalism New!
Politics of the Future New!
The Process of Music: Music in Motion—A Cross-Cultural Examination
Public Speaking
Sports Medicine
Star Wars Mock Trial
Virtual Reality, Social Media, and Identity: The Psychology of Digital Worlds
Students can attend as overnight students for $450, which includes a hotel stay, two lunches, Saturday dinner, and Sunday breakfast, or as a day student for $400, which includes two lunches and Saturday dinner. Financial aid is available; you can apply with this form.

And if you can't make it in February, don't worry! UGA is offering another program on March 18 and 19.

Courses fill quickly, so early registration is highly recommended!

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