You’ve read about the new Commerce High School for years. You’ve watched it under construction and you’ve heard about what wonderful facilities and technology it has. On Sunday, from 2:00 to 4:00, you’re invited to come see for yourself what your sales tax dollars are buying and what exciting new opportunities this facility will provide to Commerce students for years to come.
For the first time in memory, Commerce students have the most up-to-date and newest school building and the most current technology. Through a $20 million bond issue and passage of the education local option sales tax, the voters have replaced a half-century-old building with a (and you’ll hear this term repeatedly applied to the new school) state-of-the art facility that is already instilling a new sense of school pride in the community. This is the building our children deserve. It is a facility that will help them shape their futures.
For sure, it’s what goes on inside the walls of that building that makes a high school successful, but first-class amenities and technology help that happen. The new performing arts facilities will encourage kids to take those classes and the larger, better-equipped labs may do the same for vocational, science and other courses. Having twice as many computers in a video production class allows more students to work on projects at one time; more science technology lets students actually see the science they’ve read about unfold before their eyes; an enlarged health occupations lab energizes students about pursuing careers in medicine. When kids are excited about their surroundings and are equipped with the latest technology, they will have more fun and will learn more.
This is a school Commerce will love. It is a school that will be the heart of the community for years to come, a place in which students and taxpayers alike can take pride, where the environment is ripe for exceptional things to take place.
This is your school. Come by Sunday afternoon to see for yourselves what all the talk is about, and be prepared to be pleased.
I haven't heard of any of the students not liking the new school. I have a son in the athletic program and all of the kids I've come in contact with can't stop bragging about how great it is. And how it's just a better experience all the way around.
Of course, all of them would change the lunch menu if given the chance.