CCU - January 2019

In the newest episode of Commodore Corner Update, Mr. Martin reviews some Good Things, including a visit from Mayor Catherine Pugh, a holiday party with the Baltimore Orioles, and our Winter Showcase of the Arts. Mr. Martin also shares some important reminders including procedures for car drop-off and the importance of attending school every day. Finally, Mr. Martin previews what's ahead (an early dismissal day on January 9th, Math Night on the 24th, and a Professional Development day on the 26th). Enjoy!

Vision for Baltimore and Mayor Pugh Celebrate at CJR!

In celebration of the success of Vision for Baltimore, Mayor Catherine Pugh presented our own Glori with the 5000th pair of glasses on Monday, December 10th! Special thanks to Mayor Pugh, Johns Hopkins University President Ron Daniels, Baltimore City Public SchoolsCEO Sonja Santelises, Ann Hollister of Vision To Learn, Interim Commissioner Mary Beth Haller of the Baltimore City Health Department, and Jesse Sneath of Warby Parker for celebrating with us!

Click below to read (and watch) more about the event:





Mr. Martin, Interviewed by The Baltimore Sun


In case you missed it, check out Mr. Martin's interview with Dan Rodricks of The Baltimore Sun, published last Friday! In the interview, Mr. Martin (recent winner of the Fund for Educational Excellence's Heart of the Schools Award) talks about Commodore's turnaround, focusing on the different pieces of CJR (e.g., students, families, and staff) that helped it become the school it is today. Click HERE to listen and enjoy!

Celebrating our April Collegiates!

We are very excited to announce the Collegiate winners for the month of April:

  • PreK: Aaliyah Waller and Mayry Kophengnavong
  • K: Francis Mondragon-Costilla and Brizeyda Garcia-Medellin
  • 1st: DeShawn Spence and Alberto Mauricio-Prado
  • 2nd: Isabelle Krogh and Chloe Jackson 
  • 3rd: Yahaira Enriquez-Corona and Khloe McLaurin
  • 4th: Jerrod Moss Jr. and Sylvia Mendoza-Ramirez
  • 5th: Hairold Lugo and Vanessa Duran-Sanchez 
  • 6th: Ramin Salamyar and Rosa De Los Santos-Galici 
  • 7th: Miya Jones and Hector Vasquez 
  • 8th: Miguel Hernandez-Salanic and Shubhan Bhat 

They were honored with a celebration breakfast and a special trip to UMBC on Friday, May 4th, where they participated in several fun activities with current college students.  For more information and photos about the event, please click here.

Celebrating our February and March Collegiates!

We are very excited to announce the Collegiate winners for the months of February and March:

February :

  • PreK: Rosario Hernandez-Hernandez and Reagan Venuti
  • K: Laura Lopez-Xochicale and Delani Jones
  • 1st: Ivan Cano-Garcia and Brilliant Matthews
  • 2nd: Elise Gilbert and Araceli Aguilar Galvez
  • 3rd: Carlos Alcantara-Hernandez and Mckenna Polk
  • 4th: Kh'Ali Oxendine-Fisher and Yadaira Argueta-Perez
  • 5th: Stephanie Briscoe and Johanna Betancourt-Mendoza
  • 6th: Jeremy Aggrey-Orleans and Eric Jiang
  • 7th: Sharron Daniels and Jamal Nicholson
  • 8th: Tamyah Byers and Arly Bencosme 


  • PreK: Takai Allen and Owen Kennel
  • K: Ghavin Ross and Ziah Cragway 
  • 1st: Zahra Hill and Emiliano Costilla-Galarza
  • 2nd: Vallery Duran-Sanchez and Bryant Sharp 
  • 3rd: Omar Torres-Martinez and Tyler Wormley-Robinson
  • 4th: Nalani Greene-Stones and Micah Hampton 
  • 5th: Andy Diaz-Franco and Ibon Cerezo-Mendoza
  • 6th: Emilio de la Maza-Unda and Da'Khai Handy 
  • 7th: Taylor Chambers and Cesar Galvez-De los Santos
  • 8th: Dilontay Blackwell and Karla Mauricio-Prado  

They were honored with a celebration breakfast and a special trip to UMBC on Friday, April 6th, where they participated in several fun activities with current college students.  For more information and photos about the event, please click here (March) and here (April).

Family Playground Survey!!

WE DID IT! Congratulations Commodore families! Together, we were able to raise enough funds to rebuild our playground!

Before we finalize the blueprint and begin construction, we want to get input from you, our families and students, who have worked so hard to make Commodore the incredible school it is today.

Below you will find survey questions asking to learn more about your interests and preferences which will guide our decisions as we look to finalize the equipment options for our new playground!

Click here to access the survey:

¡LO HICIMOS! ¡Felicitaciones a las familias de Commodore! ¡Juntos, recaudamos fondos suficientes para reconstruir nuestro parque!

Antes de finalizar el plan y comenzar la construcción, queremos obtener su opinión, de nuestras familias y estudiantes, que han trabajado tanto para hacer de Commodore la escuela increíble que es hoy en día.

A continuación, encontrará preguntas de encuestas que le piden que obtenga más información acerca de sus intereses y preferencias, que guiarán nuestras decisiones mientras buscamos finalizar las opciones de equipos para nuestro nuevo patio de juegos.

Haz clic aquí para acceder a la encuesta:

CCU - February 2018

Our newest edition of Commodore Corner Update is available now. Included in the video are a number of news items--information on some high school acceptances and Ms. Cassermere, CJR's Teacher of the Year--and some very important announcements around school safety and last week's events in Parkland, Florida. Please watch the video and reach out with any questions. Thank you!

You can view the CCU by clicking here