Thursday, August 21, 2014
  • School Starts August 6th!
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PES Construction

PES Construction Update

PES construction is making progress, below are some pictures and brief descriptions. All the Geopiers have been placed and foundation work is scheduled to begin next week!

PES Construction 

Entrance to the grounds where our new building will be located. 

PES Construction

Same location - old track. This interesting looking piece of equipment helped pound the rock and dirt to ensure a stable foundation. If you felt the ground move - this is why!

 PES Construction

A general view of things that have happened - two wings of our building as well as the Cub Discovery Center have been torn down as part of our construction project. This picture summarizes the hard-work and progress that is in the making!

SWES Construction Update

SWES in in the midst of a great remodel which consisted of building additional rooms. Things are looking great and walls are being built! Some pictures and brief descriptions are available for review below.

SWES Construction

 This view is from the parking lot. As you can see there are some saftey features in place so walls can start being built.

SWES Construction

This is the outer wall of the new addition to SWES. The playground was removed so building could take place.

SWES Construction

 This view shows new classrooms in process of being built. The foundation has been set and walls are starting to be built!

Whitko Schools Registration

School is now in session individuals wishing to register should go to the school of their child's attendance.   

To call ahead                                                                                         Office Hours 

Pierceton Elementary School                         574-594-2210             7:30 to 3:30
South Whitley Elementary School                  260-723-6342             7:30 to 3:30
Whitko Middle School                                     260-327-3603             7:00 to 3:00
Whitko High School                                         260-723-5146             7:30 to 3:30

School's Started Today!  
Despite the fog the first day of school has been a great one for Whitko. We are so excited to have the school year underway! All the plans and preparation are now behind us and we get the priviledge of serving our families for another school year.

Last year's student success
Quick Facts on the recently released ISTEP Scores that were shared during opening day ceremonies with staff.
Grade 3 was 7% above State Average in both Language Arts and Mathematics
Grade 4 was 8% above state average in Language Arts and above average in Mathematics
Grade 5 was at or above state average and everyone that finished the test in Math at SWES passed
Grade 6 grew from 62% passing as 3rd graders to 75% passing Mathematics
Grade 7 went from 63% passing Language Arts as 4th graders to 80% passing as 7th graders
Grade 8 had been at 72% passing in Mathematics and now is at 88% passing
Grade 9 Algebra was 12% above the state average in first time takers passing the Algebra End of Course Assessment (ECA)
Grade 10 Biology was 8% above state average in passing the ECA
Grade 10 Language Arts was average in Reading and 9% above in writing pass rate
PSAT for Grade 10 was at or above state average in language arts and above state average in mathematics.

We look forward to even more growth this year as our students and staff learn together.  

First Hand Newsletter | Now Available! 
The Year-in-Review FirstHand Newsletter is available! Please click on this link to download your copy! 

Acceptable Use Policy Form |  Parents of 2014-2015 Sixth Graders - Seniors
In order to facilitate device deployment in the fall, we are asking that the Acceptable Use Policy be completed now.  Students should have brought those forms home, or you can use this electronic form.

School Calendars | 
The School Board approved the school calendars for upcoming two years during the March 17th, 2014 board meeting. If you would like to download a copy of the files, please click on the links below. 
2014-2015 School Calendar 
2015-2016 School Calendar 

Receive School Delay/Closing Updates Electronically
Use your PowerSchool login to register for our automatic message system to be notified of weather delays and cancellations. Once registered, be sure to keep your contact information current so the system works efficiently. Read more about our Weather Procedures.

IMPORTANT: Modified Wednesday Schedule
Please note: Wednesdays through the 2014-2015 school year will follow the modified Wednesday schedule.
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We do not have Student of the Month in June, however, we want to express that each of our students is worthy of praise. We are proud of our students and how hard they all work. 

Thank you, students. Well done.
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Steve Clason, Superintendent
PO Box 114
432 S. First St.
Pierceton, IN  46562

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