Learning Commons
Welcome to the PES
Learning Commons page!

At Pierceton Elementary, the Learning Commons is the hub of our school.  Located right next to the office, students spend time in this space for various reasons: to read, find and checkout books, have tech time with Mrs. Spurlin, and to work on projects as a class, in small groups, or individually.  Mrs. Stouder and Mrs. Spurlin manage the areas in the Learning Commons: the Tech Time area, Flower Lounge, Cubs Stadium, and bookshelves!

A Research Resource...
Whitko students have access to World Book Online.  This site includes aKids, Student, and Advanced version that can be used by all students and teachers.  This site provides 27,000+ encyclopedia articles,dictionary, Atlas, 20,000+ photos, illustrations, and maps, hundreds of videos and animations, learning activities and "How to do research"guides. 

Pierceton Elementary library uses a Flex Schedule. The library is open from
8:00-3:00 and students check out books when it is convenient during their class schedule. Books are checked out for 2 weeks.


Whitko Community Schools use an automated catalog purchased from Follett Library Resources called Destiny. Students learn to use the system inelementary and continue to use it through High School. Books can be shared between buildings making more books available to students. To view the catalog click on the Destiny icon. Choose Pierceton Elementary, then the catalog tab. Search title, author, or subject and the bookchoices will come up, To read more about a book click on the word Details.  

To access Destiny, please click here: 

(Click to view the Parent Page)
Pierceton Elementary is using the Accelerated Reader program. With this program students choose a book that is read to them, read with someone, or read independently.  A comprehension quiz is taken and students earn points. Thousands of books in our library are labeled as AR Quiz books making it possible for students to read books they enjoy then take a comprehension, vocabulary, or language quiz on that book.  Students read what they enjoy and comprehension skills increase using this program. 

Check out these links to Indiana's Virtual Library and Award Winning Books
Indiana's Virtual Library

Read Aloud Books Too Good To Miss

Caldecott Medal

Young Hoosier Book Awards
Newbery Medal