Jessica Nettrouer, a teacher at Pierceton Elementary School, presents Traven Ousley, a kindergartner at PES, with his certificate for Student of the Month for March. Post & Mail photo / Christie Barkley
PIERCETON â€” Acknowledging strengths and weaknesses have been a common theme at Whitko Community School Corporationâ€™s Board of School Trustee meetings.
Each month, principals from the districtâ€™s schools give a report as to the progress being made on campus.
Some of those reports are positive and some point out areas needing improvement, but regardless, administrators are not skirting away from the reality at their respective school.
At last weekâ€™s meeting, true to tradition, principals gave their reports. However, this month, there were more wins than losses to boast about among school leaders.
Principal Eric Speicher told board members that the IRead test, conducted in March, came back with positive passing results.
The test is a mandatory exam for third graders as mandated by the Indiana Department of Education. Across the state, the DOE has a goal that each school have a 90 percent passing rate. Pierceton came out above that average with 91.17 percent.
â€śWe are really excited with these results,â€ť Speicher said.
In an effort to motivate students to read at an accelerated rate, PES gave students the chance to earn tickets to a Fort Wayne Tin Caps baseball game.
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