Welcome to the Discovery Center
The Discovery center is the heart of the school where everyone can come to find a safe, relaxing, learning environment that stimulates and engages the learner. It is our goal that all patrons become avid independent users of information.
Joseph R. Pye’s Discovery Center is open daily from 7:15-2:00. Circulation for students in Primary grades begins with checking out one book and students in the Intermediate grades begins with checking out two books. Students’ circulation is increased based up their responsibility in returning and taking care of their books. The circulation period is 14 days and there are no fines for being overdue. We simply ask that students return books, as soon as, they are finished with them and renew them if they need additional time. If a student damages or loses a book the expectation is that they will pay for the replacement of the title.
The Discovery Center houses fourteen laptops, twenty-five iPads, Digital Cameras, 3D printer, and a green screen/ news recording studio for student use. We have a variety of seating to include tables and chairs, comfy seating areas, our reading corner, Lego boards, magnetic boards and a Makerspace for students to create solutions to challenges in addition to exploration.
Our 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students enjoyed a wonderful visit with author Dr. Sonia Leverette. Students heard one of her books read aloud and worked on an activity about College and Career Readiness! What a wonderful treat for all of us! Thank you Dr. Sonia Leverette for visiting JPES!
Announcing the spring 2020 theme!
Get ready to be tangled in a jungle reading adventure students are sure to love.
Book Fair Jungle: Elephants, Tigers, and Books, OH MY!
Escape into the wilds of reading with the Scholastic Book Fairs® spring 2020 elementary school theme, Book Fair Jungle: Elephants, Tigers, and Books, OH MY! The whole school community will love exploring the newest books, engaging in Fair contests, and shopping together amidst an exotic jungle theme. It’s the next great reading adventure!