Walk-a-thon PosterIn 2015-16 we are focusing on:

Last Day 2014

  • Fostering safe, healthy learning environments and classroom communities with building-wide positive behavior support,
  • Building a growth mindset community of teachers and learners with skills of perseverance, resilience and effort.
  • Actively engaging students in discovery and investigation in our Outdoor Classroom,

A Message From Our Principal

Wylie, Ruth Ann: Principal, rwylie@lps.org
Ruth Ann Wylie: Principal, rwylie@lps.org 

The 2015-16 school year, will be a year of cultivating IDEAS.  We will encourage students, staff and families to share their ideas and develop their ideas into a plan of action.  We will continue to utilize our Outdoor Classroom and Prescott Park to provide outdoor learning, discovering, questioning and investigating in nature.

For the 2015-16 school year, due to continued growth in our student population, we welcome a number of new staff members who will make a positive contribution to our students’ learning.  We will start the school year with five kindergarten and first grade sections, four second, third and fourth grade sections, and three fifth grade sections.  We will have three English Language Learners (ELL) teachers to support the needs of our ELL students and a class of adult Family Literacy serving up to twenty ELL parents.

At Prescott School, we provide a safe, orderly, respectful environment, that promotes high levels of student engagement and performance.  We teach the behavior and social skills for “Be Safe, Be Respectful, Be Responsible and Be Productive” with two guiding principles for acceptable behavior:  first, it is never okay to be hurtful; and second, it is never okay to be disruptive.  We implement common area expectations across the school beginning with before school childcare, throughout the day, and ending with after school clubs, activities and childcare, striving to teach and protect students with positive behavior support.

Prescott families, staff and community have collaborated to build and provide an Outdoor Classroom on Prescott Park, our playground.  A walking path was installed in the spring of 2010 along with a rain garden, followed by a bridge, park benches, plantings, raised vegetable beds, designated learning areas and an arbor throughout the 2011-12 school year.  Summer of 2012 we added a stage built as an Eagle Scout project and a gazebo that provides shade and a learning space in May, 2013, built by Chad Johnson.  Spring of 2015, we built a Fossil Dig area with a large saber cat buried in the pit.  This school year, teachers will be providing Prescott students opportunities each quarter to experience learning in our outdoor space.

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Prescott is an urban pre-K through Grade 5 elementary school located in the Near South neighborhood of Lincoln, Nebraska. Prescott has been the center site for educating elementary age deaf and hard of hearing students since 1927. Prescott staff and students were located at the Abbott Sports Complex for the 2006-2007 school year while Indoor Air Quality and other renovation work was done to the building. Students and staff returned to the building for the 2007-08 school year. Prescott is a Schoolwide Title 1 School with 71% of our students on Free and/or Reduced Lunch.

Prescott students are very diverse economically, ranging from affluent families to families who are struggling financially. In addition to the , K-5 school age students, Prescott houses three Early Childhood classes. Prescott is a community school working in conjunction with Family Service to provide a before and after school program, “Pride Club”, as well as after school club offerings. Our students receive Computer, Art, Music, and P.E. instruction during daily specialist time. The specialists provide additional experiences during Expressive Arts Days on the early release days.