Welcome to Prescott!

 

Prescott Mission Logo

 

 Prescott Mission Statement

Teaching, Learning, Caring to Create Healthy, Responsible, Productive Citizens

 

 

In 2013 – 14 we are focusing on:

  • Implementing the new reading series,
  • Developing our cultural proficiency,
  • Discovering and learning in our Outdoor Classroom.

A Message From Our Principal

RuthAnn Wylie, Principal

The 2013-14 school year marks Prescott’s 90th birthday.  It will be a year of WONDERment.  We will encourage students to explore and wonder,  “I wonder if….,” or “I wonder why…?” “What happens when…..?”  Utilizing our Outdoor Classroom and Prescott Park, our students and staff will be able to spend time outdoors learning, discovering, questioning and enjoying nature.

For the 2013-14 school year, due to growth in our student population, we welcome a number of new staff members who will make a positive contribution to our students’ learning.  Our school age students are comprised of  five kindergarten sections, four first grade sections, four second grade sections, four third grade sections, four fourth grade and three fifth grade classrooms.  We will have three English Language Learners (ELL) teachers to meet the needs of our increased number of ELL students.

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

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 plans for a gazebo are in the making.  Spring of 2013 Chad Johnson built our gazebo that provides shade and learning space for everyone.  This school year, teachers will be providing Prescott students at all grades several opportunities each quarter to participate in outdoor learning.

Building the Prescott Cultivation Tree

 

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.

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.

Prescott is a Schoolwide Title 1 School with 69% of our students on Free and/or Reduced Lunch. That percentage has continued to increase over the past five years. Prescott began receiving Title I funds as a Targeted Assisted School in 2006. Prescott students are very diverse economically, ranging from affluent families to families who are struggling financially.