In 2016-17 we are focusing on:
- 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
The 2016-17 school year, will be a year of cultivating WISHES, HOPES, and DREAMS. We will encourage students, staff and families to share their wishes, hopes and dreams and then work together to develop them 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 2016-17 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 first grade sections and four second, third, fourth and 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”. 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 develop and maintain 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. In 2016 a new sign was installed at the 22nd street entrance. In addition “Stump Jumpers” were installed, a gift from the fifth grade class. This school year, teachers will continue to provide Prescott students with opportunities and learning experiences in our outdoor space.
Spring, 2016, students planted in their designated grade level raised beds and over the summer with the support of Community Crops and our Community Learning Center staff, students maintained the beds in hope of a fall harvest.
Prescott is an urban pre-K through Grade 5 elementary school located in the Near South neighborhood of Lincoln, Nebraska. 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 70% 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.