Prescott Elementary School

Prescott Elementary School Prescott Elementary School is located in Prescott, Iowa. The school includes PreK through 6th grade students. This elementary is part of the Prescott Community School District.
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01/03/2020
Prescott Septemberfest

Prescott Septemberfest

We are still looking for folks who like to help us with the Prescott Sesquicentennial/Septemberfest celebration coming up in 2020. If you would like to help, join us on January 21st at 7pm at the Prescott Eagle's Nest for our next planning committee meeting. We would love to see new faces!

08/06/2017
Prescott, IA Memories

Prescott, IA Memories

If you want to reminisce and see Prescott's old gymnasium, IPTV will be airing "More than a Game, Girls 6 on 6 basketball" They filmed the intro and ending at our gym! Take a look it's at 2:30 today

08/11/2015

The following was sent to our Prescott and Creston staff by our Superintendent Mr. McDermott.

Prescott & Creston Schools - The Transition Continues

Saturday was a somber occasion for the Prescott School District and all Prescott Eagles. A school auction was held to offer the public an opportunity to purchase items remaining in the school buildings. Of course the school’s inventory had already been sorted through prior to the auction. Many pieces of equipment, nice furniture, shelving, learning tools and materials, etc. were loaded and moved to the school facilities in Creston. Thanks to the help of a dozen football boys and several adults, the move was managed. At one point one of our Prescott patrons made a comment about this to Prescott Board President, Randy Cooper. That person grumbled, “Creston took all of our good stuff.” Randy’s reply was respectful, accurate, and direct. Randy said, “No, the best ‘stuff’ was taken to the new combined school district and the kids will still get to use it.” Yes, this transition and time of processing is difficult, but a new school district has been created to serve our area youngsters for a long time into the future.
As I mentioned, the sale represented a weird mix of emotions. The crowd was outstanding, the Kretzinger Auction Company ran a smooth and efficient sale, and many people left with mementos from the school. There was a reunion feel to the day as well, with many former Prescott students returning to see family, friends, and former teachers and to spend one more day in the school. On the other hand, there was a certain level of sadness surrounding the whole situation. This was one more step in the district’s transition forward and one more goodbye to the good old days.
The Prescott Board still has a few decisions to make, the largest being what to do with the school buildings. Should the 1914 structure be demolished? Should items of salvage value be sold including all the old hard-wood flooring, car-siding, the signature knotty pine in the gym, and iron from the large fire escapes? Is demolition the most responsible thing to do, thus protecting the old building from becoming one more abandoned school building carcass, home to pigeons, sparrows, rats, and raccoons? Should the building be sold and creatively repurposed? What about the “new building” that was constructed in 1962? What about the gym? What is the real estate and property really worth? These and other questions will be answered. The Board will also hold a public hearing at 6:00 p.m. on August 19th at the Prescott School to receive input from patrons about all of this before decisions are made in the months to come.
As I’ve mentioned before, the original 1914 building must have been an absolute castle in its day! The architecture was first class and the site on the hill overlooking the Nodaway River and the railroad line was truly a scene from a story-book. Though the building shows its age and will no longer house students, with all due respect to its iconic image, it has been and is a building. Of course it’s a long-standing symbol of pride and dignity for a community, but it is a building. Saturday at the sale I heard many stories, some new ones and others I’d heard many times before. But other than the occasional fire-escape chute story or talk of the old underground bomb-shelter shaft, the vast majority of the stories involved classmates, teachers, staff members, and parents. It really struck me that the experiences, learning, memories, and educations delivered and received over 100 years in that main building were all generated by people that cared for each other. The building housed all these activities, but people interacting with people made all this happen over the years.
When I started my career as an educator in Prescott in 1981, I was hoping to quickly learn how to teach school. What I learned from a handful of very special co-workers was that I was there to teach kids, not to “teach school”. That was an extremely valuable lesson I have used every single day since. The best schools are about people, relationships, and learning.
Through the Farm Crisis of the 80’s, many of us had to face the harsh reality that farm ground, machinery, livestock, and farmsteads were not truly members of our families even though it sure felt like they were. Those hard days forced us to remember that people, families, and relationships should be prioritized above material things. I love the old quote from Buck Ramsey, “We are what we do and not the stuff we lay claim to.” This applies to our circumstances now with our area school districts. The Prescott Community School District will no longer operate independently and the property and school facilities will never be the same, but the experiences, the learning, the educations, the friendships, and the lifetime memories will remain strong and will be cherished for many years to come. Most importantly, learning will continue for our local youngsters in the new Creston Community School District with a renewed emphasis on “community”.

08/05/2015

Don't forget the school sale is this Saturday, Aug. 8th @ 9:30 AM!!

07/11/2015

Prescott School's auction has been set for Aug. 8, 2015 @ 9:30 AM. A sale bill will be posted as soon as it's finished. LOTS of things including teacher's desks, bookshelves, kitchen items, and a lot of textbook series including Saxon Math K-6. Too many things to list! All the school trophies and class composites were taken down to the Kline Museum.

06/10/2015

Report cards were sent out yesterday!

06/10/2015

Just a reminder...Parents, please call or stop in to your child's new school district to ask to have your child/rens records sent to them. We have your child's records ready to be sent, but you must first have their new district request them for you. It is always helpful for the district to have your child's information so they can contact you with registration information for the new school year. Thank you

05/24/2015

Sounds like the field trip was a HUGE success! !!! I've had parents say how much fun the kids had and wants to thank the school and PTO for giving their kids a chance to go to The Amazing Pizza Machine! ! Love it when we hear that! !

REMINDER: Our Spring Concert is tonight at 6:30. Come and enjoy!
04/23/2015

REMINDER: Our Spring Concert is tonight at 6:30. Come and enjoy!

Official Election Day results
04/15/2015

Official Election Day results

School Consolidation - Next StepsAs you know, the voters have decided to merge our Prescott School District with the Cre...
04/09/2015

School Consolidation - Next Steps
As you know, the voters have decided to merge our Prescott School District with the Creston School District. After 100 years of fine service to local students and to the community, the time has come to turn the page and to enter the next chapter in our community's journey. So now what happens? First off, we plan to finish this current school year strong! A few special end-of-the-year events are being planned for our students and learning will march on until the last day of school.
Our last day will be Thursday, May 28th, and we will dismiss at 12:30 pm that day.
Next year Prescott students will attend school in Creston due to a tuition agreement between the districts. Students will then be bused to Creston and back each day. Families may choose to open-enroll their children to another neighboring district. Even though we have passed the March 1st deadline for open-enrollment application, the districts will be open to allowing parents this choice given the circumstances. If this is something your family plans to do, please submit your open-enrollment applications to the school just as soon as possible.
The Prescott and Creston School Districts will become officially merged on July 1, 2016. Even though no students will be attending school at the Prescott facilities next school year, the Prescott Board of Education will continue to do necessary business each month up until July 1, 2016 and will make decisions on the future of the facilities and school finances. The Prescott and Creston Boards will collaboratively make decisions on the structure of the new combined board and accompanying transition steps.
Current transportation agreements between Prescott Schools and neighboring districts will continue to be honored until July 1, 2016.
The name of the new district will be "Creston Community School District" and Panthers will remain the school mascot. The word "community" will now have an expanded meaning and will receive much more emphasis in the new Creston Community School District.
The boards agreed that longtime Prescott teachers will be promised positions in the new district. Five teachers qualified. Of those five, only four have expressed their desire to continue their work in the new district. Positions have been identified for each for next year. The District is doing its best to help other staff members find future employment. Two other teachers and at least one support staff member have already found other jobs."
"We will continue to work with families and staff members through this time of change. Once everything has "shaken loose" and the dust has settled, we will do our best to support our students when they make the move to the school in Creston. Keep in mind, we will have Prescott teachers there that already know the kids well and those teachers will be familiar faces for our Prescott kids to go to when they have questions or need help. I can assure you that the current Creston teachers are excited to work with new students coming their way and will do whatever they can to make all kids feel comfortable so they can learn."

04/08/2015
KSIB Radio 101.3 FM

KSIB Radio 101.3 FM

Creston/Prescott School consolidation has passed in all 3 precincts.

Tune into KSIB Radio News tomorrow morning for more.

Timeline Photos
04/07/2015

Timeline Photos

Voting will take place tomorrow (April 7th) from 12:00 to 8:00 at the Prescott City Hall/Library.
04/07/2015

Voting will take place tomorrow (April 7th) from 12:00 to 8:00 at the Prescott City Hall/Library.

04/06/2015

One more day until the vote!!! Get out and vote tomorrow, Tuesday from noon until 8:00!!!

There will be NO Preschool Round Up on April 8th. Preschoolers WILL have school that day. There will also be After Schoo...
04/03/2015

There will be NO Preschool Round Up on April 8th.
Preschoolers WILL have school that day. There will also be After School Care that day as well.

8 days to got until Consolidation Vote! Please call if you have any questions.
03/30/2015

8 days to got until Consolidation Vote! Please call if you have any questions.

DON'T FORGET TO VOTE ON TUESDAY, APRIL 7!  Voting will take place at the Prescott Library from noon until 8:00!Please fe...
03/25/2015

DON'T FORGET TO VOTE ON TUESDAY, APRIL 7! Voting will take place at the Prescott Library from noon until 8:00!
Please feel free to share Mr. McDermott's letter below!

03/13/2015

Thank you parents for a great turn out at conferences!!! 100% Can't ask for anything better!!!

Regular Board Meeting only tonight at 6:30.
03/11/2015

Regular Board Meeting only tonight at 6:30.

Spring Break starts Friday, March 13th! We will see everyone back on Wednesday, March 18th.
03/11/2015

Spring Break starts Friday, March 13th! We will see everyone back on Wednesday, March 18th.

Parent Teacher Conferences are tomorrow, March 12th beginning at 1:00. If you are unable to attend please call the schoo...
03/11/2015

Parent Teacher Conferences are tomorrow, March 12th beginning at 1:00. If you are unable to attend please call the school, so that we may reschedule.

Thursday, March 12th EARLY DISMISSAL at 12:00
03/11/2015

Thursday, March 12th EARLY DISMISSAL at 12:00

Wednesday, March 11th .....  Reminder Early Out today at 2:15.
03/11/2015

Wednesday, March 11th ..... Reminder Early Out today at 2:15.

03/03/2015

2 Hour Late Start for Prescott today!! Be careful on those roads!!

Ready for Take Off! Mrs. Hyde's third grade class took the school on an around the world trip this morning. Students had...
02/25/2015

Ready for Take Off! Mrs. Hyde's third grade class took the school on an around the world trip this morning. Students had stations with different countries and used their ipads to show everything you would need to know about their country. They also had artifacts from the country to show and discuss. Just love visiting these countries and not have to deal with the jet lag! Awesome job third grade!

Ready for Take Off! Mrs. Hyde's third grade class took the school on an around the world trip this morning. Students had stations with different countries and used their ipads to show everything you would need to know about their country. They also had artifacts from the country to show and discuss. Just love visiting these countries and not have to deal with the jet lag! Awesome job third grade!

It's that time of year! Iowa Assessments start Monday.
02/16/2015

It's that time of year! Iowa Assessments start Monday.

Upcoming Meeting Notice for Public Hearing and Meeting regarding reorganization. Tomorrow, February 10th at 6:30 p.m. in...
02/09/2015

Upcoming Meeting Notice for Public Hearing and Meeting regarding reorganization. Tomorrow, February 10th at 6:30 p.m. in the Prescott Lunch Room

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813 1st St
Prescott, IA
50859

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(641) 335-2211

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