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Message from the Principal

October/November 2018

Dear Prescott Community,

It's been an exciting few months here at Prescott! I'm constantly impressed by how truly amazing our students are! They are engaged, inquisitive and eager to collaborate with each other on various classroom projects. On a routnine basis, teachers utilize the Google Classroom platform to share assignments, revise pieces of work or provide high quality content to all our students. This is a fantastic tool that has truly allowed our students to thrive. 

We were pleased to learn that our school was one of 51 chosen by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) as a "School of Recognition" for our high performance and our student growth (closing the achievement gap) on the 2018 MCAS Assessment. While this is just one of many factors that demonstrate the high quality education that our students receive, it's something we are certainly proud of. 

Finally, we traveled to Norwood Theater mid November for our whole school field trip. We were excited to see Peter Pan and meet some Norwood Public School Alumni who were members of the cast! A big thank you to our community and PTO for supporting this fantastic event. 

 

 

 September 2018

Dear Prescott Community, 

It has been a fantastic start to the school year! We are truly off to a great start. I've been on a mission to visit every classroom, every day and have so far succeeded! I've seen kids grappling working on their math facts, writing about their summer vacations and having powerful conversations around standing up for what they think is right, even when it's not popular. Through our Open Circle program, students routinely engage in meaningful conversations around life skills and events that they will likely encounter. At the Prescott, Social Emotional Learning (SEL) is a focus and it's great to see our students diving in to this so early in the year. 

We also had a great first PTO meeting and even have our first enrichment assembly scheduled for the first week of October! Students had a great time the week of September 24th participating in "Start With Hello" Week sponsored by the Sandy Hook Promise. Students learned what it means to be inclusive and participated in "Hey Day" and had our first Mix It Up Lunch. As a community, we're committed to being inclusive and even signed a pledge to "Start With Hello". 

We look forward to seeing families at our Back to School Night/Ice Cream Social on Thursday October 4, 2018 from 6pm-7:30pm here at the Prescott! 

 

 Summer 2018

                                                            

Dear Prescott Community,                       

I'm excited to be back in Norwood and joining the Prescott Community as Principal! Having grown up in Norwood, I realize the value that the town places on its schools and will work to continue to uphold the high standards that have been set by Principal Killion. 

After attending American University in Washington, DC for both undergraduate and graduate studies, I worked for ten years in the DC Public Schools in a Blue Ribbon PreK-5th grade school. I was fortunate to gain experience both as a classroom teacher and Assistant Principal in a school of approximately 420 students. In addition to my experience in DC Public Schools, I served as an Adjunct Professor in American Univeristy's School of Education where I focused on preservice teacher training in the areas of Math and English Language Arts. I'm also fortunate to serve on the School of Education's Advisory Board as an inaugural member.             

I've spent a majority of the summer thus far meeting with staff members one on one, getting to know the building and visiting some of our Prescott students at summer programs! In the coming weeks, I look forward to learning more about the amazing PTO here at the Prescott and how we can work together to support teachers and students. 

As the summer progresses, look out for additional updates to the webpage as well as via email. Please don't hesitate to reach out at briley@norwood.k12.ma.us with any questions! 

Have a fantastic summer!

Bryan W. Riley

Principal

@RileyPrincipal