Upcoming Events


26- K.I.T.E. Festival (10-12 stations; 12-1 fly kites!)
28- May 2 Marco's Madness - more info to come!

April 28-May 2 TCAP Testing for 3rd/4th grades
May 5, 7-9 SAT 10 Testing for 1st/2nd grades

Please note changes to the calendar in blue. 
7- National Teacher's Day
8- Honor Margaret and Dr. Wallace Prescott 
PSES Birthday Event (We are now 4 years old!)
9- 2:00 Kindergarten Celebration of Learning
20- 4th Grade Graduation 8:30, student's last full day
21- Administrative work day, no students
22- 10:00 A.M. Dismissal (last day of 2013-2014 academic year for students)
23- Professional Development, no students
24- No longer part of the school calendar

Notes from Principal Jones

Dear Prescott South Families, 

   PSES is proud to have met all four annual measurable objectives for the 2013-2014 academic year.  We are focused on specific sub groups for growth to continue our school-wide improvement.  Students with learning disabilities, English Language Learners, and Economically Disadvantaged students are an area of focus; however, every student and employee at PSES plays a vital role in our school's success.  

  Please attend the 3rd and 4th grade data and testing meeting in the gym beginning at 5:15 P.M.  

  During the last nine weeks of the academic year, all 1st-4th grade students are given summative tests to assess growth and achievement for the past year.  We do not feel this is the only way to measure student progress; we do that daily.  However, the test scores are used to make instructional decisions from year to year.  Please encourage your child to take the process seriously and to try their best.  Breakfast and a good night's sleep can help a student feel better prepared.   We want all students to experience success and achieve proficient or advanced on standardized tests.  Thank you for your support during this highlight of the academic year.      

     Your feedback is valued at Prescott Elementary.  My contact information is provided to better serve your family. 




Catherine Jones
Prescott South Elementary School
115 West Cemetery Road
Cookeville, TN 38506
P: 931.526.2275
F: 931.525.4807

Thank you for reading with your child an additional twenty minutes each day.  Together, we can make a difference!

If school is dismissed early, 21st Century classes will be cancelled and students should be picked up at early dismissal time.  On late arrival days (example 10:00 a.m. days), there will be no morning 21st Century classes.


Teacher of the Year!

Congratulations to PSES's Kattie Nash!  

* Prescott South Elementary Teacher of the Year
* Putnam County Elementary Teacher of the Year
* Upper Cumberland Regional Teacher of the Year

Kattie Nash has been voted as both the Prescott South Elementary School Teacher of the Year AND the Putnam County Schools Elementary Teacher of the Year! **Update 2/28/14** Ms. Nash has also been named the Upper Cumberland Regional Teacher of the Year!

Ms. Nash has been teaching for six years, and has taught first grade at PSES for three years.   She enjoys teaching children through Project Based Learning and hands-on experiences.  She not only works hard in the classroom with her first graders, but also works to train other teachers in professional development sessions and in conferences around the state.  She has a Masters degree in Educational Technology, and is a pioneer in using technology with young children in the classroom.  

Ms. Nash serves on several committees at PSES, and is the coordinator of CSI Family STEM Night and Career Day.  Ms. Nash is actively involved in Girl Scouts, her local church, and many other community events.  We are excited she is being recognized for her talents!  We are so blessed to have Putnam County’s best and brightest teachers here at PSES!

STEM Education

Laura Luna, STEM Coach
1859 S. Jefferson Avenue/115 West Cemetery Road  Cookeville, TN 38506
931-528-3647 Ext. 2026

Check out this STEM Video!

Prescott South Elementary School is a STEM Platform School of the TSIN

School News

  • Rotary Teacher of the Year: Vickie Cherry! Mrs. Vickie Cherry has been named our Rotary Teacher of the Year!  Mrs. Cherry has been at PSES for three years.  She has spent most of her career at Parkview ...
    Posted Apr 16, 2014, 6:30 PM by Natalie Beach
  • Putnam County Education, Emergency, and Health Care Expo April 12 Resources for everyone, from birth and beyond, will be available at the second annual Putnam County Education, Emergency and Health Care Expo Saturday, April 12, from 9 a.m. to ...
    Posted Apr 10, 2014, 6:26 PM by Natalie Beach
  • Kindergarten Solved The Problem! Mrs. Beach is handing Mrs. Jones a 3D printed image of the playground equipment the classes designed.  They gave a thumbs up that their design was ready for installation.  They ...
    Posted Apr 8, 2014, 6:11 AM by Terry Mullican
  • Kindergarten Is Getting The Problem Solved! The kindergarten students have been busy designing playground equipment.  They designed it and created directions for maintenance to install it.  The pressure is on Mrs. Jones to make this equipment ...
    Posted Apr 8, 2014, 6:05 AM by Terry Mullican
  • Kindergarten Registration Kindergarten Registration will be Tuesday, April 8 from 1:00 to 5:00.  Children who will be five-years-old on or before August 15 are urged to stop by ...
    Posted Apr 6, 2014, 8:11 PM by Natalie Beach
  • Thank You Encore Teachers, A Message From Your Biggest Fans!
    Posted Apr 2, 2014, 5:40 PM by Terry Mullican
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Title I School

Purpose: Putnam County School System

Engage, Inspire, Achieve

PSES Mission: 

Prescott South Elementary School is growing a community of inspired, proficient students who are well prepared to meet life's challenges. 

PSES Vision: 

Prescott Elementary Vision P.A.W.S.- 





Every Child, Every Day, No Exceptions!

PSES Belief Statement: 

At Prescott South Elementary, we believe that progress is measured not only with test scores, but also growth in character and work ethic.  

Every Child, Every Day, No Exceptions!

Prescott Elementary Pledge:

Today I come

Ready to earn

Knowledge to help me

Grow and learn.

Now I pledge

The rules to obey,

Inside, outside, 

During work and play.

I'll respect my teachers

And classmates too. 

I'll strive for success

The whole day through. 

At Prescott South Elementary the rules are simple, just B.A.R.K. 

B.- Be ready

A.- Act responsibly

R.- Respect others

K.- Keep safe

Parent Involvement is an important element during a child's educational journey.  Please communicate ways you would like to be involved at Prescott.