Coming soon April District Office and Teacher/Support Staff of the Month.
April 3rd - Non-Attendance Day
April 6th - 10th - spring  Break
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Our Students

"It is imperative that home and school work together collaboratively to ensure that our students are challenged to learn, grow and excel in a rigorous and challenging environment whereby our students compete and dominate in the larger global community." 
---- Dr. Kimako Patterson, Superintendent                       
  • Academic Resources for students for resources 
  • Our Staff

    New Lesson Plan site is live! Access it from Staff Resources -SharePoint Online Forms or click here. Remember when accessing the site from outside of the District you have to add the domain name and a backslash in front of your username. Ex: 'sd144\jdoe.
    Teachers-PowerTeacher Mobile App for iPad is now available. Look for PowerTeacher in the App store to download (iPad only)

    Family & Community

    Registration by Appointment Only. Contact Ms. Alexander at 708-210-2884.

    Welcome Back from the Superintendent! more..

    Read District Curriculum Initiatives for the 2013 School Year from Director of Curriculum. Click here

    Emergency School Closings-Click for updated information on emergency school closings.
    Community Links-Links to community organizations and resources


    Superintendent's Desk

    WHC TV-4 Around Town, Interviews Dr. K. Patterson  (click to view )
    Dr. K. Patterson, Superintendent, presents to entire staff on the first day of the 2014 school year. 

    District News & Announcements

    • Spotlight on Essays

      Prairie-Hills Elementary School District 144 is committed to ensuring that our students become effective and efficient writers. In meeting that goal, all students K-8th grade participate in quarterly District-Wide writing samples. Students are presented with writing tasks that encompass all genres of writing. Writing samples are then presented to District Administration for review. The Curriculum Department has received and read many outstanding essays and have chosen to “Spotlight” a few student essays from across the District that demonstrate competent writing skills. Congratulations to the first essays chosen! We look forward to sharing more essays in the future. Click link above to view students' essays.

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    • Vision 20/20: Fulfilling the Promise of Public Education

      PHESD144 was proud to host the Illinois Vision 20/20 conference at Prairie-Hills Junior High School on Tuesday, February 10, 2015. On this day, Dr. Creg Williams, President of the Superintendent’s Commission for the Study of Demographics and Diversity introduced Dr. Brent Clark, Executive Director of IASA (Illinois Association of School Administrators) to a large crowd of educators. Click title for more info.

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    • 2015 South Cook MATH Bowl

      Prairie-Hills Elementary School District 144 is proud to announce that we will be hosting the 2015 South Cook MATH Bowl. This spectacular event will take place at Prairie-State College on Thursday, April 30th and Friday, May 1st. Please click link above for additional information.

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    • PHESD144 Hosts IASA Conference

      PHESD144 had the honor of hosting the Value of Lasting Leadership conference at PHJH on Wednesday, January 21, 2015. Administrators from the south suburban area met at the new facility to hear the presentation of Dr. Gary Zabilka, IASA Field Services Director. Click title for more info.

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    • PHESD144 Superintendent and Teachers Present at SCSDD

      PHESD144 Superintendent Dr. K. Patterson and staff members (Ms. J. Huffaker, Ms. E. Houston, Mr. W. Kopale, Ms. M. Fisher, Ms. M. Melone, Ms. N. Kristin and Ms. D. Leveston) provided various workshops at the Superintendents’ Commission for the Study of Demographics and Diversity on Thursday, January 29 and Friday, January 30, 2015. Click title for more info.

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    • PHESD144 Annual Spelling Bee

      Congratulations to 1st Place Winner, D’Favor Jimonu from Nob Hill, 2nd Place Winner Candace Brennan from Nob Hill, 3rd Place Winner Shameeya Airhart from Mae Jemison and all of the other students that participated in the Spelling Bee on the evening of Wednesday, January 21st! KUDOS to all of you for a job well done!

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