Have a wonderful summer  Break Staff and Students!
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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 ...click 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

    • PHESD 144 Summer Food Service Program

      Free meals for anyone 18 years old and younger (excluding infants) at Prairie-Hills Jr. High Cafeteria. The dates are June 15th - July 20th from 8:45 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.- 11:15 a.m. on Monday through Thursday only. Click link for more info.

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    • PHJH students participated in 1st Illinois Legislative Black Caucus Civic Engagement Youth Day

      PHJH students participated in the 1st Illinois Legislative Black Caucus Civic Engagement Youth Day, held at the State Capitol on Thursday, May 14, 2015. Click title for more info.

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    • Annual Private and Home School Meeting

      PHSD144 will host an Annual Private and Home School meeting for students who reside within the district's boundaries. The meeting will be held on Friday, May 22, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. at the District Office. Prairie-Hills District Office is located at 3015 W. 163rd Street in Markham, Illinois. Please contact Carrie Ablin at 708-210-0281 with any questions.

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    • 2015 South Cook Math Bowl

      On Thursday, April 30th and Friday, May 1st, Prairie-Hills Elementary School District 144 hosted the 2015 South Cook Regional Math Bowl. Students from 26 school districts within the south suburban area came together at Prairie State College to compete in this awesome event. The first through eighth grade students competed in three individual events and two team events. Out of 26 participating districts, the Prairie-Hills Elementary School District 144 Division B team (1st and 2nd graders) placed 5th place. Congratulations to all of the district representatives for a job well!

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    • TECH 2015

      On May 7th, Ms. Koch and Ms. Gregus' students Aariana Smith and Chyna Davis were awarded Senate Recognition from Senator Michael Hastings for being selected to participate in the "Tech 2015: Students for the Information Age" demonstration at the Illinois State Capitol Building. Click title for more info.

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    • Fashion & Talent Show

      Prairie-Hills Junior High School presented a Fashion and Talent Show on Friday, May 8, 2015. The event was a fundraiser to support the Autism Society of Illinois. Click link above for photos.

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