Coming Soon November District Office and Teacher/Support Staff of the Month.

Friday, October 24th

End of Quarter 1
Records Day (Early Dismissal)
Elementary Buildings 1:30 p.m.; PHJH 1:00 p.m.
Have a question you'd like to ask the Superintendent? Click the 'Ask the Superintendent link' Under the Quick Links.



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

    Welcome back, Staff & Students.  I look forward to an exciting and rewarding school year.
    Dr. K. Patterson, Superintendent, presents to entire staff on the first day of the 2014 school year. 

    District News & Announcements

    • Parent Workshop: Drug Free is the Key

      Please join us on Wednesday, November 12th at Mae Jemison School from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Dinner will be provided. A dress down coupon for students will be provided. Parents will learn warning signs, prevention tips and community resources available to you and your family. Click title for more info.

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    • Writing Prompts Videos

      Teachers, click link above and view writing prompt videos by grade level.

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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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    • Substitute Orientation

      Substitute Orientation will be held on Tuesday, November 18th from 9 am - 12 pm in the Annex Building. Annex Building is located at 3015 W. 163rd Street, Markham, IL behind District Office.

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    • No Child Left Behind: Bullying Workshop

      NCLB: Anti-Bullying workshop was held on Wednesday, September 24th. Click title for photos.

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    • PHSD144's IMSA Parent Meeting

      District 144 IMSA enrolls academically talented students in an advanced and rigorous program that allows them to encounter inquiry-based hands-on projects. The PHSD 144 IMSA program fosters imagination, creativity, investigative thinking and provides a unique and challenging education for students in grades 4 - 8. Each of the students selected for the application process met the expected assessment criteria and show a strong interest in mathematics and science. We are happy to congratulate these parents and students for making it to this point of the process and wish each of them continued success in their academic endeavors! Click link for photos.

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    • PHESD Institute Day

      On Monday, August 18, 2014, the Prairie-Hills Elementary School District 144 staff returned to school renewed and prepared to provide an educational environment that will meet the expectations of the parents, the district, state, and local communities. On August 18th, the staff, Alderman Davis, and Board Members were motivated by keynote speaker Dr. Stephen G. Peters. Click title for more info.

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