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March District Office and Teacher/Support Staff of the
March 2nd - Casmir Pulaski Day (No School) 
March 6th - End of Quarter 3. Records Day (Early Dismissal)
Elementary Buildings 1:30 p.m.; PHJH 1:00 p.m.
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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

    • 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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    • PHESD144 Staff showcases their talent at Literacy Institute

      On December 19, 2014, the PHESD144 staff, Trinity Professors, Dr. Mary Webster and Dr. David Klanderman, author and retired Loyola Professor, Dr. Roberta Sejnost, staff members from SPEED, etc., provided workshop courses that enhanced the knowledge and experience of the district staff. Click title for more info.

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    • Superintendent receives Orchid Award

      Orchid Awards were established as a biennial event to honor individuals who support and uplift the status of women in our communities

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