Dr. Kimako Patterson, Superintendent

    The BEST is yet to come.....

               In our continual pursuit of EXCELLENCE!


    Welcome Back to the

    2018-2019 School Year! 





    Every year I find myself anticipating the beginning of the school year. It is an opportunity to welcome the students of today, and the leaders of tomorrow! 
    Once again, we are committed to seeking excellence for our students and District. I am even more excited about the challenges we are determined to overcome this school year as we demand even more of ourselves, our students, our parents and our communities. 
    It is our collective goal to make certain that we remain united in our Vision and Mission to provide and produce the BEST education possible and the BEST and Brightest students capable of successfully competing and dominating in a global society!
    We are very excited that our students continue to show growth on the MAP (Measures of Academic Progress) assessment in every grade level across the district. One of my primary goals as your Superintendent continues to be to make District 144 a formidable force within the Southland area! My staff and I are determined to focus on a more rigorous learning experience that strengthens and challenges ALL students to reach their maximum intellectual potential! 
    This summer the Board revised its' strategic plan for our District. Please take a moment to view this plan and our goals to continue to excel and make Prairie-Hills Elementary School District 144 the premiere destination district!
    Last year, over 500 parents joinus us for our Town Hall Extravaganza. During this extravaganza, we highlight  the academic, social, emotional and behavioral talents of our students. Please look for more information on our website as we plan this fabulous event scheduled for Thursday, December 13, 2018!
    Our moral imperative continues to be that home and school work together collaboratively to ensure that our students are challenged to grow, learn and excel in a rigorous and challenging environment; whereby our students compete and dominate in the larger global society.
    My staff and I continue to be amazed at the tremendous strides we are making in Prairie-Hills District 144! We remained renewed, excited and tenacious about moving our District to the next level of EXCELLENCE. This is our continual quest! We cannot, nor would we want to succeed without your essential partnership, input, support, dedication and commitment!
    "Desire is the key to motivation, but it's
    determination and commitment to an
    unrelenting pursuit of our goal ~
    a commitment to excellence~
    that will enable us to attain
    the success we seek"
                                                                                                                     Mario Andretti
                  Dr. Kimako Patterson, Superintendent