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    The BEST is STILL yet to come.....


    Welcome Back to the

    2019-2020 School Year! 

    I am excited about welcoming our students, staff, parents and community members to another fabulous school year.
    We continue to be committed to seeking excellence for our students and District. I am excited about the opening of our new Primary Learning Center 3216 w. 162nd Street, Markham. This center will be used to accommodate a portion of our Pre-K population, our lively 3 year-olds.
    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! 
    Please join us for our annual Town Hall Extravaganza  at Prairie-Hills Junior High School on Thursday, December 19, 2019 at 6:30p.m. In addition, please take a moment to review our strategic plan which is located on the Board of Education web page. The District has elected to advertise various activities and events on the electronic marquee located on 167th and Pulaski Road in Country Club Hills. This is one of the ways in which we are trying to expand our presence throughout the communities we service so please pay attention to the marquee!
    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!
    "Do not follow where the path may lead. Go, instead,
    where there is no path
    and leave a trail..."
                  Dr. Kimako Patterson, Superintendent