school First Day is August 20th. (Full Day Attendance)
Fall 2014 Registration (Location: Mae Jemison School)
August 6th - 12 pm - 5 pm
August 9th - 10 am - 2 pm
*Note: These are the last dates for registration before the start of school.*
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, as your new Superintendent.
    Dr. K. Patterson, Superintendent, presents to entire staff on the first day of the 2013 school year. 

    District News & Announcements

    • Tech 2014

      On June 4th, Mrs. Jennings' students Naima Dodson and Theodore Holloway were awarded Senate Recognition from Senator Michael Hastings for being selected to participate in the "Tech 2014: Students for the Information Age" demonstration at the State Capitol.

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    • 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 16th - July 17th from 8:45 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.- 11:15 a.m. Click link for more info.

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    • Fall 2014-2015 Online Student Registration Process with InfoSnap

      Returning students can register from home! The online form is available in English and Spanish. The Spanish version is still in progress and will be available soon Click title for registration details.

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    • Computer Sale

      Used computers will be available for sale during Fall registration on July 14th, July 15th, and July 16th at Mae Jemison School. Please click link for more details.

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    • PHJH Cheer and Pom-Pon Squad

      On May 3, 2014, the PHJH Cheerleading and Pom-Pon squad competed at the Midwest Cheer and Dance Association Competition at Six Flags Great America in Gurnee, IL. Click link above and view video.

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    • Math Bowl 2014 Video Highlights

      Check out the video from the Math Bowl

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    • District Science Fair Winners

      Prairie-Hills Elementary School District hosted its District Science Fair on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at Prairie-Hills Junior High School. Click title to view winners.

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