Coming soon May District Office and Teacher/Support Staff of the Month.
April 24th - PHJH Mustang Throwdown Step Show at 6 p.m. 
April 30th - School Improvement Day (Early Dismissal)
PHJH 11:00 a.m.; Elementary Buildings 11:45 a.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 ...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

    • PHJH Mustang Throwdown Step Show

      PHJH will host its 3rd Annual Mustang Throwdown Step Show. The event will occur on April 24th at 6 p.m. Tickets will be available at the the door. The costs are $3 per person or $8 for a family of four. Vendors will be present. Click link above to pre-order your tickets.

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    • Pre-K Round-Up Child Find Screenings

      Prairie Hills Early Childhood Staff are hosting Pre-K child finding screenings for ages 3-5. The Early Childhood Staff will use the Brigance Diagnostic Inventory of Early Development to assess various developmental skills for your child. Click title for more details on scheduling an appointment.

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    • Assistant Superintendent receives Community Partnership Award

      Mrs. Julia A. Veazey, Assistant Superintendent of Prairie-Hills Elementary School District 144 was presented with the 2015 Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc., Xi Mu Zeta Chapter, Community Partnership Award in recognition of Prairie-Hills Elementary School District 144 S.W.A.G.G. Mentoring Program, on March 28, 2015 at the Orland Chateau, in Orland Park, Illinois. Click title for more info.

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    • S.W.A.G.G. District Mentoring Program

      On March 21, 2015, the District S.W.A.G.G. Mentoring Program attended its annual dining extravaganza to Lawry’s Prime Rib located on 100 East Ontario in downtown Chicago for approximately 200 students and 65 parents, staff and administrators. Discussions are focused on hygiene, respect for self and others, self- expression, expectations and proper dining etiquette. Click link above for more info.

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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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    • Spotlight on Essays

      Prairie-Hills Elementary School District 144 is committed to ensuring that our students become effective and efficient writers. In meeting that goal, all students K-8th grade participate in quarterly District-Wide writing samples. Students are presented with writing tasks that encompass all genres of writing. Writing samples are then presented to District Administration for review. The Curriculum Department has received and read many outstanding essays and have chosen to “Spotlight” a few student essays from across the District that demonstrate competent writing skills. Congratulations to the first essays chosen! We look forward to sharing more essays in the future. Click link above to view students' essays.

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