Coming soon February
District Office and Teacher/Support Staff of the
PTO Meetings at various schools. Check upcoming events for dates/times.
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

    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

    • 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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    • Writing Prompts Videos

      Teachers, click link above and view writing prompt videos by grade level.

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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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    • No Child Left Behind: Bullying Workshop

      NCLB: Anti-Bullying workshop was held on Wednesday, September 24th. Click title for photos.

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    • PHSD144's IMSA Parent Meeting

      District 144 IMSA enrolls academically talented students in an advanced and rigorous program that allows them to encounter inquiry-based hands-on projects. The PHSD 144 IMSA program fosters imagination, creativity, investigative thinking and provides a unique and challenging education for students in grades 4 - 8. Each of the students selected for the application process met the expected assessment criteria and show a strong interest in mathematics and science. We are happy to congratulate these parents and students for making it to this point of the process and wish each of them continued success in their academic endeavors! Click link for photos.

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    • PHESD Institute Day

      On Monday, August 18, 2014, the Prairie-Hills Elementary School District 144 staff returned to school renewed and prepared to provide an educational environment that will meet the expectations of the parents, the district, state, and local communities. On August 18th, the staff, Alderman Davis, and Board Members were motivated by keynote speaker Dr. Stephen G. Peters. Click title for more info.

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    • PHJH Morning Convocation

      Promoting school spirit and motivating students to be successful, Prairie-Hills Junior High Principal, Mr. Kenndell Smith, continues to meet with all of the PHJH scholars each morning. During Mr. Smith's morning convocations, he will discuss school expectations, concerns and all upcoming events with the students. Click title for more info.

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