About Us

Mission Statement

Panther Pride instills citizenship, high standards of achievement, and accountability in a diverse learning community to prepare all students for future academic and career pursuits.  


Pleasant Hill will become the highest performing small school district in Illinois with:

  •  cutting edge technology

  •  high performing learners challenged

  •  real world readiness in all curriculum

  •  dual language opportunities

  •  exploratory options

Pleasant Hill students and staff believe that Panther Pride begins with the
following Panther Paws:

  • Be polite and respectful

  • Be accountable to others

  • Be willing to try

  • Be safe to learn

Panther Values

  • High expectations- all students can learn and achieve.

  • Safe learning environment-every student is provided a safe learning environment.

  • Positive parental involvement-positive parental involvement is an essential component in a student’s educational development.

  • Highly qualified staff-pleasant hill values and supports a highly qualified teaching staff.

  • Financially solvent district-by maintaining financial solvency, we can provide every student with the appropriate resources and class size to be a successful learner.

  • Community partners-by partnering with our community, additional resources will be available to promote and enhance educational excellence.

  • Life-long learners-life-long learning is an essential skill for continuous growth in the 21st century and beyond.

Staff Emails

Dr. Lisa Weaver

Jason Pollitt

Kitty Joos
Office Manager

Sherry Dimmitt

Homeless Students

Homelessness is broadly defined to include (but is not limited to) a child who lacks a fixed regular and adequate nighttime residence.  A child is deemed to be homeless if the child lives in a transition shelter, hotel or motel, is awaiting foster care, and/or is sharing the house of other persons due to loss of housing or economic necessity.

Options for Homeless Students at Pleasant Hill

PH Absenteeism and Truancy Policy 

Bullying Policy

Bullying, intimidation, and (sexual) harassment are not acceptable in any form and will not be tolerated at school or any school-related activity.  The school will protect students against retaliation for reporting incidents of bullying, intimidation, or (sexual) harassment, and will take disciplinary action against any student who participates in such conduct.
No person shall harass, intimidate or bully another based upon a race, color, nationality, sex, sexual orientation, ancestry, age, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, gender identity, order of protection status, status as homeless, or actual or potential marital or parental status, including pregnancy, or other protected group status.  The school and district will not tolerate harassing, intimidating conduct, or bullying whether verbal, physical, or visual, that affects the tangible benefits of education, that unreasonably interferes with a student’s educational performance, or that creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive educational environment.

PH Press Plus Bullying Policy

PH Suicide Prevention Resources

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Dial 988 and Speak with Someone Today!  

Help is Available

Sexual Harassment Policy

Sexual harassment of students or staff is prohibited. Sexual harassment is defined as follows:

  • An employee's or district agent's unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual or sex-based nature, imposed on the basis of sex, that denies or limits the provision of educational aid, benefits, services or treatment, or that makes such conduct a condition of a student's academic status.

  • Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual or sex-based nature by anyone, including students imposed on the basis of sex that has the purpose or effect of:

  • Substantially interfering with a student's educational environment

  • Creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive educational environment

  • Depriving a student of educational aid, benefits, services, or treatment

  • Making submission to or rejection of such unwelcome conduct the basis for academic decisions affecting a student.

  • Students who believe they are victims of sexual harassment are encouraged to discuss the matter with a teacher or the superintendent. An allegation that one student was sexually harassed by another shall be referred to the superintendent.

Education of Children with Disabilities

Individuals with disabilities will be provided an opportunity to participate in all school-sponsored services, programs, or activities.  Individuals with disabilities should notify administration if they have a disability that will require special assistance or services and, if so, what services are required.  This notification should occur as far in advance as possible of the school-sponsored function, program, or meeting.  

It is the intent of the district to ensure that students who are disabled within the definition of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 or the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act are identified, evaluated and provided with appropriate educational services through the age of 21, inclusive (i.e. through the day before the student's 22nd birthday). 

Request to Access Classroom or Personnel for Special education Evaluation or Observation: The parent/guardian of a student receiving special education services, or being evaluated for eligibility is afforded reasonable access to educational facilities, personnel, classrooms, and buildings.  This same right of access is afforded to an independent educational evaluator or a qualified professional retained by or on behalf of a parent or child.