Free busing extended to full year

school bus

The 'Get on the Bus' initiative has been so successful that the District is offering free busing for the full school year. The reduced traffic around campus has made a significant difference in improving student safety during the Crawford Avenue construction. Parents who already paid the bus fee will be mailed a check for the full amount by September 8. Thank you to all the parents who have signed up so far. There is still time to register for the bus. Simply complete the online registration form.

We thank all the parents who are participating in free busing this fall.


If you have any questions or comments regarding busing, please complete this online comment form or send an email to: The District will work to respond within 24 hours or as soon as possible. The District is working to have all bus routes running smoothly the week of August 25. You may also call the district office at 847-675-8234. Thank you for your support!

New bus routes
Flag Ceremony Celebrates First Day of School

Honor guard

Lincoln Hall ceremony

Students and staff celebrated the start of school on Wednesday, Aug. 20., with flag-raising ceremonies at Lincoln Hall and Rutledge Hall. Members of the Lincolnwood police and fire departments served as the honor guard. 

The flag-raising ceremony, started by Dr. Weiss five years ago, is a great way to kick off the year for students, staff and parents! We greatly appreciate the police and fire departments for providing an honor guard for both ceremonies.

At Todd Hall, 1st and 2nd graders started on Wednesday, and kindergarteners start Thursday Aug. 20.

Rutledge Hall ceremony

Rutledge Hall

Milestone Recognitions for Dedicated Staff

The school year for staff opened Monday, Aug. 18, by recognizing the commitment and dedication of teachers and staff celebrating milestone years of consecutive service in District 74.

10 year recognition

10 years
From left, Erin Davis, 3rd grade-Rutledge Hall; Lauren Malartsik, P.E.-Lincoln Hall, and Aliza Walas, 2nd grade-Todd Hall were recognized for 10 years of service.

20 year recognition

20 years
From left, Shari McAdams, kindergarten-Todd Hall; Cheryl Trilling, 1st grade-Todd Hall; Kathye McNeil, 5th grade-Rutledge Hall; and Stacy Panoutsos were recognized for 20 years of service.

25 years recognition

25 Years
Debby Barabasz, Rutledge Hall-art teacher was recognized for 25 years of service.

2015 retirees

Retiree Class of 2015
From left, Debby Barabasz, Rutledge Hall art teacher; Steve Kikoen, Lincoln Hall music teacher, and Gordon Perino, 5th grade Rutledge Hall, along with Diane Remiyac, not pictured, will retire in the 2014-15 school year.

The District also welcomed 22 new teachers and support staff.


Important Events in August

Todd Hall Important Dates

08/13-08/14ELL screening for new students
08/18-08/19Teacher Institute Days
08/20First day of student attendance for 1st and 2nd graders
Open House for Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten
08/21First day for Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten
08/22Ice Cream Social, 5:30pm
08/25Safety Drill Week Begins
09/01Labor Day No School

Rutledge Hall Important Dates

08/13-08/14ELL screening for new students
08/18-08/19Teacher Institute Days
08/19Student/Parent Walk Through, 4:00-5:00 pm
New family welcome, 5:00 pm -at Lincoln Hall
08/20First day of student attendance
8:30-8:45 Flag Ceremony
08/22Ice Cream Social, 5:30pm
08/27Curriculum Night 6:00pm
09/01Labor Day- No school

Lincoln Hall Important Dates

08/13-08/14ELL screening for new students
08/14-08/156th Grade student tours
08/18-08/19 Teacher Institute Days
08/186th Grade Curriculum Night, 6:30pm
08/196th Grade ipad training night, 6:00pm and 7:30pm
New family welcome, 5:00pm
08/20First day of student attendance
6th Grade ipad make-up night, 6:30pm
08/217th/8th Grade Curriculum Night, 6:30pm
08/22 Ice Cream Social, 5:30pm
09/01Labor Day- No school
Summer Projects

Summer Improvements

While families were enjoying summer vacations, work crews and staff in District 74 were hard at work!

View the District Update presented at the Board of Education meeting Aug. 7 to see all the improvements that await students and staff for the start of school.

Slide Show

This slide show offers a glimpse of all the work in progress.

Lincolnwood School District 74
6950 N. East Prairie Road
Lincolnwood, IL 60712
Phone: 847-675-8234 | Fax: 847-675-420


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