Congratulations to the "Masters of Words"

A team representing Todd Hall and Rutledge Hall achieved Highest Honors in the recent WordMasters Challenge™—a national vocabulary competition involving nearly 150,000 students annually. The combined second and third grade team scored an impressive 187 points out of a possible 200 in the first of three meets this year, placing tenth in the nation.


Competing in the difficult Blue Division of the WordMasters Challenge™, third graders Jad D. and Jonathan L. earned a perfect score of 20 on the challenge. Nationally, only 75 third graders achieved this result. Other students from Todd Hall and Rutledge Hall who achieved individual outstanding results in the meet include Jonathan N., Asma P. and Jesal P. The students were coached in preparation for the WordMasters Challenge™ by teachers Mrs. Hammel (grade two), Ms. Davis (grade three), Mrs. Quilici (grade three), and Mrs. Barringer (G.A.T.E.). Congratulations to our students!


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Posted on Thursday, January 29, 2015
Todd Hall Gives Back

The 4th annual Snowman Shuffle was once again a huge success. We collected over 700 food items for the Niles Township Food Pantry. Students that wanted to shuffle donated one food item as their ‘entrance fee’ for the shuffle. Students and staff enjoyed the workout and the feeling of making a difference for families in need. Thanks for the donations! Happy Holidays to All.

Posted on Friday, December 19, 2014
Celebration for good behavior

Todd Hall students were treated to sidewalk chalk art time during the first PBIS celebration of the year for good behavior. They also were treated to watching their teachers get all wet! Teachers participated in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and spread awareness about the progressive neurodegenerative disease. Students learned in an age-appropriate way about the disease during the past week then celebrated as each teacher got the bucket of water over their head.

Watch the slideshow of the celebration (below) and the video of the Ice Bucket Challenge.

todd hall PBIS 2-HD (720p) from Lincolwood SD74 on Vimeo.

ALS Challege (2) from Lincolwood SD74 on Vimeo.

Posted on Thursday, September 18, 2014
Buddy Benches to sprout from students’ inspiration


Students present Buddy Bench proposal to BOE
Mrs. Shankar, Tood Hall principal, introduces the students who researched and proposed the idea of bringing
Buddy Benches to the school.

A group of third grade students learned how turning inspiration to action can lead to big results when the Board of Education approved the purchase of Buddy Benches for each school.

Lillian Flood, Emma Bennett, Max Spector, Brandon Pieczka, Mara Smith and Gabriel Mandal were inspired by a magazine article they read in Mrs. Cook’s 2nd grade class last April. They learned about a Buddy Bench, which is a safe place for kids to sit if they feel lonely, sad or isolated. A student sitting on a Buddy Bench during recess is an invitation for another child to come sit with them or invite them to play.

The students had asked Mrs. Cook how they could bring a Buddy Bench to Lincolnwood. “I told them if they wanted a Buddy Bench, make it happen,” Mrs. Cook said.

The students met with the Todd Hall Principal Mrs. Shankar to share their idea. They wrote a letter to her explaining the concept, and reporting on their research on bench prices and where to install them. Finally, they presented their proposal to the Board.

“Seeing them up there (in front of the Board) was one of my proudest moments in teaching. .. seeing them empowered,” Mrs. Cook said.

“These are the kinds of things that build character,” said Rupal Mandal, Gabriel’s mom.

Gabriel was a little more in the moment. “It’s cool because we get to be on TV,” he said, referring to the live stream of the board meeting.

When the benches arrive, the students will continue their project by teaching the students how to use them.

Watch the video of students presenting their proposal to the Board of Education.

Posted on Saturday, September 6, 2014
Questions or Comments About Busing?

school bus

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. 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 as soon as possible. You may also call the district office at 847-675-8234. Thank you for your support!

Todd Hall bus routes
Posted on Thursday, August 21, 2014

Todd Hall School
3925 W. Lunt Avenue
Lincolnwood, IL 60712
[Ph] 847-675-8235 | [Fax] 847-675-9378


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