Kaneland Krier

Board Meeting Focuses on Updates on Return to Learn Plan

Students wait in line near the main office of Kaneland High School for parking passes. Monday's board meeting focused on updating the details on what is sure to be a different school year for everyone.

By: Sarah Janito, Editor

July 28, 2020

Kaneland School Board members Meg Junk, Ryan Kerry, Aaron Lawler, Gale Pavlak and Shana Sparber held a socially distanced meeting in the Harter Middle School cafeteria on Monday, July 27, to further discuss Kaneland’s Return to Learn plan for this fall. Two members of the Board, Pedro Rivas and Tere...

Board Meeting Focuses on Return to Learn Plan

The Kaneland School Board discusses two possible models of learning for the upcoming school year.

By: Mia Bergman, Editor

July 2, 2020

On Monday, June 29, 2020, the Kaneland School Board discussed the current status of Kaneland’s Return to Learn plan. Superintendent Dr. Todd Leden explained two possible models of learning for the 2020-2021 school year, as the state is now in Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois plan that is aimed at combating...

Peaceful Protest in Elburn

Community members at the peaceful assembly at Elburn's Village Hall hold signs in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. Throughout America, people have come together to demonstrate their commitment to ending systemic injustice towards and mistreatment of Black people.

By: Sophia Mullins

June 7, 2020

2020 Kaneland High School graduates Bethany Duffey and Isabella Mohatt organized a peaceful assembly in support of the Black Lives Matter movement that took place from 12:00-2:00 PM on Sunday, June 7. The gathering was held at the Elburn Village Hall and featured multiple guest speakers from a range of ...

Status of Graduation Ceremony Remains in Doubt

Status of Graduation Ceremony Remains in Doubt

By: Sami Callaghan, Ad and Business Manager Executive

April 2, 2020

The world has come to a pause, and many events that people had planned for the future are in question right now. At this point, the Kaneland community is unaware when or even if we will go back to school to finish the 2019-2020 school year. This brings to question whether we will be able to have the...

How People in Italy are Managing Life in Full Lockdown

Photo taken in Venice, Italy.

By: Ayshe Ali, Editor

March 20, 2020

COVID-19, or coronavirus, has become a global pandemic directly affecting 119 countries and counting. Some of those countries have been hit harder than others. One example is Italy. With over 40,000 identified cases of coronavirus and over 4,000 deaths, Italy has become the most affected by the virus....

How Have Schools From Surrounding Areas Handled Coronavirus?

How Have Schools From Surrounding Areas Handled Coronavirus?

By: Emma Schaefer, Editor

March 18, 2020

On March 13, 2020, Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker closed schools statewide with the goal of preventing the spread of the coronavirus. Different school districts have taken different approaches when it comes to handling this time away from school. In response to Pritzker’s order, Kaneland School District...

1/13 Board Meeting at KHMS

By: Ayshe Ali, Editor

January 23, 2020

On Jan. 13, 2020, the Board of Education held a meeting at Kaneland Harter Middle School to discuss multiple topics regarding the district. To start off the meeting, Brian Faulkner, the principal at Kaneland Harter Middle School, acknowledged Linda Ray and Kaitlin Liu, winners of the WRO National...

Kaneland Alum Eric Ferguson Returns For Homecoming Parade

Kaneland Alum Eric Ferguson Returns For Homecoming Parade

By: Ayshe Ali, Editor

October 11, 2019

On Oct. 9, 2019, Eric Ferguson, Kaneland Alum and host of “Eric in the Morning with Melissa and Whip” on 101.9 the Mix, visited his hometown of Elburn to be the grand marshal of the Homecoming parade.   In high school, Ferguson was a member of the Kaneland Krier and always believed he was...

Medal Of Honor Recipient Visits Kaneland

Medal Of Honor Recipient Visits Kaneland

By: Ayshe Ali and Emma Schaefer

October 10, 2019

On Sept. 25, 2019, Javier Martinez’s 6 hour U.S. History class took part in a nation-wide Livestream with a medal of honor recipient, James “Doc” McCloughan. Over 140 different teachers were signed up for the livestream. Students had the opportunity to ask McCloughan personal questions abou...

Coming Soon To Elburn: Taco Bell

By: Morgan Phillipp, Reporter

September 30, 2019

After much argument and discussion, on June 18 the Village Board of Elburn approved for Taco Bell to be built in town.  The restaurant will be located at Routes 38 and 47, on the north end of Elburn. The Taco Bell restaurant and drive thru is currently being built and is expected to be open soon. Th...

Interchange Construction on 47 Nearing Completion

Interchange Construction on 47 Nearing Completion

By: Olivia Ortegel, Reporter

September 27, 2019

Sugar Grove’s interchange on Illinois Route 47 at I-88 heading east is projected to be complete within the next few months.   “Hopefully by November 1, maybe Thanksgiving...it will be open,” Sugar Grove Village President Sean Michels said.    Everyone living in the Kaneland dist...

Board Meeting: Aug 26, 2019

By: Gio Valle, Editor

August 30, 2019

On Monday, Aug. 26, 2019, the Kaneland Board of Education held their biweekly meeting at Kaneland Harter Middle School to discuss various issues that are relevant at the start of the school.  Superintendent Dr. Todd Leden started by recognizing the Taste of Kaneland, which took place Sunday, Aug. 25...

Kaneland Community Gathers For Emergency Board Meeting

Kaneland Community Gathers For Emergency Board Meeting

By: Sophia Mullins, Editor

July 10, 2019

On Tuesday, July 9, the Kaneland Board of Education held an emergency meeting at Harter Middle School regarding a 2.7 million dollar budget surplus. The Kaneland Education Association (KEA) and the Board of Education have been negotiating new teacher contracts since 2018, and the news of a surplus left ...

Board Meeting Decides New Changes Coming to Kaneland

Board Meeting Decides New Changes Coming to Kaneland

By: Ashley Edwards, Executive

April 14, 2019

As the Kaneland community grows and newer technology is being added to our schools, Trane Heating and Cooling has offered Kaneland a deal to save money and help the environment. Ground mounted, roof mounted and parking lot canopy solar panels are the main components that could possibly be installed at...

KHS Honorably Dismisses Two Teachers

KHS Honorably Dismisses Two Teachers

By: Abril Salinas, Executive

March 14, 2019

On Monday, March 11, Director of Human Resources Christopher Adkins spoke to the District 302 Board of Education about honorably discharging teachers and cutting classes because of a lack of student interest in subjects pertaining to culinary arts and automotive careers. Fox Valley Career Center’s full-time autom...