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Kaneland’s Move Toward E-learning

Cartoon by Kt Mattern

By: Jenna Lin, Editor

March 6, 2019

With this generation’s fast-paced lifestyle, the world has become far more technologically advanced. In order to stay connected and maximize the use of technology and time in school, many schools are taking steps to embed E-learning into their curriculum. As for Kaneland, E-learning has been an ongoing ...

Kaneland Approves Switching to 1:1 Initiative

Kaneland Approves Switching to 1:1 Initiative

By: Abril Salinas, Executive

February 27, 2019

On Monday, Feb. 25, 2019, the Kaneland School Board carried out the 6:0 motion of moving to the 1:1 initiative for next school year. Associate Superintendent Dr. Julie-Ann Fuchs,  Director of Educational Services EC-5 Dr. Sarah Mumm, Director of Educational Services 6-12 Michael Rice and Director of Te...

Save the Dates: Finals Before Winter Break

Save the Dates: Finals Before Winter Break

By: Gianna Provenzano, Editor

February 15, 2019

Most students do not like thinking of finals. Finals season causes a lot of stress and pressure for teenagers. Testing taking place the week after Winter Break can affect students’ stress levels during the already stressful holiday season. Deciding whether to spend time with family and enjoy the time ...

Kaneland District Board Meeting January 14, 2019

Kaneland District Board Meeting January 14, 2019

By: Ben Durbala and Jacob Booten

January 17, 2019

     The Kaneland District Board Meeting of January 14, 2019, turned into an evening that inspired those of attendance.       This was because of the heartwarming story of 13-year-old Leah Hayes, an eighth grader at Kaneland Harter Middle School. Hayes was recently named the 2018 Sports Illus...

Board Meeting: Funding and Literacy Program

Board Meeting: Funding and Literacy Program

By: Sami Callaghan, Editor

September 12, 2018

At the Board Meeting on Monday, September 10, District 302 board members’ main focus was Kaneland funding and the elementary school literacy program. The first discussion on the agenda was a new literacy program happening at all four elementary schools called ‘One School, One Book’. All four...

Keith Callaghan and Family Benefit Event

Keith Callaghan and Family Benefit Event

By: Richies Tiv, Executive, Chief of Print

September 7, 2018

A Keith Callaghan and Family Benefit event will take place at the Elburn Lions Club on September 9th to raise money for the Callaghan family. The event will include the Back Country Roads band, dinner, raffles and a live auction. “Our goal is to raise enough money to help support Keith through...

School Board Discusses Progress for 2020

Superintendent Dr. Todd Leden reports on Kaneland 2020's progress.

By: Jacob Booten, Editor

August 30, 2018

On Monday, August 27, the District 302 Board Meeting focused on the District’s 2020 plan along with the East Gym renovations and a literacy program spreading across the district. The Board started by stating that last year 30 teachers started the new personalized learning initiative and are bein...

Board Meeting on Gym Renovations

The board discusses recent changes being made to the East gym.

By: Richies Tiv, Executive

August 8, 2018

The Kaneland School Board met for their first public board meeting July 30, led by a new President, Shana Sparber. The meeting mainly focused on the renovations for the East gym, which will not be finished before school starts according to Julie-Ann Fuchs. “They [Correct Digital Displays] we...

Change in Pass Rules

Change in Pass Rules

By: Sarah Kantola, Reporter

April 23, 2018

Students used to be able to go to the library with ease, but since the use of laminated passes have been banned, teachers are not allowed to give passes unless homework is assigned. Lorna Code, the KHS librarian, was in favor of the change in use of passes and explains why she got rid of the lam...

Preparing for the Unthinkable

Preparing for the Unthinkable

By: Corinne Condos, Reporter

March 30, 2018

Due to recent school shootings around America and lockdowns at Kaneland, students need to know how to stay safe in the case of something happening at KHS. No one can be completely prepared if an intruder came, but students and staff need to be aware and have a plan if there was a threat. ”I ...

National School Walkouts: How Kaneland Compares

St. Charles East students left their classes to protest against gun violence. 
Photo Courtesy of Margaret Zrelak

By: Karina Sanchez, Public Relations/Social Media Executive

March 13, 2018

As of Friday, March 9th an official email was sent out to students by Vice Principal Carri Oslager in reference to how Kaneland students could participate in March 14th student activist type events.   Since this walkout activity is student-led, Kaneland administration left it in the hands of their ...

Students Stand for Their Rights

By: Bella Vargas, Editor-in-Chief

March 13, 2018

On February 14, 2018, horror struck the nation as news of the 17 innocent lives taken by a shooter at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School spread. A few survivors of this event took to social media to spread their disbelief and anger about what happened to their friends and fellow classmates. Out o...

Honoring Parkland Through Memorializing Victims

By: Alex Malawski, Editor

March 13, 2018

Columbine. Virginia Tech. Sandy Hook and now Stoneman Douglas. Wednesday, March 14, will mark one month since the shooting that took place at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. The shooting claimed the lives of 17 innocent people. Since the horrible shooting, schools across ...