Kaneland Krier

Rash of thefts at Kaneland upset students

The most common items stolen out of lockers at Kaneland are electronics, like iPods and cell phones, according to Officer Keith Gardner. Photo by Tyler Keenum.
October 18, 2011

By Gina Jarvis, Editor Sophomore Haley Contorno was upset when she had discovered $27 missing from her gym locker last month. “I was going to use it to buy homecoming tickets,” Contorno said. Contorno...

Explorer program teaches firefighting skills

Logo of the Elburn Explorer Post 1357
October 15, 2011

Ever wanted to be a hero or give back to your community? Check out the Explorer Post program at the Elburn and Countryside Fire Protection District, which allows students ages 14-21 to explore potential...

Madrigals at Milliken University

Madrigals at Millikin University
October 15, 2011

Harmonies filled Millikin University on Sept. 23-24, as a musical group that included Kaneland Madrigal students used their vocal abilities to the fullest. “The were three directors there who helped...

Band, color guard compete at Marengo

The marching band performs during half-time at the Homecoming game on Sept. 24.
October 14, 2011

Kaneland's marching band placed first in percussion at the Marengo Marching Competition, where the band and color guard competed with several area schools. “Our drum line just did a good job in general,...

Elementary ISAT scores rise; board looks to improve college readiness

October 8, 2011

By Kaprice Sanchez, Editor Are Kaneland students graduating college and career ready? That’s District 302’s new mission this year, and they began by setting overall goals for ISAT scores in grades...

Kaneland’s growing numbers

Kaneland's growing numbers
September 28, 2011

When walking into the crowded classrooms on the first day of school, it’s always stressful being one of the last few students to enter, having to look for an open seat. As class sizes grow at Kaneland,...

STEP receives mixed reviews

September 22, 2011

Will the new STEP give Kaneland students a step up academically? That’s what the administration hopes, but students debate its effectiveness. Sophomore Lesly Chavez isn’t sure it will help students’...

Gay civil unions approved in Illinois

April 29, 2011

By Kaprice Sanchez, Reporter Illinois became the sixth state in the U.S., along with the District of Columbia, to allow gay civil unions. The bill passed the State House of Representatives by a vote...

Kaneland Krier places second at IWPA, its best-ever performance

April 26, 2011

The Kaneland Krier came in second in the annual Illinois Woman’s Press Association Communications Contest, with staff members taking home 12 individual awards. “It’s the best we’ve ever done...

PSAE promises fulfilled to seniors a year later

Senior Allie Grossman watches as the PSAE incentive prizes are given away at an assembly for seniors. Photo for Elaine Cannell.
April 26, 2011

After a year of waiting, the promise of incentives for students who met or exceeded on last year’s PSAE was finally fulfilled. At an assembly on April 5, assistant principals Ian Smith and Diane McFarlin...

Bomb kills 35 people

March 23, 2011

By Matt Wahlgren and Brianne Strobel, Reporters A bomb detonated at Domodevo Airport in Moscow on Jan. 24 left 35 people dead and more than 100 injured. Russian investigators are looking at about 10...

Australian police seize huge amount of cocaine

March 15, 2011

By Zoe Wilson, Reporter BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA--$159 million in cocaine. That's what Police Commissioner Andrew Colvin and his team found during a raid in Brisbane last month. A week before the raid, the...

Kaneland considering 10-point scale

March 15, 2011

By Morgan Buerke and Kelsy Goodwin, Reporters The rumors are confirmed: Kaneland is considering switching to a 10-point grading scale. Does that mean classes be easier to pass? "[Switching would be...

Dead bird and fish mystery

February 26, 2011

By Diana Nuno, Editor BEBEE, ARK.--When 5,000 black birds fell out of the sky on New Year's Eve, scientists and researchers came together to examine the birds but were left without an answer. "It's really...

Kaneland Krier places first at National Scholastic Press Association

February 25, 2011

By Alex Vickery and Taylor Phillips, Reporters The Kaneland Krier, the student newspaper of Kaneland High School, has won a first place award from the National Scholastic Press Association, which gave...

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