Kaneland Krier

Kaneland falls short of AYP goals, but makes progress

October 21, 2010

Amanda Schiff, Editor Although Kaneland High School's PSAE scores declined and didn't meet federal requirements for Adequate Yearly Progress, the same scores showed more students are college ready. Juniors...

Drug dog’s visit educates Kaneland students about consequences of drugs

Drug dog's visit educates Kaneland students about consequences of drugs
October 12, 2010

By Morgan Buerke, Reporter A visit from Darkar, a police dog trained to sniff out drugs, helped Kaneland High School health teacher Cindy Miller educate students about the consequences of drug possession...

Charles McCormick, retired District 302 superintendent, named Journalism Education Association’s ‘Administrator of the Year’

October 6, 2010

Dr. Charles McCormick was named the 2010 Administrator of the Year by the national Journalism Education Association on Sept. 27. According to Linda Drake, the JEA Awards Committee Chair, McCormick was...

Chess team competes in Charger Tournament

October 4, 2010

By Emily Gulanczyk, Reporter The chess team took part in the Charger Tournament on Oct. 3 at Aurora Central Catholic. Junior Cory Clausen scored a win at board 1. Sophomore Zach Brown won three matches...

Krier places first in Quill and Scroll competition

September 24, 2010

By Sarah Arnold, Editor Kaneland High School’s newsmagazine, the Kaneland Krier, was awarded a Quill and Scroll International First Place award this month, earning its highest score in several years. “We...

Proposed mosque stirs debate

Proposed mosque stirs debate
September 23, 2010

Plans to build a mosque community center two blocks away from Ground Zero have sparked heated conversations in New York City and across the country. The Cordoba House Project will be a 15-story community...

State budget crisis continues to affect Kaneland

After cross country practice, junior Frankie Furco ( in the driver’s seat) takes friends home. Due to budget cuts, carpooling is common with students.
September 23, 2010

Illinois’ ongoing budget crisis, which lead to cutting activity buses and programs at Kaneland, continues to hit students hard. “The district’s budget gap for this year is $2.4 million,” Superintendent...

McDole teacher sues District 302 for discrimination

September 23, 2010

By Amanda Schiff, Editor Richard Scott, a fifth grade teacher at McDole Elementary, has filed a lawsuit against the district for discrimination and is seeking $375,000 in damages. The lawsuit was filed...

New locker arrangements generate student complaints

September 23, 2010

By Julia Angelotti, Editor Sophomores and seniors had no problems finding their lockers this year. The majority were assigned the same locker and combination as last year, Ian Smith, assistant principal,...

Edelman is only new faculty member

September 23, 2010

By Diana Nuno, Editor One. That’s the number of new teachers at KHS, drastically dropping from the nine new faculty members hired just last year at the high school and 24 district-wide. Physical science...

Recession affects students, faculty alike

September 23, 2010

By Jessica Corbett, Executive Editor Senior Keith Runde said his family has been impacted by the recession. "My dad lost his job because he got laid off after working in his field for over 30 years,"...

State budget crisis continues to affect Kaneland

September 23, 2010

By Maggie Brundige, Reporter Illinois' ongoing budget crisis, which lead to cutting activity buses and programs at Kaneland, continues to hit students hard. "The district’s budget gap for this year...

Talking on cell while driving now banned within school zones

Talking on cell while driving now banned within school zones
July 23, 2010

Be careful: if one's caught talking on a cell phone while driving near school, they could be issued a ticket. Earlier this year, the State Senate introduced a new law banning the use of electric communication...

Gulf oil spill continues to grow

June 23, 2010

By McKinzie Mangers and Malory Groen, Reporters The investigation of the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has led to questions about British Petroleum's drilling practices and ethics. Initial...

Locker thefts lead to electronic sting at KHS

Making sure lockers are tightly closed and locked is the best way to prevent locker theft, Renee Grisch, Dean of Students, advised.
May 16, 2010

When Kaneland sophomore Samantha Williams returned from P.E. class, she expected her items to be safely stored in her locker where she had left them. She was wrong. "Someone broke into my locker and...

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