Kaneland Krier

Kaneland seniors gear up for end-of-year activities

Senior Caitlyn Knight was one of many who picked up her cap and gown on May 4.
May 16, 2010

Get ready, Kaneland seniors--graduation is almost here, and Kaneland High School is gearing up to celebrate. Several events have been planned for the last week in May to help seniors bid farewell to KHS...

Kaneland Krier wins Golden Eagle from N. Ill. Scholastic Press Association

Kaneland Krier wins Golden Eagle from N. Ill. Scholastic Press Association
April 27, 2010

The Kaneland Krier, the student newsmagazine of Kaneland High School, was awarded the Golden Eagle for best student newspaper in its class at Fridays Northern Illinois Scholastic Press Association conference. The...

KHS proposes switch from block to traditional eight-period day

April 1, 2010

Jessica Raines, Executive Editor In the 2011-12 school year, Kaneland will likely switch from the block schedule to a traditional schedule with eight classes a day, based on a recommendation the schedule...

Report on NIU shooter theorizes he lashed out against a surrogate family, had severe mental health issues

A candlelight vigil was held to remember the victims on the one-year anniversary of the shooting. Photo courtesy NIU.
March 26, 2010

It was meant to be another ordinary day of classes at Northern Illinois University, but when Steven Kazmierczak kicked open the door of room 101 in Cole Hall and opened fire, it changed the school, the...

Laptop vandals still not caught

March 24, 2010

By Ali Boan, Executive Editor Broken keys, screens that don't work and shortage of battery life. Sound familiar? It should. It was the subject of administrative visits in December to every second-block...

Elburn expansion good for KHS students

December 12, 2009

By Zach Brown, Reporter The corner of Routes 38 and 47 in Elburn is booming. First came the arrival of the new Jewel. Last month, Munchie P’s opened a sandwich shop, and Elburn Pack & Ship opened...

Eric Ferguson visits KHS to film behind-the-scenes footage

November 10, 2009

By Jessica Corbett, Editor As students filled their lunch trays in the cafeteria, '85 Kaneland alumnus and 101.9 "The Mix" radio station D.J. Eric Ferguson took a stroll down memory lane on Nov. 10.  He...

Social studies courses to become more writing-intensive because of low PSAE writing scores

November 9, 2009

By Madi Bluml, Reporter Every Thursday, Scott Parillo, head of the social studies department at Kaneland High School, goes to a meeting to discuss with other social studies teachers how their classes...

Visits to school nurse surge because of H1N1 worries

November 9, 2009

By Keri Groen, Reporter The nurses' office at Kaneland High School is more crowded than usual because of the approaching flu season, and students are being more cautious about getting sick. "There are...

Upcoming Freshmen Fun Night draws interest, mixed reviews

November 9, 2009

By Erica Brettman, Reporter Calling all freshmen! On Nov. 20 this year, from 7-9:30 there will be a Freshman Fun Night to bring together all the freshmen. "It's a night for all freshman to get together...

Protests overshadow opening of new middle school

November 9, 2009

By Jessica Corbett, Editor The opening of the new middle school was marred by the protests of bricklayers who did not get paid.  "They're doing an info picket because the company that they work for...

Studies show tanning is more dangerous than previously thought

November 9, 2009

By Jessica Corbett, Editor As summer tans begin to fade and complexions turn pale, students must seek sources besides frequent trips to the beach to meet their tanning needs. However, the cost of tanning...

Lower HMS construction cost means district has money left over

November 9, 2009

By Sarah Arnold, Editor After two referendums, District 302 is left with extra money because the new middle school cost less than expected.  The district originally budgeted $47 million to build HMS,...

Economic strife can lead to greed, theft

November 9, 2009

By Erin Rodway, Executive Editor In hard economic times there seems to be one thing on everyone's mind: money. Whether it be how and where to get it, or how to spend it, it's there. According to researchers...

Barsic always wanted to make everyone happy

November 7, 2009

By Mel Mazuc, executive editor Kelsey Marie Barsic was born on April 1, 1992 to Jim and Brenda Barsic. She died on Aug. 18, 2009 as a result of a car accident in the 41W300 block of Burlington Rd. in...

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