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Board Meeting Honors Illinois State Scholar Recipients

Illinois State Scholarship recipients were honored and a new map was introduced to help teachers plan their lessons at the board meeting on February 26.

By: Ashley Edwards and Richies Tiv

March 1, 2018

A Board of Education Meeting was held this Monday on February 26 to discuss the new curriculum map as well as to commence Kaneland High School’s Illinois State Scholars and Harter Middle School’s word master participants. “The Illinois State Scholars represent approximately the top 10 percent of ...

The Terminology of Emergencies

By: Kt Mattern, Editor

February 27, 2018

Lately, students have to guess whether their school days will be on a normal 8 period schedule or changed due to threats like bullet shells found in the hallway or actual bullets found in the bathroom. With this new awareness of what could possibly happen, knowing what to do in the darkest hour could...

Second Hold-in-Place in One Week

A 45 caliber bullet was found in the boy's bathroom at approximately 10 a.m. on Monday, February 26.

By: Bridget McCracken and Vanessa Pitts

February 26, 2018

Updated February 27, 2018 12:55 p.m.: Kaneland High School was put in their second hold-in-place within one week on Monday, Feb. 26 at approximately 10:20 a.m. The hold-in-place was lifted at approximately 1:20 p.m. A student found found a 45 caliber bullet in the Fox Valley Career Center boy’s...

Walkouts for Gun Control

The first of the school walkouts will take place on March 14 at 10 a.m.

By: Sam Gomes, Reporter

February 26, 2018

Parkland, Florida takes Columbine, Colorado’s spot as the home of the deadliest high school shooting in American history. Fourteen students and three staff members were shot and killed Valentine's Day 2018. Walkouts have been planned at schools nationwide by students who are tired of all the gun...

Spent Shell Casing Causes Soft Lockdown at KHS

A spent shell casing was found in the hallway leading to the cafeteria causing a soft lockdown to be put in place.

By: Annika Berger, Production Manager

February 21, 2018

Kaneland High School went into a hold-in-place procedure at 12:15 p.m. on Wednesday after a spent 9mm shell casing was found outside of the cafeteria. Teachers were instructed to continue classroom activities with locked doors and not allow student movement in or out of the rooms, per hold-in-place po...

A Salute to the Student Advisory Board

A Salute to the Student Advisory Board

By: KT Mattern, Richies Tiv, and Jessica Tiv

February 20, 2018

At this past board meeting on February 12, the community discussed numerous issues including a salute to the newly formed Student Advisory Board. Starting this year, students were asked to join a new sort of club that consists of communicating with educational officials like the dean, assistant p...

Keeping Kaneland Safe Using ALICE

Keeping Kaneland Safe Using ALICE

By: Gabrielle Faletto and Ashley Edwards

January 23, 2018

This past Wednesday, January 17th, the Board of Education met to discuss new business on the preparation of the 2018-2019 budget, an update on the Kaneland John Stewart co-teaching pilot and an update on the ALICE school safety training. In regards to the 2018-2019 budget, the administration has devel...

Give Back to Others; Get Back From the School

Give Back to Others; Get Back From the School

By: Madeline Hockey, Editor

December 19, 2017

While sitting in 8th hour listening to the announcements, you might have heard the  Knights Way Drawing and wondered what it was and how you could win. The weekly drawing is new this year. “The Knights Way drawing was created to recognize good attitude and to acknowledge positive acts of student...

Board Holds First Live Stream for School Athletes

Board Holds First Live Stream for School Athletes

By: Dylan Calabrese and Evangelos Lekkas

December 1, 2017

    The November 27 board meeting was jammed pack with athletes, parents and coaches from the high school. Athletic Director Peter Goff was called up to talk about this year's fall season. With seven sports all together, three sports finished first or tied for first in conference and the other fou...

Kaneland Hosts 40th Annual Madrigal Dinner

Photo taken in December 2015.

By: Ashley Manzo, Reporter

November 30, 2017

The high school will host its 40th annual Madrigal Dinner on Dec. 8 - 10 here in the cafeteria. Shows begin at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday night, and 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday afternoon. The Madrigal Dinner is a catered holiday dinner showcasing entertainment in Europe during the Renaissan...

Student Advisory Update

Student Advisory Update

By: Sarah Prunty, Reporter

November 27, 2017

Student Advisory started up at the beginning of the year, meeting a couple Thursday’s a month during Late Start. A group of students from each grade were chosen at random to attend the first meeting, and around 30 students now are in the group. While students are not allowed to formally join anymore, their v...

School Board Approves Teacher Grants

School Board Approves Teacher Grants

By: Dylan Calabrese, Editor

November 16, 2017

At the board meeting on Monday Nov. 13 the Recipients of the Kaneland foundation grant request were announced and gave a brief description on what they will use the money for. There were grant recipients from all around the school district. From Harter Middle School, Jessica Wieblers’ grant of $360 was...

Brighter Future Club Giving Back to the Community

The clothing box can be found in front of the school.

By: Corinne Condos, Reporter

November 14, 2017

Got a shirt that your grandma got you for Christmas and you never wear? Drop it off in front of the school in the USAgain box instead of letting it sit in your closet. The Brighter Future club created a clothing drive that started on October 15 and ends on November 15, which also happens to be Nation...

#MeToo Allows Sexual Assault Victims to Speak Out

Cartoon by Nina Piazza

By: Abril Salinas, Editor

November 9, 2017

When hearing the words “me too” many of us think about someone agreeing with something or saying “I relate.” Well the way we think about the words “me too” might have changed. If you have been on any social media platform in the last couple of weeks you might have noticed the hashtag “me t...

New Club Teaches Students About Saving Lives

New Club Teaches Students About Saving Lives

By: Ashley Edwards, Editor

November 8, 2017

Interested in becoming a nurse, doctor and any other profession involving medicine? A new club at Kaneland has introduced a great opportunity to jump start this career. At the beginning of every year many club ideas are brought up to the administration and students, this year the med club has spar...