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National school walkouts: how Kaneland compares

National school walkouts: how Kaneland compares

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 ...

Board meeting honors Illinois State Scholar recipients

Board meeting honors Illinois State Scholar recipients

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

Second hold-in-place in one week

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

Walkouts for gun control

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

Spent shell casing causes soft lockdown at KHS

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...

A year in review of President Trump

A year in review of President Trump

By: Richies Tiv, Editor

January 24, 2018

The applause, the boos. The truth, the fake news. A lot was said during the United States 2016 presidential election, but how much talk is actually being walked? Executive Order (Immigration Ban): A week after assuming office, President Donald Trump signed an executive order blocking entry of ci...

Keeping staff and students safe using ALICE

Keeping staff and students 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 and get back from the school

Give back to others and 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...

Remembering a fighting knight

Remembering a fighting knight

By: Emma Glennon, Editor

December 15, 2017

“Hakuna matata, it mean no worries for the rest of your days.” That is how beloved alumna Julia Pratte lived out her life, even through three battles of Ewing Sarcoma, a form of bone cancer. But unfortunately, on Nov. 23 after all her family had come to celebrate Thanksgiving with her, Pratte ended her batt...

Board of Education honors school athletes with first live stream

Board of Education honors school athletes with first live stream

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

Kaneland hosts 40th annual Madrigal Dinner

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...

Indoor marching concert honors band students

Indoor marching concert honors band students

By: Elizabeth Elliott, Reporter

November 28, 2017

The crowds quickly rose to their seats as the band finished performing at their indoor marching concert. The process to having had such a good season is practice and more practice.     “During the summer we have two weeks of practice and students went to camps. Some of the camps they went to ...

Check out the College Career Center

Check out the College Career Center

By: Ella Miller, Reporter

November 27, 2017

In the cafeteria check out the College Career Center. The College Career Center is a great resource to learn everything about college and jobs. The College Career Center is open every Tuesday and Wednesday during fourth, fifth and sixth period lunches and also one night each month after school. ...