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Night of recognition takes a turn around

Kaneland Arts Initiative executive director Maria Paulson recaps how the fine arts festival went.

By: Madeline Mohatt, Executive Editor

May 12, 2016

On May 9, 2016, the Kaneland School District 302 Board of Education gathered for one of their biweekly meetings. The encounter was held at Kaneland Harter Middle School at 7 p.m.. Teachers taking part in the IMSA Fusion Sessions -- STEM -- kicked off the meeting by presenting a brief overlook on what...

Kaneland graduate crafts masterpieces

Demi Schlehofer's work displayed throughout the exhibit derives from the incapability of human expression.

By: Jocelyn Garcia, Reporter

April 14, 2016

Demi Schlehofer graduated from Kaneland in 2012. Originally from Sugar Grove, she now attends Columbia College Chicago for art and design. Aside from being in the National Technical Honors Society, Schlehofer works for a greeting card company as an office assistant and graphic illustrator. She also...

Dissection lab receives mixed results

Student cuts into the digestive system of the rat.

By: Bridget McCracken, Reporter

March 18, 2016

On Tuesday March 15, science teacher Jennifer Hoemann’s Advanced Biology classes dissected a rat. Their main focus for dissecting the critter was to get a view of the digestive system, as food both entered and exited. “Students are looking for different digestive structures, circulatory structures...

Illinois feels the Bern

Illinois feels the Bern

By: Annika Berger, Reporter

March 14, 2016

February 26 -- the Friday before super Tuesday -- more than 6,000 ardent supporters flocked the perimeter of Argo High School located in Summit, IL. Among these supporters were men, women and children from all walks of life -- nurses, veterans, senior citizens, college students and business people...

Political rally causes commotion in Chicago

Political rally causes commotion in Chicago

By: Alex Malawski, Reporter

March 14, 2016

What was supposed to be a patriotic and energetic event, turned to terror and chaos. On Friday, March 11, 2016 GOP Presidential front-runner Donald Trump was scheduled to host a rally at the University of Illinois at Chicago Pavilion. Thousands of supporters anxiously waited in line for hours in hopes...

Super Bowl stud receives heartwarming surprise

Beebe is blindsided as Thorgeson presents him with a replica of his 1983 jersey, announcing the school is retiring his number.

By: Dylan Mondi, Shannon Gilkey, Editor, Executive Editor

March 9, 2016

Throughout the years, Kaneland has had many notable alumni pass through the school halls. Ranging from major league pitchers to university head coaches, successful athletes are no strangers to KHS. One notable alumni includes Don Beebe who played a whopping nine seasons in the NFL. Six for the Buffalo...

School board recognizes success and upcoming changes

By: Shannon Gilkey, Executive Editor

March 8, 2016

On Monday February 29 members of the community came together for a District 302 board meeting held at Harter Middle School in the sixth grade team room. The meeting started on a light note with board members mentioning the success of Kindergarten registration. Various Harter Middle School staff members...

Board members exchange ideas that’ll make students more college ready

By: Kaitlyn Becker, Editor

February 3, 2016

On Monday January 25, the Kaneland school board met up to discuss the annual financial analysis, as well as an overviewing of the new middle school coursebook. Mike Francis from Forecast 5 explained that the financial analysis document is one that always comes with changes. “It’s a living,...

Students and community members share concerns at school board meeting

Students and community members share concerns at school board meeting

By: Caitlyn Rawers, Dylan Mondi, Editors

December 17, 2015

On December 14, discussion regarding the situation between the Kaneland Education Association (KEA) and the school board continued at the school board meeting. The public is growing more troubled about the disagreement. Dave Wagner, a community member, said during public comments that he is concerned th...

Teachers hold picket signs Friday morning

Teachers hold picket signs Friday morning

By: Alicia Rocha, Editor

December 12, 2015

Friday morning in front of Harter Middle School teachers and community members stood with informational picket signs. The teachers and board have not yet reached an impasse, but teachers want to draw the attention of the community about what is going on. ...

Toys for Tots: competition for a good cause

The box for donations can be found in the front commons.

By: Vanessa Pitts, Reporter

December 6, 2015

Do you want to help bring joy to an underprivileged child on Christmas?  Then donate to Toys for Tots. Student council is holding a contest for all first hour classes to see who can donate the most toys. Toys for Tots is a nonprofit organization founded in 1947 by a U.S. Marine Corps Reserve. Social...

Kaneland teachers demonstrate a united front

District 302 teachers come together as one to discuss their contracts.

By: Sam Nuno, Erika Leeper, Editors

December 3, 2015

One of the many School Board meetings took place on Monday, November 30 regarding teacher salaries. This has been an ongoing dispute between the District 302 Board and Kaneland teachers. A profound point made by the teachers during the public comments portion was that they strongly encourage the board...

Administration takes action to make students feel safe

By: Gabe Berger, Reporter

November 20, 2015

Over the course of the last two weeks, KHS has received threats of violence towards the student body on two separate occasions.  These threats were found as graffiti in the school bathrooms. “The threats have been in confidential places, so it’s places that are difficult to monitor,” superintendent...

Coincidental car accident causes power outage

Coincidental car accident causes power outage

By: Erika Leeper, Editor

November 12, 2015

Kaneland students entered school cautiously on Tuesday, November 10, due to an announcement regarding a “threat to school safety” that parents received the previous night. The high school and district officials came to the conclusion that it was safe to have school on Tuesday, with the presen...

Board publicizes teachers’ intent to strike

Board members discuss teacher contracts.

By: Dylan Mondi, Editor

November 11, 2015

On November 9th, the Kaneland Board of Education released a statement in response to the teachers filing an intent to strike on November 5th. This doesn’t necessarily mean that a strike is happening but is required by law after an intent to strike is filed. An intent to strike means the teachers are w...