HOPE feast brings a surprise

HOPE feast brings a surprise

By: Alex Malawski, Editor

November 19, 2017


Filed under News, School, Showcase

On Tuesday, November 14, during 4th and 5th period, the HOPE program held its 6th annual Thanksgiving feast. The gathering is possible with the collaborative efforts by families of students in the program and teachers. The dinner is held in the Auxiliary Gym, where the HOPE program has class eve...

To go or not to go

To go or not to go

By: Sarah Kantola, Reporter

November 17, 2017


Filed under News, School, Showcase

 The fall play is coming up fast and the cast is busy working until the big weekend, Nov. 17-19, to give viewers a show completely different than they’ve ever seen. The comedy play is called The Complete Works of William Shakespeare and it was written by Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield...

School board approves teacher grants for new learning improvements

School board approves teacher grants for new learning improvements

By: Dylan Calabrese, Editor

November 16, 2017


Filed under Board Meetings, News, Showcase

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...

A look into the chess team

A look into the chess team

By: Ben Durbala, Reporter

November 16, 2017


Filed under Activities, Clubs, News, School, Showcase

The Kaneland Chess Club is a highly competitive team, which also offers a great opportunity to have a fun time. Team members are constantly evaluating the board and predicting what move to make next. The chess team meets every Thursday from October through February. There are several different bo...

Spring Break 2018 travels to Costa Rica

Spring Break 2018 travels to Costa Rica

By: Sami Callaghan, Reporter

November 14, 2017


Filed under News, School, Showcase

Over the past few years students have had the opportunity to travel the world during spring break, every year a different location is chosen. Past years they’ve gone to Europe, Paris, and Ecuador. This year you can explore Costa Rica. Spring Break of’ 20 science teacher, Patrick Carter, and 45 s...

Brighter Future club giving back to the community

Brighter Future club giving back to the community

By: Corinne Condos, Reporter

November 14, 2017


Filed under Activities, Clubs, News, School, Showcase

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...

The history of The Walk of Champions

The history of The Walk of Champions

By: Casey Schanks, Reporter

November 13, 2017


Filed under Features, School, Showcase, Sports

The golf and tennis teams paraded through the halls recently for The Walk of Champions. But Kaneland didn't always do this, and they didn’t invent it either. When Athletic Director Peter Goff was at Sterling, the football team would parade down the hall onto their bus to an away game as students ...

Planting your way into Horticulture

Planting your way into Horticulture

By: Bailey Prichard, Reporter

November 9, 2017


Filed under News, School, Showcase

 Horticulture is a fun, creative and a very hands-on class that focuses on planting trees and plants and floral arrangements. “We focus more on fall and we provided the Homecoming court with their bouquets and sell boutonnieres for people to buy during homecoming week,” Horticulture teacher Broo...

Possible changes to KHS sports and board meetings

Possible changes to KHS sports and board meetings

By: Alex Malawski and Amanda Malawski

November 6, 2017


Filed under Board Meetings, News, School

By: Amanda Malawski On Monday, Oct. 30, Athletic Director Peter Goff and Principal Jill Maras stood in front of the Board of Education to ask members to recognize the Lacrosse Club as an official KHS sport. The Lacrosse Club has been a club since the 2014-15 school year and has spent the requir...

Hallway passes make school a safer environment

Hallway passes make school a safer environment

By: Richies Tiv, Editor

October 31, 2017


Filed under News, School, Showcase

Can a slip of paper really save lives? According to security guard Francesca Bruzzino, these slips of paper known as ‘hallway passes’ can help with keeping the school safe, which is why it is being more strongly enforced this year. “We’re trying to make sure that everyone in the building ...

Twenty-nine students donate blood

Twenty-nine students donate blood

By: Jacob Booten, Reporter

October 30, 2017


Filed under News, School, Showcase

Student council ran a community blood drive open to any Kaneland students who were over the age of 16. The blood drive was held on Oct. 24 outside of the school’s auditorium. The blood donated by 29 students will save an estimate of 87 people who are in need of blood. The blood drive was done th...

New dress code rules are showing shoulders

New dress code rules are showing shoulders

By: Madeline Hockey, Editor

October 18, 2017


Filed under News, School, Showcase

After years of students complaining about the dress code, a change has finally been made. With a new dean this school year, the student handbook has been revised. Female students were mostly upset about not being able to show their shoulders. The 2016-2017 handbook stated, “Male and female...

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