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The site of Kaneland High School's student news publication.

Kaneland Krier

The site of Kaneland High School's student news publication.

Kaneland Krier

Katie Pfotenhauer

Katie Pfotenhauer, Co-Editor-in-Chief of Print and Co-Copy Editor

Name: Katie Pfotenhauer

 

Position: Co-Editor-in-Chief of Print and Co-Copy Editor

 

Graduation year: 2024

 

A few sentences about me: I love to spend time with friends and family. I also like experimenting and trying new recipes with cooking and baking, but some of my other hobbies include reading, traveling and writing. I enjoy journalism because it allows me to choose what I write, and I cannot wait for this year.

 

My favorite…

 

Movie: Top Gun: Maverick 

Show: New Girl

Sport: Basketball

Animal: Dogs

Book: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by JK Rowling

Food: Pasta

Song: You're On Your Own, Kid by Taylor Swift

Band / Artist: Ed Sheeran

 

All content by Katie Pfotenhauer

Potential impact of insulting comedy

By: Katie Pfotenhauer, Co-Editor-in-Chief of Print and Co-Copy Editor
November 12, 2023
The board reviews the capital projects for the 2024-25 school year. If something were to happen before the projects could be completed, the administration may request an emergency repair or replacement.

Board Meeting 05.31.23

By: Katie Pfotenhauer, Co-Editor-in-Chief of Print and Co-Copy Editor
June 1, 2023
The new board discusses topics they would like to talk about at the board retreat for self-evaluation. The last board retreat was on July 29, 2021.

Board Meeting 05.08.23

By: Katie Pfotenhauer, Voices 2 Editor & Columnist
May 9, 2023

People are allowed to have bad days

By: Katie Pfotenhauer, Voices 2 Editor & Columnist
May 5, 2023
District Director of Educational Services 6 12 Patrick Raleigh shares with the board the Discovery Education Science Techbook that middle and high school students will use. There was concern about how this would impact special populations, such as visually impaired or dyslexic students, but there are tools on the techbook to help with accessibility.

Board Meeting 04.24.23

By: Katie Pfotenhauer, Voices 2 Editor & Columnist Manager
April 25, 2023
The board reviews the proposed additions to the student handbook for the 2023-24 school year. The handbook includes everyone from early childhood to twelfth grade.

Board Meeting 04.10.23

By: Katie Pfotenhauer, Voices 2 Editor & Columnist
April 11, 2023

Generational differences help us learn and grow

By: Katie Pfotenhauer, Voices 2 Editor & Columnist
March 24, 2023
District Associate Superintendent Dr. Julie-Ann Fuchs shares with the board the reasons for recommending they keep the driver’s education fee at $250. For the 2021-22 school year, Kaneland had 209 students enrolled in driver’s education.

Board Meeting 03.13.23

By: Katie Pfotenhauer, Voices 2 Editor & Columnist
March 14, 2023

Convenience: The easy way out

By: Katie Pfotenhauer, Voices 2 Editor & Columnist
March 1, 2023

Failure is often crucial to success

By: Katie Pfotenhauer, Voices 2 Editor & Columnist
February 28, 2023
Personalized Learning Coordinator Laura Garland gives a presentation on personalization across the district and updates for the Kaneland IgKnight Learning Academy. The presentation included updates, a timeline and the ten tenets of personalized learning in the district.

Board Meeting 02.27.23

By: Katie Pfotenhauer, Voices 2 Editor & Columnist
February 28, 2023
Kaneland Education Association President and John Shields Elementary School fourth-grade ELA teacher Kindra Schumacher shares her views on how class size affects students. After she made this public comment, another public comment was made regarding the same topic.

Board Meeting 02.13.23

By: Katie Pfotenhauer, Voices 2 Editor & Columnist
February 14, 2023

Parent involvement in education has gone too far

By: Katie Pfotenhauer, Voices 2 Editor & Columnist
February 14, 2023
KHMS Principal Brian Faulkner reads what was said about District Superintendent of Schools Dr. Todd Leden at the annual awards banquet for the Illinois Principal Association. Faulkner is one of the state directors for the Illinois Principal Association Kishwaukee Region.

Board Meeting 01.30.22

By: Katie Pfotenhauer, Voices 2 Editor & Columnist
January 31, 2023
Board members review their packets on the presentation of the market update and new money options presented by Senior Vice President and Managing Director for PMA Securities LLC Robert Lewis. If voters approve the referendum, the board will need to decide how to structure the bonds.

Board Meeting 01.18.23

By: Katie Pfotenhauer, Voices 2 Editor & Columnist
January 19, 2023

College and career exploration is crucial

By: Katie Pfotenhauer, Voices 2 Editor & Columnist
January 16, 2023

Finals do not benefit students

By: Katie Pfotenhauer, Voices 2 Editor & Columnist
December 13, 2022
The board members review information about the tax levy. The Kaneland district is expected to receive a total levy increase of 5.87% and the money from the tax levy will assist in providing for programs, services, operating costs and other expenditures in the 2023-24 school year.

Board Meeting 12.12.22

By: Katie Pfotenhauer, Voices 2 Editor & Columnist
December 13, 2022

Students have to do more than just show up to school

By: Katie Pfotenhauer, Voices 2 Editor & Columnist
November 30, 2022
Personalized Learning Coordinator Laura Garland and Director of Human Resources Dr. Chris Adkins gave an update on the Kaneland IgKnight Personalized Learning Academy for the 2023-24 school year. It will expand to more grade levels as eighth graders attending the learning academy move to ninth grade for the 2024-25 school year.

Board Meeting 11.28.22

By: Katie Pfotenhauer, Voices 2 Editor & Columnist
November 29, 2022
In honor of Nov. 15 being Board Members Day in Illinois, each board member was gifted a balloon and cookie cake. District Superintendent of Schools Dr. Todd Leden and student ambassador and senior Lindsay Yost then went on to thank the board for what they do for the Kaneland Community Unit School District 302.

Board Meeting 11.14.22

By: Katie Pfotenhauer, Voices 2 Editor & Columnist
November 15, 2022

Veterans deserve to be treated better

By: Katie Pfotenhauer, Voices 2 Editor & Columnist
November 11, 2022
The Board of Education acquired new equipment that created technical difficulties at the beginning of the meeting. The microphones created an echo on the live stream.

Board Meeting 10.24.22

By: Katie Pfotenhauer, Voices 2 Editor & Columnist
October 25, 2022

Using technology is essential for students

By: Katie Pfotenhauer, Voices 2 Editor & Columnist
October 18, 2022
District Superintendent of Schools Dr. Todd Leden introduces the Art Award to a crowd. Students who get first place get a $50 check, and students in second place get a $25 check.

Board Meeting 10.12.22

By: Katie Pfotenhauer, Voices 2 Editor & Columnist
October 13, 2022

You cannot always blame your teacher

By: Katie Pfotenhauer, Voices 2 Editor & Columnist
October 2, 2022
EOSullivan Consulting sent out a survey to Kaneland community members regarding what they would be willing to spend on individual projects. Behind the EOSullivan agent are posters of all the different individual projects including IgKnight Personalized Learning Academy, collaborative spaces, campus reorganization, student resources and support, a new fieldhouse, modern learning environments, upgrading athletic facilities, infrastructure and mechanics, Fox Valley Career Center and a new high school entrance.

Board Meeting 09.26.22

By: Katie Pfotenhauer, Voices 2 Editor & Columnist
September 27, 2022

Respect others when talking about controversial topics

By: Katie Pfotenhauer, Voices 2 Editor & Columnist
September 26, 2022
District Superintendent of Schools Dr. Todd Leden introduces senior Lindsay Yost as the student ambassador. Kaneland School District 302 has never had a student ambassador before.

Board Meeting 09.12.22

By: Katie Pfotenhauer, Voices 2 Editor & Columnist
September 13, 2022

Being negative impacts how well you do in school

By: Katie Pfotenhauer, Voices 2 Editor & Columnist
August 22, 2022

The downsides to America’s education system

By: Katie Pfotenhauer, Voices 2 Editor & Columnist
August 7, 2022

Ban the book banners

By: Katie Pfotenhauer, Reporter
March 13, 2022
Chicago through reflections

Chicago through reflections

By: Katie Pfotenhauer, Reporter
January 7, 2022
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