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Interchange Construction on 47 Nearing Completion

Interchange Construction on 47 Nearing Completion

By: Olivia Ortegel, Reporter

September 27, 2019

Sugar Grove’s interchange on Illinois Route 47 at I-88 heading east is projected to be complete within the next few months.   “Hopefully by November 1, maybe Thanksgiving...it will be open,” Sugar Grove Village President Sean Michels said.    Everyone living in the Kaneland dist...

Standards Based Grading: The Future?

Standards Based Grading: The Future?

By: Casey Walters, Reporter

September 26, 2019

Kaneland staff, students and parents are currently seeing the change from traditional grading to standards based grading. By next year, most core classes will be standards based, but the district is allowing time for classes to transition. Principal Jill Maras predicts in a few years all classes will...

Hats off to a new Kaneland dress code

Hats off to a new Kaneland dress code

By: Sami Callaghan, Executive Editor

August 14, 2019

  Kaneland High School has been transitioning to personalized learning, proficiency based progress and 1:1 capabilities for the past several years, but not all of the school's advances deal with academics. The dress code this year involves a change that will be noticed immediately, as more students m...

Keith Callaghan and Family Benefit event

Keith Callaghan and Family Benefit event

By: Richies Tiv, Executive, Chief of Print

September 7, 2018

A Keith Callaghan and Family Benefit event will take place at the Elburn Lions Club on September 9th to raise money for the Callaghan family. The event will include the Back Country Roads band, dinner, raffles and a live auction. “Our goal is to raise enough money to help support Keith through...

Change in pass rules

Change in pass rules

By: Sarah Kantola, Reporter

April 23, 2018

Students used to be able to go to the library with ease, but since the use of laminated passes have been banned, teachers are not allowed to give passes unless homework is assigned. Lorna Code, the KHS librarian, was in favor of the change in use of passes and explains why she got rid of the lam...

Preparing for the unthinkable

Preparing for the unthinkable

By: Corinne Condos, Reporter

March 30, 2018

Due to recent school shootings around America and lockdowns at Kaneland, students need to know how to stay safe in the case of something happening at KHS. No one can be completely prepared if an intruder came, but students and staff need to be aware and have a plan if there was a threat. ”I ...

Guts, glory and passion: Erin Damisch brings her track knowledge to light

Guts, glory and passion: Erin Damisch brings her track knowledge to light

By: Alex Malawski, Editor

March 16, 2018

Sprinters to your marks. Set. Go! When that gun goes off it’s time to kick it in gear and run like the wind. KHS Spanish teacher Erin Damisch is the new girls sprinting coach. Damisch, (who is a former track athlete and was a volunteer coach from last season of Girls track) replaced Keith Snyder. S...

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...

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 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...