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Board Meeting Focuses on Return to Learn Plan

The Kaneland School Board discusses two possible models of learning for the upcoming school year.

By: Mia Bergman, Editor

July 2, 2020

On Monday, June 29, 2020, the Kaneland School Board discussed the current status of Kaneland’s Return to Learn plan. Superintendent Dr. Todd Leden explained two possible models of learning for the 2020-2021 school year, as the state is now in Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois plan that is aimed at combating...

Peaceful Protest in Elburn

Community members at the peaceful assembly at Elburn's Village Hall hold signs in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. Throughout America, people have come together to demonstrate their commitment to ending systemic injustice towards and mistreatment of Black people.

By: Sophia Mullins

June 7, 2020

2020 Kaneland High School graduates Bethany Duffey and Isabella Mohatt organized a peaceful assembly in support of the Black Lives Matter movement that took place from 12:00-2:00 PM on Sunday, June 7. The gathering was held at the Elburn Village Hall and featured multiple guest speakers from a range of ...

1/13 Board Meeting at KHMS

By: Ayshe Ali, Editor

January 23, 2020

On Jan. 13, 2020, the Board of Education held a meeting at Kaneland Harter Middle School to discuss multiple topics regarding the district. To start off the meeting, Brian Faulkner, the principal at Kaneland Harter Middle School, acknowledged Linda Ray and Kaitlin Liu, winners of the WRO National...

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 ...

Erin Damisch Brings Her Track Knowledge to Light

New coach Erin Damisch instructs the team during their practice.

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

St. Charles East students left their classes to protest against gun violence. 
Photo Courtesy of Margaret Zrelak

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

Illinois State Scholarship recipients were honored and a new map was introduced to help teachers plan their lessons at the board meeting on February 26.

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

A 45 caliber bullet was found in the boy's bathroom at approximately 10 a.m. on Monday, February 26.

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

A spent shell casing was found in the hallway leading to the cafeteria causing a soft lockdown to be put in place.

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...