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How Have Schools From Surrounding Areas Handled Coronavirus?

How Have Schools From Surrounding Areas Handled Coronavirus?

By: Emma Schaefer, Editor

March 18, 2020

On March 13, 2020, Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker closed schools statewide with the goal of preventing the spread of the coronavirus. Different school districts have taken different approaches when it comes to handling this time away from school. In response to Pritzker’s order, Kaneland School District...

Over the Top Prices to Park at KHS

Over the Top Prices to Park at KHS

By: Abby Lycan, Editor

January 23, 2020

While driving to school is a luxury and is not required, since there are buses that are provided by the school, many students would rather drive themselves if they are able to. Buying a parking pass at Kaneland High School for the entire year is $180, which is outrageous. We already pay fees at the...

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...

Kaneland Community Gathers For Emergency Board Meeting

Kaneland Community Gathers For Emergency Board Meeting

By: Sophia Mullins, Editor

July 10, 2019

On Tuesday, July 9, the Kaneland Board of Education held an emergency meeting at Harter Middle School regarding a 2.7 million dollar budget surplus. The Kaneland Education Association (KEA) and the Board of Education have been negotiating new teacher contracts since 2018, and the news of a surplus left ...

Running For a Cause: Kaneland to Host Flashlight 5k Run

Seth Nosek is running the 5k for not only his eagle scout project, but a friend who was diagnosed with cancer as well.

By: Sami Callaghan, Executive Editor

June 14, 2019

 Kaneland High School will be hosting a charity 5k on June 14, put together by KHS junior Seth Nosek as his Eagle project. Through this event, Nosek is able to combine two of his passions, running and Boy Scouts.     The 5k begins with a mile-long race for kids at 7:45 AM, and this is for p...

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 ...

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 ...

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...

Board Holds First Live Stream for School Athletes

Board Holds First Live Stream for School Athletes

By: Dylan Calabrese and Evangelos Lekkas

December 1, 2017

    The November 27 board meeting was jammed pack with athletes, parents and coaches from the high school. Athletic Director Peter Goff was called up to talk about this year's fall season. With seven sports all together, three sports finished first or tied for first in conference and the other fou...

Kaneland Hosts 40th Annual Madrigal Dinner

Photo taken in December 2015.

By: Ashley Manzo, Reporter

November 30, 2017

The high school will host its 40th annual Madrigal Dinner on Dec. 8 - 10 here in the cafeteria. Shows begin at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday night, and 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday afternoon. The Madrigal Dinner is a catered holiday dinner showcasing entertainment in Europe during the Renaissan...

Indoor Marching Concert Honors Band Students

Indoor Marching Concert Honors Band Students

By: Elizabeth Elliott, Reporter

November 28, 2017

The crowds quickly rose to their seats as the band finished performing at their indoor marching concert. The process to having had such a good season is practice and more practice.     “During the summer we have two weeks of practice and students went to camps. Some of the camps they went to ...

Check Out the College Career Center

Senior Brandon Penman works in the College Career Center to help figure out his path in the future.

By: Ella Miller, Reporter

November 27, 2017

In the cafeteria check out the College Career Center. The College Career Center is a great resource to learn everything about college and jobs. The College Career Center is open every Tuesday and Wednesday during fourth, fifth and sixth period lunches and also one night each month after school. ...