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KAI announces ‘Mary Poppins’ 2016 summer production

KANELAND—It’s official: “Mary Poppins” will take the Kaneland stage next summer. Bringing the classic-book-turned-timeless movie and beautifully artistic staged musical to life, Kaneland Arts Initiative will present “Mary Poppins” as the 2016 Summer Theatre Production, July 15-17 and July 22-24, at the Kaneland High School auditorium. Directed by the team of Diane McFarlin and Peter… Keep Reading


INSPRA recognizes Kaneland Arts Initiative Special Purpose Publication

OAKBROOK, ILL.—On Sept. 18, school communications professionals from throughout Illinois were honored during the Illinois Chapter of the National School Public Relations Association’s (INSPRA) annual Communications Contest and Golden Achievement Awards luncheon at Maggiano’s Little Italy in Oakbrook, Ill. More than 115 entries were submitted in the categories of Annual Reports, Audio-Video, Calendars/Handbooks, Electronic Publications,… Keep Reading

Events/Kaneland/Sugar Grove

Harter Middle School Fun Run/Walk Oct. 18

SUGAR GROVE—The second annual Kaneland Harter Middle School Fun Run/Walk will take place Sunday, Oct. 18, at 1 p.m. Registration will begin at 11:30 a.m. The untimed course is roughly two miles in length. Participants will be doused in different powdered colors at many points along the route. At the finish, a Festival of Kolor… Keep Reading

Laura Gampfer KBK first day of school 8-19-15-10

A little incentive

School District hopes to attract new bus drivers with sign-on bonus KANELAND—The Kaneland School District hopes to solve its bus driver shortage by offering a $1,000 signing bonus to potential recruits. With four daily routes that do not have a driver, the district has been regularly using four of its seven permanent substitutes to cover… Keep Reading

Events/Kaneland/Sugar Grove

Choose your adventure

Waubonsee Community College to host College Night event Oct. 5 SUGAR GROVE—Choosing a college can be stressful and difficult, mainly because it’s one of the biggest decisions young adults will make in their lives. Should you go to a big state university or a small private college? Do you stay closer to home or do… Keep Reading


Fight for your right

Kaneland High School to host Rape Aggression Defense classes MAPLE PARK—A group of women’s self-defense classes, offered at Kaneland High School this October, will help local participants learn how to protect themselves against rape attempts and attacks. The Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) system teaches women how to develop and enhance the options of self-defense so… Keep Reading


Par for the course

Kaneland Foundation golf outing a hit KANELAND—Golf dates all the way back to the time of Julius Caesar in 100 B.C. Today, the sport helps provide technology and more to Kaneland School District students. The Kaneland Foundation hosted its 22nd annual golf outing on Sept. 17 at Bliss Creek Golf Course in Sugar Grove. A… Keep Reading

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KHS homecoming parade Sept. 30

KANELAND—In celebration of the 2015 homecoming week, Kaneland High School will host a homecoming parade on Wednesday, Sept. 30, in Elburn. The parade is the first in what could be a new tradition for the Knights. The parade route has been confirmed with Elburn officials and will begin at Elburn Village Hall, 301 E. North… Keep Reading


A weight lifted

School Board approves fitness, weight equipment purchase KANELAND—The Kaneland School Board on Monday voted unanimously to approve the purchase of new fitness and weight equipment at the high school. The total amount of $305,401.86 includes the purchase and installation of new fitness equipment and weights; the removal of the current fence and installation of a… Keep Reading

Laura Gampfer Kaneland Meet and Greet 9-9-15-1

Extending the olive branch

Photo: Kaneland School Board President Teresa Witt (left) and Superintendent Dr. Todd Leden. Photo by Laura Gampfer Kaneland superintendent hosts media meet-and-greet event KANELAND—Kaneland Superintendent Dr. Todd Leden and Board of Education President Teresa Witt met with representatives of the media on Sept. 9. Leden said the purpose of the meet-and-greet event was to introduce… Keep Reading

Freshman Football 2015

School Board approves advertising policy final draft

KANELAND—The Kaneland School Board on Monday approved a final version of the district’s new advertising policy. The board approved a first-reading version of the policy in a 6-1 vote two weeks ago, with board member Peter Lopatin casting the lone “no” vote. The board’s attorney then reviewed that version of the policy prior to the… Keep Reading


Photos: Tie-dyed creations

Kaneland High School Child Development classes, along with the Orientation to Family and Consumer Science classes, were proud to wear their tie-dyed creations to school on Sept. 10. KHS students created the colorful shirts in Judy Fabrizius’ classes. Photo submitted by Judy Fabrizius to Keep Reading


Community Submitted: McDole Elementary school to celebrate International Walk to School Day on October 7, 2015

McDole Elementary in Montgomery will join schools from around the world to celebrate International Walk to School Day on Wednesday, October 7, 2015. Approximately 600 students from McDole Elementary will be walking and rolling to school along with parents, and teachers. The event will begin at 8:30 am with kids and parents walking from Simpson… Keep Reading


Principal of the matter

Faulkner takes over as HMS principal SUGAR GROVE—New Harter Middle School (HMS) Principal Brian Faulkner first interviewed with Kaneland four years ago, and said he fell in love with what he heard about the district. “Everything about that entire process four years ago, I couldn’t even put it into words, I was hoping to be… Keep Reading


Goodbye, Konnects; hello, Tyler

Kaneland officials hope replacement system will better connect parents with children’s education, teachers KANELAND—Kaneland Konnects is no more, but School District officials hope its replacement, Tyler, will be a better system for parents to be informed about their kids and to connect with their kids’ teachers. The web-based Tyler Student Information System (SIS) will, according… Keep Reading


Learning infusion

KANELAND—Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA) Fusion is coming to Kaneland. The award-winning Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) enrichment program is currently available to Kaneland students in grades fourth through eighth, as well as its teachers. “It’s very exciting to be able to offer such a unique opportunity for these students who typically don’t… Keep Reading

Community Sports/Golf/Kaneland

Kaneland Foundation golf outing Sept. 17

KANELAND—The Kaneland Foundation’s annual golf outing will take place Thursday, Sept. 17, at Bliss Creek Golf Course in Sugar Grove. For more information or to receive a registration form, contact Beth Sterkel at (630) 365-8295 or email Online registration is now open at under the Webstore tab. The Kaneland Foundation is a non-profit… Keep Reading


Under ad-visement

School Board approves amended advertising policy KANELAND—The Kaneland School Board on Monday evening approved an amended policy for advertising on School District property, subject to approval by the School District’s attorney. The board voted 6-1 to approve the policy, with board member Peter Lopatin casting the lone “no” vote. The policy outlines restrictions on advertising… Keep Reading

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