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Kaneland considers search firms for superintendent search

KANELAND—The Kaneland School Board last week discussed the search firms it may enlist to find its new superintendent. Kaneland previous superintendent, Dr. Jeff Schuler, submitted his letter of resignation in late July after accepting an offer to become superintendent of schools for the Wheaton-Warrenville School District. In the meantime, Dr. Renee Goier will serve as… Keep Reading


School Board approves 2014-15 budget

KANELAND—The Kaneland School Board last week approved the 2014-15 budget. Board member Tony Valente was the lone “no” vote. Kaneland assistant superintendent for business Dr. Julie-Ann Fuchs earlier this year provided information for the tentative budget, stating that it totaled $66.5 million, with the Education Fund at a projected deficit of $3 million. Now that… Keep Reading


2015 School Board election

KANELAND—The 2015 consolidated general election is still nearly eight months away, but School Board candidates are already gearing up for the biennial event. Tuesday, Sept. 23, is the first official day prospective candidates may circulate nominating petitions for signatures for the April 7, 2015, School Board election. This will be the first year that local… Keep Reading

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Popular Kaneland teacher dies

ST. CHARLES—One didn’t have to know Bridget Sweeney long to feel the positive influence she provided for her students and colleagues alike, according to Kaneland High School principal Jill Maras. A teacher of consumer education and career classes at Kaneland since 2009, Sweeney, 40, of St. Charles, succumbed to cancer on Sept. 8 while at… Keep Reading


Crafters needed for John Stewart Craft Fair

KANELAND—John Stewart Elementary’s Parent Teacher Network (PTN) is currently accepting applications for crafters and vendors for its upcoming annual Craft Fair on Friday, Oct. 3, from 5 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 4, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Tables are $20 each for both days. Space is limited, so contact Heidi Gilkey at… Keep Reading

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Living history

We want to hear from you! Tell us who you think is Kaneland’s biggest rival Kaneland athletics have many rivals, but who is No. 1 in your eyes? [formlightbox_call title=”Submit Rivals Survey” class=”10″][/formlightbox_call][formlightbox_obj id=”10″ style=”” onload=”false”][/formlightbox_obj]Results from this survey will be compiled for publication in the Sept. 25 edition of the Elburn Herald. KHS has… Keep Reading


Zombie Run set for Oct. 10

Join the Knight cross country teams for a spooky “Knight of the Zombies” run Oct. 10. The evening will feature two races: Trick or Treat Run This run features friendly zombies sharing treats with participants in grades second through fifth, begining at 5:20 p.m. Competitors may dress up and walk or run for treats from… Keep Reading


TransCanada, School Board discuss upcoming pipeline project

KANELAND—Representatives from TransCanada on Monday gave a presentation about the pipeline construction set to take place on the east side of Kaneland High School. The objective of the presentation was to answer questions from board members. TransCanada owns the three pipelines that contain natural gas located on the east side of Kaneland High School. The… Keep Reading


Kaneland considers potential nepotism policy

KANELAND—The topic about potential nepotism in the Kaneland School District has been raised during several recent Kaneland School Board meetings. School Board member Tony Valente on Aug. 18 identified what he perceived to be a “nepotism issue,” stating that a memo containing names to be approved for hire by the Kaneland School Board featured “familiar… Keep Reading


Kaneland, local residents accept ALS challenge

Photo: The Kaneland Performing Arts Boosters were challenged by KHS and KHMS administration to participate in the ALS ice bucket challenge on Thursday evening outside of the Kaneland High School. They will also be making a donation to the ALS foundation and to Kaneland Cares. Taking the challenge were Matt Gale (from left), Sara Mitchinson,… Keep Reading


Kaneland Rivals Project: Team of Rivals

Editors note: This is part one of a three-part series about Kaneland’s rivals—both current and historical. Part one focuses on more contemporary rivals, part two will feature a look at historical rivals, while part three will focus on our survey results. We encourage you to take our survey. [formlightbox_call title=”Submit Rivals Survey” class=”10″][/formlightbox_call][formlightbox_obj id=”10″ style=””… Keep Reading


D302 preschool screening

KANELAND—Kaneland School District Special Services will conduct a preschool screening on Friday, Sept. 19, at Blackberry Creek Elementary School, Elburn, for students who may qualify for special education services. If you reside within the Kaneland School District, and you suspect that your child (or children), ages 3 to 5, have any delays in developmental milestones,… Keep Reading


Kaneland tabs Goier as interim superintendent

KANELAND—The search for a new interim Kaneland superintendent has concluded. The Kaneland School Board on Tuesday unanimously agreed to hire Dr. Renee Goier of Sugar Grove as interim superintendent. Board member Pedro Rivas was absent from the meeting. The School Board on Tuesday also agreed to accept the resignation of former interim superintendent Dr. Ken… Keep Reading


Details emerge regarding Sorrick resignation letter

KANELAND—The Kaneland School Board on Aug. 25 approved the hire of Dr. Ken Sorrick as interim Kaneland superintendent. The next day, Sorrick resigned from the position. Sorrick on Aug. 26 wrote a letter to Kaneland Board President Cheryl Krauspe detailing why he resigned the day after he was approved to serve as interim superintendent. “Please… Keep Reading


School Board discusses pipeline construction project

KANELAND—The Kaneland School Board recently discussed the safety of a pipeline construction project set for later this month. TransCanada will be working on the natural gas pipelines, which it owns. The area is on the east side of Kaneland High School and will be fenced off. The pipelines total 150 feet in length. School Board… Keep Reading

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Fighting cancer with buzz cuts

Photo: Matt Peters gets a buzz cut as part of Cuts for the Cure. Photos submitted by Julie Allen to cborrowdale@elburnherald.com Event raises over $1,000 for childhood cancer research ELBURN—Three generations of Elburn residents recently got their heads shaved at Cuts for the Cure, an event at Dave’s Barbershop that raised over $1,000 for St.… Keep Reading


Ice buckets for a cure

Over 40 Kaneland Blackberry Creek Elementary staff rounded up in front of the school Aug. 19 for the ALS ‘Ice Bucket Challenge.’ The challenge involves dumping a bucket of ice water on one’s head, and has raised millions of dollars across the nation for the ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) Association. Photos by Lynn Logan Keep Reading


Kaneland schools celebrate outstanding test scores

KANELAND—For the second year in a row, Kaneland schools celebrate outstanding student performance on the ACT. Students who graduated from Kaneland High School in 2014 posted an ACT Composite Score of 22.2, which is the highest ever composite score for a District 302 graduating class and 1.5 points higher than the state average. Analyses of… Keep Reading


Kaneland to revisit interim superintendent candidate pool

KANELAND—The Kaneland School Board is back to the drawing board in terms of hiring a new interim superintendent of schools. The majority of the Kaneland School Board on Monday had approved Dr. Ken Sorrick as the new interim superintendent. However, according to School Board President Cheryl Krauspe, Sorrick resigned Tuesday morning, the day he was… Keep Reading

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