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Dripps-Paulson receives Women of Distinction Award

KANELAND—Maria Dripps-Paulson is a Sugar Grove resident, executive director of the Kaneland Arts Initiative, and a recent recipient of the Women of Distinction Award, given out by Kane County Magazine She said she’s not too sure what to make of the distinction award. “I don’t know how I feel about it,” Dripps-Paulson said with a… Keep Reading

Elburn/Kaneland

Holiday Spirit needs your help

ELBURN—Holiday Spirit, a joint program between the Kaneland Schools and Conley Outreach/West Towns, is in need of groups to adopt local families in need this holiday season. Last year Holiday Spirit provided assistance to 160 children in 63 families through the donations. The program anticipates that the need will be just as great this year.… Keep Reading

Elburn/Kaneland

4th-graders experience hands-on learning

Blackberry Creek Elementary School students on Friday had the unique opportunity to see a Velomobile (Hybrid Bicycle) up close and in action. Fourth-graders study inventions and ideas over the course of their year as part of their science curriculum. English Language Learners (ELL) Director/teacher Katie Henigan, and Josh, a student, team taught lessons to all… Keep Reading

Kaneland

Kaneland Board of Education purchases student artwork

KANELAND—The Kaneland Board of Education annually purchases the artwork of two students per school, based on the recommendations of the district’s art teachers. The artwork is framed and displayed in the hallways of the Milnamow Administrative Center for a year or two and then returned to the building of origin for permanent display. The first-… Keep Reading

Kaneland

Marching Knights represent family, unity

KANELAND—John Briggs, clarinet section leader of the Kaneland High School Marching Knights, gave a pep talk to his bandmates on a recent chilly evening during band rehearsal on the track of Kaneland’s Peterson Field. The speech followed several warm-up exercises on the football field, involving the shouting of numbers, as well as count-down exercises like… Keep Reading

Kaneland

School Board approves tentative tax levy

KANELAND—The Kaneland School Board on Monday approved a tentative property tax levy. Not all board members were on board with the decision to approve the levy amount of $52,210,825, however, as Pedro Rivas and Tony Valente voted against the levy. The levy includes operating levy amounts and bond and interest amounts, and would mean a… Keep Reading

Kaneland

Schuler nominated to membership of Suburban School Superintendents

KANELAND—Kaneland School District 302 recently announced the nomination of its superintendent, Dr. Jeff Schuler, to the membership of Suburban School Superintendents (SSS). Suburban School Superintendents is limited in its membership to a maximum of 100 active superintendents across the nation from pre-eminent suburban school districts. “Dr. Schuler’s nomination and election bespeak the high regard in… Keep Reading

Kaneland/Maple Park

Kuipers gives back to Kaneland

Saturday was Kaneland Day at Kuipers Family Farm, with a percentage of the sales at the bake shop going to the Kaneland Foundation if you mentioned it at check-out. Junior Taylor Tindall (above) of Sugar Grove went out to Kuipers with a friend when their parents reminded them it was Kaneland Day. Jodi Taylor (below)… Keep Reading

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Lightning quick

Photo: Kaneland Knights fans know Lauren Zick: Track Athlete. But the senior has verbally committed to play softball for St. John’s University, located in Queens, N.Y. Speedy on the track as well as the basepaths, Zick plays softball for the New Lenox Lightning, and runs for the KHS track and field team in the spring.… Keep Reading

Kaneland

‘Almost, Maine’ at KHS

KANELAND—Kaneland High School is proud to present its fall play, “Almost, Maine,” a sequence of short vignettes that explore love and loss in a remote, mythical almost-town called Almost, Maine. Performance dates are Friday, Nov. 15, and Saturday, Nov. 16, at 7 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 17, at 2 p.m. Tickets are now available. Help… Keep Reading

Kaneland

FVCC announces Students of the Month

KANELAND—The following Kaneland High School students were recently named to Fox Valley Career Center’s Students of the Month for September 2013: Michelle Bohanek (Graphic Communications II), Stephen Cannell (Welding I), Andrea Petrarca (Early Childhood II) and Eileen Ruppel (Graphic Communications II). Those who are recognized as Students of the Month are selected by their program… Keep Reading

Kaneland

Kaneland athletic director resigns

KANELAND—Kaneland Athletic Director Leigh Jaffke has stepped down from her position. Jaffke turned in her letter of resignation prior to the Kaneland School Board’s meeting on Oct. 16. She had served as the district’s athletic director for 14 years. Kaneland Superintendent Jeff Schuler said he doesn’t know the reason for Jaffke’s departure. “I do not… Keep Reading

Kaneland

SB mulls hot lunch program

KANELAND—Hot meals will be whipped up and delivered via vans to Kaneland elementary schools if the Kaneland School Board gives the green light. The possibility of having a hot lunch program at the elementary school level was a topic of discussion at the Kaneland School Board meeting on Oct. 16. Gigi Gochee-Statler, director of Food… Keep Reading

Kaneland

Family fun, ‘spooktacular happenings’

KANELAND—The Kaneland Arts Initiative’s next event is the Halloween Concert of the Fox Valley Concert Band, which will take place on Saturday, Oct. 26, at 3 p.m. The Fox Valley Concert Band, under the direction of Dr. Colin Holman, was founded in January 1983 and originally sponsored by the St. Charles Park District. The band… Keep Reading

Kaneland

Family fun, ‘spooktacular happenings’

KANELAND—The Kaneland Arts Initiative’s next event is the Halloween Concert of the Fox Valley Concert Band, which will take place on Saturday, Oct. 26, at 3 p.m. The Fox Valley Concert Band, under the direction of Dr. Colin Holman, was founded in January 1983 and originally sponsored by the St. Charles Park District. The band… Keep Reading

Kaneland

Rachel’s Challenge sets example outside of the classroom

KANELAND—Dylan Calabrese is an 11-year-old sixth-grader at Harter Middle School, and a plays on the 11U Kaneland Black Knights team of the Kaneland Youth Football League. Two weeks ago, Calabrese and some of his teammates strolled into the Rachel’s Challenge presentation in Kaneland High School auditorium, wearing their football jerseys. It’s a moment that Calabrese… Keep Reading

Kaneland/Volleyball

Kindness Match vs. Sycamore Oct. 17

A special presentation will take place between the sophomore and varsity volleyball games versus Sycamore on Thursday, Oct. 17. Another presentation will take place between games one and two of the varsity match. The sophomore game is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m., and the varsity game begins at 6 p.m. at KHS. Keep Reading

Kaneland

Kindness in Kaneland Week activities

KANELAND—The following activities are scheduled to take place during KIK (Kindness in Kaneland) Week, Oct. 13-20. KHS Peer Leadership Team The Kaneland High School Peer Leadership Team will hand out golden tickets all week to students they see performing a Random Act of Kindness. The students can hand in the ticket for a special (top… Keep Reading

Kaneland

Kaneland plans to ‘unleash the awesome’

KANELAND—Moments before the second annual Kaneland State of the District presentation on Monday evening, students virtually took center stage on a big screen in front of the red curtain in the Kaneland High School Auditorium. The High School Musical tune “We’re All in This Together” played as numerous pictures of students flashed across the screen—a… Keep Reading

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