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Garden dedicated in Elburn teen’s memory

ELBURN—A small plot of land in the back of Kaneland Harter Middle School holds the spirit of teenager Caitlyn Phillips, a student who was killed in a tragic accident earlier this year. Caity died last April while rollerskating near her home in Elburn. Unable to stop her momentum, she entered an intersection and collided with… Keep Reading


Class of ‘13 ACT composite highest in D-302 history

KANELAND—Students who graduated from Kaneland High School in 2013 posted an ACT Composite Score of 21.5, which is the highest ever composite score for a district 302 graduating class. Analysis of individual subject area scores also reveal high marks in Math (21.5), Science (21.5), and the second-highest scores in Reading (21.5) and English (21.0). These… Keep Reading


3 teens taken into custody, released to parents

KANELAND—Three 13-year-old boys were taken into custody on Friday afternoon when police responded to a report of someone armed with a firearm and wearing body armor seen near Kaneland John Stewart Elementary School just after school let out. A school bus driver had noticed a “suspicious looking person” near the corn field near the school… Keep Reading


Kaneland Hall of Fame 2014 nominations

To celebrate and commemorate the many accomplishments and achievements of Kaneland graduates, Kaneland Community Unit School District 302 has formed the Kaneland Hall of Fame. New Hall of Fame inductees will be honored at either an athletic contest during the 2013-14 school year or during the month of May at one of many end-of-year celebrations.… Keep Reading


Kaneland Parent Open House

KANELAND—Kaneland High School faculty and staff invite all parents to attend the Parent Open House program on Wednesday, Sept. 4, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The purpose of the program is to provide parents with the opportunity to meet their child’s first semester teachers, and become familiar with the curriculum by following an abbreviated version… Keep Reading


School Board discusses ACT scores

KANELAND—The Kaneland School Board on Monday received news regarding the Kaneland High School class of 2013’s ACT scores. This is the first year that the results showed comprehensive student data that incorporated students that received extra time to finish the test. According to Erika Schlichter, Kaneland director of Educational Services for grades 6-12, the average… Keep Reading


Striking out epilepsy

Photo: Allison Rowland, a KHS graduate and Elburn resident, threw out the first pitch at the Kane County Cougars baseball game on Aug. 8 as a way to help promote epilepsy awareness. Allison’s mom, Cindy, also does epilepsy advocacy work. Photo by Lynn Logan Kaneland grad represents epilepsy awareness at KC Cougars game ELBURN—Alli Rowland,… Keep Reading

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Home on the lanes

Photo: Kaneland Harter Middle School 6th-grader Mabel Cummins is one of the top junior bowlers in the Chicago area, with a 179 average and a high game of 238. She recently competed in the 12-and-under division of the United States Bowling Congress’ Youth Open Championships in Detroit, placing fifth in singles, sixth in the doubles… Keep Reading


National award winners in attendance at KSB meeting

by Stefanie Frazier KANELAND—Kaneland High School alums Nicholas Messina, Marshall Farthing and Stephen McCracken represented the Fox Valley Career Center during Monday’s Kaneland School Board meeting and presented information about the computer science program they did at Harter Middle School and in the town of Eminence, Mo. The alums, with Jack Grimes, an alternate, had… Keep Reading


Kaneland School District 2013-14 school year

KANELAND—The Kaneland Schools will begin the new school year on Wednesday, Aug. 21, with a full day of classes. Full bus service to all schools and full hot lunch service at the middle school and high school will be provided the first day of school. Kaneland Elementary Schools The starting time for all elementary schools… Keep Reading

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Anti-bullying group promoting kindness throughout the community

ELBURN—What began as a group of concerned parents—Knights Against Bullying—who wanted to do something about incidents of bullying in the Kaneland schools has grown into a coalition of individuals, groups and organizations that are working together to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all children. Knights Against Bullying representative Leigh Ann Reusche was one of… Keep Reading


KHS’ Taylor marches in Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps

KHS student Carter Taylor is spending his summer playing with the Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps. The drum corps kicked off its 2013 season on June 21 and will conclude on Aug. 10 in Indianapolis. Courtesy Photo KANELAND—Seventeen-year-old Carter Taylor feels very fortunate to be a part of the fine arts programs offered to him… Keep Reading


D-302 preschool screening

KANELAND—Kaneland School District Special Services will conduct a preschool screening on Friday, Sept. 13, at Family Life Church in Elburn, for students who may qualify for special education. This screening is for Kaneland School District children ages 3-5 who are suspected of having any delays in developmental milestones are encouraged to attend this event. This… Keep Reading

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The sweet spot

Photo: Randall (right) directs the Waubonsee Chiefs’ defense during WCC’s 8-3 win over Nassau (New York) during the NJCAA Division III World Series tournament. Courtesy Photo KHS grad finds decades of satisfaction just down the road at WCC SUGAR GROVE—College coaches leaving one program for another is nothing unusual, particularly in major college football and… Keep Reading

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Kaneland premieres: ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’

Performances to resume this weekend KANELAND—The Kaneland Community Fine Arts Festival’s Community Theatre branch presented “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” on the Kaneland auditorium stage last weekend. The show will resume this weekend, July 19-21, with performances at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. on Sunday. The play is based off… Keep Reading

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