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McDole Elementary to celebrate International Walk to School Day

MONTGOMERY—Kaneland McDole Elementary School will join schools from around the world in celebrating International Walk to School Day on Wednesday, Oct. 2. Approximately 600 McDole students will walk or roll to school along with parents and teachers. The event will begin at 8:30 a.m. with children and parents walking from Simpson Avenue and Gordon Lane.… Keep Reading

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‘Rachel’s Challenge’ presentation at KHS

KANELAND—A presentation featuring the story of Rachel Joy Scott will be presented on Tuesday, Oct. 1, at 6 p.m. in the Kaneland High School auditorium. Scott’s life was cut short during the Columbine High School shooting tragedy on April 20, 1999. Her shining example of kindness and compassion was not defeated that day. Come hear… Keep Reading

Kaneland

Clothing, toy sale at John Stewart

ELBURN—Kaneland John Stewart Elementary’s Parent Teacher Network will host a Fall/Winter Clothing and Toy Sale on Friday, Oct. 4, 6 to 9 p.m., and Saturday, Oct. 5, 8 a.m. to noon. Yellow and green tags will be half price from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday. The sale will feature gently-used fall and winter clothing… Keep Reading

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Kaneland Hall of Fame 2014 nominations

KANELAND—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

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Kaneland

KBC students learn about ‘Japan Connections’

Photo: Kaneland Blackberry Creek Elementary third-grade teacher Bob Barth and ELL teacher/director Katie Henigan are co-teaching about communities and cultures in a Social Studies unit. This is a display to go along with their current teachings on Japan. Photos by Kimberly Anderson ELBURN—Alisa James now knows lots of unique cultural things about Japan. James, 8,… Keep Reading

Kaneland/Sugar Grove

Long-time educator named WCC Distinguished Contributor

SUGAR GROVE—Bernard “Bernie” Looney, of DeKalb recently retired from a career in education that spanned more than four decades. For 14 of those years, he worked closely with Waubonsee Community College in his role as director of the Valley Education to Employment System (VALEES). For all of the ways he has strengthened the ties between… Keep Reading

Kaneland

School Board welcomes new member

KANELAND—The Kaneland School Board has had a vacant seat since last month. It’s now filled. All board members present on Monday agreed to appoint Peter Lopatin to the position. Board Vice President Teresa Witt was absent from the meeting. Lopatin, a Sugar Grove resident, stood up from the audience to stand in front of the… Keep Reading

Kaneland

FVCC staff member suffers burns in accident

KANELAND—First responders were called to Fox Valley Career Center at 9:10 a.m. on Tuesday to respond to a non-life threatening accident involving a staff member. No students were injured in the incident. “The accident involved a teacher who suffered some burns,” Kaneland Superintendent Jeff Schuler said. First responders determined that the staff member would be… Keep Reading

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Elburn native earns rowing scholarship to D-1 school

ELBURN—Kylen Patterman is new to the University of Louisville’s rowing team, but she’s one of the most experienced rowers on the team. The 2008 Kaneland graduate rowed for three years on a club team at Grand Valley State before graduating early with a degree in anthropology—and getting snatched up by the Louisville Cardinals. “We had… Keep Reading

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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

Kaneland

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

Elburn/Kaneland

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

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

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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

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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

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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

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