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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


Mumm recognized for assistance with literacy drive

KANELAND—A Kaneland administrator got a special thank you gift at the Kaneland School Board meeting Monday evening from a local social organization for her help with a recent book drive. Joe Kryszak, who leads the literacy program for the Elburn Lions Club, gave a plaque to Dr. Sarah Mumm, Kaneland’s director of Educational Services K-5,… Keep Reading


Church donates to School District

KANELAND—Kaneland Associate Superintendent Julie-Ann Fuchs on Monday reported that Heritage of Faith Church, which had used Harter Middle School for worship services and social functions, notified the district that it was disbanding and wanted to make a donation to the Kaneland School District. Fuchs said the district received a check for $3,000 that the church… Keep Reading


Kaneland superintendent recognizes faculty

KANELAND—Kaneland Superintendent Dr. Todd Leden on Monday recognized Dan Rutter, fifth-grade teacher at John Shields Elementary School, and Patrick Raleigh, assistant principal at John Shields and McDole elementary schools, for leading two-hour sessions at a workshop for district administrators over the summer. Leden said the pair attended management training at Northern Illinois University to prepare… Keep Reading


ACT data results for Kaneland High School Class of 2015

KANELAND—The Kaneland High School Class of 2015 last May walked across the stage at Northern Illinois University to celebrate its graduation from District 302. Data regarding the class’ ACT scores was recently released. The scores were released by ACT Corp, and represent the multiple attempts that students take at the exam, which include, but are… Keep Reading


Teacher approved

Website ranks Kaneland School District high on list of teacher quality in Illinois by Tony Scott KANELAND—The good news continues for Kaneland officials as yet another publication has shown the district to be one of the best in the state when it comes to the quality of its teachers. The startup recently ranked public… Keep Reading

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Defense classes at Kaneland High School

MAPLE PARK—The DeKalb Police Department will host Rape Aggressive Defense (RAD) classes for females ages 12 and older on Saturdays, Oct. 10, Oct. 17 and Oct. 24, from 8 a.m. to noon at Kaneland High School, 47W326 Keslinger Road, Maple Park. Class participants will learn how to protect themselves, as well as safety information that… Keep Reading

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Photos: The start of something good

Students lined up by classroom outside Kaneland Blackberry Creek Elementary School (KBK) Wednesday, while many parents took pictures and said their goodbyes before the first day of school for the 2015-16 school year. First-grade students wait patiently for school to start Wednesday. Students lined up by classroom outside Kaneland Blackberry Creek Elementary School (KBK) Wednesday,… Keep Reading


Kaneland Special Needs PTA

KANELAND—The Kaneland Special Needs PTA will begin its second year in the district this fall. The district-wide organization is committed to helping Kaneland special needs children ages 3-21 to become confident and productive adults by identifying and addressing their individual needs. The group works hard to ensure the Kaneland community has the resources to provide… Keep Reading


Knights Under the Lights Aug. 20

KANELAND—The Kaneland Sports Boosters first fundraising event of the year, the annual Knights Under the Lights scrimmage, is set for Thursday, Aug. 20, at Peterson Field. It’ll be the the first chance to check out the brand-new scoreboard (above), get introduced to all of the Kaneland High School fall sports teams, and take part in… Keep Reading


Laying a foundation

Kaneland golf outing a fundraiser for school programs, events and equipment by Tony Scott KANELAND—Kaneland teachers and students will get an extra boost for programs, events, equipment and other needs thanks to the Kaneland Foundation’s annual golf outing, set for next month. The 22nd annual outing will take place Thursday, Sept. 17, at Bliss Creek… Keep Reading

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Proceed with caution

Flashing traffic light to be installed at Keslinger, Dauberman road intersection by mid-September KANELAND—The staff at Kaneland High School can agree on one thing: the intersection at Keslinger and Dauberman roads in Maple Park has proven to be a safety risk for students traveling to and from school each day. “I see so many kids… Keep Reading


Jump start the anti-bullying

Kaneland Harter Middle School held a Jump Start program for incoming sixth-graders from Aug. 10-14. Jeff Bean, a Woodridge, Ill., police officer with the Act on Bullying organization, spoke with students on Tuesday about bullying and cyber-bullying. Keep Reading


Photos: ‘Band’-ing together

Harter Middle School’s band camp for incoming sixth-grade students was held Aug. 3-13. Students enjoyed six days of instrument classes and concluded with two days of full band rehearsal and outdoor activities. Clarinet players Patrick Gampfer (from left), 11, of Elburn, Andrew Packard, 11, of Sugar Grove, and Daniel Lodina, 11, of Montgomery, take part… Keep Reading

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Park place

Several incoming Kaneland Blackberry Creek Elementary School kindergarten students enjoyed meeting and playing together at the school park on Monday in Elburn. Allainna Siwy, 5 of Elburn, shows off her balancing skills. A few members of the Kaneland class of 2028 pose. Keep Reading


Pomp and circumstance

Kaneland High School achieves high graduation rate in Illinois, per report by Tony Scott KANELAND—Kaneland High School has one of the highest graduation rates in the state, according to a recent survey. The Hechinger Report released a compilation of nationwide graduation rates from 2013. Kaneland ranked fourth in the state of Illinois at 97.7 percent,… Keep Reading


Kaneland 2015-16 school year technology update

KANELAND—The 21st century has seen rapid changes in technology that have changed the way people live. It has also changed the way people learn. School budget line items for textbooks and workbooks have been replaced with Chromebooks and e-books. Paper report cards, standardized tests, and assignment notebooks are no longer the norm. Parents and students… Keep Reading


Kaneland ‘Acts on Bullying’

Photo: Jeff Bean, a Woodridge, Ill., police officer, will present a talk at Kaneland Harter Middle School as part of his organization Act on Bullying. Photo courtesy of Are you concerned with bullying? Yes No Poll Maker By Tony Scott KANELAND—Keeping kids safe as they navigate the world of online social media networks, and… Keep Reading

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