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Laura Gampfer KBK first day of school 8-19-15-1

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

Laura Gampfer KBC kindergarten park 8-10-15-5

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


Kaneland in top 10 in Chicagoland for graduation rates

KANELAND—Kaneland High School found itself in the top 10 in the Chicagoland area for graduation rates, according to Chicago Agent Magazine, a real estate publication. Kaneland featured the fourth-highest graduation rate, based on a 2013 report, at 97.7 percent. The district trailed only No. 1 Indian Prairie at 98.5, West Chicago at 98.1 and New… Keep Reading

Laura Gampfer KHS marching band camp 8-4-15-1

Photos: The beat goes on

The Kaneland High School marching band camp began this week at KHS, and continues next week. The Kaneland Marching Knights traditionally appear at all home football games, march in parades, and participate in competitions. The 2015 Marching Knights (above) practice their marching skills at Tuesday’s camp at KHS. The Marching Knights drum line (right) works… Keep Reading


A new tradition

Homecoming parade to rotate between local communities MAPLE PARK—Officials from the Kaneland School District attended the Maple Park Village Board meeting Tuesday to inform the village of the upcoming homecoming parade, and plans to rotate the event between the villages that comprise the School District. Kaneland High School Principal Jill Maras said she wanted to… Keep Reading

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Your name here

School Board talks advertising on KHS football scoreboard, other areas by Tony Scott KANELAND—Advertising on the new Kaneland High School football field scoreboard and other areas was the topic of a lengthy discussion during Monday’s Kaneland School Board meeting. Following the discussion, Associate Superintendent Jule-Ann Fuchs said she would bring back to the next meeting… Keep Reading


Kane County schools in need of supplies

GENEVA—Just as the school year is fast approaching, the need for school supplies for children is coming up, as well. Friends of Child Advocacy, the nonprofit organization that provides support to the Kane County Child Advocacy Center, invites you to join it in its efforts to help local children in need begin the school year… Keep Reading

Health & Wellness/Kaneland

Internet safety presentation at HMS Aug. 11

KANELAND—An Internet safety presentation, “Protecting Your Child Using Social Media,” presented by Jeffrey Beane, will take place Tuesday, Aug. 11, 6:30 p.m. at Kaneland Harter Middle School, 1601 Esker Drive, Sugar Grove. Beane, an Internet safety expert, will present his program and share information and tips for parents whose children are navigating the Internet and… Keep Reading


A scholarly approach

Daniel Hammermeister (right) of Elburn recently received a $500 small business scholarship from Pat Hill of Hill’s Country Store. It was the first given by Hill, with the plan to award the scholarship on an annual basis. Photo submitted by Pat Hill to Keep Reading


Photos: Your wish is granted

The sixth annual Kaneland Arts Initiative community summer theatre production, “Big the Musical,” opened last weekend at the Kaneland High School auditorium. The musical is based on the major motion picture starring Tom Hanks. Produced by Diane McFarlin and Maria Dripps-Paulson, and directed by Doug Orlyk, with musical direction by Brandon Staker, the production is… Keep Reading

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