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Kaneland welcomes new superintendent

KANELAND—The search for a new Kaneland superintendent of schools is over. School Board President Cheryl Krauspe announced on Monday that Dr. Todd Leden will be Kaneland’s next superintendent. Leden, 47, of Geneva, is currently the associate superintendent and high school principal at Fenton Community School District 100 in Bensenville, Ill. He is slated to take… Keep Reading

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Kaneland students attend Writing Night event

Photo: Alex Fry, 11, of Sugar Grove, meets author Cynthea Liu. Photos by Lynn Logan GENEVA—More than 100 Kaneland elementary school students attended the School District’s annual K-5 Writing Night on Monday at the Barnes & Nobel bookstore located in the Geneva Commons. Although this was the sixth annual Writing Night event, it was the… Keep Reading

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Photos: A sterling performance

The Kaneland Harter Middle School Holiday Concert took place Tuesday at the Kaneland High School auditorium. Soloists Jacqueline Rose (right) and Connor McGinnis lead the Kaneland Harter Middle School seventh grade combined choruses in “Silver Bells.” Photos by Mary Paulson Keep Reading

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Kaneland prepares to announce next district superintendent

KANELAND—The Kaneland School Board has recently held several special meetings as it nears its announcement of the next Kaneland superintendent of schools. Former Kaneland Superintendent Dr. Jeff Schuler resigned from the position last summer after accepting an offer to become superintendent of schools for the Wheaton-Warrenville School District. The School Board on Saturday met with… Keep Reading

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Community gets opportunity to meet superintendent candidates

KANELAND—The Kaneland community this week had a final chance to speak with the two candidates vying to became the district’s next superintendent of schools. According to a news release from Interim Superintendent Dr. Renee Goier, the first candidate toured the district and met with students, staff and community members on Wednesday. The candidate later met… Keep Reading

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Kaneland cleans schools in response to flu outbreak

KANELAND—Kaneland School District on Tuesday evening performed a deep cleaning of all its school buildings in response to a recent flu outbreak. According to Kaneland Interim Superintendent Renee Goier, the School District’s administrative team worked with Mark Payton, director of Buildings and Grounds, to coordinate a deep cleaning of all buildings. Each cleaning took place… Keep Reading

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Group seeks to teach gratitude by example

ELBURN—All children are born with a sense of charity and compassion. Like any other desirable trait, it’s up to parents to see that it grows. A recently formed group at John Stewart Elementary, Attitude of Gratitude, is currently encouraging charity and compassion with projects children can understand. An early project, before the group was formally… Keep Reading

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Christmas traditions … or lack thereof

by Kaitlyn Becker, Kaneland Krier KANELAND—Temperatures dropping means it is time to begin preparing for the holidays. With Christmas just a moment away, people are left to reminisce about childhood traditions, as well as plans to make new ones. One tradition popular among all generations is opening presents on Christmas morning. Judy Fabrizius, a grandmother,… Keep Reading

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Kaneland talks Senate Bill 16

KANELAND—Education funding could be distributed in a new way if an Illinois bill passes this spring The bill in question is Illinois Senate Bill 16 (SB16), also known as School Funding Reform Act of 2014. If passed, money could go toward schools in Chicago, downstate Illinois and other area schools so that their funding would… Keep Reading

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KHS students honor war history during service trip

Photo: The group poses in front of an American M-4 Sherman tank in Bastonge, Belgium. Photo submitted by Javier Martinez to SFrazier@elburnherald.com KANELAND—A group of Kaneland High School (KHS) students in June experienced a historical adventure overseas. The group of 17 students, ranging from freshmen to seniors, plus 10 adult chaperones, embarked on a service… Keep Reading

Christmas Kettles to Kaneland area

KANELAND—Look for the familiar red Salvation Army kettles this November and December throughout the Kaneland/Big Rock area. Conley Outreach (the local Salvation Army Service Extension representative) together with local Scout troops, businesses, 4-H clubs, church groups and Community Care Team volunteers will collect donations on Saturdays and the days just prior to Christmas outside various… Keep Reading

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Holiday Spirit needs your help

KANELAND—Holiday Spirit, a joint program between Kaneland schools and Conley Outreach/West Towns, is in need of organizations, businesses, churches and other groups to adopt local families in need this holiday season. Last year, Holiday Spirit provided assistance to 132 children in 54 families through the generous donations from this community. It is anticipated that the… Keep Reading

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School Board approves tentative levy

KANELAND—The Kaneland School Board on Monday approved a tentative levy. All but Valente and Rivas on Oct. 27 gave a thumbs up to having a tentative levy budget prepared by Kaneland Associate Superintendent Dr. Julie-Ann Fuchs. According to Fuchs’ report, this year’s tentative tax levy features a Consumer Price Index (CPI) of 1.5 percent, Equalized… Keep Reading

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Veterans honored at John Stewart Elementary ceremony

A flag-raising ceremony took place at John Stewart Elementary School Tuesday in honor of Veteran’s Day. Artwork and letters to veterans (right) were displayed in the school’s hallway. John Stewart students (below) wave their American flags during the ceremony. Photos by Laura Gampfer ELBURN—Like any good military operation, there was a back-up plan for inclement… Keep Reading

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Photos: Kaneland Krier takes over the Elburn Herald

Kaneland Krier staff editors on Tuesday visited the Elburn Herald office to take part in World Teenage News Takeover, a month-long initiative meant to encourage news companies to hand over some editorial and creative control to young people. The Krier members during their visit learned editing and web design techniques, and had an opportunity to… Keep Reading

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Kaneland production offers ‘shout out’ to education

KANELAND—The Kaneland Arts Initiative’s (KAI) inaugural production of “Shout Out! Excited about Education” will take the Kaneland High School auditorium stage on Monday, Nov. 17. The show will feature 11 cast members from the Kaneland community. KAI Executive Director Maria Dripps-Paulson said she knows the upcoming production is different from what KAI has featured in… Keep Reading

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Kaneland PTA prepares Winter Wonderland Craft Show

by Violet Marquardt KANELAND—Kaneland Special Needs PTA will host its Winter Wonderland Craft and Vendor Show on Saturday, Nov. 15, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Harter Middle School, 1601 Esker Drive, Sugar Grove. The Craft and Vendor Show will help raise funds for the PTA and also bring awareness to its cause. Most… Keep Reading

Kaneland/Softball

School Board approves assistant softball coach resignations

KANELAND—The Kaneland School Board on Monday voted 6-1 to accept the resignations of two Kaneland High School assistant softball coaches. Board trustee Tony Valente was the lone “no” vote. He spoke about the two coaches, Kristyn Crawford and Andrew Franklin, during the meeting. “We’re losing the majority of our staff,” Valente said. Valente also mentioned… Keep Reading

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