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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 www.actonbullying.com 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

KHS football v. Rochelle final game Oct 2014-95

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 kbeebe@elburnherald.com 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

Kaneland Superintendent Dec 2014-5

Meet the new boss

Dr. Todd Leden takes over as Kaneland superintendent by Tony Scott KANELAND—Kaneland as of July 1 has a new district superintendent: Dr. Todd Leden. Leden, a Geneva resident, was hired last December at the conclusion of a months-long search. His base salary is $175,000, according to his contract with the district. Leden said he’s used… Keep Reading


Photos: Giving back before the game

The Kaneland High School baseball team helped unload the monthly food drop from the Northern Illinois Food Bank to the Elburn Food Pantry on July 9. The team showed up at 8 a.m. and was able to finish the job before heading out to a game in St Charles later that morning. Photo submitted by… Keep Reading


Kaneland 2015-16 registration information

KANELAND—The Kaneland School District will begin the new school year on Wednesday, Aug. 19, with a full day of classes. Full bus service to all schools and full hot lunch service at Harter Middle School and Kaneland High School will be provided the first day of school. Kaneland elementary schools The starting time for all… Keep Reading


School Board approves social media contract extension

KANELAND—The Kaneland School Board on Monday voted 4-3 to extend a social media contract with Positive Reflections Public Relations. Communication Consultant Megan Jacobs will continue to receive a summer rate of $35 per hour from the district. Her services will be used as needed through Aug. 31. At that point, her services will be renewed… Keep Reading

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Sugar Grove native writes from experience

LAKE GENEVA, WIS.—Tammy Schmidt believes in writing what she knows. And her sixth book, “Post-Traumatic Brazilian Wax Syndrome,” is based on a very real experience. “I’ve been writing since I was 14, and my work has changed drastically over the years,” said Schmidt, who publishes under her maiden name, Tamara Lyon. “My early work was… Keep Reading

Teresa Witt
Kaneland School Board President

School Board trustees attend mandatory training

KANELAND—The Kaneland School Board on June 9 met to participate in mandatory training. Trustee Pedro Rivas was absent from the training. He is scheduled to make up the training at a later date. Regarding the training, School Board President Teresa Witt said Kaneland School District attorneys presented trustees with information that is required by the… Keep Reading

Boys Basketball/Kaneland

Heading ‘West’

Kaneland’s Johnson new boys basketball coach at West Aurora MAPLE PARK—The West Aurora High School School Board approved the appointment of Brian Johnson as its new head boys basketball coach on Monday. Johnson had been the head boys coach at Kaneland High School for the past six years, where he won two conference championships and… Keep Reading


Kaneland upgrades student management system

Kaneland—As part of Kaneland’s ongoing commitment to effective communication, School District 302 will offer an upgraded student management system to district families. With increased access to relevant student information, parents can stay up to date on important aspects of their student’s performance, such as attendance and grades. Not only will the new system increase the… Keep Reading

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