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Kaneland Rivals Project: Team of Rivals

Editors note: This is part one of a three-part series about Kaneland’s rivals—both current and historical. Part one focuses on more contemporary rivals, part two will feature a look at historical rivals, while part three will focus on our survey results. We encourage you to take our survey. [formlightbox_call title=”Submit Rivals Survey” class=”10″][/formlightbox_call][formlightbox_obj id=”10″ style=””… Keep Reading


D302 preschool screening

KANELAND—Kaneland School District Special Services will conduct a preschool screening on Friday, Sept. 19, at Blackberry Creek Elementary School, Elburn, for students who may qualify for special education services. If you reside within the Kaneland School District, and you suspect that your child (or children), ages 3 to 5, have any delays in developmental milestones,… Keep Reading


Kaneland tabs Goier as interim superintendent

KANELAND—The search for a new interim Kaneland superintendent has concluded. The Kaneland School Board on Tuesday unanimously agreed to hire Dr. Renee Goier of Sugar Grove as interim superintendent. Board member Pedro Rivas was absent from the meeting. The School Board on Tuesday also agreed to accept the resignation of former interim superintendent Dr. Ken… Keep Reading


Details emerge regarding Sorrick resignation letter

KANELAND—The Kaneland School Board on Aug. 25 approved the hire of Dr. Ken Sorrick as interim Kaneland superintendent. The next day, Sorrick resigned from the position. Sorrick on Aug. 26 wrote a letter to Kaneland Board President Cheryl Krauspe detailing why he resigned the day after he was approved to serve as interim superintendent. “Please… Keep Reading


School Board discusses pipeline construction project

KANELAND—The Kaneland School Board recently discussed the safety of a pipeline construction project set for later this month. TransCanada will be working on the natural gas pipelines, which it owns. The area is on the east side of Kaneland High School and will be fenced off. The pipelines total 150 feet in length. School Board… Keep Reading

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Fighting cancer with buzz cuts

Photo: Matt Peters gets a buzz cut as part of Cuts for the Cure. Photos submitted by Julie Allen to cborrowdale@elburnherald.com Event raises over $1,000 for childhood cancer research ELBURN—Three generations of Elburn residents recently got their heads shaved at Cuts for the Cure, an event at Dave’s Barbershop that raised over $1,000 for St.… Keep Reading


Ice buckets for a cure

Over 40 Kaneland Blackberry Creek Elementary staff rounded up in front of the school Aug. 19 for the ALS ‘Ice Bucket Challenge.’ The challenge involves dumping a bucket of ice water on one’s head, and has raised millions of dollars across the nation for the ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) Association. Photos by Lynn Logan Keep Reading


Kaneland schools celebrate outstanding test scores

KANELAND—For the second year in a row, Kaneland schools celebrate outstanding student performance on the ACT. Students who graduated from Kaneland High School in 2014 posted an ACT Composite Score of 22.2, which is the highest ever composite score for a District 302 graduating class and 1.5 points higher than the state average. Analyses of… Keep Reading


Kaneland to revisit interim superintendent candidate pool

KANELAND—The Kaneland School Board is back to the drawing board in terms of hiring a new interim superintendent of schools. The majority of the Kaneland School Board on Monday had approved Dr. Ken Sorrick as the new interim superintendent. However, according to School Board President Cheryl Krauspe, Sorrick resigned Tuesday morning, the day he was… Keep Reading

Fall Sports/Kaneland

Here we go

Annual Knights Under the Lights officially kicks off 2014-15 sports season KANELAND—Thursday’s Knights Under the Lights event had a different type of illumination. Due to storms, the event was moved to the East Gym of Kaneland High School instead of the usual venue of Peterson Field. The event still featured introductions of the 2014-15 KHS… Keep Reading


Kaneland Class of 1994 reunion at Old Towne Pub

KANELAND—A reunion for the Kaneland High School Class of 1994 will take place Saturday, Sept. 6, at 7 p.m. at Old Towne Pub in Wasco. The reunion is an open-house event held in a private room, with appetizers and dessert available. A $5 donation is required. Cash bar will be available. Spread the word to… Keep Reading


Kaneland 2014-15 Hall of Fame 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 2014-15 school year or during the month of May at one of our many end-of-year… Keep Reading

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Fund established for Kaneland grad’s cancer battle

ELBURN—Longtime Elburn resident, 2000 Kaneland graduate, football player, husband, brain cancer patient. All of those things describe Mike Reynertson. All who know him know he’s a fighter. And after 12 long years, six surgeries, chemotherapy and radiation treatments, he’s still fighting Stage 3 brain cancer. At the age of 33, Reynertson should be enjoying life… Keep Reading


Sixth-grader’s solo concert to benefit KAI

ELBURN—Kaneland Middle School sixth-grader Bailey Cates will perform a solo guitar and piano concert on Sunday, Aug. 17, to benefit the Kaneland Arts Initiative. Bailey has attended KAI’s Fine Arts Festival every year since she was 5 years old. She said she is excited about her upcoming performance, and is happy to be doing it… Keep Reading


Kaneland Foundation golf outing Sept. 18

SUGAR GROVE—The 21st Annual Kaneland Foundation Golf Outing, which will take place from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 18, at Bliss Creek Golf Course, 1 Golfview Drive, Sugar Grove. Check-in and lunch begin at 11 a.m., followed by a shotgun start to the golf. Dinner is served at 5 p.m. The outing format… Keep Reading


School Board approves Schuler resignation

KANELAND—The Kaneland School Board on Monday voted 4-2 to approve Superintendent Dr. Jeff Schuler’s resignation. Schuler last week accepted an offer to become superintendent for schools in the Wheaton Warrenville School District, where he will make a base salary of $225,000. His current salary at Kaneland is $194,000. Schuler will continue working for Kaneland until… Keep Reading


Schuler to leave Kaneland

Will become Wheaton-Warrenville superintendent KANELAND—Kaneland Superintendent Dr. Jeff Schuler last week agreed to become the new superintendent of schools for the Wheaton-Warrenville School District. Schuler, 42, a Plainfield resident, has worked in the Kaneland School District for eight years—the last four as superintendent. He previously served as an assistant superintendent for human resources and an… Keep Reading


D302: Superintendent Schuler leaves for D200

The Kaneland School District announced the resignation of Superintendent Dr. Jeff Schuler effective Sept. 2, 2014. At a special meeting Monday, the Wheaton Warrenville Community Unit School District 200 voted in favor of hiring the Kaneland superintendent. In a press release release, D302 Board President Cheryl Krauspe said the District is sad to see Schuler… Keep Reading


School Board approves 2014-15 tentative budget

KANELAND—The Kaneland School Board on Monday agreed to the 2014-15 school year tentative budget. School Board trustee Tony Valente was the lone “no” vote. Kaneland School Board President Cheryl Krauspe was absent from the meeting. Dr. Julie-Ann Fuchs, assistant superintendent for Business, reviewed the tentative budget during the meeting. According to the report, the tentative… Keep Reading

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