Letter: To the Kaneland community

On Saturday, April 18, 2009, the last event in the year-long celebration of the 50th anniversary of Kaneland High School, other than the actual graduation of the 50th Class in May, will take place.

Kaneland community members, but especially Kaneland alumni, are invited to attend. The event is taking place in association with the Kaneland Community Fine Arts Festival.

Saturday evening, starting at 6 p.m., a gallery of student and professional art will be open for viewing before the Fine Arts Festival the next day.

The main event will commence at 7 p.m. with a presentation by John Powers, a very popular speaker and author. John will offer his reflections and insights on growing up in the Chicago area and lessons learned from his family and teachers. John is a graduate of Northwestern University; created and produced the Broadway Musical “Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up”; has hosted a PBS series regarding effective public speaking, and has received two Emmy Awards for his work. John will make you laugh.

Kaneland choir and band ensembles, along with Kaneland alumna and professional vocalist, Christine Heath, a member of the KHS Class of 1991, will entertain the audience for the second half of the evening with a sampling of songs from the musicals KHS students have put on during the 50 years since Kaneland High School was opened in 1958.

The evening will end with a Kaneland tradition when Kaneland choral alumni are asked to join the current KHS Choir in the singing of “The Lord Bless and Keep You.” The evening will provide an enjoyable conclusion to the year-long celebration of KHS’s first 50 years.

There is no charge for this event. However, seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis. If needed, overflow seating will be available in a large room at KHS to which the evening’s events will be broadcast.

Charles McCormick
Superintendent of Schools
Kaneland CUSD 302