All posts by Stefanie Frazier

About Stefanie Frazier

Stefanie Frazier is a freelance reporter for the Elburn Herald. You can reach her at SFrazier@elburnherald.com.
  • Kaneland forum updates community on superintendent search

    KANELAND—The Kaneland School District on Oct. 2 held a series of forums regarding its ongoing search for a new superintedent of schools. A general community forum was held that night at Kaneland Harter Middle School in Sugar...

    • Posted October 10, 2014
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    Kaneland removes softball coach

    KANELAND—The Kaneland School Board on Sept. 29 voted 7-0 to release Kaneland High School softball coach Brian Willis from his duties as head coach. Willis had spent the last five years as head coach for Kaneland varsity...

    • Posted October 9, 2014
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  • School Board approves teacher salary increase

    KANELAND—The Kaneland Education Association (KEA) and Board of Education have reached an agreement to increase teacher salaries for the 2014-15 school year. All Kaneland School Board members on Monday agreed to the salary increase, with the exception...

    • Posted October 3, 2014
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  • Community can weigh in on superintendent search

    KANELAND—The Kaneland community today will have an opportunity to weigh in on the qualities it wants to see in the next district superintendent of schools. The educational search firm BWP & Associates will host focus groups consisting...

    • Posted October 3, 2014
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    KHS students, Aquascape Inc. construct courtyard pond

    KANELAND—Kaneland High School students recently helped construct a courtyard pond featuring trees, shrubs and flowers. The water recycled in the pond comes from Kaneland’s tap water, minus the chlorine. Long koi swim the water while cascades of...

    • Posted September 26, 2014
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  • Kaneland staff discusses textbooks

    KANELAND—A Kaneland mom at the Sept. 8 School Board meeting expressed concern regarding the fact that her son currently “does not have textbooks.” As clarification, Mike Purcell, director of Educational Services 6-12 for the Kaneland School District,...

    • Posted September 26, 2014
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  • Kaneland tabs firm to handle superintendent search

    KANELAND—Kaneland’s next superintendent of schools could be working in the district sooner rather than later. The Kaneland School Board on Sept. 17 voted 4-0 to hire BWP & Associates as the educational search firm responsible for finding...

    • Posted September 25, 2014
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  • Kaneland considers search firms for superintendent search

    KANELAND—The Kaneland School Board last week discussed the search firms it may enlist to find its new superintendent. Kaneland previous superintendent, Dr. Jeff Schuler, submitted his letter of resignation in late July after accepting an offer to...

    • Posted September 19, 2014
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  • School Board approves 2014-15 budget

    KANELAND—The Kaneland School Board last week approved the 2014-15 budget. Board member Tony Valente was the lone “no” vote. Kaneland assistant superintendent for business Dr. Julie-Ann Fuchs earlier this year provided information for the tentative budget, stating...

    • Posted September 19, 2014
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  • TransCanada, School Board discuss upcoming pipeline project

    KANELAND—Representatives from TransCanada on Monday gave a presentation about the pipeline construction set to take place on the east side of Kaneland High School. The objective of the presentation was to answer questions from board members. TransCanada...

    • Posted September 12, 2014
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  • Kaneland considers potential nepotism policy

    KANELAND—The topic about potential nepotism in the Kaneland School District has been raised during several recent Kaneland School Board meetings. School Board member Tony Valente on Aug. 18 identified what he perceived to be a “nepotism issue,”...

    • Posted September 12, 2014
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    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...

    • Posted September 5, 2014
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  • 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...

    • Posted September 5, 2014
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  • 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...

    • Posted September 5, 2014
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  • 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...

    • Posted August 28, 2014
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  • 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...

    • Posted August 9, 2014
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    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...

    • Posted August 7, 2014
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  • 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...

    • Posted August 1, 2014
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  • Kaneland wraps up 2014 Summer Theatre Production

    KANELAND—That’s a wrap for Kaneland’s production of “Once Upon a Mattress.” The recent “Once Upon a Mattress” performances marked Kaneland Arts Initiative’s fifth annual Summer Theatre Production at Kaneland High School. There were six performances in all...

    • Posted August 1, 2014
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  • School District discusses ethnicity report

    KANELAND—The Kaneland School Board recently had an ethnicity and employee report as an information item on its regular meeting agenda. The employee and ethnicity report, prepared by Dr. Julie-Ann Fuchs, assistant superintendent for business at Kaneland, shows...

    • Posted July 18, 2014
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    Summer Theatre readies ‘Once Upon A Mattress’

    Photo: The cast of “Once Upon A Mattress” rehearsed on Monday evening. The show will be performed in the Kaneland High School auditorium July 11-13 and 18-20. This will be Kaneland Arts Initiative’s fifth annual Summer Theatre...

    • Posted July 11, 2014
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  • School Board approves energy conservation commitment

    KANELAND—The Kaneland School Board on Monday came together, despite severe thunderstorms in the area, to approve a conservation commitment. The School Board agreed to a commitment with Cenergistic Energy, an energy conservation company that has experience working...

    • Posted July 3, 2014
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    Kaneland Madrigals travel to Ireland

    Singers perform, see sights KANELAND—Kaneland High School’s chamber choir, otherwise known as the Madrigals, traveled to Ireland earlier this month. The trip gave 29 students the chance to sing, check out sites and take in the culture....

    • Posted June 27, 2014
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    Community gets in on the fun run

    Photo: Kamryn Madsen, 3, of Cortland, runs the Kids 400m Friday night at Kaneland High School. Photo by Patti Wilk KANELAND—Kaneland mom Sonya Hwang, a Sugar Grove resident, ran the 5k at last Friday’s third annual Kaneland...

    • Posted June 27, 2014
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    Kaneland student earns prestigious journalism honor

    KANELAND—Kaneland High School student Nick Boose earned a prestigious journalism honor this past school year. Boose, a Sugar Grove resident who will be a KHS senior this fall, is editor-in-chief for the Kaneland Krier, the school’s newsmagazine....

    • Posted June 23, 2014
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  • School Board approves upcoming work projects

    KANELAND—The Kaneland School Board at its special meeting on June 16 voted to approve upcoming projects for district schools. The first vote pertained to paving and sealcoating parking lots for a cost of $389,264.04. The School District...

    • Posted June 23, 2014
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    ‘Pwnage’ robot a hit at middle school

    Photo: Kaneland students and 2451 Robotics Team members include Elburn resident Triston Powell (left to right), 16, and siblings Alyssa, 18, and Charles Faulkner, 15, of Aurora. Photo by Lynn Logan KHS students bring robot to Harter...

    • Posted June 14, 2014
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    Student’s drive, commitment leads to President’s Scholarship

    MAPLE PARK—Carissa Miller is all about business. And heart. Miller, a Maple Park resident and Kaneland High School senior, will major in business administration when she attends Indiana State University this fall. Miller is one of 20...

    • Posted June 7, 2014
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  • School Board approves technology position addition, increase

    KANELAND—The Kaneland School Board on May 28 voted unanimously to increase a current information systems specialist position from .8 to full time, and add a full-time technician to begin work July 1. The cost for the technician...

    • Posted June 6, 2014
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    Field of hope

    Photo: Sisters Emma, 4, and Kailey Kunstman, 6, wearing their red, white and blue, visited the KHS Healing Field to honor the military during the opening ceremony on Saturday. Photo by Patti Wilk KANELAND—Last weekend’s Healing Field...

    • Posted May 29, 2014
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    Family seeks funds for autism service dog

    SUGAR GROVE—Sugar Grove resident Jason Mann looks at his son Marshall and sees joy contagious to those who are around him. “Immediately, he’ll walk into a room and want to give people hugs and smile,” Jason said....

    • Posted May 27, 2014
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  • National Honor Society recognition

    KANELAND—Jarod Erlandson is a recent National Honor Society member who calls being a part of the group “a complete honor.” Erlandson is a Sugar Grove resident and junior at Kaneland High School. “It’s something that I’ve always...

    • Posted May 22, 2014
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