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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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  • Kaneland bands ‘battle’ for worthwhile cause

    KANELAND—Bands came together last month in the Kaneland High School auditorium to raise money for the Kaneland community. The name of the event was “Band Night.” Attendees paid $5 at the door and gave donations to vote...

    • Posted May 22, 2014
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    Kemp earns President’s Scholarship

    Will attend Indiana State University this fall ELBURN—You could say Brittany Kemp’s most recent accomplishment was a slam dunk of an achievement. Kemp, an Elburn resident who is a Kaneland High School senior and a basketball and...

    • Posted May 17, 2014
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  • Kaneland approves new special education bussing

    KANELAND—The Kaneland School Board on Monday voted to move on with a new bus company for special education transportation for the upcoming school year. Currently the Kaneland School District uses Spare Wheels Transportation. This coming school year...

    • Posted May 16, 2014
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    Kaneland High School to host Healing Field

    KANELAND—Kaneland High School will soon feature a field of American flags. The concept is called the Healing Field, and it will requre sale of 1,000 flags. The Healing Field will take place Friday, May 23, until Tuesday,...

    • Posted May 9, 2014
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  • School Board approves administrative changes

    KANELAND—The Kaneland School Board on Monday approved administrative changes, including changes regarding new assistant principals and a resignation. Kaneland Superintendent Dr. Jeff Schuler announced during the meeting that Patrick Raleigh will be an assistant principal and computer...

    • Posted May 2, 2014
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  • Kaneland to work with energy conservation company

    KANELAND—The Kaneland School Board on Monday agreed to move forward and enter into a contract agreement with an energy management and conservation program. The company that will work with Kaneland schools to conserve energy is Cenergistic. The...

    • Posted May 2, 2014
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    ‘Seussical Jr.’ comes alive on middle school stage

    Photo: Kaneland Harter Middle School presented “Seussical Jr.” on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, with over 400 people attending Saturday’s show. The production brought to life many classic Dr. Seuss storybook characters, including The Cat in the Hat,...

    • Posted May 1, 2014
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    Kaneland trio help take ‘Pwnage’ to St. Louis

    Photo: The trio of sophomore Charlie Faulkner (left to right), Alyssa Faulkner and sophomore Tristan Powell will compete in the first World Championships this week. Courtesy photo submitted to KANELAND—Three Kaneland students are members of robotic...

    • Posted May 1, 2014
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    Purple power

    Photo: Event organizer and Kaneland junior Samantha Havlin, 17, with her mother Melissa prior to the event. Photo by Lynn Logan Community ‘seizes the purple’ at 5k event KANELAND—Elburn resident Samantha Havlin recently organized the epilepsy awareness...

    • Posted April 24, 2014
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    Sugar Grove resident lands ‘Les Miserables’ role

    SUGAR GROVE—Matthew Uzarraga is an 11-year-old fifth-grader who is home schooled by his mother, Estrellita. He’s also a professional actor. Uzarraga will play the role of Gavroche from “Les Miserables” at Drury Lane Theatre from now until...

    • Posted April 20, 2014
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    Kaneland students to visit Europe on trip

    Photo: A group of Kaneland High School students in June will participate in a service trip to Europe. A previous service trip involved students planting trees at Antietam National Battlefield in Sharpsburg, Md., in order to restore...

    • Posted April 19, 2014
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  • D302 Board discusses survey results

    KANELAND—The Kaneland School Board on Monday heard the results of the inaugural Parent Satisfaction Survey. The survey consisted of 30 questions and had participation of Kaneland parents from elementary to high school, with the most completed results...

    • Posted April 18, 2014
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    Kaneland celebrates 15th Fine Arts Festival

    Photos: The Kaneland Arts Initiative celebrated its 15th annual Fine Arts Festival on Sunday at Kaneland High School. The event boasted a wealth of professional artists, musicians, dancers and actors. Peter Thaddeus (right) creates an acrylic work...

    • Posted April 17, 2014
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    Student urges community to ‘Seize the Purple’

    Photo: “I personally feel that epilepsy doesn’t get the awareness that it deserves. It affects over six million people worldwide, and it’s just as common as breast cancer is. And I just think it really does deserve...

    • Posted April 12, 2014
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    Kaneland senior sets sights on the future

    Standout scholar will attend MIT in the fall KANELAND—Ethan Witt’s reputation for scholastic excellence precedes him. A Kaneland High School senior, Witt has scored perfectly on the ACT two times, as well as on other state tests....

    • Posted April 11, 2014
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