by Lynn Meredith
Gordon named McDole, Shields assistant principal
The Kaneland School Board approved the appointment of Kevin Gordon as assistant principal of McDole and John Shields elementary schools at its meeting on Monday.
Gordon comes from the Geneva School District, where he taught fifth grade. He will serve as assistant principal in the southern part of the district, while Laura Garland will serve in the northern part at Blackberry Creek and John Stewart elementary schools.
Plattos donates raffle winnings
Music specialist Nika Plattos donated $2,500 to McDole and John Shields elementary schools. She won the money in a raffle called Classroom Makeover, that she entered at the Illinois Educators Association annual conference. The money was donated to the raffle by West Music Company.
Stewart PTN donates to help finish mural
John Stewart Elementary School is finishing up the mural in the Learning Resource Center thanks to a donation of $2,000 from the Parent Teacher Network.
The murals around the upper walls were inspired by student art work and are being recreated by professional artists Laura VanGemert and Steve Mockus on a larger scale on masonite board that will be attached to the walls.
Other sections of the mural have been funded by the Kaneland Foundation and the Arts to Remember program.