All posts by Stefanie Frazier

  • Mail-in votes could affect Kaneland race

    KANELAND—The four winners in last week’s race for Kaneland School Board trustee are not yet set in stone. According to Kane County Chief Deputy Clerk of Elections Suzanne Fahnestock, mail-in ballots from Kane County can be received...

    • Posted April 16, 2015
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  • Public supports reassigned Kaneland art teacher

    KANELAND—Community members at Monday’s Kaneland School Board meeting spoke passionately on behalf of art teacher Carleen Gregg. Gregg, an art specialist at Kaneland High School, has taught there the past six years. However, due to a reduction...

    • Posted April 16, 2015
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  • School Board approves 2015-16 staffing plan

    Elementary Library Resources Director position eliminated KANELAND—In front of a meeting room packed with residents and Kaneland School District staff, the Kaneland School Board on Monday voted 5-2 to approve next school year’s staffing plan. Board members...

    • Posted March 27, 2015
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  • School Board approves capital improvement projects

    KANELAND—The Kaneland School Board on March unanimously approved $410,000 in capital improvement projects that will take place this summer. Capital improvements include estimated costs such as replacing the playground safety surface at Kaneland McDole Elementary School for...

    • Posted March 20, 2015
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  • Kaneland begins PARCC testing

    KANELAND—Kaneland students in grades three through high school have begun to take the state-mandated Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC). However, some Kaneland parents have opted out their children from taking the computerized...

    • Posted March 13, 2015
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  • School Board approves new HMS principal

    KANELAND—The Kaneland School Board on Monday unanimously approved the hire of Brian Faulkner as new Kaneland Harter Middle School (HMS) principal. According to Faulkner’s contract, he will receive a salary of $103,900 plus benefits. A Kaneland School...

    • Posted March 13, 2015
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  • Ayden Doucette, 4, of Sugar Grove, plays with a communication touch tap program on an iPad. 						              Photo by Lynn Logan
    Kaneland hosts technology ‘playdate’

    KANELAND—The Kaneland School District on Feb. 23 held an Interactive Technology Playdate at Kaneland Harter Middle School. During the event, the school’s cafeteria was a tech playground, with plenty of computers on display and Kaneland teachers and...

    • Posted March 6, 2015
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  • Laura Gampfer Kaneland School Board Forum 2-19-15-10
    Kaneland meets its candidates

    KANELAND—Kaneland School Board candidates set to appear on the April 7 General Election ballot were on hand to answer questions during the Kaneland School Board Candidate Forum at Kaneland Harter Middle School Feb. 19. The event was...

    • Posted March 2, 2015
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  • School Board receives energy conservation update

    KANELAND—The Kaneland School Board last month received an update on the district’s mission to conserve energy and funds. The Kaneland School District partnered with Cenergistic, an energy conservation company, on April 28, 2014. The Cenergistic contract is...

    • Posted February 20, 2015
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  • Kaneland begins search for next HMS principal

    KANELAND—Newly appointed Kaneland Superintendent Dr. Todd Leden on Monday provided an update regarding the district’s search for a new Harter Middle School (HMS) principal. Current HMS Principal Bryan Zwemke will resign from his position on June 30....

    • Posted February 16, 2015
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  • Seven Kaneland High School students took part in the ILMEA All-State Conference Festival in Peoria, Ill., this past weekend. The group included senior Anna Hayman (from left), senior James Tockstein, junior Katelyn Blaszynski, junior Ben Mitchinson,  senior Rachel Miller, senior Ryan Koeppen, senior Amy Croft and director Bryan Kunstman. 
Photo submitted by Lorie Gale to info@elburnherald.com
    KHS students selected for Illinois music conference

    KANELAND—Seven Kaneland High School students had a chance to participate in the Illinois Music Education Association (ILMEA) Conference Jan. 28-31 in Peoria, Ill. Students selected performed in either an All-State Choir or Honors Choir. Kaneland students selected...

    • Posted February 6, 2015
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  • School Board reviews nepotism policy draft

    KANELAND—The Kaneland School Board on Jan. 26 reviewed a nepotism policy rough draft. School Board trustee Tony Valente noted at a School Board meeting last fall that there are “a lot of family members who work for...

    • Posted February 6, 2015
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  • Kaneland approves Goff as 2015 softball coach

    KANELAND—The Kaneland School Board on Monday voted 5-2 to approve the hire of this season’s varsity softball coach: Peter Goff, who is currently the athletic director at KHS. Board trustees Pedro Rivas and Tony Valente were the...

    • Posted January 29, 2015
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  • Kaneland discusses potential nepotism policy

    KANELAND—The Kaneland School Board on Monday continued its discussion regarding potential institution of a nepotism policy. School Board trustee Tony Valente noted at a School Board meeting last fall that there are “a lot of family members...

    • Posted January 16, 2015
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  • Board rules in favor of 3 School Board candidates

    KANELAND—The Kane County Election Board on Monday handed down a verdict in favor of four school board candidates running on the April 7 ballot. Objections were made last week regarding the validity of candidate forms submitted in...

    • Posted January 15, 2015
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  • Objections made regarding School Board candidates

    KANELAND—Objections have been made regarding the candidacy of one incumbent and two community residents running for Kaneland School Board on the April 7 ballot. The candidates in question are School Board member Tony Valente, Jerry Elliott and...

    • Posted January 10, 2015
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  • Kaneland receives energy conservation update

    KANELAND—The Kaneland School Board recently heard an update concerning energy saving initiatives for the district, presented by Dan Clark, the School District’s new energy specialist. The Kaneland School Board on April 28 approved a five-year contract with...

    • Posted December 29, 2014
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  • School Board enjoys day of recognition

    KANELAND—Kaneland School Board members enjoyed a special day of recognition last month. School Board Members Day was celebrated Nov. 15 in Illinois. Kaneland School Board members were recognized at the Nov. 24 meeting. Trustees Tony Valente and...

    • Posted December 29, 2014
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    ‘Mr. Montgomery’ reflects on Kaneland teaching legacy

    Photo: Earl Montgomery of Sugar Grove tends to his in-home garden. Photo by Lynn Logan KANELAND—Earl Montgomery, a Sugar Grove resident, began his teaching career in 1958 at what was then known as Kaneland Junior Senior High...

    • Posted December 21, 2014
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    Kaneland welcomes new superintendent

    KANELAND—The search for a new Kaneland superintendent of schools is over. School Board President Cheryl Krauspe announced on Monday that Dr. Todd Leden will be Kaneland’s next superintendent. Leden, 47, of Geneva, is currently the associate superintendent...

    • Posted December 19, 2014
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