All posts by Stefanie Frazier

  • Bus Backends
    Kaneland approves bus purchases

    KANELAND—The Kaneland School Board on Monday voted 4-3 to approve the purchase of 10 buses from Midwest Transit for the next school year. According to Kaneland’s Associate Superintendent Dr. Julie-Ann Fuchs, the total bid for 10 buses,...

    • Posted May 16, 2015
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  • Kaneland provides extra security regarding ‘potential threat’

    KANELAND—Kaneland High School this week ratcheted up its safety measures against what district administration called a “potential threat to school security.” According to Kaneland High School Principal Jill Maras, the potential threat was most likely a bomb...

    • Posted May 15, 2015
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  • KHS writing club wins big at Big 12 Literary Festival

    KANELAND—Kaneland High School student writers took home plenty of awards recently at the Northern Illinois Big 12 Conference Literary Festival in DeKalb. Many of the students who submitted writing pieces are part of the high school’s writing...

    • Posted May 9, 2015
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  • Laura Gampfer Sugar Grove Library Meet the Candidates 3-12-15-8
    School Board reorganizes, swears in Kerry

    KANELAND—The Kaneland School Board on Tuesday met to mark reorganization of its members following last month’s election. In addition, new board member Ryan Kerry was sworn into office. All re-elected and current trustees said their oath as...

    • Posted May 8, 2015
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  • Kaneland Hall of Fame class recognized

    KANELAND—Kaneland High School on May 4 honored past Kaneland graduates and current students during its Academic Achievement Awards and Hall of Fame Program. Kaneland High School (KHS) graduates included in the Hall of Fame induction ceremony included...

    • Posted May 6, 2015
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  • 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
    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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