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  • Kaneland begins planning to replace superintendent Aug 1, 2014 5:01 PM
    The Kaneland school board will meet Monday to accept the resignation of Superintendent Jeff Schuler,and begin work on finding a replacement.

     
  • District 200 selects Kaneland leader as new superintendent Jul 31, 2014 5:30 AM
    The Wheaton Warrenville Unit District 200 board of education approved a four-year contract Wednesday with Jeffrey Schuler to serve as the district’s new superintendent. Schuler, 42, comes from Kaneland Community Unit District 302, where he has served as superintendent since 2010. “We’re just absolutely thrilled,” said board of education President Barbara Intihar. “I have no doubt that Dr. Schuler is the right person at the right time for us.”

     
  • Kaneland school board meeting gets heated over budget Jul 29, 2014 9:46 AM
    The Kaneland school board Monday night tentatively approved a $66.5 million budget with a $3 million deficit in the education fund portion, over the objection of board member Tony Valente. Valente said administrators should have trimmed expenses. And he again criticized collecting more in property taxes for transportation than needed, calling the plan “immoral and unethical.”

     
  • Cupcakes or quinoa? How several school districts regulate snacks Jul 12, 2014 8:00 AM
    Jennifer Nickels’ complaints about a teacher rewarding her 7-year-old daughter and other Dundee Highlands Elementary School students with candy prompted a schoolwide survey to parents, who were fine with the sweets. Meanwhile, policies about candy and other treats doled out during the school day vary across the suburbs. “It’s the cupcake and quinoa wars,” Margaret Van Duch of Mundelein's Fremont District 79 said.

     
  • KAI Summer Theatre presents ‘Once Upon a Mattress’ Jul 9, 2014 4:31 PM
    Page 2 The Kaneland Arts Initiative will conclude its 2013-14 season with the fifth annual summer theater production of “Once Upon a Mattress.” It will be presented July 11-13 and 18-20 in the auditorium of Kaneland High School.

     
  • KAI Summer Theatre presents ‘Once Upon a Mattress’ Jul 8, 2014 3:23 PM
    If you thought you knew the story of "The Princess and The Pea," you may be in for a walloping surprise! Did you know, for instance that Princess Winnifred actually swam the moat to reach Prince Dauntless the Drab? Or that Lady Larken's love for Sir Harry provided a rather compelling reason that she reach the bridal alter post haste? Or that, in fact, it wasn't the pea at all that caused the princess a sleepless night? Carried on a wave of wonderful songs, by turns hilarious and raucous, romantic and melodic, this rollicking spin on the familiar classic of royal courtship and comeuppance provides for some side-splitting shenanigans. Chances are you'll never look at fairy tales quite the same way again.

     
  • Registration news for Kaneland Unit District 302 Jul 1, 2014 4:47 PM
    Kaneland Unit District 302 will begin the new school year on Wednesday, Aug. 20, with a full day of classes. Full bus service to all schools and full hot lunch service at the middle school and high school will be provided the first day of school.

     
  • Kaneland names new asst. principal at elementary school Jul 1, 2014 3:34 PM
    The Kaneland Unit District 302 board of education is pleased to announce the appointment of Kathy Webster to be .5 Assistant Principal at Kaneland John Stewart Elementary School for the 2014-15 school year.

     
  • Teen’s death may have been a case of ‘breezing’ Jun 19, 2014 6:34 PM
    Police in Maple Park believe a 14-year-old boy struck and killed by a freight train last month may have been playing a dangerous game known as “breezing.” The name refers to the thrill some people get from standing up close to a passing train.

     
  • Kaneland middle schooler dies after being hit by freight train Jun 2, 2014 1:50 PM
    Kaneland Harter Middle School student Parker Wolfsmith has died, after being struck by a train Saturday evening. He was standing alongside train tracks near Liberty Street, according to Maple Park and railroad police.

     
  • Kaneland High, Nicholson schools receive state honors May 15, 2014 6:06 PM
    Kaneland High School in Maple Park and Nicholson Elementary School in Montgomery were praised by state school superintendent Christopher Koch, as he bestowed Academic Improvement awards at a ceremony at Kaneland.

     
  • Kaneland board approves support, administrative staff raises May 13, 2014 9:09 AM
    The Kaneland school board approved 2.7 percent raises for many support workers and administrators Monday night.

     
  • 2013-14 Fox Valley Academic Team honorable mentions May 8, 2014 3:00 PM
    2013-14 Fox Valley Academic Team honorable mentions

     
  • District 158 selects new chief academic officer Apr 30, 2014 6:31 PM
    Erika Schlichter has been tapped as Huntley School District 158's new chief academic officer. Schlichter comes from Kaneland School District 302 where she serves as director of education services for grades six through 12. She replaces Mike Moan, who is leaving District 158 after 17 years to become superintendent of Woodstock Community Unit School District 200.

     
  • Will lawmakers extend moratorium on virtual charter schools? Mar 29, 2014 6:06 PM
    A statewide moratorium on allowing virtual charter schools is set to expire Tuesday unless lawmakers decide to extend it. The Illinois State Charter School Commission has issued a report to the state legislature about virtual charter schools, recommending an extension of the moratorium through Dec. 31, 2016, to allow the development of guidelines.

     
  • Kaneland board to talk lunches, staffing, computers Feb 22, 2014 8:00 AM
    The Kaneland school board Monday will talk about whether to add more teachers to the middle school to lower class sizes; whether to offer middle-school Spanish; and whether to offer hot lunches at elementary schools. The discussions will give staff members direction as they prepare the 2014-15 budget.

     
  • Kaneland arts boosters hold barbeque benefit Feb 13, 2014 11:34 AM
    The Kaneland Performing Arts Boosters has announced the second annual Knight of Performances Barbeque Dinner scheduled from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 2, at Kaneland Harter Middle School. A variety of talented student musicians and performers from both Kaneland Harter Middle School and Kaneland High will be on hand to provide entertainment.

     
  • Kaneland considering middle-school Spanish Feb 1, 2014 8:00 AM
    The Kaneland school board is considering adding Spanish foreign-language instruction at Harter Middle School.

     
  • Kaneland leaves online-learning cooperative venture Jan 14, 2014 12:00 AM
    Kaneland School District 302 is dropping out of a five-district group that was planning a cooperative for online and blended learning. “I can’t support it. ... I think we should look for other opportunities,” said board member Teresa Witt, because the district didn’t have the money “lying around.”

     
  • 2013-2014 Fox Valley Leadership Team Dec 13, 2013 8:34 AM
    The students named to the Daily Herald Leadership Team sometimes amaze even those who know them best. "I have never seen a student do what Sally did last year ... (she) organized an entire school and literally an entire community to hold a Relay For Life," writes Jonathan Young, a counselor at Central High School on behalf of his nominee, Sally Heyob. The 39 members of the 2013-14 Fox Valley Leadership team, both winners and honorable mentions, have that kind of drive in common.

     
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