Tuesday, December 3, 2019

December 2019

From the Desk of the Principal
I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.  As I always say, it's nice to spend extended time with family and friends.  

I mentioned to the staff on Monday that it didn't feel like a Monday after Thanksgiving break.  As students entered the building and as they transitioned from class to class throughout the day, I witnessed smiling faces and happy students.  Our staff warmly welcomed our students back and we didn't miss a beat.  Thank you for sending us amazing kids to work with each and every day.    

If I don't see you at one of our numerous events this month, have a wonderful holiday season.

If I can ever be of assistance, please don't hesitate to contact me.  

Season's greetings and best wishes for the New Year.  

Proud to be a Knight!

Brian Faulkner, Principal  

Subs Needed 
If you've ever thought of subbing here in Kaneland, a sub license can be obtained by anyone with a Bachelor's degree.  If you are interested and/or want more information, please call Chris Adkins, Human Resource Director at 630-365-4114.     

Parents can order their child a yearbook by clicking on the link below.  After clicking on the link, enter our school code 14512.


KHS 8th Grade Transitions
December 3rd
8th Grade Orientation Night for incoming freshmen and their families will be held on Tuesday, December 3rd at KHS.  On this night, a brief overview of all that Kaneland High School has to offer will be provided, which will include curriculum choices and sports/activity options.  You can access more information by clicking here.

December 10th, 11th, & 13th
8th grade students will spend a couple of hours at KHS (8 Red = Tuesday, Dec 10 ;  8 White = Wednesday, Dec 11;  8 Blue = Friday, Dec 13).  The students will learn about how to develop their 4-year plan, discuss class choices, tour the Fox Valley Career Center, and will have an opportunity to ask questions regarding classes, academic options, and high school life in general.

December 16th & 17th 
The high school counselors will schedule all incoming 9th grade students based on the knowledge learned from the previous events.  Specific schedules will be developed.

Early Release Days December 19 & 20
Please note that students will be released from school an hour earlier on December 19th and December 20th.  

5Essentials Survey
Our students will be completing the 5Essentials soon.  We would also like our parents to take the survey.  You can access the survey by clicking here.

The 5Essentials Survey provides school districts with detailed data on school culture and climate by inquiring into five leading areas for school development.  More information can be found here.

Vision and Hearing Screening 
The Illinois mandated  Annual Vision & Hearing Screening for Harter Middle School is scheduled for January 30 & 31, 2020. These screenings will include all of the 8th grade, and the Special Education and new students for grades 6th - 8th.

The Vision and Hearing rescreen date will take place 10-14 days after the initial screening dates.

Middle Years
Click here to access the December edition of the Middle Years.  

Awesomeness Around Harter

In Remembrance of Mrs. Hamblen
In Remembrance of Mrs. Hamblen

Waubonsee Student-Athletes Assisting with Student-Led Conferences

Waubonsee Student-Athletes Assisting with Student-Led Conferences

Student-led Conferences

Student-led Conferences

Window Art Created by Students

Veterans Day Assembly


Boys BBall @ Waubonsee

Boys BBall @ Waubonsee

Former Students Leading KHS CTE Presentations
Former Students Leading KHS CTE Presentations

2nd Grade Buddies (Schertzer) 

8th Grade Harter Invite Champs

6 White WWII Vet Guest Speaker 

Proud to be a Knight!