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4X400 relay team

May 22, 2011

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Amy Geer

The Kane girls 4X400 relay team had one of the best performances of the day, according to Coach Jim Sirianni. Shown on the podium after their third place finish are, from left to right, Dawn Saquin, Audrey Perry, Chanda Paup and Kelsey Johnson.

Another top reader

May 22, 2011

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Although second-grader Chase Nelson claims recess and spelling are his favorite school subjects, reading is not far behind. He recently read and tested on over 100 books in the Kane Elementary School's specialized reading comprehension program to qualify as an Accelerated Reader. While he loves football books, Chase has also enjoyed numerous books in the "Arthur" series by Marc Brown. He spends much of his time outside school playing games on his computer or football outside when weather permits.

Accelerated Reader

May 22, 2011

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Alex Lindquist joins the ranks of the Accelerated Reader (AR) 100 Club at the Kane Elementary School. In school, he focuses intently on reading football books, particularly on the Philadelphia Eagles and honing his math skills under the direction of his teacher, Pam Karlene. Alex rounds out his day by playing football on his Wii.

Kane students build shed

May 22, 2011

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Ted Lutz

Kane High School students pose with the shed they built during carpentry class at the Vern Johnson Vo-Ag Center at the school. The students, all seniors, include, left to right: Sean Welch, Dave Swanson, Marty Niklas, Dan Hanson, Martin Ross, Del Cleer, Josh Ishman and Mike Shrubb. Brandon Kowatch was not present when the photo was taken. Jack Detrick is the instructor for the class, which each year builds a shed using skills learned in the school carpentry program. The 8x12-foot wooden shed sits on treated 4x4 skids.

School project

May 20, 2011

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Why were there over 75 umbrellas set up behind the Kane Area Elementary School last week? For a 5th grade art project. Temporary environmental art to be exact.
Based on the art of Christo (he is famous for building a cloth fence over 24 miles long across California & also for surrounding islands in Florida with pink cloth) the entire 5th grade class displayed their “umbrella art” and had it photographed. This was done under the direction of volunteer parent, Anne Cleer, and the 5th grade teachers Mrs. Zeigler, Mrs. Grolemund, Ms. Counts, and Mr. Zimmerman.

9th annual Great Strides Walk

May 20, 2011

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These are some of the 45 participants in the ninth annual Great Strides Walk to raise money for the fight against cystic fibrosis (CF). Six teams of walkers covered the five-mile course and raised $6,000. Carl Wilson of Kane served as chairman of the Great Strides Walk. The event is held in memory of Shawn Wilson of Kane, who died of CF seven years ago.

Accelerated Reader

May 20, 2011

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Peyton Buzard recently finished reading and testing on over 100 books in the Accelerated Reading program at the Kane Elementary School. He's discovered that he likes reading longer books. Math is his favorite school subject. At home, Peyton enjoys playing his X-Box and eating his favorite pizza.

Great Strides Walk team

May 20, 2011

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Aaron Meserole (holding sign), a Kane resident who has cystic fibrosis (CF), took part in the annual Great Strides Walk to raise funds to fight CF. Many of his family members (above) formed a team to participate in the event.

Troops help distribute flags

May 19, 2011

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Bob Ishman

Attached is a photo of the boys and leaders of Boy Scout Troops 422 and 427, who helped the VFW distribute flags throughout the cemeteries in Kane on Tuesday, May 17.

Students-of-the-Month

May 19, 2011

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Students-of-the-Month at the Kane Elementary School include, left to right, front row: first grade-- Hannah Bechakas; second grade-- Alena Horton; and kindergarten-- Jenna Mix; back row: fifth grade- Gina Marconi; fourth grade-- Ella Marconi; and third grade-- T.J. Swanson. The Kane Elks Club sponsors the student-of-the-month program at the school.

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