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The McHenry Messenger

McHenry High School's student-written and -edited newspaper

The McHenry Messenger

McHenry High School's student-written and -edited newspaper

The McHenry Messenger

Students, parents, faculty, administration and the board of education celebrate the Class of 2022 during a special commencement ceremony on May 21 in the Upper Campus main gym during the 2 p.m. ceremony.

Gallery: Graduation 2022

Vanessa Moreno, News Editor May 23, 2022

On Saturday, Class of 2022 graduates threw their caps in the air in the Upper Campus main gym at the first graduation since the combining of East and West and the height of the pandemic. Originally,...

Students perform at the Battle of the Bands on May 14 in the Upper Campus Main Gym.

Gallery: Battle of the Bands

Nikki Sisson, Marketing Manager May 20, 2022

Battle of the bands was held on Friday, May 13, in the Upper Campus gym. Standalone, NyghtStryke, Shipwrecked, Weeping Woods and the notorious Staff Infection performed and competed for a recording session...

MCHS students perform during the first night of pops concerts — the final choir concerts of the year and before graduation — on May 4 in the Upper Campus auditorium.

Gallery: Spring choir concerts

Eli Frommes, Freshman Correspondent May 6, 2022

This week, MCHS's choirs held their final performances of the year at the Upper Campus during the annual pops concert. Students performed popular songs of their choosing as solos and duets. On Wednesday,...

Students celebrate the end of the school during prom on April 29 at the Renaissance Convention Center in Schaumburg.

Gallery: Prom 2022

Kennedy Tetour, Managing Editor May 2, 2022

MCHS hosted their first traditional prom since the start of the pandemic on April 29 at the Renaissance Convention Center in Schaumburg, Ill. The beautiful venue, which dazzled upperclassmen and staff...

Students watch Staff Infection perform during a sneak peek at the Upper Campus on April 29 in the main gym.

Gallery: Upper Campus sneak peek

Eli Frommes, Freshman Campus Correspondent May 2, 2022

On Friday, all freshmen spent the shortened day at the Upper Campus for a special sneak peek of where they will attend school next year. All students followed their AIM classes from one activity to another,...

Freshmen in Tamara Pitzs Spanish I class make piñatas the week of April 25 to give to students at Edgebrook Elementary School.

Gallery: Spanish I piñatas

Eli Frommes, Freshmen Campus Correspondent April 29, 2022

Freshmen in Tamara Pitz's Spanish I class have been making piñatas throughout the week of April 25 to bring to Edgebrook Elementary School in the first week of May. Piñatas are being made with cardboard,...

Students talk to representatives from various colleges and career paths during the College and Career Fair in the Upper Campus main gym on April 21.

Gallery: College and Career Expo

Kennedy Tetour, Managing Editor April 22, 2022

MCHS Upper Campus hosted the first College and Career Expo for the first time in two year on April 21. The event took place in the main gym and hosted nearly 100 post secondary options for sophomores,...

Drama Club members perform in the spring musical “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” on March 11 in the Upper Campus Auditorium.

Gallery: “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee”

Nikki Sisson, Marketing Manager March 14, 2022

Freshmen and Upper Campus Drama Club members put on “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.” The musical is a comedy about a group of middle schoolers trying to succeed not only in the spelling...

MCHSs choirs combined with choirs from Harrison, Parkland, and MMS for a concert on Mar. 3 in the Freshman Campus main gym.

Gallery: Choir concert

Nikki Sisson, Marking Director March 7, 2022

On March 3, all choirs from the Upper and Freshmen Campus alongside eighth grade choirs from Parkland and McHenry Middle School performed at a concert in the main gym of the Freshmen Campus. This included...

Alessandro Quirolpe is walked out by teammates during the senior night game against Dundee-Crown on Feb. 11 in the Upper Campus main gym.

Gallery: Varsity basketball

Madison Harvey, Contributing Photographer March 1, 2022

On Feb. 11, both girls and boys basketball teams took on Dundee-Crown for senior night. The dance team, poms, and basketball all honored and celebrated their seniors.  At halftime, the dance team performed...

Students in Jim Nelsons Honors Drones class practice piloting drones in the hallways of the Center for Science, Technology and industry at the Upper Campus on February 2.

Gallery: Honors Drones and Unmanned Flights

Kennedy Tetour, Managing Editor February 8, 2022

Jim Nelson's Honors Drones and Unmanned Flights class spent their afternoons last week flying drones around the Upper Campus. Students flew their aircrafts around the Center for Science, Technology and...

Students perform in Colleen Eddys dance class on December 9 in the dance room at the Upper Campus.

Gallery: Dance class

Vanessa Moreno, Staff Writer January 12, 2022

On Dec. 9, third period dance students showcased their skills by creating and performing their own dances. In previous years, students would prepare for a show, but this year they got to create their own...

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