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

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

MCHS 2024 graduates celebrate as all their hard work through the year finally pays off.

Gallery | MCHS graduation

Lily Adams, Features Editor May 21, 2024

On Saturday, MCHS seniors graduated during a commencement ceremony at McCracken Field. Graduates started at Freshman Campus and made the walk to the field to graduate in front of friends and family. The...

Seniors were able to walk the halls of their old elementary school before entering adulthood.

Gallery | Senior graduation walk

Grace Bellavia, Staff Writer May 15, 2024

On May 10, MCHS Students marched through Hilltop, Duker, Valley View, Landmark, Harrison,Riverwood and Edgebrook Elementary School wearing their graduation regalia and were greeted by their former teachers. “I...

Warrior Student Media endured their first ever Walk of Champs to support their state finalists and celebrate all their wins this year.

Gallery | Warrior Student Media Walk of Champions

Kiera Miller, Staff Writer May 15, 2024

Members of Warrior Student Media were led through the Upper Campus halls by the marching band on April 5 during AIM to celebrate state finalists in the IHSA State Journalism Tournament. Students who...

Freshman students got a tour of the Upper Campus on April 26 during special Sneak Peek. Students ended the day with a pep rally and a performance from Staff Infection, including special ninth grade drummers.

Gallery | Upper Campus Sneak Peak

Afton Ingraffia, Freshman Contributer April 29, 2024

Freshmen attended an Upper Campus Sneak Peek for their upcoming sophomore year on Friday. Senior leaders toured their freshmen around Upper Campus and showed them the hang of getting around and what their...

Since March is Youth Art Month, the National Art Honors Society set a station up outside the cafeteria during lunch periods to celebrate creativity and encourage students to get involved with art.

Gallery: Youth Art Month

Leylah Moreno, Artistic Director March 22, 2024

March is Youth Art Month, and MCHS's National Art Honors Society celebrate student art and creativity on Thursday. During lunch periods, NAHS set up tables outside the cafeteria encouraging students to...

On February 28, the boys basketball team  won their sectional semifinals game against the Hononegah Indians by a score of 58-53. They will be playing in the sectional final on March 1.

One for the books

Rose Wenckebach, Staff Writer March 1, 2024

In every athlete's life there are games that we hold on to, we play until our body’s can not give us more. For the McHenry boys basketball team, their time is now. This year is the first time since 1976...

On Friday, Jan. 19, the girls and boys varsity basketball teams hosted Jacobs High School during their staff appreciation games.

Gallery: Boys and girls varsity basketball staff appreciation night

Lola Cassidy, Online Managing Editor January 26, 2024

On Friday, Jan. 19, the winter sports hosted their staff appreciation night in between the girls and boys varsity basketball games against Jacobs High School. The appreciation night combined many winter...

On Tuesday, Jan. 16, MCHSs varsity dance team competed at Hampshire High School in their Conference Competition.

Gallery: Varsity dance

Madison Harvey, Head of Broadcast Coverage January 18, 2024

On Tuesday, the varsity dance team traveled to Hampshire High School to perform in their Conference Competition. This year's competition routine featured exciting new elements and impressive solo work....

On December 12, the Warriors Varsity girl basketball team versed the Dundee Crown Chargers at home.

Gallery: Girls basketball against Dundee-Crown

Mackenzie Sroka, Editor In Chief December 19, 2023

On Dec. 12, the girls basketball team hosted the Dundee-Crown Chargers in the Upper Campus Main Gym. The varsity team played the best that they could, but came up short and lost the game. The team used...

On Friday, November 10, MCHS honored veterans by hosting a panel of veterans for students and staff to listen to and ask questions.

Gallery: Veterans Day Panel

Lily Adams, Features Editor November 13, 2023

On Friday, MCHS hosted a veterans panel in the auditorium to celebrate Veterans Day. The veterans at the panel were MCHS teachers, former students, and community members. Students went to hear the veterans...

Students and teachers dress up in costumes in spirit of Halloween on Tuesday at the Upper Campus.

Gallery: Halloween

Lily Adams, Features Editor November 1, 2023

On Tuesday, students and staff at MCHS were encouraged to dress up for Halloween.  Classic costumes like witches, superheroes and group costumes were extremely popular. Students in Melissa Farris's...

MCHSs Homecoming parade took place on Sunday, Sept. 24. The route started at the Freshman Campus, followed Green Street, and ended at Veterans Park where the Homecoming King and Queen were crowned.

Gallery: Homecoming parade

Lily Adams, Staff Writer September 27, 2023

MCHS hosted the annual Homecoming parade on Sunday, Sept. 24.  The parade followed Green Street to Veteran’s Park. Students from different athletics and activities tossed candy to the citizens watching....

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