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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

The sophomores celebrate a dizzy human pyramid contest during the spring spirit rally in the Upper Campus Main Gym on March 23.

Gallery: Spring spirit rally

Eli Frommes, Staff Writer March 24, 2023

MCHS's spring spirit sally took place yesterday afternoon at the Upper Campus main gym. Students cheered as each class competed in competitions. At the spirit rally, students did the spirit shout, competed...

Students sing during the Winter Choir Festival in the Freshman Campus main gym on March 2. Several student groups performed, including all of MCHSs choirs, the schools guitar and the 8th grade choirs.

Gallery: Winter Choir Festival

Eli Frommes, Staff Writer March 7, 2023

On Thursday, March 2 MCHS's choir students performed at the annual Winter Choir Festival with the middle school students from Parkland and McHenry Middle School. MCHS's Surround Sound, Concert Choir,...

Sophomores read during the Celebration of Words on Feb. 6 in the Upper Campus auditorium as part of Writers Week.

Gallery: Writer’s Week

Nikki Sisson, Marketing Director February 16, 2023

Last week, students at MCHS celebrated the importance of creative writing and students being able to express themselves through their work.  Writers week consisted of a celebration of words on Monday...

Wind Ensemble performs at the Freshman Campus main gym on Feb. 1 during the Winter Band Festival.

Gallery: Winter Band Festival

Eli Frommes, Staff Writer February 10, 2023

MCHS had its annual Winter Band Festival on Feb. 1 at 7 p.m. in the Freshman Campus main gym. At the band festival, Parkland Middle School and McHenry Middle School joined in and performed along with...

Power-lifter prepares to squat on February 1 at the flex valley power-lifting meet.

Gallery: Flex Valley power-lifting meet

Mackenzie Sroka, Sports Editor February 7, 2023

On February 1, MCHS Upper Campus hosted the Flex Valley power-lifting meet. This meet was not scored, as most schools in the Fox Valley conference do not have power-lifting teams, so they just brought...

A player advances to the rim at the varsity girls basketball game against Grant Community High School on Jan. 14.

Gallery: Girls basketball youth game

Mackenzie Sroka, Sports Editor January 18, 2023

On January 14, the MCHS's varsity girls basketball team hosted their youth game against Grant Community High School. There was raffle tickets and MCHS warrior gear sold before the game. At half time, the...

Students participate in a joust at the winter spirit rally on Dec. 16 in the Upper Campus main gym.

Gallery: Winter spirit rally

Vanessa Moreno, News Editor December 19, 2022

On Friday, Dec. 16, MCHS held its winter spirit rally at the Upper Campus main gym with all grades and staff present. The rally was a culmination of different spirit days ahead of winter break and finals.  A...

Students pose in their band tee-shirts during winter spirit week at the Upper Campus on Dec. 13.

Real Warriors: Winter spirit week

Preston Boysen, Staff Writer December 16, 2022

From Dec. 12-16, students participated in this year's winter spirit week. Spirit days included comfy day, concert/band tee-shirt day, jersey day, ugly sweater day, and color day. “It’s going well,...

MCHS students hang out at McCracken Field during the Homecoming football game on Oct. 7.

Real Warriors: Homecoming football game

Preston Boysen, Staff Writer October 28, 2022

On Friday, Oct. 7  McHenry High School students got together at McCracken Field to watch the Homecoming football game. But not all students took part in watching the game. Some came to socialize with...

On the sidelines of McCracken Field, varsity football players soak up the action and excitement of their final game of the season against Burlington Central, who they beat 28-13.

Gallery: From the sidelines

Mackenzie Sroka, Sports Editor October 26, 2022

On Friday, October 21, the football, cheer, and dance teams celebrated senior nights during the last game of the season against the Burlington Central Rocket. The varsity team won the game 28-13, finishing...

Members of MCHSs Marching Warriors prepare for Chicagos 70th Columbus Day Parade on Oct. 10. The band took a bus downtown, gathered on Upper Wacker Dr. and marched down State St.

Gallery: Chicago’s Columbus Day Parade

Eli Frommes, Staff Writer October 14, 2022

On Monday, MCHS’s marching band performed in the 70th annual Chicago Columbus Day Parade in downtown Chicago.  In this parade there were floats, bands, and marchers. They were marching up Wabash...

MCHS students and staff pulled a United Airlines 737 plane at OHare Airport in Chicago on Saturday for the Law Enforcement Torch Run O’Hare Plane Pull.

Gallery: Law Enforcement Torch Run O’Hare Plane Pull

Krystal Zamudio, Staff Writer October 5, 2022

On Saturday morning MCHS students pulled a plane at O’Hare airport for the 2022 Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run. The 20 students who participated in this event pulled the United Airlines...

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