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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

Local vendors and businesses gathered at the Pearl Street Market at Veterans Park on May 16 during the first event of the season.

Pearl Street Market returned last week

Afton Ingraffia, Contributing Writer May 20, 2024

McHenry held the first Pearl Street Market of the 2024 season at Veteran's Park on May 16. McHenry has come together to hold the first Pearl Street Market of the 2024 season. Almost 30 vendors attended...

The ACT will be a new and fresh college board test with more English and science then the old SAT.

MCHS switches to the ACT for this next school year

Grace Crockett, Staff Writer May 20, 2024

In the 2024-2025 school year, MCHS will make a switch from the SAT to the ACT test. For the past seven years, the SAT and PSAT have been required tests at MCHS, as the ACT has been optional. However,...

As graduation approaches, the Class of 2024 is preparing to celebrate all of their “lasts” — from their last early release to their last day of school. Several special senior events are planned post-prom, including Senior Picnic, Senior Sunrise, Senior Awards Night, and Decision Day.

Class of 2024‭ ‬celebrated with a month of events

Grace Crockett, News Editor May 6, 2024

MCHS will host several celebratory events before the seniors' graduation on May 18. Seniors’ final day of class is on May 10 this year, so there will be a multitude of events occurring to mark the...

Students played teachers at two different volleyball matches during the spring spirit rally on April 5 in the Upper Campus main gym. The frosh-soph team beat the Freshman Campus teachers, but the upperclassmen lost to the Upper Campus teachers.

Some assembly required

Aika Villa, Page Designer April 8, 2024

Waking up early in the morning, an MCHS student spots an email sent by the school reminding them that it’s spirit week, which also means an assembly on Friday as well. Quickly, they put on their favorite...

The 2024 solar eclipse will take place on April 8th, and the McHenry community has the rare opportunity to experience the event with about 92% totality.

MCHS accommodates for solar eclipse on April 8

Ryan Tedmon, Contributing Writer April 5, 2024

With the Solar eclipse happening on April 8th, MCHS will have an early release so students and teachers can view the eclipse. The Solar Eclipse on the 8th has many people flocking to McHenry and other...

Learning about angles in Jason Myhres College Algebra class, students participate in spirit by wearing black during Thursday Black Out spirit day at the Upper Campus.

MCHS celebrates final pep rally of the year with a spirit week

Grace Crockett, News Editor April 4, 2024

The week after spring break, MCHS hosts an exciting spirit week for students and staff to enjoy before the final pep rally of the year on Friday. MCHS hosts its final pep rally Friday, April 5, which...

On Tuesday, voters will decide whether to raise sales tax 25 cents per $100 in order to raise money for mental health services in McHenry County. This will remove a property tax levy scheduled to begin next year.

Voting on mental health tax takes place in McHenry County

Maggie Demski, Copy Editor March 18, 2024

Voting on mental health tax takes place in McHenry County People vote on whether or not the tax of 25 cents per every 100 dollars spent should go to mental health The Mental Health Tax is being voted...

McHenrys ShamROCK the Fox will take place this weekend at Miller Point Park and will feature live music, the Shamrock Shuffle 5K, a market in the riverwalk district, the dying of the Fox River, and much more.

McHenry celebrates ShamROCKS the Fox this weekend

Kiera Miller, Staff Writer March 15, 2024

The City of McHenry is hosting ShamROCKS the Fox for St. Patrick's Day weekend. The event will be going on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Miller Point Park and include many activities for all ages. "[The...

Republican presidential candidate, former President Donald Trump speaks in the library at Mar-a-Lago on Monday, March 4, 2024, in Palm Beach, Florida. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously that Trump can appear on this years presidential ballot in all states.

Supreme Court: Trump stays on ballot

Aika Villa, Page Designer March 13, 2024

On Monday, the Supreme Court ruled that the states cannot take former President Donald Trump off the ballot for this year's election. In the state of Colorado, Trump was taken off of the ballot for...

The Business Professionals of America competed in many categories against other Illinois schools in the State Leadership Conference. There were a total of 10 national qualifiers and 13 medalists, bringing home 17 state awards.

BPA wins big

Grace Crockett, News Editor March 11, 2024

The Business Professionals of America (BPA) hosted their annual State Leadership Conference the last weekend of February in Oakbrook where McHenry dominated. The annual State Leadership Conference held...

SAT and AP prep books sit stacked and waiting for students to pick them up in the College and Career Center at the Upper Campus. To help prepare for the SAT, MCHS students have the opportunity for an additional testing session on March 9.

MCHS to host additional SAT opportunity

Michalina Sotka, Print Managing Editor March 4, 2024

On March 9, MCHS will be hosting an additional session available for students to take the SAT before April 10, which is the formal testing date.  Taking the SAT on the earlier date as well as the formal...

Students looking for prom dresses will be able to purchase from My Sisters Dress on this Saturday between 10 a.m and 1 p.m. at MCC.

My Sister’s Dress returns to MCC for 2024

Ethan Rasmussen, Staff Writer March 1, 2024

McHenry County College will be hosting the annual charity event My Sister’s Dress. This event comes back every year, and offers a cheaper option to those who need to purchase formal apparel for school...

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