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

Activists react to the Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health Organization ruling which overurns the landmark abortion Roe v. Wade case in front of the U.S. Supreme Court on June 24 in Washington, DC.

Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade

Nikki Sisson, Marketing Manager June 24, 2022

On Friday, June 24, the U.S. Supreme Court made the decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, ending nearly half a century of protected, federal abortion rights. This means that it will be up to the states to...

This years graduation ceremony was slated to take place at McCracken Field to accommodate a new combined class of seniors formerly from East and West.

Graduation moved indoors due to inclement weather

Freedom Tomasello, Staff Writer May 19, 2022

Due to inclement weather, the MCHS graduation ceremony will now be held in the Upper Campus main gym on Saturday instead of McCracken Field.  The ceremony will be divided into two groups, one at 11...

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis proposed the Stop W.O.K.E. Act late last year and signed the Stop WOKE Act into law on April 22.

Florida’s ‘Stop WOKE Act’ signed into law, immediately faces lawsuit

Vanessa Moreno, News Editor May 18, 2022

Florida became the first state to regulate race and gender discussions in the workplace and schools by signing the Stop the Wrongs to Our Kids and Employees Act on April 22. According to Florida Governor...

Seniors from the class of 2021 toss their caps during a low-capacity graduation ceremony in the West Campus main gym on May 20, 2021. This year’s graduation ceremony is scheduled to take place at McCracken Field with no COVID restrictions.

MCHS to host outdoor graduation ceremony with all seniors

Vanessa Moreno, News Editor May 17, 2022

On May 21, Upper Campus will hold its first fully in-person graduation since the combining of East and West as well as the height of the coronavirus pandemic.  The ceremony will take place at McCracken...

The Scraps: Six Flags, finals, and overturning abortion

The Scraps: Six Flags, finals, and overturning abortion

Bee Myers and Lydia Lawrence May 16, 2022

 The McHenry Messenger · The Scraps: Six Flags, finals, and overturning abortion (Episode Four)   Part news, part commentary, The Scraps is a podcast that spotlights past pitches that weren’t...

For $25, students visit Six Flags Great America on Saturday at a reduced rate, which includes transportation and tickets to the Battle of the Bands later that day.

StuCo hosts trip to Six Flags Great America

Freedom Tomasello, Staff Writer May 12, 2022

On Saturday, Student Council will host a school-sponsored trip to Six Flags Great America for what they call “Super Smashin’ Six Flags Saturday.” For $25, students will receive entry into Six...

Community stakeholders — including students, parents and teachers —  have been invited to complete the Portrait of a Graduate survey in order to define the sort of student who graduates from MCHS.

MCHS develops Portrait of a Graduate

Grace Hunt, Freshman Campus Bureau Chief May 10, 2022

MCHS is working on a Portrait of a Graduate project that articulates outcome goals for all students who leave MCHS and become active participants in the community in order to reach success after graduation.  A...

Speakers tell stories about their own experiences during a Title IX presentation during held on May 3 in the Upper Campus Auditorium.

MCHS celebrates 50 years of Title IX

Freedom Tomasello, Staff Writer May 9, 2022

On March 2, McHenry's Activism Club held a Title IX presentation to honor 50 years of the law in the auditorium. The presentation highlighted MCHS alumni Rose Adams, Veronica Bierman Rogers, Judy Walsh...

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 and activists rally outside the DePaul University Loop campus, in Chicago, on May 3, 2022, in reaction to the leaked draft decision by the Supreme Court that showed the courts intention to overturn Roe v. Wade.

Leaked Supreme Court drafts show plans to overturn Roe v. Wade

Nikki Sisson, Marketing Director May 5, 2022

Justice Samuel Alito Jr. 's draft opinion on Roe v. Wade was leaked through the news site Politico on Monday night. The draft revealed that five of the nine justices want to overturn Roe and enforce stricter...

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,...

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