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

The McHenry Messenger

National Honor Society students celebrated its new members during last year’s induction ceremony on Sept. 21, 2022 in the Upper Campus auditorium. This year’s inductees were celebrated in a similar ceremony.

NHS inducts new members

Paulina Borowski, Marketing Director September 22, 2023

On Wednesday‭, ‬Sept‭. ‬20‭ ‬at 7‭ ‬p.m‭., ‬the National Honors Society had their induction ceremony for newly nominated MCHS students in‭ ‬the Upper Campus auditorium‭. ‬ NHS...

MCHS students participate in Paint The Town on Sept. 21 as part of this years Homecoming festivities.

What to expect with the upcoming Homecoming week

Grace Crockett, Staff Writer September 22, 2023

MCHS’s students, staff, and alumni will celebrate this year’s Homecoming next week. This year's Homecoming dance will have the theme “Lights, Camera, Action”, which was chosen by the current...

The FVC transtioned to online tickets for certain sports. The fans of the teams are supposed to purchase the ticket when their team has an away game rather than paying in cash.

MCHS goes online with new FVC ticketing system

Lola Cassidy, Staff Writer September 15, 2023

MCHS students are paying for game tickets on a new online system beginning this year. Though students can still get into home games for free by showing their student ID, they will have to pay four dollars...

McHenry Riverside Shoppes have opened for business for local, small businesses to utilize.

McHenry’s Riverwalk Shoppes are open for business

Olivia Smith, Staff Writer September 13, 2023

In an effort to increase retail in downtown McHenry, the McHenry Riverwalk Shoppes opened for business as of July 21, 2023.  Located next to the Riverwalk on Boone Creek, the Shoppes serve as a link...

Students, parents, faculty, administration and the board of education celebrate the Class of 2022 during last year’s graduation ceremony on May 21 in the Upper Campus main gym. The ceremony was planned for McCracken but moved inside due to poor weather conditions.

MCHS plans to hold first outside graduation with all seniors

Vanessa Moreno, News Editor May 15, 2023

McHenry High School will hold its first outside graduation ceremony with all seniors at McCracken Field, weather permitting, on May 20 at 11 a.m. Otherwise, graduation will move to the Upper Campus main...

Artwork by MCHS students were on display at McHenry County College during the Fox Valley Art Show last month.

Fox Valley Art Conference features MCHS students’ artwork

Tati Rubi, Staff Writer May 9, 2023

On Thursday, April 13, the Fox Valley Art Conference was held at Crystal Lake Central featuring multiple schools within the county, including MCHS. Every year, the county holds an art conference, which...

The end of senior year is busy for everyone, so The Messenger has created a straightforward calendar to keep seniors on track through the end of the school year.

Seniors top off high school with event-filled final weeks

Alayna Majkrzak, Features Editor May 5, 2023

Senior year gets busy for everyone, even non-seniors. The last month of school gets especially stressful for seniors with all the events, so it’s hard to keep things straight . The Messenger has put...

Freshman and their senior leaders tour the Upper Campus during the UC Sneak Peek on April 21.

Freshmen travel to Upper Campus for a sneak peek

Michalina Sotka, Freshman Correspodent May 3, 2023

The UC Sneak Peek took place on Friday, April 28 where freshmen were taken to the Upper Campus for a variety of activities to familiarize themselves with the new environment.  Freshmen went to Upper...

Designs for the Natures Way playground posted on the City of Woodstocks Recreation Departments website include areas for all people ages eight to 80.

Inclusive playground coming to Woodstock this summer

Olivia Smith, Contributing Writer May 1, 2023

The city of Woodstock has recently implemented a 1.3 million dollar Nature’s Way”playground project for ages “eight to 80.” This would serve as the community's second inclusive playground, which...

MCHS students will attend prom on Friday at the Renaissance in Schaumburg. This years theme, Tale as Old as Time, was inspired by the Disney franchise Beauty and the Beast.

MCHS hosts ‘Tale as Old as Time’ prom on Friday

Mackenzie Sroka, Sports Editor April 24, 2023

This year’s “Tale as Old as Time” prom will be hosted on April 28 at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center. Students are expected to attend their full school schedule the day of prom, and...

This year, MCHS will send five students to the Illinois Design Educators Association state-level competition on April 22.

Students head to state for design, drafting competition in late April

Vanessa Moreno, News Editor April 20, 2023

Five engineering students are heading to the Illinois Design Educators Association state-level competition on April 22 after placing either first or second in their regional. 26 MCHS students competed...

A security desk has been positioned outside of the third floor bathroom to discourage fighting, vaping and other disruptive behavior, according to Upper Campus security.

Third floor bathroom reopens with new security desk

Eli Frommes, Staff Writer April 19, 2023

The third-floor bathroom at the Upper Campus reopened last week with a security desk moved in front of the entrance. According to administration, the bathrooms were shut down at the beginning of February...

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