The McHenry Messenger

From Air Force One to Honors English I

From Air Force One to Honors English I

Alayna Majkrzak, Staff Writer

March 9, 2020

Students spend seven hours a day at school, but only 45 minutes with a specific teacher. Teachers spend 45 minutes a day with each of their classes, yet Mr. Patrick Noote always finds a way to build personal connections with each of his East Campus students. This makes the classroom much more enjoyab...

MCHS prepares student-teacher for his future

MCHS prepares student-teacher for his future

Sage Rainey, Staff Writer

February 27, 2020

Nervously, Mr. Eric Vollmert prepares lesson plans for AP Human Geography and Revolutions through History for the first time. McHenry High School is playing a big part in his preparation to be a teacher, and how he will impact his students in the future. Vollmert is learning how to teach in a respectful, w...

Compassion in cops

Compassion in cops

Megan Walsh, Staff Writer

February 26, 2020

The bell rings as students are getting to their class. The new Student Resource Officer, Paul Prather, patiently waits at the entrance greeting all the students as they come in. During passing periods, kids can see Prather walking the halls and initiating conversations with students. This is all part...

Opinion: Leave pep in the past

Opinion: Leave pep in the past

Joseph Ndu, Contributing Writer

December 11, 2019

“We decided to put assemblies on hold after students started getting up to leave the assemblies 10-15 minutes before the bell rang.  Most students were sitting passively on their phones and leaving early which indicated to us that they did not find them valuable,” explains West principal Marsha Potthoff.

Senior Leaders start AIM dodgeball tournament for freshmen

Senior Leaders start AIM dodgeball tournament for freshmen

Josie Cable, Contributing Writer

November 20, 2019

During AIM, the Senior Leadership Team (SLT) is hosting a dodgeball tournament. The tournament is open to all eligible freshmen and started on November 8, continuing every Friday throughout the semester. This tournament was created to bring the freshman AIM’s together and to get the students involve...

The long road leads to McHenry

The long road leads to McHenry

Olivia Greenwald, Contributing Writer

November 18, 2019

As he looks around his classroom and at his students, Mr. Kristian Hokinson thinks about his journey that got him to where he is today. Hokinson has always loved math, and he has always been really good at math. That is one of his biggest reasons for becoming a teacher here at McHenry Community High ...

Building a more cohesive classroom

Building a more cohesive classroom

Lauren Curtin, Contributing Writer

November 15, 2019

Just being in the presence of a class taught by Oros shows how involved her students are compared to some other classes. Sure, there are off days, but even students who don’t aspire to be scientists or aren’t excelling in biology participate within her classes. 

Newest Warrior seeks to bring change

Newest Warrior seeks to bring change

Philomena Cyboran, Contributing Writer

October 18, 2019

Eight weeks ago, the sound of chattering in the halls and the creaking of lockers at McHenry Community High School came back as the school transitioned into the new year. Mr. Stroh, the new dean, found himself also transitioning into MCHS with a new job in a different school. His plan: to impact the...