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

Behind the pass

Behind the pass

Vanessa Schroeder, Contributing Writer April 19, 2023

As Mrs. Nicole Hodges leans towards a new adventure that was not in her plan at McHenry Upper Campus, she finds to love it. She learns that in all of her career choices she finds that this is the best...

Jensens journey

Jensen’s journey

Lily Adams, Contributing Writer April 18, 2023

As the final minutes of the period tick away, Miss Kayleigh Jensen mentality prepares for her next class. Knowing she’ll have to make the voyage from Freshman Campus to Upper Campus, she locates her...

Reaching out to students, Mr. Cody Freund is one of the most reliable teachers at MCHS.

A Freundly Face

Maddi Friedle, Contributing Writer March 24, 2023

As Mr. Cody Freund reminisces on his past experiences with McHenry Community High School, he revisits all the good memories that lie in the halls. While making his way to his classroom, he walks past a...

Ellison explains his class upcoming lab during his eighth hour AP Physics class.

Defying the laws

Braydon Huffar, Contributing Writer March 20, 2023

As Ryan Ellison teaches his unit on magnetism his classroom at McHenry Upper Campus fills with laughter. A volume that can only mean every student is at attention and involved. Attention is grabbed through...

Mr. Ray Hagerty spots senior Nathaniel Wirch during Zero Hour Strength class.

Transforming into something new

Maddi Friedle, Contributing Writer March 3, 2023

As Mr. Ray Hagerty explores the halls of McHenry Community High School almost 18 years after he went there, he notices the bright blue colored walls and the sound of music echoing throughout the halls....

The stock market has been unsteady throughout the beginning of 2022.

U.S. markets sent tumbling

Matt Knigge, Contributing Writer April 11, 2022

In 2022 the U.S. stock market has been on a sharp decline compared to 2021. There have been signs indicating that a recession is near and the early part of this year suggests this is the case. The stock...

Kamila Valieva of Team ROC falls during the womens free skate during the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games at Capital Indoor Stadium on Feb. 17, 2022, in Beijing.

Olympic-sized scandal

Brooke Gewalt, Contributing Writer April 8, 2022

Fifteen year old Kamila Valieva, Russia's figure skating sensation, assumed to take home the gold and unexpectedly took fourth at the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympic games. Controversially, Valieva was able...

Steltzriede helps a student in her adjusted learning class play a game on March 23, 2022 in the cafeteria.

The silent educator

Alyssa Thomas, Contributing Writer March 24, 2022

As you frantically find your way to your English class through the Upper Campus halls, you find yourself looking around to notice something you haven’t noticed in any of your classes before, your class...

Carhart works on the computer, grading student essays shes recently received.

The trials of teaching

Sabrina Glosson, Contributing Writer March 23, 2022

Margaret Carhart stands in front of her 8th period English class. The fluorescent lights beam on her chattering students as they walk in fatigued and tired from the long day. Although the day has been...

Sarah Halvorson discusses the country of Spain with a student.

The foreign chance

Destiny Hileman, Contributing Writer March 22, 2022

Ushering her buzzing students onto the boarding plane, Mrs. Sarah Halvorson can't help but smile at the excitement they express to her. Traveling abroad with her students allows Halvorson to reach a deeper...

Mr. Jordan Deener discusses with a student in his office at Upper Campus.

Building a better beginning

Alyssa Thomas, Contributing Writer March 1, 2022

As a young Mr. Jordan Deener walks through the halls of West Campus to his next class, with not much time to spare, he contemplates the gray walls and rows upon rows of lockers, describing the sight as...

Byrne burning light for freshman

Mayah Moore, Contributing Writer November 3, 2021

In high school, a dean’s day consists of leading kids in the right direction, helping them open their eyes to improvement and opportunity, and growing connections with people who don't have a very good...

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