The McHenry Messenger

MCHS to open back up for hybrid learning

As the sun sets on an empty MCHS West Campus, a new beginning is coming in the near future. Soon a Hybrid Learning model will  be bringing life back into the building.

Kyla Henige, Managing Editor

October 5, 2020

On Monday, October 5, superintendent Ryan McTague made the official announcement that students may return back to school for hybrid learning starting on October 28. Two weeks after his original message about the MCDHs decision for schools to open, McTague along with the rest of the District 156 a...

MCDH approves hybrid learning

Stefanie Lukas leads students through a math lesson at East Campus before the switch to remote learning in March.

Kyla Henige, Managing Editor

September 30, 2020

On Friday, September 25, the McHenry County Department of Health, or MCDH, released a “McHenry County School Metrics” document, stating that schools may begin opening at their own pace, but must do so following guidelines provided by the MCDH. This announcement makes it clear that schools must begin hybrid ...

MCHS begins to open back up to students

Starting September 21, select classes began meeting in person. This included MCHS's bands, which practiced outside of East Campus on September 22.

Emma Snyder, News Editor

September 25, 2020

After opening the school to sports and extracurricular activities, MCHS will start allowing students to come into both East and West Campuses for in-person learning opportunities starting September 21.  In-person learning is starting for students in hands-on classes, such as choir, band, manufacturing, ...

COVID-19 leaves Illinois in lock down

With Chicago mayor Laurie Lightfoot at his side, Governor J.B. Pritzker issues a directive to all Illinois residents to stay at home during a Friday press conference.

Kyla Henige, News Editor

March 21, 2020

On Friday, March 20, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker made an announcement issuing a “rule” that residents must remain in their households, as a way of slowing the damaging COVID-19 virus. Pritzker made the official announcement that starting on Saturday at 5 p.m. that residents must stay in their ...

After-school program offers students college insight

Seniors and juniors and their families are invited to learn more about MCC and college options in the West auditorium on Wednesday night.

Hayley DuHamel, Staff Reporter

November 11, 2019

MCC Night, a meeting for parents and students about various colleges and degrees, takes place in the West Campus Auditorium on November 13, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.  The event has free admission, there is no RSVP necessary, and there is no application fee required if a student applies to MCC at MCC Nigh...

Newest Warrior seeks to bring change

Justin Stroh smiles as he converses with senior Stacy Correra outside of the classroom. One of Stroh's main goals as dean is to establish a more positive relationship with students across both campuses.

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...

McHenry principal seeks to make difference in community

Dr. Jeffry Prickett stands in front of the McHenry Warriors sign, showing his spirit.

May 1, 2019

Not knowing what to do with his life, he chose the one thing he thought he’d never do, become an educator. Now, with 15 years of principal experience, five years of teaching, and three years of being Dean of Students, Dr. Jeffry Prickett is ready to make his impact on the schools in McHenry. Pri...