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

Alumni Col. Robert Heatherly and Dave Lawson are honored during the Homecoming football game on Sept. 29 at McCracken Field. Other MCHS grads were able to visit a special alumni tent during the game.

Home for Homecoming 

Maggie Demski, Staff Writer October 10, 2023

Graduates from all years came back to their high school to watch the homecoming football game on Friday, Sept. 29 at McCracken Field.  While going to the Homecoming game is a normal tradition at most...

Chicago Bear and MCHS alum Robert Tonyan poses for pics on the sideline during the varsity football game against Huntley on Sept. 1 at McCracken Field.

Back to McCracken

Hunter Blake, Sports Editor September 6, 2023

The first home game. The first time many fans are seeing the team play. The first time the dance team and marching band performs. The first time the team hears the support of a larger showing of Warrior...

Ashley Nagel speaks to one of her freshman students during AIM on Mar. 18 in room 424 at the Freshman Campus.

Failure doesn’t define

Peyton Whelan, Contributing Writer March 18, 2022

The bell just rang and Ashley Nagel is sitting at her desk waiting for her Biology class to begin. As students make their way into the classroom she gazes over the class, seeing the familiar bright faces....

Spanish teacher Natalie Alatorre, who teaching at MCHS during remote learning, has hit her stride now as a second year teacher at both the Freshman Campus and the Upper Campus.

Giving back

Vanessa Moreno, Staff Writer January 6, 2022

Natalie Alatorre stands in front of her Spanish classes delighted to be in person with them for the first time. Her mind travels back to when she was sitting in the same seats her students are now. Seeing...

As a Warrior, Tonyan set the school record for passing yards with 5,000 and was named to the All Conference team as a junior and senior. Now a Green Bay Packer, Tonyan tied for fifth in the league in touchdowns during the 2020 season.

Making it big

Madison Harvey, Staff Writer February 1, 2021

He jumps off of the line of scrimmage and dodges a defender. With his head down, Robert Tonyan runs straight into the end zone. He turns around quickly, and receives a pass from quarterback Aaron Rodgers....

An alum of West Campus, Lebrecht teaches math to English learners and coaches both cheer and softball.

Back to school

Stacy Correra, Staff Writer September 20, 2019

Once the bell rings, some students tend not to think much about the teachers in the classroom. The day goes on, and students go through their motions without thinking twice about what they just learned....

Mackenzie OBrien poses for a publicity photo while playing guitar.

West graduate hits high note in music career

Sydney Murrin, Editor May 1, 2019

Dodging a crowd of people, lugging her suitcase behind her, recent McHenry West Campus graduate Mackenzie O’Brien weaves through the airport on her way to Nashville, T.N., where she is headed to write...

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