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

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....

Students in the PLTW Biomedical Sciences Pathway dissect cow eyeballs on November 17 in Laura Dziubinskis Honors Human Body Systems class in room 370 at the Upper Campus.

Gallery: Human Body Systems dissection

Alayna Majkrzak, Features Editor November 18, 2021

Honors Human Body Systems dissected cow eyeballs this on Nov. 17 at the Upper Campus. The students, who are part of the Project Lead the Way Biomedidcal Science Pathway, did this to investigate not only...

Even though she teaches biology, Nagel finds time for her passions outside of the classroom as well.

Beyond biology

Madisyn Spencer, Staff Writer November 5, 2020

Within a classroom full of life and wonder sits Mrs. Ashley Nagel, returning for her second year as a biology teacher at McHenry High School West Campus. Nagel’s happiest moments are knowing she helped...

Czubiks passion and history in teaching biology gives her a leg up in the most difficult moment of teaching ever.

The power of one

Kiara Kearns, Staff Writer November 5, 2020

Whether it's assisting them in the classroom, online, or even out running, biology teacher Ms. Beth Czubik always finds a way to connect with her students. When a student needs help in any way, she is...

Writing on her whiteboard, Ms. Oros is looking for this year to be the stepping stone in a new journey; focusing on relationships with students.

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. 
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