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

Blended learning is supposed to empower students to work at the pace and place that best suits them. So why is MCHS denying the flexibility that some students need to thrive?

Opinion: MCHS should allow off-campus blending

Leylah Moreno, Artistic Director September 21, 2023

In previous years‭, ‬students who met requirements were allowed to leave the classroom and even school property during the period‭ ‬on designated blending days‭. ‬However‭, ‬it has now...

At the beginning of the school year, MCHS introduced digital IDs and hall passes in an effort to curb bad behavior. At the end of the school year, data suggests that the new systems are helping students make better decisions.

The new digital norm

Tati Rubi, Staff Writer April 21, 2023

As the school year comes to an end, students and staff at MCHS are reevaluating whether the new online passes and ID known as Minga and MyHomework really work. Both students and staff have gotten used...

The halls of MCHSs Upper Campus have been clearer since administration began a more concentrated effort to reduce cuts and wayward students, especially while flexing during blended classes.

Cut it out

Grace Hunt, Contributing Writer January 30, 2023

The student lands themselves in the dean’s office again. “Why?” The student aks the dean. He fails to see the purpose in attending their classes, and it has landed him in this seat on multiple occasions....

Blended classes have become both a blessing and a curse, causing class cuts and confusion among staff and students. The youngest blenders, sophomores, may not be ready for the responsibility that blended learning demands.

Opinion: Not all students are ready to blend

Freedom Tomasello, Staff Writer April 12, 2022

A sophomore student sits with their friends in the blended learning area, having fun and messing around. When asked what they were up to, the students respond with “I’m blended.” But, in reality,...

Though blended learning has been successful in many ways, MCHS has also struggled with this new class structure.  Blending more frequently and offering blended in different classes might remedy many issues.

Opinion: The solution to blended learning’s problems? Blend more.

Josie Cable, Opinions Editor December 15, 2021

As blended ends early for this semester, administration is looking into changes to be made to the new system. Increasing how many times students blend a week as well as adding certain courses to the blended...

TJ South reads in the hallways at the Upper Campus during his blended class on Nov. 8.

Blended Learning faces new challenges as more students cut class

Josie Cable, Opinions Editor November 12, 2021

Administration is weighing changes to the new blended learning system as a result of a higher number of students not reporting to class.  On Nov. 1 and 2, blended learning was put on pause to allow...

Students enjoy a new sense of freedom and control of their learning environments within the new blended learning model during 7th period on September 17.

Upper Campus expands blended learning opportunities

Vanessa Moreno, Staff Writer September 17, 2021

MCHS’s Upper Campus started blended learning on September 7 in order to increase learning opportunities for students. Under this learning model, students decide where they want to spend the duration...

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