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McHenry High School's student-written and -edited newspaper

The McHenry Messenger

McHenry High School's student-written and -edited newspaper

The McHenry Messenger

The CarnEvel in McHenry is a local haunt, a private residence that decorates for Halloween and invites trick-or-treaters to enjoy some quick scares.

McHenry community organizes Halloween events

Kiera Miller, Staff Writer October 27, 2023

With Halloween right around the corner, the city of McHenry is preparing for the upcoming holiday, scheduling events for the scary season. Homeowners and businesses have set up spooky atmospheres that...

Despite a state law that says A student may not be issued a monetary fine or fee as a disciplinary consequence, students at MCHS continue to receive tickets from the McHenry Police Department for their behavior in school.

Still fine

Vanessa Moreno, News Editor May 19, 2023

Walking through the halls, a McHenry High School student notices fighting near the bathrooms. In response, a school resource officer nearby issues adjudication citations, or tickets, to the students. All...

Designs for the Natures Way playground posted on the City of Woodstocks Recreation Departments website include areas for all people ages eight to 80.

Inclusive playground coming to Woodstock this summer

Olivia Smith, Contributing Writer May 1, 2023

The city of Woodstock has recently implemented a 1.3 million dollar Nature’s Way”playground project for ages “eight to 80.” This would serve as the community's second inclusive playground, which...

The Warrior Room at the Upper Campus sits empty waiting for the next school board meeting. Five local candidates are running to fill the three seats open during this years April election.

Meet the District 156 Board of Education candidates

Vanessa Moreno, News Editor March 29, 2023

Three seats in District 156's School Board will be up for grabs in the local elections this April 4. Five candidates, including three incumbents and a former member, are on the ballot.  The seven-member...

Point-Counterpoint: Is McHenry boring?

Point-Counterpoint: Is McHenry boring?

December 9, 2022

Teenagers in every suburb say their town is boring. For many, surviving their small town — with their lack of adequate shopping or recreation or cute coffee shops — is a kind of rite of passage. Suffice...

Construction work on the sewers in Holiday Hills this fall has prevented the community from living a normal life, including allowing busses to enter neighborhoods.

Students from Holiday Hills navigate sewer construction in their neighborhood

Henry Fitzgerald, Freshman Correspondant December 1, 2022

MCHS students from Holiday Hills have been walking across the neighborhood because of a sewer system installation. Since September, buses refuse to go inside the neighborhood. The sewer system installation...

Arlington Park International racecourse in Arlington Heights on Sept. 29, 2021. The Chicago Bears have signed a purchase agreement for Arlington International Racecourse, the near-century-old facility that likely hosted its final horse race last year.

Opinion: The Chicago Bears should move to Arlington Park

Hunter Blake, Staff Writer November 16, 2022

A Chicago Bears fan prepares to watch the game that they have bought tickets to. They are excited for the game to begin for the Bears are playing at their home field Soldier Field in Chicago. But the stadium...

Community members, including students from MCHS, paint a mural in downtown McHenry on Saturday—the first public mural in the towns history.

Community paints mural in downtown McHenry

Lilyona Kribley, Contributing Writer October 27, 2022

The McHenry community came together to paint a mural with painter Maurico Ramirez on the side of the McHenry Clock Company on Green Street on Saturday. This is McHenry’s first ever mural, named “#McHenryStrong.”...

Reclaiming our traditions | Warrior Weekly 10.11.22

Paint the Town is an annual festivity of McHenry High School’s Homecoming Week. On September 28 and 29, students from various clubs and activities paint the windows of local businesses to spread school...

Community members celebrate a group of veterans upon their return from their MCHS-sponsored Honor Flight trip in the Upper Campus main gym on Aug. 28.

Gallery: Honor Flight Welcome Home Celebration

Nikki Sisson, Staff Writer September 1, 2022

Area veterans came home from a four day Honor Flight trip to Washington, D.C. to a rally in the Upper Campus’ main gym on Sunday afternoon where they were greeted with applause, flowers and signs from...

The McHenry Police Department is housed at the McHenry Municipal Center on Green St. The department has partnered with MCHS to send student resource officers to the school.

This is fine

Vanessa Moreno, News Editor May 19, 2022

A McHenry High School student carrying an e-cigarette walks out of the bathroom when he notices a student resource officer staring right at him. Doing his job, the SRO issues a ticket to be resolved in...

Community stakeholders — including students, parents and teachers —  have been invited to complete the Portrait of a Graduate survey in order to define the sort of student who graduates from MCHS.

MCHS develops Portrait of a Graduate

Grace Hunt, Freshman Campus Bureau Chief May 10, 2022

MCHS is working on a Portrait of a Graduate project that articulates outcome goals for all students who leave MCHS and become active participants in the community in order to reach success after graduation.  A...

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