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

Students climb and repel down the climbing wall during their Adventure Ed class in Buckner Gym on Jan. 17 at the Upper Campus.

Exploring new heights

Lydia Lawrence, Staff Writer February 2, 2022

Students eye the rock climbing wall, checking their equipment to make sure it's secure before trekking up. Nervousness fills the room as students begin to climb, slowly grabbing the small steps above their...

Leadership in Action students play a team-building game during class on Nov. 2 in the hallways of the Upper Campus. These student leaders bring these games to the Freshmen Campus and play them during AIM once a week.

In the lead

Alayna Majkrzak, Feature Editor November 10, 2021

Smiles are evident all around the room when the seniors walk into the Freshman Campus for their weekly visit. Whether the seniors were helping out during pride camp or their weekly 35 minutes with their...

Construction of a climbing wall began on the east side of Buckner Gym in early-February. The wall will accommodate the district’s new Adventure Education course.

New projects begin in Buckner Gym

Madison Harvey, Staff Writer March 4, 2021

Beginning on Saturday, February 6, construction of a few projects began in Buckner Gym. The gym was previously used primarily for fitness machines and equipment, as well as Strength and Dance classes.  Now,...

Working towards elective credit, students throughout MCHS adhere to Common Core standards.

Opinion: Common Core doesn’t set students up for success

Madison Harvey, Staff Writer December 27, 2020

A student sits in her school counselor’s office. She is planning out next year’s schedule, and sighs after her counselor shares the upsetting news. There’s no time for her to do homework after school...

When students register for their courses for the 2021-22 school year, they will be able to choose blended options for many of their core classes.

MCHS offers new classes for 2020-21

Narcizo Mancilla, Staff Writer December 15, 2020

Starting in the fall of 2021, MCHS will have new classes available to the students. There will be many options and opportunities including courses in English, social science, math, science, physical education...

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