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

For years, MCHS has asked students to pay fees in order to enjoy privileged like prom and graduation. But withholding prom denies students a chance to enjoy of the biggest highlights of the school year over something that might not be their fault.

Opinion: Paying fees should not be a prom requirement

Ruth Luqueno, Contributing Writer May 18, 2023

Seniors regularly have to juggle their student life and after-school jobs daily, not to mention everything else they have going on in their personal lives. With everything going on in a student's life,...

MCHS students celebrate the end of the year during prom at the Schaumburg Renaissance on April 28.

Gallery: Prom 2023

Nikki Sisson, Marketing Director May 5, 2023

MCHS students attended prom on April 28, at the Renaissance in Schaumburg. Students had fun dancing, taking pictures, and hanging out with friends.  The theme of the prom was ‘Tale as old as time’...

MCHS students will attend prom on Friday at the Renaissance in Schaumburg. This years theme, Tale as Old as Time, was inspired by the Disney franchise Beauty and the Beast.

MCHS hosts ‘Tale as Old as Time’ prom on Friday

Mackenzie Sroka, Sports Editor April 24, 2023

This year’s “Tale as Old as Time” prom will be hosted on April 28 at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center. Students are expected to attend their full school schedule the day of prom, and...

A dress collection box sits full of dresses for the Key Club’s dress drive in coordination with My Sister’s Dress. The affordable dresses will be on sale on Feb. 25 at McHenry County High School.

Key Club partners with My Sister’s Dress to donate prom attire

Ella Trimingham, Staff Writer February 22, 2023

MCHS’ Key Club has partnered with My Sister’s Dress to help students have access to more affordable dresses.  My Sister’s Dress is an organization that has been around since 2008. The idea is...

The first ever MCHS dance and dodgeball was a missed opportunity for a fun winter event.

Opinion: Dance and Dodgeball was a missed opportunity

Kennedy Tetour, Managing Editor February 2, 2023

A student stands in the dark cafeteria filled with no more than 10 other students, Pitbull is blasting through a speaker across the room, but no one is moving. Across the hall in the gym, students are...

P.E. dance classes performed an end of the semester showcase on Wednesday, Dec. 7 in the Upper Campus auditorium.

MCHS dance classes perform in winter showcase

Savannah Drost, Staff Writer December 9, 2022

McHenry High School’s P.E. dance classes performed in a showcase on Dec. 7 for the first time since the COVID pandemic began two years ago. Since the beginning of September, third and fifth hour...

Next week, MCHS will celebrate the end of the semester and the holiday season with a spirit week culminating in a spirit rally. Next semester, StuCo plans to introduce new winter events.

StuCo plans new school spirit activities this winter

Lydia Lawrence, Business Director December 8, 2022

MCHS’s Student Council is in the process of introducing certain activities to boost overall morale in the winter months.  StuCo agreed that there would be a winter spirit week, a spirit rally and...

Editorial Cartoon: Quiet kids like us

Editorial Cartoon: Quiet kids like us

Claire Guzman, Staff Writer October 6, 2022

Homecoming week came to a close with the Homecoming football game on Friday, where Warriors came together in camo to support the varsity football team.

(Updated) MCHS celebrates Homecoming 2022

Kennedy Tetour, Managing Editor October 3, 2022

McHenry High School's Homecoming kicked off on Sunday, Oct. 2 and continues through Saturday, Oct. 8 at the Homecoming dance. Between them, students will show their school spirits at a number of events,...

Students celebrate the end of the school during prom on April 29 at the Renaissance Convention Center in Schaumburg.

Gallery: Prom 2022

Kennedy Tetour, Managing Editor May 2, 2022

MCHS hosted their first traditional prom since the start of the pandemic on April 29 at the Renaissance Convention Center in Schaumburg, Ill. The beautiful venue, which dazzled upperclassmen and staff...

Alessandro Quirolpe is walked out by teammates during the senior night game against Dundee-Crown on Feb. 11 in the Upper Campus main gym.

Gallery: Varsity basketball

Madison Harvey, Contributing Photographer March 1, 2022

On Feb. 11, both girls and boys basketball teams took on Dundee-Crown for senior night. The dance team, poms, and basketball all honored and celebrated their seniors.  At halftime, the dance team performed...

Students perform in Colleen Eddys dance class on December 9 in the dance room at the Upper Campus.

Gallery: Dance class

Vanessa Moreno, Staff Writer January 12, 2022

On Dec. 9, third period dance students showcased their skills by creating and performing their own dances. In previous years, students would prepare for a show, but this year they got to create their own...

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