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

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...

District 156 sent out an email in late January explaining that the district will no longer alert parents or students when there is a new Covid case on either campus.

MCHS stops sending COVID case email alerts

Ciara Duncan, Features Editor March 2, 2021

As the MCHS approaches a year since it closed its doors due to COVID-19, school officials have decided it will no longer email members of the school community about cases of COVID-19 within MCHS. MCHS...

The schools decision to extend the digital learning schedule was intended to support struggling students. Instead, it left too many confused and concerned about the disruptions to their routines.

Opinion: Digital schedule 2.0 deserved a chance

Kennedy Tetour, Arts and Entertainment Editor December 11, 2020

It’s around 8:30 a.m. on a cool November day. You just woke up for school and noticed  an email notification from West Principal Marsha Potthoff. Your eyes skim through the email quickly and you stare...

A student submits an assignment through Schoology on her Chromebook. MCHS changed their mind after announcing a new digital schedule that added ten minutes to each class to support struggling students.

MCHS announces, postpones new digital learning model

Emma Snyder, News Editor December 3, 2020

Less than 24 hours after releasing information about a digital learning schedule change, MCHS decided to continue the existing digital learning schedule for the remainder of the semester.  Marsh Pottohff,...

CTE division chair Karyn Burmeister walks into West Campus wearing a mask on November 20. As cases in McHenry County rise, staff rely on clear information to decide whether to work from their classroom or from home.

Containing COVID

Emma Snyder, News Editor December 1, 2020

The parents and teachers of District 156 open their inbox to find another generic email notification that “that an individual(s) present at McHenry Community High School has tested positive for COVID-19.”...

According to an announcement made on April 21, digital learning will continue through May 14, which will be the last day of the school year followed by a four-day remediation period before second semester grades are finalized on May 20.

District 156 officials decide to end school year May 14

Chase Creech, Staff Writer April 27, 2020

With Illinois officially closing schools for the rest of the school year, MCHS has announced its own ‘End of Digital Learning Plan,’ which includes changing the last day of school to May 14. “The...

Mock up of renovation plans for West Campus after community approves referendum.

Referendum to reduce student travel and facilitate repairs

Elle Smith, Editor - West Campus February 5, 2019

On Tuesday, November 1, 2019, a referendum passed which will change McHenry Community High School forever. According to Ryan McTague, Superintendent of MCHS District 156, the changes proposed in the...

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