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

13 McHenry County libraries are participating in the Library Lovers Expedition. The events come in an attempt to bring more patrons into the libraries.

McHenry County libraries host Library Lovers Expedition

Kennedy Tetour, Managing Editor February 24, 2023

On Feb. 1, the McHenry County libraries began hosting events in an attempt to get members of the community more interested in reading and learning.  Events include special materials to check out, the...

Sophomores read during the Celebration of Words on Feb. 6 in the Upper Campus auditorium as part of Writers Week.

Gallery: Writer’s Week

Nikki Sisson, Marketing Director February 16, 2023

Last week, students at MCHS celebrated the importance of creative writing and students being able to express themselves through their work.  Writers week consisted of a celebration of words on Monday...

One highlight of Writers Week includes the Celebration of Words during AIM on Monday where students and staff will read their own creative work.

Writers Week events to take place second week of February

Vanessa Moreno, News Editor February 3, 2023

Writers Week will provide opportunities to recognize others’ work and connect through reading and writing from Feb. 6-10 during AIM and lunch at both campuses.  The annual tradition will center around...

To Kill a Mockingbird is a classic taught in many public high schools around the U.S., but some schools have pulled it from its curriculum after concerns of a white savior narrative and made room for more diverse voices.

Opinion: Replacing a classic is a mistake

Beth Brackmann, Contributing Writer November 15, 2022

After talking with parents or other older relatives about their high school experiences one thing becomes apparent, they have all read a book that the school no longer teaches. It doesn’t seem all that...

Poetry slam finalists performed a mix of poems, short stories, and creative excerpts at the Celebration of Words on Friday in the Upper Campus auditorium.

MCHS celebrates Writer’s Week

Paulina Borowski, Staff Writer February 14, 2022

Students, teachers and staff at the Upper Campus celebrated Writer’s Week in the auditorium during AIM for the week of Feb. 7-11. Almost every day held an opportunity to celebrate writing. Hosted...

Organized by Heidie Dunn, an English teacher at East Campus, MCHSs version of Romeo and Juliet features teachers and staff members from almost every department.

Putting on a show

Josie Cable, Opinions Editor March 25, 2021

A student hits the play button on a video for their English assignment. Their own teachers who are now characters in the classic “Romeo and Juliet” are performing the play for their students. Although...

Angela Cristo hangs up her cap and gown

Angela Cristo hangs up her cap and gown

Lani Boyle, Staff Reporter - West Campus May 1, 2019

After 19 years in education, English teacher Angela Cristo has decided it's time to hang up her cap and gown and retire. Cristo has taught AP Language and Composition along with other classes, such as...

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