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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...

A stack of MCHS yearbooks sit in Mitch Stengel's classroom while he teaches on February 2. Though it was only his first year as advisor, Stengel helped his team create a third place yearbook even during a pandemic.

The Warrior wins

Emma Snyder, News Editor February 3, 2021

Capturing the essence of any year into a single book is a difficult task but, capturing 2020 was a completely different challenge. MCHS’s yearbook staff rose to the occasion and created a yearbook that...

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...

Talking with students during office hours, Erbach translates his personality into every day on the job teaching.

Picking up passions

Mackenzie Sroka, Staff Writer November 6, 2020

It is the beginning of the school year at McHenry West High School, and Mr. Dane Erbach sees that some of his students from the year before are in his Newspaper class. He is excited to see this because...

Prepping for remote learning, Rockweiler translates her teaching style to the virtual world.

Changing teaching technique

Brooke Langfeld, Staff Writer November 5, 2020

One morning, sitting behind her desk in room 338, Mrs. Stacy Rockweiler is watching her computer screen as her English students take their unit three test. Adapting to her new teaching style, Rockweiler...

Walking through aisles of students, Mr. Patrick Noote uses different voices while reading to engage his students every day.

From Air Force One to Honors English I

Alayna Majkrzak, Staff Writer March 9, 2020

Students spend seven hours a day at school, but only 45 minutes with a specific teacher. Teachers spend 45 minutes a day with each of their classes, yet Mr. Patrick Noote always finds a way to build personal...

Board meetings take place each month at the Robert O. Swartzloff Center for Educational Services.

School board approves the split of the English / social science division

Emma Snyder, Staff Writer March 2, 2020

In an effort to continue improving the support of both students and staff, the school board approved the split of the social science department into separate English and social sciences departments at...

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