The McHenry Messenger

MCHS begins to open back up to students

Starting September 21, select classes began meeting in person. This included MCHS's bands, which practiced outside of East Campus on September 22.

Emma Snyder, News Editor

September 25, 2020

After opening the school to sports and extracurricular activities, MCHS will start allowing students to come into both East and West Campuses for in-person learning opportunities starting September 21.  In-person learning is starting for students in hands-on classes, such as choir, band, manufacturing, ...

District serves up intramural volleyball tournament

Students have petitioned for years to have more intramural sports as extracurriculars. West administrators Greg Eiserman and Justin Stroh have opened the door for intramural volleyball for the first time.

Oliver Simpson, Staff Writer

March 10, 2020

MCHS is starting their first intramural volleyball tournament. The registration forms are currently available in the main office at East or the assistant principal’s office at West.  Intramural volleyball is an organized activity that anyone can join or be a part of. For many years, students hav...

MCHS launches new TED-Ed club

Austin Lichtenstein and Caleb Schopen contribute ideas to the first TED-ED meeting at East Campus on January 14. The new club will provide students opportunities to create and perform their own TED Talks.

Emma Snyder, Staff Writer

January 22, 2020

MCHS’s new TED-Ed club held its first meeting on Tuesday, January 14.  The TED-Ed Club is focused on empowering students to share and create new ideas. During the weekly meetings, students will work through guided activities and collaboration to develop their own TED talks.  Designed by TED...

Hidden Pearl moves out to accommodate Booster Club

The window is closed on popular Hidden Pearl coffee shop at West Campus. The shop moved to make room for the Booster Club.

Michelene Havard, Staff Writer

December 17, 2019

West Campus administrators announced Hidden Pearl’s closure on December 2. The coffee shop left West indefinitely to make room for the Booster Club concessions.  “About this [time of] year, the Booster Club needs to get their stuff organized because they are the priority during basketball season...

New extracurricular in danger of being cut

Jessica Grens, the sponsor of the FCCLA chapter at MCHS, smiles as she juggles potatoes in her West Campus classroom. She is hoping to expand FCCLA into a full extracurricular after this pilot year.

Oliver Simpson, Staff Writer

October 16, 2019

The Family, Career and Community Leaders of America, a new pilot extracurricular offered by MCHS, runs the risk of not fully establishing, due to lack of student interest. The club, better known as FCCLA, had its first meeting in September, but only one person showed. West Campus has been introducing...