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

Jensens journey

Jensen’s journey

Lily Adams, Contributing Writer April 18, 2023

As the final minutes of the period tick away, Miss Kayleigh Jensen mentality prepares for her next class. Knowing she’ll have to make the voyage from Freshman Campus to Upper Campus, she locates her...

Reaching out to students, Mr. Cody Freund is one of the most reliable teachers at MCHS.

A Freundly Face

Maddi Friedle, Contributing Writer March 24, 2023

As Mr. Cody Freund reminisces on his past experiences with McHenry Community High School, he revisits all the good memories that lie in the halls. While making his way to his classroom, he walks past a...

Ellison explains his class upcoming lab during his eighth hour AP Physics class.

Defying the laws

Braydon Huffar, Contributing Writer March 20, 2023

As Ryan Ellison teaches his unit on magnetism his classroom at McHenry Upper Campus fills with laughter. A volume that can only mean every student is at attention and involved. Attention is grabbed through...

Leah Pelletier, a science instructor who teaches Honors Principles of Biomedical Science, Honors Medical Interventions and Medical Residency, has found that teaching bridges her passion for science and nurturing people.

Changing plans

Vanessa Moreno, Staff Writer October 12, 2022

Before Leah Pelletier was a biomedical science teacher, she was an aspiring pediatrician. That is, until all eight medical schools she applied to rejected her. Or maybe it was seven — one got lost...

WSM travels to Washington DC with Honor Flight

Cooper Ten Bruin, Rayaan Ahmed, and Nikki Sisson September 7, 2022

Warrior Student Media traveled with the Veterans Network Committee of Northern Illinois to Washington DC this past August, capturing the stories of veterans across the McHenry and Rockford community. While...

Steltzriede helps a student in her adjusted learning class play a game on March 23, 2022 in the cafeteria.

The silent educator

Alyssa Thomas, Contributing Writer March 24, 2022

As you frantically find your way to your English class through the Upper Campus halls, you find yourself looking around to notice something you haven’t noticed in any of your classes before, your class...

Carhart works on the computer, grading student essays shes recently received.

The trials of teaching

Sabrina Glosson, Contributing Writer March 23, 2022

Margaret Carhart stands in front of her 8th period English class. The fluorescent lights beam on her chattering students as they walk in fatigued and tired from the long day. Although the day has been...

Sarah Halvorson discusses the country of Spain with a student.

The foreign chance

Destiny Hileman, Contributing Writer March 22, 2022

Ushering her buzzing students onto the boarding plane, Mrs. Sarah Halvorson can't help but smile at the excitement they express to her. Traveling abroad with her students allows Halvorson to reach a deeper...

Mr. Jordan Deener discusses with a student in his office at Upper Campus.

Building a better beginning

Alyssa Thomas, Contributing Writer March 1, 2022

As a young Mr. Jordan Deener walks through the halls of West Campus to his next class, with not much time to spare, he contemplates the gray walls and rows upon rows of lockers, describing the sight as...

Jacob Anthony Angeli Chansley, known as the QAnon Shaman, amid the U.S. Capitol riot in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 6, 2021. Allen Hostetter claims he was manipulated into participating in the insurrection by the Yale secret society Skull and Bones.

One year later

Bri Quast, Staff Writer January 25, 2022

Congress members lay on the ground, gas masks covering their faces, while the sound of banging against the door fills the silence in the room. Chamber security stands at the door with their guns drawn,...

Students walk down Green Street after early release on Wednesday outside of the Freshman Campus. This year is the first year that MCHS is releasing students early on select Wednesdays.

Early release Wednesdays provides benefits to students and staff

Grace Hunt, Contributing Writer November 18, 2021
Early-release-Wednesdays provide a time for students and teachers to benefit and improve.
Posing next to her recruiter, senior Brooke Langfeld had to be recruited in a much different way because of COVID-19.

Changes in recruitment

Brooke Langfeld, Staff Writer December 11, 2020

COVID-19 has affected military protocol in many different ways and military recruiting is no different. During the COVID-19 pandemic, military recruiters had to change their recruiting style from in-person...

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