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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 Freshman Campus will be hosting a Beat the Blahs carnival on Friday in the main gym. Freshmen who have maintained 90% attendance have been invited to enjoy the games, prizes and treats.

New semester, new incentive

Sydney Boswell, Freshman Reporter March 21, 2024

A freshman student sits in their AIM, head down and trying to fall back asleep. The announcements turn on, and the voice of Freshman Campus Principal, Greg Eiserman, blares through the speakers. He shares...

Some seniors may seem older and wiser, but they started in the same place that every freshman did — uncertain, confused and overwhelmed. By surviving four years of high school, the Class of 2023 has earned the privilege to give out some of their wisdom.

Advice to the next generation

Alayna Majkrzak, Features Editor May 12, 2023

Students at the Freshman Campus are getting ready for the next step. Going from middle school to high school was hard, but being a new kid in a second new high school is just as nerve wracking. A year...

Freshman and their senior leaders tour the Upper Campus during the UC Sneak Peek on April 21.

Freshmen travel to Upper Campus for a sneak peek

Michalina Sotka, Freshman Correspodent May 3, 2023

The UC Sneak Peek took place on Friday, April 28 where freshmen were taken to the Upper Campus for a variety of activities to familiarize themselves with the new environment.  Freshmen went to Upper...

Sophomore Kaylie Szczepanik holds a picture of her from her freshman year. A lot has changed in the year since she left the Freshman Campus, but not all sophomores have adjusted to the shift as well as she has.

Crossing the divide

Alayna Majkrzak, Features Editor April 17, 2023

A sophomore walks through the halls of the Upper Campus, unfamiliar and unforgiving as they hear small snippets of conversation from the upperclassmen around them. All of them follow one consistent pattern,...

Communicating important information is a tough job for a high school, who has to keep students, staff, and parents in the loop of every major event and decision. Still, many stakeholders at MCHS wish communication from the district was clearer.

Partial disclosure

Kennedy Tetour, Managing Editor March 20, 2023

A student walks into class, hearing rumors of a snow day from students and staff alike. She opens her email only to find no update from administration. No email means no snow day but, with no update to...

Students make progress on their homework during Paul Wilms lunch study in room 331 at the Freshman Campus on Nov. 3.

Go big or go to Lunch Study

Janelle Hernandez, Contributing Writer November 18, 2022

Freshmen students are enjoying their lunch, preparing to study for their next test. Just as they are about to take another bite, one of the lunch supervisors yells out, “Lunch Study kids, time to go!”...

Focusing on the freshmen | Warrior Weekly 10.25.22

Caiden Bunting, T.J. Haws, Tyler Houston, and Jack Lullo October 25, 2022

Becoming acclimated to a new school environment is no easy task. Especially for freshmen starting their first year of high school at their own new campus. To combat this, seniors in Leadership in Action...

Sophomores Luis Adame, Jamison Shea and Jiji Thorne walk through the hallways of the Upper Campus. As sophomores, this is their first year in the building, which makes them feel like freshman for a second year in a row.

Freshman, freshman, junior, senior

Eli Frommes, Staff Writer September 27, 2022

A sophomore walks through the Upper Campus on the first day of school and can't find his class. With two minutes left in the passing period, he asks a teacher to point him in the right direction and is...

Sophomores enjoy eating hot dogs and hamburgers and play games during a special sophomore picnic organized by Connections Crew on Sept 15 outside of the Upper Campus.

Gallery: Sophomore picnic

Eli Frommes, Staff Writer September 19, 2022

The sophomore picnic was held on Thursday, Sept. 15 during third and fourth period to help sophomores feel connected to the Upper Campus and help with the transition. Stefanie Lukas, division chair...

Though it makes logistical sense to separate freshmen from upperclassmen in different buildings, the social impact on freshmen has made the transition to high school more difficult.

Review: Freshman Campus

Campbell Bitterman, Freshman Campus Correspondent May 3, 2022

As a result of being isolated from older students, McHenry Freshman students are in for a rude awakening when they go into their sophomore year and switch to the Upper Campus. New sophomores may go into...

Students watch Staff Infection perform during a sneak peek at the Upper Campus on April 29 in the main gym.

Gallery: Upper Campus sneak peek

Eli Frommes, Freshman Campus Correspondent May 2, 2022

On Friday, all freshmen spent the shortened day at the Upper Campus for a special sneak peek of where they will attend school next year. All students followed their AIM classes from one activity to another,...

Freshmen in Tamara Pitzs Spanish I class make piñatas the week of April 25 to give to students at Edgebrook Elementary School.

Gallery: Spanish I piñatas

Eli Frommes, Freshmen Campus Correspondent April 29, 2022

Freshmen in Tamara Pitz's Spanish I class have been making piñatas throughout the week of April 25 to bring to Edgebrook Elementary School in the first week of May. Piñatas are being made with cardboard,...

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