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

The state of Illinois requires students to undergo fitness testing in their P.E. classes. Though the idea is to keep students physically healthy, some students may feel it takes a toll on them socially and emotionally.

Opinion: Fitness testing is unnecessary

Freedom Tomasello, Opinions Editor January 31, 2023

The fitnessgram pacer test is a test most students dread, and it's only one of the 4 required assessments in the physical education curriculum. The tests consist of a 60 second curl up test, a pushup test,...

P.E. dance classes performed an end of the semester showcase on Wednesday, Dec. 7 in the Upper Campus auditorium.

MCHS dance classes perform in winter showcase

Savannah Drost, Staff Writer December 9, 2022

McHenry High School’s P.E. dance classes performed in a showcase on Dec. 7 for the first time since the COVID pandemic began two years ago. Since the beginning of September, third and fifth hour...

Students lift weights during Anna Centellas Strength class on April 5 in the strength room at the Upper Campus.

Up lifting

Grace Hunt, Freshman Campus Bureau Chief April 7, 2022

A powerlifting student-athlete is under the heavy weight of what could be a new personal record. Powerlifting has pushed them to accomplish weights like never before, but it's this moment to push themselves...

Though fitness testing encourages PE students to set goals and stay healthy, it sometimes seems to serves other purposes, including simply satisfying the state.

Opinion: Is fitness testing it worth it?

Kylie Chisamore, Staff Writer December 13, 2021

Students run back and forth to the dings of the pacer test. Chattering occurs amongst students expressing their feelings towards the schools fitness testing. The students conclude that fitness testing...

Colleen Eddy prepares for Mental Health Friday on February 10 in the dance room at West Campus.

Better help

Alayna Trimingham, Copy Editor February 12, 2021

A student sits in class, overwhelmed and unsure what to do. They have tons of homework and just need a period to rest. Days are stressful, especially with lots of homework and the current pandemic. Many...

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