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The McHenry Messenger

A student looks from the fourth floor to the third floor of the new extension at West Campus on March 22. Called the Center for Science, Technology and Industry, the space accommodates math, science, CTE, and communications classes.

Center for Science, Technology and Industry opens

Emma Snyder, News Editor April 20, 2021

The new Center for Science, Technology, and Industry at West Campus opened on March 22, allowing students and teachers to begin having math and science classes in the extension. “I think [the extension...

Though he has played a variety of roles throughout his tenure at MCHS, college prep instructor Kris Hokinson has made a powerful impact on his students.

Hele mai ho’ohiwahiwa

Kyla Henige, Managing Editor February 9, 2021

Many students go through their day at school with teachers who  aren’t as enthusiastic and don’t try to make connections with each individual student. But student who take college prep instructor...

Sum elbow grease

Leylah Moreno, Staff Writer November 6, 2020

Math teacher Mr. Dan Carr stood at the front of the classroom in McHenry Community High School, gazing into the faces of his new students. His palms were sweating as he introduced himself, and his stomach...

Sitting at his desk, Lukas reinvents what teaching math looks like with the use of digital technology.

Calculations and compassion

Madison Harvey, Contributing Writer November 5, 2020

Mr. Andrew Lukas sits at his desk, ready to log onto Zoom for another day of classes. This day, like any other, will pose new challenges for him. Virtual learning is uncharted territory, and many teachers...

Grading students papers, Hokinson constantly reflects on his road to McHenry Community High School.

The long road leads to McHenry

Olivia Greenwald, Contributing Writer November 18, 2019

As he looks around his classroom and at his students, Mr. Kristian Hokinson thinks about his journey that got him to where he is today. Hokinson has always loved math, and he has always been really good...

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