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

Varsity football player Max Smits poses during media day at McCracken Field on Aug. 17.

A fresh start

Mackenzie Sroka, Staff Writer August 26, 2022

It's a breezy summer morning, and the air is crisp and football practice has just begun. There are so many new aspects and changes to the team — a new coach and field among them — and  it is all...

Starting early this summer, McCrackens grass football field will be replaced with turf to help with drainage. Improvements will also allow other teams to compete on the field.

Turning to turf

Mackenzie Sroka, Sports Editor May 19, 2022

 A soccer player packs their bag to bring to school the night before the first game, thrilled with anticipation of playing. However it rained the day before, during a rainy spring, and it is a home game,...

New athletic director Joel Beard gets a tour of MCHS athletic facilities on Jan. 26 in Buckner Gym at the Upper Campus.

Advancing athletics

Mackenzie Sroka, Sports Editor March 3, 2022

Joel Beard will replace MCHS’s current athletic director Barry Burmeister after he retires at the end of the school year. Beard has already begun his transition here after being officially hired in January.  When...

A member of the class of 2019 stands to be recognized during East Campuss graduation ceremony at McCracken Field.

Seniors to graduate at McCracken Field

Josie Cable, Opinions Editor December 14, 2021

This year, MCHS will be holding graduation at McCracken Field with all seniors for the first time since 2019. With the combining of both East and West campuses, this will be the first year that all...

Bathrooms at the Upper Campus have been closed on and off due to vandalism, but this isnt the only place in on campus — and in the community — where vandalism has become a problem.

Opinion: Vandalism has become its own pandemic

Kyla Henige, News Editor November 19, 2021

Recently, there have been multiple cases of vandalism around McHenry by immature students giving MCHS a bad rep. A majority of it is coming from the schools, but it is also being done in businesses and...

Homecoming court members pose during the Homecoming parade on September 29 outside of McCracken Field.

Gallery: Homecoming parade and spirit rally

Kennedy Tetour, Art Director October 1, 2021

The first Homecoming parade and sprit rally since 2019 took place at McCracken Field on September 29. Students decked out in hard hats and construction tape from different athletics, clubs and student...

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