The McHenry Messenger

MCHS to open back up for hybrid learning

As the sun sets on an empty MCHS West Campus, a new beginning is coming in the near future. Soon a Hybrid Learning model will  be bringing life back into the building.

Kyla Henige, Managing Editor

October 5, 2020

On Monday, October 5, superintendent Ryan McTague made the official announcement that students may return back to school for hybrid learning starting on October 28. Two weeks after his original message about the MCDHs decision for schools to open, McTague along with the rest of the District 156 a...

MCDH approves hybrid learning

Stefanie Lukas leads students through a math lesson at East Campus before the switch to remote learning in March.

Kyla Henige, Managing Editor

September 30, 2020

On Friday, September 25, the McHenry County Department of Health, or MCDH, released a “McHenry County School Metrics” document, stating that schools may begin opening at their own pace, but must do so following guidelines provided by the MCDH. This announcement makes it clear that schools must begin hybrid ...

Parenting in a Pandemic

Though digital learning has been stressful for many students, parents have also had a tough job during shelter-in-place. Many parents are balancing a job from home with the demands of parenting, and many have even lost their jobs.

Michelene Havard, Staff Writer

April 28, 2020

An MCHS parent wakes up early to coordinate a work schedule from home. They have to work around their teenage daughter who has digital learning days. However, they work as a team so that they do not get in each other’s way while they are working. Parents are effectively rearranging their daily lives...

Parents plan to meet with teacher during fall conferences

Kyla Henige, News Editor

October 23, 2019

Parent-teacher conferences will take place on October 24 and 25 at both East and West Campus. The conferences will be held in the main gyms at both East and West campus, where all the teachers and staff will  touch base with parents or guardians about their student’s development.  These yearly co...