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District 156 officials decide to end school year May 14

According to an announcement made on April 21, digital learning will continue through May 14, which will be the last day of the school year followed by a four-day remediation period before second semester grades are finalized on May 20.

Chase Creech, Staff Writer

April 27, 2020

With Illinois officially closing schools for the rest of the school year, MCHS has announced its own ‘End of Digital Learning Plan,’ which includes changing the last day of school to May 14. “The shutting of in-person classroom time also risks a drop in instructional time,” explains Illinois...

Opinion: Teenagers need Prom more than you think

With Prom's status up in the air, students are left to wonder whether their Prom clothes will ever be worn.

Megan Walsh, Contributing Writer

April 23, 2020

MCHS juniors and seniors are posting all over Instagram, Snapchat, and Facebook wondering about the future of Prom. With everything up in the air due to the recent COVID-19 outbreak, they want to have something that they can hold on to.  COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus, started in December of ...

Opinion: Coronavirus ruined my senior year

Though the decision to practice social distancing is the right decision, the consequences for high school students — especially seniors, who may miss prom, spring athletics, Decision Day, or even graduation — is more than unfortunate.

Stacy Correra, Copy Editor

March 19, 2020

Imagine spending your whole life dreaming about your senior year of high school -- seniority rules in clubs and sports, the feeling of your last track meet and going as hard as you can to make it all count, picking out the perfect prom dress and making plans to take pictures with your friends one last time...