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

Students find their place cards during prom on April 29 at the Renaissance Convention Center in Schaumburg.

A roaring recap

Kyla Henige, Features Editor May 23, 2022

As students scatter into the Schaumurg Renaissance Center, their senses are filled, maybe even overwhelmed. Strong scents of perfume and food fill the air, dueling with the loud music and excited chatter...

Students celebrate the end of the school during prom on April 29 at the Renaissance Convention Center in Schaumburg.

Gallery: Prom 2022

Kennedy Tetour, Managing Editor May 2, 2022

MCHS hosted their first traditional prom since the start of the pandemic on April 29 at the Renaissance Convention Center in Schaumburg, Ill. The beautiful venue, which dazzled upperclassmen and staff...

The Scraps: Planting trees, heading to prom and walking out of Disney

The Scraps: Planting trees, heading to prom and walking out of Disney

Bee Myers and Lydia Lawrence April 8, 2022

 The McHenry Messenger · The Scraps: Planting trees, heading to prom, and walking out of Disney (Episode Two)   Part news, part commentary, The Scraps is a podcast that spotlights past pitches...

Though COVID numbers are currently decreasing, the recent Omicron surge had students asking whether or not prom would be at risk if cases continued to climb.

Ready to dance

Lydia Lawrence, Staff Writer February 24, 2022

A student gets ready for a magical night with friends, excited to see all of the dresses sparkling and all of the suits pressed, the decorations in the ballroom and the tasty food abreast. Stepping onto...

Upper classmen can be seen dancing their hearts out at the 2021 Mask-erade event in the West campus main gym.

Gallery: Mask-erade

Kennedy Tetour, Art Director May 3, 2021

After the cancellation of the 2021 Prom at MCHS, the school decided to host a new kind of event, very appropriately titled the Mask-erade on April 30. Though the attendance was much lower than any typical...

The McHenry Masker-erade was planned as way of keeping prom despite COVID regulations and health concerns. The event will take place Friday despite  lower than expected ticket sales.

McHenry Mask-erade proceeds despite low participation

Emma Snyder, News Editor April 28, 2021

On April 30, MCHS will be hosting the Senior Celebration Event 2021 “McHenry Mask-erade” in place of a traditional prom. All students signed up to attend the event will be participating in activities...

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.

District 156 officials decide to end school year May 14

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...

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

Opinion: Teenagers need Prom more than you think

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...

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.

Opinion: Coronavirus ruined my senior year

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,...

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