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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 have many reasons for taking classes outisde of MCHS’s regular eight-hour class schedule. Whatever the reason, students benefit from having more options for credit before and after school.

Opinion: More zero hour classes are needed

Mackenzie Sroka, Sports Editor February 23, 2023

This semester,a student sits in second period in a dark room taking notes, a recipe to fall asleep. Unfocused as most students in the class are. The following semester, their day now starts at 6:34, while...

When students register for their courses for the 2021-22 school year, they will be able to choose blended options for many of their core classes.

MCHS offers new classes for 2020-21

Narcizo Mancilla, Staff Writer December 15, 2020

Starting in the fall of 2021, MCHS will have new classes available to the students. There will be many options and opportunities including courses in English, social science, math, science, physical education...

The schools decision to extend the digital learning schedule was intended to support struggling students. Instead, it left too many confused and concerned about the disruptions to their routines.

Opinion: Digital schedule 2.0 deserved a chance

Kennedy Tetour, Arts and Entertainment Editor December 11, 2020

It’s around 8:30 a.m. on a cool November day. You just woke up for school and noticed  an email notification from West Principal Marsha Potthoff. Your eyes skim through the email quickly and you stare...

A student submits an assignment through Schoology on her Chromebook. MCHS changed their mind after announcing a new digital schedule that added ten minutes to each class to support struggling students.

MCHS announces, postpones new digital learning model

Emma Snyder, News Editor December 3, 2020

Less than 24 hours after releasing information about a digital learning schedule change, MCHS decided to continue the existing digital learning schedule for the remainder of the semester.  Marsh Pottohff,...

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...

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