The McHenry Messenger

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...

Illinois works to flatten the COVID-19 curve

An employee locks up at Lady Luck Poker on McCullom Lake Road on March 17. Lady Luck was one of several establishments closed by Governor Pritzker due to coronavirus.

Emma Snyder, Staff Writer

March 19, 2020

In an effort to control the spread of COVID-19, J.B. Pritzker, Governor of Illinois, has made several decisions to help flatten the curve. With the circumstances of COVID-19 changing rapidly, Pritzker has taken to doing daily briefings for the public, giving constant updates on the pandemic. On March...

District 156 cancels classes, activities, athletics due to coronavirus

MCHS District 156 cancelled all classes, extracurriculars, and academics starting March 13 until after spring break. The decision was made with the health of both the school's students and community in mind.

Stacy Correra, Copy Editor

March 13, 2020

District 156’s administration and Board of Education made the precautionary decision to close down both East and West Campus due to concerns about COVID-19, also known as human coronavirus on Friday. The decision will go into effect Friday after school. The Digital Learning Plan will be implemen...