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...

Opinion: The perks and problems of classroom pets

Students can learn responsibility from classroom pets like Steven Levon's gecko Leo, but they also can make classrooms less stressful.

Michelene Havard, Staff Writer

November 6, 2019

In elementary school, my classroom had its very own butterfly garden. We learned the four stages in the metamorphosis of butterflies: egg, larva, pupa, and adult. When they fully grew we released them into the real world. We also hatched chicks and ducklings in elementary school—I’d never held anyth...

Ask Elle: The stressful junior journey

Elle Smith, Advice Columnist

September 23, 2019

Dear Elle: So, basically, last year I coasted through the year with only doing the major homework and whatever I wanted to do. This year, I'm a junior and every class I get a lot more homework—every single day.  Lately it's been quite stressful because I am in theatre and it’s my first year i...