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

Kristin Anderson is a junior from MCHS who thinks fondly of the days when life was simpler.

Humans of McHenry: Kristin Anderson

Savannah Drost, Staff Writer October 14, 2022

"I remember being at my mom's home daycare, playing with other kids. I think [I watched] a lot of PBS shows. There was one specific one. I don't remember what it's called, but it was teaching kids about...

Leah Pelletier, a science instructor who teaches Honors Principles of Biomedical Science, Honors Medical Interventions and Medical Residency, has found that teaching bridges her passion for science and nurturing people.

Changing plans

Vanessa Moreno, Staff Writer October 12, 2022

Before Leah Pelletier was a biomedical science teacher, she was an aspiring pediatrician. That is, until all eight medical schools she applied to rejected her. Or maybe it was seven — one got lost...

Ashley Nagel speaks to one of her freshman students during AIM on Mar. 18 in room 424 at the Freshman Campus.

Failure doesn’t define

Peyton Whelan, Contributing Writer March 18, 2022

The bell just rang and Ashley Nagel is sitting at her desk waiting for her Biology class to begin. As students make their way into the classroom she gazes over the class, seeing the familiar bright faces....

Students in the PLTW Biomedical Sciences Pathway dissect cow eyeballs on November 17 in Laura Dziubinskis Honors Human Body Systems class in room 370 at the Upper Campus.

Gallery: Human Body Systems dissection

Alayna Majkrzak, Features Editor November 18, 2021

Honors Human Body Systems dissected cow eyeballs this on Nov. 17 at the Upper Campus. The students, who are part of the Project Lead the Way Biomedidcal Science Pathway, did this to investigate not only...

A student looks from the fourth floor to the third floor of the new extension at West Campus on March 22. Called the Center for Science, Technology and Industry, the space accommodates math, science, CTE, and communications classes.

Center for Science, Technology and Industry opens

Emma Snyder, News Editor April 20, 2021

The new Center for Science, Technology, and Industry at West Campus opened on March 22, allowing students and teachers to begin having math and science classes in the extension. “I think [the extension...

Board meetings take place each month at the Robert O. Swartzloff Center for Educational Services.

School board approves the split of the English / social science division

Emma Snyder, Staff Writer March 2, 2020

In an effort to continue improving the support of both students and staff, the school board approved the split of the social science department into separate English and social sciences departments at...

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