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McHenry High School's student-written and -edited newspaper

The McHenry Messenger

McHenry High School's student-written and -edited newspaper

The McHenry Messenger

Reaching out to students, Mr. Cody Freund is one of the most reliable teachers at MCHS.

A Freundly Face

Maddi Friedle, Contributing Writer March 24, 2023

As Mr. Cody Freund reminisces on his past experiences with McHenry Community High School, he revisits all the good memories that lie in the halls. While making his way to his classroom, he walks past a...

American Studies students debate issues and perform during this years Chautauqua in the Upper Campus auditorium on Nov. 17.

Honors American Studies hosts annual Chautauqua event

Krystal Zamudio, Staff Writer November 22, 2022

As students fix their costumes, grab their hand made signs, prepare themselves for debate. Teachers gather students in order to begin the first day of Chautauqua. Chautauqua is an event that takes place...

Community members celebrate a group of veterans upon their return from their MCHS-sponsored Honor Flight trip in the Upper Campus main gym on Aug. 28.

Gallery: Honor Flight Welcome Home Celebration

Nikki Sisson, Staff Writer September 1, 2022

Area veterans came home from a four day Honor Flight trip to Washington, D.C. to a rally in the Upper Campus’ main gym on Sunday afternoon where they were greeted with applause, flowers and signs from...

Niemic directs his varsity football team during the Homecoming football game.


Krystal Zamudio, Contributing Writer October 12, 2021

Prepared to start teaching his third period class in a freezing room with a blue gatorade in his hand, Mr. Jon Niemic is ready to start teaching his Honors American Study history class. Niemic is striving...

Mr. Jon Niemic sits with his students, working with them one-on-one.

Passing on the passion

Madelyn Roush, Contributing Writer October 12, 2021

Enthusiastically, a young Mr. Jon Niemic participates in a conversation with his high school football coach at Crystal Lake South High School. He listens to his coach intently, wanting to better himself...

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...

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...

Describing the Russian Revolution to students, Mr. Eric Vollmert strives for students to look beyond the label of student-teacher.

MCHS prepares student-teacher for his future

Sage Rainey, Staff Writer February 27, 2020

Nervously, Mr. Eric Vollmert prepares lesson plans for AP Human Geography and Revolutions through History for the first time. McHenry High School is playing a big part in his preparation to be a teacher,...

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