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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

Erika Sanchez speaks about her writing on Feb. 8 in the Upper Campus auditorium as part of Writers Week.

She’s not your perfect Mexican daughter

Vanessa Moreno, News Editor February 27, 2023

Growing up in a traditional Mexican household, author-poet Erika L. Sánchez had many expectations: who to be friends with, what to wear, what to do — who to be. So, becoming a writer was pretty much...

Speaker Dr. Ferney Ramirez Hernandez talks to Spanish-speaking families during a special presentation about how to improve family relationships at the Upper Campus auditorium on Jan. 31.

MCHS hosts presentation for Spanish-speaking community members

Krystal Zamudio, Staff Writer February 9, 2023

On Jan. 31, MCHS hosted a presentation for the Spanish-speaking community in the auditorium at the Upper Campus. Speaker Dr. Ferney Ramirez Hernandez discussed the importance of improving family relationships. Dr....

Beltran is a junior at the Upper Campus who learned how to speak a new language by listening to a variety of music, from pop and rap to rock and metal.

Humans of McHenry: Daniel Beltran Jr.

Savannah Drost, Staff Writer January 24, 2023

"[When I was] five probably, I just kind of listened [to] music. I had to learn English. My first language was Spanish. I still know how to speak it, just in order to learn English it was a lot of Pitbull...

Freshmen in Tamara Pitzs Spanish I class make piñatas the week of April 25 to give to students at Edgebrook Elementary School.

Gallery: Spanish I piñatas

Eli Frommes, Freshmen Campus Correspondent April 29, 2022

Freshmen in Tamara Pitz's Spanish I class have been making piñatas throughout the week of April 25 to bring to Edgebrook Elementary School in the first week of May. Piñatas are being made with cardboard,...

Spanish teacher Natalie Alatorre, who teaching at MCHS during remote learning, has hit her stride now as a second year teacher at both the Freshman Campus and the Upper Campus.

Giving back

Vanessa Moreno, Staff Writer January 6, 2022

Natalie Alatorre stands in front of her Spanish classes delighted to be in person with them for the first time. Her mind travels back to when she was sitting in the same seats her students are now. Seeing...

Students at the Art Institute Field Trip on Feb. 16

Spanish students attend weekend field trip at Art Institute

Madison Loewe, Editor - West Campus April 2, 2019

On Feb. 16, Spanish teachers Jordan Deener, Otto Corzo, and 36 students from the upper-level Spanish classes extended their learning beyond the walls of MCHS by taking a trip down to the Art Institute...

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