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

The Winter Formal dance was planned and executed for the first time, and was enjoyed by staff and students

A new tradition 

Ethan Rasmussen, Staff Writer January 25, 2024

The lights inside Freshman campus are dimmed, the only light being the soft glow of blue Christmas lights illuminating the gymnasium and the cafeteria. It is only hours before the dance, and preparation...

Next week, MCHS will celebrate the end of the semester and the holiday season with a spirit week culminating in a spirit rally. Next semester, StuCo plans to introduce new winter events.

StuCo plans new school spirit activities this winter

Lydia Lawrence, Business Director December 8, 2022

MCHS’s Student Council is in the process of introducing certain activities to boost overall morale in the winter months.  StuCo agreed that there would be a winter spirit week, a spirit rally and...

Students play rock-paper-scissors at a spirit rally at the Upper Campus on Aug. 18 in the main gym.

Gallery: Back-to-school spirit rally

Alayna Majkrzak, Staff Writer August 23, 2022

On Aug. 17, the third day of the 2022-2023 school year, students and staff from both campuses came together for the first time ever for a spirit rally. Freshmen were bussed over to the Upper Campus to...

For $25, students visit Six Flags Great America on Saturday at a reduced rate, which includes transportation and tickets to the Battle of the Bands later that day.

StuCo hosts trip to Six Flags Great America

Freedom Tomasello, Staff Writer May 12, 2022

On Saturday, Student Council will host a school-sponsored trip to Six Flags Great America for what they call “Super Smashin’ Six Flags Saturday.” For $25, students will receive entry into Six...

Students from Freshmen Student Council decorate a bulletin board advertising the groups Crush pop sale starting Feb. 8 during lunch.

A Crush for your crush

Leah Wickenkamp, Freshman Correspondant February 15, 2022

A teenage boy stands in the hallway, admiring his hallway crush as she walks by, her hair falling perfectly around her face, and her eyes glistening in the lights. He has wanted to say something to her...

Students participate in Ugly Holiday Weather Day on Dec. 9 during the last day of spirit week at the Upper Campus.

Gallery: Winter spirit week

Alexis Velazquez, Staff Writer December 11, 2021

As the holidays and end of the semester approach, the Student Council has created Winter Spirit Week to increase student and staff morale. During spirit week, each day has a corresponding theme for...

Wests Homecoming king and queen Max DeCicco and Ashley Wachter pose for pictures outside of East Campus on April 19 following coronation.

Updated: MCHS celebrates Homecoming 2021 this week

Madison Harvey, Staff Writer April 20, 2021

Homecoming week is finally here — just in the spring instead of the fall. In an effort to keep traditions alive, West and East's student councils have set up a spirit week and other Homecoming-related...

A note on a locker in the hallways at West Campus promotes Start With Hello Week, an initiative promoted by  Student Council to spread positivity during the week of April 5.

Student Council hosts Start with Hello Week

Emma Snyder, News Editor April 9, 2021

On April 5, West Campus’s Student Council kicked off Start with Hello Week, an initiative to promote positivity at MCHS.  “The main goal of Start with Hello Week is to ensure that all students...

Students dance beneath the neon lights at this years MORP dance, which took place on February 15 at East Main Gym. The theme of this years dance was Glow Out.

Glow all out

Jared Bysiek, Features Editor March 3, 2020

Saturday evening, an MCHS student eagerly enters the East Campus, heading towards the gym. They present the ticket purchased ahead of time, remembering to bring along the sunglasses provided with it, and...

MORP, which is prom spelled backwards, is an informal dance where students can have fun, de-stress, and hang out with friends. Posters hang around the school to promote the event.

Winter spirit week culminates in annual MORP dance

Kyla Henige, News Editor February 7, 2020

In honor of Valentine’s Day, MCHS will host the annual MORP dance on February 15 at East Main Gym. The theme of the dance will be "Glow Out." MORP, which is “prom” spelled backwards, is an informal...

Joshua Miller supports Winter Tennis. On January 24, MCHS student-formed bands competed for the title of 2020 Battle of the Bands champion.

Gallery: Students and staff rock Battle of the Bands

Stacy Correra, Copy Editor January 27, 2020

On January 24, Student Council hosted the annual Battle of the Bands competition in the West Auditorium to a packed auditorium. Along with many non-competitive in-between acts, the event showcased MCHS...

Curtis Menke, former Student Council Advisor and lover of school spirit, sits with his beloved Spirit Barrel.

Let’s hear it for the spirit

Gianna Matassa, Editor - West Campus May 1, 2019

 Spirit rallies and pep assemblies have always been the heart and soul of school spirit from middle school all the way through high school. But what do you do when the spirit rallies and pep assemblies...

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