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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

Jensens journey

Jensen’s journey

Lily Adams, Contributing Writer April 18, 2023

As the final minutes of the period tick away, Miss Kayleigh Jensen mentality prepares for her next class. Knowing she’ll have to make the voyage from Freshman Campus to Upper Campus, she locates her...

MCHS has had more teacher absences than other schools in the area, especially those in the Fox Valley Conference. According to the Illinois School Report Card, only 50 percent of teachers have fewer than ten absences.

A missing piece

Alayna Majkrzak, Features Editor February 13, 2023

Week after week, a student walks into their class room to a large empty desk. The chair that was supposed to have their teacher in it sat cold and empty just like it did almost everyday. The student huff...

Stools are useful for helping people get to higher places and reach what they could not before. MCHS’s community has students, staff and parents who have helped others reach new heights in a similar way by stepping up during unprecedented times.

Stepping up

Kyla Henige, Features Editor March 4, 2022

Ty Linker Many students have taken on different roles to help school run smoothly, but also to help the community. One of these students is senior Ty Linker.  Linker believes in standing up for others...

A chair sits empty in a Freshman Campus biology lab. During the first month of 2022, around 100 teachers called in sick due to COVID reasons.

COVID-19 versus the education system

Ali Casey, Freshman Correspondant February 11, 2022

After getting a last minute call, a substitute teacher hustles into a classroom, only to see all the students on their phones, not doing their assignments. Unable to grab the class's attention, the substitute...

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