McHenry Student Activities Offerings

Color Guard 2015

"Nahs has meant sanity and a place to feel free to me." Sarah-West Campus

"Life is not about what we do for ourselves and how we end up, but rather the journey of getting there while helping those around you.  Key club has allowed me to take a step forward in my community and make a difference-- even if those don't know it. It is something that teaches you that you don't need recognition or awards for what you do.  It has been a wonderful opportunity to indulge myself in helping others and immersing myself in leadership and social interaction.  To me, helping others is the only way to truly find yourself." Kayla-East Campus

"Nahs has meant getting out there and making the world a more creative place, spreading the love of arts. It's meant that and more!" Austin-West Campus

"nahs has meant to me making mchenry more art filled and makes it a more fun place and gets people involved in art." Sam-West Campus

Academic Team

ACT Club

Art Club-West

Art Club -East

Auto Club

Bass Fishing Club

Chess Team

Colorguard

Comic Book and Manga Club

Cyber Security Club

Drama Club

eSports Club

Fall Play

French Honor Society

Garden Club

Gender & Sexuality Alliance

German Honor Society

Key Club-West

Key Club-East

LASO

LINK Leaders

Marching Band

McHenry Social Society

Musical

Musical Pit Band

National Art Honor Society

National Honor Society

Operation Click

Orchesis Dance

Pep Band

Powerlifting Club

Prom Student Committee-West

Prom Student Committee-East

Sound/Lighting Crew

Spanish Honor Society

Special Olympics

St. Baldrick’s Student Committee

Student Council-West

Student Council-East

Student Leadership Team

Sub Element Breakdance Club

Trading Card Club

Tri-M Music Honor Society

Warrior Buddies

Warrior Nation-West

Warrior Nation-East

Winterguard

Yearbook

 

testimonials * You heard it here first!

  "This year I have the honor of serving as president for Thespian Troupe #3985, and I am thrilled to be entering my final year in high school theatre.  Theatre is such an important aspect of my life, and I cannot imagine what I would do without it.  Not only is it important to me, but I believe the arts have something to offer everyone.  Theatre is used to spread knowledge, culture, emotion, and life to society.  These aspects of human nature affect the way we view the world, and drive us to explore ourselves and others.  The arts allow us to create and share ideas with one another, and display understanding, empathy, or uncertainty in many different ways. This form of art is so important to our world around us.  I want to be able to help others explore the limits of human nature through a variety of art forms.  So much of my high school career has been a part of this program, and through theatre I have developed a passion to help others thrive in a society that they will never stop exploring." Angie-East Campus  

 

"To me, National Art Honor Society has meant belonging to something. I am constantly surrounded by people who have the same love of art as me. We, as a group, have accomplished so much and have helped out so much. My favorite thing we have done so far is most definitely the library workshops. We go to the library and make art with young kids throughout the seasons." Cheyenne-West Campus

 

 

"My experience in Marching Band has truly shaped me as a person. It has given me my friends and a true sense of leadership. It has pushed me to both my physical and mental limit making me stronger and also given me my best days. This year I faced a new challenge of being drum major. The idea of being responsible for the rest of the band’s tempo and time was truly mentally stressing on me, causing me to reach my limit mentally. Though with Mr. Brachmann’s help and my other fellow drum majors support I found it easier to due my duties as drum major. Physically marching backwards down hill while conducting was truly tasking in eighty-five heat. I can honestly say I would not be the same without marching band and I will always be thankful for everything it has done for me." Matthew-East Campus

 

"Yearbook is more than a class to me. It's a place that gets me out of my comfort zone and makes me feel important as if I'm apart of something big. Not am I just making a yearbook, I'm creating memories for the students to cherish for the rest of their lives and it's one of the best things I could have possibly be apart of. It gives me a huge responsibility to my school and my teacher as well. I enjoy the class, but Erbach as a teacher is another great perk of the class. He isn't just my favorite teacher, he inspires me. He inspires me to become better at writing and he's always there to help me become a better writer. The class all around is a great program and more people should be involved." Jocelyn-West Campus

 

"Even if it sounds cliche, joining the MCHS theatre department has completely changed my life.  Not only have I found a passion that I want to continue with into my career, and formed relationships that will no doubt last a lifetime, but it has also given me the strength, creativity, and confidence to be more productive in everything I do--whether that be giving a presentation in class, thinking outside the box to solve problems, or just hanging out with my friends.  With countless opportunities both on and offstage there is something for anyone and everyone in our theatre department, and I cannot thank it enough for everything that it has done for me." Katie-West Campus

 

"Theatre has not only given me a place to  express myself and help work to make a show great, but has also given me a chance to come out of my shell and make new friends. I remember when I started with Theatre and Drama Club my freshman year, I was nervous because I didn't think I would make any friends. But within the first few weeks, I made a ton of friends. I've never met a more welcoming group of people than the group I found in Theatre. I know that if I come to a rehearsal after having a rough day, or even after a rough rehearsal, I have a group of people that care about me and I care about in return.  Theatre is something I love doing, not just for the fun of doing shows, which are awesome, but also for the people I've come to call my second family." Sydney-West Campus

 

"My experience in Marching Band has truly shaped me as a person. It has given me both my friends and a true sense of leadership. It has pushed me to both my physical and mental limit, making me stronger and also given me my best days. This year I faced a new challenge of being drum major. The idea of being responsible for the rest of the band’s tempo and time was truly mentally stressing on me, causing me to reach my limit mentally. Though with Mr. Brachmann’s help and my other fellow drum majors support I found it easier to due my duties as drum major. Physically marching backwards down hill while conducting was truly taxing in eighty-five degree heat. I can honestly say I would not be the same without marching band and I will always be thankful for everything it has done for me." Matthew-West Campus

 

"Student Council is a family, a weird, mixed-up family, but a family nonetheless. Being able to be a part of this organization has allowed me to become involved in practically every aspect of this school (Homecoming, The Flush, Saint Baldrick’s, etc.) and, in turn, meet new people and branch out. All your life you’re told that you can make a difference, but you don’t really realize how much of a difference you can make until you join a group of your peers and make decisions which ultimately alter the entire school’s environment. Student Council gives teenagers a chance to do something, to truly make a mark in West Campus and I would not be the person I am today without this organization." Brooke-West Campus

 

"As an organization based primarily on service, West’s National Honor Society does an incredible amount of good for our community and beyond, and we also have a lot of fun doing it. The scope of activities we are involved in illustrates that West’s NHS is versatile and reliable. Locally, we participate in tutoring students at the Garden Quarter Resource Center and are responsible for organizing and putting on the annual Variety Show and Mr. McHenry events. Globally, we compete against each other at Feed My Starving Children in a race to pack the most boxes of food for hungry children in third world countries. Being a member of NHS is a privilege and has certainly improved my high school experience. It has provided me with both camaraderie and fulfillment and I am proud to be a part of such a great organization." Taylor-West Campus