McHENRY – The Blackhawks may have won the Stanley Cup nearly two months ago, but Hawks fever was alive and well at McHenry Middle School’s back-to-school assembly Tuesday.
The Chicago Red Men, who are staples at Chicago Blackhawks home games, came to the school Tuesday to get students excited about the new year and encourage them to participate in clubs and organizations.
“I’m a little bit of a Hawks nut,” admitted Dean of Students Kim McGann, who wore her Blackhawks jersey during the assembly. “I thought they would pump the kids up.”
McGann said the visit from the Red Men was intended to liven up the assembly and get the students excited about the different activities available in the upcoming year.
“We want these kids to be a part of something,” she said. “To join our clubs, our organizations. The more active kids are, academically they do so much better.”
The Red Men, dressed in Blackhawks gear and red body paint, gave a brief speech and took pictures with the students after the assembly.