IESA Solo / Ensemble Contest


This year the IESA Solo / Ensemble Contest was held on Saturday, March 18th in Jacksonville IL.

All of the students received a “1” for their performances which is the highest rating given.

Congratulations to these fine young performers for their hard work, dedication, and representing Bunker Hill in this event.

The participants included:
Kylee Crutchley – 6
Ruth Gibson – 6
Emma Vanbrunt – 7
Reese Wilkinson – 6
Grant Burch – 6
Will Marsh – 7
Lydia Yates – 7

March Student of the Month-Robert Klopmeier

Robert Klopmeier

The March Student of the Month is Robert Klopmeier. He is the Son of William and Linda Klopmeier. He has 3 brothers, Justin, Nathan, and Michael. Robert was a captain of the Football team, and is currently playing baseball. He is a member of the National Honor Society, FFA, and Student Council. He also made the Honor Roll for the first semester. He is a stocker at the local grocery store, Meehan’s IGA. Robert enjoys going to Popeye’s with Storm and Jakob, riding four-wheelers, fishing, and spending time with his friends. He plans on attending Lewis and Clark Community College to study Criminal Justice and also plans to apply at Truck Centers, Inc. in Troy, IL. Robert’s fondest high school memory was in football when he caught the attempted field goal at Blue Ridge and ran it 70 yards, making it to the 10-yard line. His junior year Robert was selected as an All-Conference Defensive Back for football.

PARCC Testing


Dear Wolf Ridge Parents and Guardians,

Over the past two years our students have participated in the Illinois state assessment, Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC). The test replaced ISAT and is better aligned to the new Illinois Learning Standards. Our school results indicate that the percent of students who demonstrate proficiency, or exceed standards, are in line with state scores, but lower than we would expect from our students. We have been preparing our students since the start of this school year and know they are as academically equipped as possible. Our teachers are very proud of all Wolf Ridge students and know that they have prepared them to continue their journey of education. Wolf Ridge teachers continue to work extremely hard to align curriculum, standards, and assessments. The preparation for standardized testing, such as PARCC, is a lengthy and rigorous process, and our staff is to be commended for their efforts.

Student testing begins Tuesday, March 14th and runs through Friday the 17th. We strongly encourage students to be well rested and present during all three testing days. This year Wolf Ridge will be presenting incentive rewards each day of testing. Students who are present and are putting forward their best effort will be included in the daily drawings for local merchant gift cards. Since it is so important that all students test with their peers, and knowing that test make-up can be disruptive of future instructional time, we are also offering two Kindle Fire devices as an attendance incentive. Any student present all three days of testing will have their name placed into a random drawing for these two Kindle Fires. These devices can be easily used to read books or to load educational applications. We hope that these extra incentives will motivate our students to work even harder to succeed.

For more information and resources about PARCC, please visit the following websites:

General Information and Resources-

Information Specific to Understanding New Student Reports-



Literacy Luau

Last Thursday, March 2nd, Wolf Ridge hosted a Literacy Luau in honor of Dr. Seuss’s birthday.  Over 200 students, parents, & others enjoyed a book walk, art project, guest readers, prizes, and fun food.

The teachers all worked hard to make the event wonderful.

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Help Needed

Bunker Hill CUSD #8 is in immediate need of substitute

  • Bus Drivers
  • Custodians
  • Certified Teachers

Bunker Hill Community Unit District 8 is accepting applications for an experienced, part-time (4 hour per day) cook. Applicant must possess a high school diploma and a current Illinois Sanitation Certificate.  Applicant must also have experience working in a fast paced environment with time constraints.  Application deadline is Thursday, March 9, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.

If interested please contact Bunker Hill CUSD #8 district office at (618) 585-3116 for more details and requirements.

Click here for application download.

PE Program

Our PE program is participating in the Fitnessgram program. The Fitnessgram is a program that tests students’ aerobic capacity, upper body strength, core strength, and flexibility.  It builds a strong healthy foundation starting with students in 3rd grade. The program teaches them, through a hands-on approach, that being physically active in childhood pays off later on in life. The results of the test classify children’s performance as Healthy Fitness Zone or Needs Improvement zone.


  • To measure Aerobic Capacity: 1-Mile Run tests a child’s endurance and is a great indicator of fitness
  • To measure Muscle Strength
  1. Push-ups are a measure of upper body and trunk strength and endurance.
  2. Curl-ups are a measure of abdominal strength and endurance
  • To measure Flexibility: Sit and reach tests for flexibility of the trunk.

BHHS Students Compete in Student Learning Olympiad

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On Tuesday, February 14, 2017, eight students from Bunker Hill High School competed in the Student Learning Olympiad.  The competition challenged students’ problem solving, cooperative learning, technology, and construction skills.  Bunker Hill’s Team One participants were Jalie Merritt, Ben Kahl, Amy Duty and Nathan Cauley.  Bunker Hill’s Team Two participants were Tracy Skersick, Steven Thyer, Alexis Scroggins and Chase Stubs.


BHHS Team One placed 6th out of 30 teams.  BHHS Team Two placed 11th.  During each task, the students were asked to rely on teamwork and prior knowledge to figure out how to complete the unfamiliar tasks.

The Regional Office of Education #40 sponsors this annual event, and this year it was held at the Cross Church in Carlinville.

6th Grade Olympiad Team

6th grade Olympiad team placed first in a 3 way tie last week in Carlinville! Mr. Seth Shultz is an Olympiad sponsor along with Ms. Cheryl Best and Ms. Katie Sutton.

We are so very proud of our students.

6th grade team: Grant Burch, Ruth Gibson, Olivia Gresham, and Juliana Scroggins