April Student of the Month

Heidi Ostendorf

The April Student of the Month at Bunker Hill High School is Heidi Ostendorf, daughter of Robert and Melissa, and older sister of Ava and Robbi. In academics, Heidi is on the Principal’s List, an Illinois State Scholar, a Silver Medallion Selectee, and a member of the National Honor Society. In athletics, Heidi has participated in basketball and track, becoming Prairie State Conference Champion in the Long Jump and 800 meters. Heidi has also participated in Student Olympiad, been class president, and a Junior Grand Marshall. She is currently Senior Vice President and FFA Treasurer. Outside of school, Heidi enjoys working at Brittany Trap Range, exercising, and volunteering at church. Prom and Senior Trip are her fondest high school memories. Future plans include obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

March BHHS Student of the Month


The March Student of the Month at Bunker Hill High School is Sydney Schwegel. She is the daughter of Steve and Gina Schwegel. Sydney has one older brother, Jacob, and two younger sisters, Mallory and Rachel. Throughout high school, Sydney has been a class officer all four years, a varsity volleyball and softball player, and vice-president of student council, along with being involved in band, peer tutoring, and cheerleading. Sydney is a member of National Honor Society, and will be awarded the 2016 Silver Medallion Award. She is on Principal’s List honor roll, and has been awarded First Team All Conference honors for varsity softball. After high school, Sydney plans on attending the University of Kentucky in Lexington to study Human Health Sciences, and will pursue a career in the healthcare field. Her favorite part of high school has been becoming close with her graduating class! – See more at: http://bhhsuponthehill.com/2832/news/student-of-the-month/#sthash.xrg4aL2U.dpuf

DAR Awards Good Citizens

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Elizabeth Duty of Bunker Hill High school was one of the recipients of The Christiana Tilson Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) awards. The Chapter presented the Good Citizen awards during a brunch at the Challacombe House in Hillsboro on Saturday, March 5.

The DAR Good Citizen Award is presented to one outstanding high school senior from each area school who exemplifies good citizenship, including dependability, service, leadership and patriotism. The students compete in an essay scholarship contest to advance and compete at a higher level. Continue reading

Head lice alert! What Bunker Hill Community School District parents need to know about lice.

Check your child’s head every week for head lice!

We are sending this letter to all parents to increase head lice awareness so that you may take steps at home to help prevent your child from contracting head lice.  Anytime children come together, such as the beginning of the school year and at sleepovers, head lice cases commonly increase.  Please encourage your child not to share or trade personal items such as hats, combs, brushes, headbands, or barrettes. Continue reading