5th Grade Teacher Mrs. Cheryl Best and her 5th Grade Service Club participated in The Dream Flag Project, an annual poetry/art/community-connection project for students in K-12th grade. To participate in the project, students read the poetry of Langston Hughes, focusing on his dream poems. Students then create their own dream poems and transfer them on to pieces of cloth. They decorate their cloth and transfer them on to a line. These flags are currently displayed in Wolf Ridge halls. To date, more than 100,000 Dream flags have been created by students in 42 states and 27 other countries.
This year, Mrs. Best asked Mrs. Bristol’s high school multimedia class to come over and take a short video compilation of the flags and students reading their poems. It was a fun, learning task by all.
The May Student of the Month at Bunker Hill High School is Madelyn Allman. She is the daughter of Mark Allman and Angelyn Marie. She has a brother, John Cole, and a step-sister, Mallory. She participates in volleyball, basketball, softball, student council, and is a senior class officer. She was presented with Defensive Player of the Year for basketball during her junior year. Continue reading
High School Student Council hosted Teacher Appreciation Week for our well-deserved teachers at BHHS. Our theme this year is a western theme with gifts each day for our staff of 21 and two BBQ lunches (one provided by the Principal, Mr. Smith).
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High School Student Council sponsored, by Mrs. Bristol, hosted our Annual Team-Building event Friday, April 28th. This year we invited and hosted the Junior High (sponsored by Mrs. Meisenheimer) for the morning. We had 15 stations and students were grouped in teams of 4 with students they don’t normally spend time with and were asked to complete challenges and work collaboratively together while building social skills. The challenges included obstacle courses, cookie eating challenges, 4 legged races, to inflatables. Once groups finished all challenges they were given popcorn and soda. We ended the afternoon with a presentation by Dan Strohbeck about the consequences of drinking and driving.
We think it was a successful day for both Junior High and High School. The Junior High wrote Student Council thank you notes of appreciation and asked to come back next year. We enjoyed having them over and hope to continue the tradition.
Congratulations Chase Williams and Jalie Merritt!
A local Macoupin County farmer has won the opportunity to direct a $2,500 donation from the America’s Farmers Grow Communities program, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, to Bunker Hill High School. Bunker Hill High School is planning on using these funds to purchase laptops for our English department and provide supplies for a STEM-type classroom.
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.
Bunker Hill High School Students attend “Building High School Leaders” seminar at Illinois College. This seminar included “Unleash the Leader Within You” lead by two-time Olympian and championship coach Sherry Winn. Students also attended a “Building a Winning High School Resume” session on how to best promote their high school leadership experiences for college and job opportunities.
The national chapter award program is designed to recognize FFA chapters that actively implement the mission and strategies of the organization. These chapters improve chapter operations using the National Quality FFA Chapter Standards and a Program of Activities that emphasizes growing leaders, building communities and strengthening agriculture. Selected schools that excel in these areas receive a gold, silver or bronze placing.
Bunker Hill was selected as a recipient and received a Bronze award this year under the sponsorship of Mr. Brian Young.