Principals’ Messages


Meet the Principal

Ronen imageMy name is Shonda Ronen, and I am thrilled to be your new principal at Wolf Ridge Education Center!   As an early elementary educator for the past thirteen years, I am always excited for the new school year to begin.  The 2018-2019 school year is going to be an amazing time of learning and growth in many ways. I know first-hand that the developmental needs of Pre-K and 7th grade students are quite different.  Our dedicated staff will work diligently to ensure that instruction is meaningful and helps to ensure your child reaches his/her full potential. My hope is that this school year will be filled with many new learning experiences, accomplished goals and lasting friendships.  

As I toured Wolf Ridge, I was impressed by both the school and the great improvements that are currently being made to make it even better for the first day on August 21st.  In order to help your child start fresh on that first day of school, Wolf Ridge families are invited to “Stop and Drop Night” on Monday, August 20th from 5:30-6:30 p.m. This will be a great time to meet the teacher (and new principal), drop off school supplies and take a tour of our recently remodeled building.

I am eager to meet all of the wonderful students, staff and families that make up Wolf Ridge.  You will find me in the hallways, classrooms and at special events both in and outside of the school.  One of the most rewarding parts of my role as principal will be getting to form positive relationships with each of you that will help to foster a safe, fun and enriching learning environment for our students.  It is important to have a collaborative relationship between the school and our Patriot families. Our partnership will ensure student success!

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions, concerns or simply want to stop by the office to introduce yourself.  I can be reached at (618) 585-4831 or  I look forward working with our excellent staff and all stakeholders to help your child thrive here at Wolf Ridge Education Center.


Dear Parents and Students,

MrSmith1415It is with great excitement in welcoming our school community to the 2018-19 school year at Bunker Hill High School!  I look forward to working with a dedicated faculty and staff, as well as with a great group of students that never ceases to amaze me.  Lastly, I look forward to actively engaging our parents in their child’s education and school district events.

Through the talented and creative efforts of a graduate of the Class of 2018, the 2018-19 Bunker Hill High School Handbook cover offers a glimpse of our hallway and lockers, painted in “BHHS red.”  The cover also coins the phrase, “Never Stop Learning, Because Life Never Stops Teaching.”  This phrase summarizes the academic traditions of BHHS, while also focusing on our future…ensuring the continual achievement for all students!  When our doors are opened in August, our students and staff will be entering an environment centered upon a common theme–a commitment in providing positive educational and social opportunities for ALL students on a daily basis. Through those opportunities, based upon integrity and respect, our students experience a challenging and supportive learning environment.

I encourage all students to fully dedicate themselves to their education.  This requires a positive work ethic, time commitment, and accountability.  I also encourage parents to be involved in their child’s education.  Through a collaborative effort, we can certainly assist our students in reaching new levels of academic success.  Feel free to contact me or your child’s teacher with any questions or concerns.  I can be reached at 618-585-3232 or  Go Minutemen and Minutemaids!


Matthew E. Smith
Principal, Bunker Hill High School