Congrats to our 7th Grade Wolf Ridge Volleyball team on the win tonight, and good luck tomorrow (Thursday, 2/29) at the Regional Championship game versus Calhoun at 6:00 PM at Mt Olive
The Macoupin County Health Department will have their mobile dental unit at our schools on Wednesday, March 6th and Thursday, March 7th. Forms were sent home with every student in December and the State of IL dental requirement reminder was sent this month. Please contact MCPHD if you have any questions or concerns at 1-888-369-9510 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Due to the ice and freezing rain forecasted to move in to the area overnight and tomorrow morning, Bunker Hill CUSD #8 will NOT be in session tomorrow (Monday, January 22). This will be a traditional "snow day" with e-learning not required nor offered. Stay safe!
We are experiencing technical difficulties with our phone lines today. If you need to reach us please send an email to the following: Wolf Ridge Secretary: email@example.com BHHS Secretary: firstname.lastname@example.org District Office Secretary: email@example.com If it is urgent to speak to someone via phone, call 618-779-9780. We apologize for the inconvenience. Thank you for your patience as we work to resolve the problem.
Due to the dangerous wind chill values predicted for tomorrow morning, Bunker Hill CUSD #8 will be closed tomorrow (Tuesday, 1/16). No e-learning/remote learning is required nor offered. Since the Wind Chill Warning expires at 12:00 noon, activities and games scheduled for the afternoon and evening may still occur. Stay safe and warm!
Bunker Hill CUSD 8 Families: Bunker Hill parents should be aware that the extremely cold weather we are experiencing is currently forecast to continue into Tuesday afternoon. The below graphic is from this morning National Weather Service (St Louis) email blast. The forecast for Tuesday morning is a serious concern. Concerns include students waiting at bus stops in dangerous wind chills and prolonged time on a bus if a mechanical failure occurs. Parents/guardians should begin making a tentative “backup” plan for child care for Tuesday, 1/16 if the forecast is accurate and a snow day is required. While no decision has been made at this time, the forecasted temperatures are a concern. When a decision is made, an all-call text message will be sent to parents/guardians, as well as shared with local media outlets and our social media accounts. If it is possible to make the call the evening before, that call is typically made prior to 9:00 PM. Just a reminder that while many districts continue to use “remote” or e-learning days, Bunker Hill CUSD #8 maximizes in-person learning to the greatest extent possible. We DO NOT require or offer remote learning during school closures. There is something magical about a “snow day” whether that consists of sleeping in, reading a book, drinking hot chocolate, or just spending time with your families, we hope that you enjoy an unscheduled day off.
Facility Friday: Continued progress on the Wolf Ridge Addition, brought to you by the #BHill8 Maintenance Director Ryon Wright #inspireempowerinnovate #WeAreBH #BH8Rising
Facility Friday: Continued progress on the Wolf Ridge addition at #BHill8 #BH8Rising #WeAreBH
The faculty and staff of two Macoupin County school districts recently challenged each other to a friendly game of volleyball for charity resulting in a massive dose of goodwill, just in time for the Holiday season. Bunker Hill Community Unit School District 8 faculty and staff challenged their Macoupin County neighboring school district Southwestern CUSD #9 to a friendly game of red vs green volleyball (Bunker Hill’s school colors are red and Southwestern’s are green) game to support local charities. Admission to the game was simply to bring one item of non-perishable food. Challenges were made to the school that brought the most food donations. The result was nearly 1,000 items donated to local Macoupin County food banks. Southwestern spectators brought 598 items and Bunker Hill fans brought 391. While the Southwestern crowd won the food challenge, the Bunker Hill faculty team won the volleyball game itself. As a result, the Southwestern Superintendent, Dr. Kevin Bowman donned the Bunker Hill Minutemen jersey immediately following the game. The event was a huge success and was organized by Bunker Hill’s Misty Perez, a teacher at Wolf Ridge Elementary. When asked about the amount of work that went in behind the scenes to arrange the event, her reply was: “we had so much fun!” Both districts are looking for a rematch next year to be moved to a different venue (Southwestern High School) in what they hope will be an annual holiday tradition. Congratulations to both teams!
Reminder: This Friday evening (December 1st) at 6:00 PM is the 1st Annual Charity Volleyball game at BHHS. The faculty and staff of Bunker Hill CUSD #8 versus the faculty and staff of Southwestern CUSD #9. Admission is one item of non-perishable food to benefit our local food pantries. All are welcome to cheer on the Minutemen by wearing red. It promises to be an evening of red, green, and goodwill!
Facility Friday update at #BHill8: The Wolf Ridge addition continues to progress #BH8Rising #WeAreBH
Facility Friday post: Progress of the Wolf Ridge addition #BH8Rising #WeAreBH
Teacher retention rates higher than the state average according to IL School Report Card #BH8Rising #WeAreBH
Another success story from the 2023 School Report Cards! #BHill8 is proud that 100% of our 9th graders are on track for graduation! #BH8Rising #WeAreBH
Bunker Hill 8 continues to excel according to the IL School Report Card! Attendance rates are well above the state average! Great job, students! #BH8Rising #WeAreBH
Congratulations to both Wolf Ridge and BHHS for ranking as "Commendable" on the IL School Report Card! We are especially proud of how close we are to achieving the coveted "Exemplary" status. Stay tuned for more positive news on the direction of our district! #WeAreBH #BH8Rising
Macoupin County Public Health Department will be conducting a flu shot clinic on November 6th at BH. Staff and students can register for an appointment using the link below prior to November 3rd. Please contact our School Nurse, Mrs. Yates, at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions. https://z1-rpw.phreesia.net/ApptRequestForm.App/#/form/57b89596-ab0d-432b-abd8-fec3f0e743f4
Facility Friday: Progress on the Wolf Ridge addition #BH8Rising #WeAreBH
Bunker Hill CUSD #8 will be accepting sealed bids for the sale of a 16 x 8’ utility trailer. The lights are in working condition, tires are fair, and plates will need transferred. Sold in “as is” condition. Bids should be submitted in writing and sealed and received no later than Wednesday, November 15, 2023 at 2:00 pm in the Administration Office at 504 E Warren Street, Bunker Hill, IL 62014. Sealed bids will be opened on Wednesday, November 15 at 2:00 PM. Bids should include the price, a name and contact number. Send sealed bids to: Bunker Hill CUSD #8 ATTN: Sealed Bids – Utility Trailer 504 E Warren Street Bunker Hill, IL 62014
Facility Friday at BH8: Progress continues on the Wolf Ridge addition #BH8Rising #WeAreBH