This week, American Education Week 2019, the 3 administrators of #BHill8 participated in the Shadow a Student challenge. Wolf Ridge Principal Shonda Ronen shadowed an elementary student, Superintendent Todd Dugan shadowed a junior high student and BHHS Principal Matt Smith shadowed a high school student. The exercise is designed to focus on the experience of what is most important to our work in K-12 education: the students. Valuable insight and empathy were gained as a result.
Bunker HIll Mayor Betty Phelps serves as guest instructor for the day in #BHill8 2nd grade classroom
There will be no games or practices for today, November 12th, due to the school closure for poor road conditions. Games will be rescheduled for a later date/time.
Wolf Ridge school pictures were finally delivered this afternoon. We will sort and pass them out tomorrow, Thursday. We apologize for the delay in getting these to you. We have been in constant communication with the company, but unfortunately this was out of our control. This is not typical. Our picture retakes will be on November 21st.
Since we would rather show off our Halloween costumes instead of our winter coats, the Wolf Ridge parade will be inside this year. Families are welcome to come sit in the bleachers in the gymnasium as each grade level parades around the perimeter of the gym. The parade will take place at 1:00 on Thursday in the Wolf Ridge gym.
Ashley Wilcox from the Bunker Hill UCB branch spoke with Ms. Murphy’s sixth grade elective class about the importance of financial literacy. Students worked together to create a budget and determine how much money to spend and how much to save. Each student also received a practice checkbook to use throughout the rest of the semester. It’s never too early to start learning about paychecks, deductions, taxes, and bills!
Mr. Steward's 2nd grade class had a special guest speaker, Jameson Ramirez. Mr. Ramirez, with the help of Sofia, talked about their visit to Guatemala. He explained some of the cultural differences, showed some examples of their clothing, and even shared Guatemalan Doritos. The Students really enjoyed learning about this new country and how our cultures are different.
The softball game for today-Friday August 23rd will now be played at home. Game time is 4:30.
Below is a link to the video of a science assembly that took place last Friday at Wolf Ridge. Our students put A LOT of work into this and even had the opportunity to present their efforts to a large audience. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bitvx-ERLR0
Today, Michael Johnson and Mathew Gibson were special guest speakers in 2nd grade. These students have been learning about ways to help their community as they have engaged in an inquiry-based unit on the new social science standards for Illinois. Gibson and Johnson have been active members of BSA since elementary school. They discussed the importance of being involved in your community and doing things to help others. We would like to thank them for teaching us how to serve others by being a part of the Boy Scouts of America.
Congratulations to the March Patriots of the Month: Raylen Carter, Leela Hornbeck, Aubrey Guess, Riley Jones, Clark Thyer, Bryce Needs, Vivien Wilcox, Kory Robinson, Ryenne Lahey, Renesa Barrett Cheyann Higgins, Jack Wieseman, Dax Ronen, Arianna Bushman, Phoenix Ratfliffe, Avery Steward, Kylee Crutchley, Carson Anderson
Ms. Michalski helped students enter their artwork into the National Heart Month Poster Contest. Grace Burris of 5th grade was the grand prize winner in Macoupin County.Grace received a gift certificate to Altitude, a professional certificate and a coloring/activities booklet from the Macoupin County Public Health Department. Honorable mentions from our school included: Kindergarten: Ellie Huebner Cash Kirk Bode Breitwieser 1st grade: Keegan McGill Louann Wieseman Gavin Smith 2nd grade: Cheyann Higgins Jackson Smith Olivia Hill 5th grade: Kayleigh Trimm Izabella Hargrave
On Thursday, March 14 the seventh grade students at Wolf Ridge Elementary had a science fair. At the science fair they made their own projects and presented them to local parents and students. The students have been working on them throughout the school year and finally got to show off their hard work. The science fair consisted of many different projects based off of different scientific methods and ideas. It went extremely well and the parents and students loved it! The students had fun throughout the process of the science fair. By Madelyn Landreth, Kaylin Bartee
Junior high track tryouts will be held on Wednesday, March 6 from 3:15-4:30. Students must have a current physical on file to tryout.
Attention all 8th grade parents. The 8th grade baby pictures are due to Mrs. Meisenheimer by next Friday, March 8th. Please label the pictures so she can get the picture back to the correct person.
February 17th is National Random Act of Kindness Day. The students at Wolf Ridge are pledging to #BE KIND. I had the chance to read “Each Kindness” to students these past few weeks and speak with them about how “each little thing we do spreads like a ripple into the world.”
Excited for the new #BHill 8 mobile app