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Proud Home of the Bruins

Blackford High School is home to 550 students known as the mighty Bruins. Located in Blackford County, Indiana, our school exemplifies excellence in academics, competition, and character.

We invite our community to stay in tune with and learn about all things Bruin as you explore the pages of our website. We’re confident that once you know us, you will Believe in the Bruins as much as we do.

Enforcement of Safety Procedures

Enforcement of Safety Procedures: Backpacks may not be in the hallways or classrooms as of Monday, November 5, 2018.

Students, Parents, and Community Members,

We are always evaluating our policies and procedures here at BHS, and we attempt to adjust those when we believe change is needed to keep our students as safe as possible. After reviewing the events of Tuesday, October 30, 2018, and consulting with all law enforcement agencies about our building, we have decided to no longer allow backpacks/purses to be utilized during the school day. Students may bring backpacks/purses to school and leave them in their locker, but we will not allow them in our classrooms or hallways during the day. This policy is in our 2018–19 student handbook on page 15 listed as number eight (8) under the heading of Dress Code. 

We will be issuing students new locker combinations so we start the enforcement of this situation with a clean slate. Those new combinations will be in Skyward before the end of the weekend and on Monday morning; those lockers will require that new combination to be opened. Students can access their locker number and locker combination in their Skyward account under the Student Info tab.

We realize that this may cause some inconvenience at first, but in cooperation with our local law enforcement and consulting with other administrative staffs in our area, the belief is that we will have a better focus on keeping our facility safe and secure with this policy enforcement.

Thank you,

Mr. Scott Shimer
Blackford High School Principal

A Message from Our Principal

Welcome to Blackford High School!

I want to welcome you and encourage you to come and explore who we are and what we are about here in Blackford County. We want to highlight how we are preparing our youth for the future and enhancing their skills for today. Sports teams are practicing for a season that is just around the corner, teachers are meeting about ways to help our students succeed, and the community is excited about the future because of the foundation we are giving our kids. We have outstanding staff members in place and a support system that has been developed with you in mind. Please come and visit us, and find out what Blackford High School can do for you and your family. We are here to support you. My door is always open, so please come by and say hello!

Mr. Scott Shimer

Mr. Scott Shimer