I'm a student at blacksburg high and i love it. the teachers are incredibly awesome and dont make students want to shoot up the place. they try hard to motivate students and the students all try to include everyone which they suceeded at. Im so glad i was able to go to this school. and they teach a ton of electives and languages not just what it says under extracurricular activities so check us out! GO BRUINS!
BHS is a wonderful school - high academic standards, close knit community, diverse and welcoming.
the teachers, coaches and academic standards are amazing! but we have no school building . . . we need a new high school ASAP!!!
The cross country team is awesome...a no cut sport that exemplifies true team spirit and personal best!
Blacksburg Highschool has wonderful, devoted teachers, great spirit, and aspiring diligent students. But we do not have a roof over our head since the gym collapsed in February. Parents, community leaders, students, and concerned citizens fight now for a new school to be built.
Our gym collapsed and our school has been closed. The local politicians cannot agree what to do next. We need financial help to build a new school.
BHS has had a difficult time over the years, however, the students, faculty, staff and BHS community have overcome the hardships with spirit and pride.
The excellent teaching in less than perfect conditions. The sense of community spirit and bonding in the face of tragedy ie the 4/16/06 VT shooting and the 2/13/10 gym collpse.
Blacksburg only has 1 high school and is in great need of a new school.
My husband and I went to Blacksburg High School, and both of our kids are BHS students. A large section of the school collapsed last February, and our county is reluctant to pay for a new school. Please help us replace our school!!!!!
BHS is a high school with a dedicated, hard working staff of teachers and administration along with an involved parent community. Our kids have a challenging and diverse academic curriculum at their fingertips. Success is theirs if they choose it.
It has always been a top-notch school in providing an excellent education for kids who tend to do very well when moving on to college. They recently had their gym collapse and are in some turmoil in deciding how to proceed (renovate vs. build a neew school)
I love Blacksburg High School, because my daughter goes there, my older daughter went there and I have 2 other children that will be going there in the near future. Also Blacksburg High School is in need of a new school, since the gym fell down in February 2010 and the rest of the school is not safe.
BHS rocks and as an alumni, and parent of a 9th grader i would like very much to see construction of a new building~ ours collapsed 8 months ago and funding is not forthcoming.
The children and teachers have such great respect for each other. They work together through the great times and through the really rough times (such as when the gym collapsed in the winter of 2010 and the rest of the high school building has been closed since). The county has been working, but struggling, to come up with the money to build a new high school. The students and teachers have shown enourmous courage as they focus on learning and character building during this very difficult time.
Blacksburg is a wonderfull community! Unfortunately our school gym collapsed in Feb. 2010 due to the large amount of snow on the roof. We were lucky no one was injured. Our high school students and teachers had to finish out the year going to school in the evening at the middle school facility, which is not large enough. This fall our community has decided to place the high school students in the middle school, which again is not large enough, and the middle school students are attending school in Christiansburg. An old middle school was quickly up fitted for the middle schoolers. Unfortunately this school is not large enough either. The students are riding the bus for an hour each way to get to and from a school that is not in our town. Our teachers and students have been very adaptable, and are working hard to make the best of things, but we need help!!
BHS needs to be rebuilt after the gym roof collapsed in Feb. 2010. We are in dire need of assistance, as our rural county is in southwest Virginia. Currently students are housed in the middle school and the middle school students attend school in another town..
Lots of great memories and friendships formed there. A shame our children are being shuffled around because the schools roof fell in. Help them with their future.
It's a vital part of my community, and my son and two stepdaughters went there. Unfortunately it was built upon karst out of substandard materials which resulted in its partial collapse. Consequently we need to either make extensive repairs or build a new one on a more suitable site.
Our community has been struggling to create an appopriate environment for 2200 hundred kids and their teachers since our high school gym collapsed 8 months ago. It has negatively impacted kids of all ages, families, and teachers. We are in the middle of a political mess and a power struggle to find the solution to our problems. Winning the money can only help.
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