January 27: School Site Council Meeting 3 p.m. Library
January 28: ASB Blood Drive Auxiliary Gym
January 29: NO SMART THURSDAY!
January 29: Student Dismissal at 2:45 p.m.
January 30: Principal's Honor Roll Assembly 10 a.m. Gym
February 1: Super Bowl Sunday
February 2-6: Winter Formal Spirit Week
February 2-6: Winter Formal Dress Up Days
February 3: ELA CAHSEE Grades 11-12
February 4: Math CAHSEE Grades 11-12
February 4: Winter Formal Pep Rally
February 4: Winter Formal Homecoming Night
February 7: Winter Formal Dance 7-11 p.m. MPR
February 11: Winter Sports Senior Night
February 13: Wear Red Day
February 14: Valentine's Day
February 16-20: Presidents' Week Recess No School
February 23: School Resumes
March 2: California FAFSA Deadline
March 3: Anti Bullying Institute Session 1 from 6-8 p.m. Beaumont Civic Center
March 6: Food Day Both Lunches
March 11: ASVAB Test Library
March 13: End of Quarter 3
March 17: St. Patrick's Day
March 17: The Wearin' of the Green
March 17: ELA CAHSEE Census: Grade 10
March 18: Math CAHSEE Census: Grade 10
March 25: College and Career Fair
March 30-April 2: Staff Professional Development Days
March 30-April 2: Non Student Days
April 3: Good Friday No School
April 5: Easter Sunday
April 6-10: Spring Break No School
April 7 Anti Bullying Institute Session 2 from 6-8 p.m. Beaumont Civic Center
April 11: Junior-Senior Prom 7-11 p.m.
Home of the Broncos
Welcome to Banning High School
There is a culture of collaboration, communication, and consistency at Banning High School.Teachers are supported and their voice is heard and included in the direction and vision of the school.Staff is enjoying a renewed sense of purpose as the curriculum is tightened and aligned with the new common core standards. Student expectations are high and reinforced while the campus is peaceful and conducive to learning.
Banning High School is proud to offer an array of effective programs to meet the needs of students. The Academy of Business and Technology, a California Partnership Academy, is highly successful and prepares students for Career and Technical Education (CTE); Dual Enrollment college classes on campus, in partnership with Mt. San Jacinto Junior College, awards both high school and college credit and is a tremendous benefit for students since there is no cost to the district. Dual enrollment classes provide high level courses to our students that meet University of California and California State University A-G requirements for admission. Advanced Placement classes are offered with many students taking advantage of the opportunity for college credit and taking the end of course exam in May. BHS has an expanding AVID (Advancement via Individual Determination) program. AVID is the most effective program, nationwide, in assisting students to become college ready. The Geographic Information System (GIS) program "lets us visualize, question, analyze, interpret, and understand data to reveal relationships, patterns, and trends" (ESRI website). GIS is supported by ESRI.In 2012 and 2013, at a global competition in San Diego, students in GIS were awarded first place in certain competitions literally placing BHS on the map!
Activities and athletics are moving with students experiencing success in both areas.In 2014, the girls varsity basketball team under the leadership of Head Coach Mark Kline (Coach of the Year) was a powerhouse and won the Mountain Valley League Championship, and a trip to the CIF Southern Section Second Round. The ASB program is in transition, under the direction of Robert Pierce. The ASB President for 2014-2015 is Jasmine Grajeda. Getting everyone involved is ASB's ultimate goal. Link Crew helps new freshman adapt to life in high school and Safe Schools Ambassadors creates peer groups amongst students that serve to mentor others in the classroom with positive behaviors. In 2014-2015 BHS will participate in the Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports program (PBIS). Expectations of students and staff around campus and in classrooms will focus on positive interactions and conduct in all areas and situations. Be Safe, Be Respectful, and Be Responsible!
It is an exhilarating era at Banning High School with students, staff, parents and community members noticing and appreciating the positive changes.BHS is an exciting place to be and that the school is indeed on the move. There's no better place for students to receive a well-rounded and valuable high school experience than at Banning High School, the Home of the Broncos.
Principal Doug Newton
In 2014-2015, Banning High School will begin to implement Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports or PBIS in all locations and areas on campus. PBIS systematically teaches and acknowledges appropriate behaviors. PBIS builds a positive, safe, and secure learning environment by teaching students and staff expected behaviors with the objective of self management. At BHS, We Dare to Achieve!
For more information about PBIS as well as resources please log on to the following website link:
There will be an Anti Bullying Institute for Parents/Guardians on March 3 and April 7, 2015 from 6-8 p.m. in the Beaumont Civic Center located at 550 E. Sixth Street in Beaumont. Attendance at both sessions is recommended. A flyer for the event as well as other available locations and dates for the institute are in the below flyer:
The goal of the School Attendance Review Board (SARB) is to increase student attendance in school. Throughout the school year, the deputy district attorney meets with parents, students, and school officials to address issues of truancy and excessive absences. If, after numerous contacts and mediations, a child continues to be truant, the parent(s) will be prosecuted for violations of the California Education Code and/or California State Penal Code. For more information regarding SARB, please review pp. 10-13 of the Banning High School Parent/Student Handbook. Please remember, Attendance Does Matter!
Safe School Ambassadors
Banning High School is proud to have the Safe School Ambassadors Program on its campus. Our advisor is counselor Mrs. Maria Munoz. The program harnesses the power of students from all different backgrounds, grades, socioeconomic status, and "clicks" to prevent and stop bullying and violence. If interested, see Mrs. Munoz in the Counseling Center for more information and to pick up an application today! Be a leader, not a follower. BHS Safe School Ambassadors Rock! At BHS, WE Dare to Achieve!
Great News! A school newspaper has returned to Banning High School. A huge shout out and thank you goes to Miss Haiston and the Journalism/Yearbook class that re-started in 2013. The future journalists have, in the year of operation, published the first editions of the newly fashioned Bronco Round-Up. The school newspaper is full of features, staff and student profiles, school events, important dates, academic information, and athletics. Check out the inaugural editions here. The students' hard work will surely impress. Go Broncos!
Great News for Parents! Banning High has formed a partnership with the Parent Institute for Quality Education (PIQE). Creating a bridge between home and school is emphasized in on campus meetings for parents. In PIQE meetings, parents learn about how grades are used for college admittance; what classes are important and needed for children planning to attend college; how to navigate the school system, and other information vital to academic success of their children. Please contact Counselor Maria Munoz (951) 922-0285 x290032 for more information on how to participate.
More information can also be accessed by logging on to: PIQE website
PIQE Program Graduation was on Tuesday evening November 18, 2014 in the BHS Multipurpose Room.
All active work permits for Banning High School students must be renewed on or before the following date: March 27, 2015
Students may call the school at (951) 922-0285 and contact the AP/Dean Secretary Renee Holmes by dialing extension 290006 to inquire about new work permits or renewals.
Please print and download the following request form and ensure that all pertinent signature have been obtained prior to submitting your student work permit request form: Form B1-1 Form B1-1 (Spanish)
Attention Parents, Students, and Staff: You are invited to join us for a School Site Council Meeting on Tuesday January 27, 2015 at 3 p.m. in the Banning High School Library. Among the business to be conducted is: elections, school budget approval, school site plan approval known as the Single Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA). We look forward to seeing you!
Modified School Schedule
Please be advised of the following changes in the school schedule for the remainder of the second semester at Banning High School during the 2014-2015 school year:
January 29 NO SMART Thursday (student dismissal at 2:45 p.m.)
NO SMART THURSDAYS in FEBRUARY, MARCH, APRIL AND MAY 2015
For questions and clarification please contact Principal Newton at 951.922.0285 x290001 or Education Services at the district office at 951.922.0218
Upcoming School Closures
Please be advised of the following upcoming school recesses which result in Banning High School being closed and not in session:
February 16-20: Presidents' Week Recess
March 30-April 2: Non Student Days (Staff Professional Development)
April 3: Good Friday
April 6-10: Spring Break
May 25: Memorial Day
No Name Calling Week
No Name Calling Week has arrived at Banning High School. It continues the week of January 26-30, 2015. There will be various classroom activities, lunch rallies, and lunch time activities to raise student awareness about this important issue just not this week but anytime! We believe in celebrating kindness while working to create safe schools free of name-calling, bullying and bias
"Character is doing the right thing when no one is looking!"---Author Unknown
January 19, 2015 marked the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s federal holiday. This milestone is a perfect opportunity for Americans to honor Dr. King's legacy through service. The MLK Day of Service empowers individuals, strengthens communities, bridges barriers, creates solutions to social problems, and moves us closer to Dr. King's vision of a beloved community.
To find out more about Dr. King's legacy and community service projects log on to: http://mlkday.gov/
FAFSA Round Up
BHS Counselors Munoz, Poulter, and Takacs are available to assist students in completing their Free Application for Federal Student Aid or FAFSA. Please stop by the Counseling Center to find out dates and times that assistance will be available. Deadlines to complete this important process are as follows:
California - March 2, 2015 - date postmarked.
Cal Grant also requires submission of a school certified GPA by March 2, 2015. Applicants are encouraged to obtain proof of mailing their GPA and to retain a copy of their GPA form. For additional community college Cal Grants - September 2, 2015 - date postmarked. If you are a non-citizen holding a Social Security card issued through Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) or for some other work authorization, you should fill out the California Dream Act Application found at www.caldreamact.org. Do NOT fill out a FAFSA. Contact the California Student Aid Commission (www.csac.ca.gov) or your financial aid administrator for more information
Online applications must be submitted by 10 p.m. Pacific Standard Time, June 29, 2015. The deadline for filing FAFSA on the Web applications is June 30, 2015. Any corrections or updates must be submitted by 10:00 p.m. September 18, 2015. The deadline for correcting FAFSA on the Web applications is September 19, 2015.
For more information and assistance please log on to:
Banning High School is pleased to announce the addition of the following new staff to the Bronco Family for the 2014-2015 school year:
Teachers Diane LaChappa, English-Language Arts Long Term Substitute Caren O'Connor, Mathematics Long Term Substitute Jose Sandoval, Science Long Term Substitute
Marcus Troutman, History-Social Science Temporary Teacher
Office Staff Jazmin Guerrero, Reception Desk/Bilingual Clerk Wilberto "Tito" Puente, ISI Aide
Great News! Requests for transcripts for current students and alumni of Banning High School will be accepted exclusively online. Please register online and order a transcript today at: http://www.parchment.com/
For questions please contact Mrs. Josie Foster in the BHS Administration building at (951) 922-0285 x290060. Thank you
Join School Text Line Today!
Join BHS on SchoolTextLine.org. Get important school messages from Banning High School using mobile texts. Improve your communication with the school and don't miss out on important events. The best part of it all is that it's free. Go Broncos!
To join text BHS151 to 96298
Online Voter Registration
Students: Online voter registration is available now! The application is accessible and available on the website 24 hours a day by logging on to: http://registertovote.ca.gov/