May 26: Grad Night Disneyland Parks 1:30 p.m.-3 a.m.
May 26-28: Final Exams Grades 9-11
May 26-28: Minimum Days Dismissal at 12:05 p.m.
May 28: Last Day of School
May 28: Graduation Ceremony Practice 10 a.m.
May 28: Class of 2015 Cap and Gown Pictures 10 a.m.
May 28: Class of 2015 Graduation Ceremony 6 p.m.
June 1: Diploma Distribution 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Attendance Windows
June 3: Summer School Begins
June 30: Summer School Ends
July 29-31: Tentative School Registration Days
August 3-7: Teacher Work Days
August 10: School Begins 2015-2016
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.
Top 2 BHS Students County Academic Awards Recognition
On Wednesday evening April 15, 2015, the 10th Annual Riverside County Student Academic Awards Dinner was held at the Riverside Convention Center honoring the top students in each district within Riverside County. Banning High School was proud to present the current top two senior students in the Class of 2015, Arianna Silva Torres and Kanudh Jiramaneemai. We congratulate both students on this prestigious recognition as well as the bright future that lies ahead for each of them. Broncos Rock!!
Pictured left to right: BUSD Director of Educational Services Felicia Adkins, Interim Principal Matt Valdivia, Senior Honoree Kanudh Jaremaneemai, Senior Honoree Arianna Silva-Torres, and RCOE Superintendent of Schools Mr. Kenn Young
Banning High School is proud to announce that Interim Principal Matt Valdivia, was named the 2015 Banning Unified School District Administrator of the Year. Congratulations Mr. Vfor your dedication, tireless efforts, and for always putting students first. Go Broncos!!
We are super proud to share that in early February news was received that the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) has awarded Banning High School with a full 6 year accreditation. This news is super exciting and most rewarding. Many kudos and deepest thanks and gratitude to Principal Douglas Newton, Site WASC Chair Brittney Goodwin, Focus Group Leaders, Staff, Students, and Parents for their tireless efforts, dedication, and perseverance through this process. Congratulations Bronco Family!!
In 2014-2015, Banning High School will begin to implement Positive Behavior Intervention and Support 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:
Banning High School was proud to present its Principal's Honor Roll for the first semester of the 2014-2015 school year on Friday January 30, 2015. Honorees and their parents were invited to a special ceremony in their honor in the gymnasium.
The list of honorees is as follows:
Principal's Distinguished Honors 4.0 or better GPA
Principal's High Honors 3.75-3.99 GPA
Principal's List of Distinction 3.5-3.74 GPA
Congratulations to all students recognized. Broncos Are The Best!
Anti Bullying Institute
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!
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!
Banning High School is proud to have the Safe School Ambassadors Program on its campus. The program harnesses the power of students from all different backgrounds, grades, socioeconomic status, and "clicks" to prevent and stop bullying and violence. Be a leader, not a follower. BHS Safe School Ambassadors Rock! At BHS, WE Dare to Achieve!
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: June 5, 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)
On behalf of the students and staff of Banning High School we say "Congratulations to the Class of 2015. May All Of Your Future Dreams Become Reality." Broncos Forever!!
CBAADA Athletes of the Year
Banning High School is proud to announce the 2015 Citrus Belt Area Athletic Director's Association (CBAADA) Athletes of the Year:
Female: Tecumseh Madison
Male: Alexis Yanez
The awards were voted on by athletic directors in the Mountain Valley League and within the Citrus Belt Area Association. Congratulations to both 2015 recipients. Well deserved!
2015 MVL Scholar Athletes of the Year
On Tuesday evening April 28, the 2015 Mountain Valley League Scholar Athletes of the Year Banquet was held at the Indian Hills Country Club in Riverside. The Banning Broncos were well represented by four of the most outstanding and exceptional student-athletes you will ever meet. Recognition and distinction was awarded to two females and two females from BHS.
Female honorees are: Victoria De La Rosa and Stephanie Garcia-Silva.
Male honorees are: Raymundo Alcala, Jr. and Alexis Yanez.
We are super proud of these young people and are super excited to see the brilliant future ahead of them. Go Broncos!!
First Place BHS
Banning High School is proud to announce that its AP Physics and Physics classes had 9 students compete in the 8th Annual Inland Empire Solar Challenge the weekend of April 25 and 26 at Yucaipa Regional Park. The Inland Solar Challenge (ISC) is a student-based competition that requires high school teams to design, build, and ultimately race a solar-powered boat. Teams are tested on the boats endurance, speed and maneuvering abilities. Students also discuss different water conservation programs that address various scenarios water districts are challenged with in order to conduct sustainable practices. After two days of grueling competition between 8 different high school teams, Banning High School marvelously finished in 1st Place Overall. This is BHS's first school championship in this truly dynamic academic competition. Kudos to advisors Mark Kline and Larry Ellis for their leadership, coaching, advisement, support, and expertise in helping these students attain unparalleled success. Go Broncos!!
On Thursday March 26, 2015 the Banning Unified School District Board of Trustees approved a plan proposed by Superintendent Robert Guillen to reorganize school leadership at BHS for the remainder of the 2014-2015 school year. Effective Friday March 27, 2015 the following changes are in effect on an interim basis:
Matt Valdivia, Principal Kelly Daly, Assistant Principal Laurie De Souza, Dean of Students
Welcome New Staff
Banning High School is pleased to announce the addition of the following new staff to the Bronco Family for the 2014-2015 school year:
Administration Ms. Laurie De Souza, Dean of Students
Teachers John Buckley, Science Long Term Substitute
Office Staff Patty Avilez, Temporary Reception Desk/Bilingual Clerk
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
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/