March 20: School Site Council Meeting at 3 p.m. Library
March 24: Kaiser Permanente STD Assembly: Grade 9 Only Period 3
March 25: College and Career Fair
March 25: ASB Night at Ontario Reign
March 26: EAP Essay Exam Grade 11 ELA Classes only
March 27: Vision and Hearing Test ALL SOPHOMORES
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.
April 13: School Resumes
April 13: CAASPP Begins!
April 14: School Site Council Meeting 3 p.m. Library
April 17: Talent Show 6 p.m. MPR
May 4: AP Exams Begin
May 4-8: Teacher Appreciation Week
May 8: Mr. Bronco Pageant 6:30 p.m. MPR
May 12: School Site Council Meeting 3 p.m. Library
May 13: CA Day of the Teacher
May 15: Aloha Pep Rally
May 18-22: Classified Employee Week
May 18-28: Senior Week
May 19-21: Senior Final Exams
May 19: Senior Awards Night 6 p.m. Gym
May 22: Senior Check Out
May 22: Senior Sunset 5-9 p.m. Aquatic Complex
May 25: Memorial Day: No School
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: Class of 2015 Graduation Ceremony 6 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
Race to Submit the FAFSA
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 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!
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!
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: 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)
Breaking News! 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 our 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!!
Science Fair Winner!
Congratulations to Banning High School student, Kahlan Douglas (Grade 9) for earning 1st Place for Individual Entry in the 2015 Banning Unified School District Science Fair. The title of Miss Douglas' science project was: "Look at Me" Winners were announced on Wednesday evening February 11, 2015. Great job Kahlan. Bronco Pride is Alive and Well!
Banning High School is proud to announce that four of its winter sports athletic teams qualified for the 2015 CIF Southern Section Playoffs. For more information log on to: CIF Playoff Website
Broncos Boys Basketball Great season guys Broncos Girls Basketball Great season girls! Broncos Boys Soccer Great season advancing to Round 2. Great Job!
February 27 and February 28: Broncos Wrestling Aryanna Ruth (Grade 9) participated in the CIF State Championships (Individual Invitational) at the Visalia Convention Center, Visalia, CA.
Congratulations to Aryanna Ruth for a spectacular season, finishing 4th in the CIF Sectionals, and 8th in the CIF State Qualifier, now on to the State Championships. For more information please log on to: CIF State Championships
2015 Winter Formal
The week of February 2-7, 2015 Banning High School proudly presented its 2015 Winter Formal Festivities (homecoming). This year's theme was "Black and White Ball". There were sprit dress up days, lunch activities, a pep rally, nominations of prince and princesses, an Australian ballot election, a halftime king and queen crowning ceremony, and a school dance that capped off the week. The dance was properly named, "The Black and White Ball".
This year's prince and princesses were:
Class of 2018 Raeanne Mills
Class of 2017 Lauren Daniels Joseph Rivera
Class of 2016 Gerpre Elmore
Class of 2015
Veronika Evans Alyssa Kingsley
The 2014 Winter Formal King Gustavo Palofox and Queen Jaclyn Jimenez were in attendance to crown the this year's king and queen, who were elected by their peers.
2015 Winter Formal Winners Alyssa Kingsley Queen Saul Hernandez King
Congratulations to you both!
Huge shout out to the Class of 2017 and President Joseph Rivera and His Cabinet and Commissioners Alyssa Morales and Isaac Arzate for their spectacular organization and successful execution of the Black and White Ball. You Rock Our World!!
Special thanks to Tim Hilliard Photography for the above picture.
School Site Council Meetings
Attention Parents, Students, and Staff: You are invited to join us for upcoming School Site Council Meetings on:
Friday March 20, 2015
Tuesday April 14, 2015
Tuesday May 12, 2015
All SSC meetings will be at 3 p.m. in the Banning High School Library. 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:
NO SMART THURSDAYS in FEBRUARY, MARCH, APRIL AND MAY 2015
A letter from the Banning Unified School District Superintendent Robert Guillen regarding the modified schedule is as follows:
Banning High School is proud to celebrate February as Black History Month. For more information regarding the rich history of African Americans please log on to: African American Heritage
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:
Teachers Leann Goodrich, English-Language Arts and Theater Melissa McCluskey-Carlson, Specialized Academic Instruction (SAI) Teacher 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/