November 11: Veteran's Day: No School
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Welcome to Banning High School
Dear Students, Parents, Staff, and Community:
It is my distinct honor and privilege to serve the great students and staff of this historic institution of quality education. I have been fortunate to work in the BanningUnifiedSchool District as a teacher and as an administrator at the middle and high school level. My experience has shown me that it takes a collaborative and united team to help all students reach their maximum potential. As a school community, we will all strive to motivate and guide each of our students to pursue current and future success.
This is truly an exciting time for our school. Before us we have a grand opportunity to reinvent and re-energize our school and its programs while at the same time restore Bronco Pride and continue and create traditions. It is critical at Banning High School to establish and sustain a culture of high expectations. BHS successfully completed the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) accreditation process in 2014 in which the school received a six-year accreditation. Curriculum across all departments is either already aligned (ELA and Math) or in transition to be aligned with the new California common core standards (Science and History). The teachers at BHS enthusiastically guide students through rigorous and rewarding high school coursework. My administrative team and I will work collaboratively with the teachers to provide a strong academic program where all students can feel successful.
Banning High School has a tradition of excellent co-curricular programs. It is my hope that all students get involved in our school through athletics, music, color guard, theater, academic competitions, Safe School Ambassadors, peer mediation, Link Crew, school newspaper, yearbook, ASB, activities, and clubs. What makes this high school great is the plethora of opportunities that are afforded to our students. Working together we can ensure that the students of BHS continue to achieve to their highest potential in any school sponsored activity. Your help and support are greatly appreciated during the school year as we work to maintain and build our many programs.
In 2015-2016 BHS will fully implement Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports program (PBIS). Expectations of students and staff around campus and in classrooms will focus on positive interactions as well as a high level of expectations and conduct in all areas and situations. Be Safe, Be Respectful, and Be Responsible! Students will feel comfortable in a school where the focus is on learning in a setting that is geared toward student success.
Students: I am challenging you to ask yourself these three questions:
What is your passion?
What is your purpose?
What are your priorities?
As you begin and continue your journey through high school, for many of you, the answers to the above questions may come easy. For some, you haven't given much thought to what ignites your inner spark.Now is the time to have answers to these questions, explore the answers, and challenge yourself to develop priorities, goals, and take action. Now is the time! Students who have a passion and purpose are more engaged in school, connected to school, make positive friendships, experience a greater level of academic success than those who have yet to find a connection to school, and overall they enjoy their high school experiences more so.
I look forward to working with the students, staff, and community to continue the traditions of excellence at Banning High School. We are geared up to keep the momentum going as we create new memories, reach for new goals, and persevere through new challenges.
In 2015-2016, Banning High School has begun 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 is proud to present its Principal's Honor Roll for the second semester of the 2014-2015 school year on Tuesday September 22, 2015. Honorees and their parents are invited to a special ceremony in their honor in the gymnasium during period 3 at 10:00 a.m.
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!
Safe School Ambassadors
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!
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!!
All active work permits for Banning High School students must be renewed on or before the following date: October 23, 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)
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!
The Banning Unified School District is proud to recognize its students with perfect attendance for the 2014-2015 school year with a celebration and recognition ceremony on Thursday September 10, 2015 beginning at 7 p.m. at Banning High School in the multipurpose room. Banning Kids Count! All are welcome!
1:1 Computing at BHS!
Banning High School is proud to announce that all of its 2015-2016 students have access to an Acer Chromebook. The Chromebook has a full complement of Google applications, materials, and classroom resources available to students.
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 the 2015-2016 Banning High School Parent/Student Handbook. Please remember, Attendance Does Matter!
Banning High School is pleased to announce the addition of the following new staff or changes in title to the Bronco Family for the 2015-2016 school year:
Administration Matt Valdivia, Principal
Kelly Daly, Assistant Principal
Laurie De Souza, Dean of Students
Directors Thomas Lara, Athletics Director Thomas Finch, Music Director Shane Hilde, Coordinator Academy of Business and Technology
Teachers Sun Chhor, Mathematics Carmen Dahl, English Language Development Elvira Garcia, Intensive Intervention Program Leann Goodrich, English-Language Arts and Virginia Kellison, Mathematics Anatoliy Loboda, Mathematics Melissa McCluskey-Carlson, Specialized Academic Instruction Mark Plume, Life and Functional Skills Gilberto Porras, Earth Science Joseph Triolo, English-Language Arts Marcus Troutman, History-Social Science
Cheri Veilleux, English-Language Arts Jennifer Wolfram, Specialized Academic Instruction
TBA, Principal's Secretary TBA, Bilingual Clerk/Reception Desk TBA, Attendance Clerk/Health Aide TBA, Security Officer TBA, Security Officer TBA, In School Intervention Aide TBA, Special Education Aide
BUSD Names Principal
On Thursday June 25, 2015 the Banning Unified School District Board of Trustees selected, approved, and named the next principal of Banning High School effective Wednesday July 1, 2015. Former assistant principal, Matt Valdivia, who had been interim principal since March, has been elevated to become the new principal of Banning High School.
James Wilson, Rest In Peace
Banning High School Sophomore (Grade 10), James Wilson, tragically lost his life on Tuesday August 11, 2015. James was full of life, spirit, energy, and love. His love for his family, friends, and school will endure for eternity. James, a member of the Academy of Business and Technology at BHS, will be sorely missed and forever remembered. James Wilson, a Bronco Forever! #Bronco Strong
Parent Institute: PIQE
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
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/
Current Fees Credential Request $3.50
Paper Handling $2.50
All fees above are effective September 1, 2015
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/