Banning High School - Home of the Broncos. Banning High School
100 West Westward Avenue. Banning, CA 92220  |  P: (951) 922-0285 F: (951) 922-2137
What's New

October 6: Site Council Meeting 3:30 p.m. Library

October 7: Noche de Ciencias (Family Science Night)
5-9 p.m.

October 9: Food Day

October 12-16: Fall Homecoming Spirit Week

October 12-16: Fall Homecoming Spirit Dress Up Days

October 12-16: Fall Homecoming Spirit Week Lunch Activities

October 16: Fall Homecoming Pep Rally 9:32 a.m. Gym

October 16: Fall Homecoming Parade 5 p.m. San Gorgonio Avenue

October 16: Fall Homecoming Game vs. San Bernardino 7 p.m.

October 16: Fall Homecoming King and Queen Crowning at Halftime

October 22: 2015 Latino/Latina Outstanding Student Recognition Ceremony BHS MPR 6 p.m.

November 11: Veteran's Day:
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November 23-27: Autumn Recess:
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December 21-January 1: Winter Recess: No School

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Noche de Ciencias! October 7 from 5-9 p.m.
Top of PageWelcome 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 Banning Unified School 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 expectationsBHS 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. 


Matt Valdivia

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:

PBIS Website

Top of PagePrincipal's Honor Roll
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!

Top of PageSafe 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!

For more information about the program please log on to:
Safe School Ambassadors Program
Top of PageWASC Accreditation
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!!

Top of PageWork Permits
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)

Please read the following important requirements prior to submitting a student work permit request:
Requirements and Guidelines

Top of PageBronco Round-Up
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!

Volume 2 Issue 5: January 2015

Volume 2 Issue 3: October 2014

Volume 2 Issue 2: October 2014

Volume 2 Issue 1: September 2014

Volume 1 Issue 5: May 2014

Volume 1 Issue 4: April 2014

Volume 1 Issue 3: March 2014

Volume 1 Issue 2: February 2014

Volume 1 Issue 1: January 2014 (Inaugural Edition)
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Top of PagePerfect Attendance Celebration
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!

Top of Page1:1 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 Parent/Student Handbook is at the following link: Parent Student Handbook
Article from the Record Gazette: Chromebook Rollout at BHS

Top of PageMiss School, Miss Out
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!
Top of Page2015-2016 BHS School Information
Top of PageWelcome New Staff
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:

Matt Valdivia, Principal
Kelly Daly
, Assistant Principal
Laurie De Souza
, Dean of Students

Thomas Lara, Athletics Director
Thomas Finch, Music Director
Shane Hilde, Coordinator Academy of Business and Technology

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


, 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
Top of PageBUSD 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.
Top of PageJames 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

Top of PageParent 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

Top of PageBronco Pride
Top of PageTranscript Requests

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:

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

Top of PageOnline 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: 
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