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

July 1-24: BHS Offices Closed

July 27: BHS Offices Re Open 7:10 a.m.

July 29: School Registration (All Grades) 8-11 am; 1-3 pm MPR

July 29: Freshman Link Crew Orientation 8 am-1 pm GYM

July 30: School Registration (All Grades) 8 am-12 pm; 4-8 pm MPR

July 29-30: School ID/Yearbook Picture Days

August 3-7: Teacher Work Days

August 10: School Begins

August 12: Bronco Round-Up Grade 9 Period 1

August 12: Bronco Round-Up Grade 10 Period 5

August 12: Bronco Round-Up Grade 11 Period 6

August 13: Bronco Round-Up Grade 12 Period 4B

August 14: Welcome Back Assembly Period 2 Grades 9 and 10

August 14: Welcome Back Assembly Period 3 Grades 11 and 12

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Congratulations Class of 2015! We Are Proud of You! Broncos Forever!
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

Top of Page2015-2016 Student Orientation
Banning High School's Student Orientation for the 2015-2016 School Year is as follows:

School Registration
All Grades in the MPR
Wednesday July 29, 2015 8-11 a.m.
Wednesday July 29, 2015 1-3 p.m.
Thursday July 30, 2015 8 a.m.-12 p.m.
Thursday July 30, 2015 4-8 p.m.

School Pictures and ID Cards
All Grades in the MPR.
Any dates above.
Pictures will be taken by The House of Portraits (THOP).
Dress code for all yearbook and ID pictures does apply. Please review the mailed registration letter or the link below.

Class Schedule Changes
Schedules changes with Grade Level Counselor (Grades 10-12 only): July 23-August 7
Schedule changes with assistant principal or principal: August 10-21. (by appointment only)
Last day to change a class schedule is Friday August 21.

Parent Registration Letter
Parent Registration Letter Spanish

Top of Page2015-2016 Freshman Orientation
Welcome Freshman! The 2015-2016 Banning High School Orientation for the Class of 2019 is as follows:

Freshman Orientation Schedule
Wednesday July 29, 2015 Link Crew 8 a.m.-12 p.m. (Mandatory) GYM
Wednesday July 29, 2015 Link Crew Lunch 12-1 p.m.
Wednesday August 26, 2015 Back to School Night 6-7:30 p.m.

All Freshman Students and Parents Please Read

Link Crew Welcome and Introduction (English)
Link Crew Welcome and Invitation (Spanish)

Welcome to the 2015-2016 School Year at Banning High School. We look forward to an exciting year ahead full of possibilities. 

Parent/Student Handbook Contest
All Students:
Please download and complete the BHS Handbook Scavenger Hunt Activity. Submit entries to Mrs. Holmes in the Student Discipline Office on or before Friday August 21, 2015 at 3 p.m. Prizes will be awarded to students with timely and accurate entries. Period 2 teachers will also receive Bronco Pride coupons for their student's participation.

Top of PageTop 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
In 2015-2016, Banning High School will 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 PageWork Permits
All active work permits for Banning High School students must be renewed on or before the following date: August 7, 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 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 pp. 10-13 of the Banning High School Parent/Student Handbook. Please remember, Attendance Does Matter!
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 PageBUSD Honoree
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. V for your dedication, tireless efforts, and for always putting students first. Go Broncos!!
Top of PagePrincipal's Honor Roll
 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!

Top of PageBronco Pride
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)
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 PageAnti 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:

Anti Bullying Institute Flyer

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

PIQE Program Graduation was on Tuesday evening November 18, 2014 in the BHS Multipurpose Room.

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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 PagePublic Viewing: ELA Curriculum
Dear Parents, Students, and Community:

Please feel free and open all of the links below. The new English-Language Arts curriculum for the first semester of the 2015-2016 school year (August 10-December 18, 2015) is now available for public viewing.

ELA Curriculum Links
Grade 9
Unit 1
Unit 2
Unit 3
Unit 4
Pacing Guide

Grade 10
Unit 1
Unit 2
Unit 3
Unit 4
Unit 5
Pacing Guide

Grade 11
Unit 1
Unit 2
Unit 3
Unit 4
Pacing Guide

Grade 12
Unit 1
Unit 2
Unit 3
Unit 4
Pacing Guide

Top of PageWelcome New Staff
Banning High School is pleased to announce the addition of the following new staff to the Bronco Family for the 2015-2016 school year:

Matt Valdivia, Principal
, Assistant Principal
, Dean of Students


Sun Chhor, Mathematics Teacher
Elvira Garcia, Behavior Support Program Teacher
Virginia Kellison, Mathematics Teacher
Anatoliy Loboda, Mathematics Teacher
Mark Plume, Behavior Support Program Teacher
Gilberto Porras, Earth Science Teacher
Jennifer Wolfram, Special Education Teacher
TBD, Intervention Specialist (Teacher)


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 PageClass of 2015 Graduation
Banning High School is proud to announce the commencement exercises for the Class of 2015. The ceremony will be held:
Thursday May 28, 2015 beginning at 6 p.m.
Banning High School Stadium 

More public information and student information is found in the following links:

Parent/Guardians and Community
Public Notice

Senior Events
Senior Events Dress Code
Code of Ethics
Ceremony Practice Guidelines
Ceremony Dress Code

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!!

Top of Page2015-2016 BHS School Information
Top of PageCBAADA 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!
Top of Page2015 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!!
Top of PageFirst 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!!
Top of PageFare The Well
After 35 years of service, Mr. Scott Young has retired from Banning High School. Mr. Young served at BHS in the areas of Visual Arts, Mathematics, and ASB. His tireless efforts and dedication to the students of the Banning Unified School District does not go unnoticed or unappreciated. Best of luck on the next chapter of your life. Best wishes Mr. Young. You will be missed!
Top of PageTranscript Requests

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:

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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