May 23 Senior Banquet: Luau 6 p.m. Aquatic Complex
May 22 NO SMART THURSDAY (regular schedule)
May 26 Memorial Day: No School
May 27-29 Final Exams Grades 9-11
May 27-29 Minimum Days 12:05 p.m. Dismissal
May 29 Last Day of School
May 29 Class of 2014 Graduation Ceremony 6 p.m.
May 30 Teacher Check Out
June 9 First Day of Summer School
July 2 Summer School Ends
August 7 First Day of School 7:40 a.m.
Home of the Broncos
Banning High School is on the move!There is a new culture of collaboration, communication, and consistency.Teachers report that they 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 more closely with the new common core standards. Student expectations are consistently 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); the Dual Enrollment college classes on campus, in partnership with Mt. San Jacinto Junior College, awarding both high school and college credit, are a tremendous benefit for students and a benefit to the district since there is no cost to the district. Dual enrollment classes provide high level courses to our students that meet University of California and Cal State University A-G requirements for admission. Advanced Placement classes are offered with many students taking advantage of the opportunity for college credit by 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 who has provided tremendous support.In 2012 and again in 2013, at a global competition in San Diego, students in GIS were awarded first place in certain competitions placing BHS on the map!
Activities and athletics are in full swing with students experiencing success in both areas.In 2012, the football team under the leadership of Head Coach John Stockham was the powerhouse of the Banning Pass Area with an 11-2 record, Mountain Valley League Championship, and a trip to the CIF Southern Section Semi-Finals. On September 20, 2013, the varsity football team defeated the Beaumont Cougars 20-10 in the annual "Battle of the Wheel" game. In 2013, Softball under the direction of Thomas Lara and Nathan Valdivia guided the girls to the 2nd round of the CIF Southern Section Playoffs. The ASB program, under the new direction of Robert Pierce, Link Crew, and Safe Schools Ambassadors Programs are going well. ASB leadership students are hard workers and get the job done. The ASB President for 2013-2014 is Savanna Alcantar. The student body is having fun while mentoring others. Getting everyone involved is ASB's ultimate goal. Go Broncos!
It is a new era at Banning High School with students, staff, parents and community members noticing and appreciating the positive changes.Principal Douglas Newton indicates that 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.
Miss 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. 10-14 of the Banning High School Parent/Student Handbook. Please remember, Attendance Does Matter!
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
What is WASC?
The acronym WASC represents the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. In 2014, Banning High School will complete the current school accreditation process for the continual cycle of self-improvement. The accreditation process will be overseen by WASC officials.
Please join us on Friday April 4, 2014 at 6 p.m. for the 2014 Talent Show in the multipurpose room at Banning High School. With a variety of acts from singing to dancing it will surely be fun for the whole family. BHS Talent Rocks!!
Congratulations to Banning High School Senior James Madison for being accepted to Idaho State University (ISU). On Tuesday February 25, 2014 James, with family, fellow classmates, and administration present, signed his letter of intent to join ISU in the fall 2014. James received a full ride scholarship to also play on the Bengals football team. Good Luck James! You make Bronco Pride Soar!
Great News! A school newspaper has returned to Banning High School. A huge shout out and thank you goes to Miss Haiston and her newly created period 1 Journalism class that started this second semester (January 6). The future journalists have, in the few shorts months of operation, published the first two editions of the newly created 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 first two editions here. The students' hard work will surely impress. Go Broncos!
Great News! Requests for transcripts for current students and alumni of Banning High School will now be accepted exclusively online. Please register online and order a transcript today at: http://www.parchment.com/
For questions please contact Mrs. Foster in the BHS Administration building at (951) 922-0285 x290060. Thank you
2013 QuestBridge Finalists
Banning High School is proud to announce its 2013 QuestBridge Scholarship finalists:
Congratulations and best of luck to our students as next fall (2014) they will embark on new and exciting educational adventures at the higher education institution of their choice. We are so proud of you!