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
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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 7-11:30 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
Spring Break March 30-April 10. No School. School Resumes April 13
Top of PageWelcome 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.

Top of PageHeartfelt Farewell
It is with great sadness that we announce the departure of Principal Douglas Newton. Mr. Newton has been an integral part of Banning High School since 2012. We are super proud of his service, commitment, and drive in restoring a collaborative effort in professional development. In addition, it was Mr. Newton's tenacious leadership that was instrumental in the school achieving a full 6 year accreditation by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). Many kudos and deepest thanks and gratitude to Mr. Newton for his tireless efforts, dedication to students and staff, and perseverance through these past three years. Though he will be missed, he will always be a member of the Bronco Family. Best Wishes Mr. Newton!!

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!!

In 2014-2015, Banning High School will begin 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 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 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 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 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 PageBronco Pride
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 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.

Top of PageWork Permits
All active work permits for Banning High School students must be renewed on or before the following date: June 5, 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

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Top of Page2015 Junior Senior Prom
The Class of 2016 in conjunction with the Associated Student Body of Banning High School presents this year's Junior/Senior Prom on Saturday April 11, 2015. The theme is "An Affair to Remember." The venue is the historic Redlands Fox Theater in the heart and soul of downtown Redlands, CA. The event will last from 7:00-11:30 p.m. For more information please contact class advisor, Mrs. Carbajal at or call (951) 922-0285 x295205

The students of BHS pledge to have both a safe and sober 2015 prom. Their commitment to excellence is obvious to all that encounter them. For more information about the Safe and Sober Prom Night please log on to: Safe and Sober Prom

Top of PageBHS Reorganization
On Thursday March 26, 2015 the Banning Unified School District Board of Trustees approved a plan proposed by Superintendent Robert Guillen to reorganize school leadership at BHS for the remainder of the 2014-2015 school year. Effective Friday March 27, 2015 the following changes are in effect on an interim basis:

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

Top of PageBUSD Honoree
Banning High School is proud to announce that Assistant 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 PageSchool Site Council Meetings
Attention Parents, Students, and Staff: You are invited to join us for upcoming School Site Council Meetings on:

Tuesday April 21, 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!

Top of PageModified 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:


A letter from the Banning Unified School District Superintendent Robert Guillen regarding the modified schedule is as follows:
For further questions and clarification please contact Principal Valdivia at 951.922.0285 x290001 or Mrs. Felicia Adkins Director of Education Services at the district office at 951.922.0218
Top of PageUpcoming School Closures
Please be advised of the following upcoming school recesses which result in Banning High School being closed and not in session:

April 6-10: Spring Break

May 25: Memorial Day

A letter from the Banning Unified School District Superintendent Robert Guillen regarding the extended spring break and staff professional development days is as follows:

Top of Page2014-2015 BHS School Information
Top of PageScience 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!

Kahlan Douglas
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 2014-2015 school year:

Ms. Laurie De Souza, Dean of Students


Leann Goodrich, English-Language Arts and Theater
Melissa McCluskey-Carlson, Specialized Academic Instruction (SAI)
David Rhodes, Science Long Term Substitute
Cheri Veilleux
, English-Language Arts

Office Staff

TBA, Reception Desk/Bilingual Clerk 
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

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To join text BHS151 to 96298

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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