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This year marks an exciting time for new beginnings and fresh starts. It is my distinct honor and privilege to serve the great students and staff of this historic institution. I have been fortunate to work in the Banning Unified School District as a teacher and as an administrator at both 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. Our students are our best investment. They deserve only the very best. We will all accept the task of building “our house” which is our dear Ol’ Banning High.

We will fully implement Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS). Expectations of students and staff around campus and in classrooms will focus on building positive relational capacity as well as positive interactions and conduct in all locations and conditions. Remember: Be Safe, Be Respectful, and Be Responsible! Students must feel at ease in a school where the focus is on learning in a setting geared toward student success.

I am challenging all to ask yourself these four questions:

  • What is your passion?
  • What is your purpose?
  • What are your priorities?
  • 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 to reflect and give thought to what ignites your inner spark. Now is the time!


Now is the time to "build our house!" The structure is in place. It will be up to all of us to be the "interior designers and decorators." 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 to establish and sustain a culture of high expectations. As a school community, we will all strive to motivate and guide each of our students to pursue current and future success. We can build our house to be a magnificent showcase for all to enjoy. Our house, Banning High School, can and will be a striking structure and pillar of the community for years to come. It will take all of us, working together, to ensure that our house is successfully built. Please join me in making Banning High School our house, a house that we can all be proud of.

Sincerely and respectfully,
Matt Valdivia
Banning High School

What's New

Upcoming Events!

August 2016

18th: Back to School Night  6:00pm – 7:30pm
Chromebook Insurance coverage announced.

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/ 

Welcome 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:

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

Christy Biancullo, Public Safety Instructor 
Sun Chhor, Mathematics
Carmen Dahl, English Language Development
Elvira Garcia, Intensive Intervention Program
Leann Goodrich, English-Language Arts and Theater
Perry Jones, Physical Education
Virginia Kellison, Mathematics
Anatoliy Loboda, Mathematics
David Greenley, Life and Functional Skills
Gilberto Porras, Earth Science
Jennifer Wolfram, Specialized Academic Instruction


Marcy Hawley
, Principal's Secretary 
Karina Canales, Bilingual Clerk/Reception Desk 
Ana Barajas, Bilingual Attendance Clerk
Monique Ware, Attendance Clerk/Health Aide
Heidi Martin Rodriguez, ASB Account Clerk
Steven De La Portillo, Security Officer
David Whatley, Security Officer

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!
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Bronco Pride

Welcome to Banning High School

Red Ribbon Week Decorating Contest Winner! Ms. Ash's Period 2 Class. You Rock!

Scott Backovich and BHS Students on Friday August 14, 2015

2015 Wrestling Team

Broncos Have No Fear!

Scott Backovich and friends from Banning High School

ASB Message for 2015-2016

Great Friends=Great Memories

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work!

Class of 2015 graduate Anthony Wooten showing off his diploma on May 28, 2015

Friends Forever

Western Dress Up Day!

2nd Place Red Ribbon Week Door Decorating Contest Miss Haiston's Period 2 Class. Superb!

Bronco Pride is back!!

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.

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