November 20 Native American Cultural Celebration 5:30 p.m. MPR
November 24-28: Autumn Recess: No School
November 27 Thanksgiving Day
December 7 Pearl Harbor Day
December 15-19 Santa and Elf Hat Week
December 16-18 Semester One Final Exams
December 16-18 Minimum Days Dismissal at 12:05 p.m.
December 16 Final Exams: Periods 1 and 6
December 17 Final Exams: Periods 2 and 5
December 18 Final Exams: Periods 3 and 4A/B
December 19 Minimum Day Dismissal 12:05 p.m.
December 19 End of Semester One
December 22-January 2 Winter Break: No School
January 5 School Resumes
January 14 Open House 6 p.m.
Home of the Broncos
Welcome 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 Benjamin Sheffield. 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 Behavioral 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.
Principal Doug Newton
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:
Banning High School is proud to have the Safe School Ambassadors Program on its campus. Our advisor is Mrs. Lorraine Garcia. The program harnesses the power of students from all different backgrounds, grades, socioeconomic status, and "clicks" to prevent and stop bullying and violence. If interested, see Mrs. Garcia in Room 5206 for more information and to pick up an application today! Be a leader, not a follower. BHS Safe School Ambassadors Rock! At BHS, WE Dare to Achieve!
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!
All active work permits for Banning High School students must be renewed on or before the following date: January 15, 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)
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 class that started this past school year (2013-2014).The future journalists have, in the few shorts months of operation, published the first 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 inaugural editions here. The students' hard work will surely impress. Go Broncos!
Monday November 10, 2014 is a non student day. There will be no school. Veteran's Day is Tuesday November 11, 2014. There will be no school in the Banning Unified School District. From our Bronco Family to your family, we salute all those who currently serve and those that have served our country and protected our freedom in all branches of the military. Thank You!
Jeans for Troops Day
Wednesday November 12, 2014 is Jeans for Troops Day at Banning High School. To honor the men and women who have served in the armed services, all students and staff are encouraged to wear their favorite Jeans to school. By being a part of the Jeans for Troops fundraiser drive teachers, students, faculty, all educators and administrators have the opportunity to donate $5 to the GI Go Fund and wear Jeans to work. For more information about the fundraiser please log on to the website below and check out the flyer. Thank You!
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. PIQE meetings are for 9 weeks beginning Tuesday September 9-November 4. Meetings occur in Spanish at 9 a.m. and again in both English and Spanish at 6 p.m. on the same day, Tuesdays. 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 is on Tuesday evening November 18 at 6 p.m. in the BHS Multipurpose Room. We hope to see you there!
The Banning Unified School District's Indian Education Program sponsors the Annual Native American Cultural Celebration on Thursday November 20, 2014 in Banning High School Multipurpose Room beginning at 5:30 p.m. It will be a night of fun, education, and food for the entire family!
Perfect Attendance Challenge
Banning High School in conjunction with the Banning Unified School District are proud to announce the Great Perfect Attendance Challenge! Students with perfect attendance from September 15-December 18) will be placed in a drawing to win a prizes including: technology, a yearbook, food prizes, and more. Students that continue perfect attendance during the year will be eligible for an all expenses paid field trip to an amusement park or sporting event. Details are at the links below. Remember, Attendance Does Matter!
Banning High School is pleased to announce the addition of the following new staff to the Bronco Family for the 2014-2015 school year:
Teachers Pete Garza, Behavior Support Program
Joseph McNally, SAI History-Social Science and Grade 10 RSP Caren O'Connor, Science Long Term Substitute Marcus Troutman, History-Social Science Long Term Substitute
Office Staff Nissa Tammany, School Resource Officer Banning Police Department Patty Avilez, Reception Desk (Temporary) Lorenzo Thomas, ISI Aide (Temporary)
After 10 years of service in the Banning Unified School District and at Banning High School, we say farewell and best of luck to Mr. Alex Kwon, known as "Sensei" to the many students have grown to appreciate and admire his tough, college minded preparation and approach. Mr. Kwon now takes on a new position at Los Osos High School in the Chaffey Joint Unified School District. BHS and its staff and students wish Mr. Kwon only the very best. He will surely be missed!
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: http://www.parchment.com/
For questions please contact Mrs. Josie Foster in the BHS Administration building at (951) 922-0285 x290060. Thank you
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
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/