Kindergarten registration for 2016-17

Our elementary schools will each be holding kindergarten registration for the 2016-17 school year on February 18 (Thursday). Times are different at each school and you are required to bring certain documentation, so check our flyer for details. Your child must be 5 years old by August 31, 2016 to be eligible. If you are not sure which school your child would attend, check our attendance maps or call our district office at 928-505-6900.

Upcoming events

  • For upcoming school board meetings check here.
  • February 6, 10 am–5 pm at Smallcakes (2105 McCulloch Blvd. #1). Buy—or pre-order for Valentines Day—sweet treats and yummy desserts. Twenty percent of the proceeds go to benefit the Lake Havasu High School band and orchestra.
  • February 19, 6 pm–8 pm: Battle of the Scoops at Scoops Ice Cream Parlor, 2014 McCulloch Blvd. N. Thunderbolt Middle School principal Mrs. Mulligan and assistant principal Mrs. Hansen along with some Thunderbolt teachers will be collecting donations while scooping ice cream. Whose tip jar will collect the most for Thunderbolt?
  • February 20, 8 am: Five k fun run/walk at Lake Havasu High School. The My School Color Run will feature a 5k (3.1 miles) route. Throughout the course participants will experience color splash zones where they'll be doused in color! This is an untimed fun run so ALL ages are welcome. Registration and payment of entry fee is required. Do it online at or fill out and mail the form. (download form) Proceeds go to LHHS student government.
  • March 2–April 6: Responding to the special needs of children and the very different way they grieve, Hospice of Havasu is offering a unique 5 week, hands-on program designed to help children, grades K through 6, work through grief in healthy, healing ways. The classes meet in March/April, and they are free of charge. Please pre-register by February 24. More...
  • March 5, 6 pm: Lake Havasu High School Band Hollywood Knights concert and dinner. More...
  • Several of our teachers have successfully used a crowdsourcing website to fund materials for their classrooms. The list of open projects is always changing, and you can search by zip code for those that are currently open. As of 1 /5/16, there are these:

Thanks to local contractors and businesses

After three years of planning and hard work, in partnership with Concord General Contracting, the Lake Havasu Unified School District #1 is proud to announce its transportation department has moved back to the district office on Havasupai Blvd.

We couldn't have completed this project without the help of the local contractors and businesses listed below. Thank you for working on this project with us. We feel the success of this endeavor is a real testament to the great companies located in our community.

  • Accurate Professional Land Surveying
  • Alpine Communications Inc.
  • Architectural Building Systems, LLC
  • Armor Fence & Masonry
  • Banker Insulation, Inc.
  • Buxton Drywall Service
  • Canyon Landscape Maintenance
  • Craig Fire Protection, Inc.
  • Fayette A/C & Sheet Metal, Inc.
  • Form-A-Fab, Inc.
  • Fred Grover Painting
  • Havasu Pest Control, Inc.
  • Horizon Community Bank
  • Jewett Acoustics, LLC
  • Lake Havasu City
  • Mansell Welding, Inc.
  • Masonry and More, LLC
  • McAtlin Electrical Corp.
  • Netsian Technologies Group
  • Pioneer Earthmovers, Inc.
  • Prielipp Construction, Inc.
  • Professional Air Balance
  • Professional Engineering Services, Inc.
  • Rodgers Tile and Flooring, LLC
  • Rudy Glass Co.
  • Skyline Plumbing Contractors, Inc.
  • Tiger Trenching
  • Western Technologies, Inc.

Thank you for your tax credit participation

Each January, we like to say a special thank you to all those who participate in the Lake Havasu Unified tax credit program. Your tax credit dollars help fund 87 different clubs, organizations, activities, teams, etc. for our students. The Lake Havasu High School and Thunderbolt Middle School athletic programs could not exist without your tax credit support.

Contributions for 2015 have already exceeded contributions for 2014, and they have not all been counted yet. Thank you for your generosity. Thank you for choosing to keep tax dollars here that might otherwise go elsewhere.

Note: You can still make a tax credit contribution that will count against your 2015 taxes. See the story below.

Charles Napier made the last in-person tax credit payment in 2015. Also pictured are district office staff members Mary Heronema, Judy McClintock, and Alice Opie.

Important tax credit news

#1: You no longer need to make your tax credit contribution by December 31, 2015 for it to be used on your 2015 taxes. Tax credit contributions received from January 1, 2016 through April 15, 2016 can now be claimed on your Arizona State income tax return for either the 2015 OR 2016 tax year.

#2: If your employer does not offer payroll deduction for the tax credit, we can set up an auto pay program. You get to choose the day of the month and the amount to be automatically withdrawn from your checking account and paid on your tax credit account each month. This is a great way to gradually work towards the maximum tax credit you qualify for.

If you have any questions about these tax credit opportunities, please call our tax credit office at 928-505-6917 or check our tax credit website.

Thunderbolt Middle School is a Capturing Kids’ Hearts™ Showcase Schools Nominee

Thunderbolt Middle School is one of eleven schools from across the country nominated by the Flippen Group for the Capturing Kids’ Hearts™ Showcase Schools Award for the 2015-2016 school year. According to a Flippen Group press release, “A site visit to each nominated campus will be conducted to gather additional quantitative and qualitative data and to interview students, teachers, administrators and parents . . . Following the site visit, the selection team will review all accumulated data and select the campuses to be recipients of the Capturing Kids’ Hearts Showcase Schools Award.”

Capturing Kids' Hearts uses four basic elements to build students' and teachers' respect for one another: handshakes, social contracts, affirmations, and making connections by individuals sharing “good things” that have happened to them in the last week.

Thunderbolt principal Mari Jo Mulligan is a strong supporter of the program and credits it for lowering the number of discipline referrals at her school. For a January, 2015 article on our website, she said, “Now when we interview prospective teachers, I explain Capturing Kids’ Hearts and say, ‘if this doesn’t sound like something you can embrace, we are not the right school for you.’”

Read a press release | Read coverage at RiverScene Magazine

Fatima Mu receives K-12 Foundation Golden Apple Award

The K-12 Foundation for LHUSD#1 presented the Sherry Dailey Golden Apple Award for October, 2015 to Fatima Mu. Mrs. Mu is a sixth grade teacher at Smoketree Elementary School. More and a picture.

Substitutes Needed!

Are you looking for part-time work to earn extra money? Become a substitute for the Lake Havasu Unified School District. We are continuously looking for qualified and flexible substitutes. Some positions require a degree, and some do not.

  • on-line application process
  • automated system - job assignments
  • get first hand information when full-time positions become available

Apply now at or call Kay White at 928-505-6900.

Local public forum on education spending

Citizens for Havasu Schools hosted a public forum on November 14 about education funding and Lake Havasu Unified School District. Guest speakers included Mayor Mark Nexsen, Lake Havasu Unified governing board member Nichole Cohen, and James Gray from the PED.
Read newspaper coverage of the forum | Citizens for Havasu Schools on Facebook.

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