LHUSD governing board makes decision on bonds

Summer Food Service logoDuring a meeting that lasted almost 3 hours, the Lake Havasu Unified School District governing board voted unanimously to call for a capital bond election on November 4, 2014 in an amount not to exceed $67,460,000. More about the June 30 board meeting...

McDonald's backpack giveaway

Once again McDonald's will be giving away backpacks. They will be given to the first 100 children to visit our local McDonald's at 8 A.M. on Saturday, July 26. More...

Ninth annual Havasu Stick'em immunization event

Havasu Stick'em is Saturday, August 2, from 8 a.m. to noon at the Lake Havasu City Community Aquatic Center (100 Park Ave.). It offers immunizations for children age 0 to 18. Also free dental and vision screenings as well as free sports physicals. Thanks to the Havasu Community Health Foundation and the Mohave County Department of Public Health for this valuable community event. More...

Summer stuff for children

American RevolutionLearn about the American Revolution and other events by playing online games at www.mission-us.org. (Funding for Mission US provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Additional funding provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities.) View a game trailer at youtu.be/W9VtXdm-hY0. A registration is required to play the games, but the information requested is very general.

The Lake Havasu City Parks & Recreation Department offers summer activities. Check their website or call 928-453-8686.

The Lake Havasu City branch of the Mohave County Library offers many activities for children all year round. Check their website or call 928-453-0718.

Like the Facebook page of the Lake Havasu High School Educational Tour Group as you read about their trip to Europe. Picture

Also see next story, "Keep kids reading all summer long."

Keep kids reading all summer long

Read On ArizonaTo help ensure that kids keep reading all summer long, Read On Arizona is offering all Arizona students, ages three years and older, trial access to a library of thousands of enhanced digital books on computers, tablets and other devices, wherever they are over the summer. Books are available online anytime, anywhere a student has access to an internet connection, 24/7.

Encouraging a child to read independently or with family members during the summer, even just 20 minutes a day, can make a huge difference!

Trial begins April 14th and children have access to the Digital Library trial through September 30, 2014.

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Governing board appoints LHHS principal for 2014-15

LHHS administrative staffUpdate 5/23/14: The lake Havasu High School administrative staff for 2014-15 are (pictured left to right):

  • Roger Burger, Athletic Director and Round Table Administrator
  • Scott Becker, Principal
  • Dale Genger, Assistant Principal
  • Jaime Festa-Daigle, Assistant Principal

The Lake Havasu Unified governing board, during its regular monthly meeting on May 13, appointed Scott Becker as principal of Lake Havasu High School for the 2014-15 school year. Mr. Becker is currently administrator of Lake Havasu High School's Round Table Program and Havasu Online. He will be replacing current LHHS principal Denise Miner. Mrs. Miner is being promoted to the district level position of Director of Personnel and Technology. Current LHHS teacher Jaime Festa-Daigle was appointed assistant principal for LHHS.
More about Mr. Becker | More about Mrs. Festa-Daigle | More about the 5/13 board meeting

The Great Voter Challenge

Register to Vote linkArizona's O'Connor House has launched The Great Voter Challenge to encourage voter registration, education, and turnout for the 2014 Elections. In 2012, Arizona had one of the lowest voter turnout rates in the nation. Arizona ranked 45th out of the 50 states with only 53.3% of eligible voters voting. Voting is not only a right, but one of the most important duties of American citizens. The United States was founded on the belief that citizens would have a choice in their leaders and policies. In order to ensure that our students vote when they become adults, it is important that parents register to vote and vote on Election Day. Franklin Roosevelt once said, “Nobody will ever deprive the American people of the right to vote except the American people themselves and the only way they could do this is by not voting.”

If you are not a registered voter or have recently moved and need to update your address, please visit the link below. Voter registration is easy in Arizona and just takes a few minutes. Please talk to your children about voting. It makes a difference! More...

Traffic light for Lake Havasu High School

A traffic light is going to be installed at the intersection of S. Palo Verde and Kiowa in front of Lake Havasu High School. Work will start on Friday, May 23 and continue during the summer break. Anyone who needs to visit the school campus over the summer is encouraged to enter from Monaco Lane or Everglades Drive.

Lisa Morgan awarded K-12 Foundation Golden Apple

The K-12 Foundation for LHUSD#1 presented the Sherry Dailey Golden Apple Award for May, 2014 to Nautilus Elementary School Kindergarten teacher Lisa Morgan. More and pictures.

Interested in being on the school board?

Lake Havasu Unified School District No. 1 will have two (2) vacant school board positions open for January 2015 as the terms of current governing board members Ross Hobday and Pat Rooney end this December. If you are interested in serving on the LHUSD governing board, you must file specific paperwork.

For more information go to www.mohavecounty.us/ContentPage.aspx?id=130&cid=762 or contact:

Mohave County Educational Service Center
P.O. Box 7000
700 West Beale Street
Kingman, AZ 86402-7000
Phone (928) 753-0747
Fax (928) 718-4958

Materials must be returned no earlier than July 7, 2014 and no later than 5:00 pm on Wednesday, August 6, 2014 to the Mohave County Educational Service Center. Additional information, "Becoming a School Board Member," is available on the Arizona School Boards Association’s website www.azsba.org/becoming-a-board-member/.

District selects new food service company for 2014-15

During its April 8th meeting, the governing board of Lake Havasu Unified School district awarded the district food service contract for 2014-15 to Taher, Inc. The president and founder of Taher, Bruce Taher, attended the governing board meeting and spoke briefly.

The governing board thanked Aramark for a successful 20-year partnership.

More about the 4/8 board meeting | An interview with Mr. Taher done for The Food Channel

Ready for Kindergarten?

Children in our community come to school with varying levels of preparedness for kindergarten. You can evaluate some areas of your child's development and maturity yourself and find areas you may need to work on. More...

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