Congratulations on a record breaking season

Lake Havasu Area Chamber of CommerceThe Lake Havasu Football Knights lost a hard fought 17-14 game in overtime to Pusch Ridge. (See newspaper coverage.) A win last week against Show Low made this the first 11-win football season in Lake Havasu High School history. Congratulations to the players and coaching staff. You are the best.

Don't forget, it is your tax credit dollars that make football and other athletic programs possible at both our high school and middle school. Thank you for your generosity.

For a look back at the LHHS football season, check the links below.

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.

Upcoming events

  • For upcoming school board meetings check here.
  • December 3, 6 pm: flag football game between the Lake Havasu High School Flag Football Team and Roger Burger's All-Stars. In Lee barnes Stadium at Lake Havasu High School. Admission is one canned food item which will be given to a local food bank.
  • December 4,5, & 6 and December 18, 19, & 20: Lake Havasu High School Band will be wrapping your gifts and selling baked goods at KMART. Friday evening, all day Saturday until 9 pm, and Sunday until 3 pm.
  • December 8, 7:30 pm: Lake Havasu High School Winter Choir Concert. In the school's Performing Arts Center. (map) Admission is one non-perishable food item for the food bank.
  • December 10, 7 pm: Lake Havasu High School Winter Band and Orchestra Concert. In the Performing Arts Center (map).

Fly the U.S. flag and help Kiwanis support High School athletics

 Kiwanis Club of Lake Havasu City wants to display a flag for you, placed at your home by the Lake Havasu High School Booster Club.

For $30 a flag will be placed in your yard on 6 different holidays (Presidents Day, Memorial Day, Flag Day, Independence Day, Undesignated Day - Pearl Harbor Day, and Veterans Day). (Your enrollment is good for one year from your registration date.)

Proceeds from this program benefit the LHHS Athletic Booster Club and the Kiwanis Club of LHC which helps programs such as the Scouts, elementary school student programs, KEY Club, Teen Break, and many others. See the brochure...

Budget and Parents pages added to website

We have added a District Budget and Financial Reports and a Parents web page to our website. The parents page has its own link in the navigation menu at the top of this page. The parents page contains many links to information, including one for the new budget page. The budget link can also be found in the navigation menu under DEPARTMENTS/BUSINESS SERVICES/DISTRICT BUDGET. Or, you can use these direct links. District Budget & Financial Reports | Parents.

If you have any questions or comments on these pages, please contact the webmaster.

Safety advisory

Sunrise comes later and sunset earlier this time of year. If your children are outside—especially in the street—during hours of darkness, please make sure they are wearing light colored clothing or even reflectorized gear. A child on a skateboard wearing dark clothing can be very difficult to see at night, but they can move very fast. We have all had a "where did he come from" experience while driving a car. Make sure your child can be seen. And remember, Arizona traffic law says:

A bicycle that is used at nighttime shall have a lamp on the front that emits a white light visible from a distance of at least five hundred feet to the front and a red reflector on the rear of a type that is approved by the department and that is visible from all distances from fifty feet to three hundred feet to the rear when the reflector is directly in front of lawful upper beams of head lamps on a motor vehicle. A bicycle may have a lamp that emits a red light visible from a distance of five hundred feet to the rear in addition to the red reflector.

AzMERIT test results have been sent home

 Student test results for last year's AzMERIT have been sent home. Students in grades 3 through 11 were tested in the spring of 2015 on English language skills and math. AzMERIT is a new test, and this was our student's first exposure to its challenges. Read more about the testing in a message from our director of educational services.

Here are links to materials that will help you understand the AzMERIT score report your child will bring home. Our thanks to Mesa School District for making the video and brochure available to us.

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.

Our thanks to Lake Havasu Chamber of Commerce members

Lake Havasu Area Chamber of CommerceSeveral members of the Lake Havasu Area Chamber of Commerce have recently made technology donations to the district. (See list below.) Thank you.

  • Lisa Krueger, representing the Chamber of Commerce, donated a 3D Doodler Pen to Jamie Thuneman's STEM Club at Jamaica Elementary.
  • Mike Bonney, representing GDK CPA, donated a Steven Spangler Electronics Kit to Jamie Thuneman's STEM Club at Jamaica Elementary.
  • Audrey Hoyt, representing Quality Inn & Suites, donated six Google Cardboard. (Or is it Google Cardboards? What is the plural for this?) Three went to Rebekah King at Thunderbolt Middle School and three to Donna Torrecillas at Nautilus Elementary.

Our thanks to Hospice of Havasu

Calvary Baptist Church recognized.Hospice of Havasu has offered its employees the option of participating in the Lake Havasu Unified Tax Credit Program through payroll deduction. Any employer can offer this option, allowing workers to get their tax credit in a relatively painless way while making a big difference to students. Many Havasu employers, both large and small, offer this payroll deduction option: Lake Havasu City, Havasu Regional Hospital, Crown Jewels of Havasu, Havasu Pest Control, etc. (see full list) We thank them and Hospice of Havasu.

Interested in how you can get a dollar-for-dollar credit that either lowers what you owe on state income tax or increases your refund? Click to read more about the Lake Havasu Unified Tax Credit Program or call our tax credit office at (928)505-6917.

Congratulations to Mrs. Sautner

Lake Havasu High School English teacher Ginny Sautner has been named 2015 Arizona Rural Teacher of the Year by the Arizona Rural Schools Association. More...

Our thanks to Calvary Baptist Church

Calvary Baptist Church recognized.Pictured: Calvary Baptist Church pastor Chad Garrison (center) stands with our elementary school principals.

Calvary Baptist Church was recognized at the 9/15/15 meeting of the Lake Havasu Unified governing board. Calvary recently completed a fundraising drive for our elementary schools, raising $2,426.67 for each school (a grand total of $14,560). Oro Grande principal Pat Wolfe spoke at the meeting, praising Calvary members for their efforts. In addition to fundraising, Mr. Wolfe explained how they read to students in the classrooms and allow students to read to them. They bring in food for staff members. "They smile. They laugh. They are everywhere and anywhere, and they never expect anything in return."

Also recognized at the meeting:

  • Ginny Sautner. Mrs. Sautner has been named Arizona Rural Schools Association Teacher of the Year for Mohave County.
  • Karen VanderJagt. Recognized for being named Teacher of the Year by the Arizona Republican Women's Convention.
  • Marie Timmons. Received the School Based Arizona Secondary Transition Services Award.

More about the 9/15 board meeting...

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