Who are the candidates for school board?

Four people—Vernon Bridges, Nicole Cohen, Deanna Pfleger, and Pat Rooney—have qualified to have their names on the November ballot for two positions on the Governing Board of Lake Havasu Unified School District. To help us make an informed decision on who will lead our district in the years ahead, the Lake Havasu Association of Realtors is sponsoring a "Meet the Candidates" night on October 2nd, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center at Lake Havasu High School (map). All four school board candidates are expected to be there, and we hope you can attend.

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...

High School and Middle Schools sports have started

The Lake Havasu Fighting Knights Football Team had its first home game on Friday, August 22. Congratulations on your win. The LHHS Freshman Football Team plays a home game on Wednesday, August 27 at 7 p.m. LHHS Volleyball is starting, and the list goes on. Check full LHHS schedule at the link below.

The Thunderbolt Thundercats Football Team has its first home game on Thursday, September 4. Game starts at 6:30 p.m. and is played on the Lake Havasu High School football field. Thunderbolt's first home volleyball match is Wednesday, September 3, 3:30pm – 5:30 p.m.

All teams would appreciate your support.

How's school?

Derek Kuch is the new Journalism teacher at Thunderbolt Middle School. He asked his students to write about their school. Here is what student Sierra had to say.

My thunderbolt middle school experience has been amazing so far! I am treated way different than I was in elementary school. I get a lot more freedom because 7th and 8th graders don’t have to walk in lines anymore to and from classes and to lunch, and we don’t need to be quiet constantly. Sometimes I even get to sit on the floor! I can even chew gum and have mints in my classes. I think we should be able to have more freedom in school because were getting older and we should get more privileges.

The way I am greeted throughout the day is with respect. The teachers and staff make great eye contact, shakes our hand, and greets us. I really enjoy and appreciate it. It shows that they care about us and our feelings. On the other hand, my teachers are so awesome in middle school. I get five teachers throughout the day. They are all different in their own unique ways. I enjoy the way they teach and they inspire me to keep me to accomplish my goals. My experience here at thunderbolt middle school is amazing and I hope it continues to be that way.

Read more in the TBolt Journalism Blog

Upcoming special events

  • Lake Havasu High School Knights Golf Summer Scramble on September 6. Looking for golfers to participate in this 4-person scramble golf tournament. Proceeds support LHHS Boys and Girls Golf. More...
  • Learn Youth Mental Health First Aid at a special 8-hour training course on September 6. For teachers, school administrators, first responders, coaches, faith-based leaders, behavioral health providers, community leaders, parents, youth leaders, etc. More...
  • The 4th Annual Fighting Knights 5K Cross Country Fun Run is September 20. Five K (3.1 miles) on the pleasant rolling golf course terrain of the Bridgewater Links Golf Course. Proceeds benefit LHHS Boys and Girls Cross Country Program. More...

School started August 4th. Please drive carefully.

School started August 4th, and drivers will be sharing the road with students and school buses. For a refresher on how to handle school crosswalks and school buses, we have posted relevant pages from the Arizona Driver License Manual. The full manual is available online at the Arizona Department of Motor Vehicles website. Please drive safely and, if you are driving a student to school, leave home early and give yourself a few extra minutes to get them there safely and on time. Remember the intersection of Palo Verde and Kiowa in front of Lake Havasu High School now has a traffic light instead of a 4-way stop.

The Lake Havasu City Police Department made a video about crosswalk safety. It contains lots of good information. For instance, did you know that normal pedestrian crosswalks are marked with white paint while school crosswalks are painted yellow? Did you know the stopping requirement for a vehicle approaching an occupied school crosswalk is different than that of a vehicle approaching an occupied normal crosswalk? Watch the video.

Why such a short summer break?

We frequently get questions about why our summer break is shorter than that of other districts, or why our students are back in school while others our still on break. Here is the answer...

LHUSD governing board makes decision on bonds

During 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...

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

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.

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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