Parking lot maintenance
Welcome to the 2016-2017 school year.
Perhaps you have noticed the new asphalt and sealing work going on at Lake Havasu High School, Starline Elementary, and Havasupai Elementary? These improvements were made possible by the local taxes collected and referred to as “Adjacent Ways” funding.
Much like the name infers, the Adjacent ways funds may only be used for paving where school buses and emergency vehicles will travel. Our district parking lots and access to our schools is critical for safety, and maintaining them is of high importance.
Adjacent Ways is the property tax collected on parcels at a rate per $100,000.00 of value. These taxes are used only for paving and without them, our parking lots would not be safe. Because we are seeking a bond for facilities improvements, the Lake Havasu USD School Board voted to reduce this tax by half for the 16-17 school year, as we still need to ensure the district's parking lots and driveways are maintained as assessed.
The district's maintenance department obtained bids to remove/replace pavement at certain district sites and to crack-seal/seal coat/stripe other areas, depending on the condition of each area. This work is best done when school is not in session, so all the activity is currently occurring.
And the good news is . . . we will be ready and finished by the first day of school, August 8th!
District welcomes new administrators
Several new elementary school principals, a middle school assistant principal, and a new superintendent have joined Lake Havasu Unified School District. You can read or watch a little more about each of them at the links below.
- Oro Grande Principal Brett Bitterman. | RiverScene Magazine interview
- Nautilus Elementary School Principal Ruben Gonzalez. | RiverScene Magazine interview
- Jamaica Elementary Principal Andrea Helart. | RiverScene Magazine interview
- Thunderbolt Middle School Assistant Principal Carlos Robles.
- District Superintendent Diana Asseier. | RiverScene Magazine interview
Request for arguments
Lake Havasu Unified School District No. 1 of Mohave County, Arizona will hold a special bond election and 15% maintenance and operation budget override election on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. The Mohave County School Superintendent will be preparing an informational pamphlet that will be mailed to households containing one or more registered electors within the District. Any persons wishing to submit an argument "for" or "against" the bond election and/or the proposed 15% budget override (not to exceed 200 words each ) may do so by mail or hand delivery of the arguments to the Mohave County School Superintendent's office, 700 W. Beale Street, Kingman, AZ 86402; telephone: (928) 753-0747. Deadline to submit Arguments For/Against the Election is Tuesday, August 3, 2016 at 5 p.m. More...
News about school meals
Many Lake Havasu Unified students qualify for free or reduced cost meals at their school. Read more about who qualifies in English | Spanish.
New this year—you can apply online for free or reduced cost meals at www.heartlandapps.com.
Prepay for student meals at www.myschoolbucks.com. There is a mobile device app available to make this easier. Check your app store for the MySchoolBucks app.
- For upcoming school board meetings check here.
- August 2 (Tuesday), 6 pm–8 pm: Lake Havasu High School Open House/Orientation for students and parents. Report to the new gym.
- August 6 (Saturday), 8 am-noon: Havasu Stick'em immunization clinic for children 0–18. Details...
- Several of our teachers have successfully used crowdsourcing websites 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 6/27/16, there are these:
- Creative play materials for Ms. Gibbs at Nautilus Elementary.
- Student subscriptions to Storyworks magazine for Mrs. Sieh at Oro GRande Elementary.
- "A Place for Everyone" carpet for Mrs. Waller at Starline Elementary.
- iPad for Mr. Hoffman at Jamaica Elementary School. Only $60 more needed.
- Books for Mr. Branchik at Lake Havasu High School.
- Puppets and building blocks for Ms. Gibbs at Nautilus Elementary have been funded.
- Math materials for Mrs. Thuneman at Jamaica Elementary have been funded.
- Chromebooks for Mrs. Williams at Starline Elementary.
- Chapter books for Mrs. Sieh at Oro Grande Elementary have been funded.
- Dramatic play materials for Mrs. Waller at Starline Elementary.
- Software for Mrs. Dixon at Jamaica Elementary School has been funded.
Notice of Public Meetings
Details of upcoming meetings of our governing board and employee benefit trust are posted on our Notice of Public Meetings web page. There are several ways to get there. If you click the Parents tab of our main navigation menu, you will be taken to a page that contains a Notice of Public Meetings link. Or, if you click the Miscellaneous tab of the main navigation menu a Notice of Public Meetings link will appear. There is also a Notice of Public Meetings link in our Quicklinks menu.
The LHHS Educational Tour Group went to Europe
You can follow their adventures on the tour group Facebook page.
The Thunderbolt Middle School Educational Tour Club went to Gettysburg and Washington, DC. Check their Facebook page.
You can help support both clubs through the tax credit program.
Congratulations to all graduates!
Congratulations to Lake Havasu High School graduates and all those moving onwards and upwards in school. You can see photo galleries of the LHHS graduation ceremony at the links below.
Have a safe and happy summer. School resumes August 8th.
The Lake Havasu City Aquatics & Recreation Department offers many summer activities for children. Check their website for details.
"Design-An-Ad" generates money for classrooms
The White Sheet recently published its annual special edition featuring advertisements designed by Lake Havasu Unified elementary school students. You can view it online.
John Schneider, representing the White Sheet, came to our district office on April 26 to present a check for $5,104.60 to our elementary school principals as payment for the student designed ads. The money is divided among the classrooms that participated. Our thanks to Mr. Schneider and the White Sheet.
Pictured (left to right): Jamie Kanzleiter, Jamaica Elementary; Claude Sanders, Havasupai; Connie Hogard, Smoketree; Mr. Schneider; Mike Murray, Starline; and Tami Roth, Nautilus. Pat Wolfe from Oro Grande is not in the picture.
Other recent stories
Stories from our website or other sites.
- New school superintendent to face district’s money matters 6/19/16
- Thunderbolt Middle School is a Capturing Kids’ Hearts™ Showcase School 4/19/16
- Eight LHHS SkillsUSA students qualify for national competition 4/11/16
- Outstanding Students Honored At LHHS Assembly 4/7/16
- Students compete in State Geography and Spelling Bees 4/4/16
- Students Team With City Workers For Green Project 4/1/16
- Thanks to local contractors and businesses
- Starline Envision Expo 3/16/16
- LHHS Honor Society Day of Service 3/12/16
- Jamie Thuneman receives K-12 Foundation Golden Apple Award 3/1/16
- Google Cardboard comes to Havasu schools 3/1/16
- Water World: Lessons bring school kids to Rotary Park 2/24/16
- ‘Ignite Class’ aims to spark tech bug in local youth 1/27/16
- Up, up, and away at Thunderbolt Middle School 1/27/16
- Nautilus Elementary School Elf Engineering Day 12/21/15
- BLAST OFF! ASU Havasu works with Nautilus Elementary 12/9/15
- Nautilus Elementary School students make Christmas cards for wounded soldiers 11/20/15
- LHUSD Elementary Math Superstars 11/6/15
- Thunderbolt Career Day 10/30/15
- EXTRA CREDIT: ‘Enrichment’ classes introduce new concepts to students 9/28/15
- LHHS Hot Rod Knights Car Club 10/27/15
- Students Mob IJSBA Thursday to Tour the World 10/8/15
- Butterflies Be Free! 9/25/15
- Our thanks to Calvary Baptist Church 9/15/15
- Culinary School (Open to Lake Havasu High School students.) 8/27/15
- Pennies for pupils: Arizona school spending again ranks near bottom of states 6/3/15
- Story archive