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Special Events:

Fridays are Purple Shirt Day.
Good News Club meets Wednesdays.

December 22–January 2
No school, Christmas/Winter Break.

January 5
School resumes.

January 8
Early release, 1 pm.

January 9
No Tardy Picnic.

January 15
Early release, 1 pm.

January 19
No school, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

For other special events, check our Calendar or Newsletter.


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Will this make you say WOW?

There is a web page on the official city of Phoenix website that promotes the tax credit for public schools. That site has a chart showing how much tax credit money per student each of the 29 school districts with schools in the city of Phoenix collected in 2013. The lowest figure is $2.59 per student in the Union Elementary District. The highest is $116.00 in the Scottsdale Unified School District. If we plugged Lake Havasu Unified’s tax credit dollars collected per student for 2013 into that chart, what do you think our position would be? High, low, middle?

Lake Havasu Unified collected $92.22 tax credit dollars per student in 2013. That means we were more successful than 26 of the Phoenix districts and were only bettered by three (Cave Creek, Kyrene, and Scottsdale). WOW! A big thank you to all that participate in the Lake Havasu Unified tax credit program.

However, this is 2014. The end of tax year 2014 is approaching and there are still hundreds, if not thousands, of taxpayers in Lake Havasu City that could participate in the program but do not. Why not? Maybe they have not heard about it. Maybe they have heard about it but do not believe what they heard. How do we reach the ones who are persuadable? How do we convince them? We think that word-of-mouth works best. Hearing from someone you know and trust that:

  • Anyone with an Arizona state income tax liability can participate.
  • You do not have to be the parent of a student.
  • For a single individual or head of household, the tax credit maximum is $200. If you are married filing jointly, the maximum is $400. You do not have to give the maximum. Any amount is welcome.
  • You get a dollar-for-dollar credit that either lowers what you owe on state income tax or increases your refund. (The credits may only be used to the extent they reduce a tax liability to zero on your Arizona tax return. Any unused amounts may be carried forward for up to five years.)
  • The money stays in our community and you get to say where it goes. That would not happen if you paid the money to the state.

Our schools and staff push the tax credit program in every way they can think of. The K-12 Foundation for LHUSD #1 promotes the tax credit. Our local newspaper runs articles on the tax credit. The current issue of The White Sheet contains an article about tax credit. There are announcements on the radio. Some local businesses offer tax credit participation via payroll deduction. But, if you tell a friend about the tax credit for public schools program, you can help us reach folks that might not hear any other way, or might not believe what they hear from a stranger. Please, tell a friend.

Tax credit office holiday hours at 2200 Havasupai Blvd.:

  • December 1–19: 8 am to 5 pm.
  • December 22–23: 8 am to 3 pm.
  • Closed December 24 and 25.
  • December 26: 8 am to 3 pm.
  • December 29–31: 8 am to 3 pm.

Tax credit forms are available online and at the Smith's service desk, Mohave County Library, Horizon Community Bank, Mohave State Bank, and our district office. Checks and forms can be sent via U.S. Mail to Lake Havasu Unified School District, 2200 Havasupai Blvd., Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403. Your check should be made out to Lake Havasu Unified School District. If you mail it, it must be postmarked by 12/31/14. Otherwise it can't be used against your 2014 taxes. You may also pay by check, cash, or credit card at our district office. Have questions? Please call or email Jackie Taylor (505-6917 or jtaylor@havasu.k12.az.us).

Starline Elementary: A Neighborhood School

Starline marquee

Starline Elementary is a true neighborhood school. Surrounded by residences, there are no major streets bordering the school grounds. This provides for a quieter, safer school environment.

Starline houses kindergarten through sixth grade. Full time art, music, and physical education teachers help students attain their greatest potential. A reading specialist and an academic coach are available to assist students and staff.

Starline is home to the district's accelerated learning program. High achieving students who qualify for the program are challenged by an advanced curriculum, including the annual Kid City project. We have a computer lab and full service library for the benefit of our students. Our large, multi-purpose room serves as a lunchroom, gymnasium, and auditorium. A stage provides opportunities for plays and musical performances. A part-time school nurse ensures the well being of our students. A breakfast and lunch program is provided for student convenience. A student council provides students the opportunity to become involved in activities designed to enhance the school. The Lake Havasu City Parks and Recreation Department provides an after school program at Starline that involves students in activities which encourage academic, social, and physical growth. Parents are encouraged to visit their children in class as well as join them for lunch and recess.

Starline Elementary School is dedicated to providing educational opportunities and challenges consistent with the needs of today's students.

Starline Facts
ROADRUNNERSStarline Elementary School serves around 550 students in grades K6. The school was built in 1974, and currently receives a letter grade rating of A from the Arizona Department of Education. Our school mascot is the Starblazer. We are located at 3150 Starline Drive, in beautiful Lake Havasu City, Arizona.

Do you live in the Starline attendance area?