Upcoming events

  • For upcoming school board and employee benefit trust meetings check here.
  • The local "Backpacks for Kids" program is looking for donations to make sure all students have a backpack and basic school supplies for the 2017-18 school year. Read their flyer.
  • Calling all runners and walkers! The 7th Annual Fighting Knights 5K Cross Country Fun Run will take place on Saturday, September 30th. All proceeds from the 5K Fun Run benefit the LHHS Boys and Girls Cross Country Program. Registration form
  • Calvary Baptist Church is organizing the first annual Lake Havasu "Serve our Schools" Event for October 7th. This is a city-wide volunteer effort to benefit the public and charter schools in Lake Havasu with projects ranging from painting to drywall to landscaping and putting up fences. Click here for more information.

Governing board appoints Nautilus Elementary principal

The Lake Havasu Unified governing board has named Roger Burger as principal of Nautilus Elementary School. Mr. Burger has been with Lake Havasu Unified for 28 years, most recently serving as athletic director at Lake Havasu High School.
More about Mr. Burger Opens a PDF document | Related newspaper article | More about the 6/27/17 board meeting

Governing board appoints Starline Elementary principal

The Lake Havasu Unified governing board has named Corey Triassi as principal of Starline Elementary School. Ms. Triassi has been serving as interim principal at the school.
More about Ms. Triassi Opens a PDF document | More about the 6/20/17 board meeting

Bond/override applied

Lake Havasu High School is excited to announce the addition of its first bus route. Due to the passage of the bond and override, LHHS will begin offering limited transportation services for students in grades 9-12. The first route will serve students who live on the Lake-side of Highway 95 from Mesquite north through the Desert Hills area. LHHS has contacted students who live in this area. If you are new to the area, moved, or were missed in the mailing; live in the new bussing boundaries; and are interested in transportation, please contact Robert Keirns at 928-505-6961. LHHS is looking forward to adding more busses in the future to serve more of the community.

Student dress code: a letter from the superintendent

The topic of dress codes and school uniforms has always generated conversations! At the school district and at school sites, we have had several complaints from students, parents, community members, and staff about the appearance and lack of modesty of our students, particularly during the warm weather times. The standardized shirts have addressed several of the modesty issues, and now the concern is the length of shorts, skirts, dresses, etc. Our discussion has included how awkward it is for our staff to address issues of modesty, especially for those students wearing really short shorts, skirts, etc. We decided that before moving to a uniform “bottoms” policy, we would set a modesty “measure” that allows students more choice in colors and styles than a uniform would, but also meets the modesty standard. The new language is:

“Shorts and skirts must be fingertip length. This means long enough so that when standing straight, hands at sides , the hem is at the edge of the fingertips. Students are responsible for checking in the mirror before coming to school.”

This ensures that while buying school clothes, every student has a measuring stick with them!

Some families have expressed concerns about being able to find appropriate length items. We will be working with our local stores to see if they can stock more options. Levi’s, Dickies, Lee, Eddie Bauer, and Wrangler all have really stylish shorts in a longer length. Also, all of the uniform vendors, such as French Toast or Cat & Jack, sell longer shorts and skirts, and they are often less expensive and easily accessed on line. I did a search online for “longer shorts” and was really amazed at all of the options and how stylish they were for both our boys and girls.

We are hoping that as our families are doing their school clothes shopping, these suggestions will ensure success. We will be enforcing the dress code at all of our schools beginning the first day of school.

Diana Asseier
Superintendent, Lake Havasu Unified

The new dress code policy will officially take effect during the 2017-18 school year.

First steps taken on school bond sales

UPDATE 4/13/17: The first round of school bonds have been sold. It is expected that money from the sales will be available May 11 so the district can start working on bond funded projects.

The Lake Havasu Unified Governing Board has approved the first round of school improvement bond sales to finance school repairs and improvements. The first round of sales will raise $16.9 million. Sale of a total $49,050,000 in bonds was approved by voters this past November.
More about the 3/14/17 board meeting. | More about the bond and override. | Related newspaper article.

Override applied

The Lake Havasu Unified Governing Board has approved an employee compensation package and a change in athletic fees for the 2017-18 school year. Thanks to voter approval of a budget override this past November, district employees will see an increase to their base pay, a longevity supplement based on years of service, and other financial benefits. The board also approved a reduction in the student athletic fee cap from $800 to $400 at the high school, and from $400 to $200 at the middle school.
Read more about the 2/21/17 board meeting. | Read more about the bond and override.

Lake Havasu Unified counselor named Arizona Counselor of the Year

Lake Havasu High School counselor Tracy Pressley has been named Counselor of the Year by the Arizona School Counselors Association. More about Counselor of the Year...

State superintendent's AZ Kids Can't Wait! plan

Diane Douglas, State Superintendent of Public Instruction, recently visited Parker as part of her We Are Listening Tour. She was there to talk about her plan of action for Arizona schools called AZ Kids Can't Wait!, and to answer questions from the public. The plan is available for download from us or from the AZ Kids Can't Wait! website.
AZ Kids Can't Wait! download Opens a PDF document | AZ Kids Can't Wait! website

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