Vacancy on district Employee Benefit Trust
There is a vacancy that needs to be filled on the Lake Havasu Unified Employee Benefit Trust.* If you are interested in serving on the trust, please review the application. An applicant must be a community member, but may not be a school district employee or retiree. Your application must be turned in by 3 p.m. on July 31, 2017.
*The Lake Havasu Unified School District #1 (LHUSD) Employee Benefit Trust was established in 1986 by the LHUSD Governing Board. The purpose of the EBT was to establish and maintain health and welfare benefits for employees of the LHUSD and their eligible family members to be administered by the trustees of the newly created Employee Benefit Trust.
- For upcoming school board and employee benefit trust meetings check here.
- Lake Havasu Unified schools are currently on summer break. The Lake Havasu City Parks and Aquatics Department offers summer programs for youth. Check their website.
- 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.
- Havasu Stick'Em immunization event: August 5 (Saturday), 8 am-noon, at the Lake Havasu Community Aquatic Center. School required immunizations will be provided by the Mohave County Department of Public Health. Bring your shot records and insurance card if you have one. Must check-in by 10:30 am for immunizations. Must Pre-register for vaccines by July 10th.
Stick'Em flyer | pre-registration forms
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 | 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 | More about the 6/20/17 board meeting
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.
Thunderbolt Educational Tour Club visits New York
Read about the Thunderbolt Middle School Educational Tour Club's trip on their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/tboltetc.
Lake Havasu High 2017 graduation on YouTube
Video of the Lake Havasu High School 2017 graduation is available at youtu.be/IAYBCj1ARE8. Thanks to Havasu Live TV for posting that.
Also, some nice pictures at River Scene Magazine.
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.
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.
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 | AZ Kids Can't Wait! website
Other recent stories
Stories from our website or other sites.
- Tania Gray: Mohave County Teacher of the Year 7/14/17
- Carolyn Alexander: La Paz/Mohave counties First Things First Champion for Young Children. 7/13/17
- Lake Havasu High School students take top honors for computer game development 5/18/17
- More than $4 million in scholarships awarded to Lake Havasu High School students 5/15/17
- Havasu students snag record first place FBLA state awards 5/8/17
- Student Creativity Shines Through Cabinets 4/11/17
- K-12 Foundation Honors Lynn Edwards With Golden Apple Award 3/16/17
- Fourth annual White Sheet "Design-an-Ad" issue 3/10/17
- Lake Havasu Unified teacher honored again 2/23/17
- Tax credit 2016 2/4/17
- New LHUSD business director appointed 1/31/17
- Transfer of property 1/26/17
- LHHS Rolled Out The Red Carpet For Statewide Student Council Members 1/22/17
- Students Visit Lake Havasu For AASC State Convention 1/19/17
- LHHS Journalism Students Take Flight 1/14/17
- Balloons Visit Havasu Schools 1/13/17
- Our kids and our community won! Bond/Approved! Override/Approved 12/20/16
- Elementary Students Show Math Skills In Competition 11/4/16
- Thunderbolt Career Day 10/28/16
- LHHS volunteer football coaches teach life lessons 10/24/16
- Refunding excess taxes 10/18/16
- Capturing Kids' Hearts founder visits Thunderbolt 10/7/16
- Thunderbolt Middle School is a Capturing Kids’ Hearts™ Showcase School 4/19/16
- Story archive