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

My School Bucks

Prepay for student meals at There is a mobile device app available to make this easier. Check your app store for the MySchoolBucks app.


District welcomes three new principals and a superintendent

Several new elementary school principals and a new superintendent will be assuming their duties over the next few weeks. You can read a little more about each of them at the links below.

Upcoming events

  • 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.

USDA sponsors summer meals for children

The United States Department of Agriculture partners with our school district to provide a summer meals program for children. It is open to all children 18 and younger. No enrollment is necessary, and it is free. Any child can go to any of the schools (Thunderbolt, Nautilus, Jamaica, and Smoketree) offering the service. For specific dates and times, check the flyer (The flyer was updated on 4/26.).

"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.

Thunderbolt Middle School is a Capturing Kids’ Hearts™ Showcase School

Thunderbolt Middle School has been confirmed as one of eleven schools from across the country to receive the Flippen Group Capturing Kids’ Hearts™ Showcase Schools Award for the 2015-2016 school year. The Flippen Group website says, “. . . we believe the unsung heroes producing exemplary outcomes in our schools need and deserve recognition for a job very well done!"

Capturing Kids' Hearts uses four basic elements to build students' and teachers' respect for one another: handshakes, social contracts, affirmations, and making connections by individuals sharing “good things” that have happened to them in the last week.

Thunderbolt principal Mari Jo Mulligan is a strong supporter of the program and credits it for lowering the number of discipline referrals at her school. For a January, 2015 article on our website, she said, “Now when we interview prospective teachers, I explain Capturing Kids’ Hearts and say, ‘if this doesn’t sound like something you can embrace, we are not the right school for you.’”

See a Related article at RiverScene Magazine.

Eight LHHS SkillsUSA students qualify for national competition

Lake Havasu High School students made a strong showing at the recent Arizona SkillsUSA competition, with 8 qualifying to go to Nationals. More...

Jamie Thuneman receives K-12 Foundation Golden Apple Award

The K-12 Foundation for LHUSD#1 recently presented a Sherry Dailey Golden Apple Award to Jamie Thuneman. Mrs. Thuneman is a third grade teacher at Jamaica Elementary School. More and a picture...

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