Governing board hears about district infrastructure needs
Update 2/28/2014: We have added two new documents to the list below. One is a more specific list of needs for athletic field improvements, and the other is a summary of all needs that is an updated version of the summary PowerPoint given at the 2/18/14 governing board work session. It has been updated to address questions that have been asked.
We routinely post information on our website about the public meetings of our governing board. There are always several ways to get to that information using links on this page. Since there has been some public interest in the discussion at three recent governing board work sessions, here are some direct links to information (including video) from those meetings.
- Work Session 1/14/2014: review of future infrastructure needs (technology).
- Work Session 1/21/2014: review of future infrastructure needs (transportation and building maintenance).
- Work Session 2/18/2014: summary of technology and transportation needs and question and answer with Michael LaVallee, a public finance specialist from Stifel, Nicolaus & Company.
- Athletic Needs.
- Summary of all needs.
Stephanie McCorkle awarded K-12 Foundation Golden Apple
The K-12 Foundation for LHUSD#1 presented the Sherry Dailey Golden Apple Award for March, 2014 to Jamaica Elementary 6th grade teacher Stephanie McCorkle. More and a picture.
Tour Group Car Wash alert!
Students from the Thunderbolt Middle School Educational Tour Group are having a fundraiser car wash on March 8 (Saturday), from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Lake Havasu Raceway office (across the street from Jack-in-the-Box) They are asking $5 per car, and proceeds help fund the groups May trip to Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, and Gettysburg. Tax credit contributions can also be directed towards the Educational Tour Group.
Ad designers earn $$$ for their classrooms
Lake Havasu Unified elementary school students answered a Design-An-Ad challenge from the White Sheet and earned $3,200.
Pictured: John Schneider from the White Sheet presents check to superintendent Malay.
Quoted from the White Sheet:
In an effort to put dollars back into our local school district, we were happy to afford students in grades 1-6 the opportunity to create their own personal, artistic advertisements for Lake Havasu City Area businesses, and to see their creative work displayed in print . . . We support teachers and principals in encouraging students to embrace creativity, while, perhaps for the first time, introducing these young artists to the intriguing world of media design.
The White Sheet is donating a portion of the sales, $6 per ad sold, to the student designers' classrooms, to be used in whatever educational manner the teachers choose. In addition . . . the White Sheet will donate 10% of the total proceeds to the school district. We are proud to say the donation for the 1st Annual Design-An-Ad is $3,200.40.
Maybe some of the slogans students came up with will be permanently adopted by businesses. How about these two examples written for Eyes of Arizona.
- The place to be when you can't see. (by Lexi at Jamaica Elementary)
- If your vision gets blurry come to me in a hurry. (by Mikaela at Nautilus Elementary)
Thanks to Mr. Schneider and the White Sheet for this educational and rewarding opportunity.
Read the special White Sheet Design-An-Ad issue. (This is a very large pdf file.)
Ready for Kindergarten?
Children in our community come to school with varying levels of preparedness for kindergarten. You can evaluate some areas of your child's development and maturity yourself and find areas you may need to work on. More...
March 3rd was Read Across America Day
Today the literacy skills demanded by 21st century work and learning environments are increasingly more complex. You want your child to succeed in school and in life. Get them off to a good start by reading to them, telling them stories and singing songs with them. The Read On Arizona website offers many tips including an Early Literacy Guide for Families. (English and Spanish version available.) Reading can be a family activity.
Tips for flu season
Help prevent the spread of germs by using the Dracula cough.
Lake Havasu High School students in the news
These links will take you to the site of our local newspaper.
- Future Business Leaders of America.
- We the People.
- Student wins 3rd in state photo contest.
- Girl's basketball.
A big anniversary is approaching
July 1, 2014 will mark the 50th anniversary of Lake Havasu School District. The district was formed in 1964 to serve the growing school aged population of Lake Havasu City and was called Lake Havasu School District #25 (map). District #25 was an elementary district, serving only grades K-8. A new, three-classroom school (Lake Havasu City Elementary School) was built for the 1964-65 school year. The school stood on the site of the current Smoketree Elementary School. Local high school students were bused to a high school in Kingman. The first board members (Board of Trustees) of District #25 were Gordon Tulk (chairman), Glen Anderson (clerk), and Carroll Young.
New schools were added over the years, and, in 1983, the district became a K-12 district with a new name—Lake Havasu Unified School District #1.
We are proud and grateful to have been a part of this community for so many years.
If you have a picture or story you would like to share about those early days, please email email@example.com. We will publish these and other materials as the anniversary date approaches.
Solar makes every sunny day good news for the school district
Solar panel installation is in progress at Lake Havasu High School and the Lake Havasu Unified district office. Covered parking structures have been erected with the solar panels installed on top, similar to what you see at the Lake Havasu City Aquatic Center. This is being done under a lease/purchase agreement and is cost neutral to the school district. Money saved on utility bills for the two sites will be used to pay for the project. The payments are roughly equal to the current electric bill for the affected areas. Electric rates may rise, but our payments are fixed and will stay the same for 15 years. After 15 years, project costs will have been repaid and the school district will own the panels and the electricity they produce.
Special recognition for Nautilus and Oro Grande
Nautilus and Oro Grande Elementary Schools have both been named by the National Center for Educational Achievement as 2013 N.C.E.A. Arizona Higher Performing Schools based on special achievement in one or more content areas tested by A.I.M.S. Nautilus was recognized for performing in the content areas of science and writing. Oro Grande for science and reading. More...
Nautilus Elementary has been selected by the Arizona Department of Education as one of only two state schools to receive the 2013 National Title 1 Distinguished School Award. From the notification letter:
Congratulations! Your school has been selected by your state for national recognition because of the success of your educational programs and progress made by your students.
Other recent stories
Stories from our website or other sites.
- L.H.H.S. actors are superior
- LHHS SkillsUSA students win gold, silver, and bronze at Nationals June, 2013
- Common Core Standards (an article by superintendent Gail Malay)
- LHHS students finish A.S.U. Barrett Summer Scholar program
- K-12 Foundation gives $3,000 to each school
- Help your child age 0 to 3rd grade become a reader
- Story archive
Stories from the local newspaper.
- Jamaica student wins county spelling bee 2/3/14
- Firefighters show Starline students how to react in an emergency 2/1/14
- Oro Grande Elementary students craft solar energy projects 1/30/14
- Two L.H.U.S.D. teachers recognised by V.F.W. 1/25/14
- Changes ahead for school meals 1/18/14
- Capturing Kids' Hearts 10/7/13
- LHHS pioneer principal dies 9/16/13
- Story Archive