LHUSD voter informational pamphlet has been mailed (Update)
The informational pamphlet explaining the November special bond election for Lake Havasu Unified School District has been mailed to all district households in which a qualified elector resides. You can also read it here. And a related document: the bond 10 year capital plan (A more detailed 10 year plan document posted 10/16.).
Coughing, sneezing, fever?
Every year, millions of children in the United States catch enteroviruses that can cause coughing, sneezing, and fever. This year, the enterovirus that is most commonly causing respiratory illness in children across the country is enterovirus-D68 (EV-D68). The Center for Disease Control has released a fact sheet What Parents Need to Know About Enterovirus D68. Read the fact sheet.
Congratulations to LHHS counselor Sarah Skemp
The Western Arizona Vocational Education Joint Technical Education District presented Lake Havasu High School counselor Sarah Skemp with a WOW award. More...
Legendary Teacher Day
Lake Havasu City mayor Mark Nexsen declared September 25, 2014 to be Legendary Teacher Day. The Legendary Teacher Day proclamation reads (in part), “... it is important to take time to fully recognize the special teachers in our lives.” Eight Lake Havasu Unified teachers were there to help celebrate the event. More and a picture...
Candidates forum—missed it? You can watch the video.
The four candidates—Vernon Bridges, Nicole Cohen, Deanna Pfleger, and Pat Rooney—running for two open positions on the LHUSD governing board were all at a candidates forum on October 2nd that was sponsored by the Lake Havasu Association of Realtors. The event was recorded and you can watch the video.
School spirit at LHHS
School spirit is at least 8.0 on the Richter scale at Lake Havasu High School as evidenced by the LHHS Lip Dub 2014 video. Guaranteed to make you smile.
The Great Voter Challenge
Arizona's O'Connor House has launched The Great Voter Challenge to encourage voter registration, education, and turnout for the 2014 Elections. In 2012, Arizona had one of the lowest voter turnout rates in the nation. Arizona ranked 45th out of the 50 states with only 53.3% of eligible voters voting. Voting is not only a right, but one of the most important duties of American citizens. The United States was founded on the belief that citizens would have a choice in their leaders and policies. In order to ensure that our students vote when they become adults, it is important that parents register to vote and vote on Election Day. Franklin Roosevelt once said, “Nobody will ever deprive the American people of the right to vote except the American people themselves and the only way they could do this is by not voting.” More...
- Check online to see if I am registered to vote at voter.azsos.gov/VoterView/RegistrantSearch.do.
- Last day to register to vote in the General Election was October 6. Online registration at servicearizona.com/voterRegistration?popularclick.
- October 9: early voting begins. Lake Havasu City Aquatic Community Center, 100 Park Ave., 8 am to 5 pm, Monday–Friday.
- October 24: last day to request early ballot. (Contact Mohave County Recorder at 888-607-0733.) Must be mailed in and received by election day. May also be dropped off at any polling place in your county on election day.
- November 4: Election Day. Polls open 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.
All about options and opportunities
Lake Havasu High School offers many options to students. Let's talk about just two of them. With the support and cooperation of Mohave Community College and the WAVE JTED (Western Arizona Vocational Education Joint Technical Education District), Lake Havasu High School students have the option of working towards a career in H.V.A.C. or welding while still in high school. You can watch a video about each of these programs on the WAVE JTED YouTube channel. LHHS offers more.
Solar Project signs at LHHS and district office
You may notice a new sign in front of Lake Havasu High School and the Lake Havasu Unified District Office. You may say to yourself, "How do they expect me to read that small sign while I am driving down the street?" The signs were provided by AMERESCO, a company that worked on the solar project at each site, and they carry an important message. "SAVING WITH SOLAR. No added cost to the district or tax payers - utility incentives and energy savings from solar energy pays for this project." The solar installations are paying for themselves. As an additional benefit, the structures supporting the panels provide shaded parking for some of our staff, visitors, and students.
Tara Smith awarded K-12 Foundation Golden Apple
The K-12 Foundation for LHUSD#1 presented the Sherry Dailey Golden Apple Award for September, 2014 to Oro Grande Elementary School Primary Resource teacher Tara Smith. More and pictures.
Guiding Good Choices parenting class
Most of us know that computer software does not come with instructions. This lack has created a whole industry of "For Dummies" and "The Missing Manual" type books that provide the operator's manual that should have come with the product. What about children? Much more complicated than computer software, but no instructions provided. That is no longer a problem because free Guiding Good Choices parenting classes are available! You will learn practical skills to help you strengthen your relationship with your child and guide him or her through life's challenges. The classes will be offered three times during the next year. The first one is in October. More...
Other classes of interest coming up:
- Parenting classes from Interagency (Various times and dates)
- Financial Fitness (Sept. 25–October 30, 5–7 p.m.)
Other recent stories
Stories from our website or other sites.
- LHUSD governing board makes decision on bonds 6/30/14
- SkillsUSA students at 2014 State Competition
- K-12 Academic Recognition Banquet honors students and teachers 5/13/14
- L.H.H.S. F.B.L.A. state competition results 4/24/14
- Ad designers earn $$$ for their classrooms 3/4/14
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Stories from the local newspaper.
- Bond would fund $5.7 million for athletic fields 9/29/14
- Lake Havasu school bond calls for $11.2 million in tech improvements 9/15/14
- Old Skybox restaurant to become WAVE JTED Culinary Arts school 9/10/14 (More about this in the JTED newsletter.)
- Thunderbolt seeking wins in classrooms 8/13/14
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