Career and Technical Education

CTE August 2023 Newsletter

Back to School starting off Strong

CTE Staff Highlight

Hi, I'm Kay White and this is my first year working in the CTE Department as the Administrative Assistant. I am really excited to jump in and get to know everyone as this program is something I truly believe in. I previously worked in the attendance office at LHHS and before that at the District Office.

I was raised in Kansas and moved to Lake Havasu City in 2012. My husband and I took many vacations to visit Lake Havasu and eventually bought a house here and a few years later we made the bold move to live here full time.

In Kansas, I worked for Blue Cross/Blue Shield for 18 years. I also owned my own bakery where my specialty was cookies, decorative cakes and wedding cakes.

I have 2 kids and 5 grandkids that reside in Kansas so I am lucky that working for the school district allows me a few breaks during the school year and summer to go back and visit. A few months ago, my 19 year old grandson Camden came to live with me. I am enjoying every minute of it!

In my spare time I work at Ross a couple nights a week and I enjoy KU Basketball, KC Chiefs Football, swimming, baking and all kinds of crafts.

I know this year will have a lot of challenges as I learn all the aspects of my new job but I am really excited. Good luck to everyone this school year!

Picture of the New CTE Admin Asstistant

Early Childhood and Education Professions

Kaymee Kelly and a panel of LHHS Alumni share information with students about the Chamber of commerce Internship Program. The panel consisted of Havana - Class of 23, NAU Secondary Ed History; Kailey - Class of 2022, NAU Elementary Ed; Kiana - Class of 2022, GCU Secondary Ed, History; and Emma - Class of 2022, NAU Elementary Ed.

Picture of a panel of LHHS Alumni share information

Jasmine has been employed at New Day South since the spring. Over the summer turned into a full-time position as an assistant teacher mostly in the 3 year old classroom. The director at the school stated “I love her so much. She’s the perfect employee!” Jasmine continues her employment and is working after school.

Picture of student interacting with 2 children at New Day South


Law and Public Safety students have been in the lab lately learning the proper techniques for using pressure points to gain compliance from an unwilling subject along with searching and handcuffing .


Business classes: The students in the Fundamentals of Business are working on workplace communication. The students were taught how to give an effective presentation. They researched a career of their choice and created an effective presentation on that career and presented it to the class.
Picture of a group of students giving presentations in the classroom.


Our students were so excited to be back in school and they have hit the ground running with new ideas for the school year.

One new and exciting addition we introduced this year is our ASB Club Liaison Chair position. This will allow our program to network with the other CTE/Clubs on campus. We are kicking the year off this week by hosting Club Rush on Wednesday during all three lunches. Students will be able to visit tables where each club has information posted on how to join.

Stay tuned as we are planning our first Spirit Weeks, Pep Assembly, and Dance!

5 students getting to know each other at their Annual Summer Boot Camp.
Students are getting to know each other at their Annual Summer Boot Camp while other students at the Annual Chalk Talk are displaying encouraging messages for students to read on their 1st day back to school.

Music & Audio Productions

Students are participating in a zoom meeting sponsored by in a "Fix the Mix" challenge that they are watching. Upon completion, the students will be remixing the track as well. Students are learning from Grammy award winning engineers and 2 educators on how to improve the sonic quality of the tracks that comprise a current song. There are 70 audio tracks in this mix that they are/will be working on. Very interesting stuff!
Picture of a zoom video in which students are interacting  with Grammy award winning engineers.


Think students went swimming and played video games all summer? Not Mrs. Burke’s Software and App Design students! Take a look at these amazing experiences!

Jacob (Senior, Intermediate Software & App Design)

Jacob attended a Game Jam at NAU. The students were placed into teams. His peers completed the artwork on the “Dark Skies” theme and Jacob did ALL the coding in GameMaker. They won first place! More information found here.

Kaden and Ben (Juniors, Advanced Software & App Design)

These two young men took a 6-week CSE110 college class at ASU in Phoenix. They learned the Java Programming Language. They lived on campus in the dorm rooms, ate at the dining halls, and took their lecture class in the morning and lab class in the afternoon. What an opportunity!

Maya (Senior, Advanced Year 4 Software & App Design)

Maya started our high school computer club! She also attended 2 special summer camps: (1) University of Maryland for Cybersecurity; and (2) Steven’s University in New Jersey for Intermediate Computer Science.

Picture of four students took on extra projects and classes this summer to help with their Software and Design App class.


MCC Fall Courses are in full swing. We were excited to see current and former LHHS Fire Service students at Orientation. David is a current LHHS student who has competed our CTE Fire Service class. Arianna, Zeik, Joshua and Andon participated in the CTE Fire Service Program at LHHS and are continuing in the EMT program. Trent, a LHHS graduate is also taking advantage of the EMT course. Darren has entered the welding program. All of these students have their course covered through WAVE. Students can take the EMT program as a 13th year WAVE student.

Picture of seven current and past students that are enrolled at MCC in the EMT program or the CTE Fire Service Program at LHHS.

We love when former students visit & tell us what exciting things they are up to! While in high school, both students took Welding classes at MCC paid for by WAVE! Joe is working at Liberty Prop & Welding. Lucy recently visited Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Virginia to apply for their apprentice program.

Picture of two previous students that were in the welding program at LHHS have now began working or applying to be an apprentice for this specific trade. i

LHHS Alumni stopped back into Mrs. Hendry's classroom to talk about where they are now and how the opportunities, they had in high school assisted them in their future goals. Havana and Kailey talked about the experience as interns through the CEI internship program. Students are paid during their 30 hours with a host. They interview with the Chamber and are matched with a host. Havana was an intern at Pam Reinke's Art Studio and Kailey was an intern at Starline Elementary. Both are attending NAU for Education. Kiana spoke with students about GCU and her time job shadowing Novak Animal Care Center. Bella and Lydia discussed the opportunities in the Career Center including scholarships, help applying to college and the overall support of Mrs. Galea and Ms. Kelly in the Career Center.

Picture of six alumni discussing with students the opportunities provided to them and how their high school programs assisted in helping them.

Senior Information Night is August 28th at 6pm in the Little Theater. Student, parents and guardians will learn about scholarships, military, college athletics, community college, universities and tips to help you prepare for life after high school.

Flyer about Senior Information Night.


The Fundamentals of Cabinetmaking students are hard at work demonstrating shop safety while using hand tools to build their first project for the semester, a small tool box built without the use of power cutting tools.

Picture of students learning to build a small tool box without the use of power tools.


LHHS autos advanced and intermediate student are highly engaged in our 1957 Chevrolet Belair project. As you can see, we found more rust in the belly pan than expected and ended up removing the entire floor. Check out the picture of our students test fitting the new floor pan to our completely modern Art Morrison Chassis prior to welding the floor into the body. This project combines the automotive technology of a current model Camaro with the thrill of a vintage hot rod. In addition to the mechanical aspect of this project, students are getting first hand experience in precision fabrication as it relates to the automotive industry. Stay tuned, this project promises to be a winner.

Picture of two students in Automotive test fitting a new car floor pan into a new body.
Picture of a 1957 Chevrolet Bel-Air car body


HOSA “Health Occupation Students of America-Future Health Professionals” Club has been busy preparing for an exciting 2023-2024 school year. We had our first Club Officers meeting, participated in the LHHS “Club Rush” to invite new members to join, attended Club paperwork training to prepare for all of the “behind the scenes” requirements of running our club, and hosted our first General meeting to welcome our new members. We’re looking forward to a fantastic year!

Picture of four students from Hosa at Club Rush.
Picture of students at the Club Rush week at the HOSA booth.