Transportation Assessment Survey 2018

TRANSPORTATION ASSESSMENT SURVEY 2018

Transportation throughout Mohave and La Paz Counties continue to be a main obstacle. The Western Arizona Council of Governments (WACOG) Transportation Department is conducting a survey to learn more about the transportation needs of residents and gaps in current services.

We want to hear your voice in the matter. Please take a few minutes to complete the survey by going to the WACOG FaceBook events page and clicking on the Survey Monkey link or filling out a hard copy in your local community. Everyone in the community is encouraged to participate!

The survey will open February 12th to August 30th


Western Arizona Council of Governments
208 N. 4th Street
Kingman, AZ 86401

Contact: Maegan Burns
Phone: 928-377-4961
Email: MaeganB@wacog.com
Website: https://www.wacog.com/

Math Success Is Spelled “MCC” In Mohave County

Colorado City              Bullhead City               Kingman                      Lake Havasu City

January 2018 

Math success is spelled “MCC” in Mohave County
Student success rates jump thanks to transitional math project

 

Mohave Community College charted a new course to improve the math skills of students, and the student success rate spiked.

During the MCC board of governors meeting Friday, the college unveiled the first year results of its transitional math project, which helps prepare students for college level math.

The percentage of students successfully completing transitional math courses jumped from 62% in the Fall semester of 2016 to 88% in 2017.

For students taking 15 week courses, the success rate jumped from 68% to 91%.

“These results are phenomenal,” MCC President Dr. Michael Kearns told the board of governors. ”Student improvement results like this get the attention of educators and administrators.”

The need to improve student math skills is no secret in Arizona.

Only 40% of elementary, middle school and high school students passed the math portion of the AzMerit standardized test during the 2016-2017 school year, according to the Arizona Department of Education.

“We changed our philosophy at MCC and moved from expecting the student to be ready for college level math to meeting the student wherever they are in terms of math knowledge, “ said Rosemarie LeFebvre, MCC associate dean of student success & retention. “We work closely with the student and help them learn the skills they need to pass college level math classes.”

LeFebvre is one of the key architects of the college’s transitional math improvement project, which is already seeing double digit improvements in student success rates.

She worked closely with Associate Dean Don Weide, who oversees the MCC Center for Excellence in Learning.

Weide researched math computer programs and identified EdReady as one MCC could use to assist students. “It allows students to go online at any time, assess their math skills, and together with our team at MCC develop a plan for success,” he said.

Advisors, tutors, faculty and staff monitor student progress daily, and administrators meet weekly for updates and to determine what is working, and what changes need to be made.

“We always ask ourselves ‘what’s the new challenge, what’s today’s challenge and what didn’t we think of,’” Stephen Eaton, chief academic officer explained to board members. “Because of that approach we’ve had very few surprises.”

Another big key to the success of the project is flexibility and ease of access to assistance the students may need.

“We make it a priority to work within the student’s schedule to help them,” said LeFebvre. “If a student lags behind, we meet with them to find out how we can help make them successful.”

The college also located the transitional math classes on its campuses within easy access to the Student Success Centers, tutors, computer labs and faculty.

The college also works closely with online students and the success rate for them jumped from 45% in 2016 to 84% in 2017.

MCC board members were overwhelmingly pleased with the transitional math success rates.

“For online pass rates to jump from 45% to 84% is incredible,” said Board Trustee Judy Selberg.

Board Member Julie Bare had a similar reaction. “This is a magnificent representation of what we do best – educating students and helping them improve and succeed.”

Fort Mohave Home Show From January 26th To The 28th

Tri State Home Show is a 3 day event being held from 26th January to 28th January 2018 at the Mojave Crossing Event Center in Fort Mohave

Radio Central has partnered with American Shows Inc. to bring the Tri-State Area the largest Home * Garden * Lifestyle show.

Local consumers can expect a grand selection of vendors, food court, beer garden, raffel prizes, homeowner tips, and more.

This event showcases products like home renovation and remodeling,outdoor furniture and outdoor decor products,design and architecture,gardening and garden machinery and equipment, etc. in the Architecture & Designing, Consumer & Home Appliances, Home Furnishings & Home Textiles industries.

Niki Nickle Completes First Year At Institute For Organization Management


Niki Nickle Of Lake Havasu Area Chamber Of Commerce Completes First Year At Institute For Organization Management


A Leadership Training Program Produced by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation WASHINGTON, D.C.— Institute for Organization Management, the professional development program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, is pleased to announce that Niki Nickle,  Membership and Events Manager, of the Lake Havasu Area Chamber of Commerce, has recently completed her first year at Institute for Organization Management, a four-year nonprofit leadership training program at University of Arizona in Tuscon.

“Institute graduates are recognized across the country as leaders in their industries and organizations,” said Raymond P. Towle, IOM, CAE, the U.S. Chamber Foundation’s vice president of Institute for Organization Management. “These individuals have the knowledge, skills, and dedication necessary to achieve professional and organizational success in the dynamic association and chamber industries.”

Since its commencement in 1921, the Institute program has been educating tens of thousands of association, chamber, and other nonprofit leaders on how to build stronger organizations, better serve their members and become strong business advocates. Institute’s curriculum consists of four weeklong sessions at five different university locations throughout the country. Through a combination of required courses and electives in areas such as leadership, advocacy, marketing, finance, and membership, Institute participants are able to enhance their own organizational management skills and add new fuel to their organizations, making them run more efficiently and effectively.

Institute for Organization Management is the professional development program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation. It is the premier nonprofit professional development program for association and chamber professionals, fostering individual growth through interactive learning and networking opportunities.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation (USCCF) is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce dedicated to strengthening America’s long-term competitiveness. We educate the public on the conditions necessary for business and communities to thrive, how business positively impacts communities, and emerging issues and creative solutions that will shape the future.

Classical Magnet School Program Survey

Dear Community of Lake Havasu City.

As all of you are aware, our community has great schools, both public and private, that offer many options for our students.

LHUSD is interested in providing opportunities to meet all of the needs and interests of our citizens.  One of the most sought after options, often available only in large metropolitan areas, is a “Classical” school.  Classical education is focused on virtue, wisdom, and knowledge, using the great books and primary sources in a more traditional model.  Classical schools often are based on the Trivium, which has three stages: Grammar, Logic, and Rhetoric.

We have been discussing the option of opening a “Classical” magnet school/program.  But first, it is important to know if there is an interest among our community, especially those with children.

Below is the link to a survey regarding the establishment of a classical magnet school/program.  I would truly appreciate it if you would take a few minutes to review and complete the survey, as we want to invest our planning time wisely.  Your honest feedback will be invaluable.

Survey link:   https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CXKFH3T

Respectfully,

Diana M. Asseier

 

Havasu Art Guild Winter Expo

Havasu Art Guild Winter Expo

Date:

Saturday, February 3, 2018    Time:   10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Address:

Grace Episcopal Church
111 Bunker Drive
Lake Havasu City, AZ 86406

Price:                 

Admission is free and open to the public

Description:

Havasu Art Guild’s Winter Expo & Sale.  Admission is free and open to the public.  Art Guild member artists will have their pieces displayed for sale.  The selection of art and craft items will include ceramics, jewelry, paintings, glass work, handmade beads, fiber art, and more.  Any questions please email HavasuArtGuild@Gmail.com

MCC Art-A-Fair

MCC Art-A-Fair Friday, Feb. 9th and Saturday, Feb. 10th 9 AM to 4 PM

The MCC Fine Arts & Crafts Show & Sale will showcase handmade works by art teachers and students of Mohave Community College. Items on display include ceramics, paintings, glass, jewelry, drawings, cards, and photography.

Free parking and admission.

Artisans donate a portion of all sales to the MCC Foundation for scholarships and other good works.

Guests will have a chance to win free artwork.

Light refreshments will be served.