Needles Unified School District

Monday, January 20th is a school holiday in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  The District wishes our school community a safe and restful holiday weekend!

News and Announcements

Schools To Be Open Thursday January 16th!

All school sites will be open at usual hours on Thursday, January 16th. The City of Needles has made repairs so all sites will have water. The Lillyhill Bridge will have sidewalks open but still no cars may drive across it. Needles CDS will return to their school site at Katie Hohstadt as well as Needles Head Start and Preschool will be open their regular hours.
Thank you to the City of Needles for your prompt response to this community issue! Thank you to all Needles USD staff for the safe care of our students!
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Head Start Preschool Site Closed Today January 15, 2020

In order to ensure the safety of students, staff and parents, Katie Hohstadt School, that houses our Head Start Preschool programs, will be closed today, Thursday, January 15, 2020 due to a major water main break and required repairs. The City of Needles has been working on this situation and will have the repairs completed as soon as possible. Please call the District Office at 760.326.3891 with any questions.
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NEW Trustees Sworn In to Represent Areas 2 and 3

Newly appointed Trustees Sheridan Silversmith (Area 3 Chemehuevi/Big River) and Lana Walters (Area 2 City of Needles) were approved and seated during last night's special board meeting. Board President Christina Cameron-Otero delivered the oath of office following an interview process and provisional appointment. Both Trustees are graduates of Needles High School. Trustee Silversmith has students at Chemehuevi Valley ES and Trustee Walters will have a daughter who will attend our schools in the future. In order to conduct the interview process with less than a quorum of our own NUSD Trustees on the Board, San Bernardino County Board President Hardy Brown II and SB County Board member Ken Larson were sworn in at the start of the meeting, provided their input, and then resigned once the Trustees Silversmith and Walters were appointed. The Needles Unified SD looks forward to welcoming and working with our newest Trustees!
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Board Meeting to Be Held Tuesday October 8th

A special board meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 8th at 5:00 pm to select and appoint Trustees from Areas 2 & 3. San Bernardino County Board President Hardy Brown II and Board Member Ken Larson will join the Needles USD Board in order to make a quorum and hold the meeting. The next regular meeting of the Board of Education for the Needles USD will be Tuesday, October 22nd at 5:00 pm.
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Application Available for Vacant Trustee Seat for Area 2

A Board of Trustee Vacancy currently exists for Area 2 (City of Needles area). All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply. Application information is available on this news event. Applications will be due to the Needles District Support Office by 4:00 pm on September 13, 2019. Board Interviews and appointments will be held on September 17, 2019.
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Board of Trustee Vacancy Area 3

A Board of Trustee Vacancy currently exists for Area 3 (Parker Dam, Iron Mountain, Big River and Havasu Landing area). All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply. Application information is available on this news event. Applications will be due to the Needles District Support Office by 4:00 pm on August 1, 2019. Board Interviews and appointments will be held on August 20, 2019.
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Board of Trustee Vacancy Area 1

A Board of Trustee Vacancy currently exists for Area 1 (Goffs and Amboy area). All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply. Application information is available on this news event. Applications will be due to the Needles District Support Office by 4:00 pm on August 1, 2019. Board Interviews and appointments will be held on August 20, 2019.
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Lady Stangs Win State Championship!!!!!

Today, the Lady Stangs won their NIAA Softball State Championship!!! The team played exceptionally well and their hard work paid off!!!!! Coaches Abby Chandler, Alex Chandler and Sandy Chandler supported the team's athletic abilities with their coaching expertise to support this championship win! Congratulations and thank you for all of your hard work!!!!! We are proud of our players, our coaches, our volunteers, our parents and our supporters who helped to make this happen!
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Ryly Payson Headed to the Air Force Academy!

Senior Ryly Payson will be graduating on May 31st and then heading to Colorado Springs and the Air Force Academy in June! Ryly is one of 6 students throughout all of the San Bernardino County to receive the high honor of being selected for this prestigious university. This year there were over 10,000 applicants and only an approximate 1100 selected to enter as freshman for Fall 2019! We are very proud of Ryly and her personal accomplishments to achieve this honor! Well done!
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