Six area elementary, junior high and high schools are again participating in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s summer food service programs.

Elementary and junior high school meals are available through June 2 and next week from June 5 through 9 while summer school is in session. Mohave High School’s summer meal program runs through June 30 and will be available for all children in the community after the other programs end. Times vary by campus.

Desert Valley Elementary (1066 Marina Blvd.) will serve breakfast from 7:20 am to 7:50 am, and lunch from noon to 12:50 pm.

Diamondback Elementary (2550 Tesota Way), Sunrise Elementary (2645 Landon Drive) and Bullhead City Junior High (1062 Hancock Rd.) will serve breakfast from 7:30 am to 8:00 am, and lunch from 11:30 am to noon.

Fox Creek Junior High (3101 Desert Sky Blvd.) will serve breakfast from 6:45 am to 7:30 am, and lunch from 11:00 am to 11:30 am for grades 3 through 5, and 11:30 am to noon for grades 6 through 8.

Mohave High (2251 Highway 95) will serve breakfast from 7:45 am to 8:30 am, and lunch from 11:45 to 12:45 pm.

The program is open to all children 18 and under. Meals are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, disability or age. Adults may join their children and purchase a meal for $1.50 for breakfast and $3.00 for lunch.

River Valley High School is not part of this year’s USDA summer meal program, but the school’s culinary arts career-technical education program will be providing snacks for students enrolled in summer school. Coyote Canyon Elementary’s summer meal program has been consolidated with Desert Valley’s this year because of combined summer school.

The Colorado River Schools comprise nine schools in two districts. The Bullhead City Elementary School District traces its history to what’s now known as “The Little Red Schoolhouse,” which opened nearly 70 years ago, and now has six schools serving students pre-kindergarten through eighth grade.

The Colorado River Union High School District was created in 1989 following the division of the former county-wide Mohave Union High School District, and a high school in Bullhead City 20 years earlier. Its two traditional and one alternative high schools serve students in grades nine through twelve, and offers dual enrollment programs through Mohave Community College.

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