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New staff members wait to meet students in person as they begin work at Lafayette

Staff members were greeted to the building the second week with some positive chalk messages from some members of the Class of 2024.

Digital Media Staff

September 11, 2020

 Julie Bayha, World Language Courses Taught: Spanish 1, Spanish 2 # Years Teaching: 15 Previous Schools Taught At: Olathe High School (Kansas), Timberland High School College(s): Univer...

Lafayette students, staff share reactions after first two weeks of virtual learning

Long-term speech and theater teacher Megan Dill works in classroom after school to prepare for an online Zoom class with her students.

Elizabeth Elliott and Jack Daws

September 6, 2020

The past two weeks have marked the beginning of a brand new school year, but unlike other years, students have been adjusting to online learning, which has prompted mixed feelings from both students and staff. Students are currently participating in daily Zoom calls for each of their classes, as well a...

For technical difficulties: 10 resources to help fix most Canvas and Zoom problems

During the material pickup day at the start of the 2020-2021 school year, librarian Nichole Ballard-Long assists senior Brenna Arakelian determine what books she needs for her Quarter 1 classes. Students will not need to return those materials and pick up books or their Quarter 2 courses which begin on Oct. 26.

Caoimhe Farris, Staff Reporter

September 3, 2020

With the new school year starting online, issues with student's technology have ranged from Zoom crashing, Canvas “locking students out” and parents being unable to view student work. There are, however, many resources to help out. Here are 10 resources to help resolve some serious tech problems.  ...

Staff, freshmen prepare for unusual start to school year

Social studies teacher Jodie Lee works alone in her classroom on Aug. 19 preparing for virtual learning with her students. All staff members will work from the building while students learn from home.

Joey Weaver and Kevin Vera

August 23, 2020

With an unusual start to the school year as the Rockwood School District will begin in a virtual learning format, Lafayette staff members worked together all summer in professional development to prepare new learning plans with tools such as Canvas and Zoom to get ready for the upcoming year. Incoming...

Fall sports and activities return for the 2020-2021 school year

All fall sports and activities are on for the upcoming semester. Each sport will follow new guidelines in order to decrease the spread of COVID-19.

Morgan Vehige, Sports Editor

August 19, 2020

Fall sports are back for the 2020-2021 season. While the original announcement from the Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA) said schools returning to in-person learning could participate in sports and those who were all virtual could not, on Aug. 3 MSHSAA announced they were w...

Students return materials from last year, get yearbook photos taken on Lancer Return Days this week

On Senior Distribution Day, LHS staff delivered seniors supplies out to their cars and seniors were able to drop off any supplies that they still had from the past year. A similar process will take place on the Lancer Return Day on Aug. 20 and 21.

Hannah Fitts and Makayla Archambeault

August 19, 2020

During a typical school year, students would flock into the building to get their yearbook picture taken, receive their yearbook from the previous year, walk their schedules and meet their new teachers. It's usually a time to be able to reunite with classmates and kick off the new school year with...

Legend staff adjusts to new guidelines for yearbook distribution

Lafayette's yearbook, the Legend, is the latest inductee into the National Scholastic Press Association's (NSPA) Hall of Fame.

Elizabeth Elliott, Staff Reporter

August 17, 2020

Even a global pandemic couldn't stop the 2020 Legend staff from finishing last years' yearbook and tomorrow students will finally be able to see the results. Every year, Lafayette's yearbook staff, the Legend, distributes the majority of yearbooks covering the previous year during orientation. This year,...

District, Lafayette respond to FAQs about upcoming school year

District, Lafayette respond to FAQs about upcoming school year

Morgan Vehige and Juli Mejia

July 28, 2020

The Rockwood School District (RSD) released its back-to-school plan on July 20. The plan consists of two options for students:  in-person learning in a reduced capacity model or a full online learning schedule. RSD  has also provided specific details on safety precautions, academic plans, emotional sup...

Rockwood announces plans for return to school

Rockwood announces plans for return to school

Makayla Archambeault, Editor-in-Chief

July 20, 2020

On July 20, the Rockwood School District announced it's plan for the return to school in the fall following the closure of schools during the spring. The Rockwood Return-to-School Plan features two options to safely welcome students back: - A reduced-capacity option with in-person services two days a...

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