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Rockwood announces chosen alternatives to graduation for Class of 2020

Due to the ongoing spread of COVID-19, Rockwood School District has created alternate plans for memorable events like prom and graduation. On May 21, LHS will host a Senior Salute parade and on June 4, LHS will host a graduation ceremony at POWERplex STL.

Morgan Vehige, Sports Editor

May 15, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic sweeping the nation and shutting down districts, schools everywhere are looking to replace memorable events such as prom and graduation for the Class of 2020. In his latest two videos to the Rockwood School District (RSD), Superintendent Mark Miles discussed plans for...

Senior Awards presented in special videos

Senior Awards presented in special videos

May 15, 2020

The traditional Senior Awards Night originally scheduled for this spring was canceled along with all other events due to the school closing. So, College counselors Alex Duesenberry and Sarah Wengler, along with the LHS administrative team, created two videos to recognize all of the Class of 2020 special...

Class of 2020 makes plans for end of year

Class of 2020 makes plans for end of year

Corren Tipton, Assistant News Editor

May 12, 2020

The Class of 2020 will be heading to Lafayette on Friday, May 15 to pick up graduation materials and return school items including Chromebooks and other school items. “We are making this a completely contactless event. Students should wear masks and drive to school. We will all be wearing masks ...

Rockwood receives $10,000 donation from Phillips 66

Phillips 66 donated $10,000 to one of Rockwood School District's programs called Rockwood Gives Back.

Vijay Viswanathan and Sarah Locke

May 11, 2020

The Rockwood School District (RSD) received a $10,000 donation from Phillips 66 as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This specific donation will benefit a district program called Rockwood Gives Back. RSD Chief Financial Officer, Paul Northington, said, “This donation will be used to help families...

LHS ranks among best in district, state

The AP environmental science class teacher, Gretchen Whelan, addresses her students following a short lab.

Morgan Vehige, Sports Editor

May 6, 2020

Rockwood School District (RSD) released an announcement on April 21, 2020, stating that all four of the Rockwood high schools have placed within the top 11 schools in the state. Lafayette was ranked the best out of all of them, marked at 7th in the state. The ranks are according to U.S. News &...

COVID-19 clears path for better air, water quality

Due to COVID-19 stay-at-home orders, plane travel has reduced significantly, leaving airports and the skies empty. This absence of planes has allowed for less release of nitrogen dioxide into the atmosphere, therefore, lowering the overall pollution in the skies.

Laura Barratt, Staff Reporter

May 5, 2020

As celebrated on April 22, Earth Day brings awareness to the beauty of our planet. In addition to inspiring admiration among many, this holiday also brings rise to the environmental impact of COVID-19.  While COVID-19 has presented the global community with an array of unique challenges, it has also h...

Rockwood Drug-Free Coalition offers free Quit Kits

During the stay-at-home order, the Rockwood Drug-Free Coalition is offering kits for those who wish to quit vaping through Truth Initiative's e-cigarette quit program.

Corren Tipton, Assistant News Editor

May 1, 2020

During quarantine, many people are setting goals for themselves, and the Rockwood Drug-Free Coalition (RDFC) is encouraging those who want to quit vaping by offering Quit Kits. “These free kits contain a guide on how to quit vaping, tips for someone to support the person quitting, information on t...

Rockwood continues with original ALP format

With the switch to online courses and Rockwood's continuation of the ALP, many teachers rely on Zoom to keep in contact with their students and teach live lectures. In addition to this, all classwork is done online.

Corren Tipton and Juli Mejia

April 28, 2020

With the announcement of the closure of St. Louis County schools for the rest of the year, districts have had to decide what their plans for the Alternative Learning Plan (ALP) are. Kirkwood School District gave seniors the option to opt-out for the rest of the year with the exception of those enroll...

Lafayette exchange students sent home early due to COVID-19

German exchange student Marlene Loebel smiles with her host brother, Isaac.

Juli Mejia, Staff Reporter

April 24, 2020

While Americans are being advised to stay in their homes to prevent the spread of COVID-19, exchange students around the United States and at Lafayette were sent back to their home country, missing the final two months of their exchange experience. Orchestra teacher Joe Gutowski offered himself for any exchange ...

Class of 2022 produces video for front line workers

Sophomore Makayla Archambeault holds her sign up during her video submission for the Class of 2022's thank you video for front line workers.

Corren Tipton, Assistant News Editor

April 22, 2020

“The other officers and I wanted to express our gratitude for all of those risking their lives every day in order to keep us safe. We thought this would be a heartfelt and fun way to not only thank everyone but to bring our school together as a community,” sophomore class president Aashish Allu sa...

2020 Legend yearbook sales window closing on May 1

2020 Legend members pose for their own group photo after finishing a long day of club photos in January.

Aliyah Studt, Staff Reporter

April 21, 2020

Through the 2019-2020 school year, the Legend staff has been working to capture important events for the Lafayette school community.  Especially now, during this unprecedented time, the yearbook staff has stepped up to ensure that every part of this school year is covered.  The students on staff are ...

Image wins national Best of Show award

The Image Newsmagazine tied for first place for the National Scholastic Press Association’s (NSPA) 2020 Best of Show award in the newsmagazine category.

Alex Rozar, Opinions Editor

April 17, 2020

The Image Newsmagazine tied for first place for the National Scholastic Press Association’s (NSPA) 2020 Best of Show award in the newsmagazine category. “Receiving this award is a big deal for us," editor-in-chief Delaney Stulce said. "Although we work hard whether awards are involved or not, ...

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