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Color Guard advances across Midwest

Color Guard advances across Midwest

Alex Rozar, Opinions Editor

March 5, 2019


Filed under News, School News, Top Stories

The Lafayette Winter Color Guard has been tearing up the competition this year. On Feb. 23, they placed first in their class in Edwardsville, Illinois. The previous weekend, the Winter Guard placed fifth in Finals at a Winter Guard International (WGI) Super Regional event in Indianapolis, Indiana with a score of 74.48. "Indianapolis was kin...

Cyberpatriot program thrives in JROTC

Cyberpatriot program thrives in JROTC

Caroline Kesting, Staff Writer

March 1, 2019


Filed under News, School News

Cyberpatriot is a National Youth Cyber Education Program designed by the Air Force Association (AFA). The program allows students to explore careers in cybersecurity, technology, engineering, mathematics and other sciences that are critical for our nation’s increasing technological development. Diff...

Ballard-Long named Teacher of the Year

Ballard-Long named Teacher of the Year

Corren Tipton, Staff Writer

February 27, 2019


Filed under News, School News, Top Stories

Librarian Nichole Ballard-Long has been at Lafayette for 20 years. Ballard-Long became a librarian in the 2005-06 school year and is Lafayette’s 2018-19 Teacher of the Year (TOY). “[My job] is so different every day. I get to talk about books, work with different people and get to know many s...

Rockwood Summer Academy registration begins March 6

Rockwood Summer Academy registration begins March 6

Travis Bodell and Lourdes Hindi

February 13, 2019


Filed under News, School News, Top Stories

Registration for Rockwood's Summer Academy will open on March 6. Classes will be held at Lafayette, as well as Rockwood Summit. Students can enroll in Summer Academy classes for multiple reasons. The program allows students to take classes like Art Fundamentals, Personal Finance and Business, Personal...

Rockwood School District chooses new Superintendent

Rockwood School District chooses new Superintendent

Delaney Stulce, News and Features Editor

February 8, 2019


Filed under News, Top Stories

On Feb. 7, Rockwood School District (RSD) announced Dr. Mark Miles as the new Superintendent. Miles will take place of the current RSD Superintendent Dr. Eric Knost on July 1, 2019. Miles currently works as Superintendent in the Indian Hill Exempted School District in Cincinnati, OH. During his time ...

New state law simplifies college credit transfer

New state law simplifies college credit transfer

Hayden Cottrell, Lifestyle Editor

February 4, 2019


Filed under News, Top Stories

CORE 42 enables college students to transfer to a different state school while keeping their credits in the 2018-19 school year, regardless of the participation in the A+ program. Or in more formal talk: Senate Bill 997 is meant to allow for credits to be transferable to different Missouri public institutions...

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate tournament to be held Feb. 1

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate tournament to be held Feb. 1

Alex Rozar, Opinions Editor

January 30, 2019


Filed under News, School News, Top Stories

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, the latest game in the best-selling Super Smash Bros. franchise, was released for the Nintendo Switch on Dec. 7, 2018. Now, thanks to senior Matthew Countryman, Smash is returning to LHS. On Feb. 1, he is hosting Lafayette Clash, a gaming tournament that will take...

Yearbook schedules club pictures

Yearbook schedules club pictures

Chloe Baker, Web Editor

January 22, 2019


Filed under News, School News, Top Stories

Club pictures will be taken all day on Monday, Jan. 28. Students should receive a pass from their club sponsor. Only students with a signed pass will be allowed in the photos. Make sure your name is printed clearly on the pass so that you can be correctly identified in the photo when it appears in the...

In remembrance of MLK

In remembrance of MLK

Makayla Archambeault, Staff Writer

January 21, 2019


Filed under National News, News, Top Stories

Every third Monday of January, students around the country get a day off school to celebrate the life and achievements of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a civil rights leader that led our nation in combating racial segregation. King is known most famously for his “I Have A Dream” speech in which he...

Remind to cancel text service for Verizon customers

Remind to cancel text service for Verizon customers

Alex Rozar, Opinions Editor

January 16, 2019


Filed under National News, News, School News, Top Stories

Beginning on Jan. 28, Verizon customers will no longer be able to receive text messages through the popular messaging platform, Remind. The change comes following a new Verizon fee intended for companies that send mass spam texts, according to a statement posted on Remind's website. "To offer our te...

ROSE Awards receiving nominations by Jan. 28

ROSE Awards receiving nominations by Jan. 28

Jasmin Kim, Ad Manager

January 15, 2019


Filed under News, School News, Top Stories

The Rockwood School District started accepting nominations for the 2019 ROSE Award (Rockwood Outstanding Service in Education). The purpose of the award is to celebrate individuals' contributions to the school district regarding the areas of character, performance, leadership and service. Any ...

Rockwood schools dismiss early Jan. 11

Rockwood schools dismiss early Jan. 11

Jack Weaver, Digital Media Editor

January 11, 2019


Filed under News, School News, Top Stories

Due to inclement weather predicted to hit before the end of the regular school day, the Rockwood School District has called for all schools to be dismissed early. The schedule for the remainder of the school day is as follows: 2nd hour 9:23 - 9:43 3rd hour 9:48 - 10:08 5th hour 10:13 - 10:...

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