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New summer school additions and enrollment

Ruth Holland and Ty Prozorowski
May 19, 2017
Filed under News, School News

New options for Summer school classes will be available this year for Rockwood Summer Academy. Four classes will be added: Health Education, Health Education Online and Personal Finance and Business which is also offered online.  Personal Fitness and Wellness and Art Fundamentals were the only two classes previo...

Time change proposed for 2018-2019 school year

Time change proposed for 2018-2019 school year

Clare Mullherin, Reporter
May 16, 2017
Filed under News, School News

The Rockwood School District has put out a survey on the subject of a possible upcoming schedule change. The middle school design committee has already approved making a change in its start and end time, and the high school committee is asking the community for feedback on the subject. Principal...

Final exemption forms due May 16

Final exemption forms due May 16

Shwetha Sundarrajan, Reporter
May 11, 2017
Filed under News, School News, Top Stories

It's the end of the 2016-17 school year and with final exams close at hand, underclassmen can choose to exempt one final in which they have a 90 percent or higher in the class. If eligible, then the students can pick up a form from their designated grade level office. The forms need to be turned in...

Power outage delays Advanced Placement testing

Power outage delays Advanced Placement testing

Jack Deubner, Opinions Editor
May 10, 2017
Filed under News, School News, Top Stories

During the Advanced Placement (AP) Language & Composition exam, students were struck with surprise as the Wildwood Hotel lost all of its power, leaving students in the dark. "The power went out, but I kept writing because I didn't know what to do. After a while they told us to put down our pencils,...

AP exams postponed due to flooding

AP exams postponed due to flooding

Shwetha Sundarrajan and Amisha Paul
May 3, 2017
Filed under Flood Coverage, News, School News

Due to the flooding in Eureka and the surrounding community, the Rockwood School District has closed all schools Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, May 2-4. Some students are feeling the frustration of rescheduling Advanced Placement (AP) exams, due to the severe weather. "I feel annoyed and angry...

Closures pile up as waters rise

Closures pile up as waters rise

Jack Weaver, Digital Media Editor
May 2, 2017
Filed under Flood Coverage, Local News, News, Top Stories

According to the National Weather Service, the Meramec River in Eureka, MO is now predicted to crest at 46.4 feet at 1 a.m. on May 3. If this prediction is correct, the river will set a new record, even higher than the flood in December of 2015. The weather is continuing to affect the estimated water...

Community comes together to prepare for flood

Community comes together to prepare for flood

Jack Weaver and Travis Bodell
May 1, 2017
Filed under Flood Coverage, Local News, News, Top Stories

Over the past three days, the Meramec River near Eureka, MO has reached flood levels and has continued to climb. The river is predicted to crest at 45.9 feet at 1 a.m. on Wednesday, May 3. This prediction is only 0.2 feet less than the historic flood in December of 2015, when the river reached a rec...

Rising water levels cause complications

Rising water levels cause complications

Erin Coogan, Reporter
May 1, 2017
Filed under Flood Coverage, Local News, News, Top Stories

After the heavy rainfall of five to seven inches over the weekend, Eureka faces substantial flooding. As a result, the Eureka quadrant of the Rockwood School District has been canceled on May 1. With the flood levels rising, the fear is that all Rockwood schools could possibly close. Several teache...

St. Louis Zoo: all about the jungle in Forest Park

St. Louis Zoo: all about the jungle in Forest Park

Clare Mulherin and Ty Prozorowski
April 25, 2017
Filed under Local News, News, Top Stories

Our city is known for a number of things such as the Fox Theater, Art hill, the Delmar loop and now our zoo has been nationally recognized as America's best free attraction. The St. Louis Zoo recently adopted two orphaned grizzly bear cubs. The male cub is Huckleberry and the female is Finley. In honor...

Freshmen class collects books for kids in need

Freshmen class collects books for kids in need

Jessie Cargill, Webmaster
April 25, 2017
Filed under News, School News

Senior Advisory is currently collecting books from the freshman class for kids living below the poverty line at The Freedom School in University City, Missouri. The books can be used or new and the goal is to have 1,000 books by Friday, April 28. The book minimum is three and will be collected in...

Lafayette senior nominated for Post Dispatch award

Lafayette senior nominated for Post Dispatch award

Derek Beradi, Guest Writer
April 25, 2017
Filed under Local News, News, School News

The St. Louis Post Dispatch will be having the annual Scholar Athlete award ceremony this May. It is the 51st year of this event, where students will be honored from every area of school. This event will be held at Busch Stadium on Tuesday, May 2. An approximated 150 people will be nominated and honored b...

Keeping up to date with Prom

Keeping up to date with Prom

Sydney Linsenbardt and Abby Karandjeff
April 24, 2017
Filed under News, School News

On Saturday, April 29 the Lafayette High School Prom will be located at the Ritz Carlton in St. Louis. Doors will be open at 6:30 p.m. and the dance will begin at 7 p.m. The dance will end at 10:30 p.m. Before purchasing tickets, every student or couple must fill out a google form that provides deta...