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Teacher of the Year selection process continues, naming five finalists

Science teacher Shannon Campbell is surprised by Principal Karen Calcaterra during her 2nd Hour class on Jan. 11 when she was named a Teacher of the Year Finalist.
Staff to choose 2021 winner on Feb. 5 after hearing presentations in special Zoom meeting
12 hours ago

Five teachers have been named as finalists for the 2020-2021 Lafayette Teacher of the Year. The finalists include music teacher Brad Balog, science teacher Shannon Campbell, music teacher Joseph Gutowski,...

Lancers begin second semester with another new schedule, larger in-person numbers

When second semester begins on Jan. 19, 1,099 students are expected to enter the Lafayette halls for in-person school.
January 17, 2021

Change and adapting seem to be the key words for this school year. With the start of second semester on Jan. 19, another new schedule goes into effect and students and staff will have to adapt to something...

Annual Trusted Adult Survey to be sent out Jan. 14

Captain Madison Chester, Class of 2020, surprised her coach, Denise Meyer, by choosing Meyer to be her SHEro during the SHEro night at girls basketball. Similar to choosing a SHEro, all students at Lafayette are encouraged to fill out the survey sent to their emails to indicate a trusted adult in the building. Trusted adults can range from any staff member that they feel safe with, including coaches they may have.
Survey to assess students' involvement in school, helps teachers to connect
January 13, 2021

Early in every school year, Lafayette High School sends out a Trusted Adult survey to every student and asks each student to identify at least one adult in the building that they feel is a good go-to person...

Material return, distribution day set for virtual students

Material Distribution Day occured for second quarter on Oct. 24. Students filled out a COVID-19 symptom form before entering the building and stood in lines six feet apart to pick up and drop off their materials. The Material Distribution Day for online students on Jan. 15 will be held in the lower Commons.
January 13, 2021

To prepare for second semester to begin on Jan. 19, Lafayette has scheduled a Textbook Return and Distribution Day for students who plan on taking their courses online in the second semester. Students...

VICC program agreement between St. Louis City, County runs out of extensions, will being phase out process

Sophomore Jeremy Lewis enters the school for the first day of return to in-person learning on  Nov. 12. Lewis is a member of the VICC program and every school day makes the journey from St. Louis City to attend Lafayette High School.
January 12, 2021

The Voluntary Interdistrict Choice Corporation (VICC) program was implemented into school districts around St. Louis in 1981 in an attempt to reduce racial segregation. The program brings students of color...

2021 ROSE Award nominations now open

RSD Coordinator of Education Equity and Diversity Brittany Hogan embraces her father, who surprised her at Lafayette with a ROSE Award.
Recognition is top district honor for Rockwood teacher, staff member or volunteer for service
January 9, 2021

The Rockwood Outstanding Service in Education (ROSE) Award is given to a teacher, staff member or volunteer in recognition of their devotion to supporting and providing for the Rockwood community....

Class of 2013 grad makes Netflix film debut in ‘The Prom’

Jack Sippel, Class of 2013, watches the monitors on the set of 'The Prom'.
January 6, 2021

From the high school stage to the lights of Broadway and the sets of Paramount Pictures, Jack Sippel, Class of 2013, has done it all. As a student, Sippel was very engaged and involved in theatre but...

NHS, Key Club look for new community service opportunities amid COVID-19 restrictions

In addition to their own projects, members in both Key Club and National Honor Society were able to earn service points by donating to the Class of 2022's Toy Drive for Cardinal Glennon Hospital.
January 4, 2021

Key Club and National Honor Society (NHS) take part in community service projects and fundraisers that greatly benefit the Lafayette community. Despite having to constantly change their usual methods of...

Fine arts programs continue to put together music, productions

During the filming of the Fall Play, Best of Lafayette Theatre, director Megan Dill motions for the actors to move closer to the camera in order to be heard. The pre-recorded show was released on their YouTube channel on Oct. 15 and Oct. 16.
December 21, 2020

Throughout the pandemic, many businesses and jobs have been hit hard, causing some to get shut down and for other communities, rules and regulations were forced to be changed at a rapid pace. The performing...

Tuesday Night Rock Band finds alternative ways to perform

Junior Rachel Vishion performs on Dec. 15 during the filming of a music video produced by Tuesday Night Rock Band. Due to the restrictions put in place, the band has been forced to find new ways of sharing their music.
December 16, 2020

The ongoing pandemic has caused all kinds of events to be canceled or have some sort of delay. Since March of last year and all of this school year, teams, clubs and school events have all seen some type...

Speech and Debate, Winterguard adapt to new circumstances, continue seasons

During a virtual Speech and Debate meeting on Nov. 6, the team discusses the logistics of their next tournament.
December 15, 2020

Although the process of events has been backed up, the Speech and Debate team has already had their first tournament, the Clayton Tournament. Speech and Debate sponsor Paul Jaycox has not seen a drastic...

RSD experiences unexpected drop in enrollment

Going into the 2020-2021 school year, RSD experienced a 3.9% decrease in enrollment. Staff speculate that the decrease has much to do with students enrolling in private schools in order to attend in-person from the beginning of the school year.
December 14, 2020

Rockwood School District (RSD) has experienced a reduction in enrollment between the 2019-2020 school year and the 2020-2021 school year. While enrollment is always expected to have the possibility of...

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