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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...

District families protest against back-to-school plan

On July 23, Rockwood families gathered outside the Rockwood Annex in Eureka, MO during the Board of Education meeting to protest the District's plan for the return to school in the fall.

Makayla Archambeault, Assistant Web Editor

July 25, 2020

On July 23, the Rockwood Board of Education (BOE) held a meeting at the Rockwood Annex Building, addressed at the meeting was the newly released plan for the return to school. The plan includes half of the students returning on Tuesday and Thursday and the other half on Wednesday and Friday with all s...

Rockwood announces plans for return to school

Rockwood announces plans for return to school

Makayla Archambeault, Assistant Web Editor

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...

St. Louis County, City announce masks mandatory in public areas

On March 18, a woman loads up her car after shopping at Walmart. As a precaution, she wore gloves and a mask in order to delay the transmission of COVID-19.

Vijay Viswanathan and Makayla Archambeault

July 3, 2020

The City of St. Louis and St. Louis County have ordered that beginning Friday, July 3, at 7 a.m, citizens are required to wear face masks in public areas. The announcement was made by Dr. Alex Garza, the head of the St. Louis Metropolitan Pandemic Task Force during his daily briefing, all of which can b...

Superintendent addresses return to school, activities in new video

Empty tables fill the Commons on March 22, the day before St. Louis County leaders issued a stay at home order. On April 9, Superintendent Mark Miles announced that the remainder of the school year would be held online using the ALP.

Vijay Viswanathan, Staff Reporter

June 30, 2020

As COVID-19 raged across the globe, in its wake was left widespread school closures and the suspension of all high school athletic programs. The Rockwood community has now begun to ask two very important questions: "Will we be able to go back to school in the fall?" and "When will athletics resume?" The...

Lafayette community comes together for Black Lives Matter peaceful protest

On June 13, 2020 many members of the Lafayette community came together to participate in a peaceful protest in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. Class of 2020 graduates Malayka Walton and Shannon Worley, who were the leaders in the planning of the event, were pleasantly surprised with the large turnout.

Makayla Archambeault, Assistant Web Editor

June 14, 2020

On June 13, 2020, a peaceful protest in support of the Black Lives Matter movement took place in Wildwood. The event began in the Lafayette parking lot and participants marched to St. Louis County Police: City of Wildwood Precinct Station located in Town Center. The event was planned and organi...

Graduates plan peaceful protest in support of Black Lives Matter movement

Several Lafayette students joined a peaceful protest in support of the Black Lives Matter movement in O'Fallon on Monday, June 1.

Makayla Archambeault, Assistant Web Editor

June 12, 2020

The death of George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25 has inspired renewed action in the Black Lives Matter movement around the country, including in the Lafayette community. Some Class of 2020 graduates have planned a peaceful protest on Saturday, June 13 at 11 a.m. It will begin at the corner of Highway...

A look at Class of 2020 graduation in photos

The Class of 2020 gets some special recognition on the Stadium scoreboard.

Sophia Scheller, Staff Reporter

June 10, 2020

After graduation ceremonies were canceled on May 21 at Chaifetz, Rockwood was able to schedule a unique drive-in ceremony at POWERplex STL on the grounds of the former STL Mills mall on June 4, where the Class of 2020 was able to walk across a stage and get their diplomas in front of family and friends. ...

Krull, Meyer face next chapter as they head out with the Class of 2020

Retiree Paul Krull. math teacher, congratulates the Class of 2020 at their Farewell Parade on May 21.  He displayed his infamous

Hannah Fitts and Juli Mejia

June 9, 2020

After years of dedication, math teachers Paul Krull and Donna Meyer are retiring from teaching, marking the beginning of the next chapter of their lives. “I have taught high school students for 18 years, 13 of those years I spent teaching students at Lafayette,” Meyer said. Like Meyer, her fell...

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 ...

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