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Flu shot clinic to be hosted at LHS

Flu shot clinic to be hosted at LHS

Vijay Viswanathan, Staff Reporter

5 hours ago

It's that time of year again. The time of year when the phrase "the flu" starts to pop up everywhere. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends that anyone who is six months or older should receive the yearly dose of the influenza vaccine. The flu vaccine lowers your chance of getting a strain...

Superintendent engages with community at Q&A sessions

Superintendent engages with community at Q&A sessions

Chloe Baker, Web Editor

September 12, 2019

In an attempt to further introduce himself to the Rockwood community, Superintendent Mark Miles is hosting various question and answer style meetings open to the public. He is holding four meetings total, one in each quadrant of the district. On Aug. 9, he hosted his first meeting at the Administrative...

RSD high schools switch to static menu; cafeteria acclimates to changes

RSD high schools switch to static menu; cafeteria acclimates to changes

Delaney Stulce and Chloe Baker

September 3, 2019

Along with major changes to the schedule, all four Rockwood School District (RSD) high schools have redesigned lunchtime as well.  For the 2019-2020 school year, the cafeteria has switched from a dynamic menu to a static menu, meaning that the menu stays the same day to day. Cafeteria manager ...

Lafayette hosts regional threat assessment training

Lafayette hosts regional threat assessment training

Chloe Baker, Web Editor

August 29, 2019

On Aug. 28, Rockwood and the U.S. Secret Service hosted a regional event at Lafayette providing threat assessment training for school officials. The training was performed by the National Threat Assessment Center (NTAC), which is a component of the U.S. Secret Service. According to the NTAC website, their mission is to "provide guidance on threat assessment a...

Disturbance breaks out during Parkway North preseason football jamboree

Disturbance breaks out during Parkway North preseason football jamboree

Sophia Scheller, Staff Reporter

August 27, 2019

Aug. 23 marked the unofficial start to the 2019 football season, and instead of ending with a touchdown, it ended with multiple police cars, a K-9 unit and police troopers. The Lancers played in the Parkway North preseason Jamboree on Friday night, and during their second scrimmage of the night, a...

Inclement weather causes unexpected school cancellation

Inclement weather causes unexpected school cancellation

Chloe Baker, Web Editor

August 26, 2019

Around 7:50 this morning, the Rockwood School District sent out a notification alerting teachers and parents that school for today, Aug. 26, will be canceled due to flooding in the area. At 7:45 a.m., the National Weather Service released a flash flood warning for most eastern Missouri counties that...

Flex Time brings many options for students

Flex Time brings many options for students

Vijay Viswanathan, Staff Reporter

August 22, 2019

Today, Aug. 22. is the first day Flex has been implemented. Many clubs and teachers have taken advantage of this newly incorporated time in order to have meetings and one-on-one time to help students. Flex Time has been implemented in all Rockwood high schools this school year. The goal behind Flex...

Water main break damages parts of building, forces relocation plans

Water main break damages parts of building, forces relocation plans

Kayla Carpenter, Editor-in-Chief

August 18, 2019

At approximately 11 a.m. on Aug. 17, a water main broke at the front of the building under Athletic Director Jon Sumner’s Office and Social Studies Department Chair Krista Silvernail’s classroom, Room 183, flooding the front of the school.  According to CATCO (Catastrophe Cleaning and Restor...

Soft rollout of Flex schedule planned for first week of school year

Soft rollout of Flex schedule planned for first week of school year

Kayla Carpenter, Editor-in-Chief

August 6, 2019

With the first day of the school year right around the corner on Aug. 12, that also means the redesigned Flex Time schedule is only days away from being implemented. The first two weeks of the school year, however, will include a soft rollout of the Flex schedule.  Flex Time is designed to provide time for st...

Second week of August starts preparation for 2019-20 year

Second week of August starts preparation for 2019-20 year

Chloe Baker, Web Editor

August 6, 2019

Preparation for the coming 2019-2020 school year starts on Wed., August 7 between 6-9 p.m. with the freshman parent meeting, registration and fish dance. Freshman orientation follows on August 8 from 12:45 p.m. to 3:17 p.m. Freshman will be given the opportunity to walk their schedule, meet their teachers...

Lancers mourn loss of senior Brianna Reid

Lancers mourn loss of senior Brianna Reid

Kayla Carpenter, Editor-in-Chief

August 4, 2019

Lancers are mourning the loss of senior Brianna Reid who passed away by suicide on Aug. 2.  Reid was a member of the Class of 2020, and she was a member of both the Lafayette field hockey and track and field teams. A memorial service will be held on Aug. 6 at Midlawn Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens i...

“Legally Blonde” receives five award nominations

“Legally Blonde” receives five award nominations

Jack Weaver, Digital Media Editor

May 8, 2019

The Lafayette Theatre Company was awarded five nominations of recognition for their spring musical, “Legally Blonde”. The nominations received are Outstanding Production, Outstanding Supporting Actress (senior Abi Mirikitani), Outstanding Ensemble, Outstanding Musical Direction (Christy Shaffer) and...

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