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Yearbook club photos to be taken April 15, virtual students will take online screenshots

Yearbook club photos to be taken April 15, virtual students will take online screenshots

Olivia Moran, Staff Reporter April 12, 2021

Though the format will be a bit different this year, the 2021 Legend staff has scheduled Club Picture Day this week. The staff has created a procedure that will keep students safe while allowing club members...

Superintendent Mark Miles speaks at the Oct. 3 Board of Education meeting.

Breaking News: Superintendent Mark Miles announces plan for retirement at end of school year

At noon on April 9, 2020 Superintendent Mark Miles announced to the Rockwood community his plans to retire from his position as Rockwood Superintendent effective June 30, 2021. On July 1, 2019 Miles...

Members of ROTC perform the flag ceremony on September 11, 2020. Multiple ROTC members are also a part the Cyber Lancers teams.

Cyber Lancers place at the National Youth Cyber Defense Competition

Caroline Black, Staff Reporter April 9, 2021

Lafayette’s Cyber Lancers teams both placed at the state level within their own tiers at the National Youth Cyber Defense Competition. Cyber Lancers 2 took third in the state in the Gold tier. Cyber...

After one year with no live performances, LTC bounces back with Spring Musical

Makayla Archambeault, Editor-in-Chief April 7, 2021

This year’s Spring Musical, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, will be performed by Lafayette Theatre Company (LTC) on April 8-10 beginning at 7 p.m. Tickets may be purchased for $10 by reservation...

Special education teacher Kathy Clayman holds DNA model while science teacher Carrie Hall discusses the bases of DNA in a biology class. Next year, all consultant teacher services in the Rockwood School District will be replaced by Academic Support Centers.

Academic Support Center will take place of current CT courses

Caroline Black, Staff Reporter March 30, 2021

Academic Support Center will take the place of Consultant Teacher Services (CT) courses for next year’s freshman class. Starting with the Class of 2025, the traditional CT classes will no longer be...

Kyle Klostermann, a finalist for National Merit, said,

National Merit finalists reflect on accomplishment, future aspirations

Jack Daws and Isabelle Grigorescu March 17, 2021

Every year, high school juniors take the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test and National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT). As with all PSATs, it is a sort of practice for the SAT, but the...

LHS Speech and Debate team meets over zoom for the State Qualifying competition

Speech and Debate team places in Qualifying tournament

Olivia Moran, Staff Reporter March 11, 2021

Lafayette’s Speech and Debate Team participated in the State Qualifying Tournament, on March 6 and 7. Katherine Wheeles placed fifth with her Dramatic Interpretation, Shreya Ramalingam placed fifth with...

On Tuesday, March 16, students at Lafayette will be taking the ACT. Teachers recommend preparing both mentally and physically the days leading up to the exam.

District-wide ACT to be taken by juniors March 16

Caroline Black, Staff Reporter March 8, 2021

Update: Principal Colleen Fields said juniors who are testing will be released at 12:15 p.m. and will not be required to attend the virtual school day afterwards.  On March 16, all four high schools...

ROSE Award nominees announced, winners being announced this week

ROSE Award nominees announced, winners being announced this week

Olivia Moran, Staff Reporter March 2, 2021

Evan Coonrod, Meghan O’Donnell and Cheryl Zimmerman are Lafayette’s ROSE Award nominees for 2021. The ROSE Award stands for Rockwood Outstanding Service in Education and honors students, teachers and...

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 17: Pacoima Middle School teacher Abigail Abbott, 65, gets her COVID-19 vaccination from Nurse Practitioner Jiyoun Cho, left, as Los Angeles Unified employees received their first dose of the vaccine on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021 in Los Angeles. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times/TNS).

Missouri educators wait for vaccine; many work to move them up on priority list

Vijay Viswanathan, Ad Manager February 27, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has taken the world by storm. The United States has been hit especially hard.  However, COVID-19 vaccines are offering some home. Currently two vaccines, one made by drug company...

Current Rockwood Superintendent Mark Miles begins the school board meeting on Aug. 6, 2020. During the meeting the board decided that Rockwood would proceed with a all-virtual start to the 2020-2021 school year.

Seven candidates file for School Board positions, will also participate in forum

Sophia Scheller and Janka Gerber February 26, 2021

Voters will choose between seven candidates to fill two seats on the Rockwood Board of Education when they vote on April 6, 2021. The term for each member elected is three years. To help voters make their...

In previous years, Undefined has been able to hold shows multiple times throughout the school year. Last year, shows were even performed during FLEX time in the theater. This year, the team will be putting on their first shows since March of last year through a livestream.

Undefined to host first shows since initial lockdown

Isabelle Grigorescu, Staff Reporter February 25, 2021

Undefined, Lafayette's improv team, will be performing their first shows since the initial quarantine in March of last year on March 4 and 5 at 7 p.m. through a livestream. Although, this show will...

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