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Freestone’s artwork chosen to promote Rockwood District Art Show

Freestone’s artwork chosen to promote Rockwood District Art Show

Hannah Fitts, Assistant Lifestyles Editor

February 21, 2020

Senior Ashley Freestone's artwork has been chosen to represent the Rockwood District Art Show, which will be held April 18-19, from noon-3:30 p.m. at St. Louis Community College-Wildwood. Lafayette Principal Dr. Calcaterra, Rockwood Coordinator Megan Meier, along with Freestone’s parents, surprised h...

LHS alum at NASA given Engineer of the Year award

LHS alum at NASA given Engineer of the Year award

Alex Rozar, Opinions Editor

February 18, 2020

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) engineer and Class of 2001 graduate Andy Klesh was honored by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) as 2020’s Engineer of the Year on Feb. 3. “As AIAA represents the world's aerospace community with over 30,000 members, it is a significant honor to be named Engineer of the Year,” Klesh said. Klesh was...

‘A very last option’: Harris to revamp Limited Choice program

‘A very last option’: Harris to revamp Limited Choice program

Alex Rozar, Opinions Editor

February 13, 2020

After years of existence with little change, Rockwood’s Limited Choice program is being overhauled, Executive Director of Student Services Terry Harris said. The program, which allows Rockwood students to transfer to another school within the district free of charge, has been around for a long ...

Annual Wildwood BBQ Bash canceled for 2020

Annual Wildwood BBQ Bash canceled for 2020

Aliyah Studt and Morgan Vehige

February 12, 2020

After long discussions held by the Wildwood City Council, the 16th annual Wildwood BBQ Bash has been canceled.  The event originated in 2004 when seven teams competed for awards in front of the St. Louis Home Fires building in Ballwin, Missouri. Since then, the event grew to over 50 teams, with o...

Six ROSE Award nominees honored at LHS

Six ROSE Award nominees honored at LHS

Alex Rozar, Opinions Editor

February 11, 2020

Three Lafayette staff members and three Lafayette community members were nominated for the annual Rockwood Outstanding Service in Education (ROSE) Award. Karen Calcaterra, Carren Rogan, Janet Schaper, Tom Schaper, Christy Shaffer and Katie Shea were announced as the nominees on Feb. 6. They join an ...

LTC prepares for ‘Footloose’ production on Feb. 6-8

LTC prepares for ‘Footloose’ production on Feb. 6-8

Kayla Carpenter and Chloe Baker

February 5, 2020

From actors to directors to costume designers, the annual spring musical has various factors that must be ready for their Feb. 6-8 showing of "Footloose." For about three months, Lafayette Theater Company (LTC) has been preparing for the show. LTC will put on a show on each night from Feb. 6-8 at 7 p....

ROTC program faces potential loss of funding due to low enrollment

ROTC program faces potential loss of funding due to low enrollment

Makayla Archambeault and Juli Mejia

February 3, 2020

On Nov. 4, 2019, the Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Course (ROTC) program received a letter of notice, signed by Colonel Stephen Sanders, Director of ROTC at Maxwell Air Force Base, containing the information that the program currently does not meet the required number of cadets in order for t...

Library enforces District video game policy during Flex Time

Library enforces District video game policy during Flex Time

Kayla Carpenter, Editor-in-Chief

January 28, 2020

With 283 minutes of Flex Time in a typical week, students have a vast amount of time to meet with teachers, complete homework, attend meetings, talk to friends or just relax. Some students even choose to spend their free time in the Library playing video games.  “It was just fun. We’re all on different...

Board election canceled due to lack of competition

Board election canceled due to lack of competition

Alex Rozar, Opinions Editor

January 27, 2020

Three members of the Rockwood Board of Education will continue to hold their positions for another three years without an election. Keith Kinder, Lynne Midyett and Randy Miller, whose terms were set to expire this year, will be sworn in again at a reorganization meeting scheduled for April 16. All ...

Teacher of the Year finalists announced

Teacher of the Year finalists announced

Laura Barratt, Staff Reporter

January 24, 2020

The Teacher of the Year (TOY) selection process began at the start of November, when recommendations were submitted for the recipient of the award. At this time, both students and teachers submit recommendations regarding their opinions on the most deserving recipient of the TOY award. Following which,...

Winter Formal spirit week kicks off Jan. 27

Winter Formal spirit week kicks off Jan. 27

Abby Stebner, Staff Reporter

January 24, 2020

Lafayette’s “Roaring 20s” Winter Formal week will begin on Jan. 27 and the dance will be on Feb. 1. Each day of the week will have a theme day and starting on Tuesday the tickets will be on sale for the dance. Student Council (STUCO) President Derek Schreiner said, “Winter Formal is a great op...

Cookie stand closed for second semester

Cookie stand closed for second semester

Kennedy Willhite, Staff Reporter

January 22, 2020

As the new year starts and second semester begins, students are no longer be able to buy warm, cookies and flavored slushies from the cookie stand during the first passing period until the end of 4th Hour. Business teacher Matthew Landwehr is the staff member in charge of the cookie stand, located by...

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