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Board sets new tax rate for 2018-2019

Board sets new tax rate for 2018-2019

Naomi Saegusa, Staff Writer

October 11, 2018


Filed under News, School News, Top Stories

The Rockwood Board of Education approved a new tax rate of $4.5539 for the 2018-2019 year at its Sept. 27 meeting. This is an increase of 5.24 cents from last year. The operating levy will now be $3.8739, while the debt service remains at 68 cents. According to the Rockwood School District's official site, taxpayers who own homes with a value of $250,000 w...

Tri M society returns to LHS

Tri M society returns to LHS

Natalie Karlsson and Maya Manor

October 10, 2018


Filed under School News, Top Stories

Modern Music Masters (Tri M) is back at Lafayette after many years of inactivity. This year, orchestra teacher Joseph Gutowski is directing the society. “It’s been a thing in general since 1936. I’m currently the only teacher directing it right now,” Gutowski said. “This year, we have 72 mem...

Annual Wildwood BBQ Bash offers variety of food, activities

Annual Wildwood BBQ Bash offers variety of food, activities

Travis Bodell, Editor-in-Chief

October 8, 2018


Filed under In-Depth, Local News, News, Top Stories

For the 14th year, St. Louis Home Fires presented the Wildwood BBQ Bash. The event featured fresh food and live entertainment. This is the second year that the event has been held at St. Louis Community College - Wildwood....

Rockwood plans The Way Forward

Rockwood plans The Way Forward

Chloe Baker and Shelby Darnell

October 6, 2018


Filed under News, School News, Top Stories

Back in April of 2015, Rockwood voters approved a $68.95 million bond issue allowing the district to make improvements to elementary schools, middle schools and high schools within the district. The 2017 bond issue order allowed a new elementary school to be built in Eureka. Construction is current...

Former Lafayette employee arrested for charges involving student contact

Former Lafayette employee arrested for charges involving student contact

Grace Kirtley, Web Editor

October 3, 2018


Filed under Local News, News, School News, Top Stories

A former Lafayette Hall Monitor, Devyn Rhodes, was arrested on Tuesday, Sept. 26 on two counts of statutory rape and two charges involving sexual contact with a student. The alleged incidents happened during the 2016-2017 school year. Rhodes was employed as a hall monitor at Lafayette from November...

FAFSA application open beginning Oct. 1

FAFSA application open beginning Oct. 1

Amisha Paul, Editor-in-Chief

October 1, 2018


Filed under Local News, News, School News, Top Stories

Every year on Oct. 1, seniors around the country begin filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This application allows students to become eligible  for any federal student aid to finance college, such as federal grants, work-study and loans.   This same application is ...

Three secretaries retire at end of September

Three secretaries retire at end of September

Shelby Darnell and Maya Manor

September 28, 2018


Filed under News, School News, Top Stories

On Friday, Sept. 28, three secretaries, Karen Corwin, secretary to the activities director; Lu Ann Most, guidance secretary; and Jill Ralph, secretary to the principal called their careers at LHS to an end. Karen Corwin Karen Corwin works with Activities Director, Jon Sumner, and she's been with Roc...

Lancer Regiment hosts 2018 Contest of Champions

Lancer Regiment hosts 2018 Contest of Champions

Alex Rozar, Opinions Editor

September 27, 2018


Filed under News, School News, Top Stories

The Lafayette Lancer Regiment marching band hosted its 31st annual Contest of Champions (COC) marching band competition on Saturday, Sept. 22. Nineteen high school marching bands came to Lafayette to compete at the event, which was run and organized by LHS staff, students and parent volunteers....

Homecoming kickoff promotes school spirit throughout community

Homecoming kickoff promotes school spirit throughout community

Kayla Carpenter and Jack Weaver

September 24, 2018


Filed under News, Photos, School News, Top Stories

On Sept. 23, Student Council (STUCO) held the annual Homecoming kickoff on the field to start Homecoming week festivities. However, the event was different from past years, as there was no Glow Run. Instead, the whole LHS community, including elementary and middle schoolers, was invited to participate...

STUCO raises funds for St. Jude’s with Stop The Bop event

STUCO raises funds for St. Jude’s with Stop The Bop event

Maya Manor, Staff Writer

September 24, 2018


Filed under News, School News, Top Stories

Grayden Kurtz Homecoming preparations aren’t the only events Student Council (STUCO) has planned for this week. In addition to organizing daily dress ups, putting up hall decorations, selling tickets for the dance and much more they have a special fundraiser to add to Lafayette’s Homecoming Week. ...

“Out of this World” Homecoming kicks off first weekend of fall

“Out of this World” Homecoming kicks off first weekend of fall

Chloe Baker, Web Editor

September 22, 2018


Filed under News, School News, Top Stories

Grayden Kurtz This year Student Council (STUCO) has a week full of events in preparation for the “Out of this World” Homecoming. The week kicks off on Sunday, Sept. 24 with class competitions, the Bubble Bus, music and a movie on the turf. Class competitions will start at 5 p.m. and food trucks and t...

St. Louis Community College provides head start for high school students

St. Louis Community College provides head start for high school students

Jacob Ward, Staff Writer

September 14, 2018


Filed under News, School News, Top Stories

St. Louis Community College in Wildwood is bringing new and exciting opportunities for any interested high school students. The community college is providing high school students the ability to apply and enroll in college classes while still in high school.  The school wants to focus on allowing...

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