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Hands-on classes learn to be hands-off, online

Hands-on classes learn to be hands-off, online

Hayden Cottrell, News Editor

8 hours ago

With the switch to the Alternative Learning Plan (ALP) within the Rockwood School District, many hands-on classes have found they are no longer able to use the tools provided in the building to teach students. These changes have resulted in many creative ways to work around the obstacles to still provi...

LHS community responds to Hold Harmless grading policy

LHS community responds to Hold Harmless grading policy

Chloe Baker, Web Editor

9 hours ago

On April 6, the Rockwood School District (RSD) informed students and parents that the Hold Harmless grading approach would be implemented while students are continuing their education at home with the Alternative Learning Plan (ALP).  A statement released by the RSD explained that work assigned during ...

RSD decides how ALP will impact students grades, final exams

RSD decides how ALP will impact students grades, final exams

Hayden Cottrell, News Editor

17 hours ago

After the first two weeks of online schooling, the Rockwood School District (RSD) has decided how students are going to be graded.  “During this phase, Rockwood will adopt a Hold Harmless approach--to not harm a student’s grade for the time we are in the Alternative Learning Plan (ALP). The ...

CollegeBoard releases new AP exam dates

CollegeBoard releases new AP exam dates

Grace Kirtley, Lifestyles Editor

April 3, 2020

AP Exams for the 2019-2020 school year will be administered online from May 11 through May 22. The full testing schedule can be found here along with the specifics of each course's exam adaptation. Makeup tests will be taken from June 1 to June 5. The exams will only include information that teachers should have covered by early March acco...

Nine important dates for the Class of 2020

Nine important dates for the Class of 2020

Jack Weaver, Digital Media Editor

March 31, 2020

Due to the spread of COVID-19, The Rockwood School District has closed all schools through April 22, leaving at most 17 remaining school days for the Class of 2020. Here are nine dates the Class of 2020 should mark down. April 3: The Senior Magazine Questionnaire and anonymous poll for the Image Sen...

Infinite Campus mail server crashes ahead of first online class day

Infinite Campus mail server crashes ahead of first online class day

Alex Rozar, Opinions Editor

March 30, 2020

Update March 30: The issues with Infinite Campus Messenger have now been resolved, RSD Chief Information Officer Deborah Ketring said in a released statement. "When using Infinite Campus Messenger, please set the Default Delivery Device to include both the inbox and email," Ketring said. "In the...

CollegeBoard announces alternative exam preparation, format

CollegeBoard announces alternative exam preparation, format

Kayla Carpenter and Chloe Baker

March 20, 2020

In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, the CollegeBoard announced on March 20 they will be providing students alternative resources to prepare for and take Advanced Placement (AP) exams.  “As schools and communities navigate the unprecedented challenges posed by the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, t...

RSD announces ALP for students

RSD announces ALP for students

Hayden Cottrell, News Editor

March 18, 2020

With the closure of the Rockwood School District (RSD) until April 3, the district has announced a new learning plan for students called the Alternative Learning Plan (ALP).  According to an email RSD sent to parents on March 18, “Through the ALP, the district aims to maintain relationships, k...

RSD to serve food through coronavirus closure

RSD to serve food through coronavirus closure

Alex Rozar, Opinions Editor

March 17, 2020

The Rockwood School District (RSD) will continue to serve food to students while schools remain closed until April 3 to prevent the spread of COVID-19, Executive Director of Student Services Terry Harris announced on March 17. In doing so, RSD joins a large effort of St. Louis-area school districts and m...

RSD announces school closure until April 3 amid COVID-19 concerns

RSD announces school closure until April 3 amid COVID-19 concerns

Chloe Baker and Kayla Carpenter

March 15, 2020

On March 15 Rockwood School District (RSD) Superintendent Mark Miles released a statement to faculty, students and parents announcing the closure of school districts within St. Louis City and St. Louis County until April 3, 2020 in an effort to limit the spread of COVID-19, the virus that causes the Coro...

Lafayette CyberPatriot Team places third in State

Lafayette CyberPatriot Team places third in State

Alex Vancil, Cartoonist

March 10, 2020

With the constant development of technology, more and more people are finding the internet as something they use every day. Of course, in the huge sea of online users, there are bound to be some people that make the internet a dangerous place. Theft, blackmail and hacking are becoming more apparent, but...

Smith joins LHS for Black History Month presentation

Smith joins LHS for Black History Month presentation

Kevin Vera, Staff Reporter

March 1, 2020

Cardinals Hall of Famer Ozzie Smith spoke at Lafayette on Feb. 21 for a Black History Month presentation organized by his niece, freshman Claireece Cross. Before and after the presentation, Smith took photos with students and signed autographs. If you took a photo with Smith after the presentation,...

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