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New summer school additions and enrollment

Ruth Holland and Ty Prozorowski
May 19, 2017
Filed under News, School News

New options for Summer school classes will be available this year for Rockwood Summer Academy. Four classes will be added: Health Education, Health Education Online and Personal Finance and Business which is also offered online.  Personal Fitness and Wellness and Art Fundamentals were the only two classes previo...

Time change proposed for 2018-2019 school year

Time change proposed for 2018-2019 school year

Clare Mullherin, Reporter
May 16, 2017
Filed under News, School News

The Rockwood School District has put out a survey on the subject of a possible upcoming schedule change. The middle school design committee has already approved making a change in its start and end time, and the high school committee is asking the community for feedback on the subject. Principal...

Final exemption forms due May 16

Final exemption forms due May 16

Shwetha Sundarrajan, Reporter
May 11, 2017
Filed under News, School News, Top Stories

It's the end of the 2016-17 school year and with final exams close at hand, underclassmen can choose to exempt one final in which they have a 90 percent or higher in the class. If eligible, then the students can pick up a form from their designated grade level office. The forms need to be turned in...

Power outage delays Advanced Placement testing

Power outage delays Advanced Placement testing

Jack Deubner, Opinions Editor
May 10, 2017
Filed under News, School News, Top Stories

During the Advanced Placement (AP) Language & Composition exam, students were struck with surprise as the Wildwood Hotel lost all of its power, leaving students in the dark. "The power went out, but I kept writing because I didn't know what to do. After a while they told us to put down our pencils,...

AP exams postponed due to flooding

AP exams postponed due to flooding

Shwetha Sundarrajan and Amisha Paul
May 3, 2017
Filed under Flood Coverage, News, School News

Due to the flooding in Eureka and the surrounding community, the Rockwood School District has closed all schools Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, May 2-4. Some students are feeling the frustration of rescheduling Advanced Placement (AP) exams, due to the severe weather. "I feel annoyed and angry...

Freshmen class collects books for kids in need

Freshmen class collects books for kids in need

Jessie Cargill, Webmaster
April 25, 2017
Filed under News, School News

Senior Advisory is currently collecting books from the freshman class for kids living below the poverty line at The Freedom School in University City, Missouri. The books can be used or new and the goal is to have 1,000 books by Friday, April 28. The book minimum is three and will be collected in...

Lafayette senior nominated for Post Dispatch award

Lafayette senior nominated for Post Dispatch award

Derek Beradi, Guest Writer
April 25, 2017
Filed under Local News, News, School News

The St. Louis Post Dispatch will be having the annual Scholar Athlete award ceremony this May. It is the 51st year of this event, where students will be honored from every area of school. This event will be held at Busch Stadium on Tuesday, May 2. An approximated 150 people will be nominated and honored b...

Keeping up to date with Prom

Keeping up to date with Prom

Sydney Linsenbardt and Abby Karandjeff
April 24, 2017
Filed under News, School News

On Saturday, April 29 the Lafayette High School Prom will be located at the Ritz Carlton in St. Louis. Doors will be open at 6:30 p.m. and the dance will begin at 7 p.m. The dance will end at 10:30 p.m. Before purchasing tickets, every student or couple must fill out a google form that provides deta...

Cardinal tickets rewarded to “A+” students

Cardinal tickets rewarded to “A+” students

Justin Toenjes, Guest Writer
April 24, 2017
Filed under News, School News

Every year, the St. Louis Cardinals and the St. Louis Post Dispatch Newspapers in Education Program reward students for exceptional schoolwork.   Lafayette High School will once again participate in the “A+” Student Program to reward students for doing well in school. Students that had a G...

Process for hiring new head principal begins

Process for hiring new head principal begins

Teriona Gurrly, Guest Writer
April 24, 2017
Filed under News, School News, Top Stories

Principal John Shaughnessy’s decision to retire, has created the opportunity for a new applicant to fill the position. The process began with the posting of the available position. Anyone in the St. Louis area with the proper qualifications was allowed to apply for the job. Applications were accepted for...

1-to-1 program takes effect with Class of 2021

1-to-1 program takes effect with Class of 2021

Nicolas Schweikert, Guest Writer
April 24, 2017
Filed under News, School News, Top Stories

Proposition T was a $95.5 million bond issue voters were asked to approve. It was passed on April 4. The primary goal of the proposition was to ensure Rockwood will have money to continue developing. Part of this effort to develop involves $12 million  to go towards the one-to-one technology program...

Rockwood Art Show features over 200 pieces of LHS student work

Rockwood Art Show features over 200 pieces of LHS student work

Ally Hartmann, Guest Writer
April 21, 2017
Filed under News, School News

On April 22-23 from noon to 3 p.m. the District Art Show will be held at Crestview Middle School. The show is receiving large recognition and participation from all Rockwood schools. 250 art pieces from Lafayette alone will be displayed and a large part of the pieces from the minimum five artworks...