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Firefighters arrive at Lafayette High School after an alarm sounds at the school during 1st Hour on Sept. 21.

Fire alarm sounds during 1st Hour

Morgan Vehige and Makayla Archambeault 19 hours ago

Students and staff alike filed out of the building during 1st Hour on Sept. 21 following a ringing fire alarm. Outside, students and staff stood in the drizzling rain while waiting for the fire department...

Ben Coopmans, Class of 2021, leads the line at JROTC 9/11 ceremony on Sept. 11, 2019. This year, LHS will have their ceremony on Sept. 10 at 8 a.m.

ROTC recognizes 20th anniversary of 9/11 attacks with Patriot Day Ceremony

Sonya Sud, Staff Reporter September 8, 2021

On Friday, Sept. 10, the Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) will conduct its annual Patriot Day Ceremony at 7:50 a.m. on the football field, in honor of the 20th anniversary of Sept....

After school on Sept. 1, 2021, Rockwood School District (RSD) buses wait for students to board outside of Lafayette High School. This year, RSD is facing a bus driver shortage, which has resulted in routes within safe walking distance to the school being eliminated and others being combined in addition to certain after-school activity buses not being availible.

District faces severe bus driver shortage

Makayla Archambeault, Editor-in-Chief September 8, 2021

Bus driver Justin Berkey has worked for the Rockwood School District (RSD) for 12 years. On a typical day, he wakes up at 5:30 a.m. to drive his  routes, which include the high school, the Center for...

A student has his school photo taken before the start of the 2020-2021 school year. This years make-up photos are scheduled for Sept. 9 during AcLab. Any 9th, 10th or 11th grader who has not had a photo taken should check with their teacher at the beginning of homeroom to find out their appointment time.

Inter-State to host make-up photos on Sept. 9

Caoimhe Farris, Staff Reporter September 7, 2021

Make-up photos will happen on Sept. 9 during the Academic Lab period, and this will be a final opportunity for underclassmen to have photos taken. All photos are taken by Inter-State Studios. The picture...

Cookies rise in the oven to be served fresh to students from the Lafayette Cookie Stand in 2019. Before the Cookie Stand closed that second semester, students were able to purchase two cookies for $1 throughout the school day. The Cookie Stand is set to reopen during the week of Sept. 20.

Fresh From The Oven: Cookies Are Back

Devan Ellison, Staff Reporter September 3, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic stole many things from the Lafayette High School experience for students. Though not directly related to the virus, another experience that students lost during the 2019-2020 school...

Sophomore Melissa Pinkstaff walks into school on Friday, Sept. 3, wearing a crop top as part of a staged protest.

Sophomore organizes protest of school dress code

Jack Daws and Samantha Haney September 3, 2021

“I believe the dress code has its ups and downs. I get [it if you’re] showing too much cleavage and obviously wearing swimsuit covers, but showing your shoulders or even a tad of your stomach? It just...

Several of the new teachers to Lafayette gather together to listen to a presentation from Associate Principal Michael Franklin and other administrators in the building.

New LHS staff join Lancer community

Morgan Vehige, News Editor September 1, 2021

Lafayette is welcoming 11 new staff members to the hallways this year. Each of them, in their own ways, is excited to join the Lancer community and to learn more about the student and academic culture...

The donation drive for Afghanistan Refugees will end on Sept. 3. Items being collected include personal care items such as toothbrushes, toothpaste and soap, new linens, cleaning supplies and kitchen items like bowls or pots.

JSA collects donations for Afghanistan refugees

Andrew Leonard, Staff Reporter September 1, 2021

Sponsored by the Junior State of America (JSA) club at Lafayette, a donation collection for Afghanistan Refugees has been underway since Aug. 24. Led by senior Natalia Parr on behalf of the JSA, the collection...

Current seniors Pranav Menon and Colin Bakker piece together a puzzle in the Library during their Flex Time in Aug. 2019. The library, amongst classrooms and other specified locations, can be selected by students to spend a section of their Academic Lab time in.

Academic Lab to replace former Flex schedule format

Cece Beckmann and Vijay Viswanathan August 25, 2021

“The basis for AcLab is the exact same as Flex. We wanted to give kids time during the school day to get stuff done, instead of doing it before school or after school. So, in that [regard], it’s exactly...

Undefined to host first improv show of the year in honor of Jenny Ingram

Undefined to host first improv show of the year in honor of Jenny Ingram

Molly Brim, Staff Reporter August 25, 2021

“We started planning the show in the summertime, around the beginning of July. We basically have a brand new team and we wanted to get them on stage in a way where they were comfortable to be themselves,”...

When second semester begins on Jan. 19, 1,099 students are expected to enter the Lafayette halls for in-person school.

LHS returns to school with new bell schedules including AcLab, homeroom

August 23, 2021

The first week of school is following an AAABC structure and the bell schedules for those days is as follows: A Day Zero Hour  7:20-8:22 a.m. 1st Hour 8:28-9:13 a.m. 2nd Hour 9:18-10:03 a.m. 3rd...

Similar to the 2020-2021 school year, students and staff will still be required to wear masks following Interim Superintendent Tim Rickers mask mandate announcement on Aug. 4.

Rockwood initiates face mask mandate as COVID delta variant surges in Missouri

Juli Mejia, Asst. Editor-in-Chief August 21, 2021

The first day of school Aug. 23 may bring some uncertainty as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. However, while all Rockwood buildings will require all students, staff and visitors to wear masks indoors,...

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