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Public forum hosted at LHS Nov. 13

Public forum hosted at LHS Nov. 13

Grace Kirtley, Web Editor

November 16, 2018


Filed under News, School News, Top Stories

A public forum aimed to inform parents of challenges that the new generation faces and how to parent it. Named "Parenting the iGeneration" the forum showcased representatives from INOBTR, Chad's Coalition and the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse (NCADA). Opening with Cindy Schroeder from...

Castelberg’s love of fashion leads to runway competition

Castelberg’s love of fashion leads to runway competition

Melina Hudak, Staff Writer

November 12, 2018


Filed under News, School News, Top Stories

  Fashion shows are an excellent way for designers to display their work. For junior Francesca Castelberg, competing in the Lindenwood Fashion Show gives her the opportunity to have her designs noticed. Last year she displayed a black and gold dress. This year she is working on a pink rompe...

Wagner holds on to House seat following election

Wagner holds on to House seat following election

Alex Rozar, Staff Writer

November 6, 2018


Filed under Local News, News, Top Stories

Republican Ann Wagner will retain her seat in the House of Representatives, following the election on Nov. 6. Wagner was elected to the House for the first time in 2012. She represents Missouri's second Congressional district, which includes much of the suburban area in St. Louis County. Before...

Hawley wins 2018 Missouri Senate race

Hawley wins 2018 Missouri Senate race

Alex Rozar, Staff Writer

November 6, 2018


Filed under Local News, News, Top Stories

Following the election on Nov. 6, Republican Josh Hawley will replace incumbent Claire McCaskill's seat in the United States Senate. Hawley, who is just 38 years old, is a relative newcomer to the political scene. His only previous electoral experience was the office of Missouri attorney general,...

Annual Coffee House show to be held Nov. 7

Annual Coffee House show to be held Nov. 7

Travis Bodell, Editor-in-Chief

October 29, 2018


Filed under Local News, News, Top Stories

The annual Coffee House performance will be held in the Commons on Wednesday, Nov. 7 at 7 p.m. The event is organized each year by guitar teacher Traci Bolton. "We try to emulate that coffee house setting by having all acoustic performances," Bolton said. All musicians, whether they be vocal or...

Eleven LHS students named National Merit Semifinalists

Eleven LHS students named National Merit Semifinalists

Jack Weaver, Digital Media Editor

October 22, 2018


Filed under News, School News, Top Stories

Each year, a select group of students is inducted into the National Merit Scholarship Program based on their performance on the Preliminary SAT (PSAT). The program began in 1955 and has since provided recognition and college scholarships to students. Over 1.6 million entrants across the nation took the PSAT in October ...

Cardinals bilingual broadcaster comes to LHS

Cardinals bilingual broadcaster comes to LHS

Clare Mulherin, Opinions Editor

October 22, 2018


Filed under News, School News, Top Stories

Polo Ascencio, the bilingual broadcaster for the St. Louis Cardinals, visited Lafayette's English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) students to speak about his career on Sept. 25, 2018.  On Sept. 26, Ascencio accompanied the ESOL class to the Cardinals game. During the Cardinals off-season,...

McCaskill, Hawley to participate in televised debate Thursday, Oct. 18

McCaskill, Hawley to participate in televised debate Thursday, Oct. 18

Alex Rozar, Staff Writer

October 18, 2018


Filed under Local News, News, Top Stories

With Election Day less than a month away, Missouri senatorial candidates Claire McCaskill and Josh Hawley have agreed to participate in an hour-long televised debate. The event, which was organized by St. Louis-area broadcasters KSDK, KETC and St. Louis Public Radio, will be held on Oct. 18 at 7 p.m....

MIOS choir concert brings district together

MIOS choir concert brings district together

Jack Weaver, Digital Media Editor

October 15, 2018


Filed under News, School News, Top Stories

Choir students of all ages performed together in the annual Music In Our Schools (MIOS) concert on Wednesday, Oct 10 in the Lafayette gym. The concert showcases elementary and middle school choirs, along with the three Lafayette choirs. Having never performed as one large group, directors and...

Knost announces plans to retire at end of school year

Knost announces plans to retire at end of school year

Alex Rozar, Staff Writer

October 11, 2018


Filed under News, School News, Top Stories

In an official statement posted on the Rockwood School District website and emailed to Rockwood teachers, parents and students on Thursday, Oct. 11, Superintendent Dr. Eric Knost announced that he will retire at the end of the 2018-2019 school year. "The inevitable idea of retiring from this chapt...

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...

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