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The Lancer Feed to return Aug.10

The Lancer Feed to return Aug.10

Staff June 9, 2022

As summer break has commenced, The Lancer Feed will stop its consistent coverage until August 10 in preparation for the 2022-2023 school year. Breaking news will continue to be covered when necessary and...

Community mourns loss of assistant volleyball coach

Community mourns loss of assistant volleyball coach

Sonya Sud, Co-News Editor June 8, 2022

The Lafayette community is mourning the loss of Chris Toomey, a volunteer assistant girls volleyball coach at LHS. His family shared that he passed away unexpectedly at his home on Monday, June 6,...

The west parking lot is full of cars during the school day. Starting on Aug. 1, seniors will have the chance to purchase their parking spot, and can choose it on May 16.

Parking passes on sale Aug. 1

Caoimhe Farris, Staff Reporter June 2, 2022

The Parent Pay Online option for purchasing a parking permit for the 2022-2023 school year will become available on Aug. 1 for $80 each. The application also includes the option "Zero Pay" for paying with...

Junior L Lamar opens up StudentSquare on a computer. ParentSquare will be utilized by teachers and parents in the 2022-23 school year, while StudentSquare will be utilized by students through either an app or online website.

District moving to ParentSquare communication system for safety, easier accessibility

Samantha Haney, Asst. Opinions Editor June 2, 2022

For the 2022-2023 school year, the Rockwood School District will be switching over to a new communication service. The contract with SchoolMessenger, the current service that the district uses, originally...

Language arts teacher Cheryl Hermach and special education teachers Debbie Ballard, Sandy Schilling-Gal and Terri Warnars will all be retiring in 2022. Each teacher has worked at Lafayette for over 20 years.

Four teachers plan retirement after over 20 years of teaching

Max Hartsfield, Blake Jaycox, and Eshwar Murali May 31, 2022

There will be four teachers retiring this year from Lafayette. Language arts teacher Cheryl Hermach and special education teachers Debbie Ballard, Sandy Schilling-Gal and Terri Warnars will all make their...

In Honors Chemistry, sophomores Lucas Brown, Neel Chandra and Jonathan Sair work on an assignment. The amount of COVID-19 cases in the Rockwood School District have been increasing every week since May 2, and just started decreasing on May 23.

COVID-19 cases see slight increase in Rockwood, St. Louis County

Vijay Viswanathan May 26, 2022

The Rockwood School District has been mask-recommended since the beginning of February. While COVID-19 cases have been generally low, there has been a recent uptick in cases.  As of May 26, Rockwood...

LHS students enjoy lunch in the Commons on May 23. The school provided lunches were free for the 2021-2022 school year, however, free lunch will be going away for the 2022-2023 school year. In addition, prices for lunches will be increasing in comparison to the pre-COVID-19 era.

Cafeteria to implement lunch changes for 2022-2023 school year

Morgan Vehige and Devan Ellison May 25, 2022

At the end of the 2021-2022 school year, the free lunch option in the school cafeteria will go away and a price increase will put the new value of lunch at $3.80. The change comes from the end of a...

Usually behind the bleachers, the spot where the tennis courts originally were is currently empty because the courts are being renovated. The renovations started on April 20 and are set to finish on July 31.

Tennis courts undergo renovation

Eshwar Murali, Staff Reporter May 6, 2022

Construction started on April 20 at the Lafayette tennis courts. Lafayette’s tennis courts has had the plan to be renovated for about five years, since a 2017 bond issue was set up to have a court renovation...

Class of 2021 graduate Rachel Brown waves at Lafayette staff members in the parking lot during the Senior Salute Parade. Though school was being held in-person again during this time, the parade for seniors continued to be a special way to honor those graduating.

Senior Salute Parade is dropped from schedule for Class of 2022

Caroline Black, Staff Reporter April 27, 2022

The Class of 2020 as well as staff, family and community members gathered in the Lafayette parking lot to take advantage of the opportunity to celebrate the seniors at the Senior Salute Parade in May of...

The Fine Arts Festival will be April 22 and April 23. the festival will feature art displays, a Guitar Festival, kids crafts, local artist demos, Solo and Ensemble Acts and an improv show.

New Fine Arts Festival to start April 22

Sonya Sud, Co-News Editor April 20, 2022

 Lafayette will be having its first Fine Arts Festival on April 22 and 23.  Displaying an array of art, drama and music, there will be over 200 Lafayette students participating, as well as students from...

The Speech and Debate State Qualifying finalists stand in front of the Ladue merchandise store at the State Qualifying tournament. Senior Arjun Suresh and juniors Juli Mejia, Shreya Ramalingam and Samantha Zhang all qualified.

Speech and Debate team qualify for State tournament

Blake Jaycox, Staff Reporter April 20, 2022

Even though they transitioned from virtual tournaments to in-person tournaments at the beginning of 2022, the Lafayette Speech and Debate team has had a great year, with four students qualifying for the...

The HOSA team poses together at the State Leadership Conference (SLC). Well versed in healthcare knowledge, 20 HOSA members qualified for the HOSA International Leadership Conference.

HOSA members qualify for international conference

Eshwar Murali, Staff Reporter April 13, 2022

From March 28-29 Future Healthcare Professionals (HOSA) competed at Missouri S&T for the Missouri HOSA State Leadership Conference (SLC). Students from Lafayette competed alongside 720 students at...

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