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Class of 2024 to participate in social event on last day of school

Class of 2024 to participate in social event on last day of school

Janka Gerber, Staff Reporter June 1, 2021

On the last day of the school year, June 3, the Class of 2024 will have a Freshman Fun Day Ice Cream Social. Freshmen will be let out of classes at 10:45 through an intercom announcement and go to the...

Class of 2021 celebrates final year with special events during Senior Week

May 27, 2021

As the year comes down to the end, the senior class reflects on the events that carried out the week leading up to Prom.

Class secretary Karen Barber helps distribute books and materials during the August 2020 date for Chromebook drop-off and material pick-up.

Administration plans material return process for in-person, virtual students

Vijay Viswanathan, Ad Manager May 25, 2021

Before the school year is over, students are encouraged to return any materials to the school they received either this year or in years prior. Although the material return process was different last year,...

A poster for the virtual art show includes its website address and a QR code that links to the website.

District Art Show adapts to virtual setting, finds new benefits

Samantha Haney, Staff Reporter May 21, 2021

Students have continued creating artwork throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. To showcase their artwork, art teachers worked together to create a new type of art show for this year.  Art Teacher Meghan...

The class of 2020 celebrates with streamers after their graduation ceremony commences. Last year's graduation was held at the same venue as this year's, the Power Plex, and similarly had people watch from their cars. In years past, the graduation ceremonies have taken place on the football field, with spectators watching from the bleachers, but the new format was devised in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Administration prepares for graduation, Senior Parade events

Cece Beckmann and Morgan Vehige May 20, 2021

With a little under two weeks of the school year left, students are booking their summer vacations or planning fun activities with their friends. But for the Class of 2021, it is more than just the...

Inside the school counseling center, a bulletin board depicts the names of all the school counselors and their duties.

School counselors continue process of developing next year’s schedules

Isabelle Grigorescu, Staff Reporter May 18, 2021

The process of making student schedules for next year has many steps. As the school year comes to an end, some steps have already been taken. Students entered their desired courses, as well as alternates,...

Taji Israel-Cazembe, Class of 2020, and junior Surayya Cazembe discuss the unconventional shampoo that Israel-Cazembe pretended apply during a show on Nov. 30, 2018. For Undefined's last show of this year, Israel-Cazembe will be returning with other Class of 2020 seniors to perform a senior show that they were not able to put on originally due to COVID-19.

Undefined to host last show of year, invites graduated members back to perform

Isabelle Grigorescu, Staff Reporter May 17, 2021

At the end of last school year, Lafayette's improv comedy group, Undefined, had planned their last show of the year to specifically highlight the senior members. However, due to the pandemic, that show...

Superintendent Mark Miles addresses the board and patrons during the May 6 Board of Education meeting. At the meeting, over 30 patrons spoke their opinions about recent curriculum controversy with the meeting lasting about three hours.

Superintendent shares his thoughts as he prepares for exit from Rockwood

Vijay Viswanathan, Ad Manager May 13, 2021

“There were a number of factors that contributed to my retirement. It is bittersweet as I have loved my time in the Rockwood School District, and it is bittersweet as I have served 26 years in the field...

On the Rockwood website, Lafayette High School how has a tab for Social & Emotional/Mental Health Resources with different links to pages with access points for hotlines, reasources and exercises to help learn more about mental health. The resources can also be ultilized in a crisis situation during any time of the day.

RSD Counseling Department hope Mental Health Resource site provides support for students

Makayla Archambeault, Editor-in-Chief May 10, 2021

On the Lafayette High School (LHS) website, under the “Students” tab, there is now an additional page available for students called “Social & Emotional/Mental Health Resources”. The page is...

During the May 6, 2021 Rockwood Board of Education meeting, Rockwood community members gathered outside the Administrative Annex building, where the meeting was being held, to demonstrate their opinions regarding the current controversies over diverse curriculums. Over 30 patrons spoke during the meeting for three-minute slots each.

Rockwood Board of Education announces interim Superintendent, addresses curriculum controversy

Makayla Archambeault, Editor-in-Chief May 7, 2021

The Area Supervisor of the St. Louis Region at Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) Tim Ricker was announced as the new interim Superintendent of the Rockwood School District...

Math teacher Patricia Mabie keeps the photos taken at the Choice Awards in her room. Even today, Mabie is still in contact with many of the students she selected for her Choice Award.

Annual Choice Awards provide wide range of recognition

Morgan Vehige, Asst. Editor May 5, 2021

The annual Choice Awards will be held on Thursday. May 6 from 7:15-8 a.m. “The Choice Award is really a special award that is given at Lafayette by any staff member, it doesn’t have to be a teacher...

On the first day of Teacher Appreciation Week, May 3, 2021, Lafayette staff arrived to find yard signs set up around the school by Lancer Parent Organization (LPO) showing appreciation for their hard work.

Staff, students celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week

Hannah Fitts, Staff Reporter May 4, 2021

Teacher Appreciation Week is celebrated during the first week of May each year. It is the week that honors teachers and recognizes the lasting contribution they make in our lives.  Administrators have...

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