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Lafayette High School news. Student-run.

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STL Spark encourages its members and those outside of the organization to participate in Festive Fridays. Participants are asked to wear a dress or a tie in order to help raise awareness for human trafficking in the month of December, supporting their saying, Its more than a dress.

More than a dress

Molly Brim and Morgan Vehige 20 minutes ago

“The statistics of [human trafficking] are so real. I’ve never realized how prominent of an issue it was in the St. Louis area. As you learn more about it, you realize that it’s all around you and...

A consultant from the firm School Exec Connect, Kevin OMara, makes a presentation at the Nov, 18 Board of Education meeting, outlining a profile of desired qualities of the districts next superintendent. The profile was created based on data collected from community members, parents, staff members and students in surveys and focus groups.

Search for new superintendent continues as consultant shares updates at Nov. 18 Board meeting

Juli Mejia, Asst. Editor-in-Chief November 19, 2021

Almost from the moment former Rockwood Superintendent Mark Miles announced his resignation in April of the 2020-2021 school year, The Board of Education (BOE) has been searching for someone new to fill...

Members of the Air Force Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) program march in the Homecoming Parade on Oct. 1, 2021. After school, ROTC has been practicing to march in a Veterans Day parade that will occur at Pond Elementary School on Nov. 13.

Lafayette community recognizes celebration, sacrifice on Veterans Day

Vijay Viswanathan, Opinions Editor November 11, 2021

Veterans Day, celebrated on Nov. 11, is meant to observe the moment when an armistice was signed on Nov. 11, 1918, to end WWI and to mark the contributions of veterans to the United States. Senior Master...

The 2020-2021 Teacher of the Year winner, industrial tech teacher Mark McAllister, takes a picture with Principal Karen Calcaterra. McAllister had been nominated in previous years, but only received the award this past year.

TOY nominations open for 2021-2022 school year

Samantha Haney and Jack Daws November 9, 2021

“I think that students should really reflect on that teacher who goes above and beyond, that teacher who goes the extra mile to make lessons interesting or applicable to real life,” art teacher Lauren...

Author Mindy McGinnis signs a copy of her book for a student during the last author visit at Lafayette on Sept. 28 during 5th Hour. The next author visit will take place on Nov. 9 during 2nd Hour.

Author Rosaria Munda to visit LHS on Nov. 9

Devan Ellison, Staff Reporter November 7, 2021

Update Nov. 8: The author visit has been canceled due to health issues. “I think it’s kind of nice to hear a published author, to hear the process of writing and how you get a book published. It’s...

Nov. 5 Image Newsmagazine correction

Nov. 5 Image Newsmagazine correction

November 5, 2021

On page six of the issue of the Image that was distributed this morning, the school bus infographic incorrectly states that 3,133 students attend city magnet schools and 88 students attend county schools...

To aid with contact tracing during the 2020-2021 school year, teachers placed QR codes or sign-out sheets in their rooms that were linked to forms students filled out. The forms included information on where a student was going in case contact tracing was needed.

Rockwood to spend $170,000 to outsource contact tracing operations

Vijay Viswanathan, Opinions Editor November 4, 2021

"Contact tracing has taken a toll on district staff over the last year and a half and we wanted to take this added responsibility off their plates so they can devote their time and energy to regular responsibilities,...

During Coffee House in 2018, senior Rachel Vishion performs. This year, Vishion will be performing for the first time as a vocalist for Tuesday Night Rock Band, which will open and close the show in addition to introducing each performance.

Tuesday Night Rock Band to host Coffee House on Nov. 4

Makayla Archambeault, Editor-in-Chief November 3, 2021

For the first time in over a year, Lafayette is hosting Coffee House, a variety show to showcase different student artist performances. Guitar teacher Traci Bolton sponsors the event, which is hosted by...

The Individualized Learning Center (ILC) is located near the In School Suspension (ISS) room. The ILC program has been used by students in order to recover credits to allow them to graduate. Terry Harris plans to shift the focus of the ILC towards improving student mental health.

Individualized Learning Center on the way to improvement

Molly Brim and Devan Ellison November 3, 2021

“If I were to retire today this will be something I will be very proud of. I would sit back and talk to my grandchildren about why this program really centers the social-emotional mental needs of our...

With the worker shortage in the Cafeteria, Lafayettes child nutritionists struggle to make over 1100 lunches a day. Volunteers, student workers and culinary classes have helped workers feel less rushed to get meals done in time.

Cafeteria workers struggle with district-wide staff shortage

Janka Gerber, Juli Mejia, and Jack Daws November 3, 2021

As students begin to get comfortable with the return to normalcy in schools, some students wonder why the cafeteria food has not returned to its normal, abundant self. Speculation varies between post pandemic...

Cyber security has become an important topic following the malware attack on the Rockwood School District over the summer. During the attack, students were unable to use their Infinite Campus and were asked to change their passwords. Staff and students whose information was compromised were informed via mail.

Rockwood amps up security following June’s malware attack

Hannah Fitts , Design Editor October 29, 2021

October was recognized as National Cyber Security Awareness Month by the National Cyber Security Alliance and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in 2003. The attention to Cyber security serves...

Lafayettes annual Canned Food Drive will begin this year on Nov. 3 and go until Dec. 1. Items being collected will be donated to local food pantry, Circle of Concern, and Rockwoods Got Your Back Pack program.

Annual Canned Food Drive to begin Nov. 3

Morgan Vehige, Image Editor October 28, 2021

“If it was not for the entire school and community doing this, we wouldn’t be able to collect as many cans to reach our big goals,” Assistant Principal Kirti Mehrotra said. Lafayette’s annual...

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