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Latin program discontinued at LHS due to low enrollment, inability to hire certified instructor

During former Latin teacher Emelia Osborne's Latin class, senior Brigid Ogle works on a breakout box project with the help of Osborne.

Jack Daws, Staff Reporter

October 27, 2020

Students who had been enrolled in Latin courses at Lafayette were left without the option to continue in those programs this year after low enrollment led to the elimination of a full-time option for the previous teacher in that position. At the end of last year and faced with only a part-time schedule...

RSD announces plans for return to in-person learning

After starting the 2020-2021 school year completely virtual, RSD announced that all schools will return to an option of in-person learning by Nov. 12.

Makayla Archambeault, Editor-in-Chief

October 25, 2020

“We all know that things have changed and how we do school will be different, but some of the changes are exciting and may even be for-the-better. For instance, I see our teachers and students much more comfortable using new technologies that have improved the way we operate,” Associate Principal...

Students to return materials from Quarter 1, pick up materials for Quarter 2 in preparation of Oct. 26 start

During the material pickup day at the start of the 2020-2021 school year, librarian Nichole Ballard-Long assists senior Brenna Arakelian determine what books she needs for her Quarter 1 classes. Students will not need to return those materials and pick up books or their Quarter 2 courses which begin on Oct. 26.

Vijay Viswanathan, Ad Manager

October 21, 2020

Students will have the chance to pick up any materials that are required for their Quarter 2 courses in addition to dropping off materials from Quarter 1. Just like in August, the pick-up days are arranged in alphabetical order. Only students who require textbooks and/or materials will be allowed to...

Class of 2002 grad on Missouri’s Nov. 3 ballot for Attorney General

Before earning degrees at the University of North Carolina and Washington University, Democratic candidate for Missouri Attorney General, Rich Finneran could be found in classrooms at Lafayette. He was heavily involved in Mock Trial, Theater, Speech and Debate among other things. He said he became interested in public service and the law early in life. He still has strong connections to LHS, serving on the board of the Class of 2002's Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Juli Mejia and Vijay Viswanathan

October 15, 2020

“What's most important to me is that I'm finding a way to give back as much as I can to the people of our state and do what I can to improve the lives of the people in our state,” Democratic nominee for Attorney General Rich Finneran said. He will be facing Republican nominee and current Attorn...

COVID-19 affects mental health of students in differing ways

In November 2019, Lancers Helping Lancers organized and executed a mental health week. Seniors Sydney Stinnett and Taylor Wulf help to make clothespins to clip on to unsuspecting student's clothes and backpacks with uplifting messages written on them.

Makayla Archambeault, Juli Mejia, Caoimhe Farris, Cece Beckmann, Sophia Wasson, and Samantha Haney

September 30, 2020

Some students have found paying attention to their mental health during the stress brought upon by COVID-19 is essential to their well-being. And, while some have faced new struggles as a result of being locked down at home and more isolated, many have also found ways to relieve that new stress. Jun...

Elementary returns to in-person learning; RSD exploring ways to bring secondary students back safely

During her 1st Hour AP Environmental Science class, Gretchen Whelan begins her Zoom session. Teachers have been working from the building unless they were given permission to work from home due to a special circumstance like a health condition.

Juli Mejia and Hannah Fitts

September 28, 2020

According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), younger school-aged children (under 14 years old) have a lower risk of transferring COVID-19 to others. In light of this and other data, the Rockwood School District (RSD) has decided to move forward with allowing Pre-K through...

LTC continues with fall production despite COVID-19 setbacks

Special education teacher Daniel Horst addresses LTC members at a Zoom meeting that was held to answer any questions students might have about the upcoming fall production.

Elizabeth Elliott and Janka Gerber

September 17, 2020

While on a typical school year, Lafayette Theatre Company (LTC) would be in full swing of its fall production, COVID-19 has forced the club to adapt to new guidelines and find other ways to create a fall production. This year, LTC is producing its first-ever virtual show for the fall production: The Be...

New staff members wait to meet students in person as they begin work at Lafayette

Staff members were greeted to the building the second week with some positive chalk messages from some members of the Class of 2024.

Digital Media Staff

September 11, 2020

 Julie Bayha, World Language Courses Taught: Spanish 1, Spanish 2 # Years Teaching: 15 Previous Schools Taught At: Olathe High School (Kansas), Timberland High School College(s): Univer...

Lafayette students, staff share reactions after first two weeks of virtual learning

Long-term speech and theater teacher Megan Dill works in classroom after school to prepare for an online Zoom class with her students.

Elizabeth Elliott and Jack Daws

September 6, 2020

The past two weeks have marked the beginning of a brand new school year, but unlike other years, students have been adjusting to online learning, which has prompted mixed feelings from both students and staff. Students are currently participating in daily Zoom calls for each of their classes, as well a...

Students return materials from last year, get yearbook photos taken on Lancer Return Days this week

On Senior Distribution Day, LHS staff delivered seniors supplies out to their cars and seniors were able to drop off any supplies that they still had from the past year. A similar process will take place on the Lancer Return Day on Aug. 20 and 21.

Hannah Fitts and Makayla Archambeault

August 19, 2020

During a typical school year, students would flock into the building to get their yearbook picture taken, receive their yearbook from the previous year, walk their schedules and meet their new teachers. It's usually a time to be able to reunite with classmates and kick off the new school year with...

Legend staff adjusts to new guidelines for yearbook distribution

Lafayette's yearbook, the Legend, is the latest inductee into the National Scholastic Press Association's (NSPA) Hall of Fame.

Elizabeth Elliott, Staff Reporter

August 17, 2020

Even a global pandemic couldn't stop the 2020 Legend staff from finishing last years' yearbook and tomorrow students will finally be able to see the results. Every year, Lafayette's yearbook staff, the Legend, distributes the majority of yearbooks covering the previous year during orientation. This year,...

RSD announces online schedule plans for 1st Quarter

At a Rockwood Board of Education meeting, Superintendent Mark Miles addresses the board.

Makayla Archambeault, Editor-in-Chief

August 14, 2020

Students will have a very different learning structure this fall with virtual learning than they did last spring. On Aug. 11, Rockwood School District (RSD) announced the schedule for the virtual learning environment going into the 2020-2021 school year. As of now, virtual learning is in place until...

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