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Rockwood Outstanding Service in Education Awards, teachers honored for outstanding performance

Rockwood Outstanding Service in Education Awards, teachers honored for outstanding performance

Mary Adcock, Reporter
March 2, 2015
Filed under Local News, News, School News, Top Stories

The Rockwood Outstanding Service in Education (ROSE) Award is awarded to individuals who show excellence of character, performance, leadership and service to the Rockwood School District and is presented to a maximum of 15 individuals each year. This includes parent volunteers and any employee of Rockwood....

LHS hopes to raise $2,000 in support of Leukemia and Lymphoma Society through Pasta for Pennies Campaign

Delaney Eyermann, Webmaster
February 20, 2015
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Jennifer Keillor, sponsor for Future Health Professionals (HOSA), Jeri Heth, head of the math department and the Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) are joining forces to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The Pasta for Pennies campaign is co-sponsored by Olive...

Lafayette student honored with 2014 Missouri Writing Region of the Scholastic Art and Writing award

Lafayette student honored with 2014 Missouri Writing Region of the Scholastic Art and Writing award

Garrett McBay, Reporter
February 13, 2015
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Lafayette junior Massiel Islas-Malanco has been selected along with three other Rockwood students as a recipient of the 2014 Missouri Writing Region of the Scholastic Art and Writing Award, a state award given to students based on applications in which students submit art, poetry, writing, design...

Rockwood Hero 5k, one mile run aims to honor fallen warriors from Rockwood schools

Rockwood Hero 5k, one mile run aims to honor fallen warriors from Rockwood schools

Garrett McBay, Reporter
February 9, 2015
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On May 16, community members will gather to honor fallen service members and first responders from the St. Louis area in the inaugural Rockwood Hero 5K & 1 M Run. "It is a tribute to the veterans and first responders of Rockwood who have died in the line of duty, whether it be defending their...

Kipp plans to take Polar Plunge for Special Olympics

Kipp plans to take Polar Plunge for Special Olympics

Amanda Shaw, Assistant Webmaster
February 2, 2015
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Special Education teacher Eric Kipp is taking the Polar Plunge on Feb. 28 at Creve Coeur Lake for this year’s Special Olympics. During the Polar Plunge, Kipp will race into the lake for a swim, braving the icy cold water. In order to participate, Kipp must raise at least $75 and currently, he...

Rockwood survey results released

Megan Rigabar, Webmaster
January 23, 2015
Filed under Local News, News, School News

Superintendent Dr. Eric Knost conducted a community survey from Dec. 17, 2014- Jan. 7, 2015. This survey was intended to gauge the opinion of the community on Rockwood's mission and priorities. The results of this survey were released on Jan. 22 during a Board of Education meeting. The following su...

Board of Education finalizes candidates

Megan Rigabar, Webmaster
January 23, 2015
Filed under Local News, News, School News

On Tuesday, Jan. 20, filing for the Board of Education candidates closed at 5 p.m. The candidates for the one-year interim term are Herman L. Kriegshauser and Lawrence Allen Lazar. However, the District will not be holding elections for the three-year terms, as the number of candidates filing equals...

Steve Berry receives Activities Director of the Year award

Alex Kessler, Reporter
January 15, 2015
Filed under Local News, News, School News

Activities Director Steve Berry recently won an award for Activities Director of the year in the St. Louis area. Berry said he felt very humbled upon being nominated for and receiving this award by his peers. "The second and most important thing I have to say, is that this award really is a bigger...

Students bid farewell to Macaroni Grills

Suzy Blalock, Reporter
January 12, 2015
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On Monday, Dec. 29, all of the Romano's Macaroni Grill restaurants suddenly shut down across the St. Louis and Columbia areas for an unknown reason. Workers were informed at 8 a.m. that morning via telephone that their jobs had been eliminated due to the restaurant closing. Its furniture and appliances...

Chick-fil-A fundraiser to be held Jan.13, percentage of proceeds go to Renaissance

Chick-fil-A fundraiser to be held Jan.13, percentage of proceeds go to Renaissance

Jessica Collins, Reporter
January 9, 2015
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Lafayette Renaissance is hosting a Chick-fil-A Lafayette vs. Marquette rivalry fundraiser on Tuesday, Jan. 13 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and will receive 20 percent of the proceeds from  purchases only at the Chesterfield Valley location. Be sure to put a copy of your receipt in one of the four designated...

Students selected as members of 2014-2015 Missouri All-State Orchestra, All-State Band

Delaney Eyermann, Webmaster
December 9, 2014
Filed under Local News, News, School News

Several students are being recognized for their outstanding musical talent and these students have been selected to be members of Missouri's All-State Orchestra and All-State Band. The students selected for the 2014-2015 Missouri All-State Orchestra include Matthew Rho for 1st violin, Elizabeth...

Lancer Marketplace band fundraiser set for this weekend

Lancer Marketplace band fundraiser set for this weekend

Patrick Levine, Reporter
December 4, 2014
Filed under Local News, News, School News

The Lafayette Band program will be holding their annual Lancer Marketplace fundraiser on Dec. 6 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Dec. 7 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Lafayette High School. The fundraiser is a craft fair where vendors can sell their merchandise. The band program makes money by charging the vendors...