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Superintendent says Ferguson grand jury decision will not impact school schedule

Superintendent says Ferguson grand jury decision will not impact school schedule

Bryan Woode, Reporter
November 19, 2014
Filed under Local News, National News, News, School News

Rockwood superintendent Eric Knost posted a letter on Rockwood websites five days ago regarding the upcoming Ferguson grand jury decision. In his letter Knost addressed the upcoming grand jury decision and stated that school will resume regardless of the growing tension. Knost also suggested that students...

Cheer for Charity event scheduled for Nov. 16

Cheer for Charity event scheduled for Nov. 16

Dominic Scaglione, Reporter
November 13, 2014
Filed under Local News, School News, Top Stories

Lafayette cheer squad is hosting their 6th annual Cheer for Charity Fundraiser. The Lancer cheerleaders invite dance studios and other local schools to come and cheer with the Lancers. All proceeds go to the Ronald McDonald House Charity. Cheer for Charity organizer Crystal Gray said, "The reason...

Lancer staff ready for part-time work on McTeacher Night Nov. 13

Alaina Strollo, Social Media Editor and Assistant Webmaster
November 13, 2014
Filed under Local News, News, School News

On Thursday, Nov. 13 Lafayette administrators and teachers will hold the annual McTeacher’s Night at the McDonald's on Manchester and Clarkson Roads from 5- 8 p.m. Students and parents are welcome to come support Lafayette. Fifteen percent of all the proceeds will go to Lafayette and Renaissance....

Amendment 3 to continue tenure, evaluate teachers based on standardized tests fails

Amendment 3 to continue tenure, evaluate teachers based on standardized tests fails

Kayley Allen, Reporter
November 5, 2014
Filed under Local News, News, Top Stories

On November 4th, people rushed to the polls to vote on numerous ballots presented. In Missouri, Amendment 3 was on the ballot; an amendment that would determine whether teacher tenure would continue, and if teachers should be evaluated based on standardized tests taken by students. 76 percent vo...

Roundabouts on Route 100 open to traffic soon

Patrick Levine, Road Construction Reporter
October 30, 2014
Filed under Local News, News

Lafayette students are all too familiar with the chronic traffic congestion on Route 100 between Clayton Road and Route 100. In order to alleviate this congestion, the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) and the City of Wildwood have widened this stretch of Route 100 to four lanes and have...

Update: Eric Kipp descends down Hyatt hotel in support of Special Olympics

Update: Eric Kipp descends down Hyatt hotel in support of Special Olympics

Delaney Eyermann, Webmaster
October 7, 2014
Filed under Local News, News, School News, Top Stories

To read the full story of Eric Kipp, go to: http://lhsimage.com/news/2014/09/22/special-education-teacher-takes-fundraising-to-new-heights/ Eric Kipp, Special School District teacher, raised $1,165 and kept his word as he rapelled down the Hyatt Hotel in downtown St. Louis. "It was an experience...

Rockwood Drug-Free Coalition Week

Madison Kesselring, Reporter
October 1, 2014
Filed under Local News, News, School News, Top Stories

This week begins Rockwood’s fifth annual Drug-Free Coalition week. The committee celebrates their recognition of Missouri's 2013 Coalition of the Year along with the announcement of funding produced by the Office of National Drug Control Policy. This funding is the start of a second five year cycle....

Rockwood offers flu shots to students, community

Rockwood offers flu shots to students, community

Dominic Scaglione, Reporter
September 30, 2014
Filed under Local News, News, School News, Top Stories

The Rockwood School District will be offering flu clinics starting Oct. 1 for all students and their families. The clinic is also open to Rockwood staff members and community members. Flu vaccines are available in both the shot form and mist. Rockwood employees and their immediate family members...

Banned books week publicizes challenged, banned literary works in schools

Banned books week publicizes challenged, banned literary works in schools

Alaina Strollo, Asst. Webmaster
September 22, 2014
Filed under Local News, National News, News, School News

Banned Books Week, endorsed by the American Library Association, publicizes all the literary classics challenged or banned by schools for a plethora of reasons; the main one being that schools found the work inappropriate for educational purposes. The banning of books only affects schools that choose...

Special Education teacher takes fundraising to new heights

Special Education teacher takes fundraising to new heights

Megan Rigabar, Copy Editor
September 22, 2014
Filed under Local News, News, School News, Top Stories

UPDATE:  Kipp is now rappelling 17 stories off the Hyatt Regency St. Louis on Saturday,  Oct. 4 instead of  the Jefferson State Office Building on Oct. 18. To donate, make checks out to Special Olympics Missouri and then place them in Kipp's mailbox or deliver them to Room 143. To donate on...

Rockwood students qualify as National Merit semifinalists

Rockwood students qualify as National Merit semifinalists

Mary Adcock, Reporter
September 16, 2014
Filed under Local News, News, School News, Top Stories

The annual National Merit Scholarship Corporation has announced 16,000 semifinalists from the 1.4 million students who took the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT) National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test last year. These semifinalists will be able to compete for 7,600 National Merit Scholarships...

97.1 Talk Radio Spirit Challenge offers $5,000 to school with greatest school spirit

97.1 Talk Radio Spirit Challenge offers $5,000 to school with greatest school spirit

Jennifer Butler, Opinion Editor
September 5, 2014
Filed under Local News, News, School News, Top Stories

After the close defeat in the KSDK poll, students have another chance to redeem themsleves and vote for their school. Starting on Monday, Sept. 8, LHS will be participating in the 97.1 Talk Radio poll to see which school has more spirit. All schools submitted in the contest can vote from Sept....