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Gutowski receives Music Educator’s Association award for role in streamlining All-Suburban audition process, mentoring young teachers

Gutowski receives Music Educator’s Association award for role in streamlining All-Suburban audition process, mentoring young teachers

Linnea Narducci, Guest Writer
January 18, 2014
Filed under Local News, News, School News, Top Stories

Joseph Gutowski, orchestra teacher, has won the Saint Louis Suburban Music Educators Association (SLSMEA) Merit Award. SLSMEA is an organization for music teachers and give the award to staff members who have made significant contributions to the All-Suburban orchestra. Gutowski is proud of his...

ROSE Award nominations for outstanding Rockwood staff members ongoing

ROSE Award nominations for outstanding Rockwood staff members ongoing

Megan Rigabar, Asst. News Editor
January 17, 2014
Filed under Local News, News, School News, Top Stories

Nominations for the 25th annual ROSE (Rockwood Outstanding Service in Education) Award Program are currently being accepted as a way to recognize any individual volunteer or Rockwood employee for his or her contributions to the school community. The ROSE award is a prestigious award given only to th...

Multiple snow days cause longer school year, cancel events

Multiple snow days cause longer school year, cancel events

Garrett McBay, Reporter
January 15, 2014
Filed under Local News, News, School News, Top Stories

After a massive snowfall in early January, Rockwood called for six consecutive snow days starting January 2, and ending January 9, with school continuing on January 10. The large cancellation caused multiple school events to be cancelled, but it also will affect the amounts of days of school for students...

Local International Thespian Society conference goes off without a hitch

Local International Thespian Society conference goes off without a hitch

Madison Kesselring, Reporter
January 14, 2014
Filed under Local News, News, School News, Top Stories

Every year the International Thespian Society (ITS) holds a conference for Missouri theatre students. I had the pleasure of attending the conference with Troupe 5236, Lafayette’s troupe. The conference lasted the weekend of January 10, and participants stayed two nights in the Renaissance Hotel in downtown St. Louis (the sam...

Oh, the Weather Outside is Frightful

Oh, the Weather Outside is Frightful

January 8, 2014
Filed under Local News, National News, News, School News, Top Stories

Snowstorms and sub-freezing temperatures have rocked the country this month, and St. Louis County is no exception.  The Rockwood School District has cancelled the last five school days due to inclement weather, extending Winter Break for a full week.  Image staff chronicled the weather and its effe...

AFJROTC participates in Florida marching contest

AFJROTC participates in Florida marching contest

Garrett McBay, Reporter
December 16, 2013
Filed under Local News, News, School News, Top Stories

From Dec. 4 to Dec. 9 a group of more than 30 students traveled to Florida for an Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFJROTC) Trojan Force Southwest regional drill meet. "Our drill team and a few extras head down to Florida for the competition, but we try to make it a fun trip for us...

Lafayette Lancer Marketplace successful in fundraising efforts for band program

Delaney Eyermann, Social Media Editor
December 12, 2013
Filed under Local News, News, School News

The 2013 Lafayette Lancer Marketplace was held this past Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 7 and 8. Originally started to raise money for the band program, the Lafayette Lancer Marketplace has been running for more than 20 years, Brad Balog, band teacher, said. “[The Lafayette Lancer Marketplace] is...

Rockwood cancels school due to inclement weather

Rockwood cancels school due to inclement weather

Hannah Marshall, Asst. Webmaster
December 6, 2013
Filed under Local News, News, School News

Early on Friday, Dec. 6th, Rockwood students received the call from Superintendent Adams saying that school is cancelled for that day. Snow had been falling, leaving the ground and streets white, and the roads too slick on bus routes. "Storm watch" contacts drive through the routes at least once starting...

Traci Bolton sponsors Hot Wheel Challenge

Traci Bolton sponsors Hot Wheel Challenge

Jessica Brown, Business Manager
December 2, 2013
Filed under Local News, News, School News, Top Stories, Video, Video

During the holiday season, a spirit of giving takes hold of Lafayette.  Many donate, but music teacher Traci Bolton has taken the charitable acts to the next level. Digital media staffer Alex Witzig takes a look at Bolton's Hot Wheel Challenge. “I wanted to participate but also to find a way to ...

Rockwood Rocks: local musical festival to showcase talent, raise awareness

Rockwood Rocks: local musical festival to showcase talent, raise awareness

Emily Pascoe, News Editor
November 22, 2013
Filed under Local News, News, School News

Lafayette will once again be hosting the Rockwood Rocks community event on Nov.23 . This event allows bands from all over the Rockwood School District to put on their own show while supporting drug-free and alcohol-free entertainment. Rachel Uebelein, senior, assisted in preparation by getting all...

LHS Cheer to host annual “Cheer for Charity” tonight

LHS Cheer to host annual “Cheer for Charity” tonight

Jordan McDonnell, Reporter
November 21, 2013
Filed under Local News, News, School News

Tonight, the LHS Cheer will be hosting the Cheer For Charity event. In order to receive admission to the benefit, people can donate cleaning supplies or bring a monetary donation. In return, some of Rockwood’s cheerleading squads and dance teams, as well as local dance studios, perform. Emily Toscano, member ...

Annual McTeacher night to be held Tuesday, Nov. 19

Annual McTeacher night to be held Tuesday, Nov. 19

Jordan McDonnell, Reporter
November 18, 2013
Filed under Local News, News, School News

The annual McTeacher Night will be held Tuesday, November 19. Staff members volunteer to work the event. They serve food, take orders and hand customers their bags through the drive-thru. Matt Landwehr, community service teacher and Renaissance sponsor, participates in the annual event. “It’s...