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St. Louis Zoo: all about the jungle in Forest Park

St. Louis Zoo: all about the jungle in Forest Park

Clare Mulherin and Ty Prozorowski
April 25, 2017
Filed under Local News, News, Top Stories

Our city is known for a number of things such as the Fox Theater, Art hill, the Delmar loop and now our zoo has been nationally recognized as America's best free attraction. The St. Louis Zoo recently adopted two orphaned grizzly bear cubs. The male cub is Huckleberry and the female is Finley. In honor...

Freshmen class collects books for kids in need

Freshmen class collects books for kids in need

Jessie Cargill, Webmaster
April 25, 2017
Filed under News, School News

Senior Advisory is currently collecting books from the freshman class for kids living below the poverty line at The Freedom School in University City, Missouri. The books can be used or new and the goal is to have 1,000 books by Friday, April 28. The book minimum is three and will be collected in...

Lafayette senior nominated for Post Dispatch award

Lafayette senior nominated for Post Dispatch award

Derek Beradi, Guest Writer
April 25, 2017
Filed under Local News, News, School News

The St. Louis Post Dispatch will be having the annual Scholar Athlete award ceremony this May. It is the 51st year of this event, where students will be honored from every area of school. This event will be held at Busch Stadium on Tuesday, May 2. An approximated 150 people will be nominated and honored b...

Keeping up to date with Prom

Keeping up to date with Prom

Sydney Linsenbardt and Abby Karandjeff
April 24, 2017
Filed under News, School News

On Saturday, April 29 the Lafayette High School Prom will be located at the Ritz Carlton in St. Louis. Doors will be open at 6:30 p.m. and the dance will begin at 7 p.m. The dance will end at 10:30 p.m. Before purchasing tickets, every student or couple must fill out a google form that provides deta...

Cardinal tickets rewarded to “A+” students

Cardinal tickets rewarded to “A+” students

Justin Toenjes, Guest Writer
April 24, 2017
Filed under News, School News

Every year, the St. Louis Cardinals and the St. Louis Post Dispatch Newspapers in Education Program reward students for exceptional schoolwork.   Lafayette High School will once again participate in the “A+” Student Program to reward students for doing well in school. Students that had a G...

Process for hiring new head principal begins

Process for hiring new head principal begins

Teriona Gurrly, Guest Writer
April 24, 2017
Filed under News, School News, Top Stories

Principal John Shaughnessy’s decision to retire, has created the opportunity for a new applicant to fill the position. The process began with the posting of the available position. Anyone in the St. Louis area with the proper qualifications was allowed to apply for the job. Applications were accepted for...

1-to-1 program takes effect with Class of 2021

1-to-1 program takes effect with Class of 2021

Nicolas Schweikert, Guest Writer
April 24, 2017
Filed under News, School News, Top Stories

Proposition T was a $95.5 million bond issue voters were asked to approve. It was passed on April 4. The primary goal of the proposition was to ensure Rockwood will have money to continue developing. Part of this effort to develop involves $12 million  to go towards the one-to-one technology program...

Rockwood Art Show features over 200 pieces of LHS student work

Rockwood Art Show features over 200 pieces of LHS student work

Ally Hartmann, Guest Writer
April 21, 2017
Filed under News, School News

On April 22-23 from noon to 3 p.m. the District Art Show will be held at Crestview Middle School. The show is receiving large recognition and participation from all Rockwood schools. 250 art pieces from Lafayette alone will be displayed and a large part of the pieces from the minimum five artworks...

Students to perform at Annual Guitar Festival

Students to perform at Annual Guitar Festival

Shwetha Sundarrajan, Reporter
April 21, 2017
Filed under News, School News, Top Stories

To showcase students talent in guitar, Lafayette is presenting the Annual Guitar Festival on April 21 at 7 p.m. There is no charge for the event. The evening will include performances by Tuesday Night Rock Band, Guitar Ensemble, Thursday and Friday Jam Bands and a special guest performance from...

Principal Shaughnessy to retire after 13 years at LHS

Principal Shaughnessy to retire after 13 years at LHS

Shwetha Sundarrajan, Travis Bodell, and Jessie Cargill
April 11, 2017
Filed under News, School News, Top Stories

Principal John Shaughnessy has worked in public education for 30 years, previously teaching as a math teacher in the Ladue and Kirkwood school districts before coming to Lafayette to serve on the administration staff of Lafayette for 13 years. On Monday, May 3, Shaughnessy announced his retirement to...

Cookie Stand raises money for Lawrence Strawbridge Foundation

Cookie Stand raises money for Lawrence Strawbridge Foundation

Erin Coogan, Reporter
April 6, 2017
Filed under News, School News

On April 7, the LHS Cookie Stand will hold their second annual Cookies for a Cause. The Cookie Stand will donate all proceeds from the cookies and slushies sold on that day to the Lawrence Strawbridge Foundation. They will also be accepting donations that will directly go to the foundation. Strawbridge...

Senior cap and gown picture process changed for Class of 2017

Senior cap and gown picture process changed for Class of 2017

Kate Golder, Reporter
April 6, 2017
Filed under News, School News

Senior cap and gown graduation photos will no longer be taken weeks prior to graduation. Inter-State studios will instead be taking cap and gown pictures of seniors during graduation on May 22.  Directions to order Inter State pictures are below: Option 1: Go to www.inter-state-stl.com Go to Find ...