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Parking passes to become more affordable for 2017-2018 school year

Parking passes to become more affordable for 2017-2018 school year

Jessie Cargill and Travis Bodell
April 4, 2017
Filed under News, School News, Top Stories

Most recently, the price of a parking spot has been $180 per year. With the start of the 2017-18 school year, the pricing will be dropping by $100 and cost $80 a year. The Rockwood School District had its reasons for establishing such a high price on student parking passes. A few years ago...

Photography teacher starts international exchange project

Photography teacher starts international exchange project

Shwetha Sundarrajan, Reporter
March 30, 2017
Filed under News, School News

Photography teacher Meghan O'Donnell is trying something new with her students this year. In early March, she had a unique idea to exchange artwork with schools across the globe. "We are taking photos of St. Louis, Wildwood and Lafayette and making them into baseball sized cards. We've planned to...

Community Volleyball Challenge to take place on April 7

Community Volleyball Challenge to take place on April 7

Delaney Stulce, Reporter
March 29, 2017
Filed under Local News, News, School News

The second annual Lafayette High School Community Volleyball Challenge will be held on Fri. April 7. Volleyball teams will be made up of teachers, administration and staff from all of the elementary, middle and high schools in the Lafayette community. For the second year in a row, the school's wi...

2017-2018 district calendar varies from previous years

2017-2018 district calendar varies from previous years

Gehrig Prozorowski, Reporter
March 28, 2017
Filed under News, School News

This school year approaches its end, but the Board of Education-approved 2017-2018 school calendar offers several changes for the upcoming school year. Next school year goes from Aug. 16 through May 24 according to the Rockwood School District website. While the length of Thanksgiving Break rema...

Engineering class sells charger savers in school store

Engineering class sells charger savers in school store

Kayley Allen, Editor in Chief
March 28, 2017
Filed under News, School News, Top Stories

In early March, a new item was added to the school store; however, it's not your typical new clothing item or favorite snack. Created by senior Josh Essman for Lafayette's Engineering Design and Development (EDD) class, "charging cable savers" are now being sold for $1 each. These quarter-size devices...

District gears up for Prop T vote on April 4

District gears up for Prop T vote on April 4

Thomas Francois, Ad Manager
March 28, 2017
Filed under Local News, News, School News

Rockwood School District's Proposition T (Thrive) is an upcoming bond issue aiming to support Rockwood schools and students. The bond issue focuses on two main changes to the school district: increased classroom sizes and improvements to student technology resources. Prop T aims to build a new Eureka...

Following the roots of STEM

Following the roots of STEM

Clare Mullherin, Reporter
March 24, 2017
Filed under News, School News

Lafayette's STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) night is an informational meeting on the program; it's open to all grade levels and has free admittance. Lafayette's STEM night covers: LHS robotics, Project Interface, Young Scientist Program, HOSA (Future health professionals organization)...

Renaissance to hold fundraiser at two local Chipotle locations

Renaissance to hold fundraiser at two local Chipotle locations

Travis Bodell, Social Media Editor
March 6, 2017
Filed under Local News, News, School News

Renaissance will be holding a fundraiser at two local Chipotle restaurants on March 6 from 3:00-8:00 p.m. The Ellisville and Chesterfield locations are both participating. During the fundraiser, 50% of proceeds from purchases go to the Renaissance program. In order to participate, students should...

ROTC exceeds expectations in recent inspection

ROTC exceeds expectations in recent inspection

Clare Mulherin, Reporter
March 6, 2017
Filed under News, School News, Top Stories

Lafayette High School’s Air Force Junior ROTC (AFJROTC) unit was awarded “exceeds all” in a recent inspection of their standards Feb. 28 2017. "There’s no way I can  summarize all the standards we adhere too,” said James Smith, ROTC director. The Missouri 81st JROTC upholds certai...

Student musicians prepare for Solo and Ensemble Festival

Student musicians prepare for Solo and Ensemble Festival

Shwetha Sundarrajan, Reporter
March 4, 2017
Filed under School News, Top Stories

Solo and Ensemble is sponsored by the Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHAA).  Students preform by themselves or with a small group on prepared music they chose from a list of hundreds of approved pieces. This year, Lafayette has sponsored over 120 students to perform. 55 students...

Glory of Missouri recognizes Lafayette students

Glory of Missouri recognizes Lafayette students

Clare Mulherin, Reporter
March 1, 2017
Filed under News, School News

The Glory of Missouri is awarded to fourteen students who exhibit a variety of valuable characteristics. Staff members decide what virtues certain students display throughout their high school careers. Each virtue is represented by a student who embodies it, either through behaviors, grades or extr...

Mr. LHS Bloopers

Mr. LHS Bloopers

February 28, 2017
Filed under News, Video, Video

They aren't perfect. Here's a look at just a few of the bloopers caught on camera while filming the Mr. LHS Preview.