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Rockwood announces chosen alternatives to graduation for Class of 2020

Due to the ongoing spread of COVID-19, Rockwood School District has created alternate plans for memorable events like prom and graduation. On May 21, LHS will host a Senior Salute parade and on June 4, LHS will host a graduation ceremony at POWERplex STL.

Morgan Vehige, Sports Editor

May 15, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic sweeping the nation and shutting down districts, schools everywhere are looking to replace memorable events such as prom and graduation for the Class of 2020. In his latest two videos to the Rockwood School District (RSD), Superintendent Mark Miles discussed plans for...

Senior Awards presented in special videos

Senior Awards presented in special videos

May 15, 2020

The traditional Senior Awards Night originally scheduled for this spring was canceled along with all other events due to the school closing. So, College counselors Alex Duesenberry and Sarah Wengler, along with the LHS administrative team, created two videos to recognize all of the Class of 2020 special...

Class of 2020 makes plans for end of year

Class of 2020 makes plans for end of year

Corren Tipton, Assistant News Editor

May 12, 2020

The Class of 2020 will be heading to Lafayette on Friday, May 15 to pick up graduation materials and return school items including Chromebooks and other school items. “We are making this a completely contactless event. Students should wear masks and drive to school. We will all be wearing masks ...

LHS ranks among best in district, state

The AP environmental science class teacher, Gretchen Whelan, addresses her students following a short lab.

Morgan Vehige, Sports Editor

May 6, 2020

Rockwood School District (RSD) released an announcement on April 21, 2020, stating that all four of the Rockwood high schools have placed within the top 11 schools in the state. Lafayette was ranked the best out of all of them, marked at 7th in the state. The ranks are according to U.S. News &...

Class of 2022 produces video for front line workers

Sophomore Makayla Archambeault holds her sign up during her video submission for the Class of 2022's thank you video for front line workers.

Corren Tipton, Assistant News Editor

April 22, 2020

“The other officers and I wanted to express our gratitude for all of those risking their lives every day in order to keep us safe. We thought this would be a heartfelt and fun way to not only thank everyone but to bring our school together as a community,” sophomore class president Aashish Allu sa...

2020 Legend yearbook sales window closing on May 1

2020 Legend members pose for their own group photo after finishing a long day of club photos in January.

Aliyah Studt, Staff Reporter

April 21, 2020

Through the 2019-2020 school year, the Legend staff has been working to capture important events for the Lafayette school community.  Especially now, during this unprecedented time, the yearbook staff has stepped up to ensure that every part of this school year is covered.  The students on staff are ...

Image wins national Best of Show award

The Image Newsmagazine tied for first place for the National Scholastic Press Association’s (NSPA) 2020 Best of Show award in the newsmagazine category.

Alex Rozar, Opinions Editor

April 17, 2020

The Image Newsmagazine tied for first place for the National Scholastic Press Association’s (NSPA) 2020 Best of Show award in the newsmagazine category. “Receiving this award is a big deal for us," editor-in-chief Delaney Stulce said. "Although we work hard whether awards are involved or not, ...

Students, staff adjust to ALP

With the fourth week of the Alternative Learning Plan (ALP), students and staff are noting the challenges and benefits to the new learning plan.

Alex Vancil and Caoimhe Farris

April 14, 2020

With the COVID-19 virus becoming more and more of a global issue, businesses and schools alike are closing down all across the country. Even when they don’t close their doors, their policies are changing to accommodate for social distancing. All Rockwood schools have adapted to the situation by shu...

Nationwide hotspot shortage leads to ALP learning issues

Students district-wide struggle with ALP classes due to internet connectivity issues. Additionally, the number of hot spots available to students is limited.

Delaney Stulce, Editor-in-Chief

April 12, 2020

As students and adults across the nation transition to online learning and working, the issue of internet connectivity has risen.  Although households might have access to the internet, it may not be strong enough to support everyone trying to work online.  Companies, like Charter Spectrum, devised ...

Missouri Governor closes all schools through end of academic year

Empty tables fill the Commons on March 22, the day before St. Louis County leaders issued a stay at home order. On April 9, Superintendent Mark Miles announced that the remainder of the school year would be held online using the ALP.

Alex Rozar, Kayla Carpenter, Chloe Baker, and Jack Weaver

April 9, 2020

Following an order by Missouri Governor Mike Parson, Rockwood School District (RSD) Superintendent Mark Miles announced the district will extend the virtual Alternative Learning Plan (ALP) through the end of the 2019-2020 school year, May 21. “School district superintendents throughout the St. Loui...

Hands-on classes learn to be hands-off, online

Students in hands-on classes, like PE, have to adjust to doing class without their normal school activity. Teachers are doing everything they can, however many students still aren’t able to recreate their class at home.

Hayden Cottrell, News Editor

April 6, 2020

With the switch to the Alternative Learning Plan (ALP) within the Rockwood School District, many hands-on classes have found they are no longer able to use the tools provided in the building to teach students. These changes have resulted in many creative ways to work around the obstacles to still provi...

LHS community responds to Hold Harmless grading policy

With a quiz later in the day, Matthew Haefner, freshman, studies with math teacher Katrina Clark.

Chloe Baker, Web Editor

April 6, 2020

On April 6, the Rockwood School District (RSD) informed students and parents that the Hold Harmless grading approach would be implemented while students are continuing their education at home with the Alternative Learning Plan (ALP).  A statement released by the RSD explained that work assigned during ...

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