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Senior Josh Moellenhoff waits to get signed in so he can donate at the Student Council Blood Drive on Feb. 12. He was one of 40 first-time donors  who participated.

Blood Drive participants, organizers reflect on event’s success

First-time donors help Red Cross and STUCO exceed their goal
Juli Mejia, Asst. Editor February 22, 2021

On Feb. 12, Student Council (STUCO) hosted its annual blood drive at Lafayette from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.. The blood drive has been going on for over 16 years, helping many people in need along the way.  As...

Led by the Freshman Advisory group and volunteer Kimberly Phillips, a drive for PPE products is being held at Lafayette. The donation box can be found by the Welcome Center.

Freshman Advisory leads fundraiser for Nottingham CAJT High School

Sofia Ganev, Staff Reporter February 20, 2021

The Junior League of St. Louis (JLSL) is searching for donations in order to help provide the students with the necessary supplies, as students are being welcomed back to campus. PPE items can be donated...

In Assistant Principal Timothy Jones's office, a mannequin stands with an assortment of honor cords that Lafayette offers.

Honor cord requirements set to change, match policies across District

Caroline Black, Staff Reporter February 15, 2021

Starting with this year’s freshmen class, the honor cord requirements will be the same throughout all four Rockwood School District (RSD) high schools. In previous years, the requirements varied among...

Each year, Student Council (STUCO) hosts a blood drive in the back gym of Lafayette.

STUCO hosts annual Red Cross Blood Drive

Cece Beckmann and Makayla Archambeault February 10, 2021

On Friday, Feb. 12, during the Staff Professional Development day, during which students will not attend school, Lafayette Student Council (STUCO) will be hosting a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in...

ROTC sponsors Lt. Col. Jim Smith, Mst. Sgt. Matt Zahradka, and their students raise a new flag for the Mobile On The Run gas located at 14807 Manchester Road in Ballwin.

Despite challenges, ROTC continues ongoing community service projects

Hannah Fitts, Staff Reporter February 3, 2021

While COVID-19 restrictions have made it challenging to carry out many of the normal activities Lafayette organizations once participated in, the community still has the same, if not greater needs and...

LHS, NAMI team up to help students recognize early warning signs of mental illness

LHS, NAMI team up to help students recognize early warning signs of mental illness

'Ending the Silence' presentation available on Jan. 29 before Virtual Day classes begin
Kevin Vera, Sports Editor January 27, 2021

A special event is being held this week on the morning of virtual school before classes begin with the goal of helping students better understand and recognize the signs of mental illness. The presentation...

Long-term speech and theater teacher Megan Dill works in her classroom after school to prepare for a Zoom meeting. Curriculum Night this year is set to be completely virtual with teachers talking to parents and students during designated Zoom sessions.

Counselors make changes to facilitate registration, Curriculum Night

Despite challenges, worries related to the pandemic, staff begins to prepare for 2021-2022 school year
Jack Daws, Asst. Editor January 22, 2021

Before registration opens each year, LHS holds Curriculum Night primarily for incoming freshmen to provide them and their parents with information about courses and registration procedures. But this year,...

Science teacher Shannon Campbell is surprised by Principal Karen Calcaterra during her 2nd Hour class on Jan. 11 when she was named a Teacher of the Year Finalist.

Teacher of the Year selection process continues, naming five finalists

Staff to choose 2021 winner on Feb. 5 after hearing presentations in special Zoom meeting
Samantha Haney, Staff Reporter January 20, 2021

Five teachers have been named as finalists for the 2020-2021 Lafayette Teacher of the Year. The finalists include music teacher Brad Balog, science teacher Shannon Campbell, music teacher Joseph Gutowski,...

When second semester begins on Jan. 19, 1,099 students are expected to enter the Lafayette halls for in-person school.

Lancers begin second semester with another new schedule, larger in-person numbers

Keira Coverdell and Juli Mejia January 17, 2021

Change and adapting seem to be the key words for this school year. With the start of second semester on Jan. 19, another new schedule goes into effect and students and staff will have to adapt to something...

Captain Madison Chester, Class of 2020, surprised her coach, Denise Meyer, by choosing Meyer to be her SHEro during the SHEro night at girls basketball. Similar to choosing a SHEro, all students at Lafayette are encouraged to fill out the survey sent to their emails to indicate a trusted adult in the building. Trusted adults can range from any staff member that they feel safe with, including coaches they may have.

Annual Trusted Adult Survey to be sent out Jan. 14

Survey to assess students' involvement in school, helps teachers to connect
Sophia Wasson, Staff Reporter January 13, 2021

Early in every school year, Lafayette High School sends out a Trusted Adult survey to every student and asks each student to identify at least one adult in the building that they feel is a good go-to person...

Material Distribution Day occured for second quarter on Oct. 24. Students filled out a COVID-19 symptom form before entering the building and stood in lines six feet apart to pick up and drop off their materials. The Material Distribution Day for online students on Jan. 15 will be held in the lower Commons.

Material return, distribution day set for virtual students

Juli Mejia, Asst. Editor January 13, 2021

To prepare for second semester to begin on Jan. 19, Lafayette has scheduled a Textbook Return and Distribution Day for students who plan on taking their courses online in the second semester. Students...

Sophomore Jeremy Lewis enters the school for the first day of return to in-person learning on  Nov. 12. Lewis is a member of the VICC program and every school day makes the journey from St. Louis City to attend Lafayette High School.

VICC program agreement between St. Louis City, County runs out of extensions, will being phase out process

Juli Mejia, Asst. Editor January 12, 2021

The Voluntary Interdistrict Choice Corporation (VICC) program was implemented into school districts around St. Louis in 1981 in an attempt to reduce racial segregation. The program brings students of color...

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