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Interim superintendent Timothy Ricker speaks at his first Board of Education meeting on July 22.

Ricker begins position as interim superintendent

Morgan Vehige, Asst. Editor July 23, 2021

Approaching his 45th year in public education, Dr. Timothy Ricker is making his return to Rockwood. Not as a parent, this time around, but rather as the interim superintendent for the 2021-2022 school...

The Rockwood School District (RSD) created a temporary website for the community to use in response to the malware attack. RSD will be gradually adding information to the website until the original website can be restored.

Malware attack on district affects community, students

July 1, 2021

The Rockwood School District (RSD) fell victim to a malware attack on the morning of June 17, which disabled most of RSD’s websites and services. Since the attack, RSD has been working alongside technical...

Beginning on June 17, 2021, Rockwood has been experiencing technical issues across the district. On June 21, they announced the issues were the result of a malware attack that is currently under investigation.

Rockwood falls victim to malware attack

Makayla Archambeault, Editor-in-Chief June 21, 2021

The Rockwood School District (RSD) has been dealing with a major internet issue since June 17. In an email that went out to all district employees today, June 21, it appears the problem was more than just...

Class of 2024 to participate in social event on last day of school

Class of 2024 to participate in social event on last day of school

Janka Gerber, Staff Reporter June 1, 2021

On the last day of the school year, June 3, the Class of 2024 will have a Freshman Fun Day Ice Cream Social. Freshmen will be let out of classes at 10:45 through an intercom announcement and go to the...

Class of 2021 celebrates final year with special events during Senior Week

May 27, 2021

As the year comes down to the end, the senior class reflects on the events that carried out the week leading up to Prom.

Class secretary Karen Barber helps distribute books and materials during the August 2020 date for Chromebook drop-off and material pick-up.

Administration plans material return process for in-person, virtual students

Vijay Viswanathan, Ad Manager May 25, 2021

Before the school year is over, students are encouraged to return any materials to the school they received either this year or in years prior. Although the material return process was different last year,...

A poster for the virtual art show includes its website address and a QR code that links to the website.

District Art Show adapts to virtual setting, finds new benefits

Samantha Haney, Staff Reporter May 21, 2021

Students have continued creating artwork throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. To showcase their artwork, art teachers worked together to create a new type of art show for this year.  Art Teacher Meghan...

The class of 2020 celebrates with streamers after their graduation ceremony commences. Last year's graduation was held at the same venue as this year's, the Power Plex, and similarly had people watch from their cars. In years past, the graduation ceremonies have taken place on the football field, with spectators watching from the bleachers, but the new format was devised in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Administration prepares for graduation, Senior Parade events

Cece Beckmann and Morgan Vehige May 20, 2021

With a little under two weeks of the school year left, students are booking their summer vacations or planning fun activities with their friends. But for the Class of 2021, it is more than just the...

Superintendent Mark Miles addresses the board and patrons during the May 6 Board of Education meeting. At the meeting, over 30 patrons spoke their opinions about recent curriculum controversy with the meeting lasting about three hours.

Superintendent shares his thoughts as he prepares for exit from Rockwood

Vijay Viswanathan, Ad Manager May 13, 2021

“There were a number of factors that contributed to my retirement. It is bittersweet as I have loved my time in the Rockwood School District, and it is bittersweet as I have served 26 years in the field...

On the Rockwood website, Lafayette High School how has a tab for Social & Emotional/Mental Health Resources with different links to pages with access points for hotlines, reasources and exercises to help learn more about mental health. The resources can also be ultilized in a crisis situation during any time of the day.

RSD Counseling Department hope Mental Health Resource site provides support for students

Makayla Archambeault, Editor-in-Chief May 10, 2021

On the Lafayette High School (LHS) website, under the “Students” tab, there is now an additional page available for students called “Social & Emotional/Mental Health Resources”. The page is...

Math teacher Patricia Mabie keeps the photos taken at the Choice Awards in her room. Even today, Mabie is still in contact with many of the students she selected for her Choice Award.

Annual Choice Awards provide wide range of recognition

Morgan Vehige, Asst. Editor May 5, 2021

The annual Choice Awards will be held on Thursday. May 6 from 7:15-8 a.m. “The Choice Award is really a special award that is given at Lafayette by any staff member, it doesn’t have to be a teacher...

Junior Avery Calderon smiles after receiving her COVID-19 vaccine. Calderon said,

Students begin receiving vaccines; multiple opportunities available

Jack Daws and Samantha Haney April 30, 2021

With the Moderna vaccine approved for ages 18 and older and the Pfizer vaccine approved for ages 16 and older, students ae now starting to get vaccinated. Junior Evan Brotherton was able to receive...

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