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LTC continues with fall production despite COVID-19 setbacks

Special education teacher Daniel Horst addresses LTC members at a Zoom meeting that was held to answer any questions students might have about the upcoming fall production.

Elizabeth Elliott, Staff Reporter

September 17, 2020

While on a typical school year, Lafayette Theatre Company (LTC) would be in full swing of its fall production, COVID-19 has forced the club to adapt to new guidelines and find other ways to create a fall production. This year, LTC is producing its first-ever virtual show for the fall production: The Be...

Lafayette students, staff share reactions after first two weeks of virtual learning

Long-term speech and theater teacher Megan Dill works in classroom after school to prepare for an online Zoom class with her students.

Elizabeth Elliott and Jack Daws

September 6, 2020

The past two weeks have marked the beginning of a brand new school year, but unlike other years, students have been adjusting to online learning, which has prompted mixed feelings from both students and staff. Students are currently participating in daily Zoom calls for each of their classes, as well a...

Students return materials from last year, get yearbook photos taken on Lancer Return Days this week

On Senior Distribution Day, LHS staff delivered seniors supplies out to their cars and seniors were able to drop off any supplies that they still had from the past year. A similar process will take place on the Lancer Return Day on Aug. 20 and 21.

Hannah Fitts and Makayla Archambeault

August 19, 2020

During a typical school year, students would flock into the building to get their yearbook picture taken, receive their yearbook from the previous year, walk their schedules and meet their new teachers. It's usually a time to be able to reunite with classmates and kick off the new school year with...

Legend staff adjusts to new guidelines for yearbook distribution

Lafayette's yearbook, the Legend, is the latest inductee into the National Scholastic Press Association's (NSPA) Hall of Fame.

Elizabeth Elliott, Staff Reporter

August 17, 2020

Even a global pandemic couldn't stop the 2020 Legend staff from finishing last years' yearbook and tomorrow students will finally be able to see the results. Every year, Lafayette's yearbook staff, the Legend, distributes the majority of yearbooks covering the previous year during orientation. This year,...

RSD announces online schedule plans for 1st Quarter

At a Rockwood Board of Education meeting, Superintendent Mark Miles addresses the board.

Makayla Archambeault, Editor-in-Chief

August 14, 2020

Students will have a very different learning structure this fall with virtual learning than they did last spring. On Aug. 11, Rockwood School District (RSD) announced the schedule for the virtual learning environment going into the 2020-2021 school year. As of now, virtual learning is in place until...

District, Lafayette respond to FAQs about upcoming school year

District, Lafayette respond to FAQs about upcoming school year

Morgan Vehige and Juli Mejia

July 28, 2020

The Rockwood School District (RSD) released its back-to-school plan on July 20. The plan consists of two options for students:  in-person learning in a reduced capacity model or a full online learning schedule. RSD  has also provided specific details on safety precautions, academic plans, emotional sup...

District families protest against back-to-school plan

On July 23, Rockwood families gathered outside the Rockwood Annex in Eureka, MO during the Board of Education meeting to protest the District's plan for the return to school in the fall.

Makayla Archambeault, Editor-in-Chief

July 25, 2020

On July 23, the Rockwood Board of Education (BOE) held a meeting at the Rockwood Annex Building, addressed at the meeting was the newly released plan for the return to school. The plan includes half of the students returning on Tuesday and Thursday and the other half on Wednesday and Friday with all s...

Rockwood announces plans for return to school

Rockwood announces plans for return to school

Makayla Archambeault, Editor-in-Chief

July 20, 2020

On July 20, the Rockwood School District announced it's plan for the return to school in the fall following the closure of schools during the spring. The Rockwood Return-to-School Plan features two options to safely welcome students back: - A reduced-capacity option with in-person services two days a...

Superintendent addresses return to school, activities in new video

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.

Vijay Viswanathan, Ad Manager

June 30, 2020

As COVID-19 raged across the globe, in its wake was left widespread school closures and the suspension of all high school athletic programs. The Rockwood community has now begun to ask two very important questions: "Will we be able to go back to school in the fall?" and "When will athletics resume?" The...

Graduates plan peaceful protest in support of Black Lives Matter movement

Several Lafayette students joined a peaceful protest in support of the Black Lives Matter movement in O'Fallon on Monday, June 1.

Makayla Archambeault, Editor-in-Chief

June 12, 2020

The death of George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25 has inspired renewed action in the Black Lives Matter movement around the country, including in the Lafayette community. Some Class of 2020 graduates have planned a peaceful protest on Saturday, June 13 at 11 a.m. It will begin at the corner of Highway...

A look at Class of 2020 graduation in photos

The Class of 2020 gets some special recognition on the Stadium scoreboard.

Sophia Scheller, Staff Reporter

June 10, 2020

After graduation ceremonies were canceled on May 21 at Chaifetz, Rockwood was able to schedule a unique drive-in ceremony at POWERplex STL on the grounds of the former STL Mills mall on June 4, where the Class of 2020 was able to walk across a stage and get their diplomas in front of family and friends. ...

Krull, Meyer face next chapter as they head out with the Class of 2020

Retiree Paul Krull. math teacher, congratulates the Class of 2020 at their Farewell Parade on May 21.  He displayed his infamous

Hannah Fitts and Juli Mejia

June 9, 2020

After years of dedication, math teachers Paul Krull and Donna Meyer are retiring from teaching, marking the beginning of the next chapter of their lives. “I have taught high school students for 18 years, 13 of those years I spent teaching students at Lafayette,” Meyer said. Like Meyer, her fell...

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