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Public forum hosted at LHS Nov. 13

Public forum hosted at LHS Nov. 13

Grace Kirtley, Web Editor

November 16, 2018


Filed under News, School News, Top Stories

A public forum aimed to inform parents of challenges that the new generation faces and how to parent it. Named "Parenting the iGeneration" the forum showcased representatives from INOBTR, Chad's Coalition and the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse (NCADA). Opening with Cindy Schroeder from...

Castelberg’s love of fashion leads to runway competition

Castelberg’s love of fashion leads to runway competition

Melina Hudak, Staff Writer

November 12, 2018


Filed under News, School News, Top Stories

  Fashion shows are an excellent way for designers to display their work. For junior Francesca Castelberg, competing in the Lindenwood Fashion Show gives her the opportunity to have her designs noticed. Last year she displayed a black and gold dress. This year she is working on a pink rompe...

Eleven LHS students named National Merit Semifinalists

Eleven LHS students named National Merit Semifinalists

Jack Weaver, Digital Media Editor

October 22, 2018


Filed under News, School News, Top Stories

Each year, a select group of students is inducted into the National Merit Scholarship Program based on their performance on the Preliminary SAT (PSAT). The program began in 1955 and has since provided recognition and college scholarships to students. Over 1.6 million entrants across the nation took the PSAT in October ...

Cardinals bilingual broadcaster comes to LHS

Cardinals bilingual broadcaster comes to LHS

Clare Mulherin, Opinions Editor

October 22, 2018


Filed under News, School News, Top Stories

Polo Ascencio, the bilingual broadcaster for the St. Louis Cardinals, visited Lafayette's English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) students to speak about his career on Sept. 25, 2018.  On Sept. 26, Ascencio accompanied the ESOL class to the Cardinals game. During the Cardinals off-season,...

MIOS choir concert brings district together

MIOS choir concert brings district together

Jack Weaver, Digital Media Editor

October 15, 2018


Filed under News, School News, Top Stories

Choir students of all ages performed together in the annual Music In Our Schools (MIOS) concert on Wednesday, Oct 10 in the Lafayette gym. The concert showcases elementary and middle school choirs, along with the three Lafayette choirs. Having never performed as one large group, directors and...

Knost announces plans to retire at end of school year

Knost announces plans to retire at end of school year

Alex Rozar, Staff Writer

October 11, 2018


Filed under News, School News, Top Stories

In an official statement posted on the Rockwood School District website and emailed to Rockwood teachers, parents and students on Thursday, Oct. 11, Superintendent Dr. Eric Knost announced that he will retire at the end of the 2018-2019 school year. "The inevitable idea of retiring from this chapt...

Board sets new tax rate for 2018-2019

Board sets new tax rate for 2018-2019

Naomi Saegusa, Staff Writer

October 11, 2018


Filed under News, School News, Top Stories

The Rockwood Board of Education approved a new tax rate of $4.5539 for the 2018-2019 year at its Sept. 27 meeting. This is an increase of 5.24 cents from last year. The operating levy will now be $3.8739, while the debt service remains at 68 cents. According to the Rockwood School District's official site, taxpayers who own homes with a value of $250,000 w...

Tri M society returns to LHS

Tri M society returns to LHS

Natalie Karlsson and Maya Manor

October 10, 2018


Filed under School News, Top Stories

Modern Music Masters (Tri M) is back at Lafayette after many years of inactivity. This year, orchestra teacher Joseph Gutowski is directing the society. “It’s been a thing in general since 1936. I’m currently the only teacher directing it right now,” Gutowski said. “This year, we have 72 mem...

Rockwood plans The Way Forward

Rockwood plans The Way Forward

Chloe Baker and Shelby Darnell

October 6, 2018


Filed under News, School News, Top Stories

Back in April of 2015, Rockwood voters approved a $68.95 million bond issue allowing the district to make improvements to elementary schools, middle schools and high schools within the district. The 2017 bond issue order allowed a new elementary school to be built in Eureka. Construction is current...

Former Lafayette employee arrested for charges involving student contact

Former Lafayette employee arrested for charges involving student contact

Grace Kirtley, Web Editor

October 3, 2018


Filed under Local News, News, School News, Top Stories

A former Lafayette Hall Monitor, Devyn Rhodes, was arrested on Tuesday, Sept. 26 on two counts of statutory rape and two charges involving sexual contact with a student. The alleged incidents happened during the 2016-2017 school year. Rhodes was employed as a hall monitor at Lafayette from November...

FAFSA application open beginning Oct. 1

FAFSA application open beginning Oct. 1

Amisha Paul, Editor-in-Chief

October 1, 2018


Filed under Local News, News, School News, Top Stories

Every year on Oct. 1, seniors around the country begin filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This application allows students to become eligible  for any federal student aid to finance college, such as federal grants, work-study and loans.   This same application is ...

Three secretaries retire at end of September

Three secretaries retire at end of September

Shelby Darnell and Maya Manor

September 28, 2018


Filed under News, School News, Top Stories

On Friday, Sept. 28, three secretaries, Karen Corwin, secretary to the activities director; Lu Ann Most, guidance secretary; and Jill Ralph, secretary to the principal called their careers at LHS to an end. Karen Corwin Karen Corwin works with Activities Director, Jon Sumner, and she's been with Roc...

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