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Renovated science halls show positive results

Renovated science halls show positive results

Natalie Karlsson, Culture Editor

May 21, 2018


Filed under School News, Top Stories

Starting near the end of the 2016-2017 school year, the majority of the science rooms were closed for renovation. However, despite the Rockwood School District (RSD) funds that were allocated, there are still some issues that resulted in those renovations. The old rooms were showing their age as time...

Michael Franklin announced as new Associate Principal

Michael Franklin announced as new Associate Principal

Clare Mulherin, Opinions Editor

May 21, 2018


Filed under News, School News, Top Stories

Dr. Michael Franklin will serve as Lafayette's new Associate Principal beginning July 1. The Rockwood Board approved him for the position on May 17. He is currently an assistant principal at Lindbergh High School. He also has experience as an assistant principal at Warrenton High School and teaching...

NHS expresses admiration for staff with goody bags, letters

NHS expresses admiration for staff with goody bags, letters

Ty Prozorowski, News Editor

May 16, 2018


Filed under Local News, News, School News

National Honor Society (NHS) delivered goody bags and letters to teachers on May 8 to celebrate Teacher Appreciation Day. NHS sponsor Brian Fish said, "It began with an idea we had back at our April meeting, ways in which we could recognize our staff for their outstanding work here at Lafayette, so we i...

Students display musical skill through solo and ensemble festival

Students display musical skill through solo and ensemble festival

Jasmin Kim, Ad Manager

May 14, 2018


Filed under News, School News, Top Stories

On April 27, many students from band, choir and orchestra participated in the state solo and ensemble festival. This year, the state level festival happened at University of Missouri-Columbia. Band teacher Brad Balog said, "Solo and ensemble festival is a competition and a festival that we have for...

FACS class gives makeover to ROSE award recipient

FACS class gives makeover to ROSE award recipient

Abby Karandjeff, Reporter

May 4, 2018


Filed under News, School News, Top Stories

Lafayette head custodian Susanne Jessen is one of Rockwood's ROSE Award winners for 2018. Since the awards ceremony is a fairly formal affair, Erin Hagglund's Fashion Design and Merchandising students decided to offer their services to get Jessen prepared with an appropriate outfit and makeover for...

Library assistant Nancy Hendricks passes away

Library assistant Nancy Hendricks passes away

Ty Prozorowski, News Editor

May 3, 2018


Filed under Local News, News, School News

Nancy Hendricks, library assistant, passed away this morning, May 3. Principal Karen Calcaterra sent the following information out to the Lafayette community: It is with great sadness that I share the news that Mrs. Nancy Hendricks, library assistant, passed away this morning unexpectedly in her...

Parking passes 2018-2019 available for purchase

Parking passes 2018-2019 available for purchase

Naomi Saegusa, Reporter

May 1, 2018


Filed under News, School News, Top Stories

Parking passes for the 2018-2019 school year will no longer be available for students to purchase over summer break or at Lafayette's August registration. “We decided to start selling parking passes before the end of the year, we thought that it would be easier on kids, rather than stressing ever...

Irvin leaving Lafayette for new position at Webster Groves High School

Irvin leaving Lafayette for new position at Webster Groves High School

Carson Luther, Reporter

April 26, 2018


Filed under News, School News, Top Stories

Associate Principal Matt Irvin will be leaving LHS after just one year in his position. "Leaving Lafayette has nothing to do with the school or school environment, but for a new professional job opportunity to go to another school," Irvin said. Irvin will be moving to Webster Groves High School,...

Final exemptions now processed online

Final exemptions now processed online

Shelby Darnell, Reporter

April 25, 2018


Filed under News, School News, Top Stories

To make sorting through final exemptions easier, online exemption forms are being used during the 2018 school year. Exemption forms will be sent directly to students through their Rockwood email at the start of their submission period. Once the response is sent to this email, it is final. The fo...

Yoga helps teachers with health, stress

Yoga helps teachers with health, stress

Jasmin Kim, Ad Manager

April 25, 2018


Filed under News, School News

Yoga for Teachers is a teacher-exclusive yoga club within the Rockwood School District. It began when Terry Harris, Rockwood's Director of Student Services, asked a group of yogis to provide classes to all teachers within the district. The club held its first official meeting on Jan. 3, 2018. After...

Renaissance works with Raising Cane’s for fundraiser

Renaissance works with Raising Cane’s for fundraiser

Delaney Stulce, News/Features Editor

April 16, 2018


Filed under News, School News

On Apr. 18, 2018, Raising Cane's is partnering with Lafayette for the newest Renaissance Restaurant Fundraiser. The fundraiser will take place at Raising Cane's Ellisville, located at 15698 Manchester Rd. The event will take place from 4 pm to 9 pm on Wednesday night. To contribute to the fundraiser,...

Special Olympics returns for second year

Special Olympics returns for second year

Carson Luther, Reporter

April 10, 2018


Filed under News, School News, Top Stories

Lafayette will host the second annual Special Olympics on Apr. 27, from 9 am to 1 pm on the Track. Jamie Smith, Special School District Coordinator, said, “Special Olympics is an organization that provides amazing opportunities that allow individuals with disabilities to compete, be honored, and s...

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