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Second Late Start Monday saw no noticeable improvements

Second Late Start Monday saw no noticeable improvements

Garrett McBay, Reporter
September 10, 2013
Filed under News, School News, Top Stories, Video

The second Late Start Monday of the year was on September 9,  but the results were not better than the first. The Late Start days were implemented to replace monthly half days, and they make school start a hour and a half later than normal every other Monday. However, this extra time has caused some...

Late start Monday hit-or-miss experience for students, staff

Late start Monday hit-or-miss experience for students, staff

September 4, 2013
Filed under News, School News, Top Stories, Video, Video

On August 26, Lafayette had its first Late start Monday.  Jake Robbe and Brendan Rodgers of the Digital Media Staff chronicled the experience.

Sylvan to offer practice ACT for students on September 7

Sylvan to offer practice ACT for students on September 7

Megan Rigabar, Reporter
September 4, 2013
Filed under News, School News

LHS Renaissance will be partnering with Sylvan Learning Center to provide a $10 practice ACT test for all students grades 9-12 on Saturday, Sept. 7 at LHS from 8-11:30 a.m.  The deadline for registration is September 3. “It’s a great, cheap way to get a full ACT practice and get prepared for...

Easy Mac Malfunction

Hannah Marshall and Gabby McDaris
August 29, 2013
Filed under News, School News

Lafayette High School students put their fire drill expertise to use earlier today. Around 1 p.m. on Aug. 29, the fire alarm sounded throughout the school. "An Easy Mac caught on fire in a microwave. Once it was on fire, it smoldered throughout the room. That was it," Principal John Shaughnessy said. Students...

Voting for freshman officers to take place on August 29

Voting for freshman officers to take place on August 29

Garrett McBay, Reporter
August 29, 2013
Filed under News, School News, Top Stories

On August 29, freshmen will vote during lunch for who they would like to be their class president, vice president, secretary and treasurer. Freshmen officers are a group of freshman students voted in by their peers who will be in charge of planning events for the class, spreading news about the...

Auto Lotto: Ford Drive One 4UR School event success for school, student

Auto Lotto: Ford Drive One 4UR School event success for school, student

Jordan McDonnell, Reporter
August 27, 2013
Filed under Local News, News, School News, Top Stories

In an effort to win prizes and support Lafayette Renaissance, students and community members sped up to LHS last April for the Drive One 4UR School fundraiser. Renaissance teamed up with Bo Beuckman Ford for the event, which gave participants the opportunity to test drive some of Ford’s latest model...

Renaissance to sponsor showing of “Mean Girls” on Saturday, August 24

Renaissance to sponsor showing of “Mean Girls” on Saturday, August 24

Monica Piccinni, Reporter
August 22, 2013
Filed under News, School News

In order to raise funds for Lafayette’s Renaissance program, a showing of Mean Girls has been organized in the back gym scheduled for this Saturday, August 24 at 8:30 p.m. Tickets for the movie night are $3, which includes admission, popcorn, and soda. The tickets will go on sale at all lunch...

New “ongoing” grading philosophy deems quarters unnecessary

Monica Piccinni, Reporter
August 21, 2013
Filed under News, School News

Starting this year, the Rockwood School District put in place a system of grading in which quarters are no longer used mid-semester. According to head principle John Shaugnessy, “the system was put in place in order to support the philosophy of grading that learning is ongoing, and so too should...

State audit enforces “new” tardy policy

State audit enforces “new” tardy policy

Jennifer Butler, Reporter
August 19, 2013
Filed under News, School News, Top Stories

On August 7, auditor Tom Schweich returned to present his follow up on the 2011-2012 audit. Based on his findings over incorrect attendance records, the district is now counting 1st Hour tardies as absences. Students who are late to school are considered absent until they bring in an excused note....

TRUE Crew introduces freshmen to school and their classmates

TRUE Crew introduces freshmen to school and their classmates

August 12, 2013
Filed under News, School News, Top Stories, Video, Video

Freshmen orientation was filled with games and activities, led by the TRUE crew, to get them more comfortable with high school and make new friends.

2013-2014 Student Registration

2013-2014 Student Registration

Hannah Marshall, Assistant Webmaster
August 4, 2013
Filed under News, School News, Top Stories

The first day of school is fast approaching! What better to get the ball rolling then with registration? Registration, running from Monday, August 5th, to Friday, August 9th, is put in place for students to get prepared for the upcoming school year. Students will get their picture taken for school...