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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...

Weekly Sports Update: Oct. 7- Oct. 14

Weekly Sports Update: Oct. 7- Oct. 14

Kayla Carpenter, Sports Editor

October 15, 2018


Filed under Fall Sports, Sports, Top Stories

Boys Cross Country: The boys cross country team finished in first place at the Parkway South Patriot Classic at Castlewood State Park on Oct. 11. Harrison Brown led the team with a first place finish and crossed the finish line in 15:37. The Lancers will run again on Oct. 20 at the District Meet at 10 a...

On This Date In History: October 12

On This Date In History: October 12

Delaney Stulce, News and Features Editor

October 12, 2018


Filed under Features, On this Day in History, Top Stories

Despite the fact that Columbus Day is celebrated on Oct 8, 2018, the second Monday in October is the actual day Christopher Columbus reached land in the Caribbean Islands on Oct 12, 1492. Columbus believed he could find an easier passage to Asia, rather than make the long and dangerous trip around t...

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...

OPINION: Why I am a feminist

OPINION: Why I am a feminist

Melina Hudak, Staff Writer

October 9, 2018


Filed under Opinions, Opinions, Top Stories

In school, I was always taught that the way I dressed affect a boy’s education. I was taught that the slight peek of my shoulder was enough to get me sent to the head office. It was much too distracting, because, after all, a boy’s education had to be more important than a girl’s. At least, that...

Foreign exchange student adapts to life at Lafayette

Foreign exchange student adapts to life at Lafayette

Jonah Nickerson, Videographer

October 9, 2018


Filed under Top Stories, Video

Pablo Garcia-Minguillan Maza, a foreign exchange student from Spain has come to study at Lafayette for the 2018-2019 school year.  He shares some thoughts on what it is like to be surrounded by a new culture, as well as how he has adapted and made new friends.

Annual Wildwood BBQ Bash offers variety of food, activities

Annual Wildwood BBQ Bash offers variety of food, activities

Travis Bodell, Editor-in-Chief

October 8, 2018


Filed under Local News, News, Top Stories

For the 14th year, St. Louis Home Fires presented the Wildwood BBQ Bash. The event featured fresh food and live entertainment. This is the second year that the event has been held at St. Louis Community College - Wildwood.

Weekly sports update: Sept. 30-Oct. 7

Weekly sports update: Sept. 30-Oct. 7

Addie Watson, Assistant Sports Editor

October 8, 2018


Filed under Fall Sports, Sports, Top Stories

Boys Cross Country: The boys cross country team placed 2nd in the Suburban Conference and the Suburban West Championship. Senior Harrison Brown finished 2nd individually and junior Aidan Murphy and senior John Nicholson finished in the top 10. Their next meet is at 4 p.m. on Oct. 11 where they will c...

Homecoming 2018 Photo Recap

Homecoming 2018 Photo Recap

Jack Weaver, Digital Media Editor

October 7, 2018


Filed under Photos, Top Stories

From the endless sea of bubbles flowing from the Bubble Bus on Sunday's kickoff to the pumpkins being shattered as they hit the Commons floor during class competitions at lunch on Thursday to the echoing cheers of the Superfans as the Lancer Regiment struck a pose to end their dance routine with...

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...

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