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H2O for Troops raises record number of donations

H2O for Troops raises record number of donations

Megan Rigabar and Mary Adcock
March 24, 2015
Filed under News, School News

The H2O for Troops fundraiser was led by the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) and involved collecting water bottles through the month of February. The collected water bottles go to Lambert Airport for troops going through layovers. This year, Lafayette donated 676 12 packs of water... Read more »

Sync Your Hearts Out

Sync Your Hearts Out

Jessica Collins, Reporter
March 10, 2015
Filed under News, School News, Top Stories

There is nothing more embarrassing and awkward for an artist than to be caught lip-syncing during a performance. But for Lafayette teachers, lip syncing was encouraged during lunch shifts last week. Numerous teachers participated in a sing-off that resembled the competition as seen on Jimmy Fallon. The... Read more »

LHS Fashion Show takes us “All Around The World”

Elly Levy, Asst. Opinion Editor
March 6, 2015
Filed under News, School News

Every day people walk through the halls wearing the latest fashion trends and spreading the word on the latest designers and trends. Lafayette has been hit with this “Fashion Bug” and students are fueling the fire. On Wednesday, March 11, Fashion Merchandising and Fashion Club students are putting... Read more »

Academic Pep Assembly Preview

Amanda Shaw, Asst. Webmaster
March 5, 2015
Filed under News, School News

The annual spring Academic Pep Assembly is only one week away. It will be held on Tuesday, March 10 during school. “This year specifically I think that kids can look forward to a lot more entertainment-wise and so it’ll be a little bit more bearable because reading names takes a long time. I think... Read more »

Rockwood Outstanding Service in Education Awards, teachers honored for outstanding performance

Rockwood Outstanding Service in Education Awards, teachers honored for outstanding performance

Mary Adcock, Reporter
March 2, 2015
Filed under Local News, News, School News, Top Stories

The Rockwood Outstanding Service in Education (ROSE) Award is awarded to individuals who show excellence of character, performance, leadership and service to the Rockwood School District and is presented to a maximum of 15 individuals each year. This includes parent volunteers and any employee of Rockwood.... Read more »

Three students nominated for US Presidential Scholars Award

Three students nominated for US Presidential Scholars Award

Elly Levy, Asst. Opinion Editor
February 25, 2015
Filed under News, School News, Top Stories

Every year, an group of nearly 3,900 students across the country are chosen from over the 3.4 million expected to graduate for the United States (US) Presidential Scholars Program. Established in 1964, this program was founded to recognize and honor students who demonstrate exceptional talent in the... Read more »

Scored to Perfection: Two students get perfect score on ACT

Jessica Collins, Reporter
February 25, 2015
Filed under News, School News, Top Stories

Earning a perfect score on the American College Test (ACT) can turn you into an urban legend. The feat is almost unheard of throughout many high schools in the district. However, junior Chris Foley and sophomore Sai Allu recently accomplished this seemingly impossible task. Allu finished with a... Read more »

LHS hopes to raise $2,000 in support of Leukemia and Lymphoma Society through Pasta for Pennies Campaign

Delaney Eyermann, Webmaster
February 20, 2015
Filed under Local News, News, School News, Top Stories

Jennifer Keillor, sponsor for Future Health Professionals (HOSA), Jeri Heth, head of the math department and the Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) are joining forces to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The Pasta for Pennies campaign is co-sponsored by Olive... Read more »

17th Annual Taste of West County to be held Feb. 23

17th Annual Taste of West County to be held Feb. 23

Mary Adcock, Reporter
February 19, 2015
Filed under News, School News, Top Stories

The 17th Annual Taste of West County (TOWC) will take place Monday Feb. 23 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m in the Gym. TOWC is an opportunity to try culinary samples and take part in a silent auction and raffle. It functions as a fundraiser for the Junior Class' senior celebration that will take place next... Read more »

Teacher of the Year announced

Teacher of the Year announced

Amanda Shaw, Assistant Webmaster
February 19, 2015
Filed under News, School News

This year’s Teacher of the Year finalists were Lisa Donovan, language arts teacher; Jeff Marx, science teacher; Monique Merritt, foreign language teacher; Denise Meyer, physical education teacher; and Melissa Schumacher, language arts teacher. On Feb. 9, Merritt was announced as the official 2014-2015... Read more »

Lafayette student honored with 2014 Missouri Writing Region of the Scholastic Art and Writing award

Lafayette student honored with 2014 Missouri Writing Region of the Scholastic Art and Writing award

Garrett McBay, Reporter
February 13, 2015
Filed under Local News, News, School News, Top Stories

Lafayette junior Massiel Islas-Malanco has been selected along with three other Rockwood students as a recipient of the 2014 Missouri Writing Region of the Scholastic Art and Writing Award, a state award given to students based on applications in which students submit art, poetry, writing, design... Read more »

AP Testing Registration begins Feb. 13

Amanda Shaw, Asst. Webmaster
February 12, 2015
Filed under News, School News, test, Top Stories

For Advanced Placement (AP) students, registering for AP exams is the next thing on their school to-do list. Registration will start on Friday, Feb. 13 and end Friday, Feb. 20. Students can register online at the Lafayette website. Students will pay $95 for each exam but must pay a $20 late fee... Read more »