Amnesty International hosts movie showing

Megan Rigabar, Webmaster
January 29, 2015
Filed under News, School News

Amnesty International is hosting a movie showing of The Good Lie on Jan. 29 at 7 p.m. in Room 180. Admission is free and everyone is welcome. The movie showing culminates a recent club discussion of story of the Lost Boys, a group of African boys who trekked hundreds of miles to escape civil... Read more »

STUCO blood drive this Friday

STUCO blood drive this Friday

Amanda Shaw, Assistant Webmaster
January 28, 2015
Filed under News, School News

This Friday, Jan. 30, Student Council (STUCO) is holding a blood drive in the Back Gym. The drive will start at 7:45 a.m. and will end at 1 p.m. According to David Choate, STUCO sponsor, 105 students were able to donate one unit of blood each last year and this year there are 145 students signed up so... Read more »

Rockwood survey results released

Megan Rigabar, Webmaster
January 23, 2015
Filed under Local News, News, School News

Superintendent Dr. Eric Knost conducted a community survey from Dec. 17, 2014- Jan. 7, 2015. This survey was intended to gauge the opinion of the community on Rockwood's mission and priorities. The results of this survey were released on Jan. 22 during a Board... Read more »

Board of Education finalizes candidates

Megan Rigabar, Webmaster
January 23, 2015
Filed under Local News, News, School News

On Tuesday, Jan. 20, filing for the Board of Education candidates closed at 5 p.m. The candidates for the one-year interim term are Herman L. Kriegshauser and Lawrence Allen Lazar. However, the District will not be holding elections for the three-year terms, as the number of candidates filing equals... Read more »

Class scheduling for 2015-2016 school year begins Jan. 16

Class scheduling for 2015-2016 school year begins Jan. 16

Amanda Shaw, Assistant Web Master
January 15, 2015
Filed under News, School News, Top Stories

With the beginning of second semester comes the annual visit to the counselor’s office. Choosing next year’s classes can be incredibly stressful. Students must add up credits, balance out flex and blocked classes and for some,  finally face the classes they have been avoiding all their high school... Read more »

Steve Berry receives Activities Director of the Year award

Alex Kessler, Reporter
January 15, 2015
Filed under Local News, News, School News

Activities Director Steve Berry recently won an award for Activities Director of the year in the St. Louis area. Berry said he felt very humbled upon being nominated for and receiving this award by his peers. "The second and most important thing I have to say, is that this award really is a bigger... Read more »

Boys tennis first meeting Jan. 14

Boys tennis first meeting Jan. 14

Dominic Scaglione, Reporter
January 13, 2015
Filed under News, School News

Boys tennis is having its first meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 14. This meeting applies to all levels of boys tennis. Any boy who is interested should go to Rm. 208 immediately after school. Boys tennis coach Mark McAllister hopes to gain new players this season to fill the places left by those who... Read more »

Students bid farewell to Macaroni Grills

Suzy Blalock, Reporter
January 12, 2015
Filed under Local News, News, Top Stories

On Monday, Dec. 29, all of the Romano's Macaroni Grill restaurants suddenly shut down across the St. Louis and Columbia areas for an unknown reason. Workers were informed at 8 a.m. that morning via telephone that their jobs had been eliminated due to the restaurant closing. Its furniture and appliances... Read more »

Chick-fil-A fundraiser to be held Jan.13, percentage of proceeds go to Renaissance

Chick-fil-A fundraiser to be held Jan.13, percentage of proceeds go to Renaissance

Jessica Collins, Reporter
January 9, 2015
Filed under Local News, News, School News

Lafayette Renaissance is hosting a Chick-fil-A Lafayette vs. Marquette rivalry fundraiser on Tuesday, Jan. 13 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and will receive 20 percent of the proceeds from  purchases only at the Chesterfield Valley location. Be sure to put a copy of your receipt in one of the four designated... Read more »

Students get ready for exams

Students get ready for exams

December 12, 2014
Filed under News, School News, Top Stories, Video, Video, Video of the Week

Karina Patel provides some tips for studying.

Annual Air Force Junior Reserve Officer’s Training Corps trip to Florida for competition cancelled due to lack of participation

Annual Air Force Junior Reserve Officer’s Training Corps trip to Florida for competition cancelled due to lack of participation

Kayley Allen, Reporter
December 10, 2014
Filed under News, School News

The annual Air Force Junior Reserve Officer's Training Corps (AFROTC) competition in Daytona Beach, Florida has been cancelled. “The trip was cancelled because of lack of participation from other schools,” said Sargent Dave Cugier. Members of AFROTC were set to leave on Dec. 3 and arrive back... Read more »

Final Exemption forms due Dec. 11

Patrick Levine, Reporter
December 9, 2014
Filed under News, School News, Top Stories

It’s that time of year again. Students are cramming for their  last tests, scrambling to turn in missing work and begging teachers to round borderline grades. And, all of it is being done to ensure an A and a possible exam exemption. Class offices are currently handing out exemption forms for... Read more »