Lafayette, Minneapolis bands combine for guitar festival

Lafayette, Minneapolis bands combine for guitar festival

Garrett McBay, Reporter
April 16, 2015
Filed under Local News, National News, News, School News, Top Stories

On April 17, music groups will come together for the Lafayette Guitar Festival. The festival will include performances by Lafayette's own Tuesday Night Rock Band, Thursday Jam bands and Guitar Ensemble as well as a guest appearance by the Minneapolis Public School Guitar Orchestra. The free music... Read more »

Berry named St. Louis Athletic Director of the Year

Amanda Shaw, Asst. Webmaster
April 15, 2015
Filed under News, School News

This past weekend, Steve Berry was announced as the 2015 Missouri Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (MIAAA) St. Louis Athletic Director of the Year in Rockwood. “I feel like it is very much not an individual award, but it is recognition of the program overall and that goes from... Read more »

Royal: 1 out of 10 Missouri students to win scholarship

Suzy Blalock, Reporter
April 10, 2015
Filed under Local News, National News, News, School News

Senior Asa Royal won a $2,500 National Achievement Scholarship provided by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) . This scholarship is specifically for Black American teenagers who scored high on the preliminary Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT) his/her junior year and were chosen... Read more »

Election aproves Prop 4, appoints new Board member

Garrett McBay, Reporter
April 9, 2015
Filed under Local News, News, School News, Top Stories

On April 7, community members braved the storm to vote. Results of the ballot included Proposition 4, a no tax bond issue, passing as well as the appointment of Herman Kriegshauser to the Board of Education (BOE). Prop 4 passed with more than 70 percent of the vote, with a total of ​10,142... Read more »

iBots Robotic Team Ignores Gender Stereotypes

iBots Robotic Team Ignores Gender Stereotypes

Suzy Blalock, Staff Reporter
April 3, 2015
Filed under News, School News, Top Stories

Typically, females aren't widely involved in any robotics or Science Technology Engineering Mathematics (STEM) activities, clubs or careers. But iBots Team 6127 is looking to break that stereotype through its competition and its community outreach program. The robotics team is one of the few teams... Read more »

HOSA members qualify for Nationals

HOSA members qualify for Nationals

Suzy Blalock, Reporter
April 2, 2015
Filed under News, School News, Top Stories

Last Tuesday, 10 students from Lafayette qualified for the National Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) competition in California. The Lafayette HOSA team competed at the State competition in one of the 54 different categories with topics about medical knowledge. Students who qualified had... Read more »

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 »