Lafayette High
17050 Clayton Road, Wildwood, MO 63011
Phone 636-733-4100 . Fax 636-733-8819
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Principal Dr. Mehrotra - Class of 2020

Nov 07




  • Community: Please help LHS support our neighbors by donating canned food.  Cans may be dropped off at the


LHS Welcome Center

8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Monday – Friday


  • Students:  Donate cans to your 1st hour!
  • ​All 1st hour classes collecting1,000 cans or more get


  • The 1ST hour class collecting the MOST cans get



Thank you for your support!

Benefits Circle of Concern


Nov 01
November Guidance & Counseling Newsletter
Guidance & Counseling Newsletter
  ​ November 2018

Hello Parents!
As a Guidance & Counseling Department, we send out monthly emails to provide you with information about upcoming events and things happening within our office. Be sure to check out our website which provides the most up-to-date information, various forms, handouts, and a calendar with important dates. If you have any questions about the below information, please contact us.

Welcome Ms. Balducci & Mrs. Jury!
Ms. Colleen Balducci is our new Guidance & Counseling Department Secretary. Mrs. Lisa Jury is our new A+/Testing Secretary. We are very excited to have them both join our team!

South Tech Open House: Thursday, November 1st from 5:00-7:00pm
Did you know that Junior and Senior students can elect to take Career & Technical Education courses through South Technical High School while still being a student at LHS? South Tech offers 26 technical majors to choose from and gives students an opportunity to earn high school and/or college credits through half-day programs. For more information about South Tech, visit our LHS webpage or the South Tech website at Interested students should plan to attend the South Tech Open House to see the programs South Tech has to offer and to gather more information! South Technical High School is located at 12721 West Watson Road in Sunset Hills, MO.

Parenting the iGeneration: A Conversation on Technology, Mental Health, and At-Risk Behaviors

Tuesday, November 13th from 6:30pm-8pm, LHS Theater
Rockwood parents of all grade levels are invited to hear from local experts on topics including social media, mental health and suicide awareness, and vaping.

Rockwood has provided this information on their website:
“On Nov. 13, Lafayette High will host a public forum to educate parents and students about drug abuse, suicide prevention and social media. Participants will include representatives of INOBTR (pronounced "I Know Better"), who will address the hazards of social media; CHADS (Communities Healing Adolescent Depression and Suicide), who will discuss prevention measures; and NCADA (National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse), who will speak about the dangers of vaping. Lafayette Principal Dr. Karen Calcaterra said administrators and counselors are continually looking for ways to bring relevant information to educate teens and their families about issues facing young people everywhere. "Knowing that school and home is a partnership," said Calcaterra, "we want to make sure that we are providing tools to support our kids and nurture that relationship.  Our hope in combining service providers for this forum is that community members leave with knowledge and skills regarding the topics of drugs, social media, and suicide." The forum, sponsored by Rockwood PIE (Partners in Education), will begin at 6:30 p.m.”

Rockwood’s Early College Partnership:
Two Parent/Student Information nights are scheduled for the following dates, times, and locations:

  • Monday, November 5, 2018, 6:30–7:30pm at STLCC-Wildwood in the Multipurpose Room, Side B
  • Monday, November 12, 2018, 6:30–7:30pm at Rockwood Summit High School in the Flex room

This optional meeting is for any 10th grade student and their parent who have an interest in applying for the ECP program for the 2019-20 school year. The meeting will discuss the basic “nuts and bolts” of the program and will include Q & A’s to answer any specific questions you may have. Applications are available beginning November 1st and interested students have until February 1st to submit an application. All applications submitted by February 1st will be equally evaluated. Students will hear after March 1st if they are accepted into the program. For more information about the program, and to print the application, visit the ECP page on the District website.

ACT Test Prep Class:
Interested in ACT Test Prep for the February test? Please see the website for registration materials or pick up the registration form in the Guidance Office (room 123) or see Mrs. Hermach in room 97.

College Representative Visits:
College Representatives from many different colleges and universities visit LHS throughout the year. To see when college visits are taking place, please click on this link. Any student wishing to meet with a College Representative to learn more about their school, must sign up and get a pass in the College & Career Office (Room 121) no later than 8:15am the day of the scheduled visit.

Testing Accommodations:
IEP and 504 accommodations do not cover accommodations for College Board exams (PSAT, SAT, AP) or the ACT. If you have questions about accommodations for these exams please contact the LHS Test Coordinator, Jessica Brawner, at     

Guidance & Counseling Department
School Counselors:

  • Jamie Waeckerle (Last Names A-C)
  • Nicole Buesse (Last Names D-Hi)
  • Stephanie Mullins (Last Names Hj-Mc)
  • Heather Chamberlain (Last Names Md-Sb)
  • Sarah Hicks (Last Names Sc-Z)

College & Career Counselor:

  • Mary Buhr (Last Names A-K)
  • Alex Dusenberry (Last Names L-Z)

A+/Testing Coordinator: Jessica Brawner
College Test Preparation: Cheryl Hermach
Social Worker: Cindy Laudel

Follow us on Twitter: @LHSCounselors5 and @LHSCollege

Learn more

Oct 24
ALL INVITED: It Takes a Village of Champions, Today, 10/24/2018

Oct 12
Parent the iGeneration - Tuesday, November 13th

Parenting the iGeneration:

A Conversation on Technology, Mental Health, and At-Risk Behaviors

Rockwood parents of all grade levels are invited to hear from local experts on topics including social media, mental health & suicide awareness, and vaping.

Tuesday, November 13

6:30-8 PM

Lafayette HS Theatre

Oct 11
Prudential Spirit of Community Awards
Is your student making a difference through volunteering?

Recognize their contributions and promote youth volunteerism in your school and community by encouraging them to apply for the 2019 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards

If your student in grades five through 12 have volunteered over the past year please encourage them to fill out an application. Maybe they would be good candidates for this program. Applications are due by Nov. 6. 

The Prudential website has all the details about this program. 

​Thanks and have a great day!

Melanie Palermo
School and Community Relations Specialist
Rockwood Communications Department
(636) 733-1146
Oct 11
Parenting the iGeneration

At LHS, we are pleased to be offering the following parent presentation on Tuesday, November 13th from 6:30pm-8pm in our theatre

Parenting the iGeneration: A Conversation on

Technology, Mental Health, and At-Risk Behaviors

Rockwood parents of all grade levels are invited to hear from local experts on topics including social media, mental health, and suicide awareness, and vaping/juuling.  

I will be putting together some informational flyers shortly, but ask that you share this in any way that you can- websites, newsletters, calendars, etc.


Nicole Buesse

Lafayette High School

Guidance & Counseling Department Chair

School Counselor 


Oct 08
From the LHS LIBRARY...
We have six A+ students who will be tutoring in the library beginning today, 10/8/2018.

During hours 1-5 and hour 7, an A+ student is available to provide academic assistance to students in a variety of subject areas.  Helping with homework, editing a paper, reviewing for a test--all of these are possibilities!

If your student could benefit from some one-on-one peer support, please encourage your student to ask their teacher about going to the library for tutoring.  We will direct him or her to the A+ tutor upon sign in.

Please let us know if you have any questions. 636-733-4141. 

Thank you,
Jane, Nicci, and Robin
LHS Librarians
Oct 03
MEDICAL MARIJUANA... Snake Oil Or Science?
Please join the Rockwood Drug Free Coalition as they host a free workshop.

OCTOBER 11, 2018
3:45 - 4:45 p.m.
LaSalle Springs Middle School Library

This workshop will explore what "medical marijuana" is, what it promises, and to what extent it delivers on those promises.

Oct 01
Thoughtexchange: Spread the Word!

We have just one question for you...

What are your hopes, aspirations and dreams for our students as we prepare them for success in life and learning?

This year, we're on an important journey.

The Way Forward is our strategic planning process that will carry us through the next five years. We know we can do better for our students, and every voice matters as we launch this process! Would you please take a moment to answer this question as part of our districtwide Thoughtexchange? It’s open until October 7.

Participate in Thoughtexchange:

Thank you for your contributions!

Sep 13
Guidance & Counseling Department


Guidance & Counseling Department


School Counselors

Mr. Waeckerle                            A - C

Mrs. Buesse                           D - Hi   

Mrs. Mullins                          Hj - Mc

Mrs. Chamberlain                 Md - Sb

Mrs. Hicks                              Sc - Z


College & Career Counselors

Mrs. Buhr                               A - K

Mrs. (Yorke) Dusenberry     L - M


A+/Testing Coordinator

Mrs. Brawner      


Social Worker

Mrs. Laudel


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