Dr. Colleen Fields - Class of 2026

  • ORIENTATION

    Posted by KAREN BARBER on 8/10/2022


    Dear Class of 2026 Students, Parents, and Guardians:

    Welcome to Lafayette High School!  I hope that you are excited for the start of your high school career!  

    Transitioning from middle school to high school may seem overwhelming, but the Lafayette staff, Link Crew mentors, and I plan to do everything we can to make your transition into high school smooth and rewarding.  Academic success is a major... Read More

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  • FAQ?!

    Posted by KAREN BARBER on 8/10/2022

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  • FIRST DAY!!

    Posted by KAREN BARBER on 7/29/2022

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  • FRESHMAN ORIENTATION

    Posted by KAREN BARBER on 7/27/2022

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  • CLASS OF 2022-Thank you!

    Posted by KAREN BARBER on 6/6/2022

    Class of 2022 - Thank You

    It is Monday, June 6, 2022, and I am grateful.  While our hallways are very quiet, I have not yet forgotten the sounds of your voices and your laughter in the hallways.  It is a bittersweet time, but I know that I am lucky to have spent these past four years with all of you.

    I want to extend my gratitude to so many people:

    • Mrs. Barber - for helping me keep my head on straight and taking good care of all of us

    • Julie Dobson & Anita Shawke - for being the best LPO directors a principal could ask for

    • Tina Borgmeyer - for creating the awesome "Blink of an Eye" video

    • Kerrie Gibson, Paula Spellman, and the army of Lafayette moms and dads who made Senior Celebration an incredible succes

    • Kasey Boyd, Charlie Buren, Trevor Duncan, and Bross Miller - for creating an amazing Senior Tribute video

    • Aashish Allu, Pooja Reddy, Natalia Parr, and Brad Simmons - for being the "dream team" of class officers

    • LHS Staff - for teaching, loving, and guiding our graduates so well

    • LHS Administrative Team - for consistently saying "yes" whenever there is work to do

    • Class of 2022 Families - for allowing us the privilege of being a part of your child's journey these past four years

    • Class of 2022 - for making me smile, laugh, and feel proud to be an educator​​​​

    I have had many students and parents reach out about access to the awesome Senior Tribute video as well as the Blink of an Eye video.  I wanted to pass those links, along with a few others, on to you so you can view and share with your family and friends:

    I also wanted to remind you about Yearbook pickup.  Yearbooks will be available for pickup on August 8, 2022 from 3:00 - 8:00 p.m. at LHS.

    I don't like goodbyes; they feel so final.  Charlie Brown said, "Goodbye always makes my throat hurt."  I agree, Charlie.  Until we meet again, Class of 2022, I wish you joy.

    Dr. Fields 

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  • Class of 2022 Graduation Information - 6/1/22

    Posted by KAREN BARBER on 6/1/2022

    Class of 2022 Students and Families:

    This email will serve as your final update for all details relating to Graduation on Friday, June 3, 2022.  If you have any questions, please call the Senior Office at 636-733-4109.

    • Graduation will take place at Chaifetz Arena, on the campus of St. Louis University.

    • If you want photographs of graduates in their caps and gowns, please make sure to take the photographs BEFORE the graduation ceremony, as graduates have to turn in their robes after the ceremony.

    • Graduates need to arrive at Chaifetz no later than 5:30 p.m.

    • Graduates will enter Chaifetz at Gate A and proceed to the staging area to check in with their line leader.  No families are allowed in the staging area.

    • There is free parking at the Olive/Compton parking garage.  There will also be shuttle service available.

    • All gates at Chaifetz will open at 6:00 p.m.  Chaifetz encourages only small bags or no bags be brought into the facility.  Outside food or drinks, balloons, banners, signs, and noise makers are prohibited in Chaifetz.

    • All the seating for the event is general admission.  The arena has limited ADA seating, and it is available on a first-come, first-served basis.  The arena asks that only guests needing accessible seating and one companion sit in these areas.

    • There will be a concession stand open on the concourse by Gate B.  The arena is cashless, so please be prepared to pay with a credit or debit card.

    • All graduates should be dressed professionally.  No shorts, jeans, athletic shoes, or flip-flops should be worn.

    • Graduation photos will be taken at the ceremony by Interstate Studios.  Here is a link to the shoot proof gallery for your Graduation photos:   https://www.google.com/url?q=https://interstatestudiostlouis.shootproof.com/gallery/17795760&sa=D&source=calendar&ust=1652023918297526&usg=AOvVaw1zKhnNr72JR3w5wnScc0lo
      • Click on the link to pre-register

      • After entering your email address it will say "REGISTRATION THANK YOU" 

        After we photograph your event you will receive an email that says your gallery is LIVE.  (This is when the photos will be available for purchase; it is usually within a week of the event.)

      • Follow the link to log in.

      • Enter your email address with the password:  lancers2022

      • You will be able to view your students' images to purchase

    • Only school-sanctioned regalia may be worn for graduation.  No decorated caps are allowed.
    • REMEMBER TO BRING YOUR TASSEL (and don't lose it since there will not be any extras available).
    • After the ceremony, students will be required to turn in their robes in order to receive their diplomas.

    • Graduates will meet all guests OUTSIDE the main gates following the ceremony
    • Graduation Live Stream:  We are pleased to share that our graduation ceremony will be live streamed from Chaifetz Arena on the Rockwood YouTube channel, which is also where you will have access to the recording following the event. Feel free to share this link with friends and family who may not be able to be there with you in person.

    We are so excited to share this special night with all of you!

    Colleen Fields

    fieldscolleen@rsdmo.org

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  • WEEK 39 - LETTER FROM DR. FIELDS

    Posted by KAREN BARBER on 5/27/2022

    Class of 2022 Students and Families:

    In seven days, you will be graduates of Lafayette High School!  We had an excellent graduation practice today and enjoyed one last lunch together as Lancers.  All of this week's information relates to graduation, so be sure to review the information carefully.  I will send an additional update next week, so until then, enjoy the long holiday weekend!

    • LPO Senior Class News - May 2022:  Please select this link to view the final Senior Class newsletter from our Lancer Parent Directors, Mrs. Julie Dobson and Mrs. Anita Shawke.

    • Blink-of-an-Eye Video:  Parents/Guardians, we need your student's Kindergarten/First Grade picture sent in for the Blink-of-an-Eye graduation video.  Send this picture to lafayetteblink@gmail.com or email Tina Borgmeyer with questions:  trborgmeyer@gmail.com.

    • Senior Celebration Tickets:  Tickets are still available for the overnight lock-in grad party at Amp Up.  Use this link to get your ticket today:  Senior Celebration Ticket.  Ticket price for walk-ins on the night of the event is $90 cash.

    • Senior Celebration Help:  We are still in need of many more parents to support this event.  Please consider signing up to help out.  It will be fun for everyone!  Here is the link to the sign-up:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C054BABAE22A1FD0-senior1

    • Mandatory Graduation Practice - If you were unable to attend practice on Friday, May 27, you will need to come to a make-up practice session on Wednesday, June 1 at 8:30 a.m.

    • Graduation Walkthroughs We have been gathering information from our Rockwood feeder elementary and middle schools who are inviting LHS graduates who attended their school to walk through the halls in their cap and gown to thank their teachers and inspire young students.  Check the schedule for the most up-to-date walkthrough information. 

    • ​​​​​​​GRADUATION at Chaifetz Arena - Friday, June 3 at 7:00 p.m.  (Please select this link to read the Graduation Information letter sent via email and regular mail.)

    ***No ticket required for entry and unlimited guests per graduate***

    • Students, please be sure to wear business attire to the graduation ceremony.  No jeans, tennis shoes, or flip-flops will be permitted.  Also, no decoration of graduation caps will be permitted, and only school-sanctioned honor cords and regalia may be worn.
    • Parking for Graduation:

      • Olive Compton Garage:  Free for anyone.

      • For guests needing assistance to the venue, golf cart shuttle services will be running to and from the garage to the venue.  Golf cart drop off will be at GATE A.  There is also a loading/unloading zone on Compton Ave. if a guest needs to be dropped off.

    • Graduates need to arrive by 5:30 p.m.  Graduates will enter through Gate A on the northwest side of Chaifetz Arena.

    • Doors will open for guests at 6:00 p.m.  Guests may enter the venue through Gates A, B, or C.  For quicker entry please consider bringing a small bag or no bag.

    • Prohibited items:  No outside food or drink, no noise makers (air horns, whistles, bells, vuvuzelas), no balloons, no confetti or silly string, no wrapped/bagged gifts, no weapons (including mace and pocket knives).

    • Seating:  All the seating for the event is general admission.  The arena has limited ADA seating, and it is available on a first-come, first-served basis.  The arena asks that only guests needing accessible seating and one companion sit in these areas.

    • Concessions:  There will be a concession stand open on the concourse by GATE B.  The arena is cashless, so please be prepared to pay with a credit or debit card.

    • Graduation photos will be taken at the ceremony by Interstate Studios.

    • Exit:  Graduates will meet all guests OUTSIDE the main gates following the ceremony.

    After we photograph your event you will receive an email that says your gallery is LIVE.  (This is when the photos will be available for purchase; it is usually within a week of the event.)

    • Follow the link to log in.

    • Enter your email address with the password:  lancers2022

    • You will be able to view your students' images to purchase. 

    Remember, it is a great day to be a Lancer!

    Dr. Colleen Fields

    fieldscolleen@rsdmo.org

    636-733-4109

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  • MANDATORY GRADUATION PRACTICE AND LUNCH TAILGATE REMINDER

    Posted by KAREN BARBER on 5/25/2022

    Class of 2022:

    This is a reminder that on Friday, May 27 at 9:00 a.m. in the Back Gym of Lafayette, we will hold a mandatory Graduation Practice.  You will receive your cap and gown, honor cords, stoles, and practice important elements of the ceremony.  (If you are unable to attend on Friday, May 27, you will need to come to a make-up practice session on Wednesday, June 1 at 8:30 a.m.).

    Graduation Practice Tailgate Lunch - Friday, May 27 from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.:  Thank you to the St. Louis County Police Department for providing a complimentary hot dog lunch in the football stadium after seniors are released from graduation practice on Friday, May 27 from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  This is one last chance to celebrate together as a class!

    Keep working on getting all of your signatures for checkout (remember that checkout forms are due on Thursday, May 26 by 4:00 p.m.).

    We look forward to seeing everyone on Friday, May 27 at 9:00 a.m.!

    Dr. Fields

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  • Week 38 - Class of 2022 Communication - 5/20/22

    Posted by KAREN BARBER on 5/20/2022

    Class of 2022 Students and Families:

    14 days … two short weeks, and you will be graduates of Lafayette High School!  Next week is your last week of high school.  Remember that you will need to complete the checkout process by Thursday, May 26 at 4:00 p.m.  If you need a checkout form, you can stop by the senior office to pick one up.  I imagine that this week will be filled with many emotions for you, and I know you are excited to begin this next chapter, but I have a request.  Take in all the small moments this week and remember how you feel walking in the building, going to your classes, seeing your friends, having lunch, hearing the bell, and leaving the building for the day.  I promise that you won’t regret making those memories.  Have a wonderful last week of high school!

    • Schedule for May 23-26:  B, C, B, C
      • AcLab Monday, May 23 - Sign up on Sunday, May 22.
      • AcLab Wednesday, May 25 - Sign up on Tuesday, May 24.
      • Friday, May 27 - Mandatory Graduation Practice at 9:00 a.m. in the Back Gym
      • Senior Checkout Requirements:  I have attached the Senior Checkout Form for your convenience; you can print this one out or use the one that arrived in the mail.  You may begin collecting your signatures for checkout on Monday, May 23.
        • REQUIRED - Graduate Intent Survey:  As part of the checkout process, you must complete this REQUIRED Graduate Intent Survey.  Follow this link to fill out your information and make yourself eligible to attend graduation practice and the graduation ceremony.  If you have already completed the survey, thank you!
      • LPO Senior Class News - May 2022:  Please select this link to view the final Senior Class newsletter from our Lancer Parent Directors, Mrs. Julie Dobson and Mrs. Anita Shawke.
      • Blink-of-an-Eye Video:  Parents/Guardians, we need your student's Kindergarten/First Grade picture sent in for the Blink-of-an-Eye graduation video.  Send this picture to lafayetteblink@gmail.com or email Tina Borgmeyer with questions:  trborgmeyer@gmail.com.
    • Class of 2022 Photos Needed:  Do you have pictures/videos of the senior class from freshman year through senior year?  We need your submissions to create our senior video.  Stop by the Senior Office so we can provide you with contact information to get your memories included in the video.
    • Senior Celebration Tickets:  Tickets are still available for the overnight lock-in grad party at Amp Up.  Use this link to get your ticket today:  Senior Celebration Ticket.  Ticket price is $75 until May 20; walk-ins on the night of the event are $90 cash.
    • Senior Celebration Help:  We are still in need of many more parents to support this event.  Please consider signing up to help out.  It will be fun for everyone!  Here is the link to the sign-up:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C054BABAE22A1FD0-senior1
    • Mandatory Graduation Practice - Friday, May 27 at 9:00 a.m.  Seniors, please be in attendance at this important rehearsal.  You will receive your cap and gown, honor cords, stoles, and practice important elements of the ceremony.  (If you are unable to attend on Friday, May 27, you will need to come to a make-up practice session on Wednesday, June 1 at 8:30 a.m.).
    • Graduation Practice Tailgate - Friday, May 27 from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.:  Thank you to the St. Louis County Police Department for providing a complimentary hot dog lunch in the football stadium after seniors are released from graduation practice on Friday, May 27 (from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.)  This is one last chance to celebrate together as a class!
    • Graduation Walkthroughs:  We are gathering information from our Rockwood feeder elementary and middle schools who are inviting LHS graduates who attended their school to walk through the halls in their cap and gown to thank their teachers and inspire young students.  Check this schedule for the most up-to-date walkthrough information.  We will also put a copy of the schedule in your cap and gown bag that you will receive at graduation practice on Friday, May 27.
    • ​​​​​​​GRADUATION at Chaifetz Arena - Friday, June 3 at 7:00 p.m.  (Please select this link to read the Graduation Information letter sent via email and regular mail.)

    ***No ticket required for entry and unlimited guests per graduate***

    • Students, please be sure to wear business attire to the graduation ceremony.  No jeans, tennis shoes, or flip-flops will be permitted.  Also, no decoration of graduation caps will be permitted, and only school-sanctioned honor cords and regalia may be worn.
    • Parking for Graduation:
      • Olive Compton Garage:  Free for anyone.
      • For guests needing assistance to the venue, golf cart shuttle services will be running to and from the garage to the venue.  Golf cart drop off will be at GATE A.  There is also a loading/unloading zone on Compton Ave. if a guest needs to be dropped off.
    • Graduates need to arrive by 5:30 p.m.  Graduates will enter through Gate A on the northwest side of Chaifetz Arena.
    • Doors will open for guests at 6:00 p.m.  Guests may enter the venue through Gates A, B, or C.  For quicker entry please consider bringing a small bag or no bag.
    • Prohibited items:  No outside food or drink, no noise makers (air horns, whistles, bells, vuvuzelas), no balloons, no confetti or silly string, no wrapped/bagged gifts, no weapons (including mace and pocket knives).
    • Seating:  All the seating for the event is general admission.  The arena has limited ADA seating, and it is available on a first-come, first-served basis.  The arena asks that only guests needing accessible seating and one companion sit in these areas.
    • Concessions:  There will be a concession stand open on the concourse by GATE B.  The arena is cashless, so please be prepared to pay with a credit or debit card.
    • Graduation photos will be taken at the ceremony by Interstate Studios.
    • Exit:  Graduates will meet all guests OUTSIDE the main gates following the ceremony.

    After we photograph your event you will receive an email that says your gallery is LIVE.  (This is when the photos will be available for purchase; it is usually within a week of the event.)

    • Follow the link to log in.
    • Enter your email address with the password:  lancers2022
    • You will be able to view your students' images to purchase. 
    • Student Services NewsletterIn addition to the newsletter, our counseling department updates this link for our Lancers to access employment opportunities.
    • A “Sweet” Hello Candy Donation Requested:  Mrs. Barber and I would like to thank everyone for your donations this school year! 
    • LHS Library News:  The LHS Library is a busy place with a variety of resources for all of our patrons.  Check out 3 Things You Should Know for this month’s highlights.  In addition, the Library is excited to host another author, Rosaria Munda, on May 23.  

    Parents now have the ability to receive daily email notifications regarding the materials their child has checked out of the school library.  Parents wishing to receive these daily emails should contact their child's school librarian to activate this feature. 

      • School Lunch Refunds:  Meal account refund information can be found on the Rockwood website https://www.rsdmo.org/Page/4994.  Funds left in a student's account can be transferred to a sibling's account, a refund can be requested, or families can donate to Random Acts of Kindness.
    • What Does the Science Say?  Understanding Cannabis (and What Parents, Guardians, and Other Adults Need to Know) - Tuesday, May 31, 6:00-7:00 p.m. on Zoom
    • How is cannabis in 2022 different from the 1970s, 1980s, or 1990s?
    • How can cannabis affect sleep quality, and what does that mean on subsequent days?
    • How does cannabis affect mental health?
    • How addictive is cannabis, and what are withdrawal symptoms people could experience when they stop using?
    • How long after cannabis use should someone wait before driving?

    Hear the answers to these questions and more, plus get your questions answered as we look at the recent science related to cannabis use (and what it means in our communities).  Register for Zoom:  https://rsdmo-org.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAsf-qoqjwoGNzL_2Mv2KaLF4lf_MO1xMKg

      • CPiP:  Rockwood School District’s Community Partners in Prevention(CPiP) offers education, leadership, and resources to help Rockwood youth make healthy choices and remain drug-free. Please contact Lili Schiesser at schliesserlili@rsdmo.org for any questions. CPiP is a resource for all parents throughout the year. This group meets every month on the second Thursday of the month via zoom from 4 p.m.-5 p.m.  Feel free to reach out to Lili if you wish to volunteer or support the work they do. 
      • Free Opportunity from CHADS: Rockwood has brought on CHADS Coalition to provide “All in Conversations” the first Tuesday of each month in a virtual format. They are free and presented by Dr. Shannon Farris.  Dr. Farris is full of fantastic and helpful information and guidance in a judgment-free discussion. These monthly opportunities are incredibly valuable for all.  Again, they are FREE!!  These sessions can be joined by anyone in Rockwood School District and outside the district.  The zoom format provides an opportunity for cameras to be off and screen names changed to protect participants’ privacy.  Use this link to view the flyer and to register:  CHADS ZOOM Registration Flyer.
    • Resources for Student Safety
    • Resources for Students and Families

    Remember, it is a great day to be a Lancer!

     

    Dr. Colleen Fields

    fieldscolleen@rsdmo.org

    636-733-4109

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  • Important Graduation Information - 5/16/22

    Posted by KAREN BARBER on 5/16/2022

    Today marks 18 days until graduation!  I hope everyone is doing well and getting ready for the big day!  I wanted to provide some important reminders as we get closer to graduation.  Please read over this list and let us know if you have any questions.

    • Graduation “Thank You” Messages - Due Friday, May 20:  All graduating seniors are being given the opportunity to record a 10-20 second (max) “thank you” message to their parent(s) or other significant adult(s) in their lives.  Senior “thank you” messages will be played prior to the start of the LHS Graduation Ceremony.  Please make the message short, meaningful and appropriate.  Check out the link and submit your message today!
    • Senior Checkout Requirements:  I have attached the Senior Checkout Form for your convenience; you can print this one out or wait for the copy to arrive in the mail.  You may begin collecting your signatures for checkout on Monday, May 23.

      • REQUIRED - Graduate Intent Survey:  As part of the checkout process, you must complete this REQUIRED Graduate Intent Survey.  Follow this link to fill out your information and make yourself eligible to attend graduation practice and the graduation ceremony.  If you have already completed the survey, thank you!

    • Graduation Practice Tailgate - Friday, May 27 from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.:  Please join our School Resource Officers and other members of the St. Louis County Police Department after graduation practice as they celebrate you with a complimentary hot dog lunch in the football stadium after seniors are released from graduation practice on Friday, May 27 (from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.).  Chips, ice cream, and bottled water will also be provided.  This is one last chance to celebrate together as a class, so plan on joining us!
    • ​​​​​​​GRADUATION - Friday, June 3 at 7:00 p.m.  (Please select this link to read the Graduation Information letter sent via email and regular mail.)

      • Students, please be sure to wear business attire to the graduation ceremony.  No jeans, tennis shoes, or flip-flops will be permitted.  Also, no decoration of graduation caps will be permitted, and only school-sanctioned honor cords and regalia may be worn.

    Please let us know if you have any questions.  

    Dr. Fields

    636-733-4109

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