Dr. Jones - Class of 2023

  • Class of 2023 Communication- January 15, 2022

    Posted by JENNIFER MALL on 1/18/2022

    Class of 2023 Students and Families:

    Congratulations on completing the first semester of the 2021-2022 School Year!!!  The new semester brings opportunities for new beginnings in your classes, to continue to excel in your courses, or if needed to make the necessary adjustments that will place you on the right track to have a successful second semester. 

    • If you don’t feel well, please stay home.

    • No School:  Monday, January 17, 2022

    • Schedule for January 18-21 - B (late start - no AcLab), C, B, C

      • AcLab Thursday, January 20 - Be sure to sign up on Wednesday, January 19.

    • Winter Formal Dance Date Change:  This year’s Winter Formal Dance has been rescheduled for Saturday, February 12, 2022 from 7:30-9:30 p.m.

    • Curriculum Night:  On Thursday, January 27, 2022 from 6:30-7:30 p.m., Lafayette will host its annual Curriculum Night.  Students and families are welcome to come to Lafayette and explore information about curricular areas as well as our numerous activities.  Sophomore and Junior families will be interested in a presentation by Mrs. Cheryl Hermach, highlighting important information about the ACT and SAT tests.  That meeting will take place in room 180 from 5:30-6:30 p.m.  We hope you will join us on January 27!

    • A “Sweet” Hello Candy Donations Requested:  Mrs. Mall and I enjoy it when our Class of 2023 students stop in for a piece of candy or a mint during passing periods.  Students often will take a quick moment to share about their days, school involvement, classes, etc.  Please help us keep our candy and mint bowl filled by donating individual wrapped candy.  At this, we are not able to offer lollipops to students. Candy donations can be delivered to the Junior Office (Room 215), dropped off to the Welcome Center (with a note to deliver to Mrs. Mall), or conveniently ordered through this Amazon Class of 2023 Wishlist.  We appreciate our Class of 2023 Families!  Thank you for your donations!

    • ACT Prep Class:  The registration portal for the prep class for the April ACT test will open Friday, January 14, 2022.  This five-week class begins on February 15, 2022 through March 31, 2022. This class will fill fast since the all-district junior ACT test date is April 5, 2022, and there is a national test date on April 2, 2022 in which the Test Information Release (TIR) is available. Class information is available by clicking here.  If you have any questions, please feel free to email Mrs. Cheryl Hermach at hermachcheryl@rsdmo.org.

    • College Scholarships:  The College and Career Counseling Office is constantly receiving information about local and national scholarship opportunities.  For a list of those scholarships, please visit the College & Career website.  Students should also visit the scholarship pages of each of their desired institutions for additional college-specific scholarships. Here are just a few of the scholarships that can be found on our website:  

      • Andrew D. Keithley “Make it Count” Memorial Scholarship - due February 20
      • Alpha Delta Kappa, Beta Xi Chapter Scholarships - due February 22
      • A.R.C Angels Foundation Scholarship - due March 25
    • Athletics and Activities:  Please review this link for important information regarding our live-stream events:

    • Career Exploration Spring 2022 Now Live!  The spring application is now live for Career Exploration at www.rsdmo.org/Page/588.  If you are unfamiliar with Career Exploration through Rockwood's PIE Department, it is an opportunity for your high school student to spend a few hours during a school day shadowing a professional in a career that aligns with your student's current interests.  Typical experiences last between 2-4 hours, and students are responsible for providing their own transportation to and from the host site.  These opportunities will be available this spring between March 7-28 and March 28 - April 22, 2022.  

    The pulse behind this program is due to the emerging student loan crisis.  If we can help clarify a path for our students before they leave our high school campuses, hopefully, that saves them time and money down the road. Other benefits for your student include accumulating A+ hours for the time spent shadowing and growing their professional network.   

    If you have any questions or want more details, please contact Matthew Schindler, schindlermatthew@rsdmo.org.

    • College and Career Appointment Requests:  If a student would like to schedule an appointment with any member of the department, they can stop by the offices (rooms 121 and 123) or can request an appointment by filling out this form using his/her school login. **Please note that the College and Career Counselors reserve first semester appointments for seniors as they are working to complete college applications. 

    • Please let us know if your child has been vaccinated.  As part of our Rockwood Safe Together mitigation efforts, the district has been encouraging all staff members and eligible students to get vaccinated to keep students and staff healthy and in school. We encourage all parents to work with their health care professionals to determine if the vaccine is right for their children. 

    Since the beginning of the school year, we have been asking employees to voluntarily share with us if they have received the COVID-19 vaccine, and we have been publishing those numbers on our district website. Now that all K-12 Rockwood students are eligible to receive the vaccine, we are requesting that parents voluntarily disclose when their child has been fully vaccinated so we can update their immunization records and have an accurate measure of how many students are vaccinated in our building.

    Originally, we asked parents to fill out an online form with the information. If you have already done so, we have that record. If you have not submitted the form, we ask that you take a photo of your child’s vaccination card and email it directly to our school nurse, Ms. Kristen Emms at emmskristen@rsdmo.org or Ms. Kayla Zimmer at zimmerkayla@rsdmo.org.

    • LHS Legend Yearbook:  If you would like to order a 2022 Legend Yearbook, please click on the link and follow the instructions:  2022 Yearbook Sales

    • The Image:  Lafayette students take pride in our news magazine, The Image. We welcome our parents to become sponsors for our news publications. Please click on the link to see how you can become a sponsor:  Student Publication Sponsor

    • Fostering Assets for Youth Success:  Tuesday, January 25, 6:00-7:00 p.m. on Zoom

    The 40 Developmental Assets® framework was created by Search Institute®, consisting of preventative measures, positive experiences, and qualities that young people need to grow up healthy, caring, and responsible. These assets are protective factors that have been consistently shown by research to buffer youth from risk. The more assets a child has, the less likely they are to be involved in behaviors such as teen pregnancy, school dropout, substance abuse, delinquency, or violence. Join us to learn about the 40 assets and how you can help youth develop them. Facebook event, too, so you can share it there: https://fb.me/e/23I4C90qe  Presented by Kristin Bengtson, Director of Community Strategy for PreventEd.  You can register at: linktr.ee/cpip

    Have an enjoyable and relaxing four-day weekend! Remember, it is a great day to be a Lancer!

    Dr. Timothy Jones
    636-733-4112
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  • Class of 2023 Communication, Dec. 3, 2021

    Posted by JENNIFER MALL on 12/3/2021

    Class of 2023 Students and Families: 

    I hope that you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving break and had the opportunity to spend time with family and friends, rest, relax, and enjoy a long holiday weekend off.  December is already here and that means that the end of the first semester is fast approaching.  Our first semester ends January 13, 2022.  Over the next few weeks, it is important to focus on your classes and to take advantage of the resources available to you to finish strong. Don’t forget to sign up for your Academic Lab Modules each week!

    Thank you to all of our families who participated in our canned food and coat drives during the month of November.  Your donations will help support many families in our area and your kindness and generosity are greatly appreciated!

    Schedule for December 6 - 10 - A, B (Ac Lab), C, B (Ac Lab), C

    • AcLab Tuesday December 7 and Thursday December 9

    Schedule for December 13 - 17 -  B, C, B (Ac Lab), C A

    • Late Start Monday ‘B’ Day school starts at 9:58 a.m. 
    • AcLab Wednesday, December 15 

    Academic Lab:  We have a lot of Juniors that have not been signing up for their Ac Lab Modules by the cut-off time.  Students receive several reminders from their teachers each week instructing them to sign-up for their Ac Lab Modules. Parents, please remind your student to sign-up for Ac Lab, so they get to select the courses of their choice.  Students can check their schedules the night before their AC Lab to double-check that they are signed up and to see what classes they are assigned to. If your student needs assistance or further instructions on how to sign-up, please have them come to our office.  We are happy to help! 

    Adopt-a-Family:  Our Lancers have a long-standing tradition of supporting families in our community during the holiday season. This year, in order to assist as many families as possible, we have chosen to focus primarily on essentials.  If you would like to participate, please have all items turned in to the LHS Counseling Office on or before December 10.  Thank you for your support!  LHS Adopt-a-Family SignUpGenius Link 

    “Gifts for Glennon” Annual Toy Drive:  The Class of 2022, in collaboration with the Class of 2025, are hosting our annual “Gifts for Glennon” Toy Drive.  Labeled bins will be placed at school November 9 through December 17 to collect new, unwrapped toys to be donated to patients, and siblings of patients, at Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital.  Toy suggestions include:  Lego sets, board games, markers/craft supplies, action figures, books, Play-Dough, puzzles.  (Please avoid “soft” items such as blankets, stuffed animals, etc.)  Your donation can count towards Key Club and NHS hours!  You can also donate online by using this link to make a tax-deductible donation directly to Cardinal Glennon.

    Canned Food Drive 2021: Thank you everyone for your donation. Our students, staff and community collected 11,901 cans for Circle of Concern and our RSD Backpack Program. Mrs. Steiner’s winning class collected 1733 cans. Thank you for your generosity. If you have more canned food to send in please send it to attention room 261 Mrs. Mehegan (Sophomore Class Office). Mrs. Mehegan will be sure to get your donation to the right location. 

    Schedule Change Requests - Second Semester:  The Second Semester 2022 schedules are available for student viewing.  To submit a course/schedule change request click here.  The schedule request is not a guarantee that such changes will be made. Schedule changes must be submitted by Thursday, January 13, 2022 at 3:30 p.m.

    ACT Prep Class:  Lafayette’s ACT Prep Class for the February 12, 2022 ACT test is now taking registrations on the Parent Pay Online portal.  Seating is limited, so please be sure to get your registration completed in a timely manner.  Students who have taken or are currently taking Algebra 2 get first consideration.  Classes begin January 11, 2022 and run through February 10, 2022.  For more information, please see the LHS test website or click here for the information sheet.

    Rockwood Safe Together - Pediatric Vaccination Information:  As part of our Rockwood Safe Together mitigation efforts, we have been encouraging all staff members and eligible students to get vaccinated to keep students and staff healthy and in school.  Now that all Rockwood students are eligible to receive the vaccine, we are requesting that parents voluntarily disclose* when their child has been fully vaccinated.  This is strictly voluntary, but it will save everyone valuable time in contact tracing. As a reminder, those who are fully vaccinated are not subject to quarantine if they are determined to be a close contact with a positive case, as long as they are not exhibiting any COVID-19 symptoms.  Providing your child’s vaccine information will also help us have a measure of vaccination rates within our school community and guide how Rockwood might adjust our policies to promote a safe learning and working environment.

    This information is secure and will be accessible only by contact tracers with a need to know.  Again, this is strictly voluntary!  Even if you have already submitted this information to your school nurse in conjunction with contact tracing, we ask that you upload it via this new form so we have all the information in one place. 

    *Please note:  Rockwood is utilizing a new form provider, and we have information posted on our website about how to log in the first time.

    Library News: News from the LHS Library:  The second annual LHS Winter Reading Marathon begins December 1, 2021.  We’d love for you to join us!  You may read alongside your student or set a goal just for yourself. Click here for details and to register.  See other happenings in the library by checking out the December edition of 3 Things You Should Know.

    December News from our Guidance office: LHS Guidance and Counseling Newsletter December

    Parking Online Application open: Parking passes can be bought only by students who have a driver’s license. We will continue to sell parking passes until the parking lot spaces are sold out. Parking Passes 2021-2022.  Any questions, please contact Mrs. Mehegan at 636-733-4111.

    The Image:  Lafayette students take pride in our newsmagazine, The Image. We welcome our parents to become sponsors for our news publications. Please click on the link to see how you can become a sponsor:  Student Publication Sponsor

    LHS Legend Yearbook:  If you would like to order a 2022 Legend Yearbook, please click on the link and follow the instructions:  2022 Yearbook Sales

    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 judgement free discussion. These monthly opportunities are incredibly valuable for all. Again, they are FREE!! These sessions can be joined by anyone, in RSD and outside RSD. Since they are in the zoom format, cameras can be off and screen names changed if someone prefers more privacy. Attached is the flyer and the link to register. CHADS ZOOM Registration Flyer

    Resources for Student Safety

    Resources for Students and Families:

    Please stop by our office if you have any questions or concerns or just to check-in to say “Hello!”.  Mrs. Mall and I are always happy to help and we love to hear updates from our Lancers!

    Remember, it’s a great day to be a Lancer!

    Dr. Timothy Jones
    (636) 733-4112
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  • Class of 2023 Communication- November 23, 2021

    Posted by JENNIFER MALL on 11/23/2021

    Class of 2023 Students and Families:

     The past couple of weeks, the Junior office has been abuzz with students dropping off canned food items for the Circle of Concern and Rockwood’s “Got Your Back Pack” Canned Food Drive.  Also, we received many donations of warm coats and sweatshirts collected to assist the efforts of two fellow Rockwood Valley and Wildwood Middle School student philanthropists in their efforts to reach their goal to collect 1,000 coats.  Finally, our office has received several “sweet” candy bag donations from our students and families that will help keep our candy dish full for student “check ins” for the next couple of months.  We are extremely grateful for our Lancer students and families that have donated items or their time to assist others or to help make someone’s day a little brighter.  Mrs. Mall and I appreciate you all and wish you a Thanksgiving holiday break filled with many happy moments filled with family and friends.  Enjoy your time off!

    Schedule for November 29 - December 3 - A, B, C, B, C

    • AcLab Tuesday, November 30
    • AcLab Thursday, December 2 

    Jazz Concert:  TONIGHT is our annual Circle of Concern Benefit Concert in the Lafayette Theater at 7:00 p.m. The concert will feature the Lafayette Jazz Ensemble and the Genesis Jazz Project - a professional jazz group.  Admission to the concert is either five (5) canned food items per person or a $10 donation to Circle of Concern.

    Canned Food Drive Flyer:  Each year Lafayette students, staff, and families support our community by donating canned food. This year, our Canned Food Drive will benefit Rockwood School District’s “Got Your Back Pack” program and our local food pantry, “Circle of Concern.”  Please encourage your student to Trick or Treat for canned food and bring those cans to their homeroom.  Homeroom classes will be competing for a pizza party.  The Canned Food Drive will run from November 1 through December 1.  Our school goal is 25,000 cans.  You can use this QR Code or this link to place an order through Amazon.  Please help us reach this goal!  

    Adopt-a-Family:  Our Lancers have a long-standing tradition of supporting families in our community during the holiday season. This year, in order to assist as many families as possible, we have chosen to focus primarily on essentials.  If you would like to participate, please have all items turned in to the LHS Counseling Office on or before December 10.  Thank you for your support! LHS Adopt-a-Family SignUpGenius Link 

    “Gifts for Glennon” Annual Toy Drive:  The Class of 2022, in collaboration with the Class of 2025, are hosting our annual “Gifts for Glennon” Toy Drive.  Labeled bins will be placed at school November 9 through December 17 to collect new, unwrapped toys to be donated to patients, and siblings of patients, at Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital.  Toy suggestions include:  Lego sets, board games, markers/craft supplies, action figures, books, Play-Dough, puzzles.  (Please avoid “soft” items such as blankets, stuffed animals, etc.)  Your donation can count towards Key Club and NHS hours!  You can also donate online by using this link to make a tax-deductible donation directly to Cardinal Glennon.

    Schedule Change Requests - Second Semester:  The Second Semester 2022 schedules are available for student viewing.  To submit a course/schedule change request click here.  The schedule request is not a guarantee that such changes will be made. Schedule changes must be submitted by Thursday, January 13, 2022 at 3:30 p.m.

     

    Dr. Timothy P. Jones
    636-733-4112
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  • Class of 2023 Communication- Nov. 19, 2021

    Posted by JENNIFER MALL on 11/19/2021

    Class of 2023 Students and Families:

     Now more than ever, I hope we take an opportunity to count our many blessings and hug our loved ones a little tighter this Thanksgiving season.  Thank you for taking good care of one another and be sure to take care of yourselves during the upcoming break from school.  If you need help, there are many valuable resources at the end of this correspondence, and our counseling team, administrative team, and staff are always willing to lend support.  You are not alone.

    Schedule for November 22-23 - B and C  (No school - November 24-26)

    • AcLab Monday, November 22

    Coat Drive:  The Junior Class Advisory would like to assist the efforts of two Rockwood Valley and Wildwood Middle School students that have a goal to collect 1,000 coats by November 20, 2021.  You can donate kids/teens’ coats and sweatshirts of all sizes to the Junior Office (Room 215), Ms. O'Donnell's Room (209), or to Ms. O’Brien’s Room (128A).

    Canned Food Drive Flyer.- November 1-December 1:  Each year Lafayette students, staff, and families support our community by donating canned food. This year, our Canned Food Drive will benefit Rockwood School District’s “Got Your Back Pack” program and our local food pantry, “Circle of Concern.”  Please encourage your student to Trick or Treat for canned food and bring those cans to their homeroom.  Homeroom classes will be competing for a pizza party.  The Canned Food Drive will run from now through December 1.  Our school goal is 25,000 cans.  You can use this QR Code or this link to place an order through Amazon.  Please help us reach this goal!  

    Adopt-a-Family:  Our Lancers have a long-standing tradition of supporting families in our community during the holiday season. This year, in order to assist as many families as possible, we have chosen to focus primarily on essentials.  If you would like to participate, please have all items turned in to the LHS Counseling Office on or before December 10.  Thank you for your support!  LHS Adopt-a-Family SignUpGenius Link  

    “Gifts for Glennon” Annual Toy Drive:  The Class of 2022, in collaboration with the Class of 2025, is hosting our annual “Gifts for Glennon” Toy Drive.  Labeled bins are in place now through December 17 to collect new, unwrapped toys to be donated to patients, and siblings of patients, at Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital.  Toy suggestions include:  Lego sets, board games, markers/craft supplies, action figures, books, Play-Dough, puzzles.  (Please avoid “soft” items such as blankets, stuffed animals, etc.)  Your donation can count towards Key Club and NHS hours!  You can also donate online by using this link to make a tax-deductible donation directly to Cardinal Glennon.

    ACT Prep Class:  Lafayette’s ACT Prep Class for the February 12, 2022 ACT test is now taking registrations on the Parent Pay Online portal.  Seating is limited, so please be sure to get your registration completed in a timely manner.  Students who have taken or are currently taking Algebra 2 get first consideration.  Classes begin January 11, 2022 and run through February 10, 2022.  For more information, please see the LHS test website or click here for the information sheet.

    Rockwood Safe Together - Pediatric Vaccination Information:  As part of our Rockwood Safe Together mitigation efforts, we have been encouraging all staff members and eligible students to get vaccinated to keep students and staff healthy and in school.  Now that all Rockwood students are eligible to receive the vaccine, we are requesting that parents voluntarily disclose* when their child has been fully vaccinated.  This is strictly voluntary, but it will save everyone valuable time in contact tracing. As a reminder, those who are fully vaccinated are not subject to quarantine if they are determined to be a close contact with a positive case, as long as they are not exhibiting any COVID-19 symptoms.  Providing your child’s vaccine information will also help us have a measure of vaccination rates within our school community and guide how Rockwood might adjust our policies to promote a safe learning and working environment.

    This information is secure and will be accessible only by contact tracers with a need to know.  Again, this is strictly voluntary!  Even if you have already submitted this information to your school nurse in conjunction with contact tracing, we ask that you upload it via this new form so we have all the information in one place. 

    *Please note:  Rockwood is utilizing a new form provider, and we have information posted on our website about how to log in the first time.

    Library News:  Each month our librarians provide opportunities for our Lancers to engage in reading and research. This document provides good information to utilize our library services.

    LHS Legend Yearbook:  If you would like to order a 2022 Legend Yearbook, please click on the link and follow the instructions:  2022 Yearbook Sales

    The Image:  Lafayette students take pride in our newsmagazine, The Image. We welcome our parents to become sponsors for our news publications. Please click on the link to see how you can become a sponsor:  Student Publication Sponsor

    “Ending the Silence” NAMI Health Class Presentations:  The Rockwood Partners in Education (PIE) office invited The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) to Lafayette Health classes to present “Ending the Silence” on October 27 and 28. “Ending the Silence” is an engaging presentation that helps audience members learn about the warning signs of mental health conditions and what steps to take if you or a loved one are showing symptoms of a mental health condition. These presentations included two leaders: one who shares an informative presentation and a young adult with a mental health condition who shares their journey of recovery. Audience members can ask questions and gain understanding of an often-misunderstood topic. At the end of the class presentations, students were provided an opportunity to reflect, share, and ask questions. Lafayette High counselors were available for additional support to students who self-identified as feeling as though they needed to speak with a trusted adult regarding them or someone they know struggling with mental health issues.  More information and resources about NAMI St. Louis can be found here.

    "Don't Wait” - A Film About Addiction and Prevention: You can view the film “DON'T WAIT” for free now through November 28, 2021. Addiction is Real's award-winning substance use prevention film, “DON’T WAIT,” was created to provide you with the knowledge and empowerment you need to immediately start implementing drug prevention in your home. Parents cannot afford to ignore the pressures their children face to try drugs and alcohol. Please take a few minutes to go to the link for details on how to download and watch this film.

    CPiP Opportunity - Catching Up on Cannabis:  What Prevention Advocates Need to Know.  When it comes to Cannabis, there seems to be new information around every corner.  What are the current laws?  Is Delta 8 the same as marijuana?  How does CBD fit into all of this?  PreventEd is offering this FREE virtual presentation on December 1, 2021 from 2:00-3:00 p.m. The flyer about this program is attached.  You must register in advance to receive the link, and you can do that here:  Catching Up on Cannabis: What Prevention Advocates Need to Know - PreventEd

    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 judgement-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. Timothy P. Jones
    636-733-4112
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  • Class of 2023 Communication- Nov. 5, 2021

    Posted by JENNIFER MALL on 11/5/2021

     

    Class of 2023 Students and Families:

    November is often a month dedicated to gathering with family and friends, remembering what we are grateful for and giving through volunteering time or donating items. Please consider helping to support the efforts of our Lafayette Community and student organizations focused on helping others by donating to our Canned Food Drive, the Class of 2023 Coat Drive, or the Class of 2022, third annual, Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital Toy Drive, “Gifts for Glennon.”  Our office is grateful for our Class of 2023 Families and Students that support our Junior Class, our school, and our Lafayette Community throughout the year. 

    • Schedule for November 8-12 - A, B, C, B, C

      • AcLab Tuesday, November 9
      • Ac Lab Thursday, November 11
    • Canned Food Drive Flyer.- November 1-December 1:  Each year Lafayette students, staff, and families support our community by donating canned food. This year, our Canned Food Drive will benefit Rockwood School District’s “Got Your Back Pack” program and our local food pantry, “Circle of Concern.”  Please encourage your student to Trick or Treat for canned food and bring those cans to their homeroom.  Homeroom classes will be competing for a pizza party.  The Canned Food Drive will run from November 1 through December 1.  Our school goal is 25,000 cans.  You can use this QR Code or this link to place an order through Amazon.  Please help us reach this goal!  

    • Project Interface Deadline:  Juniors who are interested in Project Interface will need to submit a completed application by November 15th at 11:59pm to be considered for the summer 2022 internship program. More info can be found here: https://www.rsdmo.org/Page/5085

    • Junior Achievement Opportunity:  Junior Achievement of Greater St. Louis is excited to announce the first Junior Achievement Virtual Career Speaker Series event of 2021 being held on November 9 at 1:00 p.m.  If you are interested in learning more about the live event or registering, please click REGISTER HERE.

    • Coat Drive:  The Junior Class Advisory would like to assist the efforts of two Rockwood Valley and Wildwood Middle School students that have a goal to collect 1,000 coats by November 20, 2021.  You can donate kids/teens’ coats and sweatshirts of all sizes to the Junior Office (Room 215), Ms. O'Donnell's Room (209), or to Ms. O’Brien’s Room (128A).  

    • “Gifts for Glennon” Annual Toy Drive:  The Class of 2022, in collaboration with the Class of 2025, are hosting our annual “Gifts for Glennon” Toy Drive.  Labeled bins will be placed at school November 9 through December 17 to collect new, unwrapped toys to be donated to patients, and siblings of patients, at Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital.  Toy suggestions include:  Lego sets, board games, markers/craft supplies, action figures, books, Play-Dough, puzzles.  (Please avoid “soft” items such as blankets, stuffed animals, etc.)  Your donation can count towards Key Club and NHS hours!  You can also donate online by using this link to make a tax-deductible donation directly to Cardinal Glennon.

    • A “Sweet” Hello Candy Donations Requested:  Mrs. Mall and I enjoy it when our Class of 2023 students stop in for a piece of candy or a mint during passing periods.  Students often will take a quick moment to share about their days, school involvement, classes, etc.  Please help us keep our candy and mint bowl filled by donating individual wrapped candy.  At this, we are not able to offer lollipops to students. Candy donations can be delivered to the Junior Office (Room 215), dropped off to the Welcome Center (with a note to deliver to Mrs. Mall), or conveniently ordered through this Amazon Class of 2023 Wishlist.  We appreciate our Class of 2023 Families!  Thank you for your donations!

    • TyREDD: Tyler Raising Education for Drowsy Driving Presentation:  Please join us on Wednesday, November 10, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. in room 137 when Kerrie Warne and Matt Uhles of TyREDD: Tyler Raising Education for Drowsy Driving (https://tyredd.org/about-us/) will give a presentation on the reality of drowsy driving and the impacts that it can have on our teens.  Our speakers will present real life experiences and research on the necessity of sleep and the damage that can occur when teens lack healthy sleeping habits.  This presentation will be followed by Joe Lenac, Sports Psychologist from Winning Edge Psychological Services who will touch on the concept of stress, how students can manage their stressors, and how parents can support their students.  This event is coordinated in partnership with Rockwood Partners In Education (P.I.E.)  To register for this important and informative presentation click here or call 636-733-4125.

    • Trauma Awareness and Suicide Prevention FREE Virtual Workshop - November 16:  The winter months and holidays can be a difficult time for individuals and families.  The Rockwood School District Community is invited to attend a FREE virtual workshop presented by Alive and Well Communities to learn more about Trauma Awareness and Suicide Prevention.  Check out this flyer for details.

    • October Students of the Month:  Please help us congratulate our October Students of Month:

      • Freshman -  CJ Woode
      • Sophomore - Layali Mutan
      • Junior - Michael Hemphill
      • Senior - Tejasvini Kadiyala
      • Crown Trophy - Jacob Wipke
    • Library News:  Each month our librarians provide opportunities for our Lancers to engage in reading and research. This document provides good information to utilize our library services.

    • November News from the LHS Guidance Office:  STUDENT SERVICES NOVEMBER 2021 NEWS LETTER

    • College and Career Appointment Requests:  If a student would like to schedule an appointment with any member of the department, they can stop by the offices (rooms 121 and 123) or can request an appointment by filling out this form using his/her school login. **Please note that the College and Career Counselors reserve first semester appointments for seniors as they are working to complete college applications. 

    • LHS Legend Yearbook:  If you would like to order a 2022 Legend Yearbook, please click on the link and follow the instructions:  2022 Yearbook Sales

    • The Image:  Lafayette students take pride in our newsmagazine, The Image. We welcome our parents to become sponsors for our news publications. Please click on the link to see how you can become a sponsor:  Student Publication Sponsor

    • “Ending the Silence” NAMI Health Class Presentations:  The Rockwood Partners in Education (PIE) office invited The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) to Lafayette Health classes to present “Ending the Silence” on October 27 and 28. “Ending the Silence” is an engaging presentation that helps audience members learn about the warning signs of mental health conditions and what steps to take if you or a loved one are showing symptoms of a mental health condition. These presentations included two leaders: one who shares an informative presentation and a young adult with a mental health condition who shares their journey of recovery. Audience members can ask questions and gain understanding of an often-misunderstood topic. At the end of the class presentations, students were provided an opportunity to reflect, share, and ask questions. Lafayette High counselors were available for additional support to students who self-identified as feeling as though they needed to speak with a trusted adult regarding them or someone they know struggling with mental health issues.  More information and resources about NAMI St. Louis can be found here.

    • "Don't Wait” - A Film About Addiction and Prevention: You can view the film “DON'T WAIT” for free now through November 28, 2021. Addiction is Real's award-winning substance use prevention film, “DON’T WAIT,” was created to provide you with the knowledge and empowerment you need to immediately start implementing drug prevention in your home. Parents cannot afford to ignore the pressures their children face to try drugs and alcohol. Please take a few minutes to go to the link for details on how to download and watch this film.

    • 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 judgement-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. Timothy Jones
    636-7343-4112

     

     

     

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  • Class of 2023 Communication- October 29, 2021

    Posted by JENNIFER MALL on 11/5/2021

    Class of 2023 Students and Families:

    It is hard to believe that we are closing out the month of October this weekend.  Please take some time over this long weekend to get outside and enjoy the crisp fall weather!  Our Lancer athletes have been busy with post-season play, and many of our performing arts groups are hosting concerts that we hope you will attend and enjoy.  We look forward to supporting our Winter Sports athletes, as the first day of practice and tryouts is Monday, November 1.   

    • Schedule for November 3-5 - A, B, C
      • AcLab Thursday, November 4
      • Canned Food Drive 2021, November 1 - December 1: Each year LHS students, staff, and families support our community by donating canned food. The recipients of our Canned Food collection are the RSD “BackPack Program’ and ‘Circle of Concern’. Please encourage your student to Trick-or-Treat for canned food. Students will need to bring these cans to their Homeroom. This year we will have a competition between each homeroom. The homeroom that collects the most cans will enjoy a pizza party. We will collect Canned Food from November 1 - December 1. Our school goal is 25,000 cans. Please help us in reaching this goal. Canned Food Drive Flyer. Please use this QR code if you wish to order using Amazon for it to be delivered to LHS. QR Code for Amazon Orders. Families are welcome to drop of Canned food at LHS from 8 - 3 at our Welcome Center.

     

    • Lafayette Activities Office - Winter Newsletter: Tryouts begin Monday, November 1, 2021.
    • Coat Drive:  The Junior Class Advisory would like to assist the efforts of two Rockwood Valley and Wildwood Middle School students that have a goal to collect 1,000 coats by November 20, 2021.  You can donate kids/teens’ coats and sweatshirts of all sizes to the Junior Office (Room 215), Ms. O'Donnell's Room (209), or to Ms. O’Brien’s Room (128A).  
    • Library News: Each month our librarians provide opportunities for our Lancers to engage in reading and research. This document provides good information to utilize our library services.

     

    • College and Career Appointment Requests:  If a student would like to schedule an appointment with any member of the department, they can stop by the offices (rooms 121 and 123) or can request an appointment by filling out this form using his/her school login. **Please note that the College and Career Counselors reserve first semester appointments for seniors as they are working to complete college applications. 
      • LHS Legend Yearbook:  If you would like to order a 2022 Legend Yearbook, please click on the link and follow the instructions:  2022 Yearbook Sales
      • The Image:  Lafayette students take pride in our newsmagazine, The Image. We welcome our parents to become sponsors for our news publications. Please click on the link to see how you can become a sponsor:  Student Publication Sponsor

     

    • Junior Achievement Opportunity:  Junior Achievement of Greater St. Louis is excited to announce the first Junior Achievement Virtual Career Speaker Series event of 2021 being held on November 9 at 1:00 p.m.  If you are interested in learning more about the live event or registering, please click REGISTER HERE or open the attachment.

     

      • "Don't Wait” - A Film About Addiction and Prevention: You can view the film “DON'T WAIT” for free now through November 28, 2021. Addiction is Real's award-winning substance use prevention film, “DON’T WAIT,” was created to provide you with the knowledge and empowerment you need to immediately start implementing drug prevention in your home. Parents cannot afford to ignore the pressures their children face to try drugs and alcohol. Please take a few minutes to go to the link for details on how to download and watch this film.

     

    • Teen Safe Driving Presentation:  LHS Parents, please join us Wednesday, November 10 at 6pm in Room 1367.  Kerrie Warne and Matt Uhles of TyREDD: Tyler Raising Education for Drowsy Driving (https://tyredd.org/about-us/) will give a presentation on the reality of drowsy driving and the impacts that it can have on our teens.  Our speakers will present real life experiences and research on the necessity of sleep and the damage that can occur when teens lack healthy sleeping habits.  This event is coordinated in partnership with Rockwood Partners In Education (P.I.E.)
    • Career Exploration (Partners in Education):  The Rockwood Partners in Education (PIE) department is relaunching the Career Exploration program this fall. Students in grades 9-12 can apply to participate in a 2-3 hour job shadow during the school day. This is a great opportunity for students to explore a career path of interest while also earning A+ hours.  Interested students can apply here: https://www.rsdmo.org/Page/588

     

      • CPiPRockwood 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 judgement-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. Timothy Jones

    jonestimothy@rsdmo.org

    636-733-4112

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  • Together We Can Annual LHS Canned Drive

    Posted by JENNIFER MALL on 10/25/2021

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  • Free Film Viewing of DON'T WAIT

    Posted by JENNIFER MALL on 10/25/2021

    Rockwood Parents, 
     
    You can view the film DON'T WAIT for free now through November 28. 
     
    Addiction is Real's award-winning substance use prevention film, DON’T WAIT, was created to provide you with the knowledge and empowerment you need to immediately start implementing drug prevention in your home. Parents can’t afford to ignore the pressures their children face to try drugs and alcohol. From
    school hallways to social media to pop culture, your child lives in a world that encourages substance use. 
     
    Through interviews with parents, drug prevention experts, and one brave mother sharing her son’s story, DON’T WAIT offers you insights on:
    • Why it’s essential to talk to your kids early and often about the dangers of drugs and alcohol
    • How to best approach these conversations based on your child’s age
    • How and why 90% of addiction develops during the teenage years
    • Proactive measures you can take to prepare and protect your children from addiction
    • What to do if you spot signs of drug and alcohol use in your child
    We appreciate that there are many important things you could do with your time. We promise that our 52-minute film will be worth your time and attention. Now, more than ever, it is critical that parents/caregivers understand how to care for their children’s mental health, as well as recognize signs of risky behavior. 
     
    To view the film: 
    1.) Go to https://vimeo.com/ondemand/dontwaitpromo
    2.) Click on “Rent $10.00”
    3.) You will be asked to log in or to create a Vimeo account by entering your name, email and password.
    4.) Enter the Promo Code: ROCK2021
    You can now watch the film at your convenience.  Don’t forget to download the discussion guide to accompany the film at addictionisreal.org/dont-wait-discussion-guide.
     

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  • Class of 2023 Communication- October 22, 2021

    Posted by JENNIFER MALL on 10/25/2021

    Class of 2023 Students and Families:

    I hope everyone is doing well and enjoying the fall weather!  We will be hosting the second night of Parent-Teacher Conferences on Thursday, October 28, so please be sure to sign-up for a 10-minute meeting with your student’s teachers.  You will find more information regarding conference sign-ups below. 

    Schedule for October 25-29 - A, B, C, B, C

    • AcLab Tuesday, October 26
      PLEASE SIGN UP FOR MODS BY MONDAY, OCTOBER 25.  

    • AcLab Thursday, October 28
      PLEASE SIGN UP FOR MODS BY MONDAY, OCTOBER 27. 

    Parent Teacher Conferences - October 28:  Conferences will take place via Zoom on Thursday, October 28.  Please use this LIST to select your student’s teachers and a conference time convenient for your schedule.  All conferences will be 10-minutes in length.  Teachers will send Zoom invitations to parents/guardians prior to the meeting dates.  If you would prefer receiving an email update of your student's progress in a class, please email your student’s teacher with your request

    Project Interface Summer Internship Program:  Juniors, if you are interested in signing up for a summer internship through the Project Interface program, please plan to attend the Student Information meeting, for Juniors with a GPA >3.0, on Tuesday, October 26, from 1:04 pm to 1:41 pm in the LHS Theater.  This meeting will be held during Ac Lab, Module 2, so please sign-up through Responsive Scheduling.  For more information, please visit www.rsdmo.org/pie

    Canned Food Drive 2021 - November 1-December 1:  Each year Lafayette students, staff, and families support our community by donating canned food. This year, our Canned Food Drive will benefit Rockwood School District’s “Got Your Back Pack” program and our local food pantry, “Circle of Concern.”  Please encourage your student to Trick or Treat for canned food and bring those cans to their homeroom.  Homeroom classes will be competing for a pizza party.  The Canned Food Drive will run from November 1 - December 1.  Our school goal is 25,000 cans.  Please help us reach this goal! 

    ACT Prep Course Begins November 2, 2021 - ONLY A FEW SEATS REMAIN:  LHS is offering an ACT Prep Class for the December 11, 2021 ACT. This class begins on November 2, 2021. Registration is through the Parent Pay Online portal. Students should consider taking this course if they are currently enrolled in Algebra 2 or higher. Seating is limited and seniors have priority. Reminder:  Registering for this Prep Class does not automatically register you for an ACT exam.  Families must go to ACT.org to register to take the exam.  If you have questions, email Cheryl Hermach or have your student stop by room 97. For more details, here is the Prep Course information sheet.

    Library News: Each month our librarians provide opportunities for our Lancers to engage in reading and research. This document provides good information to utilize our library services.

    College and Career Appointment Requests:  If a student would like to schedule an appointment with any member of the department, they can stop by the offices (rooms 121 and 123) or can request an appointment by filling out this form using his/her school login. **Please note that the College and Career Counselors reserve first semester appointments for seniors as they are working to complete college applications. 

    LHS Legend Yearbook:  If you would like to order a 2022 Legend Yearbook, please click on the link and follow the instructions:  2022 Yearbook Sales

    The Image:  Lafayette students take pride in our newsmagazine, The Image. We welcome our parents to become sponsors for our news publications. Please click on the link to see how you can become a sponsor:  Student Publication Sponsor

    Food and Nutrition Department News:  Our Child Nutrition Services Department is experiencing food and drink shortages that are having an impact on meals offered in our cafeteria. Please click on the link for more details. 

    Career Exploration (Partners in Education):  The Rockwood Partners in Education (PIE) department is relaunching the Career Exploration program this fall. Students in grades 9-12 can apply to participate in a 2-3 hour job shadow during the school day. This is a great opportunity for students to explore a career path of interest while also earning A+ hours.  Interested students can apply here: https://www.rsdmo.org/Page/588

    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 judgement-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. Timothy Jones
    636-733-4112
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  • Project Interface Summer Internship Program Informational Meeting

    Posted by JENNIFER MALL on 10/15/2021

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