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Principal Blog: Dr. Jones - Class of 2023

Dr. Tim Jones



    Class of 2023 End of the Year Letter

    May 20, 2020 Class of 2023 Permanent Link to Post

    Class of 2023 and Families:

    We have enjoyed a memorable first year as Lafayette Lancers!  Although we have experienced a very different ending to the school year, we can build upon the strong foundation that each of you made contributions to throughout our time in the building together as we anticipate our return in August as a school body.  I am thankful for the growth that each of you have experienced as members of the Class of 2023 since your arrival on campus back in August.  I look forward to the continued success each of you will enjoy as Sophomores.

    There are a few items I want to cover before your summer plans begin.  Please review the information below and let me know if you have any questions. 


    Exams will NOT be administered for the 2019-2020 school year.  This is the final week of school (May 18-21) so you should still be in contact with your teachers and continue to turn in ALP work and assessments.

    Last day of school

    The last day of school for the 2019-2020 school year will be Thursday, May 21, 2020.

    Student Access for Personal Items

    Below is the schedule for the Class of 2023 to pick up any materials left behind since Spring Break.  Please use this opportunity to retrieve items left in lockers, classrooms, or locker rooms if they are essential or need to be returned to the school through proper channels (uniforms, textbooks, instruments, etc.).  Anything not picked up can be retrieved when we return in the fall.  Remember, you are NOT required to pick up any items from our school.  If you choose to come pick up your belongings, we ask that you maintain the following guidelines:

    • Enter through the Welcome Center doors only
    • Bring your own face covering, if available.  
    • Maintain social distancing by keeping at least six (6) feet between you and others at all times.
    • Wash your hands often and disinfect frequently touched items.
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
    • You should not enter a building, if within the past 14 days you have experienced any symptoms of COVID-19 including a fever (100.4 degrees or higher), a sense of having a fever, a cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, loss of taste or smell, or new muscle aches.
    • You should not enter a building, if within the past 14 days you have had close contact with an individual that has a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19 or demonstrated any of the symptoms listed above.

    Please sign up for one 15-minute time segment using this link.  We ask that you adhere to the following date and times assigned as it is imperative that we adhere to the guidelines set forth by the St. Louis County Department of Public Health concerning gatherings. 

    Tuesday, May 26 - FRESHMEN 

    8:00 - 10:00: Last names A-F

    10:00 - 12:00: Last names G-L

    12:00 - 2:00: Last names M-S

    2:00 - 4:00: Last names T-Z

    Students will enter the building through the Welcome Center entrance and check in with the administrator at the front desk.  The entrance and sidewalk will be marked to maintain social distancing.  We ask that students go directly to their lockers, clean out their items, distribute items to their respective locations, and then exit the building in their 15-minute block of time.  Students will exit the building through the Welcome Center.  

    • We ask that students bring any books or miscellaneous items to the Commons.  Post-it notes will be available for students to mark books with their name and the teacher’s name.  Students will hand over these items to staff members working in the Commons.
    • Please drop off specific items at the following locations:
      • Sports Equipment and Uniforms:  Welcome Center Hallway
        • For any activity/sport items you are bringing from home, place the items in a bag labeled with your name, your coach’s name, and the sport/activity.  Place these items in the corresponding boxes that will be labeled and lined up along the Welcome Center Hallway.
        • If you need to access items in either set of locker rooms, please go to the Main Gym Hallway, and a staff member will escort you to the locker room, one student at a time.
        • If you have activity/sport items in the locker room, please bring a bag for those items with you on your scheduled day/time.  Label the items with your name, your coach’s name, the sport/activity, and drop the items off in the corresponding boxes in the Welcome Center Hallway as you exit the building.
      • Band, Orchestra, Guitar:  Fine Arts Hallway
        • Staff members will be in the Fine Arts Hallway to help students with turning in items.  The Fine Arts Hallway will be marked to maintain social distancing.
        • Tuxes, dresses, and Vox Solus uniforms should be labeled with your name and hung up on hangers. Tuxedo bow ties and cummerbunds should be stored in the inside jacket pocket.
        • Band and Orchestra instruments for students not continuing in Band and Orchestra for the 2020-2021 school year will be collected.  Please be sure that your name is on the instrument when you turn it in.
        • All guitars will be collected.  Please be sure that your name is on the guitar.
        • Music folders with music will be collected.  Please be sure that your name is on the folder when you turn it in.
      • ROTC Uniforms:  Room 163
      • Any other items:  Commons
    • If a student has items that need to be returned but does not want to enter the building, we will have receptacles outside the Welcome Center entrance to collect those items.  We ask that you place the items in a bag, clearly marked with your name and any additional information needed (coach’s name, band uniform, teacher’s math calculator, etc.).
    • Please remember that you are NOT required to come into the building to collect your items.  

    Medication Pick-up

    If you need to collect medication, contact nurse Rita McLafferty at

    Got Your Backpack

    Homelessness and families in need touch nearly every Rockwood school.  You can help by donating to the Rockwood Got Your Backpack program.  The following are ways you can contribute:

    • You can drop off sealed food items at Fairway Elementary. Their donation drop off area is located outside the front of the building, and the donation bins are labeled. 
    • Got Your Backpack items needed:
      • Oatmeal, peanut butter, jelly, canned tuna, macaroni and cheese, pasta, spaghetti sauce, dried fruit, fruit, and vegetables in cans, soups, and granola bars. People can also donate on the GYBP website:
    • How can I help?
    • Questions? Contact Rockwood Student Services at (636) 733-2177, or send an email to

    Lunch Accounts

    • All balances left in meal accounts at the end of the school year will automatically be carried forward for students continuing in any Rockwood School.  If a student graduates or moves out of the school district, a refund can be requested.  Account balances can also be transferred to siblings within Rockwood. 
    • The parent/guardian may request a refund or transfer by phone at 636-733-3252 or email  
    • Refunds will be issued by check from the Rockwood School District. Families may also choose to donate the remaining meal account balance to a student in need within our district by contacting the Child Nutrition Services office at 636-733-3252.

    Summer Reading Ideas

    Are you looking for some great titles to read this summer?  Our librarians have put together a few resources that will guide you to finding the right book.  They have also included an advertisement for library summer programs, Audio sync information, and handouts for Gateway and YALSA fiction, nonfiction, as well as the "newest" (2014) Best Books for the College Bound list.

    Summer School

    If you need to take Credit Recovery (CR) courses this summer, you should contact your counselor and register here.

    Summer Work for Honors/Accelerated and AP courses

    If you are enrolled in a course that recommends assigned summer work, you can find that information, by class, on the Lafayette Guidance Department website and here.

    I am looking forward to seeing all of you soon!  Please stay safe, read some books, enjoy some sunshine, and get ready for an awesome junior year!



    Dr. Timothy P. Jones
    Principal, Class of 2023
    Office: 636-733-4112​

    LHS AFJROTC Voluntary (Virtual) Fundraiser for St. Louis Foodbank

    April 2, 2020 Permanent Link to Post

    LHS Family,

    The MO-081st's mission is to create citizens of character through community service.  The world's current situation creates an opportunity for us to pull together virtually to continue to help those families in the local area that are in need.  The MO-081st is launching a completely voluntary fundraiser to benefit the St. Louis Area Foodbank for the month of April.  The demand on food banks is higher right now as a result of COVID-19 and the run on supermarkets for food & supplies.  If you're able to give, it's a great way to support others in need.  This fundraiser will have a direct & immediate impact on our community in a positive way.  We currently have an immediate goal of $600 for donations, but if we partner together, we believe we can blow this near-term goal out of the water.  This fundraiser is scheduled to run through the month of April.  If you are facing financial hardship yourself, please do not feel obligated to donate, but please do consider those less fortunate. 

    Feel free to share the link below on social media, email, text, or any other way you can get the word out.  It is set up like a virtual grocery store where you can place items in your cart and check out or you can designate your donation amount. 

    Donation Link: 

    If you have questions regarding the LHS AFROTC fundraiser, please contact:

    JAMES A. SMITH, Lt Col, USAF (Ret.)
    Senior Aerospace Science Instructor

    Thank you!

    We are here for you Class of 2023!

    March 23, 2020 Class of 2023 Permanent Link to Post


    Our halls may be empty, but our hearts are full.  We are here for you Class of 2023! Our campus may be closed, however, our Class of 2023 Office is open "online". If you have a question or concern or you just want to check in to say, "Hello!", please email Dr. Jones at or Mrs. Mall at 

    Final Days for the Class of 2023 Snow Foundation Coin Drive

    February 26, 2020 Permanent Link to Post

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    The Crisis of Perfection: Teens and Anxiety Presented by Cari McKnight

    February 24, 2020 Other Permanent Link to Post

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    Donations and Volunteers Needed for Class of 2023 Winter Carnival

    January 13, 2020 Permanent Link to Post

    The Class of 2023 Winter Carnival is coming to LHS on Saturday, January 25th and we NEED your assistance. 

    ​Our amazing Freshman Class LPO Directors, Carnival Planning Committee, and Student Advisory need student and parent volunteers in addition to carnival donations to make this year's Big Top event even bigger and better!  This is the Class of 2023's largest fundraising event this year and your support is greatly appreciated.  Please either volunteer your time or sign-up to donate an item(s) via the following Sign-Up Genius links:

    To Donate Carnival Items:

    LHS Winter Carnival- Class of 2023 Fundraiser

    December 18, 2019 Permanent Link to Post

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    December 2019 Freshman Class LPO News

    December 18, 2019 Class of 2023 Permanent Link to Post


    Your freshman is nearly done with the first semester of high school ​and we hope it was a resounding success. And we hope you’re navigating high school parenthood seamlessly and getting answers to all your questions.  If not, never forget that we’re available. 


    It was said in Kristina Short’s president’s message earlier this month, but it is certainly worth mentioning again: Thank you so much to the freshman families who generously donated to our Adopt-A-Family class project.  We are overwhelmed by the generosity of our 2023 families. In just a few short months you’ve stepped up in big ways and we are thankful.


    Winter Carnival is Saturday, January 25.  It is the first of our three annual fundraisers to help offset costs of senior year celebration events in 2022-2023.  Angela Weaver and her team of sub-chairpersons have been busy, but it can’t happen without the support of our freshman parents and students. 


    So now comes our BIG ASK for donations in support of Winter Carnival.  Several committee chairpersons have joined together and provided a list of needed items.  Please review the list of prizes, food, supplies, and more. Sign Up to help our class provide tons of fun for our community.  Be on the lookout for ways you and your student can donate your time and talent just after the first of the year.



    If you have general questions about Winter Carnival, please reach out to Angela Weaver at



    Friday, December 20-   Winter Break Begins after Final Exams

    Monday, January 6-  School Resumes, Second Semester Begins

    Saturday,  January 25-   Winter Carnival


    As always, please reach out to us with any questions about LPO or the freshman class.  And please have a safe and happy holiday.


    Karri Johns (314) 265-5663 or

    Tonia Stauss (636) 288-4215 or

    Class of 2023 Class Directors​

    Operation Preparation

    December 6, 2019 Class of 2023 Permanent Link to Post

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    Link Crew would like to invite freshmen students to attend our Operation Preparation Fall Finals study session on December 12 from 3:20-4:30. Students can use this time to review study guides, study with our Link Crew tutors, or get help from a content area teacher before taking their final exams. We will be offering language arts, math, history, science, and foreign language study sessions. This is a great opportunity for our freshmen students to prepare for their upcoming final exams! 


    NHS Tutoring

    December 6, 2019 Permanent Link to Post


    NHS tutoring will be available for all subject areas AFTER school in the library until 4PM beginning Monday, December 9th through Monday, December 16th. ​

    Class of 2023 Class Directors Montly Message

    November 14, 2019 Class of 2023 Permanent Link to Post


    Together We Can!

    This is a massive canned food drive by the whole school throughout the month in support of Circle of Concern.  The school goal is to collect 20,000 cans by the end of November. There are several ways your family can participate, so ask your student or visit Dr. Jones’ web page.



    As our LPO President Kristina Short mentioned in her monthly message, the LHS community gives back through a variety of methods throughout the year. Like other classes and groups, the freshman class is participating in Adopt-A-Family by requesting your donations from the attached list between now and December 6th



    Winter Carnival

    LHS Winter Carnival is Saturday, January 25!  Please mark your calendar for our next planning meeting, which is Monday, November 18 at 5:00 in the LHS library.  Chairperson, Angela Weaver and her committee chairpersons have been preparing but they need YOU.  Can’t be there physically? Please consider donating gift cards to Oriental Trading Company or Amazon and send an acknowledgement to


    We’d like to hear from parents about your experience with LHS communications and your preferred methods of contact.  Our goal is to keep you informed, so answering five simple and quick questions will help us in that effort.




    November 18 – Late Start

    November 18 – Winter Carnival Meeting in Library @ 5:00

    November 27-29 – No School for Thanksgiving Break

    December 7 – Lancer Marketplace

    December 17-20 – First Semester Final Exams



    Congratulations to all those finishing up their first fall sports seasons and to all those who have recently completed tryouts for a winter sport.  Additional congratulations to those who auditioned for the musical Footloose.


    Thank you,

    Karri Johns ( or 314-265-5663)

    Tonia Stauss ( or 636-288-4215)

    LPO Class Directors for the Class of 2023

    Parent/Guardian Invite- Counseling Department Movie Screening

    October 28, 2019 Class of 2023 Permanent Link to Post

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    Upcoming Class of 2023 Advisory Meeting for Students

    October 23, 2019 Class of 2023 Permanent Link to Post

    Freshman Advisory Meeting

    Tuesday, October 29, 2019

    During Flex (10:04 AM to 11:35 AM)

    Room 180​

    Together We Can Food Drive

    October 23, 2019 Permanent Link to Post

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    LHS Homecoming 2019

    October 2, 2019 Permanent Link to Post

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    The First Day Film Screening

    September 27, 2019 Permanent Link to Post



    Film Synopsis: Chris Herren, former professional basketball player, author and wellness advocate, has shared his story of recovery with over 1 million people nationwide. Through the power of storytelling, The First Day addresses issues that school systems, communities and people across the country are impacted by, directly or indirectly, each day including substance use, other harmful behaviors and mental wellness.

    Do not miss this powerful story!

    Being viewed on October 4, Room 180 during 2nd and 3rd FLEX block (10:39 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.


    Class of 2023 Freshman Tailgate Party

    September 27, 2019 Class of 2023 Permanent Link to Post

    Class of 2023 Students and Parents, please join us for a Freshman Football Tailgate Party prior to watching our Freshman Lancer Football Team play the Parkway South Patriots.  Food and beverages will be served. 

    Date: Monday, October 7, 2019

    Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM

    Place: LHS Parking Lot near the Turf Stadium 

    Please RSVP with the Class of 2023 Office by calling 636.733.4112 by Friday, October 4 at 4:00 PM. 

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    Donations needed for Class of 2023 Homecoming Events

    September 24, 2019 Permanent Link to Post

    Lafayette's Homecoming Week kicks off on Sunday, October 6, and runs through Saturday, October 12.   In order to have a successful, fun-filled, week of ​events, we need the assistance of our Class of 2023 Parents and Students.  Please click on the following link to see our Class of 2023 Homecoming Week Support Requests:

    Your assistance and support are greatly appreciated!

    Freshman Class Advisory Meeting

    September 18, 2019 Class of 2023 Permanent Link to Post

    Freshman Class Advisory Meeting

    Thursday, September 19, 2019
    11:05 AM to 11:35 AM 
    Room 180

    **All Class of 2023 Students interested in participating in 
    Freshman Class Advisory are invited to attend.**

    Inter-State Picture Packets Available to Pick-Up

    September 4, 2019 Permanent Link to Post

    ​If you ordered a picture package from Inter-State Studios, please stop by the Class of 2023 Office ​(Room 215) to pick-up your picture order.

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    Class of 2023 Blog