Posted by KAREN BARBER on 9/9/2022

Class of 2026 Students and Families:

I hope everyone enjoyed the long weekend and the short school week.  Today, grades 9, 10, and 11 held class officer elections, and the results are in!  Congratulations to Class President - Julia Dean, Vice President - Lasya Kommu, and Co-Communications Directors - Olivia Stanton and Avery Tegethoff.  Thank you to all the candidates who participated and were so excited to engage in a leadership role!  With officers in place, we will begin turning our attention to Homecoming 2022 planning.  We are also looking forward to the Freshman Tailgate coming up on Friday, September 16 at 4:00 p.m.  Please have your student stop by the Freshman Office (room 117) to sign up to attend the tailgate fun!  (Deadline for sign-up is Wednesday, September 14.)

  • Schedule for the Week of September 12 - September 16:  The schedule will be B, C, B, C, A.  Please be sure to plan your AcLab time and sign up for both mods.  For this week, sign up on Sunday and Tuesday evenings.

  • World Suicide Prevention Day, Monday, September 12:  Show your support by wearing yellow on Monday, September 12, for World Suicide Prevention Day. “Creating hope through action” is the triennial theme for the World Suicide Prevention Day from 2021 - 2023. This theme is a reminder that there is an alternative to suicide and aims to inspire confidence and light in all of us.  If you or someone you know is struggling or in crisis, help is available. Call or text 988 or chat 988 lifeline.org.

  • Build My Future Event For Rockwood Students:  The event for Rockwood students will be on October 12 from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at STLCC-Florissant Valley.  Interested students must sign up to participate by September 14.  Please use the link to register.

  • Homecoming Week:  September 25 - October 1, 2022:  Details coming soon!

  • Homecoming Parade Information:  The Lafayette High School Homecoming Parade will be held on Friday, September 30, 2022.  If your athletic team, club, or community organization would like to participate or volunteer,  please submit this Homecoming Float Participation Form by 4 p.m. on Thursday, September 22, 2022. 

  • A+ Program:  In order to learn more about the A+ program students can visit Ms. Brawner in the counseling office or check out the LHS A+ websiteTo apply for the LHS A+ program please complete the online application. 

  • Outside Food Delivery Reminder:  Please remember that Lafayette does NOT allow food delivery by outside vendors (ex. Uber Eats, Door Dash, restaurants, etc.).  If a student forgets to bring lunch, the student should see the grade-level administrator.

  • Yearbook 2022-2023:  If you wish to order a 2022-2023 yearbook, please click on the link provided for more informationIf you would like to subscribe to all of the Lafayette student publications please click on the following link.

  • Student Yearbook Pictures:   Families will be able to order pictures online at www.inter-state.com using LHS school code 70491YA.

  • News from the LHS Library:  Welcome to another great year in the Lafayette Library!  For more information about the LHS Library, check out 3 Things You Should Know for this month's highlights.  Please see this infographic for an overview of the resources available to our students in the library.  Parents 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 the Lafayette librarians to activate this feature.

  • LHS Guidance & Counseling Office:  The LHS Guidance & Counseling Office link will provide you with the names and contact information for our guidance department staff.  

  • A+ Program: The A+ Scholarship Program is run by Missouri Department of Higher Education and Workforce Development and provides scholarship funds to eligible graduates of A+ designated high schools who attend a participating public community college or vocational/technical school, or certain private two-year vocational/technical schools. To apply for the LHS A+ program please complete the online application. To learn more about the A+ program students can visit Ms. Brawner in the counseling office or check out the LHS A+ website

  • Rockwood and Lafayette Event Passes Available for Purchase:  The Rockwood School District wants all families and fans to attend and enjoy games across the school district.  Whether you purchase the All Rockwood Event Pass or the Lafayette Specific Pass, your purchase directly benefits Lafayette High School.  Please consider this option as it directly benefits our students and our school.  2022-2023 Event Pass Purchase Link

  • A “Sweet” Hello Candy Donation Request:  Mrs. Barber and I enjoy it when our Class of 2026 students stop in for a piece of candy or a mint during passing periods.  Students will often take a quick moment to share their days, school involvement, classes, etc.  Please help us keep our candy and mint bowl filled by donating individually-wrapped candy.  Candy donations can be delivered to the Freshman Office (Room 117), dropped off at the Welcome Center (with a note to deliver to Mrs. Barber), or conveniently ordered through this Class of 2026 Wish List.  We appreciate our Class of 2026 families!  Thank you for your donations! 

  • What’s New in Rockwood?:  There are a number of items that are new or changing across the district that we would like you to be aware of, including a new communication system, a new visitor management system, school meal changes, the expansion of Hazel Health services as well as an update to Rockwood’s Safe Together plan. For all the details on what’s new in Rockwood this year, please visit the district website.

  • Rockwood Equity Parent Advisory Council (REPAC):  All interested parents are welcome to complete this form in an effort to have at least one parent representative from each school on the REPAC committee.

Athletics and Activities Information: 

Community Resources for Students:  The link to student resources includes information about mental health, suicide, eating disorders, and more.

Policies and Regulations for Students and Families:

As always, it’s a great day to be a Lancer!


Dr. Colleen Fields

Freshman Class Principal