WEEK 5 COMMUNICATIONS

Posted by KAREN BARBER on 9/23/2022

Class of 2026 Students and Families:

We are proud to announce that Lafayette High School has won the 2022 College Success Award from the non-profit organization, GreatSchools!  Now in its fifth year, the College Success Award recognizes public high schools that excel at preparing students for college and beyond.  Lafayette High School is one of only 1,742 public high schools across the nation to win this year’s award, which is based on college preparation and post-secondary data shared by the state of Missouri.  To add to the excitement, next week is Homecoming Week at LHS!  We are gearing up for all kinds of fun activities and hope that you join us in the celebration.

  • Schedule for the Week of September 26 - September 30:  The schedule will be B, C, B, C, A.  Please be sure to plan your AcLab time and sign up for both mods.  Sign up with teachers to review, get help, and complete missing work.  For this week, sign up for AcLab on Sunday and on Tuesday. 

  • Follow Us:  The Class of 2026 has an Instagram account!  Please follow: lhs.class.2026

  • Freshman Advisory Meeting:  Join us on Monday, September 26 during first mod in room 132.  Sign up under Dr. Fields.

  • A Hollywood Homecoming - September 26 - October 1, 2022:  Please view the Homecoming Poster 2022 to read all the details of the fun activities planned for our homecoming week.  We hope our students have a fun and safe week.

    • Dress Up Days

      • Monday:  PJ Day

      • Tuesday:  Celebrity Day

      • Wednesday:  Pink Out Day

      • Thursday:  Movie Genre Day (Freshmen:  Teen Beach Movies)

      • Friday:  Lafayette Spirit Day

  • Homecoming Dance Tickets - On sale now through September 29, 2022: Tickets will be sold using Hometown Ticketing.  Students can scan the QR code on the Homecoming Flyer 2022 or use this link to purchase tickets.  Students will use their student id numbers as the passcode.   

  • Make-up Pictures and Retakes - October 6, 2022:  Inter-State Studios will be in Room 180 on October 6 for make-up pictures and retakes.  Any freshman interested in a retake should reach out to Dr. Fields via email for an assigned time - fieldscolleen@rsdmo.org.

  • 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.

  • 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