Posted by KAREN BARBER on 10/14/2022

Class of 2026 Students and Families:

I hope everyone has had a great week.  We had a nice showing at Monday’s freshman football game against Eureka, and even though we didn’t get the win, we all had a great time cheering on our Lancers.  You should be receiving information from your student’s teachers regarding our upcoming Parent/Teacher Conferences (Wednesday, October 19 in-person and Thursday, October 27 virtually).  Please take this opportunity to connect with your student’s teachers.

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

  • Schedule for the Week of October 17 - October 21:  The schedule will be B (Late Start), C, B, C, A.  

    • AcLab - Wednesday, October 19

  • Parent/Teacher Conferences - October 19 and 27, 2022:  Parent/Teacher conferences are scheduled for Wednesday, October 19 (In-Person), and Thursday, October 27 (Virtual).  Teachers have created a sign-up through ParentSquare for each conference night.  Please access individual teacher documents to sign up for a 10 minute time slot.  You can also look at the LHS TEACHER SIGN UP MASTER DOCUMENT for further information.

  • AP Exam Registration:  AP exam registration opens on Tuesday, October 4.  Please visit the LHS AP website for more information.  

  • Freshman Advisory Meeting:  Our next advisory meeting will be on Wednesday, October 19 during Mod 1.  We will begin work on our bulletin board idea for November.

  • South Tech Open House - October 19, 2022:  Any students interested in attending South Tech are encouraged to attend the Preview Night from 5:00-7:00 p.m.  Please visit South Tech’s website for additional information.
  • LHS Champion and Involvement Survey and District SEL Survey - October 24, 2022:  On October 24, our students will be completing the LHS Champion and Involvement Survey and district SEL Survey during the 1st module of Academic Lab.  These two surveys provide information which allow our school community to plan and care for our students.  Please read the description of each survey below.

    • LHS Champion and Involvement Survey - Each year, we ask our students to fill out the LHS Champion and Involvement Survey as an additional layer of support.  This survey asks each student to identify one adult at Lafayette for whom the student would be comfortable requesting support or assistance.  As school teams, we work together with parents and staff in the best interest of our students. The name of your student’s LHS Champion will be included at the bottom of the student’s schedule.  Please click HERE to see the full survey.

    • District SEL Survey - Social and emotional learning is an important part of the educational experience.  

      • Students will be asked to complete an online questionnaire that encourages them to reflect on their own mindsets, experiences and approaches with learning.  These questions help us to check in with our students to ensure they feel connected to our school and we are meeting their social and emotional needs.

      • The information that is collected in the questionnaire will be shared with your child’s school and teachers to guide the work that we do as a school and district (will not be used as part of their grade or academic record).  For a complete list of questions, please visit our website, https://www.rsdmo.org/Page/5488.

      • The survey is voluntary and students can feel free to skip any question within the survey.  If you do not want your child to complete the survey, please notify Dr. Mandy Lewis at your child's school or use the Social Emotional Learning Opt-Out Form in Clevr to indicate you would not like your child to participate by Friday, October 21.

  • Canned Food Drive:  This year Lafayette’s Student Council (STUCO) will kick-off the Canned Food Drive with “Trick-or-Treat for Cans” on October 29, 2022.  STUCO members will be visiting area neighborhoods to collect cans.  We would love your support!  In the next few weeks, we will provide more details regarding ways for everyone to participate in the collection of canned food.  Class of 2026, please sign up to participate in the “Trick-or-Treat for Cans” event.

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

    • Freshman - Grace Archey

    • Sophomore - Noah Donovan

    • Junior - Emma Knoesel

    • Senior - Jillian Leabig

    • Crown Trophy - Layla Gardner

  • Lafayette Lounge Apparel:  The LHS Business Management and Entrepreneurship Class are currently selling long sleeve shirts and hoodies.  If you are interested, please check out their products.  Ten percent of their profits will go to support the Rockwood Got Your Backpack program.

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

    • LHS Parent Presentations:  The Lafayette Student Services/Counseling Department is planning two parent workshops for the 22-23 school year.  We would like to hear from you what topics are most important.  Please complete this brief survey.  We appreciate your support.

    • College and Career information:  Each week this link will remain the same but the information it contains will continue to change, including deadlines, college representative visits, and other college information. 

    • 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

  • LPO Newsletter:  The Lancer Parent Organization sends out a newsletter each month so that you can stay informed about events at LHS. 

  • 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:  For information about the LHS Library, check out  3 Things You Should Know for this month’s highlights.

  • 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 has forgotten their lunch, students should see their grade-level administrator.  

  • 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.

  • 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

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