Posted by KAREN BARBER on 11/11/2022

Class of 2026 Students and Families,

All our winter sports will soon be in full swing. The weather is getting cold so it will be nice to be inside the building enjoying all the activities. We have seen an increase in student illnesses over the past few weeks.  Please keep your students home if they are not feeling well or have a fever.  Our staff members are happy to help students get caught up if they have to miss school.


Student of the Month: Congratulations to our October Student of the Month Winners!

Freshman - Yelyzaveta (Leeza) Nozdrachova

Sophomore - Jessica Guan

Junior - Christian Morales

Senior - James Zhang

Crown Trophy - McKenna Smith

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

Schedule for the Week of November 14 - November 18:  B, C, B, C, A. 

  • Monday, November 14 is a Late Start day. School starts at 9:58 a.m. and doors open at 9:30 a.m.

  • AcLab - Wednesday, November 16 Please sign up by Tuesday.


Schedule for the Week of November 21 - 25:  The schedule will be B, C, 

  • AcLab - Monday, November 21 please sign up for AcLab by Sunday 11/20

    • No School November 23 -25 Thanksgiving Break


  • Canned Food Drive - October 29 through November 29:  Our school-wide goal this year is 25,000 cans!  Students should bring donations to their homerooms, sponsors, or coaches.  Parents and students can also use this link to order food items to be directly delivered to LHS. If you would like a specific homeroom to receive the donation, please add the teacher and your student’s name to the address.  You can also send items to Kirti Mehrotra, Lafayette High School, 17050 Clayton Road, Wildwood, MO 63011.  The following prizes are sponsored by LHS STUCO:

  • Every student who brings in at least 50 cans will be entered in a raffle for an iPad. Each additional 50 cans will provide an opportunity for additional raffle entries.

  • The homeroom that collects the most cans will win a Qdoba Lunch.

  • Winter Carnival - Saturday, January 21 - 10:00 a.m. - 2 p.m.:  Freshman Winter Carnival is our biggest class fundraiser, and we NEED your help!  This is an indoor community event that invites families of preschoolers and elementary students to come to LHS for a day of games, prizes, food, and fun!  Freshman students and parents/guardians are hosts, and we rely 100% on donations for this event so that all money raised can go to support the Senior Celebration for the Class of 2026.  Mark your calendars and watch for more details in my weekly newsletter and via ParentSquare notifications. Carnival 2023: We are looking for volunteers for the freshman carnival scheduled for January 21, 2023. Please click on the link to sign up. 

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

  • College and Career InformationEach 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 the 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 information. If 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.

  • 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 StudentsThe 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