Did You Know: Over 80 percent of the students at Lafayette participate in some type of school activity.
We believe that the opportunity for participation in a wide variety of student-selected activities is a vital part of the student's educational experience. Such participation is a privilege that carries with it responsibilities to the school, to the activity, to the student body, to the community, and to the student. These experiences contribute to the development of learning skills and emotional patterns that enable the student to make maximum use of his or her education.
Lafayette's student activities are considered an integral part of the school's program of education which provides experiences that will help to develop young men and young women physically, mentally, socially, and emotionally.
See below to view some of the Lafayette Club descripions.
See bottom of page for contact information.
Students enrolled in AFJROTC can choose to participate in drill competitions and community service events. Drill competitions involve varsity and junior varsity drill teams demonstrating regulation, exhibition, honor guard, rifle and saber team movements. Competitions are held throughout the United States and the St. Louis area. Students also participate in nationally sponsored Academic and Cyber Security competitions. Cadets sponsor a variety of community service activities to include the Salvation Army Tree of Lights Campaign, Leukemia Society’s Pasta for Pennies, St. Patrick’s Center Clothing Drive, Operation Food Search “Feed Before You Read” Canned Food Drive, St. Peter and Paul Homeless Shelter Dinner, and Life Skills Walk Run N Roll 5K plus many more events.
Contact: Col. Mike Berenc, Master Sgt. Dave Cugier
This group meets every week to discuss and enjoy anime movies. Anime art is also discussed and contests are held.
Contact: Dawn Indelicato-Faw
This group reads and discusses a new book selection each month. The books are chosen by the students in the group and meetings are held during the last week of the month for discussion.
Contact: Nichole Ballard-Long
The Lafayette Bowling Club is currently ranked 8th in the state and is always looking for new team members.
Contact: Kelly Pavlack
Cheerleading Lancer cheerleading includes a varsity squad consisting of juniors and seniors, a junior varsity squad consisting sophomores and a freshman squad consisting of all freshmen. All squads are responsible for cheering at grade level football, boys’ soccer, boys and girls basketball and wrestling.
Mandatory practices start at the beginning of August, and the cheering season continues through fall and winter sports. Tryouts are held in March or April, and selection to the squads is based on cheering techniques, jumps, and some tumbling.
Cheerleading costs vary. Uniform and camp costs are the responsibility of the participants.
Contact: Crystal Gray - Head Coach, Peggy Levine - Varsity Coach, Christine Oswald - JV Coach, Nicole Goettleman - Freshman Coach
This club meets once a week and provides students with the opportunity to play chess and socialize.
Contact: Jason Schneider
The Lancer Colorguard uses flags, rifles, sabers, and dance to entertain. The squad performs in the fall as a part of the Lancer Regiment Marching Band at football games and competitions. Auditions are held in April. In the winter, the colorguard competes as an indoor ensemble. Auditions for the winter guard are held in November
Contact: Brad Balog
This club encourages and celebrates the diversity of Lafayette High School. As an ally of the oppressed, this club strives to uproot unjust prejudices and discrimination against minorities by spreading the voice of tolerance.
Contact: Jean Peters
Through various activities, this club promotes awareness of environmental issues. It also participates in several community service projects. It is open to any interested student and generally meets twice a month after school. Activities take place periodically on weekends with major events including participation in Homecoming activities and Earth Week.
Contact: Carrie Hall
Escadrille is a dance team of 12-22 members who perform at the half-time shows for varsity football and basketball games, as well as at pom pon competitions throughout the year. Tryouts are held in the spring. There is also a Junior Varsity Escadrille Squad open to all 8th graders who will attend LHS in the fall. It is possible that freshmen, sophomore and junior students who are not selected for the varsity squad will be chosen for the JV Escadrille Squad.
Contact: Stefanie Hruby, Erin Leone, Jessica Pereira
Fellowship of Christian Athletes
The high school Huddle is comprised of coaches, athletes and those interested in athletics, who gather for Christian fellowship around the common bond of sports. Members share their faith for self-growth and spiritual nourishment. The Huddle meets a minimum of two times a month. During a Huddle meeting, students share, discuss and learn from one another.
Contact: Rick Voss
Film Appreciation Society
The Lafayette Film Appreciation Society is a club dedicated to the viewing and analysis of movies. Once a month, the club will meet to watch and discuss a film that is considered a critical, popular, or cult classic. All major genres will be represented. Occasionally members will meet outside of school to see a particular film that may be garnering widespread praise among the critics. We may even showcase student films at certain points during the school year.
Contact: Steve Klawiter
Guitar Ensemble is for students who have completed two semesters of guitar class or a year or more of private lessons. We meet weekly starting in November to learn how to play a variety of music in a group guitar setting. Guitar Ensemble has at least one performance in the spring semester.
Contact: Traci Bolton
This newly established club explores cultural history from the local to the international. The topics for the meetings are often student selected. All are welcome to attend.
Contact: Jean Peters
Students compete in the Investment Challenge, a contest among members to determine who savviest stock market investor is. Members engage in weekly dynamic discussions about global economic conditions and their influences on U.S. stock and consumer markets.
Contact: Betsy Rivas
Jewish Student Union
The mission of Jewish Student Union is to get more Jewish teens or anyone attending Lafayette to do something Jewish! JSU facilitates regular club meetings after school, providing food for the body and soul. Programs include speakers (Rabbi Mike) from a variety of Jewish organizations, discussions on timely topics of interest to the participants and interactive activities. Kosher pizza, falafel, holiday foods or other snacks are always served. In addition, JSU sponsors activities outside of school and school hours.
Contact: Vince DeBlasi
The Key Club is a student-led organization that is part of Kiwanis International, an organization devoted to the principle of service, to the advancement of individual community and national welfare, and to the strengthening of international goodwill. The LHS Key Club provides its members the opportunities to perform community service, build character and develop leadership.
Contact: Paul Jaycox
Lafayette Artists Guild
The Guild is an art club that is open to all students. Guild members see guest artists, learn new techniques, and may also choose to develop community-based projects. Students may join National Art Honor Society through this organization.
Contact: Emily Benner
This group is for anyone interested in acting or working backstage in theatre. Members are involved in three productions a year, including but not limited to: Fall Play, Spring Musical, and Spring Play and participate in activities such as the Missouri State Thespian Conference and a variety of service activities. Members earn points toward initiation into the International Thespian Society.
Contact: Natasha Toro
Model United Nations
In Model UN, students step into the shoes of ambassadors from UN member states to debate current issues on the organization’s agenda. Students make speeches, prepare draft resolutions, negotiate with allies and adversaries, resolve conflicts, and navigate the conference rules of procedure - all in the interest of mobilizing “international cooperation” to resolve problems that affect countries all over the world.
Contact: Lori Zang
Mu Alpha Theta
This is a national mathematics honorary organization designed to promote scholarship in mathematics. Members provide peer tutoring. Members
•must have a cumulative GPA of 3.7 in all math courses
•must be enrolled in a math course each semester (Algebra III, Trigonometry, or above) or have completed Calculus
(Note: Finite Math does not fulfill the course requirement for Mu Alpha Theta)
•must complete Mu Alpha Theta service requirements.
Contact: Kim Maricic, Donna Meyer
National Honor Society
Society membership is by election of faculty, based on GPA of at least 3.5 and achievements in the areas of leadership, service and character. The group takes part in several community service activities each year.
Contact: Nichole Ballard-Long
Students interested in learning more about the art of photography outside of the classes offered and have taken or are enrolled in Photography I are welcome to join. Photo Club meets twice a month and allows students to work with experimental aspects of photography and build their portfolios. In past years we have also produced the head shots for Lafayette’s theatrical productions.
Contact: Joy Lamb
Ping Pong Club
This group meets after school one day a week in the West entry way by the new courtyard to play ping pong. Test your skills against other ping pong enthusiasts at LHS!
Contact: Becky Hayes
Got game? This club functions as a loose confederation of students who enjoy collectible card games, role playing games, board games, and portable video games like the PSP. While “Magic: The Gathering” has been the most popular activity in the club, students have also enjoyed Star Wars, Warhammer (Fantasy and 40K), Shadowrun, Vampire: The Masquerade, and Dungeon and Dragons games. Spades and Hearts have also been popular along with the board game RISK. No experience is necessary, and membership is open to everyone. The Guild meets most Thursdays after school.
Contact: Nathan Willard
An avenue for the creative, daring, inventive and (daresay) grumpy? Lafayette’s one and only literary magazine, The Pulp, is brought to you by the Creative Writing class and Pulp club members. All students and staff members are welcome to submit entries for the magazine making it THE unique outlet for you who write, draw, or simply create!
Contact: Tracy Gladden
Racquetball is a no-cut, fast, competitive and co-ed sport where everybody plays every game. Season starts late October with Nationals in March. Team practice is held on Fridays from 6-9 pm and Sundays 5-8 pm at the West County YMCA (behind Chesterfield Mall). There is a monthly fee for this club.
Contact: Manny Rodriguez
Renaissance Student Steering Committee
This group of students helps to facilitate decisions concerning Lafayette’s Renaissance program. The members also serve on other Renaissance committees such as Staff Member of the Month. Additionally, these students work to facilitate local and national Renaissance conferences and help to organize the annual Academic Pep Assembly.
Contact: Jodie Fowler
Rockwood Robotics Team
The LHS Robotics Team will meet during first semester to compete in the FIRST Tech Competition. The team meets each week in order to build a robot to compete with other teams across the state.
Contact: Elizabeth Boyce
Scholar Quiz Team
The Scholar Quiz Team participates in Jeopardy-like competitions both in the school and with other schools. Teams go head-to-head answering questions about curricular areas: math, literature, science, art, music, history, sports, etc. Membership is open to any student who is smart, competitive and willing to take risks. Practices occur before school Mondays and Thursdays. Varsity and junior varsity teams compete six times per year.
Contact: Scott Beaver
Senior Women is a service organization open to all senior girls. It creates a sense of unity while providing service to the community. The highlight is the group’s sponsorship of the Homecoming Powder Puff football game.
Contact: Lauren Arnett, Erin Hagglund
Speech & Debate
Any interested student can compete in our interscholastic competitive team in the areas of Radio Broadcasting, Persuasive and Extemporaneous Speaking, Prose and Poetry Reading, Acting, Debate and more. Members often qualify for State and National competitions. Our season runs from October to March.
Contact: Paul Jaycox
STUCO is a 100+ volunteer organization focusing on school improvement, social activities and community service projects. Grade level officers are elected in the spring. Freshman officers are elected in September. Anyone who wishes to join STUCO is welcome. Monthly meetings are generally the first Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m.
Contact: David Choate
Through participation in the monthly publication of the Image, Lafayette’s school newspaper, the Legend, Lafayette’s yearbook, or the YBK DVD, an interactive yearbook, students will utilize journalistic writing skills as well as gain practical desktop publishing experience. All three publications meet as a class, and students must meet prerequisites in order to apply for the staffs. Additional information is available in the Course Description book.
Contact: Nancy Smith
STAR seeks to serve today’s youth by offering an in-school alcohol and drug awareness program. STAR educates teens and communicates positive, action-based strategies for living in our addictive society. Program meetings focus on current issues and pressing needs as students are confronted by alcohol and drug culture in daily and weekend activities.
Contact: Nisha Patel
Superfans is an organization designed to encourage and foster school spirit. Members must purchase a shirt which allows them free access to all home football and basketball games.
Contact: David Choate, Don Kreienkamp
Teenage Health Consultants
Juniors and seniors are eligible to participate in this program. The Family and Consumer Science Department and the St. Louis County Health Department co-sponsor the program. Students are trained in public speaking on the topics: Every Choice Counts, Dealing with Conflict, Alcohol, Tobacco & Other Drugs, and Dating Issues. TAHC go to elementary, middle and high schools to present information to students throughout the year.
Contact: Alison Harris, Becky Lawrence
T.R.U.E. Crew (formerly known as The Freshman Mentor Program)
The T.R.U.E. Crew is a transition/mentoring program designed to facilitate a positive transition from middle school to high school. To become a freshman mentor, students go through an application process in the spring semester. The mentor students must participate in a leadership retreat in late summer, monthly mentor activities, maintain good grades, positive behavior, and good citizenship. Mentors are committed to help incoming freshmen with their needs. Priorities of the program include academics, school involvement, treating peers with respect, and improving race relations.
Contact: Christine Modde, Scott Holtmann and Colleen Fields
Through weekly matches, Ultimate Frisbee Club promotes this up and coming sport. Everyone is welcome and no prior experience is necessary.
Contact: Curtis Ahlers
Ensembles include Treble Choir, Concert Chorale, Treble Chorale, Women’s Chamber Choir and Vox Solus. All students auditioning should be registered in a choir during the school day. Additional info is available in the Course Description Book.
Contact: Michele Rodgers