May 20, 2022



    General Pride, also known as GSA, will be having their last meeting and end-of-year celebration on Wednesday, May 11th, right after school in Room 607!  Please see or email Ms. Bennington in 609 if you have any questions.

    Seniors, Pick up your Senior Yard Sign in Room 303. $20, cash and carry while supplies last! 

    Lafayette 3+4 Theatre Class Presents Puffs May 23rd & 24th @ 7:00pm...Ticket Cost $5/students $10/adults

    The track and field team takes on its city rivals in the FCPS Championships tonight! The team's TWENTY-TWO seniors will also be recognized at the start of the meet: thank you to the class of 2022 for everything you've done for the program, and good luck tonight!

    General Pride, also known as GSA, is CANCELLED for today after school! Our last meeting and end-of-year celebration will be on Wednesday, May 18th, right after school in Room 607.  Please see or email Ms. Bennington in 609 if you have any questions.



    LHS Senior Yard Signs are available April 25-29, 2022 ONLY from 3:30-5:00pm, $20 cash/check. Pick up on the corner of Reed Lane and East Vista. 

    The Lafayette football team is looking for highly motivated, hard-working, and accountable individuals to join our team. Football has the largest sports team; therefore, it provides the greatest opportunity for athletic participation. We will be having a meeting for all new players on Friday, April 29th at 3:45 in the Lafayette weight room. Feel free to join us to learn more about our program. 

    This Friday, April 22, 2022 is Earth Day.   The first annual Earth Day was celebrated in 1970.  It is a special day where people all over the world celebrate our home -- the Earth.   To celebrate at Lafayette, students should wear green tomorrow to show how much you love Earth.  We are also rebooting paper recycling!  Teachers can now collect paper in their classroom recycling bins and empty it into our large recycling dumpster in the bus parking lot.  Please watch your email for more information about changes to recycling. Happy Earth Day.

    General Pride, also known as GSA, will be meeting right after school today (Wednesday) in room 607.  607 is in our Band/Choir/Tech Wing.  EVERYONE is welcome whether you’ve attended General Pride before or not! We will be handing out Day of Silence swag, so be sure to attend!  Any questions see Ms. Bennington in The 606.

    No Chess Club today.

    FCCLA  will hold their next monthly meeting on April 21st after school from 3:30-4:30pm. Please bring a snack to share.

    Summer Aviation Camps are available at the Aviation Museum of Kentucky located at the Bluegrass Airport. Camps will be held during the month of June for students age 10 through 17. Checkout their website www.aviationky.org for more information.

    SENIORS please check your email from Mr.Sims and complete the Google form in the email.

    Last call for Lafayette Alumni Association Scholarship applications! All applications must be turned into the Counseling Office by Friday morning!

    The Multi-Cultural Fair will be held on April 26th from 5:00-8:00pm in the gym, free entry, purchase tickets for food/games at the fair. Extra credit will be given for World History and Foreign Language for attending and participating in learning about the countries represented here at Lafayette. Proceeds from the fair will benefit the Kentucky Refugee Ministries.

    The American Legion Auxiliary Kentucky Girls Sate will be held June 6 – 10 at Georgetown College.  The deadline to register is May 15.  Visit kyala.org to register.

    Anyone interested in wrestling and want to be a part of a winning tradition. Come join the wrestling club and learn moves now to be prepared for the upcoming wrestling season. Come join us this Thursday in the green building from 6-7:30. We look forward to seeing you on the mat.

    The National Honor Society will be meeting this Thursday, April 7th, in the cafeteria after school. All members, including new members, should attend.

    If you love to dance and perform and want to be a part of a 22-time state champion group, please join Lafayette Colorguard. Auditions will be held April 11, 12, and 13th from 6-8 in the Lafayette Gym.

    Math ESS will be TODAY instead of Thursday in Room 121.

    Seniors:  The application window for the Lafayette Alumni Scholarship is coming up!  This scholarship is exclusive to Lafayette students and is for $1,000 per semester which totals $8,000 over a 4-year period.  Scholarship applications are available in the Counseling Office and are due back no later than April 15th.

    Students who have received permission slips from Mr. Sims for the Transylvania University College Fair need to turn those in to the counseling office or Mr. Sims by April 5th in order to be able to attend.

    This Thursday Film Club is hosting a Viewing Party for the film Dune at 3:30 pm in room 210. Free popcorn & drinks will be provided! See Mr. Gross or a Film Club member for more details.

    General Pride, also known as GSA, will be meeting right after school today (Wednesday) in room 607.  607 is in our Band/Choir/Tech Wing.  EVERYONE is welcome whether you’ve attended General Pride before or not! Any questions see Ms. Bennington in The 606.

    Juniors and Seniors! We are excited to announce that prom tickets are officially on sale thru midnight April 29th! You can purchase tickets online through My School Bucks -- check your Canvas announcement for a link to do this. OR you can purchase tickets with cash or check in Ms. Dill's room, 211, every morning from 7:45-8:15. 


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    Do you think you might be interested in the medical field?  Baptist Heath’s Summer VolunTeen Program is open to 14-18-year olds.  Applications open March 18th.  Find information on the Announcements tab on the guidance page of the LHS website.   

    Lafayette Girls Soccer will be having a parent/player informational meeting on Thursday, March 24th, at 7:30pm in person at the Lafayette High School Library. It is for both new and returning players and anyone interested in playing in the Fall of 2022 is highly encouraged to attend!  

    Math ESS in room 122 has been canceled for today.

    FCCLA is meeting this Thursday in room 130 from 3:30-4:30pm. Please bring a snack to share!

    ESS for English today is cancelled.

    Attention artists:  Entries for the Congressional Art Competition are being accepted through Friday, April 8th.  For details and an application, stop by the Counseling Office.

     Anime Club will meet after school in #107B.

    New scholarships were added to the Guidance tab on the website, including Outstanding Community Service Award, Drug Free Lex, AFA Teen Alzheimer’s Awareness Scholarship, KAWC Ripple Effect Scholarship and more. Check them out before it’s too late!

    Attention all 10th and 11th graders:  if you would like to sign out after ACT testing, please be sure to have your parent or guardian complete the Early Dismissal form if they have not already done so no later than Sunday, March 6th.  The form is on the Lafayette homepage.  The office will not be accepting phone calls for early dismissal after testing.

    Attention Juniors and Seniors! It's prom season!!! We are excited to announce this year's prom is going to be April 30 at 8:00 PM. And this year's prom theme issss.... Enchanted Garden! The event will take place here at Lafayette. Tickets will go on sale after Spring Break! We look forward to magical night! See Ms. Dill or Mrs. Ford if you have any questions!

    Applications for the Lexington Leadership Youth Program for the 2022-2023 school year are now being accepted. This program is open to all rising juniors.  Application window closes on Monday, April 4th.  Visit the guidance tab on the school website and find the link to the application under announcements.

     "Attention Science National Honor Society members! There will be a meeting immediately after school in Room 250 on Monday, March 7th. If you have any questions, please see any of the officers or Mrs. Shadeh."

     Students:   Please stop by the display showcase in the gym foyer to see a replica Japanese Samurai armor!  This is a once in a lifetime opportunity put together by our Japanese Language program. 

    SENIORS: Blue Grass Community Foundation Scholarship applications are due by Friday, March 4th.

    STLP will meet on Thursday in a new location – room 208 until 4:30pm.

    "BSU will have a meeting after school on Thursday in Ms. Jackson's room (room 230)."

    Looking for a Summer Job? The Summer Youth Employment Program is accepting applications. Applications will be processed through the Youth Services Center. Stop by during 1st block to see Ms. Chastain about this program or email her for more information.

    Seniors: The deadline for the Lexington Lions Club Scholarship is MARCH 1ST.  Every high school will have at least one winner (and we don’t have any applicants yet!)  Stop by the counseling office to pick up an application.

    Boys Volleyball Try-outs will be Tuesday, March 1 and Wednesday, March 2 from 7-9. Sign up with Mr. Stegman or on the team website.  

    LEGIT is back! If you are comfortable speaking in public, creative, and enjoy helping others, LEGIT might be the program for YOU! This year LEGIT will be traveling to area middle schools to introduce LHS to incoming 9th graders. Applications are on the YSC bulletin outside of The 606. Email Ms. Chastain or stop by the YSC (room 606) during 1st block if you have questions about LEGIT. Applications are due on Friday, March 4th.

    Students who are interested in tutoring or mentoring middle school students to help bridge the gap transitioning to high school stop by Mr. Wilson’s room 203A and sign up.  This will count towards community service hours and be a great opportunity for leadership experience.  It will be beneficial for parents to know outside resources are being provided from Lafayette, a potential high school their child could be attending in the future. Thank you for considering helping with this community and family engagement service project.

    SENIORS - please start checking now to see if you owe any fees.  All fees must be paid before the end of the semester or you won't be able to participate in graduation.  Please make your payments as soon as possible to the school by check, cash, or money order. If delivering in person, please place in envelopes provided in the front office. You may also pay by credit or debit card via My School Bucks which is linked to the Parent Portal and My School Bucks on Lafayette's home page. If you have questions you can contact Stacy Clark or Michele Simonds.

    Attention current SCAPA Students: If you would like to change your major for the 2022-23 school year, applications are due by March 1st.  If you have questions, contact Mr. Marsh in room 621.  Applications can be found at www.fcps.net/SCAPALHS

    Attention Seniors:  New scholarship opportunities are being posted every day on the LHS guidance page under the scholarship tab.  Be sure to check it often!

    Calling all Science National Honor Society members - are you a senior interested in earning money for college? Look no further! The SNHS is now accepting applications to be considered for their Student Scholarship award. Students may receive up to $1,000 to assist with their college education. The deadline to apply is Monday, February 28th. Please see Mrs. Shadeh for any other questions.

    The Lafayette Alumni Association, Inc. will award a $2,000 Scholarship per year to a Lafayette High School graduating senior. This Scholarship will total $8,000 over four consecutive years. The Scholarship will be awarded based on academic merit and financial need.   More details can be found on the Scholarship page on the LHS website.  Deadline to apply is April 17th.  Pick up an application in the Counseling Office.

    ACT Prep: The College Project will be offering a 5 week ACT review course beginning the first week of February and running until the March 8th ACT that all public school juniors will take during school. If your student is taking the ACT for the first time, or trying to improve their scores, our course can help. You can download a copy of the course schedule and / or register for the course by visiting our website @ http://thecollegeprojectky.com/events/. For more information, contact Sean Smith at sean.collegeproject@gmail.com or 859-619-0439

    42nd Annual "Youth Salute" applications are now online only. Please check the website: LHS > Guidance > Scholarships

    LHS is hosting Spanish Tutoring in Room 249 on Monday's from 3:30-4:30pm.  No need to sign up; simply show up and we'll be glad to help!

    Need a Driver's Permit Verification form? You may request one on LHS website. (Click >Student>Driver's Permit Verification Form.)

    Alive at 25 classes are still being offered, just on Zoom! Students can still register by going to www.kentuckysafedriver.com and clicking on “Alive at 25” under “Courses” or by calling our office at 502-699-2995.


    KUDOS to our Amazing Generals!


    Congratulations to Camilla Lindahl, Ela Congleton, and Lillian Beiting for making it to the 11th Region Tennis Tournament Quarterfinals this week! Congratulations to Zachary Thompson for making it to the 11th Region Tennis Tournament Semifinals this week and qualifying for the 2022 KHSAA State Tennis Tournament! Both Camilla and Zachary made the 2022 Region 11 All-Region Team! Good luck at state, Zachary!

    Haylee Jones has gotten into the Art  Show at the Living Arts and Science Center. The show is titled below.
    Annual High School Juried Exhibit in partnership with Lex Arts May 20 – July 8 in the Kinkead Gallery
    "Presented by Bluegrass Elderlaw: Gallery Hop, May 20 from 5 to 8: Opening of the Annual High School Juried Exhibit in partnership with LexArts in the Kinkead Gallery
    Student awards presented by juror Lennon Michalski at 6:30pm
    Join us in celebrating the accomplishments and talent of over 100 students."
    Congratulations to Camilla Lindahl for winning the 2022 FCPS Girls Singles Tournament this week! Congratulations to Zachary Thompson for being runner up in the 2022 FCPS Boys Singles Tournament!
    The track and field team had our city championships last night! The girls just got beat out by Dunbar for 2nd, while the boys mopped up the rest of the city for the win. In combined team scores, our Lafayette Generals destroyed the city 289 to a next best 201.
    Some highlights included:
    • 1-2 finishes from seniors Javon Adams and Donovan Jackson in the long and triple jumps
    • Double dubs from sophomore Casey Hurr in the shot put and discus
    • Freshman phenom Ileanna Wilson took the 400 title in her first ever of many-to-come sub-60 second quarters
    • Freshman Ella Sewell sneaked into some points in the pole vault after returning from injury
    • Winning the first and last events of the meet on both the boys' and girls' side (4x800 and 4x400), with epic showdowns in both 4x400s -- with seniors Jackson Stone and Anaya Brown bringing home the wins as anchors of those relays
    If you see any track kids around town today, please congratulate them and hype them up! We still have our most important work of the season ahead of us with our region meet next Friday, 5/20 at GRC and the state meet at UK on Saturday, 6/4.



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    Congrats to the Boys Volleyball team on winning the Franktown Showdown this past weekend. They went 4-0 with wins over Henry Clay, Western Hills, Fanklin Co and West Jessamine.

    "The track and field team celebrated some outstanding performances from the freshman class at last night's meet, including big PRs from Domo Lilly, Brogan McBride, Jake Hanson, and Ileanna Wilson. The Generals next take on competition from across the state and region at Eastern Relays in Louisville this weekend."

    The KHSAA Region 8 Archery Championships were held in Lexington this past weekend. The Lafayette Boys Team won the Region 8 Boys Championship, with Harrison Vanover winning the HS Boys Individual Regional Championship, Jacob Doctrow finishing second, and Mason Brewer finishing tied for 5th. On the girls side, Emma Creelman won the induvial HS girls Region 8 Championship. Veronica Goodley placed in the top 10, finishing 6th in the girls competition. The boys team, along with Emma Creelman will now move on to the KHSAA Archery State Finals in Bowling Green on April 19th.

    Congrats to the Boys volleyball teams this week on their wins. They move to 3-0 on the season. 

    Congratulations to the Boys JV and Varsity Volleyball teams on opening their season with wins in straight sets against Franklin County last night. 

    Congratulations to our distinguished orchestra program! Each of our four string ensembles scored top ratings at the KMEA Large Ensemble Assessment. We are very proud of their hard work and dedication to their art.

    CONGRATS to senior Sarah Ferguson who is your indoor NATIONAL CHAMP in the pole vault! She jumped 13-9.25 at The Armory in New York today to secure the title and a new school record. 

    We have two Lafayette track & field seniors headed to indoor nationals this weekend! Dan Whitaker races the 800 at 9:25am on Sunday, and Sarah Ferguson vaults Sunday at 10am.  Please wish these two good luck when you see them today and tomorrow before they leave for New York! 

    The Lafayette Girls Lacrosse team has their home opener tonight against Dunbar. Varsity plays at 6:00pm, JV plays at 7:30pm. Come out and cheer on your Generals! 

    Congratulations to the Lafayette Winter Guard for the big WIN at Ryle on Saturday with a 4-point lead. They had a fabulous show beating Ryle, Eastern, Lakota East, GRC, Campbell Co., and Floyd Central Indiana in their class. Excellent job, Winter Guard! 

    The Lafayette Generals won the 2022 Fayette County Archery Championship again with a new team high score of 3371. This is Lafayette's 8th title since the championship began 9 years ago! In the HS girl's division, Veronica Goodley finished 3rd, while in the HS boy's division, Jacob Doctrow finished 2nd with Masson Brewer in 3rd. They are now moving on to compete in the NASP Kentucky State tournament next weekend in Louisville. 

    CONGRATS to Julie Sharpe for finishing 1st in the state in Congress at this weekend’s Kentucky State Debate tournament. 

    Congrats to our Lady Generals Basketball team on their win against Berea last night.  They will advance to semi-finals in the 11th region tournament which will take place on Thursday 6:15pm at EKU. 

    "The track team rounded out the indoor season with a 5th place finish for the girls and 7th for the boys at the AAA Indoor State meet. Once again, several school records went down: sophomore Casey Hurr broke the record in the shot put, junior Holland Kantar did so in the triple jump, senior Javon Adams took down the high and long jump records, and senior Sarah Ferguson broke her own school record from last week once again with a jump of 13-9. Congrats to everyone who competed in Louisville this weekend!!

    Lafayette Generals let’s show some love for your Lafayette wrestlers for their showing in the States tournament this past weekend. Of the 70 teams in the tournament your Generals placed 11th.Winners were Jasitin Kubwimana who obtained a 3rd place title at 144 lbs and Brayden Giannone who won the State title at 165 and also claims the title of being Lafayette’s 1st two time State Champion.  Awesome job to these wrestlers and to the entire wrestling team. Go Generals!!

    Congrats to the Lafayette Girls' Swim Team who placed  3rd at State!!

    "The track team kicked off its season at the UK invitational this past weekend by knocking down four indoor school records. Daniel Whitaker set the new record in the 800 meters, Javon Adams broke the records in the 60 meter hurdles AND the triple jump, and Sarah Ferguson broke her own school record with a jump of thirteen-five and a quarter, which placed her fourth nationally. Great work, trackstars!"

     Congratulations to the wrestling team as they placed 11 out of 43 teams in the Semi-state tournament. Individual placements were Nic Russell-4th place, Jasitin Kubwimana- 2nd place and Brayden Giannone-1st place. These guys will be representing themselves, their weights and the school at the State tournament this upcoming weekend. Go Generals!!

    2022 Bluegrass Region Art Competition (winners will advance to the state level) 
    1st Place Painting: Taylor Horsfall
    1st Place Fashion Design: Aina Marti 
    1st Place Graphic Design: Kevin Lin
    1st Place Digital Art & Chair Award: Evelyn Johnson
    1st Place Film & Animation: Caleb Grigsby 
    2nd Place Graphic Design: Kiara Johnson 
    3rd Place Graphic Design: Kevin Lin
    3rd Place Photography: Tyler Ruth 
    3rd Place Drawing: Nicole Rodriguez Lopez
    3rd Place Mixed Media: Ainsley Kurtz 
    4th Place Photography Skylar Seavey

    Honorable Mention in Painting: Audrey Clemmons

    LHS Archery Team won the KY NASP Region 9 Championship this past Saturday with a new team high score for the season of 3328. Veronica Goodley placed 1st in the HS girls division while Jacob Doctrow placed 2nd in the HS boys division. Other top 10 finishers included Emma Creelman and Mason Brewer who both placed 6th in HS girls and boys, respectively. New personal records were notched by Tyce Traynor, Virginia Love, Abigail Hughes, Daniel Doctrow, Nikayla Richardson, Harrison Vanover, Jae Eskridge and Aaron Vibbertt.

    Congrats to the Lafayette wrestling team for placing 6th place in the Region tournament this past weekend and producing 3 Regional champions. Those champions are Jasitin Kubwimana-138 lbs, Brayden Giannone-165 lbs, and Nic Russell-285.  Brayden Giannone also was the recipient of the most outstanding wrestler of the tournament. Good luck to the guys as they head to the Semi-state this weekend. Go generals!!

    Congratulations to the General Dive Team.  Kevin Bueno has made it to the State Championship tomorrow.    Good Luck Kevin!