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Students can scan this QR code to find jobs hiring and in the area. (Created by
teacher, Laurie Philipp)
Students explore summer job options
Raghed Hadi, Photo Editor • May 26, 2022

CCE teacher Laurie Philipp helps students apply to jobs. Philipp said she inspires teens to begin making their mark in the workplace. “I had a lot of jobs when I was in high school, so now it gives me...


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Falcon's nest cafeteria seating no more
Audrey DaVault, Of The Talon staff • September 30, 2022

The upper cafeteria seating in the Falcon's Nest is no longer available for the 2022-2023 school year. The division of tables was created because of Covid-19, but now could be essential to senior year. Associate...

Teaching shortages impact staff
Abbott Lackey, Of The Talon staff • September 30, 2022

As the school year begins, substitute and custodian shortages continue to affect the school and district. Principal Dr. Emily McCown said when subs aren’t available, sometimes other teachers in the...

New Volleyball Coach
Raghed Hadi, Photo Editor • September 26, 2022

This 2022-23 school year, Rockwood Summit has obtained many new students, teachers, and coaches. Former...

At the game against Pattonville on April 27, junior Julia Distler throws the ball past defenders.
Water polo ends season with a bang
Mary Corkery, News Editor • May 26, 2022

The water polo team beat Eureka 13-1 in their last in season game on April 29. The Falcons got off...

As she fakes a shot, senior Hannah McCutcheon moves the goalie to score. McCutcheon went on to score two goals for the Falcons, helping the team defeat the Parkway West Longhorns 14-7 on May 11 in their last regular season game.
Falcons topple Longhorns 14-7, end regular season with a win
Taylor Spencer, Editor-in-Cheif • May 26, 2022

After a team effort in the second half, the Falcons defeated the Parkway West Longhorns 14-7 on May 11. The...

Let's do homecoming right this year
Mary Corkery, News Editor • September 30, 2022

Homecoming is a staple of the back to school season. Practically everyone has a part of the tradition that they eagerly wait for, whether it be spirit week, the football game, or the dance on Saturday...

BOE deserves caring representatives
Taylor Spencer, Editor-in-Cheif • September 30, 2022

The district’s governmental body, the Rockwood Board of Education, advocates for the community’s education by exercising the powers delegated to them by the Missouri State Legislature. From setting...