e-Link is the Ladue School District’s electronic newsletter! You may be familiar with Link, the newsletter sent by mail to all residents of the Ladue School District several times a year. E-Link provides similar information to our parents, staff and community members, only in electronic form.
We hope you find this edition of e-Link valuable and informative. Please share this page with family, friends and anyone else you feel might benefit from the information and articles presented here.
Best wishes for a safe and happy holiday season!
The Ladue School District’s Winter Break begins Friday, December 21, 2012, and continues through January 2, 2013. In an effort to reduce utility expenses, no employees will be working during the break and all buildings will be closed except for specifically scheduled staff access times, athletic practices and events.
Two positions to be filled in April 2013.
On Tuesday, December 11, 2012, at 8 a.m. the Ladue School District began accepting declarations of candidacy from those interested and qualified to run for one of the two Board of Education director positions opening in April 2013. The filing period will continue until January 15, 2013 at 5 p.m. Each director will serve a three-year term.
Board of Education Reviews Finances and Opportunities.
The Board of Education took the opportunity at one of its recent Work Sessions to review the financial status of the Ladue Early Childhood Center (LECC) in detail. Like nearly all preschool centers, construction of the LECC building was funded with district-level resources. Specifically, the new building on the Ladue Schools West Campus which opened in the fall of 2011 was funded through Proposition O, a bond levy passed by district voters in 2010.
In the Aftermath of the Tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut.
The physical and mental safety and security of students and staff members are top priorities in the Ladue School District. Unfortunately, school districts around the country were recently reminded how unexplainable, horrible tragedies, such as the one that took place at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT on Friday, December 14, 2012, can occur despite every effort made to secure a school building.
The Ladue Schools 2012 Annual Report is available and can be found on the district’s website. The information is based on the 2011-12 academic year and contains state testing data, financial information, and other highlights about the district and its individual schools.
Call Now to Schedule an Appointment
If your child will be 5-years-old by August 1, 2013, please contact your area Ladue School District elementary school to set up an appointment for a kindergarten screening.
Postponed, But Not Abandoned.
For the last several years, the Ladue School District has been researching and working toward the implementation of the One-to-One Learning Initiative, a program providing a laptop computer to each high school student. The purpose of the program is to allow for consistent and broad access to educational materials, teaching and learning techniques, and other educational opportunities via computer software and the Internet.
Ladue Schools to Start 2013-14 School Year
With New Superintendent and New High School Principal
The Ladue School District will begin the 2013-14 school year with a new superintendent, as well as a new principal at Ladue Horton Watkins High School. Plans are well underway to fill both positions and those selected will assume their responsibilities at the beginning of the 2013-14 school year beginning July 1, 2013.