Monthly Archives: June 2011

New Newsweek Ranking Methodology Moves Ladue Horton Watkins High School Up to #103

Every year, Newsweek ranks “America’s Best High Schools.”  This year, a new methodology for ranking the nation’s top high schools was used, raising Ladue Horton Watkins High School from last year’s ranking of 282 in the country, to 103.

Three Ladue Schools Top Missouri American Heart Association Campaigns

With a combined contribution of $29,449.60, Reed Elementary School, Old Bonhomme Elementary School and Ladue Middle School shot hoops and jumped rope to top rankings in the state.  Reed Elementary School, under the leadership of Kim Plogger raised $14,708.90 for Jump Rope for Heart, taking third place in the state for most funds raised.  Old Bonhomme Elementary School, under the leadership of Connie Jander, raised $9,449.70 for Jump Rope for Heart, placing sixth in the state.  Ladue Middle School, under the leadership of Stephanie O’Neal raised $5,291.00 for Hoops for Heart, placing second in the state.

Reed Teacher Patricia Whittaker Attends LEGO® Robotics Conference

Patricia Whittaker LEGO Conference

Patricia Whittaker (center in photo with credit to Jerry Naunheim of Washington University) teaches the gifted program at Reed Elementary School with Karen Engelkenjohn.  In June, Ms. Whittaker was one of some 75 St. Louis educators to attend this one-day conference to explore using LEGOs to engage students in learning science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).  The teachers built and programmed robots using LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT software.

Senior Emily Hahn Guest on NPR’s St. Louis on the Air

Ladue Horton Watkins High School Senior Emily Hahn and Webster Groves High School graduate Michael McCord were guests on Don Marsh’s St. Louis on the Air on August 11 to share their experiences of living and studying abroad.  Both Hahn and McCord won full scholarships from Youth for Understanding to study in Germany during the summer of 2010.

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Conway Students Share Published Stories at Left Bank Books

Conway Students Left Bank Books - Grannie Annie Group Photo

Three fifth graders from Conway Elementary School were among the eighteen published authors and artists who recently participated in the third annual Grannie Annie Gathering at Left Bank Books. The young authors read excerpts from their family stories that were published in the sixth annual Grannie Annie anthologies, released in May, and the young artists discussed how they came to illustrate the stories as they did.