Monthly Archives: September 2011

LHWHS Teachers Wow the Crowd at Homecoming Pep Rally

Once again, Ladue Schools’ high school teachers busted out their dance moves. This time at the 2011 Homecoming Pep Assembly. Check out the video!

Carolyn Parham Awarded September 2011 Excellence in Education Award

Excellence In Education - Carolyn Parham

Carolyn Parham, a second grade teacher at Conway Elementary School was presented with the September 2011 Excellence in Education Award at the Board of Education Meeting on September 26, 2011.

Mrs. Parham was born in St. Louis and has been a teacher in the Ladue School District since 1991.  She started her work in the district as a fifth grade teacher at Conway Elementary School, and has been a second grade teacher for many years now.

Class of 2007: Kimberly Hartstein Receives Fulbright Grant

Kimberly Hartstein - Fulbright Grant

Having graduated from Washington University in 2011, Ms. Hartstein has been awarded a Fulbright Grant to study chemistry at the Westfälische Wilhelm Universität Münster in Münster, Germany.  Following her year of research abroad, she will enter the Ph.D program at the University of Washington in Seattle.

Earlier this month, Ms. Hartstein presented a poster at the Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker Wissenschaftsforum Chemie 2011 in Bremen, Germany through an American Chemical Society Travel Award.

Ladue Schools Receives Distinction in Performance Award for Tenth Year Running

District Recogintion - Distinction In Performance

Ladue School District has once again received the Distinction in Performance Award, as it has each of the eleven years of the program’s existence.  Of the 522 public school districts in Missouri, 361 (or 69 percent) received the award for 2011.  Only 32 districts (or 6 percent) have received the award each of the ten years.

The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education gives the Distinction in Performance recognition to K-12 school districts meeting at least thirteen out of fourteen state performance standards, including all six Missouri Assessment Program standards.

2011 National Semifinalists Named

National Merit Semi-Finalists 2011

Ladue Horton Watkins High School had a total of nine semifinalists – eight National Merit Semifinalists and one National Achievement Semifinalist. These students qualified based on their high scores on the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) taken during their junior year.

These students join a select group of other LHWHS seniors over the past 20 years who have achieved this significant honor. All of these students are eligible for scholarships that will be offered next spring.

Pictured from left to right:

Front Row: Sayli Sant (National Merit); Xinhe Dai (National Merit)
Middle Row: Qiaonan Zhong (National Merit); Clare Misko (National Merit); Eliza Colby (National Merit)
Back Row: Braham Snyder (National Merit); William Keith (National Achievement); David Streid (National Merit); Jeffrey Bigg (National Merit)