Monthly Archives: October 2011

New Early Childhood Center Opens

On September 12, 2011, the Ladue Early Childhood Center began classes at the center’s new location at 10890 Ladue Road in Creve Coeur, MO.

It is Ladue School District’s first completely new facility in over 30 years.  The project was completed ahead of schedule and under budget and will begin its first year with over 300 students enrolled in one or more of the many classes and programs offered.

Petty-Rice Appointed to Promethean Advisory Council

Tina Petty-Rice, Administrative Intern at Spoede Elementary School is one of twelve educators across the country, and the only educator from Missouri, to participate in the Promethean Administrator Advisory Council.  Promethean is a world leader in the rapidly growing global market for interactive learning technology.

The council is made up of individuals who have decision-making authority or major influence with technology purchases and implementations in their district. The Advisory Council serves as an action-oriented, consulting body used to convey customer needs and provide input and insight on Promethean’s offerings. The council is comprised of both large and small educational organizations in order for diverse feedback across a multitude of educational systems to be shared.

Emily Bell Receives Prestigious Invitation

Emily Bell, a senior at Ladue Horton Watkins High School, has been invited to participate in the George Mason University Extemporaneous Speaking Round Robin for the second year in a row!

The Round Robin will take place on a Friday with the Patriot Games Classic Invitational Tournament taking place on Saturday and Sunday. Both events are hosted by George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia on the first weekend of December.

LHWHS Link Crew Hosts Regional Conference

On October 13th, Ladue Horton Watkins High School played host to over 200 students from surrounding Missouri and Indiana schools for a special Link Crew Conference.

Link Crew serves as a program that assists transitioning freshmen students from middle school to high school. The goal is to “link” each freshman with one or more upper-classmen who can act as mentors during the 9th graders’ early weeks of high school, and beyond. The freshmen automatically become connected to the school in ways that might otherwise have been unthinkable.

LHWHS Broadcast Technology Instructor Wins Media Literacy Award

Don Goble, Ladue School District’s Broadcast Technology and Film Instructor, will receive the Gateway Media Literacy Partners GMLP Charles Klotzer Media Literacy Award at the opening session of the organization’s literacy week on November 6, 2011.

Dr. Eric Hahn Recognized as Peabody Energy Leader in Education

One educator can make a profound difference. Educators inspire, guide, teach and lead. They also transform lives.  By honoring education professionals – from teachers and coaches to librarians and counselors – Peabody Energy recognizes the heroes in education who help children achieve their true potential.  On Monday, October 17, 2011, Ladue Horton Watkins High School social studies teacher Dr. Eric Hahn was presented with the Peabody Energy Leader in Education award.

The Leaders in Education program rewards dedicated and compassionate educational professionals with grants and recognition at an annual dinner reception. Award recipients are selected throughout the school year by a committee of top educators and business leaders and each earn a $1,000 grant.

Successful First Speech & Debate Tournament

The Talking Rams (Ladue Horton Watkin High School speech and debate team) excelled at their first tournament!

Brentwood High School and Oakville High School co-hosted the first invitational of the year on the 14th and 15th of October. Students from LHWHS entered multiple events and were very successful!

Evy Bickel Awarded October 2011 Excellence in Education Award

Evy Bickel, a sixth grade math teacher at Ladue Middle School was presented with the October Excellence in Education Award at the Board of Education Meeting on September 26, 2011.