Monthly Archives: January 2012

LHWHS Habitat Charter Wins $10,000

On Wednesday, December 28, 2011 the Ladue Horton Watkins High School’s Habitat for Humanity Charter was notified they were chosen as a runner-up in the SUBWAY® High School Heroes II Competition, which includes an award of $10,000.  The group, made up of students from Ladue Horton Watkins High School (LHWHS), is the only Habitat for Humanity Charter held by a school in Missouri, and one of only a few in the nation.

LHWHS Alum Wang Authors Article in Chemical Journal

2011 graduate Melissa Wang recently co-authored an article in the Journal of the American Chemical Society.  The article is entitled:  “Structural and Kinetic Analysis of the Unnatural Fusion Protein 4-Coumaroyl-CoA Ligase::Stilbene Synthase”

Ladue Schools Alum Joe Weil Premiers Latest Film

Class of 2010 Ladue Alum Joe Weil, successfully premiered his latest film Welcome to Shirley at the Tivoli on January 3, 2012. Many former Ladue Schools students took part in
the production, including Executive Producer Blake Lawrence. KSDK was there to cover the opening, as was Patch.com.

Gutchewsky Article to Be Published This Summer

Ladue Horton Watkins High School language arts teacher Kim Gutchewsky was recently notified that her article “Transforming Reading Education: One District’s Expansion of Literacy Responsibility” will be published by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) in the Educational Leadership’s Summer Online 2012 issue.  The issue will be solely focused on reading skills.

Orchestra Students Perform in All Suburban Honors Orchestras

Several Ladue School District orchestra students participated in the All Suburban Honors Orchestras and performed on January 7, 2012. Twenty-three high school and middle school students underwent a very competitive audition for selection into the groups. All groups performed challenging music at a high level with other students in the St. Louis area.

LMS’ Davis Publishing First Novel: Finding My Smile

A budding romance.  A stunning revelation.  A dramatic journey through anger and delinquency to hope and faith in the face of adversity. 

This is just a brief description of Finding My Smile a first novel currently being published by Ladue Middle School teacher Janice Davis.  For more information about Janice, the book and where to find it, check out this information about the upcoming release of Finding My Smile.  Finding My Smile_new release-1

MLK Jr. Day Provides Opportunities for Service and Learning At Ladue School District Elementary Schools

Martin Luther King Jr. Day provides a wealth of opportunities for students to learn about the life of Dr. King, to celebrate his accomplishments, and to participate in community service projects.  Following are just some of the events and programs planned across the district’s elementary schools: