Daily Archives: April 23, 2012

LHWHS Gannon Pitches Perfect Game

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Hands down, this was the No. 1 story in Ladue this past week. Fifteen batters went to the plate and Ladue hurler Greg Gannon did not allow one single batter to reach first base, achieving the the first perfect game in 58 years.  Read the full Patch.com article.

http://ladue-frontenac.patch.com/articles/making-history-ladue-s-greg-gannon-throws-first-perfect-game-in-58-years#photo-9550691 

Middle School Students Place First at State Science Olympiad

On April 14, 2012, the following Ladue Middle School students placed first at the State Science Olympiad Competition in Columbia, Missouri.

Old Bonhomme Wins “Fruit and Vegetable Challenge”

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In March, the Ladue School District celebrated National Nutrition Month with the theme “Get Your Plate in Shape” orchestrated by the district’s food service contractor, Chartwells.   Some of the elementary schools classes participated in a Fruit and Vegetable Challenge.  First, students learned about making their plate half fruits and vegetables with the help of some visual aids and activities.   Then the week of March 12 – 16 students were challenged to take and eat a fruit and vegetable at lunch each day, receiving credit on their classroom’s tracking sheet for their choices.

DECA Students Win at Career Development Conference

The following students placed 1st at the DECA District Career Development Conference
Karlyn Burton-Community Service Team Event
Dylan Favazza-Financial Service Team Event
Michele Ragonesi-Financial Service Team Event
Addie O’Neill- Community Service Team Event
Mariah Thoelke-Community Service Team Event

Reed Students Win Song-Writing Contest – Again!

For the second year in a row, two Reed Elementary School students won the C.O.M.P. song-writing contest sponsored by the University of Missouri.  Ande Siegel and Menea Kefalov, composed and performed an original song entitled “War”.  The girls won the same competition last year for a different song.  Learn more by clicking on the video link to a story featured on KSDK’s Show-Me St. Louis.

LHWHS Students Win Web Site Design Programming Competition

The School of Business and Technology at Webster University hosted their annual Programming Challenge on Saturday, April 21, 2012.  The Web Site Design Programming Division included HTML and JavaScript programming.  Students from area high schools competed on teams of two or three students for this three-hour competition designing web pages.

LHWHS’ Dr. Good Named Tachau Teacher of the Year

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Bloomington, IN–Robert Good, Ladue Horton Watkins High School (St. Louis, MO), has been selected by the Organization of American Historians (OAH) to receive the 2012 Tachau Teacher of the Year Award, which is given annually for contributions made by precollegiate teachers to improve history education within the field of American history. On Saturday, April 21, OAH President Alice Kessler-Harris and OAH President-Elect Albert M. Camarillo presented the award in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, during the 105th annual meeting of the organization.