Daily Archives: May 14, 2012

Garrett Again Selected as Suburban East Coach of the Year

For the third year in a row, Ladue Varsity Baseball Head Coach Rob Garrett was selected as the Suburban East Coach of the Year.  This is Coach Garrett’s third consecutive Coach of the Year award.  Coach Garrett has led the Varsity Baseball team to 75 wins and 4 Conference Championships during his four years as head coach.  Coach Garrett is also the physical education teacher at Spoede Elementary School.

LHWHS Rogers Receives Bonhomme Lions Scholarship

Ladue Horton Watkins High School Senior Mary Jane Rogers was honored on April 26, 2012 as the recipient of the Special School District 2012 Bonhomme Lions Scholarship.  Recipients are chosen based on their achievements in academics, arts, athletics and/or community service.

LHWHS Medler Named Post-Dispatch Athlete of the Week

Ladue Horton Watkins High School Sophomore Natasha Medler was picked as one of the Athletes of the Week by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch as cited in the following article:

Conway Students Again Have Family Stories Posted

St. Louis, Mo., May 7, 2012 — Six fifth-graders from Conway Elementary School will be honored by The Grannie Annie Family Story Celebration with publication of their historical family stories. In each of the six years that Conway students have submitted stories to The Grannie Annie,they have had stories accepted for publication.  (The three students pictured at left participated in a Grannie Annie Gathering at Left Bank Books in downtown St. Louis on June 2, 2012.  From left:  Yifu Zhu, Anya Tullman, and Aman Rahman.)

LHWHS Scholar Bowl Time Two-Time State Champs

Ladue Horton Watkins High School’s 2012 Scholar Bowl team became state champions for the second year in a row.  This year’s team members were Max Schindler, Haohang Xu, Kisan Thakkar, Ben Zhang.  The team was coach by LHWHS Social Studies teacher Jeff Miller.

LHWHS Students Win at Creative Self-Expression Art Show

Hejin (Mary) Xiao of Ladue Horton Watkins High School won the first place award at the Creative Self-Expression Art Show in late April.  Her work will be entered in the national competition for a chance to win a scholarship.  LHWHS students Anna Moore and Lauren Younge were runners-up in the competition.


Spoede Elementary Students Excel in Missouri Bar Essay Contest

The Missouri NEA Public Relations Committee and the Missouri Bar Young Lawyers Section co-sponsored the annual Law Day Essay Contest. Students were asked to respond to the following essay prompt:

“No courts. No justice. No freedom. This year’s Law Day Essay Contest theme highlights the role of the nation’s courts in our constitutional democracy and fosters public understanding about the judiciary. Consider what courts are and what the principles of justice and freedom represent. Without our courts, we would have neither justice nor freedom.”

2012 LHWHS Senior Awards

On April 26, 2012, Ladue Horton Watkins High School (LHWHS) held its annual Senior Awards Program.  Click on the link below to get a complete list of award recipients.

LHWHS Shanker Selected to National Scholastic Press Honor Roll

Ladue Junior Samantha Shanker was recently selected for the National Scholastic Press Association’s (NSPA) Journalism Honor Roll. Samantha is the Executive Student Producer for the high school television show, Ladue View. Samantha has also helped Ladue High School pilot a multimedia curriculum this year, by providing print and video content for (Ladue Newspaper & Yearbook Advisor) Jill Proehl’s new online Panorama publication. Samantha was ultimately selected by the NSPA for her dedication to scholastic journalism and for her academic excellence.

Old Bonhomme Students Raise Money and Health Awareness

Old Bonhomme Elementary recently participated in their 8th annual Jump Rope for Heart event.  During a two-week unit in Physical Education, all of the students practiced individual and partner jumping skills, as well as long rope jumping skills.  Jumping rope is not only great aerobic exercise, but it is also a very brain-friendly exercise.  Students developed neural networks and worked to improve the function of their brains!  As part of Jump Rope for Heart, the Old Bonhomme students collected and donated $13,948 to the American Heart Association to benefit heart research and education.