Monthly Archives: August 2012

LHWHS’ Loomis Page for U.S. Senate

So high school students, what did you do productive this summer?

Jimmy Loomis III (far left in photograph) didn’t let any grass grow under his feet,  but then he never does. This tousle head 17-year-old from Ladue Horton Watkins High School worked from the well of the United States Senate as an official page. For Loomis, this was a life-altering experience.  After all, Loomis has political aspirations and the world is simply his oyster.  Almost from birth, he decided he wanted to be a politician. “I want to make a difference in people’s lives,” he states matter of factly.

LMS’ Petersen Speak Out on Amendment 2

Elizabeth Petersen is a Ladue Middle School science teacher, and is also the legislative liaison for the Science Teachers of Missouri.  Petersen participated in a conversation about Amendment 2 on St. Louis Public Radio which aired on August 1, 2012.

LHWHS’ An Receives Research Award

Twenty-six aspiring scientists who spent several weeks this summer conducting intensive research with St. Louis-area professionals and professors are now reaping their rewards, including Ladue Horton Watkins High School’s Chloe Lee An. The students have been named winners of the LMI Aerospace/D3 Technologies Award for Excellence in Research. The award is presented to students who distinguished themselves during the 2012 Students and Teachers as Research Scientists (STARS) program at the University of Missouri–St. Louis.

Four LHWHS Students Participate in Prestigious STARS Program

A summer of hard work has paid off for more than 80 aspiring scientists, including four Ladue Horton Watkins High School students, who spent six weeks conducting intensive research with St. Louis-area professionals and professors as part of the 2102 Students and Teachers as Research Scientists Program (STARS) at the University of Missouri–St. Louis.  Participating from Ladue Schools were Chloe An, Enze Chen, Rui Chen and Toby Zhu.

Ladue Schools Music Ensembles Selected to Perform at MMEA Convention

Two of Ladue Horton Watkins High School music ensembles and one of Ladue Middle School’s music ensembles have been selected to perform at the 75th annual Missouri Music Educators Association Convention in January.  The high school’s Symphonic Band, the high school’s Percussion Ensemble and the middle school’s Treble Chamber Singers were selected through a blind audition process involving 196 ensembles from around Missouri.

LHWHS Goble to Receive S’Park Media Mentor Award

Don Goble, Broadcast Technology Teacher at Ladue Horton Watkins High School will be awarded the S’Park Media Mentor Award at an award ceremony at Ithaca College on October 8, 2012.  The award is given by the Roy H. Park School of Communications at Ithaca College to recognize outstanding high school teachers and advisers who are committed to igniting a passion for media in their students.  Goble is one of five exceptional mentors in the nation to receive the award in 2012.

Wallace Invited to Train Future National Leaders in Social Justice

Dr. Derrick Wallace, Ladue Schools’ Director of Education Services for Equity & Achievement spent a portion of his summer in San Anselmo, California at the invitation of the National SEED Project on Inclusive Curriculum, a staff-development equity project for educators.  SEED stands for Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity and Dr. Wallace, being an experienced SEED trainer, was asked to assist with the week-long training of educators from around the country who, in turn, will bring SEED training to their schools – both public and private.

Anderson and Clawson Selected Suburban East Coaches of the Year

Two Ladue Schools coaches have led their teams to win the Suburban East Conference championships, and were thereby selected as  Suburban East Coaches of the Year for the 2011-12 school year.  Chad Anderson is the head boys varsity basketball coach and Clawson is head coach for varsity wrestling.

Gutchewsky and Curran Team Up and Get Published in “Educational Leadership”

Kim Gutchewsky and Joanne Curran teamed up to write the article “Supporting Older Students’ Reading” which has been published in the June 2012 online publication of Educational Leadership.  The article outlines how technology and learning strategies are being used to enhance student literacy and help students master online tasks.
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