Monthly Archives: October 2012

Three Ladue Ensembles Featured at MMEA 2013

Congratulations to the Ladue Horton Watkins High School Symphonic Percussion Ensemble, directed by Michael Faris; the Ladue Horton Watkins High School Symphonic Band, directed by Aaron Lehde and Scott Harris; and the Ladue Middle School Treble Chamber Singers, directed by Brandon Williams.  These three ensembles were selected through a blind audition, out of 196 state-wide applicants, to perform at the 2013 Missouri Music Educators Association Convention.

The students and directors will travel to Tan-tar-a on Friday, January 25, 2012 to present concerts modeling exemplary performance and literature for Missouri music teachers and college students.

Spoede Elementary Students Participate in Shoeman Water Project

In an effort led by the Spoede Elementary School Student Council, Spoede Elementary students collected 1,652 pairs of shoes for the Shoeman Water Projects.  Shoeman Water Projects collects thousands of donated used and new shoes from school service projects, church mission projects, business drop locations and business in-house shoe drives.

LHWHS’ Allen Selected for National Speech Event

Sarah Allen, a senior at Ladue Horton Watkins High School, has been accepted to the George Mason University Extemporaneous Speaking Round Robin. Sarah was selected as one of eight students from across the country to compete in a head-to-head style round robin. Sarah will be expected to be an expert on domestic and international topics – from the economy and elections, to the conflict in Syria and governments in transition around the world.

LHWHS Speech and Debate Team Starts 2012-13 Season with Success

The Ladue Horton Watkins Speech and Debate Team started off the 2012-13 season with great success.  Eleven team members (including four new members) attended Autumn Congress at Oakville High School on Saturday, October 6, 2012. The team earned second place in the Sweepstakes competition which was calculated based on number of entries, submitting student-written legislation, and cumulative speaker points. Arlo Frantz-Greene won second place in his chamber. Sarah Allen and Kisan Thakkar won first place (best speaker) in their respective chambers. 

“iAm Ladue” Featured on HEC-TV

The Ladue Broadcast Technology department has entered into a new joint venture with HEC-TV. An Emmy award winning station of excellence, HEC-TV is St. Louis’ leading producer of education, arts, and cultural television.

Each month, two of the Ladue Broadcast Technology departments televisions shows, the student-produced Ladue View and the district communications program Ladue Schools Today, will be combined into a one-hour television show called iAm Ladue.  See the first edition of iAm Ladue.

Alumna Jasmine Huda Hosts Foundation Luncheon

The Ladue Education Foundation once again kicked off the school year with an annual community event.  This year, the event was a luncheon attended by over 200 with Ladue Horton Watkins High School alumna Jasmine Huda as Keynote Speaker and Honorary Chair.  Jasmine Huda graduated in 1997 and is currently a news anchor for KMOV-TV.  (See video recap of luncheon.)

Old Bonhomme’s Grench Takes First in 5K

Giselle Grench, a fourther-grader at Old Bonhomme Elementary took first place in the women’s division of the Olivette on the Go 5K run in late September.  Included here is a picture of Giselle collecting her $150 check for her achievement.

High School Student Selected for National Speech Event

Sarah Allen, senior at Ladue Horton Watkins High School, has been accepted to the George Mason University Extemporaneous Speaking Round Robin. Sarah was selected as one of eight students from across the country to compete in a head-to-head style round robin. Sarah will be expected to be an expert on domestic and international topics – from the economy and elections to the conflict in Syria and governments in transition around the world.

Emily Bell (class of 2012) was selected to the round robin last year for the second time, so the 2012 round robin marks the third year in a row that a Ladue student has been chosen to participate.

Sarah’s senior year of speech and debate is off to a wonderful start. She received first place in her chamber at Oakville High Schools’ Autumn Congress. She also won third place in Public Forum (with her partner, Sydney Petersen) and first place in Domestic Extemporaneous Speaking at Parkway West’s Fall Classic. She will next compete at Brentwood High School’s Fall tournament.

LHWHS Speech and Debate Team Starts Season with Success!

The high school speech and debate team started off the 2012-2013 season with great success! Eleven team members (including four new members!) attended Autumn Congress at Oakville High School on Saturday, 6 October 2012. The team earned second place in sweepstakes which was calculated based on number of entries, submitting student-written legislation, and cumulative speaker points. Arlo Frantz-Greene won second place in his chamber. Sarah Allen and Kisan Thakkar won first place (best speaker) in their respective chambers.

The speech and debate team will attend the first full tournament of the year on Friday and Saturday, the 12th and 13th of October. The first tournament is the Parkway Classic, co-hosted by Parkway South High School (novice division) and Parkway West High School (varsity division).