Monthly Archives: August 2013

Reed’s Engelkenjohn a “Making IT Happen” Award Winner

Reed Elementary School’s gifted education Teacher, Karen Engelkenjohn has been chosen as the Midwest Education Technology Conference (METC) International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) affiliate Making IT (Instructional Technology) Happen award winner.  Karen was nominated by her gifted education colleague from Conway Elementary School, Donna Bancroft.

LHWHS Sarah Jacobs Wins LMI Aerospace Award for Excellence in Research

Teenage scientists earn research awards from University of Missouri–St. Louis STARS program

                Nearly 90 students participated in the STARS program

Thirty-five aspiring scientists who spent six weeks this summer conducting intensive research with St. Louis-area professors have earned research rewards.

LMS’ Eisenman Wins Kohls Cares Scholarship Program

Ladue Middle School’s Sarah Eisenman was selected as a 2013 Store-Level Winner in the Kohls Cares Scholarship Program for her Girl Scout Silver Award Take Action Project at HavenHouse in Creve Coeur, MO.  Sarah will be in eighth grade and is one of 50 students in Missouri to receive this award, and one of 2,300 students nationwide.

LMS’ Worthington Named Counselor of the Year

Janey Worthington, counselor at Ladue Middle School, has been selected as St. Louis Suburban School Counselor Association’s Middle Level Counselor of the Year.  School counselors from the St. Louis County school districts are encouraged to send nominations for deserving candidates for this honor.  Candidates are blind scored from letters of support that highlight the candidates in the areas of innovation, leadership and service to the community.  Letters of support come from administrators, teachers, fellow counselors, parents and students.  Being selected as the regional honoree qualifies the individual to be considered for Counselor of the Year of the State of Missouri.  Janey will be honored later this fall by the St. Louis Suburban School Counselor Association.

LMS Anna Zhong Accepted to St. Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra

As provided by the St. Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra… 

The St. Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra has a 42-year history of educating the region’s top young musicians. Through participation in the Youth Orchestra, musicians develop skills that go beyond the concert hall, life lessons that may help them along whatever path they may choose. St. Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra musicians bring honor to their school and to St. Louis, serving as a symbol of what discipline, training, and passion may do for young people. Acceptance into this orchestra is a huge accomplishment for any young musician. 

2013 Graduate Victor Wang Earns Gold Medal at International Mathematical Olympiad

As reported by the Mathematical Association of America

Official results of the 54th International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO), held this month in Santa Marta, Colombia, show the United States in third place, behind China (1) and South Korea (2). Russia (4) and North Korea (5) round out the top five. Complete rankings of the more than 90 countries that participated are available here.

2010 Graduate Eli Weigley Recognized for Academic Achievement by Basketball Coaches Honors Court

University of Missouri–St. Louis senior-to-be Eli Weigley has been named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches Honors Court for his success in the classroom during the 2012-13 year.

The NABC Honors Court recognizes the talents and gifts of student-athletes off the court and the work they exhibit in the classroom. In order to be named to the Honors Court, a student-athlete must meet a high standard of academic criteria. This includes being a junior or senior varsity athlete with a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or higher for the 2012-2013 academic year, with at least one year of matriculation at their current institution.

Four LHWHS Students Complete 2013 STARS Program

University of Missouri–St. Louis STARS program marks 25 years of mentoring aspiring scientists

                Nearly 90 students participated in the program

For many of the participants, working in labs with top scientists as part of the Students and Teachers as Research Scientists program at the University of Missouri–St. Louis, is the most important event in their decision to pursue a career in science.

This summer marked the 25th year of the program. Ken Mares, who has been director of the STARS program for the past 20 years, said it has progressed significantly since its inception.

2013 Graduate Runpeng Liu Earns Gold Medal at International Chemistry Olympiad

As published on the American Chemical Society Website…

U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad program would like to proudly announce the success of the Alpha Zeta Team at the 45th International Chemistry Olympiad competition, which concluded July 23, 2013 in Moscow, Russia.

U.S. Team students:  Saaket Agrawal, Mira Loma High School, CA, Silver medal, David Liang, Carmel High School, IN, Gold medal, Runpeng Liu, Ladue Horton Watkins High School, MO, Gold medal, Stephen Ting, Monta Vista High School, CA, Silver medal

The Last “Learning Cottage” Leaves the District

Reflections from Director of Facilities, Mike Noonan…
Lets call this one almost gone. This is the modular from Reed headed south on Lindberg towards a new life. Didn’t quite make it to the highway as they had to pull over and adjust the rigging. Crossed my fingers and, when I came back an hour later, it was gone.I feel like I’m coming full circle watching these leave the District. They were originally brought in as the Learning Cottage Village at the Middle School, the old Ladue Early Childhood Center (LECC) and at the various elementary schools to facilitate renovation specific to each site. A few hung around long enough to become semi-permanent fixtures to support various classroom needs due to overcrowding at the elementary schools.