Monthly Archives: February 2014

Old Bonhomme’s Humphrey Supports “Unsorted”

Lori Humphrey, second-grade teacher at Old Bonhomme Elementary School, was recently interviewed by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch about the play Unsorted.  Humphrey was the district’s Teacher of the Year for the 2012-13 school year and was also the recipient of an Emerson Excellence in Teaching Award.  Humphrey has applied for a Gold Star Grant to fund presentation of the play to students and personnel in the Ladue School District to kick off the school year in September. The request specifies that Unsorted be performed as well for parents and the community to promote home-school connections.

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Humphrey was also interviewed on St. Louis Public Radio about her interest in and support of this production.

Listen to the interview.

LHWHS Linehan Recipient of Pedal the Cause Award

News release from Pedal the Cause…

Young Olivette Resident Receives Top Honors
by Honoring His Mother & Supporting His Father’s Research

Pedal the Cause presents Clare Blase Spirit Award to Ben Linehan   

ST. LOUIS (Feb. 25, 2013) — Pedal the Cause is pleased to announce that sixteen-year-old Olivette resident and Ladue High School student, Ben Linehan, is the recipient of the 2013 Pedal the Cause Clare Blase Spirit Award.

LHWHS Jacob Receives Distinguished Achievement Award

News release published by University of Missouri – St. Louis…

UMSL honors 47 high school students for distinguished achievement in science

On February 20, 2014, more than 200 proud parents and teachers came to honor 47 high school juniors at the annual Distinguished Achievement Awards for Science Excellence dinner presented by the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Missouri–St. Louis.

LMS MathCounts Team Places First in Regional Competition

Ten students from Ladue Middle School (LMS) participated in the Regional MathCounts Competition on February 15-16, 2014.  The team of Anna Zhong, Kevin Jiang, Edward Wu, and Justin Chen placed first at Regionals and will represent LMS at the state competition in March.  Moses Schindler will also represent LMS at state in the individual competition.

LMS Petersen Appointed to NSTA Science Scope Advisory Board

Elizabeth Petersen, seventh-grade science teacher at Ladue Middle School was appointed in February 2014 to the NSTA Science Scope Advisory Board.  The work of this group is targeted toward promoting excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning for all.  Science Scope Magazine is the the NSTA publication for middle school science teachers.

LMS Eisenman Selected as Missouri Top Middle Level Youth Volunteer

On February 7, 2014, Ladue Middle School eighth-grader Sarah Eisenman was selected as Missouri’s top Middle Level youth volunteer in the 2014 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program. In Sarah’s volunteer project, which was also her Girl Scout Silver Award project, she demonstrated leadership by designing and furnishing reading rooms at HavenHouse St. Louis. HavenHouse is a home-away-from-home that serves more than 3,000 patients a year and their families, who travel to St. Louis from all over the United States and 46 other nations to receive medical treatment.

Ladue Graduate Matt Hirschfeld Designs NBC’s Emmy Campaign

Los Angeles based illustrator Matt Hirschfeld (Ladue HW class of 1998) was commissioned last summer by NBC/Universal Television to create several drawings for their annual Emmy campaign in Variety Magazine. These ads featured several hit shows which included Parks and Rec, 30 Rock, The Office and Saturday Night Live.

LMS Science Olympiad Team Places First Regionally

The Ladue Middle School Science Olympiad Team for placed first in the regional competition held on February 1, 2014. The competition team placed in the top four for all 23 events, and the training team placed in the top five for 18 of the 23 events.

Spoede Elementary’s Jones Receives February Excellence in Education Award.

Spoede Elementary School Principal Dr. Kim Stallons said, “Becky Jones is exceptional at building relationships with students and is their very best advocate.”  What impressed Dr. Stallons most was Becky’s commitment to finding the right interventions and resources for her students.