Monthly Archives: March 2014

Spelling Bee Regional Finals

Sid Yu (left) of Spoede Elementary School and Justin Wayne (right) of Ladue Middle School put their spelling skills to the test and made it all the way to the St. Louis Post Dispatch Spelling Bee Regional Finals. The competition was held at McKendree University on March 1st, 2014. Way to go, Sid and Justin!

Speech and Debate Team Qualifies to State and National Tournaments

The Ladue Horton Watkins High School Speech and Debate Team completed their regular season with three weeks of district tournaments. After three weeks of intense competition, the team qualified four entries to the Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA) State Tournament and two entries to the National Forensics League (NFL) National Tournament.

DECA Students Recognized at District Career Development Conference

The DECA chapter at Ladue Horton Watkins High School were recognized for their achievements this year at the District Career Development Conference and Competition in February 2014. The DECA students competed against thirteen other schools with the following students qualifying for the state competition at the Lake of the Ozarks in March: Preston Barrow, Andrew Cherrick, Malcolm Davis, Arthur Durkach, Jackson Gould, Brian Jiang, Zain Khan, Kyle McNeill, Semhar Mekonnen, and Katie O’Brien.

LHWHS Students Earn Top Honors at Local Symposium

Ladue Horton Watkins High School students Yang Liu and Ezra Umen presented their research paper “Generating and Computing Perfect Phylogenies Using Saturated Chains” at the Missouri Junior Science, Engineering and Humanities Symposium at Maryville University held March 14-15, 2014.  The students earned first place in their category and second place overall.

LHWHS Among Winners in Robotics Competition

The Ladue Horton Watkins High School robotics team, Rambunction, took second place in the FIRST Robotics St. Louis Regional held at the Chaifetz Arena on March 13 – 15, 2014.  After losing some close matches, the team was ranked 40th out of 45 teams at the end of qualifying rounds on Saturday morning.  Westminster and Hazelwood Central chose Ladue to compete with their teams in the elimination matches on Saturday afternoon because of the robot’s strong defensive capabilities. The alliance of those three teams went all the way to the finals and proudly took home the second place trophy!

Panorama/Rambler Staff Receive School Publication Recognitions

On March 10, 2014, student work on Ladue Horton Watkins High School publications received the following honors at the Sponsors of School Publications Contest held at Webster University:

  • The Panorama staff received an Excellent rating in Overall Newspaper
  • Rambler staff received an Honorable Mention in Overall Yearbook.  This is the first time in many years the Rambler has competed in a critique.
  • LadueToday.com received an Honorable Mention for Overall Online Publication.

LMS Students Excel at National French Exam

Eleven eighth grader students took the National French Exam on March 8, 2014.  Four students placed nationally on the “Le Grand Concours” test, a national competition sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of French.  Students are evaluated for their written, oral and listening comprehension skills in French.  Nearly 100,000 students in all 50 states competed in the 2014 event.

LHWHS Broadcast Work Featured on “Student Voice”

The Ladue Horton Watkins High School (LHWHS) Broadcast Technology department just announce a new online partnership to distribute students broadcast technology work to over 100,000 online subscribers each month. BAM Radio Network is the largest all-education radio network in the nation. Student work will be featured in a new program called “Student Voice,” and LHWHS students will provide the first video show to their network ever! 

Reed Elementary School’s Bokermann Receives March Excellence in Education Award

A teacher who is considered a trendsetter in education and classroom rehabbing received the March 2014 Excellence in Education Award. Michelle Bokermann of Special School District has been a speech language pathologist at Reed Elementary School since receiving her graduate degree from Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville in 2002.