Monthly Archives: May 2014

LHWHS Sophomore Hines-Wilson Accepted Into Washington University Program

Washington University College Prep Program Introduces First Cohort
Innovative program prepares students for college 

Washington University in St. Louis is pleased to announce the first cohort of its College Prep Program, a new multi-year initiative that will prepare high-achieving high school students with limited financial resources for college.

Sixth Grade Camp Receives “Promising Practices” Recognition

The Ladue Middle School (LMS) Sixth Grade Camp program is receiving “Promising Practices” recognition from the Character Education Partnership, the same group that recognizes National Schools of Character. Promising Practices is a much smaller, more targeted award program.  Its purpose is to share good character education initiatives with schools across the country. The programs chosen are shared through publications and online media.

Ladue Fifth Grade Center Students Have Family Stories Published

St. Louis, Mo., May 18, 2014—Two students from the Ladue Fifth Grade Center are among the thirty-five fourth- through eighth- grade authors nationwide who have been honored by The Grannie Annie Family Story Celebration with publication of their historical family stories in Grannie Annie, Vol. 9.  Participating students write a story from their family history, based upon information they gather by interviewing an older relative. Authors are also invited to submit illustrations with their stories. After stories have been selected for publication, additional illustrations are solicited from students in the St. Louis area.

LMS Eighth in National Science Olympiad Competition

Congratulations to the Ladue Middle School Science Olympiad for a great showing at the National Science Olympiad Competition, held on May 17, 2014 in Orlando, FL at the University of Central Florida. The students competed against the top 60 teams from across the country, placing eighth overall. LMS students placed in three events, Sounds of Music (6th), Simple Machines (6th) and the trial event Bridge Building (6th).

LMS Named National School of Character

May, 2014 – (St. Louis, MO) – The Ladue School District is pleased to announce that Ladue Middle School was named a 2014 National School of Character (NSOC) by The Character Education Partnership (CEP), a national advocate and leader for the character education movement. The National Schools of Character (NSOC) program recognizes schools that have demonstrated the use of character education and development to drive a positive impact on academics, student behavior, and school climate.

Two LHWHS Students Selected for Cultural Leadership

Freshman Elizabeth Collinger and Junior Ariel Groener have been selected, along with 30 other students from the St. Louis area, to participate in the Cultural Leadership program during the summer of 2014.

1968 Graduate Nuetzel Remembered

St. Louis Public Radio posted this story commemorating contributions to theatre and the field of psychology by Eric Nuetzel, a Ladue Horton Watkins High School graduate who passed away on May 12, 2014.  Nuetzel was married to Susan Miller Nuetzel who served for many years on the Ladue Schools Board of Education.  

LHWHS Geers Has Painting Accepted by Gallery

LHWHS junior, Nina Geers, had a painting accepted to The Next Generation Exhibition, a juried show, at the Soulard Art Market and Contemporary Gallery (SAM).

Her painting is acrylic on plexiglass, 36 x 24 in.

2012 Graduates Art Featured in Recent Book

2012 graduates Amy Dai and Andrew Rubin both have paintings created in Advanced Placement Studio Art at Ladue Horton Watkins High School included in the second edition of Helen D. Hume’s The Art Teacher’s Survival Guide for Secondary Schools published in 2014.

Funds Raised for Leukemia in Memory of LHWHS Graduate

The late Bryan Thomas Campbell died in 2007 due to complications caused by leukemia.  Bryan grew up in Godfrey, attended Alton High School, and graduated from Ladue Horton Watkins High School and the University of Missouri Columbia. In 2008, his family formed the Bryan Thomas Campbell Foundation to raise funds for leukemia patients and leukemia research. A year later, the Campbells started the Soupie Open Golf Tournament to raise money for the foundation.