Monthly Archives: August 2014

Ladue Staff Take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

It started with Reed Elementary School challenging district administrators…

Then the district administrators challenged the principals…

The first to take on the challenge was Kerri Wetzel, director of the Ladue Early Childhood Center…

Ladue Schools Students, Staff and Alumni Respond to Crisis in Ferguson with Support for Students and the Community

As the tragic situation in Ferguson, Missouri unfolded, Ladue Schools staff and students have rallied to provide support for Ladue Schools students, students in the Ferguson-Florissant school district and the community at large. Following are just a few examples…

Senior Donahue Honored by Academy of Education Arts & Sciences

Senior Lillian Donahue is an Educators’ Voice Award honoree for 2014.  Donahue was selected as the Student Journalist of the Year.  All honorees automatically become members of the Academy of Education Arts and Sciences Council of Peers. Honorees were also entered for consideration as candidates for a Bammy Award, to be presented by the Academy of Education Arts and Sciences in Washington D.C. on September 27, 2014.

Six LHWHS Students Participate in 2014 STARS Program

Six Ladue Horton Watkins High School students participated in the 2014 Students and Teachers as Research Scientists (STARS) program at the University of Missouri – St. Louis (UMSL.)  STARS pairs students with top research mentors from the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, Saint Louis University, Washington University in St. Louis, and the host institution, UMSL.

Three Ladue Schools on American Heart Association Honor Roll

Three Ladue Schools made the top ten lists for Jump Rope for Heart and Hoops for Heart fundraising in Missouri. Reed Elementary School and Old Bonhomme Elementary School made the top ten list for Jump Rope for Heart, raising $23,407 and $17,937 respectively.  The Fifth Grade Center made the list for Hoops for Heart, raising $11,547.

LMS’s Worthington Named Missouri’s Middle School Counselor of the Year

The Missouri School Counselor Association honored Ladue Middle School’s Counselor Janey Worthington as its Middle School Counselor of the Year on November 2, 2014, at Tan-Tar-A in the Lake of the Ozarks.  Janey was selected for this recognition based upon the innovation she brings to her position, her leadership role and her service to Ladue Middle School, which was also recognized as a National School of Character.

One of her nominators stated of Janey, “There is always a noticeable difference in her classes:  her students are kinder to one another, they are very familiar with the character program in the school, and they look out for each other and take care of one another.”

This award was open to multi-level school counselors from the state.  With this recognition, Missouri has nominated Janey for the National School Counselor of the Year through the American School Counselor Association.

Senior Ting Ding Takes First Place in National Poster Contest

Ting Ding, a 2014-15 senior at Ladue Horton Watkins High School, and student of Sra. Maritza Sloan’s Spanish 4 class, received first place in the digital category from the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP).

The poster contest is a demonstration of students’ understanding of the importance and uses for new languages. The theme for this year’s contest was, “Enriquece tu vida aprediendo otras lenguas” (Enrich your life by learning other languages).

Congratulations to Ting for an extraordinary and artistic job with her poster. To view the other winners in the other categories please visit the link below.
http://www.aatsp.org/?page=PosterWinners_2014

LHWHS Senior Liu Wins Gold at 2014 International Mathematical Olympiad

Ladue Horton Watkins High School senior, Yang Liu, recently returned from Capetown, South Africa after winning a Gold Medal in the 2014 International Mathematical Olympiad as a member of the six person USA team.   Overall, Team USA finished a very strong second to China.

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