Monthly Archives: October 2014

LHWHS Sophomore Gloria Zhou Wows Her Audience

Ladue Horton Watkins High School sophomore Gloria Zhou was mentioned in the “Were You There When” section of the Ladue News.  She recently performed the Mendelssohn G Minor Piano Concerto with the Town & Country Symphony Orchestra. The event was held at The Principia. Gloria, who studies piano with Laura Schindler, has received many awards for her piano skills.

Six LHWHS Students Join 2014-15 St. Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra

Jessica Ingraham, STL Symphony Youth Orchestra Manager and Secondary Programs Coordinator, contacted Ladue Horton Watkins High School (LHWHS) Principal Brad Griffith with the great news…   Seniors Rowan Faulkner and Elena Hammann; sophomores Cindy Geng, Nathan Hsu and Stephanie Zhong and freshmen Glen Morgenstern have been accepted into the prestigious program.

LHWHS Varsity Wielansky All-Time Soccer Goal Leader

Ladue Horton Watkins High School’s Michael Wielansky is now the all-time goal leader in a season. With 42 career goals, Wielansky is closing in on the all-time points record with six away from becoming Ladue’s all-time leading scorer too. Wielansky is chasing former LHWHS soccer player and current Washington Nationals minor leaguer William Piwnica-Worms’ record, who set all those marks in 2007.

Ladue Horton Watkins High School ‘s Gutchewsky Receives October Excellence in Education Award

Not many school principals would go on record as saying, “If I were opening a new school, with any range of learner or ability level, I would want Kim with me.” But that’s exactly what Ladue Horton Watkins High School Principal Brad Griffith said of English Teacher Kim Gutchewsky.

LECC Staff Honored as Women’s Champion for Social Change

On October 23, 2014, the Ladue Early Childhood Center staff received a 2014 Women’s Champion for Social Change Award. This award is sponsored by SLEVAWN—St. Louis Ending Violence against Women Network and recognizes employers, employees, advocates and volunteers in the St. Louis community who are making a difference in the lives of women in their workplace and in their recovery from domestic violence.  

2014 Graduate Lijowska Receives Excellence in Foreign Language Study Award

Kansas City, MO — Ladue Horton Watkins High School alumna, Magda Lijowska has been honored for Excellence in Foreign Language Study by the Foreign Language Association of Missouri (FLAM). Lijowska and her Spanish teacher, Mrs. Maritza Sloan, were honored at FLAM’s annual fall conference in Kansas City on October 18, 2014.

LHWHS Field Hockey Team Wins Tournament and Coach’s Award

The Ladue Horton Watkins High School (LHWHS) Field Hockey Team won the Public Schools Tournament on October 18, 2014 – a first for LHWHS. To top it off, Coach Barb Dwyer was selected by her peers to receive the Janet Esrock Coach of the Year Award for 2014.  This award is given to coaches who have a passion for coaching and a strong desire for competition to be at the highest possible level.

LMS Raises Over $1,700 for Siteman Cancer Center

On October 17, 2014, the Ladue Middle School staff wore pink and gray ‘Due Time for a Cure t-shirts made by Emily Taylor’s art class.  Through sale of the t-shirts, the staff raised more than $1,700 for Siteman Cancer Center.  Students also wore pink outfits…  tutus, fuzzy hats and all!

LHWHS Take the “Clothes Pin Challenge”

On October 16, 2014, Ladue Horton Watkins High School Students teamed up with students from seven other area high schools to participate in the Clothes Pin Challenge a student-led campaign to stop cyberbullying.    They wrote #StartsWithUs on a clothes pin and “pinned” the backpack or shirt of a friend, taking a photo or video of the “pinning” and uploading it to Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, etc.  In turn, the “pinned friend” goes on to pin someone else. 

Events in Ferguson Create: A Teachable Moment

A Teachable Moment:  “Adults, we have such a hard time having these conversations…”  This story was published and aired on St. Louis Public Radio on October 15,2014 and features interviews with Vincent Flewellen, teacher at Ladue Middle School, and students in his Multi-Cultural Studies class.  

Students were enjoying the last few weeks of summer vacation when mass demonstrations erupted in Ferguson following the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown on Aug 9.