Monthly Archives: November 2014

LMS Students Play for the Sake of Science

Biomedical engineering students from St. Louis University (SLU) needed to test ten toys designed to stimulate interest in science and engineering. They chose Ladue Middle School (LMS) to participate in the initiative ultimately aimed at delivering age-appropriate toys to schools in Haiti.  The purpose of the test is to see if the toys are fun, stimulate interest, present identifiable science/engineering principles and are age-appropriate for grades 5-7, as hypothesized.

Fifth-Graders Collect 500 Cans of Food for “Turkey Bowl”

Fifth-graders in the Ladue School District collected 500 canned goods at the first-ever “Turkey Bowl.”  The event was held on Saturday, November 22, 2014. Ladue Horton Watkins High School varsity football captains refereed four flag football games, each with twenty-eight fifth-graders. The students opted to donate canned goods instead of paying a registration fee to play. The event benefited the Harvey Kornblum Jewish Food Pantry.

High School Students Go Blue for Children’s Grief Awareness Day

Children’s Grief Awareness Day has been observed since 2008 on the Thursday before Thanksgiving. Since the holiday season can be an especially difficult time after a death for a grieving child, organizers chose November to bring awareness.

Student Game Designers Demo Prototypes

Two Ladue Middle School students, Hale Masaki and Alex Krasnoff, attended Stonemaier Games Design Day, a game design event. Alex entered his game, Venturing Vaults, and playtested it twice with two different groups of people.

The LHWHS Football Rams Win Quarterfinals Against Jackson

On Saturday, November 15, 2014, Ladue Horton Watkins High School (LHWHS) Rams won the Class 5 Quarterfinals against Jackson High School.  Junior James Bell switched the momentum for his teammates by catching a 33-yard touchdown pass to tie the game 21-21 early in the fourth quarter.  A touchdown and a field goal later, the Rams claimed a 31-21 victory. 

“Ladue View” Takes the Spotlight in Washington, D.C.

Junior Reis Rosenbloom, Senior Jane Nelson and Senior Lillian Donahue represented the Ladue View at the National High School Journalism Convention in Washington D.C., November 6-9, 2014. Ladue View is Ladue Horton Watkins High School’s monthly produced television news magazine show.  More than 6,000 students and advisers from all over the country attended the convention. Ladue View walked away with six of the highest honors the program has ever received. To see the list of their recognitions and photos, read “Ladue View Wins Multiple National Awards.”

A LHWHS Senior: Think Before You Type

Ladue Horton Watkins High School Senior Lillian Donahue is retracing her tracks on social media sites. Lillian wants to make sure she hasn’t posted anything in the past that would hurt her future chances for getting into the college of her choice. Lillian and high school broadcast/technology teacher,  Don Goble, were recently interviewed for an online article, “How Clean Is Your Digital Footprint?”

LHWHS Edwards and Fox Named Fox 2/Arby’s Athletes of the Week

Ladue Horton Watkins High School (LHWHS) football players Senior Jack Fox and Junior Daylen Edwards were the Fox 2/Arby’s Athletes of the Week for Friday, November 14, 2014. The duo led the Rams to a stunning comeback playoff victory over Webster Groves to earn the award.  On Saturday, November 15, 2014 the LHWHS Rams claimed the Quarterfinals victory over Jackson.

Fox 2 Sports reporter Charlie Marlow has story of the Rams football heroes, Jack Fox and Daylen Edwards.

Former Ladue Schools Coach Honored with Surprise Birthday Bash

Coach Ralph Engelmeyer worked in the Ladue School District for more than thirty years, from 1958 – 1992.   When word got around that Coach Engelmeyer wasn’t in the best of health, his former colleagues, as well as graduates from the ‘60s and ‘80s when his son graduated, threw him a surprise party.  On October 10, 2014 more than seventy guests, including former coaches and counselors, gathered at the Ladue Fifth Grade Center gym to honor the man who was a role model for many students.

Ladue Alumni Gear Up for First “Alumni Football Classic”

The Ladue Alumni Sports Committee (LASC) is hosting the first-ever Ladue Alumni Football Classic on Thanksgiving weekend, Saturday, November 29, 2014, at the Ladue West Campus located at 10900 Ladue Rd. from 12 – 5 p.m.  The public is invited and encouraged to attend this game featuring alumni talent in every capacity — from the players, to the cheerleaders, to the entertainers.  Former Ladue Horton Watkins High School (LHWHS) football coach, Jerry Maher will serve as honorary coach.