Monthly Archives: March 2015

Reed Elementary School’s Genius Hour Program Sparks Media Interest

On Tuesday, March 31, 2015, KMOV-TV reporter Alissa Reitmeier visited Reed Elementary School to investigate the buzz about the Genius Hour and why some students are willing to skip recess to participate in it.

OBE Students Make Blankets For The Project Linus

On March 25, 2015, 170 students at Old Bonhomme Elementary School gave up their recess to hand make blankets for ill or traumatized children and teens. In all, nine blankets were made. The Project Linus was started in 1995 and named after the famous Peanuts comic strip character. To learn more about the organization, click here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reed Elementary School First-Graders Are in Business

On Monday, March 30, 2015, first-graders held a grand opening for “Button Madness.”

The students created a clay button business after learning about economics in class. Not only did they produce the buttons, they helped to get the word out about their sale.

LHWHS Alumni Make $1 Million Lead Pledge to LHWHS Renovation

At the Rhythm and Hues fundraising event on March 28, 2015, the Ladue Education Foundation announced that a lead gift of $1 million has been pledged toward a major renovation of Ladue Horton Watkins High School.  The pledge was made by three district families:  Dana and Barry Sandweiss, Julie and Tim Stern, and Nicky and Scott Stern. Barry Sandweiss, Tim Stern and Scott Stern are alumni of the district’s high school.  

Parent of LHWHS Alumni Receives A Lifetime Achievement Award in Health Care

Dr. Arnold Bullock, an urologist and Washington University medical school endowed professor, took an interest at the academic performance among minorities when his children were students at Ladue Horton Watkins High School.

Jahnke Named New Superintendent of the Year

Superintendent Dr. Donna Jahnke was named New Superintendent of the Year by the Missouri Association of School Administrators (MASA) for outstanding performance as a new superintendent.  Dr. Jahnke became superintendent for Ladue Schools in July 2013 and accepted the award at the annual MASA Spring Conference on March 25, 2015.

Ladue Middle School’s Taylor-Johnson Surprised By Award

Ladue Middle School Associate Principal Tiffany Taylor-Johnson has been named Middle School Assistant Principal of the Year.

LMS Students Take First Place in WordMasters Challenge

Sixth-graders at Ladue Middle School won first place in the WordMasters Challenge 2 with 192 points out of 200.

The following students were round two winners: Walter Kornfeld, Michael Tu, Joshua Wolk, Huamin Gao, Sydney Marvin, Jahnavi Vishnubhotla, Jennifer Fan, Lucy Yue, Rohan Kumaran, Austin Gage, Alexander Ye, Ari Gottesman, Ryan Lam, Alex Zhou, Harry Chen, Andrew Johnson, Eric Yin, Udonne Eke-Okoro, Eleanor Hohenberg, Sarah Vaidyan and Tomi Zigo.

LHWHS’s Flinn Named NSDA’s Eastern Missouri District Principal of the Year

Ladue Horton Watkins High School Associate Principal, Pablo Flinn, is the first recipient of the National Speech and Debate Association’s Eastern Missouri District Principal of the Year Award.

Mr. Flinn was nominated for his commitment and support for the LHWHS speech and debate team as well as his support for the local speech and debate community.  Students on the speech and debate team surprised Mr. Flinn with the award at a faculty meeting.

LMS 8th Grade French Students Recognized by National Association of French Teachers

In March 2015, more than 10,0000 students across the country, including nineteen Ladue Middle School 8th grade French students, participated in the National French Contest Exam. When the results were released in May, sixteen LMS students scored high enough to receive recognition from the American Association of Teachers of French (AATF).