Monthly Archives: June 2015

Old Bonhomme’s Mayer Shares Math Intervention Strategies in “The Language Magazine”

Excerpt from The Language Magazine…

Number Worlds and Building Blocks are curriculum intervention solutions to bring students struggling in mathematics up to par with their peers in math literacy and fluency. A math interventionist in the Ladue School District in Missouri, Lindsey Mayer, uses playing cards, board games, and manipulatives to reinforce tricky math concepts for struggling elementary school students. Guided by Number Worlds, Mayer presents lesson plans aligned with the Common Core and bolstered by hands-on activities that engage her students. “Our students love coming to Number Worlds,” Mayer says. “I have seen tremendous results, with a great number of students moving closer to grade level and some exiting math intervention altogether because they have reached the target grade level.”

Old Bonhomme’s Brown chosen for Discovery Education’s Summer Institute

Patricia Brown, the technology integration coach at Old Bonhomme School, was chosen to participate in a professional development event this summer hosted by Discovery Educator Network.

From July 12 to 17, Brown and 127 other educators from the U.S., Canada and the United Kingdom will converge for the 2015 DEN Summer Institute at the American University in Washington, D.C. The participants will attend seminars and hands-on workshops that highlight the latest technologies for the classroom. Educators will also be encouraged to share resources and expertise regarding modern learning strategies.

LMS Student Attends The Grannie Annie Book Celebration

Jackson DiBlasi, who recently completed fifth grade at the Ladue Fifth Grade Center, was one of seventeen students honored at The Grannie Annie’s annual book signing celebration at the Missouri History Museum on Sunday, June 7.

2011 Graduate Samantha Levin Holds Four of 10 Top 800 Meter Runs

Samantha Levin, a Ladue Horton Watkins High School 2011 graduate, holds four of Missouri’s top ten fastest high school runs for the 800 meter race. Samantha held the number one spot for four years with her time of 2:06:74 at a May 2011 meet until Hannah Long of Eureka High School surpassed Samantha’s record with a time of 2:04:23 on June 4, 2015.

LHWHS Graduate Kahn Receives Scholarship From ADL

The St. Louis Jewish Light announced the following on June 3, 2015…

“The Anti-Defamation League of Missouri/Southern Illinois has awarded local high school seniors Matt Frischer and Sam Kahn the 18th Annual Meyer and Marcelle Kranzberg Memorial Scholarship.  Each will receive a $2,000 college scholarship. Kahn attended Ladue Horton Watkins High School and will be going to Vanderbilt University in the fall.  Frischer attended Parkway Central and will be going to Indiana University.”

LHWHS Alumni Hirschfeld’s Artwork Featured in SNL Museum

Matt Hirschfeld, Ladue Horton Watkins High School class of 1998, and a University of Missouri at St. Louis graduate, is an illustrator in Los Angeles, California recently commissioned by NBC commissioned to create sketches for the new Saturday Night Live museum in New York City, NY. News Channel 5 reporter Dana Dean interviewed Matt through Skype about the honor.

See KSDK interview, Artist From STL Draws for SNL