Monthly Archives: September 2015

Ladue Schools’ Boy’s Varsity Tennis Head Coach Named State Coach of the Year

Congratulations to Ladue Schools’ Head Coach for Boy’s Varsity Tennis, Margaret Junker, who has been named State Coach of the Year! The announcement was made at the 2015 Ladue Horton Watkins High School (LHWHS) Homecoming Pep Rally on Friday, September 25, 2015.

Ladue Early Childhood Center Staff & Community Recognized for Support of Cancer Center

The Ladue Early Childhood Center staff and school community will be recognized for their annual fundraising efforts and support of the Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center!

Each year, the LECC hosts the “Hats on to Cancer” event, where students bring in $1 to wear a hat all day at school. All proceeds are donated to the center. This year will be the third time the LECC has held the event. This year, the event will be on Jan. 21, 2016!

LHWHS Alumna Retires, Runs Nonprofit For Seniors & the Arts

Lynn Friedman Hamilton, a Ladue Horton Watkins High School 1963 alumna, is retired, but she’s not slowing down. In 2009, Lynn launched a nonprofit project, Maturity and its Muse. Now that she’s retired, Lynn has more time for her organization!

Spoede Best in State for 2015 Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge

Congratulations to Spoede Elementary School, which has officially been named the #1 school in Missouri for logging the most minutes in the 2015 Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge! Thanks to our inspiring teachers and parents, we have some excellent young readers in our schools, and they’re powered up to read throughout this school year!

LHWHS Teacher Bob Westerholt Recognized with September 2015 Excellence in Education Award

Bob Westerholt, the AP Psychology teacher at Ladue Horton Watkins High School, received the September 2015 Excellence in Education Award at the Sept. 28 Board of Education Meeting. Congratulations to Bob on this prestigious recognition!

This marks Bob’s 23rd year of service in the Ladue School District, time spent imparting knowledge and life lessons to our students. Bob began his career with the district in August 1992, as a seventh grade social studies teacher at Ladue Middle School. He taught at LMS for five years before moving to the high school, where this will be his 18th year.

Speech and Debate Team Successful in Season Kick-off

The Ladue Horton Watkins High School speech and debate team had a very successful kick-off to their 2015-16 season. The team competed in the Greater Saint Louis Speech Association’s Pre-Season Tournament on Saturday, September 19 at Mehlville High School.  The tournament is a limited preparation tournament offering Duet Improvisational Acting, Impromptu Speaking, and Extemporaneous Debate.

Grand Opening of New Path at Reed Elementary School

After years of planning, the Reed Path is now a reality! The grand opening for the path was held Friday, September 18, 2015.

“The path will do much more than promote a healthy lifestyle,” Reed Principal Chris Schreiner said. “It will provide a place for brain breaks for all students and interventions for specific students to help them be more focused and ready to learn in the general classrooms.”

Ladue Schools #2 on Top 10 Best School Districts in Missouri

Ladue Schools was recently listed second on the Top 10 Best School Districts in Missouri, a ranking created by k12.niche.com.  Some of the factors included in the ranking were high school graduation and dropout rates, quality of teachers, the ratio of teachers to students, and academics.

Alumnus Boulanger Selected World Language Teacher of the Year

Grant Boulanger, a 1993 graduate of Ladue Horton Watkins High School and a Spanish teacher at Skyview Middle School in the North Saint Paul, Maplewood, Oakdale District (ISD 622), was recently selected as the recipient of the 2015 Minnesota World Language Teacher of the Year Award from the Minnesota Council on the Teaching of Languages and Cultures (MCTLC).

Firefighters and Police Officers Visit Reed Elementary on 9/11

Ladue firefighters and police officers visited Reed Elementary on Friday, Sept. 11, 2015, to hand out popsicles to our students during recess! The event was held to commemorate 9/11.