Monthly Archives: November 2015

Fourth Grade Students Excelled at Regional First Lego League Competition

Fourth grade students from Reed, Spoede and Old Bonhomme shined at the regional First Lego League Competition! The competition was held at MICDS, Hazelwood West and Brittany Woods. The topic this year was waste management.

Reed’s team “X” beat its high score from past years, while both Spoede’s team “Making Solos So Low” and Old Bonhomme’s team “Scrappers” won the Core Values award.

Spoede Teacher Kathie Dolan Recognized with November 2015 Excellence in Education Award

dolan_2015Kathie Dolan, an Idea Lab Teacher at Spoede Elementary School, received the November 2015 Excellence in Education Award at the Nov. 23 Board of Education Meeting. Congratulations to Kathie on this prestigious recognition!

Kathie has been with the Ladue School District since August of 1990, when she joined the staff as a teaching assistant at Reed Elementary School. Having served the district as a first and second grade teacher, an enrichment teacher and an Idea Lab teacher, Kathie has touched the lives of many students in many different ways.

Ladue Schools Soccer Coach Named 2015 Coach of the Year

Last week, Dave Aronberg was voted the 2015 Coach of the Year for public schools in the Class 3 division. Dave is the boys soccer coach at Ladue Schools.

Chris Naunheim also made Offensive Player of the Year, and David Maffley-Kipp, Michael Peterson and Austin Powell were also recognized.

Congratulations on a great season, boys!

Click here to see the 2015 awards.

 

LHWHS Seniors share their thoughts on terrorism with KPLR

On Friday afternoon, LHWHS Seniors Jackson Gould and Noah Krause shared their thoughts about terrorism from the teenage perspective with KPLR’s Christine Buck on her live “Afternoons on 11” show. Jackson and Noah did a great job of articulating and sharing their thoughts from a variety of perspectives! This is just another reason to be proud of our students. Watch the segment below:

 

Art Teacher’s Exhibit On Display at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport

Are you traveling by air over the holidays? If so, you’ll want to check out high school art teacher Daniel Raedeke’s exhibit at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport! Congratulations to Daniel on this great recognition; his colorful sculpture pieces will be on display in the Terminal 1 Ticketing Lounge Exhibit Space until April 2016.

Fourteen LHWHS Students Perform Highly On Preliminary SAT

Congratulations to 14 Ladue Horton Watkins High School students who were named National Merit, National Achievement and National Hispanic semifinalists for their performance on the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) taken in their junior year!

About only 20 percent of high school students take the SAT. These students are among a small group of LHWHS seniors who have achieved this accomplishment in the past 20 years. All of these students are eligible for scholarships next spring.

Anti-Drug Group Visits LHWHS Freshmen

KMOV aired a story covering anti-drug group The Awaken Project’s recent visit to Ladue Horton Watkins High School. The message was for students to stay away from drugs that increasingly claim teen lives.

The group’s members engage with students by performing a live multimedia music event. The presentation was given to the entire freshman class on Oct. 27. Check out the video below to learn information about the program and see interviews with students!

Ladue Middle School Named a 2015 National Blue Ribbon School

On Nov. 9 and 10, the U.S. Department of Education recognized Ladue Middle School as a 2015 National Blue Ribbon School at a ceremony at the Omni-Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C. LMS was one of 285 public schools to receive the honor.

School staff attended the event to accept the award. U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced the news on Tuesday, Sept. 29.

“This honor recognizes your students’ accomplishments and the hard work and dedication that went into their success,” Duncan said in a message to the awardees. “Your journey has taught you collaboration, intentional instruction, and strong relationships in school and with your community. You represent excellence—in vision, in implementation, and in results—and we want to learn as much as we can from you.”

LMS Student Represents Missouri in World Chess Championship

Congratulations to Iris Zhou, a sixth-grader at Ladue Middle School who represented Missouri on the U.S. team in the 2015 World Youth & Cadets Chess Championship! This year, Iris is the only student in Missouri who qualified for the U.S. national team.

LHWHS Senior Attends Top Summer Science Program

Congratulations to Tye Lamkin, a senior at Ladue Horton Watkins High School, on her participation in the Summer Science Program this past summer!