Category Archives: District Recognition

LHWHS Seniors Earn Place at Top-Notch Universities

The Ladue Class of 2016 is solidifying plans for life after high school, and many of our seniors have already been accepted into top-notch universities! This past weekend, many colleges released early decisions. Acceptances for our seniors include: Macalester, Bates, Stanford, CalTech, Duke, Northeastern, Rhodes, Wooster, Tulane, two for Vanderbilt and two for Harvard. But the biggest news is that 12 LHWHS students were accepted to Wash U Early Decision. Way to go, seniors! ‪#‎DueTime‬

LMS Raises Money, Donations for Local Charities

Our schools understand the gift of giving; many students and staff have been working to raise funds for various charities and philanthropies this semester. Recently, Ladue Middle School held a penny war competition that raised a total of $1667 for the organization Free the Children. The school’s annual canned food drive also raised a combined total of about 14,300 cans for Gateway 180, a nonprofit 24-hour family emergency shelter.

Students who donated 100 cans or more had the opportunity to throw a pie in staff members’ faces. Check out the photos below from the celebration!

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.

 

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.

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.”

President Obama Praises Becky Sauerbrunn’s “Quiet Dominance”

President Barack Obama gave a special shout-out to each member of the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team, including our own alumna Becky Sauerbrunn, at the White House on Tuesday!

The team was invited to a tribute in honor of the team’s 2015 World Cup win. President Obama pointed out Becky’s “quiet dominance” as a necessity for the win as he listed each girl’s characteristic contributions.

Grant Paves Way for New Pickleball Paddles at Conway

Our students at Conway Elementary are ready to play some pickleball! Ann Chapin, the school’s physical education teacher, applied for and received a $150 mini-grant from the Greater St. Louis Region Missouri State Teachers Association that she plans on putting toward some better quality pickleball paddles!

Old Bonhomme Granted Guidance & Counseling Award

Congratulations to Old Bonhomme Elementary, which was recognized on Oct. 9, 2015, as a recipient of the Gysbers Success Designation Award, which is awarded for a school’s commitment to implementing a comprehensive guidance and counseling program that focuses on the following aspects of development for all students: academic, career and personal/social.

Behr Named Outstanding Project Lead The Way Engineering Teacher

Congratulations to Ladue Horton Watkins High School’s Hannah Behr, who was recognized as a 2015-2016 Outstanding Project Lead the Way Engineering Teacher!

Project Lead the Way is the nation’s leading provider of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) programs. Hannah is the PLTW coordinator for the high school, and has taken on an integral role in developing the program.