Category Archives: District Recognition

LMS Petersen Appointed to NSTA Science Scope Advisory Board

Elizabeth Petersen, seventh-grade science teacher at Ladue Middle School was appointed in February 2014 to the NSTA Science Scope Advisory Board.  The work of this group is targeted toward promoting excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning for all.  Science Scope Magazine is the the NSTA publication for middle school science teachers.

Find Out Why Students, Staff and Parents Say “We Love Ladue!”

On the last few days of the 2012-13 school year, students, staff and parents were asked “Why does your school rock?”  Find out what they said at…

Ladue Middle School, Reed Elementary School and Spoede Elementary School

Conway Elementary School, Old Bonhomme Elementary School and Ladue Horton Watkins High School

LHWHS Wins National Academic All-Star Tournament for Missouri

June 16, 2013

Columbus, OH –  The fourth annual National Academic All-Star Tournament ended at Ohio State University today with the state of Missouri defeating Texas in the final match to claim the championship.

NASAT is a season-ending academic quizbowl event in which all-star teams from different U.S. states square off for the national championship.

Team Missouri members Max Schindler, Ben Zhang, Jialin Ding, and Haohang Xu emerged in first place after two days of intense competition on questions of a collegiate-level difficulty covering topics including literature, history, science, art, religion, philosophy, current events, and geography of the U.S. and the entire world.

LHWHS 2013 Graduate Runpeng Liu Represents U.S. in Chemistry Competition.

As published on stltoday.com on July 14, 2013…

A recent Ladue high school graduate is in Moscow this week as one of four students representing the United States in an international chemistry competition.

Runpeng Liu, 18, traveled to Moscow on Friday with his teammates to take part in the July 15-24 International Chemistry Olympiad with 70 other countries.

The road to the team began with a three-part exam that 12,000 students took. Liu was among 1,000 students who performed well enough to move on to the National Chemistry Olympiad Test.

LHWHS’ Schindler Wins National Quizbowl Awards

Even before the final round of the National All-Star Academic Tournament was played, team member and recent graduate, Max Schindler, had already come out on top.  Schindler was named National High School Player of the Year, and was named a member of the National High School A Team along with four other players from across the country.  Ladue Horton Watkins High School’s Scholar Bowl Team went on to take first place in the National All-Star Academic Tournament played in Columbus, Ohio on June 15-16, 2013.  

St. Louis Public Radio Features Ladue Schools Family on College Selection

The following story appeared on news.stlpublicradio.org with a link to the story aired on Friday, June 14, 2013.  2013 graduate Alex Patershuk and her mother, Diane Patershuk, are featured in the online and on-air interviews, both reported by Erin Williams.

Achievement, Outcome – What Dictates A Student’s Success?

School system performance is paramount for any family looking to move and start a family, as it was for Rob and Diane Pattershuk, when they moved to Ladue 20 years ago. 

2013 Graduation Speeches

The Class of 2013 graduated on May 19, 2013.   Following are links to each of the 2013 Ladue Horton Watkins High School Commencement Ceremony speeches.

LMS PE Department Finishes Year of Recognitions with Exemplary Program Award

On Thursday, May 23, 2013, the Physical Education department at Ladue Middle School learned they had been designated as an Exemplary Physical Education Program by the Missouri Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (MOAHPERD.)  The middle school will be officially recognized at the MOAHPERD convention in the fall.

Rams and CHARACTERplus Name 2013 Character Fitness Model Schools

The following news release was provided by the St. Louis Rams and can be read online at stlouisrams.com

The St. Louis Rams and CHARACTERplus, an initiative of the Cooperating School Districts, today announced this year’s Character Fitness Model Schools. Ladue Middle School in the Ladue School District, Point Elementary School in the Mehlville School District and Woerther Elementary School in the Rockwood School District were selected as the 2013 Character Fitness Model Schools.

Dr. Donna Jahnke Appointed Next Ladue Schools Superintendent

On February 26, 2013, the Board of Education voted unanimously to appoint Dr. Donna Jahnke, a 22-year veteran of the Ladue School District, as its next superintendent.  Dr. Jahnke will begin her new role July 1, 2013, after finishing her current contract as Assistant Superintendent for Teaching and Learning.