Category Archives: District Recognition

LHWHS Goble Touts SchoolTube in Time Magazine Article

Ladue Horton Watkins High School Broadcast Technology Instructor Don Goble was recently interviewed by TIME Techland regarding the value of SchoolTube for students.  The article is entitled Lights, Camera, Learn: SchoolTube Strives to Be YouTube for K-12 Education, and is written by Olivia Waxman.

Wallace Invited to Train Future National Leaders in Social Justice

Dr. Derrick Wallace, Ladue Schools’ Director of Education Services for Equity & Achievement spent a portion of his summer in San Anselmo, California at the invitation of the National SEED Project on Inclusive Curriculum, a staff-development equity project for educators.  SEED stands for Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity and Dr. Wallace, being an experienced SEED trainer, was asked to assist with the week-long training of educators from around the country who, in turn, will bring SEED training to their schools – both public and private.

Early Childhood Center Featured in National Magazine

The Ladue Early Childhood Center is being featured in the August 2012 issue of American School & University Magazine.  The Early Childhood Center opened in 2011 will be the only Pre-K/Early Childhood Center featured in this year’s annual Educational Interiors Showcase, receiving an “Outstanding Designs” honor in that category.  Bond Wolf Architects was the architectural design firm used for this project, as well as for many other recent building additions and renovations throughout the district.  

Early Childhood Center Finalist for Keystone Award

The Ladue Early Childhood Center is a finalist for Associated General Contractors of America Keystone Award.  This program honors the achievements of St. Louis construction firms and their employees in building facilities that support and enhance the quality of life in Greater St. Louis.   The general contractor for the Ladue Early Childhood Center, as well as for all other recent building projects int he Ladue School District is S.M. Wilson.

Ladue Schools Superintendent Recognized for Performance

Dr. Marsha Chappelow, Superintendent of the Ladue School District was among eight Missouri superintendents recognized by the Missouri Association of School Administrators (MASA) for outstanding performance as a new superintendent.  Dr. Chappelow was nominated for the honor by her colleagues in the Greater St. Louis area and honored during the awards banquet at the MASA Spring Conference on March 21, 2012.

House Hunter Episode Features Ladue Schools

Location, location, location…  This episode of HGTV’s House Hunter chronicles the process of a couple moving back to St. Louis and the priorities they set to find their dream home.  Top of the list is “good schools” with the Ladue School District being mentioned multiple times and Reed Elementary School shown toward the end of the segment.

Ladue Middle School Named Missouri School of Character

Ladue Middle School is one of 12 schools from the St. Louis metropolitan region to have earned distinction as a 2012 Missouri School of Character.   The program is conducted by CHARACTERplus®, a division of Cooperating School Districts, and is the most rigorous award process in the field of character education. 

Author of “Ladue Found” Talks About Ladue Schools Beginnings

Charlene Bry, author of the recently released book Ladue Found talks about the early beginnings of the Ladue School District in this KMOV interview.  Citing Ruth Watkins as one of her heroes, Bry explains how Ruth and Horton Watkins (for whom Ladue Horton Watkins High School is named) were integral in the establishment of the Ladue School District.

Ladue Schools Building Project Featured in National Publication

The technology used by architects, engineers and contractors to build the recently completed Ladue Early Childhood Center was featured in a recent article, citing the Ladue School District’s project as a success story for the Building Information Modeling (BIM) software solution.

LHWHS Habitat for Humanity Charter Finalist in SUBWAY® High School Heroes II Competition

As one of the high school groups receiving the most votes in the nation in SUBWAY’s High School Heroes II Competition, Ladue Horton Watkins High School’s Habitat for Humanity Charter is now a finalist, competing to win up to $20,000.   The Ladue Schools Habitat for Humanity Charter is the only such charter held by a school in Missouri, and one of only a few in the nation.  The finalist positions went to the four organizations in various school population categories receiving the most votes for their work as “heroes” during a national online public voting period.