Category Archives: District Recognition

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.

New Early Childhood Center Opens

On September 12, 2011, the Ladue Early Childhood Center began classes at the center’s new location at 10890 Ladue Road in Creve Coeur, MO.

It is Ladue School District’s first completely new facility in over 30 years.  The project was completed ahead of schedule and under budget and will begin its first year with over 300 students enrolled in one or more of the many classes and programs offered.

LHWHS Link Crew Hosts Regional Conference

On October 13th, Ladue Horton Watkins High School played host to over 200 students from surrounding Missouri and Indiana schools for a special Link Crew Conference.

Link Crew serves as a program that assists transitioning freshmen students from middle school to high school. The goal is to “link” each freshman with one or more upper-classmen who can act as mentors during the 9th graders’ early weeks of high school, and beyond. The freshmen automatically become connected to the school in ways that might otherwise have been unthinkable.