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Bonhomme Masonic Lodge 45 Donates $2,000 for Student Lunches

The Bonhomme Masonic Lodge 45 gave a $2,000 donation to the Ladue School District to be used for families who may be in unfortunate financial situations and cannot currently afford to purchase school lunches or have an account in arrears. Worshipful Master Kevin Keating presented the check to Assistant Superintendent for Business and Finance Dr. Jason Buckner and representatives of the district’s food service provider Chartwell’s.

“We are grateful to the Bonhomme Masonic Lodge 45 for their considerate contribution,” Dr. Buckner said. “Our district is fortunate to have such a giving community surrounding our schools, and this act of kindness will help us to assist those of our families most in need.”

Ladue Schools Freshman was Featured Speaker at Women’s March

Lauryn Donovan, a Ladue Schools freshman, was chosen to be a featured speaker at the Women’s March in St. Louis on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018! The Women’s March is a women-led movement committed to dismantling systems of oppression through nonviolent resistance with a mission of harnessing political power of diverse women and their communities to create transformative social change. Congratulations, Lauryn!

Ladue Middle School Donates Nearly 19,000 Cans to Gateway 180

The Ladue Middle School donated 18,949 cans to Gateway 180 through their annual Turkey Trot and Canned Food Drive! At the Celebration Assembly, teachers, counselors and administrators received a pie in the face from those who brought in 100 or more cans. See the pictures below!

Speech and Debate Members Compete in National Tournament

Eleven members of the speech and debate team competed in the National Speech and Debate Association’s National Tournament last week. The tournament takes place over six days and was held in Birmingham, Alabama.

Ladue was represented by the following students:

Noah DiAntonio (12) and Maya Mutic (12) – Policy Debate
Patrick Naughton (12) and Aramis Rickey (12) – Policy Debate
Levi Dyson (11) – Congressional Debate – House
Albert Liu (11) – Congressional Debate – House
Edward Wu (11) – Congressional Debate – Senate
Max Kornfeld (10) – International Extemporaneous Speaking
Olivia Liu (10) – Original Oratory
Hale Masaki (10) – United States Extemporaneous Speaking
Ande Siegel (10) Humorous Interpretation

Talking Rams Sweep the Eastern Missouri District Tournament

The speech and debate team competed in the Eastern Missouri District Tournament this past weekend. The team took 2nd place in Speech Sweepstakes, 1st place in Congressional Debate Sweepstakes, 1st place in Debate Sweepstakes, and 1st place in Overall Sweepstakes!

Aramis Rickey (12) was named the District Student of the Year! Aramis was nominated for his leadership, dedication to the team, his belief in ethical debate, and for holding our entire team to a higher standard. Aramis will now go on to represent Eastern Missouri in the National Student of the Year competition.

Ladue qualified 11 students to the National Speech and Debate Association’s National Tournament! We’ll be traveling to Birmingham in June for a week of speech and debate competition!

Congratulations to the students listed below on their individual accomplishments!

National Qualifiers:
Noah DiAntonio (12) and Maya Mutic (12), Policy Debate – 2nd place
Patrick Naughton (12) and Aramis Rickey (12), Policy Debate – 3rd place

Congressional Debate – Senate
Edward Wu (11) – 3rd place, National Qualifier

Congressional Debate – House 2
Levi Dyson (11) – 2nd place, National Qualifier

Reed Elementary Students Share Dreams on MLK Day

To celebrate and reflect on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day last week, Reed Elementary once again created the MLK Graffiti Wall! Each class brainstormed dreams for themselves, for their school, and for the world.

Some examples include:

I have a dream for me:
To become the first woman to be president
To become a fashion designer
To have a happy life in Paris
To become a gymnastics champion

LHWHS Graduate Recognized at Veiled Prophet Ball

Annie Donnell, a 2015 graduate of Ladue Schools, was featured in Town & Style’s recent edition for her participation as a maid at the 2015 Veiled Prophet Ball and her dedication to service.

Annie’s record of giving back includes packing food at the Ladue Chapel Presbyterian Church for those less fortunate, packing personal care items for children heading to foster care and helping two participants of a St. Louis Special Olympics volleyball tournament at LHWHS. Annie, who has visual impairments herself, has been a leader in the Delta Gamma Center for Children with Visual Impairments.

Spoede’s Carter Freer Writes Essay, is Featured in Time For Kids Issue

121216_Carter FreerCongratulations to Spoede’s Carter Freer, a fourth grade student who was featured in this week’s issue of Time For Kids! As part of the argument writing unit in class, all fourth grade students submitted their opinion essay on “Should Schools Teach Cursive?” Carter’s essay was chosen by the TFK’s web producer to be featured!

Here is a screen shot of the page, including Carter’s essay. If you’re having trouble reading his argument, see the text below:

“Cursive should not be taught in schools. Students should learn technology skills instead of cursive. Students now do most of their work on computers. Computers are faster and more efficient than writing, and most kids enjoy using technology more than they do writing. Time in school could be spent instead on teaching kids how to do research on computers. Also, adults don’t use much cursive in their daily life.”

 

2016 Missouri History Teacher of the Year Rob Good Interviewed by UMSL Daily

Ladue Horton Watkins High School history teacher Rob Good was named the 2016 Missouri History Teacher of the Year by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. UMSL Daily recently interviewed Rob to learn more about his teaching career, his experience at UMSL and his passion for helping students understand their role as citizens. Check out the article here!

Community Members Receive Friends of Education Award

Congratulations to the following recipients of the Friends of Education Award, who received the recognition at last night’s Sept. 27, 2016 Board of Education meeting:

Ladue Education Foundation: Julie LaBonte’

Commit2Ladue: Carl Bisig, Diane Patershuk, Rod Patershuk and Kelly Waller

We appreciate all that you ‘due for the school district!