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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.

To read more about Annie, visit the Town & Style article here.

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!

Reed Elementary Invites Local First Responders to Recess

Each year, Reed Elementary invites local first responders to recess one day, where these heroes hand out popsicles to the students and answer the kids’ questions about these important careers.

Last Friday, some students played ball and frisbee on the asphalt with responders, while others clambered through the fire truck and ambulance. When the ambulance was called away for an emergency during the kindergarten recess time, the kids watched in awe as the lights flashed and the sirens rang; they lined up to watch the ambulance speed away. And you can bet the kids had plenty of questions for the men when they returned!

The students also made cards and handed them to the firefighters and EMS officials as a special thank you for all that these men and women do for our community.

Check out the pictures on our Facebook page!

 

 

St. Louis 2016 Day of Discovery Tour Comes to LMS May 14

The 2016 Day of Discovery will be hosted at Ladue Middle School from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on May 14. The event is a free professional learning experience and is focused on three important goals: to learn, share and connect!

These learning events help teachers and administrators learn more about integrating digital content into their curriculum, provide opportunities for participants to share strategies that are working and connect attendees.

LMS seventh grade Social Studies teacher Quentin Alimayu will give a presentation on Universal Design for Learning that helps make curriculum more accessible. He will highlight 27 particular apps and will also show staff how to access a blog with more than 200 apps that can be used in the classroom!

The video below is just a taste of what Quentin will bring to the event! Parodying Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off”, this video will have you dancing along and wanting to learn more!

LMS Science Olympiad Team Blinded State Finals with Science

The Ladue Middle School’s Science Olympiad team has proved once more that they know their stuff! The team took first place at the state finals in Fulton, Missouri, last Saturday, with a commanding lead over the second place team, Pembroke Hill from Kansas City.

Of the top teams around the state, 32 were present, and the LMS team made the top five in 20 of 22 events! The team will move on to the national finals at the University of Wisconsin-Stout during the last week of school. This will be the team’s 22nd appearance at the national finals in the last 24 years!

Cheers for Conway Raises Funds for Conway Students

The annual “Cheers for Conway” auction hosted by Conway Elementary School raised more than $20,000 on Saturday, Nov. 7, at Cardwell’s in Clayton.

The proceeds will be used for technology, special assemblies, library and PE supplies, along with other items and services for the students.