Category Archives: A Salute To Ladue Staff

Swim Coach Saves Drowning Boy After Recent CPR Training

St. Louis Area Polo coach JD Shrewsbury saved one of his young swimmers in January, thanks to his recent training in CPR and First Aid. All coaches in the Clayton Water Polo Club are certified and trained by the Ladue School District’s own Corey Miller, an American Red Cross instructor and coach.

Technology Integration Coach Chosen for Google Academy

Patricia Brown_GoogleCongratulations to Old Bonhomme’s Technology Integration Coach Patricia Brown, who has been chosen to attend the Google Certified Innovator Academy, which will be held in Mountain View, California, on Feb. 24- 26.

The program includes three days of hands-on experience with Google’s products and technologies, learning about innovative instructional strategies and receiving resources to share with colleagues.

Brown is one of 35 participants chosen for their innovative and exciting things in their classrooms with technology.

“They will discover how to unlock creativity, translate insights into solutions, experiment rapidly, and build an effective innovation culture in their own schools and organizations,” according to a news release. “The Innovation Academy is just the beginning of a journey with peers—and Google—to impact education in their communities.”

With the completion of the program, the participants will become Google Certified Innovators.

Old Bonhomme Students and Staff Stand Up and ‘Choose to Be Nice’

Our Old Bonhomme students and staff came together last week in a show of solidarity against hurtful language by spreading the message “Choose to Be Nice.”

One of the school’s crossing guards experienced a situation in which two separate drivers used racist language toward her while she was trying to keep kids and parents safe at the crosswalk. 


Screen Shot 2016-02-01 at 12.57.50 PMRecently, Old Bonhomme’s Character Education and Diversity committees have been working closely to instill the ‘Choose to Be Nice’ theme this school year. The program is a social movement and dedicated to encouraging and inspiring kindness. The goal is to improve the way people interact with each other by reminding them that they have a choice about how to “be” in the world. 

LHWHS Educator Don Goble Awarded International Recognition Award

LHWHS broadcast teacher Don Goble was awarded Tuesday, Jan. 16, with Making IT Happen award for his contributions to the successful integration of technology in education. The Making IT Happen award is provided by the International Society for Technology in Education.

This award honors outstanding educators and leaders who demonstrate extraordinary commitment, leadership, courage and persistence in improving digital learning opportunities for students. Since its inception in 1995, more than 500 educators from around the world have received the award.

Second Grade Teacher Stephanie Towe Recognized with January Excellence in Education Award

Stephanie Towe, a second grade teacher at Old Bonhomme Elementary, received the January 2016 Excellence in Education Award at the Jan. 25 Board of Education Meeting. Congratulations to Stephanie on this prestigious recognition!

Fall 2015, a Semester to Celebrate

Fall 2015 was another semester to celebrate! The Ladue School District is recognized nationally for the outstanding academic achievements of its students inside the classroom. The district’s staff and students are also achieving at a high level outside the classroom.

Here is just a sampling from the first semester of the 2015-16 school year.

Learn about district, student, staff and alumni accomplishments as they happen by “liking” the district on Facebook (facebook.com/ladueschools) or following us on Twitter @LadueSchools.

LMS Physical Education Department Awarded SHAPE America Grant

The Ladue Middle School’s Physical Education Department was selected as a 2016 SHAPE America Jump Rope For Heart/Hoops For Heart Grant Recipient for its passion and commitment to the Hoops For Heart Program! The grant will allow the department to expand both its curriculum and focus on student health.

Pre-K Teacher Claire Belz Recognized with December 2015 Excellence in Education Award

Claire Belz, a Pre-Kindergarten Teacher at Ladue Early Childhood Center, received the December 2015 Excellence in Education Award at the Dec. 14 Board of Education Meeting. Congratulations to Claire on this prestigious recognition!

This marks Claire’s 12th year with the Ladue School District. She began working here in 2004 as a BASK assistant, teaching assistant and substitute teacher at the LECC. 

LMS Counselor Graduates from LACE Character Education Academy

Congratulations to LMS Counselor Roger Scherck, who graduated from the LACE Character Education Academy last Friday, Dec. 11! LACE is a year-long professional development opportunity designed to provide school leaders with the knowledge and tools to integrate character education into the learning sphere, weaving it into the curriculum and culture of the school.

Spoede Teacher Kathie Dolan Recognized with November 2015 Excellence in Education Award

dolan_2015Kathie Dolan, an Idea Lab Teacher at Spoede Elementary School, received the November 2015 Excellence in Education Award at the Nov. 23 Board of Education Meeting. Congratulations to Kathie on this prestigious recognition!

Kathie has been with the Ladue School District since August of 1990, when she joined the staff as a teaching assistant at Reed Elementary School. Having served the district as a first and second grade teacher, an enrichment teacher and an Idea Lab teacher, Kathie has touched the lives of many students in many different ways.