Category Archives: Academics

Events in Ferguson Create: A Teachable Moment

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A Teachable Moment:  ”Adults, we have such a hard time having these conversations…”  This story was published and aired on St. Louis Public Radio on October 15,2014 and features interviews with Vincent Flewellen, teacher at Ladue Middle School, and students in his Multi-Cultural Studies class.  

Students were enjoying the last few weeks of summer vacation when mass demonstrations erupted in Ferguson following the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown on Aug 9.  

8th Grade Apogee Students Create Cardboard Arcade…with Robots!

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Students in Kathleen Mercury’s 8th grade Apogee classes have created cardboard arcade games using cardboard, tape, and NXT robots. Students have spent several weeks planning, building, and testing their arcade games, and during the week of October 6 have opened their “arcade.” Students from different classes have played the arcades during class and at lunch time. The project interweaves STEAM concepts while fostering collaboration and creativity.

Speech/Debate Team Sweep Varsity Events at Pre-Season Tournament

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The speech and debate team competed in their first tournament of the year – a pre-season conference tournament hosted by the Greater Saint Louis Speech Association. The team was very successful in the first tournament of the year and four new team members competed in their first tournament.

Senior Donahue Honored by Academy of Education Arts & Sciences

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Senior Lillian Donahue is an Educators’ Voice Award honoree for 2014.  Donahue was selected as the Student Journalist of the Year.  All honorees automatically become members of the Academy of Education Arts and Sciences Council of Peers. Honorees were also entered for consideration as candidates for a Bammy Award, to be presented by the Academy of Education Arts and Sciences in Washington D.C. on September 27, 2014.

Six LHWHS Students Participate in 2014 STARS Program

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Six Ladue Horton Watkins High School students participated in the 2014 Students and Teachers as Research Scientists (STARS) program at the University of Missouri – St. Louis (UMSL.)  STARS pairs students with top research mentors from the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, Saint Louis University, Washington University in St. Louis, and the host institution, UMSL.

Senior Ting Ding Takes First Place in National Poster Contest

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Ting Ding, a 2014-15 senior at Ladue Horton Watkins High School, and student of Sra. Maritza Sloan’s Spanish 4 class, received first place in the digital category from the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP).

The poster contest is a demonstration of students’ understanding of the importance and uses for new languages. The theme for this year’s contest was, “Enriquece tu vida aprediendo otras lenguas” (Enrich your life by learning other languages).

Congratulations to Ting for an extraordinary and artistic job with her poster. To view the other winners in the other categories please visit the link below.
http://www.aatsp.org/?page=PosterWinners_2014

LHWHS Senior Liu Wins Gold at 2014 International Mathematical Olympiad

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Ladue Horton Watkins High School senior, Yang Liu, recently returned from Capetown, South Africa after winning a Gold Medal in the 2014 International Mathematical Olympiad as a member of the six person USA team.   Overall, Team USA finished a very strong second to China.

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LHWHS Students Complete St. Louis Bridge Program

 

 

 

 

 

Justin Chapman (grade 11), Jordan Morris (grade 10) and Tsion Nigussie (grade 10) completed the University of Missouri – St. Louis Bridge Program which equips high school students in grades 9-12 with stimulating educational experiences, college planning, and social and professional competencies critical for the successful matriculation to college.  

LHWHS Kaupp Selected to Tour Turkey in Summer 2014

Ladue Horton Watkins High School social studies teacher, Amanda Kaupp, is one of five St. Louis area teachers chosen to visit Turkey this summer as part of a study tour organized and sponsored by the Turkish Cultural Foundation (TCF) in cooperation with the World Affairs Councils of America and its local chapter in St. Louis. Two groups of teachers from across the United States will visit Istanbul, Gelibolu (Gallipoli) and Troy, Canakkale, Bursa, Kusadasi, Pamukkale, Konya and Catalhoyuk, Cappadocia and Ankara. 

LHWHS Takes Fourth In National Quiz Tournament

The A team from the Liberal Arts and Science Academy (LASA) of Austin, Tex., won the 2014 High School National Academic Quiz Tournament Championship in Chicago this past weekend. St. John’s School of Houston, Tex., was second; LASA B was third; and Ladue Horton Watkins High School of Ladue, Mo., was fourth. The competition included 272 teams.