Category Archives: Academics

Ladue Middle School Science Bowl Teams Heads to Washington D.C.

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Congratulations to all three Science Bowl teams on their outstanding performance at the regional competition at Washington University! Ladue Middle Schoo’s Team 2 took first place and has earned themselves an all-expense-paid trip to Washington D.C.! Coach Hugh McMonigle will accompany the team on their journey at the end of April. Also thanks to Michael Clay for filling in for Hugh at the competition!

Team 2 is composed of five seventh-grade students. They include: Ashna Chali, Harry Chen, Stephen Jiang, William Pan and Eric Yin.

Hundreds of Students Awarded Baseball Tickets for Great Grades

Nearly half of Ladue Horton Watkins High School’s students will be rewarded for their good grades with baseball tickets!

The St. Louis Cardinals in conjunction with the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Newspapers in Education Program are bestowing the tickets through the Straight A Student Program for academic excellence. About 650 students qualified with a 3.7 or high GPA for the 2015-2016 fall semester.

Congratulations to all of our hardworking students on their academic achievements!

Four Ladue Schools Students Published in Collection of World War II Stories

Four Ladue Schools students from three elementary schools have stories and an illustration published in “Echoes from World War II: Young Writers Sharing Family Stories.” This book has been published by The Grannie Annie Family Story Celebration in honor of its 10th anniversary.

Senior Wins Computing Award, Volunteers with Young Coders

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Congratulations to Jessica Thoelke, a senior at Ladue Horton Watkins High School who was recognized as a 2016 St. Louis Affiliate winner of the NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing.

The St. Louis Affiliate Selection Committee chose Jessica for her computing-related aspirations and for her “demonstrated, outstanding aptitude and interest in information technology/computing; solid leadership ability; academic history; and plans for post-secondary education.”

LMS Science Bowl Team Takes on Channel 4

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Last year’s Ladue Middle School Science Bowl team was invited to join Channel 4 for a mini science bowl on a live show last Friday!

Everyone had a blast buzzing in to answer questions in STEM-related topics (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).

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.

2015 Missouri Science Bowl Winners Ready for Upcoming Event

The Missouri Regional Middle School Science Bowl, or “MoSciBo,” will return again in late February at Washington University in St. Louis. In its Jan. 2 edition, Ladue News previews the event while also telling the story of last year’s victors—the LMS team.

“Last year was an exceptional experience,” LMS teacher and MoSciBo coach told Ladue News. “The team we took to regionals at Wash U. was impressive. They did extremely well and took first place, winning them (and me) an all-expenses-paid trip to the National Science Bowl held in Washington, D.C.”

In 2015, the team beat out 18 other teams from 10 other middle schools around Missouri. To read the full article, click below.

LHWHS Seniors Earn Place at Top-Notch Universities

The Ladue Class of 2016 is solidifying plans for life after high school, and many of our seniors have already been accepted into top-notch universities! This past weekend, many colleges released early decisions. Acceptances for our seniors include: Macalester, Bates, Stanford, CalTech, Duke, Northeastern, Rhodes, Wooster, Tulane, two for Vanderbilt and two for Harvard. But the biggest news is that 12 LHWHS students were accepted to Wash U Early Decision. Way to go, seniors! ‪#‎DueTime‬

Fifth Grade FIRST Lego League Team Competes at Regional Level, Qualifies for State Competition

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The regional and state First Lego League Competitions have finished, and Fifth Grade Center’s team has proven that it could compete with the best!

Mabel Schepker, David Ju, Robbie Mabbs, Ana Lang, Bryson Liang and Anna Carpenter competed as a team in the qualifier at Southeast Missouri State University on Nov. 21, one of 10 qualifier events in St. Louis region. More than 20 teams participated at the qualifier. The team won 3rd place in overall performance and advanced to the state competition, along with the 1st and 2nd place teams to the state competition. Their robot got the 3rd-highest points in the programming game among all teams.

Fourth Grade Students Excelled at Regional First Lego League Competition

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Fourth grade students from Reed, Spoede and Old Bonhomme shined at the regional First Lego League Competition! The competition was held at MICDS, Hazelwood West and Brittany Woods. The topic this year was waste management.

Reed’s team “X” beat its high score from past years, while both Spoede’s team “Making Solos So Low” and Old Bonhomme’s team “Scrappers” won the Core Values award.