Category Archives: Academics

LHWHS’s Good Wins Peabody Energy Leaders in Education Award

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Dr. Rob Good, a social studies teacher at Ladue Horton Watkins High School, is a 2014-15 recipient of the Peabody Energy Leaders in Education Award. He is the latest teacher in the Ladue School District to be honored. The Peabody Energy Leaders in Education program supports educators who foster the future workforce and prepare students to compete in a global marketplace.  Each honoree receives a $1,000 check, which Dr. Good reinvested into the RISE program, which works with African-American students to give them the skills necessary to be successful in high school.

To read more about Dr. Good and the program, click on 2014-2015 Honorees Region 1.

 

LMS Students Play for the Sake of Science

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Biomedical engineering students from St. Louis University (SLU) needed to test ten toys designed to stimulate interest in science and engineering. They chose Ladue Middle School (LMS) to participate in the initiative ultimately aimed at delivering age-appropriate toys to schools in Haiti.  The purpose of the test is to see if the toys are fun, stimulate interest, present identifiable science/engineering principles and are age-appropriate for grades 5-7, as hypothesized.

A LHWHS Senior: Think Before You Type

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Ladue Horton Watkins High School Senior Lillian Donahue is retracing her tracks on social media sites. Lillian wants to make sure she hasn’t posted anything in the past that would hurt her future chances for getting into the college of her choice. Lillian and high school broadcast/technology teacher,  Don Goble, were recently interviewed for an online article, “How Clean Is Your Digital Footprint?”

Reed Elementary School Turns 75 Years!

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The Reed School Association celebrated this milestone on Sunday, October 19, 2914.  Guests partied like it was 1939, with live big band music, vintage games, and a unicycle troop.

Reed Elementary School opened in 1939, as Ladue School when the district was an elementary school district only. In 1951, it became a K-12 school district.  The name was changed to Reed Elementary School in 1969, in honor of Principal Mamie Reed.

2014 Graduate Lijowska Receives Excellence in Foreign Language Study Award

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Kansas City, MO — Ladue Horton Watkins High School alumna, Magda Lijowska has been honored for Excellence in Foreign Language Study by the Foreign Language Association of Missouri (FLAM). Lijowska and her Spanish teacher, Mrs. Maritza Sloan, were honored at FLAM’s annual fall conference in Kansas City on October 18, 2014.

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.