Category Archives: Academics

Old Bonhomme Students Head to MCTM State Math Competition

IMG_6263

Three Old Bonhomme students participated in the MCTM math competition on Saturday, March 29th at LaSalle Middle School. Iris Zhou and Daniel Xu received first place in the Fourth Grade Overall competition. Aneesh Batchu received second place in the Fourth Grade Overall competition. This placement qualifies them for the State competition in Warrensburg, MO on Saturday, April 26th. Daniel Xu took first place and Iris Zhou took second place in the number sense round. Iris Zhou and Aneesh Batchu took first place in the fourth grade sprint round. Daniel Xu took third place in the fourth grade sprint round. Congratulations to Iris, Daniel and Aneesh, we wish them the best of luck at the state competition!

Spelling Bee Regional Finals

Sid Yu (left) of Spoede Elementary School and Justin Wayne (right) of Ladue Middle School put their spelling skills to the test and made it all the way to the St. Louis Post Dispatch Spelling Bee Regional Finals. The competition was held at McKendree University on March 1st, 2014. Way to go, Sid and Justin!

Speech and Debate Team Qualifies to State and National Tournaments

MSHSAA State Qualifiers

The Ladue Horton Watkins High School Speech and Debate Team completed their regular season with three weeks of district tournaments. After three weeks of intense competition, the team qualified four entries to the Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA) State Tournament and two entries to the National Forensics League (NFL) National Tournament.

DECA Students Recognized at District Career Development Conference

The DECA chapter at Ladue Horton Watkins High School were recognized for their achievements this year at the District Career Development Conference and Competition in February 2014. The DECA students competed against thirteen other schools with the following students qualifying for the state competition at the Lake of the Ozarks in March: Preston Barrow, Andrew Cherrick, Malcolm Davis, Arthur Durkach, Jackson Gould, Brian Jiang, Zain Khan, Kyle McNeill, Semhar Mekonnen, and Katie O’Brien.

LHWHS Among Winners in Robotics Competition

13180843245_0547bcdd98_o

The Ladue Horton Watkins High School robotics team, Rambunction, took second place in the FIRST Robotics St. Louis Regional held at the Chaifetz Arena on March 13 – 15, 2014.  After losing some close matches, the team was ranked 40th out of 45 teams at the end of qualifying rounds on Saturday morning.  Westminster and Hazelwood Central chose Ladue to compete with their teams in the elimination matches on Saturday afternoon because of the robot’s strong defensive capabilities. The alliance of those three teams went all the way to the finals and proudly took home the second place trophy!

LHWHS Broadcast Work Featured on “Student Voice”

BAM Radio Logo

The Ladue Horton Watkins High School (LHWHS) Broadcast Technology department just announce a new online partnership to distribute students broadcast technology work to over 100,000 online subscribers each month. BAM Radio Network is the largest all-education radio network in the nation. Student work will be featured in a new program called “Student Voice,” and LHWHS students will provide the first video show to their network ever! 

LHWHS Jacob Receives Distinguished Achievement Award

science.excellence(2)

News release published by University of Missouri – St. Louis…

UMSL honors 47 high school students for distinguished achievement in science

On February 20, 2014, more than 200 proud parents and teachers came to honor 47 high school juniors at the annual Distinguished Achievement Awards for Science Excellence dinner presented by the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Missouri–St. Louis.

LMS Mathcounts Team Places First in Regional Competition

Ten students from Ladue Middle School (LMS) participated in the Regional Mathcounts Competition on February 15-16, 2014.  The team of Anna Zhong, Kevin Jiang, Edward Wu, and Justin Chen placed first at Regionals and will represent LMS at the state competition in March.  Moses Schindler will also represent LMS at state in the individual competition.

LMS Science Olympiad Team Places First Regionally

The Ladue Middle School Science Olympiad Team for placed first in the regional competition held on February 1, 2014. The competition team placed in the top four for all 23 events, and the training team placed in the top five for 18 of the 23 events.

3-D Printers Bring Ideas to Life

3D Printer

By showing students what a concept might look like, or how it might operate in real life, 3-D printers are increasingly being used as educational tools in schools.  The Ladue Education Foundation has recently approved a grant to purchase a 3-D printer for Ladue Horton Watkins High School.  In this picture, students at Conway Elementary are watching a demonstration to see how these types of printers are used in business, and education to assist in refining concepts and ideas by displaying them in three dimensions.