Category Archives: Academics

LHWHS’ Computer Scientists Become Two-Time Winners at Programming Competition


On Saturday, April 4, 2015, eight Ladue Horton Watkins High School (LHWHS) computer scientists competed in the largest ever Webster University Annual High School Programming Challenge. Team Moose, consisting of seniors Brian Jiang, Warren Biest, and Yang Liu, placed first in a field of 22 teams. This is the second consecutive year that a LHWHS team has placed first in this competition and the second year that Brian Jiang and Warren Biest and have been on the first place team.

Other computer scientists competing for LHWHS were YiFan Zhou, Rowan Faulkner; Junior: Gregory Farn and sophomores: Jeffrey Wang and Patrick Naughton.


Reed Elementary School’s Genius Hour Program Sparks Media Interest

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On Tuesday, March 31, 2015, KMOV-TV reporter Alissa Reitmeier visited Reed Elementary School to investigate the buzz about the Genius Hour and why some students are willing to skip recess to participate in it.

LMS Students Take First Place in WordMasters Challenge

Sixth-graders at Ladue Middle School won first place in the WordMasters Challenge 2 with 192 points out of 200.

The following students were round two winners: Walter Kornfeld, Michael Tu, Joshua Wolk, Huamin Gao, Sydney Marvin, Jahnavi Vishnubhotla, Jennifer Fan, Lucy Yue, Rohan Kumaran, Austin Gage, Alexander Ye, Ari Gottesman, Ryan Lam, Alex Zhou, Harry Chen, Andrew Johnson, Eric Yin, Udonne Eke-Okoro, Eleanor Hohenberg, Sarah Vaidyan and Tomi Zigo.

LMS 8th Grade French Students Recognized by National Association of French Teachers

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In March 2015, more than 10,0000 students across the country, including nineteen Ladue Middle School 8th grade French students, participated in the National French Contest Exam. When the results were released in May, sixteen LMS students scored high enough to receive recognition from the American Association of Teachers of French (AATF).

Spoede Elementary School Hosts MATH FACT SCHOLARS


MATH FACT SCHOLARS is a weekly math-testing program that provides Pre-K to sixth grade students with the opportunity to advance their math skills – earning ribbons, medals and trophies along the way!  Students work at their own pace through seven skill levels:

Twenty-five Students Represent Reed Elementary at Equations Competition

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The Gift Resource Council hosted the Academic Challenge Cup on Wednesday, February 25, 2015, at the University of Missouri-St. Louis.

Old Bonhomme Third and Fourth Graders Compete in Equations Tournament

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Thirty-two third and fourth-graders from Old Bonhomme Elementary School participated in the Equations Tournament at University of Missouri at St. Louis on February 24, 2015. 

LMS Science Bowl Team Takes First Place in Local Competition

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Four Ladue Middle School eighth-graders wowed the audience with their brilliance, ability to reason, content knowledge and sportsmanship at the Missouri Regional Middle School Science Bowl. The competition was held at Washington University in St. Louis on February 21, 2015. 

LHWHS’ Panorama Sports Editor Aaron Bry Receives Prestigious Honor


Ladue Horton Watkins High School Senior Aaron Bry has been named a Walter Williams Scholar in the Missouri School of Journalism at the University of Missouri at Columbia. 

LHWHS Speech & Debate Team Takes Third Place in Competition


More than a dozen Ladue Horton Watkins High School students came home winners from the Marquette Invitational Tournament held on February 13-14, 2015 in Chesterfield, Missouri.