Category Archives: Academics

LHWHS Among Winners in Robotics Competition

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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”

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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

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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

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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.

HEC-TV Films More “Explore!” Segments at LHWHS

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On January 24, 2014, HEC-TV once again visited the Ladue Horton Watkins High School Marshall TV Studio to film two segments of their popular program Explore!  Ladue Schools students regularly participate in the production process, and this time, high school senior Anne Donnell appeared as a guest.

See how LHWHS students helped HEC-TV produce Life as a Dog and The Human Body: Eyes and Ears.  

Parent and Neuroradiologist Encourages Pursuit of STEM

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STEM stands for “science, technology, engineering and math” and is the term used to describe educational programs which integrate these four disciplines.  In January 2014, Dr. Josh Shimony, the parent of Ladue Middle School seventh-grader Hope Shimony, came to talk with seventh-grade students in Elizabeth Peterson’s class about pursuing careers in STEM, and shared his experiences in his career as a neuroradiologist,

Ladue Schools Elementary Students Win Writing Awards

Two students from the Ladue School District were recognized in the 2013 Young Writers Award competition.  Both competed in the 4th-5th Grade Division.

Varsha Arun is a fourth grader at Conway Elementary School and won second place for her story The Wonderers.  Aneesh Batchu is a fourth grader at Old Bonhomme Elementary School and won third place for his story, Ralph and the Candy World, and a First Honorable Mention for his story Lego Hawaio.

 

LMS’ Peters Appointed Kirk Teacher Fellowship

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David and Marilyn Kirk established the ISP Kirk Teacher Fellowship at Washington University in St. Louis with the purpose of empowering a science teacher to act as a leader in evolution education in the St. Louis area.  Elizabeth Petersen, a seventh-grade science teacher at Ladue Middle School (LMS), serves as the inaugural Kirk Teacher Fellow. She is a tireless advocate for science education and has a distinguished teaching career.

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