Category Archives: Academics

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.

Senior Ting Ding Takes First Place in National Poster Contest

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Ting Ding, a 2014-15 senior at Ladue Horton Watkins High School, and student of Sra. Maritza Sloan’s Spanish 4 class, received first place in the digital category from the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP).

The poster contest is a demonstration of students’ understanding of the importance and uses for new languages. The theme for this year’s contest was, “Enriquece tu vida aprediendo otras lenguas” (Enrich your life by learning other languages).

Congratulations to Ting for an extraordinary and artistic job with her poster. To view the other winners in the other categories please visit the link below.
http://www.aatsp.org/?page=PosterWinners_2014

LHWHS Senior Liu Wins Gold at 2014 International Mathematical Olympiad

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Ladue Horton Watkins High School senior, Yang Liu, recently returned from Capetown, South Africa after winning a Gold Medal in the 2014 International Mathematical Olympiad as a member of the six person USA team.   Overall, Team USA finished a very strong second to China.

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LHWHS Students Complete St. Louis Bridge Program

 

 

 

 

 

Justin Chapman (grade 11), Jordan Morris (grade 10) and Tsion Nigussie (grade 10) completed the University of Missouri – St. Louis Bridge Program which equips high school students in grades 9-12 with stimulating educational experiences, college planning, and social and professional competencies critical for the successful matriculation to college.  

LHWHS Kaupp Selected to Tour Turkey in Summer 2014

Ladue Horton Watkins High School social studies teacher, Amanda Kaupp, is one of five St. Louis area teachers chosen to visit Turkey this summer as part of a study tour organized and sponsored by the Turkish Cultural Foundation (TCF) in cooperation with the World Affairs Councils of America and its local chapter in St. Louis. Two groups of teachers from across the United States will visit Istanbul, Gelibolu (Gallipoli) and Troy, Canakkale, Bursa, Kusadasi, Pamukkale, Konya and Catalhoyuk, Cappadocia and Ankara. 

LHWHS Takes Fourth In National Quiz Tournament

The A team from the Liberal Arts and Science Academy (LASA) of Austin, Tex., won the 2014 High School National Academic Quiz Tournament Championship in Chicago this past weekend. St. John’s School of Houston, Tex., was second; LASA B was third; and Ladue Horton Watkins High School of Ladue, Mo., was fourth. The competition included 272 teams.

LHWHS Sophomore Hines-Wilson Accepted Into Washington University Program

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Washington University College Prep Program Introduces First Cohort
Innovative program prepares students for college 

Washington University in St. Louis is pleased to announce the first cohort of its College Prep Program, a new multi-year initiative that will prepare high-achieving high school students with limited financial resources for college.

Ladue Fifth Grade Center Students Have Family Stories Published

St. Louis, Mo., May 18, 2014—Two students from the Ladue Fifth Grade Center are among the thirty-five fourth- through eighth- grade authors nationwide who have been honored by The Grannie Annie Family Story Celebration with publication of their historical family stories in Grannie Annie, Vol. 9.  Participating students write a story from their family history, based upon information they gather by interviewing an older relative. Authors are also invited to submit illustrations with their stories. After stories have been selected for publication, additional illustrations are solicited from students in the St. Louis area.

LMS Eighth in National Science Olympiad Competition

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Congratulations to the Ladue Middle School Science Olympiad for a great showing at the National Science Olympiad Competition, held on May 17, 2014 in Orlando, FL at the University of Central Florida. The students competed against the top 60 teams from across the country, placing eighth overall. LMS students placed in three events, Sounds of Music (6th), Simple Machines (6th) and the trial event Bridge Building (6th).

1968 Graduate Nuetzel Remembered

St. Louis Public Radio posted this story commemorating contributions to theatre and the field of psychology by Eric Nuetzel, a Ladue Horton Watkins High School graduate who passed away on May 12, 2014.  Nuetzel was married to Susan Miller Nuetzel who served for many years on the Ladue Schools Board of Education.