Category Archives: Academics

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

LMS National Science

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.  

LHWHS Evans Receives Scholarship

Evans

The Special Education Foundation, in partnership with Special School District (SSD), recognized 19 students with Rosemary Zander Awards at the annual Commitment to Kids Banquet on April 24, 2014.  Another 17 scholarships and camperships were awarded to students at the event by local organizations, including the Special Education and Foundation and the Bonhomme Lions. Ladue Horton Watkins High School senior Mallory Evans received the Allison M. Haake Memorial Scholarship.  

LMS Science Team Wins State Competition

LMS Science Olympiad

The Ladue Middle School (LMS) Science Olympiad team placed first in the April 12, 2014 state competition, qualifying the team for the national tournament.  The national tournament will be held this year at the University of Central Florida and this is the twentieth time in LMS’ 25-year club history to qualify.

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!