Category Archives: Students

Speech and Debate Team Successful in Season Kick-off

The Ladue Horton Watkins High School speech and debate team had a very successful kick-off to their 2015-16 season. The team competed in the Greater Saint Louis Speech Association’s Pre-Season Tournament on Saturday, September 19 at Mehlville High School.  The tournament is a limited preparation tournament offering Duet Improvisational Acting, Impromptu Speaking, and Extemporaneous Debate.

Grand Opening of New Path at Reed Elementary School

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After years of planning, the Reed Path is now a reality! The grand opening for the path was held Friday, September 18, 2015.

“The path will do much more than promote a healthy lifestyle,” Reed Principal Chris Schreiner said. “It will provide a place for brain breaks for all students and interventions for specific students to help them be more focused and ready to learn in the general classrooms.”

Firefighters and Police Officers Visit Reed Elementary on 9/11

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Ladue firefighters and police officers visited Reed Elementary on Friday, Sept. 11, 2015, to hand out popsicles to our students during recess! The event was held to commemorate 9/11.

Ladue Alumnus, National Human Genome Research Institute Director Speaks with Students

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A group of Ladue Horton Watkins High School (LHWHS) students recently had the opportunity to hear Dr. Eric Green, director of the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) in Bethesda, Maryland, and 1977 graduate of LHWHS, speak at the St. Louis Science Center. Dr. Green discussed the growing significance of his field of genomics to medicine and its relevance to various related careers.

HEC-TV Airs Ladue Horton Watkins High School Alumna’s Ferguson Story

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HEC-TV’s No. 1 viewed show, “Behind the Minds,” aired Wednesday, Sept. 17, and included Ladue Horton Watkins High School alumna Lillian Donahue’s story about Ferguson and the national media.

The show commemorated the one year anniversary of Michael Brown’s death. Congratulations to Lillian, who graduated in May 2015! Ladue Horton Watkins High School’s was one of only a few schools in the Metro area chosen to supply content for the program.

LHWHS Tennis Player Victorious After Setting Rigorous Goals

Writing out a few goals and mustering up some motivation has launched one Ladue Horton Watkins High School student’s success on the tennis court! Sophomore Emma Warticovschi has jumped from the No. 6 singles spot for LHWHS last season to the No. 1 singles player for the Rams this season.

Ladue Middle School Students Excel on MAP Test

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Congratulations to our Ladue Middle School students and staff for their spot on a St. Louis Post-Dispatch list of eight area middle schools that mastered the MAP test this year!

The tests were expected to be more rigorous this year, because this was the launch of the testing that accompanied the Common Core Standards. Click here to see our school and its overall scores in English, Math and Science.

LMS Student Named Shriners Hospital’s Hero of the Week

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Sadie Strelow, 12, was honored last week as the Fox Sports Midwest’s Shriners Hospital’s Hero of the Week! Sadie is a seventh-grader at Ladue Middle School this year.

LHWHS Grads Chosen For McDonald’s and UNCF Scholarship

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Congratulations to three Ladue Horton Watkins High School Graduates for being chosen for the McDonald’s Academic Excellence Award Scholarship! Nautica Huddleston, Gabrielle Hannah, and Malcolm Davis will each receive a $3,000 scholarship that is awarded to college-bound St. Louis and Metro East high school seniors.

The event was held at a McDonald’s on Florissant Avenue in Ferguson on Wednesday. Malcolm was unable to attend, but Nautica and Gabrielle were awarded their certificates at the event. To see event coverage, visit FOX2Now.

Reed Elementary Teacher Receives $1,000 Grant

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Karen Engelkenjohn, a Gifted Specialist at Reed Elementary School, received a $1,000 grant from Monsanto on the first day of school that will be used to buy agriculturally-focused kits for students.  Karen said she was invited to apply for the Dannette Ward Science Education Grant because the school had hosted a Science Night the year before and had invited Monsanto employees to join in the fun.