Category Archives: Students

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,

First LHWHS Dance Marathon a Huge Success

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On January 11, 2014, approximately 200 Ladue Horton Watkins High School students participated in the first ever Dance Marathon to raise money for the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.  Hoping to raise $10,000, the marathon actually raised $22,951.  These funds will be split evenly between St. Louis Children’s Hospital and SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center.  The funds are used to help develop new patient programs, purchase equipment and do facilitation renovations to meet the needs of area kids.  High School seniors Emily Biest and Sophie Lustman were Co=Executive Directors of the event.

KSDK covered the event.  

LMS Celebrates “Inclusive Schools” Week

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This amazing slideshow was created by Ladue Middle School students and art teachers in honor of Inclusive Schools Week, December 2-5, 2013. This year, the middle school combined the annual “Ability Awareness” week with the international celebration of inclusive schools, followed by the annual “I Am LMS” activities through the rest of December. 

FGC Makes Largest “Operation Food Search” Donation with Pennies

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As of December 11, 2013, the Fifth Grade Center’s “Team Water” had made the largest donation of the season to Operation Food Search, having collected $1,312.34 from “Penny Wars”.  Pictured here are Judy Coyman, Food Drive Coordinator for Operation Food Search and members of Team Water.

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.

 

Reed Elementary Students Are Writing Computer Code

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Through an after school activity called Code Red Education, Reed Elementary School students are learning the basics of computer programming, while also learning how this important skill can lead to success in a multitude of career fields.

Read and listen to the story developed about this program by St. Louis Public Radio.

Read the online story written in THE Journal, a publication which supports transforming education through technology.

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.

Read the full article.

LHWHS Speech and Debate Team Shines at Local Tournament

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The Ladue Horton Watkins High School Speech and Debate Team competed in the Greater Saint Louis Speech League’s 2013-2014 tournament which concluded the 17th and 18th of January at Ritenour High School.

Traditionally, Ladue Schools students have performed extremely well at this tournament and this year was no different.

Spoede School “Makes a Difference” in the Community

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Spoede Elementary School recently participated in “Make a Difference Day,” a day intended to get people involved in community service, by creating care packages for residents at a nursing home. All of the Spoede students created cards and decorated wrapping paper for the boxes. Students were asked to do chores to earn money for purchasing items to put in the boxes.

Laduettes Awarded Two Firsts in Lindbergh Dance Competition

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On Saturday, December 7, 2013, the Laduettes Dance Team received two first place awards at the 2013 Lindbergh Yvonne Cole International Dance Competition.  In addition to earning first place in both the Hip Hop and Pom competitions, the team took home a Judge’s Award for Outstanding Showmanship in Hip Hop.