Category Archives: Students

LHWHS Talking Rams Finish Off the Season Strong

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The Talking Rams, LHWHS’s speech and debate team, completed their season with heads held high.

Senior Simi Falako, who is currently ranked No. 1 in the Eastern Missouri district and 20th in the state! This year, Simi earned the highest degree level possible for a student: the Degree of Premier Distinction in the National Forensic League of the National Speech and Debate Association. “This accomplishment reflects 1,500 points and is the mark of an incredible career in speech and debate,” Head Coach Molly Beck said.

Kids Helping Kids: FGC Students Raise Money for Backpack Program

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Each year, the Ladue Fifth Grade Center’s Penny War provides our students with the opportunity to help other kids! This year, the students raised $1,473 for the Backpack Program that sends food home in the backpacks of students who need it for the weekend. Their funds were matched by an anonymous donor, bringing the total to about $2,950. The Dragon Council kids presented the donation to the representative from Operation Food Search.

LHWHS Seniors Earn Place at Top-Notch Universities

The Ladue Class of 2016 is solidifying plans for life after high school, and many of our seniors have already been accepted into top-notch universities! This past weekend, many colleges released early decisions. Acceptances for our seniors include: Macalester, Bates, Stanford, CalTech, Duke, Northeastern, Rhodes, Wooster, Tulane, two for Vanderbilt and two for Harvard. But the biggest news is that 12 LHWHS students were accepted to Wash U Early Decision. Way to go, seniors! ‪#‎DueTime‬

Fifth Grade FIRST Lego League Team Competes at Regional Level, Qualifies for State Competition

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The regional and state First Lego League Competitions have finished, and Fifth Grade Center’s team has proven that it could compete with the best!

Mabel Schepker, David Ju, Robbie Mabbs, Ana Lang, Bryson Liang and Anna Carpenter competed as a team in the qualifier at Southeast Missouri State University on Nov. 21, one of 10 qualifier events in St. Louis region. More than 20 teams participated at the qualifier. The team won 3rd place in overall performance and advanced to the state competition, along with the 1st and 2nd place teams to the state competition. Their robot got the 3rd-highest points in the programming game among all teams.

Band, Choir and Orchestra Students Shined at All-Suburban, All-State Auditions

The results are in from the All-Suburban and All-State auditions for Band, Choir and Orchestra! Ladue Schools students rocked their auditions; check out their accomplishments below! Congratulations to all of our students who participated!
The ensembles are broken down into Band, Choir and Orchestra.

LMS Raises Money, Donations for Local Charities

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Our schools understand the gift of giving; many students and staff have been working to raise funds for various charities and philanthropies this semester. Recently, Ladue Middle School held a penny war competition that raised a total of $1667 for the organization Free the Children. The school’s annual canned food drive also raised a combined total of about 14,300 cans for Gateway 180, a nonprofit 24-hour family emergency shelter.

Students who donated 100 cans or more had the opportunity to throw a pie in staff members’ faces. Check out the photos below from the celebration!

Senior’s Fashion Collection Showcased at Sheer Elegance Fashion Show

Not only is Olivia Rae Davis a senior at LHWHS and co-president of Fashion Club, but she’s already an accomplished businesswoman; Olivia is the founder and CEO of her own clothing company, Olivia Rae Designs.

Olivia was featured on FOX2 News this past weekend for her participation in the 27th Sheer Elegance Fashion Show, a benefit event that will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 12, at the Chase Park Plaza. The show will showcase Olivia’s first fashion collection worn by models from the high school.

Fourth Grade Students Excelled at Regional First Lego League Competition

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Fourth grade students from Reed, Spoede and Old Bonhomme shined at the regional First Lego League Competition! The competition was held at MICDS, Hazelwood West and Brittany Woods. The topic this year was waste management.

Reed’s team “X” beat its high score from past years, while both Spoede’s team “Making Solos So Low” and Old Bonhomme’s team “Scrappers” won the Core Values award.

Ladue Schools Soccer Coach Named 2015 Coach of the Year

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Last week, Dave Aronberg was voted the 2015 Coach of the Year for public schools in the Class 3 division. Dave is the boys soccer coach at Ladue Schools.

Chris Naunheim also made Offensive Player of the Year, and David Maffley-Kipp, Michael Peterson and Austin Powell were also recognized.

Congratulations on a great season, boys!

Click here to see the 2015 awards.

 

LHWHS Seniors share their thoughts on terrorism with KPLR

On Friday afternoon, LHWHS Seniors Jackson Gould and Noah Krause shared their thoughts about terrorism from the teenage perspective with KPLR’s Christine Buck on her live “Afternoons on 11” show. Jackson and Noah did a great job of articulating and sharing their thoughts from a variety of perspectives! This is just another reason to be proud of our students. Watch the segment below: