Category Archives: Students

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


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


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

Soccer Awards

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:


Fourteen LHWHS Students Perform Highly On Preliminary SAT

National Merit Semifinalists 2015_edited

Congratulations to 14 Ladue Horton Watkins High School students who were named National Merit, National Achievement and National Hispanic semifinalists for their performance on the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) taken in their junior year!

About only 20 percent of high school students take the SAT. These students are among a small group of LHWHS seniors who have achieved this accomplishment in the past 20 years. All of these students are eligible for scholarships next spring.

Ladue Middle School Named a 2015 National Blue Ribbon School


On Nov. 9 and 10, the U.S. Department of Education recognized Ladue Middle School as a 2015 National Blue Ribbon School at a ceremony at the Omni-Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C. LMS was one of 285 public schools to receive the honor.

School staff attended the event to accept the award. U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced the news on Tuesday, Sept. 29.

“This honor recognizes your students’ accomplishments and the hard work and dedication that went into their success,” Duncan said in a message to the awardees. “Your journey has taught you collaboration, intentional instruction, and strong relationships in school and with your community. You represent excellence—in vision, in implementation, and in results—and we want to learn as much as we can from you.”

LMS Student Represents Missouri in World Chess Championship


Congratulations to Iris Zhou, a sixth-grader at Ladue Middle School who represented Missouri on the U.S. team in the 2015 World Youth & Cadets Chess Championship! This year, Iris is the only student in Missouri who qualified for the U.S. national team.

LHWHS Senior Attends Top Summer Science Program

Congratulations to Tye Lamkin, a senior at Ladue Horton Watkins High School, on her participation in the Summer Science Program this past summer!