Category Archives: Students

Old Bonhomme’s Field Day a stl250 Event

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Early October always includes the annual Field Day event at Old Bonhomme Elementary.  While the school always strives to incorporate unique themes and learning opportunities for students, the theme for this year was “Meet Me at Field Day” and activities were all about St. Louis.  As a result, the event was  recognized as a St. Louis Turns 250, or stl250, event.

8th Grade Apogee Students Create Cardboard Arcade…with Robots!

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Students in Kathleen Mercury’s 8th grade Apogee classes have created cardboard arcade games using cardboard, tape, and NXT robots. Students have spent several weeks planning, building, and testing their arcade games, and during the week of October 6 have opened their “arcade.” Students from different classes have played the arcades during class and at lunch time. The project interweaves STEAM concepts while fostering collaboration and creativity.

Girl Scout Gold Award Project Beautifies LHWHS Courtyard

Olivia Jaeger, a 2013 graduate of Ladue Horton Watkins High School, was recently recognized for a project she completed while still in high school.  Olivia’s Girl Scout Gold Award project was “Collaboration Can Create a Courtyard” and focused on the beautification of the LHWHS courtyard.  Olivia is currently a sophomore at the University of Florida in Miami.

State Treasurer Visits Old Bonhomme Second-Graders

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On October 7, 2014, Missouri State Treasurer Clint Zweifel arrived at the Old Bonhomme Elementary School library to speak to second-graders about the importance of voting in elections.  Zweifel read the book Vote for Duck by Doreen Cronin which humorously explains the process of campaigning, voting, and even contesting an election.

Speech and Debate Team Designated as Member of the Two Hundred Club

The Talking Rams, the Ladue Horton Watkins High School (LHWHS) speech and debate team, have been designated as members of the Two Hundred Club for 2014 by the National Forensic League. Membership in the Two Hundred Club is earned by students earning at least 200 degrees during the 2013-14 school year. Students earn degrees by competing in tournaments and earning points for each round completed. This is the fourth year in a row LHWHS has earned membership in the Two Hundred Club!

Benjamin Collinger Selected for National Student Leadership Committee

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Benjamin Collinger, senior at Ladue Horton Watkins High School, has been chosen as a member of the Student Leadership Committee of the National Speech and Debate Association. Benjamin was selected out of a national pool of applicants to represent the voice of students in the organization.

Speech/Debate Team Sweep Varsity Events at Pre-Season Tournament

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The speech and debate team competed in their first tournament of the year – a pre-season conference tournament hosted by the Greater Saint Louis Speech Association. The team was very successful in the first tournament of the year and four new team members competed in their first tournament.

Coach Harder Inducted into Hall of Fame

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Coach Keith Harder has been elected into the Missouri Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (MTCCCA) Hall of Fame.  Keith has been the head Boys Track coach since 1996 and the head Girls Track coach since 2003.

Harder’s programs to date have produced 286 state medals, the second highest among active coaches, and produced champions in 34 events.  His teams have either broken, or still hold, nine state records.  Under Harder’s leadership, Ladue Horton Watkins High School (LHWHS) has earned 14 state (top four) trophies including three state championships, 29 conference championships, and seven district championships.

Ladue Schools Students, Staff and Alumni Respond to Crisis in Ferguson with Support for Students and the Community

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As the tragic situation in Ferguson, Missouri unfolded, Ladue Schools staff and students have rallied to provide support for Ladue Schools students, students in the Ferguson-Florissant school district and the community at large. Following are just a few examples…

Senior Donahue Honored by Academy of Education Arts & Sciences

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Senior Lillian Donahue is an Educators’ Voice Award honoree for 2014.  Donahue was selected as the Student Journalist of the Year.  All honorees automatically become members of the Academy of Education Arts and Sciences Council of Peers. Honorees were also entered for consideration as candidates for a Bammy Award, to be presented by the Academy of Education Arts and Sciences in Washington D.C. on September 27, 2014.