Category Archives: Students

LHWHS Senior Selected as Siemens Semifinalist

Ladue Horton Watkins High School senior Jeffrey Wang is among six semifinalists named across Missouri in this year’s prestigious Siemens Competition, the nation’s premier competition in math, science and technology for high school students.

Jeffrey was selected from more than 1,600 students who submitted innovative individual and team research projects across the U.S. He was mentored by Professor Dirk Englund and Dr. Gabriele Grosso of MIT.

“These semi-finalists should be extremely proud of this high-level academic accomplishment,” Siemens Foundation CEO David Etzwiler said. “Their projects represent some of the most noteworthy and exceptional of those submitted and reflected an advanced level of STEM research.”

Congratulations, Jeffrey!

Cross Country Teams Place Third at District Meet

This past weekend, both the boys and girls cross country teams worked hard and both made a third place finish at the District Meet. The top four teams qualify for sectionals.

Devin Callahan (8th), Ryan Witt (11th), Max Kornfeld (16th), Markeith Crawford (26th), and Collin Clark (28th) all earned All-District honors. Lila Bensky (2nd), Grace Chicoine (16th), Courtney Christ (18th), Lena Liang (21st), and Emily Witt (24th) earned All-District honors.

Both teams will be in the running for the State Meet next Saturday. Just like the District Meet, the top four teams at Sectionals and the top 30 individuals will qualify for the State Meet.

Four LHWHS Students Implement Community Service Projects to Earn Girl Scout Gold Award

See the following news release from the Girls Scouts of Greater St. Louis:

Jessica Thoelke, Jacqueline Wong, Xueting Ding and Rachel Steiner, all graduates of Ladue Horton Watkins High School, were among 42 young women in eastern Missouri to earn the Girl Scout Gold Award this year. 2016 marks the 100th anniversary of the Gold Award, the highest award attainable in Girl Scouting.

Ladue Middle School Students Place in St. Louis All-Suburban Honors Bands

Congratulations to the following students for earning a place in the St. Louis All-Suburban Middle School Honors Bands. They were among the over 600 students from the St. Louis Suburban District that took a blind audition on Monday night.

Concert Band

  • Daphne Levy (8), 1st chair flute
  • Sophia Liu (7), 4th chair flute
  • Natalie Ashkar (8), 6th chair flute
  • Seth Goldman (8), 1st chair Bassoon
  • Katie Eisenman (8), 1st chair clarinet
  • Pema Childs (8), 2nd chair clarinet
  • Catherine Liao (8), 8th chair clarinet
  • Xander Ye (8), 11th chair clarinet
  • Harry Chen (8), 16th chair clarinet
  • Justin Zhang (7), 20th chair clarinet
  • Bryce Bernstein (7), 6th chair trombone
  • Jacob Mann (8), 5th chair percussion

Jazz Band

  • Gabe DiAntonio (8), 1st chair alto saxophone

The All-Suburban Honors Bands will perform at Kirkwood High School on Jan. 8, 2017.

“They represent themselves and Ladue Middle School with honor,” director of bands Aaron Lehde said. “I’m very proud of their hard work and dedication.”

HEC-TV Wins Emmy for Show Including Spoede Elementary’s Math Fact Scholars Program

Recently, HEC-TV, the district’s local professional television partner, won seven Emmys, including one for “Behind the Minds: 2016”, a show in which Spoede Elementary gives an overview of its Math Fact Scholars program in the “Practice, Practice, Practice Math Facts” segment.

Each week, kids in grades K-4 come in the hour before school to tackle timed math tests. The program began in 2014 and has grown to 184 students.

“I think they learn important life lessons, like you don’t always win. You don’t always get everything the first time you try for it,” Principal Dr. Kim Stallons said. “They learn perseverance. They learn that it’s okay to make mistakes, but you learn from those mistakes, and you get better and then that’s how you continue achieving, whatever your goal may be.”

Check out the show linked here!

 

Ladue Schools Students selected for Community Music School ensembles and orchestras

Congratulations to several Ladue School District students who have been selected for the Community Music School of Webster University (CMS) orchestras and ensembles!

Each group performs several concerts during the school year. The concerts are free and open to the public and are held at the Community Music School Center, 535 Garden Avenue, Webster Groves, MO 63119.


The following Ladue Horton Watkins High School students are members of the CMS Percussion Ensemble:

  • Laura Ewald (11)
  • Miles Kim (12)
  • Amelia Malone (10)

Concerts:

  • Sunday, Dec. 18 at 7 p.m.
  • Sunday April 9, 2017, at 7 p.m.

Students Excel on MAP Test

Congratulations to three Ladue School District schools students and staff for their spots on the St. Louis Post-Dispatch’s lists of schools that mastered the MAP test this past year!

Ladue Horton Watkins High School was a stand-out for the math portion; Ladue Middle School was a stand-out for the English-language arts, math and science portions; and Reed Elementary was a stand-out for English-language arts and math.

Click here to see our district and its overall scores in English, Math and Science. We know our kids are great, but it’s a treat when the community gets to see how our students’ and staff’s hard work pays off!

Four High School Choir Students Selected for St. Louis Suburban District Choirs

Four Ladue Horton Watkins High School choir students auditioned and were selected for the St. Louis Suburban District Choirs on Saturday, Oct. 1 at Marquette High School! Two Ladue Choir students were also selected as the top twenty in their voice part and are eligible to audition for All-State Choir. Congratulations to all of these students!

District Choir, All-State Eligible:
Donna LaMore 12
Anne Heartney 11

Women’s Festival Choir:
Rebecca Cunningham 10

9th and 10th Grade Honor Choir:
Mindy LaMore 9

Recent Graduate Earns Emmy for High School Story

This past Saturday, HEC-TV, the district’s local professional television partner, won seven Emmys, including one for “History in the First Person: Being a Change Agent”, a show in which recent graduate Reis Rosenbloom contributed two stories. Reis, who graduated last May, is the district’s first student ever to win a professional Emmy while still in the high school’s Broadcast Technology program! (He even gets a statue!)

“Our goal to develop opportunities for Ladue Schools students to collaborate with professional partners while in our Broadcast Technology program has certainly impacted many, but what a memory for Reis to keep with him for the rest of his life,” Broadcast Technology, Film and Multimedia Teacher Don Goble said.

The show is linked here; Reis’ first story about Circus Harmony appears at the 20:25 mark of the program, and his second story about Camp Jump Start begins near the 24:47 mark.

Congratulations, Reis!

Talking Rams Place Second at Oakville Autumn Congress

The speech and debate team competed in the Oakville Autumn Congress this past weekend. The team placed 2nd overall!

Congratulations to the students listed below — they each placed in their chamber!

Shaun Carr – 2nd place
Levi Dyson – Permanent Presiding Officer
Ope Falako – 2nd place
Albert Liu – Permanent Presiding Officer