Category Archives: Students

Ladue Schools’ Boy’s Varsity Tennis Head Coach Named State Coach of the Year

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Congratulations to Ladue Schools’ Head Coach for Boy’s Varsity Tennis, Margaret Junker, who has been named State Coach of the Year! The announcement was made at the 2015 Ladue Horton Watkins High School (LHWHS) Homecoming Pep Rally on Friday, September 25, 2015.

Ladue Early Childhood Center Staff & Community Recognized for Support of Cancer Center

The Ladue Early Childhood Center staff and school community will be recognized for their annual fundraising efforts and support of the Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center!

Each year, the LECC hosts the “Hats on to Cancer” event, where students bring in $1 to wear a hat all day at school. All proceeds are donated to the center. This year will be the third time the LECC has held the event. This year, the event will be on Jan. 21, 2016!

Spoede Best in State for 2015 Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge

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Congratulations to Spoede Elementary School, which has officially been named the #1 school in Missouri for logging the most minutes in the 2015 Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge! Thanks to our inspiring teachers and parents, we have some excellent young readers in our schools, and they’re powered up to read throughout this school year!

Speech and Debate Team Successful in Season Kick-off

The Ladue Horton Watkins High School speech and debate team had a very successful kick-off to their 2015-16 season. The team competed in the Greater Saint Louis Speech Association’s Pre-Season Tournament on Saturday, September 19 at Mehlville High School.  The tournament is a limited preparation tournament offering Duet Improvisational Acting, Impromptu Speaking, and Extemporaneous Debate.

Grand Opening of New Path at Reed Elementary School

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After years of planning, the Reed Path is now a reality! The grand opening for the path was held Friday, September 18, 2015.

“The path will do much more than promote a healthy lifestyle,” Reed Principal Chris Schreiner said. “It will provide a place for brain breaks for all students and interventions for specific students to help them be more focused and ready to learn in the general classrooms.”

Firefighters and Police Officers Visit Reed Elementary on 9/11

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Ladue firefighters and police officers visited Reed Elementary on Friday, Sept. 11, 2015, to hand out popsicles to our students during recess! The event was held to commemorate 9/11.

Ladue Alumnus, National Human Genome Research Institute Director Speaks with Students

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A group of Ladue Horton Watkins High School (LHWHS) students recently had the opportunity to hear Dr. Eric Green, director of the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) in Bethesda, Maryland, and 1977 graduate of LHWHS, speak at the St. Louis Science Center. Dr. Green discussed the growing significance of his field of genomics to medicine and its relevance to various related careers.

HEC-TV Airs Ladue Horton Watkins High School Alumna’s Ferguson Story

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HEC-TV’s No. 1 viewed show, “Behind the Minds,” aired Wednesday, Sept. 17, and included Ladue Horton Watkins High School alumna Lillian Donahue’s story about Ferguson and the national media.

The show commemorated the one year anniversary of Michael Brown’s death. Congratulations to Lillian, who graduated in May 2015! Ladue Horton Watkins High School’s was one of only a few schools in the Metro area chosen to supply content for the program.

LHWHS Tennis Player Victorious After Setting Rigorous Goals

Writing out a few goals and mustering up some motivation has launched one Ladue Horton Watkins High School student’s success on the tennis court! Sophomore Emma Warticovschi has jumped from the No. 6 singles spot for LHWHS last season to the No. 1 singles player for the Rams this season.

Ladue Middle School Students Excel on MAP Test

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Congratulations to our Ladue Middle School students and staff for their spot on a St. Louis Post-Dispatch list of eight area middle schools that mastered the MAP test this year!

The tests were expected to be more rigorous this year, because this was the launch of the testing that accompanied the Common Core Standards. Click here to see our school and its overall scores in English, Math and Science.