Category Archives: Students

Reed Elementary School Turns 75 Years!


The Reed School Association celebrated this milestone on Sunday, October 19, 2914.  Guests partied like it was 1939, with live big band music, vintage games, and a unicycle troop.

Reed Elementary School opened in 1939, as Ladue School when the district was an elementary school district only. In 1951, it became a K-12 school district.  The name was changed to Reed Elementary School in 1969, in honor of Principal Mamie Reed.

LHWHS Boys Varsity Soccer Team Wins District Championship


LHWHS Junior Chris Naunheim led the Rams to victory over rival Clayton 1-0 to claim the Class 3 District 5 championship at MICDS.  This is the third year in a row that the varsity soccer team won the district championship.  The team will advance to the sectional round. Way to go Rams and coaches Dave Aronberg and Kevin Davis!

Read the article, “Ladue, St. Dominic, Bayless win District Titles” on

LHWHS Sophomore Gloria Zhou Wows Her Audience


Ladue Horton Watkins High School sophomore Gloria Zhou was mentioned in the “Were You There When” section of the Ladue News.  She recently performed the Mendelssohn G Minor Piano Concerto with the Town & Country Symphony Orchestra. The event was held at The Principia. Gloria, who studies piano with Laura Schindler, has received many awards for her piano skills.

Six LHWHS Students Join 2014-15 St. Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra

Jessica Ingraham, STL Symphony Youth Orchestra Manager and Secondary Programs Coordinator, contacted Ladue Horton Watkins High School (LHWHS) Principal Brad Griffith with the great news…   Seniors Rowan Faulkner and Elena Hammann; sophomores Cindy Geng, Nathan Hsu and Stephanie Zhong and freshmen Glen Morgenstern have been accepted into the prestigious program.

LHWHS Varsity Wielansky All-Time Soccer Goal Leader


Ladue Horton Watkins High School’s Michael Wielansky is now the all-time goal leader in a season. With 42 career goals, Wielansky is closing in on the all-time points record with six away from becoming Ladue’s all-time leading scorer too. Wielansky is chasing former LHWHS soccer player and current Washington Nationals minor leaguer William Piwnica-Worms’ record, who set all those marks in 2007.

2014 Graduate Lijowska Receives Excellence in Foreign Language Study Award


Kansas City, MO — Ladue Horton Watkins High School alumna, Magda Lijowska has been honored for Excellence in Foreign Language Study by the Foreign Language Association of Missouri (FLAM). Lijowska and her Spanish teacher, Mrs. Maritza Sloan, were honored at FLAM’s annual fall conference in Kansas City on October 18, 2014.

LHWHS Field Hockey Team Wins Tournament and Coach’s Award

Field Hockey 2014

The Ladue Horton Watkins High School (LHWHS) Field Hockey Team won the Public Schools Tournament on October 18, 2014 – a first for LHWHS. To top it off, Coach Barb Dwyer was selected by her peers to receive the Janet Esrock Coach of the Year Award for 2014.  This award is given to coaches who have a passion for coaching and a strong desire for competition to be at the highest possible level.

LMS Raises Over $1,700 for Siteman Cancer Center

LMS Siteman

On October 17, 2014, the Ladue Middle School staff wore pink and gray ‘Due Time for a Cure t-shirts made by Emily Taylor’s art class.  Through sale of the t-shirts, the staff raised more than $1,700 for Siteman Cancer Center.  Students also wore pink outfits…  tutus, fuzzy hats and all!

LHWHS Take the “Clothes Pin Challenge”

Clothes Pin

On October 16, 2014, Ladue Horton Watkins High School Students teamed up with students from seven other area high schools to participate in the Clothes Pin Challenge a student-led campaign to stop cyberbullying.    They wrote #StartsWithUs on a clothes pin and “pinned” the backpack or shirt of a friend, taking a photo or video of the “pinning” and uploading it to Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, etc.  In turn, the “pinned friend” goes on to pin someone else. 

Events in Ferguson Create: A Teachable Moment


A Teachable Moment:  ”Adults, we have such a hard time having these conversations…”  This story was published and aired on St. Louis Public Radio on October 15,2014 and features interviews with Vincent Flewellen, teacher at Ladue Middle School, and students in his Multi-Cultural Studies class.  

Students were enjoying the last few weeks of summer vacation when mass demonstrations erupted in Ferguson following the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown on Aug 9.