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Find Out Why Students, Staff and Parents Say “We Love Ladue!”

On the last few days of the 2012-13 school year, students, staff and parents were asked “Why does your school rock?”  Find out what they said at… Ladue Middle School, Reed Elementary More »

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Fire Prevention Week at Reed

Did you know that two out of every five home fires start in the kitchen? That’s an astounding number and with the help of the Ladue Fire Department, Reed Elementary School students More »

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LHWHS’ Bry and Thompson Published in Gateway Varsity Sports

In October 2013, Ladue Horton Watkins High School (LHWHS)  juniors Aaron Bry and Danielle Thompson published an article and a photo, respectively, about LHWHS’ girls field hockey team in the second edition More »

LMS Urban Harvest Volunteers

LMS Students Volunteer at Urban Harvest

As published by Ladue News on September 26, 2013… Urban Harvest STL volunteers and Whole Foods Market Galleria team members joined together to prepare the UHSTL downtown community garden for fall. The gardeners More »

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2012 Graduate Chesson Scores Against Akron

2012 Ladue Horton Watkins High School graduate Jehu Chesson captured after scoring a touchdown for the University of Michigan in a game against Akron University on September 14, 2013.  Final score: 28-24 More »

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LHWHS Sarah Jacobs Wins LMI Aerospace Award for Excellence in Research

Teenage scientists earn research awards from University of Missouri–St. Louis STARS program                 Nearly 90 students participated in the STARS program Thirty-five aspiring scientists who spent six weeks this summer conducting intensive More »

2013 Graduation Speeches

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The Class of 2013 graduated on May 19, 2013.   Following are links to each of the 2013 Ladue Horton Watkins High School Commencement Ceremony speeches.

2009 LHWHS Grad Logan Uxa Drafted by Cincinnati Reds

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As reported by KATV in Jonesboro, Arkansas…

JONESBORO — Arkansas State senior Logan Uxa was selected in the 32nd round of the Major League Baseball draft by the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday. He was the 975th player taken overall was the second A-State player chosen by Cincinnati.  The Reds also drafted A-State senior pitcher Daniel Wright on Friday in the 10th round.

Craft Alliance Names Studio for Former LHWHS Student

Wolfson Blake Dedication

On June 20, 2013 at 6 p.m. the Craft Alliance will dedicate the Stephen Blake Wolfson Clay Studio in memory of Blake Wolfson, former student of Ladue Horton Watkins High School.

When Wolfson was a young teenager, he had his first experience with clay at Craft Alliance.  From that time on, working with clay became a passion for Wolfson, and one of his favorite pastimes.  The public is invited to attend the dedication in honor of Blake’s life and his love of this art form.  (R.S.V.P. to Danielle Sommer at 314-725-1177, extension 337.)

LHWHS Scholar Bowl Team Places Second in Nation

Competition Includes Both Public and Private High Schools  

On May 25 and 26, 2013, Ladue Horton Watkins High School’s (LHWHS) Scholar Bowl Team (A) earned second place among 256 teams in a national high school quiz bowl amongst a leading pack of schools dominated by private, parochial and academic magnet schools.  The next public high school is listed seventh – Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring, MD, and the next is in the eleventh position – Dorman High School in Roebuck, SC.

Conway’s Coates Receives May 2013 Excellence in Education Award

Rowena Coates, a third-grade teacher at Conway Elementary School, received the May 2013 Excellence in Education award at the May 27, 2013 Board of Education meeting.

Rowena is a 1991 graduate of Ladue Horton Watkins High School.  Her bachelor’s degree is in Architecture from Washington University, and her first career was as an architect.  However, she then earned a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education from the University of Missouri in Columbia, and started her teaching career in the Ladue School District as a teacher’s assistant at Conway in 1999.

Rowena was a third-grade teacher until 2004 and then spent a couple years at home being with her two daughters who are now students at Conway Elementary School.  Shelby is now in third grade, and Riley is now in first grade.  Rowena came back to the district in 2007, spending one year as a fourth-grade teacher before becoming a third-grade teacher again the following year.

Among the many things her principal, Dr. Lane Narvaez, admires about Rowena is her flexibility and her ability to be a team player.  When Conway needed a fourth-grade teacher, Rowena eagerly accepted the challenge of a new curriculum.  Then, when she was asked to go back to third-grade, she willingly volunteered to move, having already had experience in teaching that grade.

Rowena is noted for her strong work ethic and true passion for working with children.  Dr. Narvaez says, “We are very, very fortunate to have Rowena, as well as her two wonderful daughters, at Conway Elementary School.”

Duke Tip Talent Search Identifies 38 LMS Seventh Graders

Duke TIP’s 7th Grade Talent Search identifies students across the United States who have scored at or above the 95th percentile on a grade-level achievement test. As part of the program, these students take above-level college-entrance exams (ACT or SAT) to learn more about their abilities.
 On March 11, 2013 the exam results were provided for Ladue Middle School seventh-graders.

LMS PE Department Finishes Year of Recognitions with Exemplary Program Award

On Thursday, May 23, 2013, the Physical Education department at Ladue Middle School learned they had been designated as an Exemplary Physical Education Program by the Missouri Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (MOAHPERD.)  The middle school will be officially recognized at the MOAHPERD convention in the fall.

LMS Science Olympiad Team Places 22nd at National Competition

The Ladue Middle School Science Olympiad had a great showing at the National Science Olympiad Competition, held on May 18, 2013 in Fairborn, Ohio. The students competed against the top 60 teams from across the country. Ladue Middle School students placed in two events, Sounds of Music (3rd) and Write It Do It (5th). Overall the team earned 22nd place. We are very proud of the dedication and hard work of the following students:

Philip Adams
Luke Biernbaum (Sounds of Music)
Hans Chan (Write It Do It)
Justin Chen
Albert Liu (Write It Do It)
Annie Liu
Tom Liu
Wil Michael
Patrick Naughton
Seema Patil
Kate Prablek
Sahana Raju
Sasha Rice
Ezra Umen
Audrey Wang
Jeffrey Wang
Stephanie Zhong (Sounds of Music)