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LHWHS Alumni Hirschfeld’s Artwork Featured in SNL Museum

Matt Hirschfeld, Ladue Horton Watkins High School class of 1998, and a University of Missouri at St. Louis graduate, is an illustrator in Los Angeles, California recently commissioned by NBC commissioned to More »

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LHWHS Speech/Debate Team Succeed at NCFL National Tournament

Seven Ladue Horton Watkins High School (LHWHS) students competed in the National Catholic Forensic League’s National Tournament on May 23-24, 2015, at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. More »

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Two LHWHS Science Olympiad Team Members Win Scholarships

The Ladue Horton Watkins High School Science Olympiad Team was one of two Missouri teams to participate in the National Olympiad Competition at the University of Nebraska on May 15-16, 2015.  Sophomores More »

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LMS Science Bowl Team Ties 9th Place in the Nation

On May 2-3, 2015, the Ladue Middle School (LMS) science bowl team competed in the National Science Bowl finals in Washington, D.C.  There were 48 teams that qualified for the tournament after More »

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Two LMS’ Girls Continue to Dominate College Music Competition

For the fourth time in recent years, Ladue Middle School eight-graders Ande Siegel and Menea Kefalov wrote and entered their songs in the University of Missouri’s Creating Original Music program and won. More »

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Reed Elementary School’s Genius Hour Program Sparks Media Interest

On Tuesday, March 31, 2015, KMOV-TV reporter Alissa Reitmeier visited Reed Elementary School to investigate the buzz about the Genius Hour and why some students are willing to skip recess to participate More »

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LHWHS Alumni Make $1 Million Lead Pledge to LHWHS Renovation

At the Rhythm and Hues fundraising event on March 28, 2015, the Ladue Education Foundation announced that a lead gift of $1 million has been pledged toward a major renovation of Ladue Horton Watkins More »

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Jahnke Named New Superintendent of the Year

Superintendent Dr. Donna Jahnke was named New Superintendent of the Year by the Missouri Association of School Administrators (MASA) for outstanding performance as a new superintendent.  Dr. Jahnke became superintendent for Ladue More »

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Ladue Middle School’s Taylor-Johnson Surprised By Award

Ladue Middle School Associate Principal Tiffany Taylor-Johnson has been named Middle School Assistant Principal of the Year. More »

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LHWHS Students Dominate at District Career Development Competition

The Ladue Horton Watkins High School’s DECA chapter triumphed at the District Career Development Competition. Students placed first and second in 15 of the 16 events. More »

LHWHS 1959 Alumnus Russell Inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame

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Ladue Horton Watkins High School (LHWHS) alumnus Charles Andrew “Andy” Russell, class of 1959, will be inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame. The Enshrinement Ceremony will take place on January 25, 2015 in Springfield, Missouri. Andy had an impressive sports career with the LHWHS Rams, playing fullback and linebacker. He attended the University of Missouri at Columbia before playing for the Pittsburgh Steelers, earning two Super Bowl rings and being named the Steelers’ Most Valuable Player in 1971.

LHWHS Students Dominate the Greater Saint Louis Speech Association Conference Tournament

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More than a dozen students competed in the third, and final, invitational of the Greater Saint Louis Speech Association Conference Tournament on January 16-17, 2015, at Ritenour High School. Ladue Horton Watkins High School’s Talking Rams swept first place in every team conference category: public speaking, interpretation, congressional debate, debate, and overall conference champions.

Old Bonhomme Students Honor Dr. King While Promoting Social Justice

Ladue School District news release issued on January 16, 2015…

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Old Bonhomme Elementary Takes the Opportunity to Discuss Civil Disobedience and More

January 16, 2015– (St. Louis, MO) – It is a tradition at Old Bonhomme Elementary School to use Martin Luther King Jr. Day for both community outreach and an opportunity to discuss and celebrate the contributions of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and other African-American leaders.  This year, the elementary school will take this tradition to a new level by focusing on social activism, civil disobedience and the need for people of all ages to engage in “courageous conversations.”

Steve Turner, Class of ’69, Celebrates 25 Years with Solomon Turner PR

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Steve Turner, class of 1969, is celebrating his 25th year in business with Solomon/Turner, a St. Louis public relations firm. Steve and his partner, Shelly Solomon, launched the firm in 1990 following a merger of their companies. The two also had a family merger, getting married as well.

“I ran a PR firm, The Turner Group, and Shelly had an advertising agency called S. Solomon & Associates. We actually did business together before we got married. It made sense to bring it all under one roof,” Turner said.

Originally, Solomon/Turner focused on providing graphic design, media buying, printed materials and publicity for clients from many industries.  ”This was before the Internet when the focus was more on traditional marketing methods. Nearly all companies used article reprints, brochures, direct mail and sales pieces to drive business.”  Shift to 2015 and the emphasis is on a multimedia approach. This includes blogs, digital ads, email newsletters, search engine optimization, social media, video and website design.”

“Today we help businesses develop all encompassing campaigns with quality content, whether it be through articles and interviews, social media, special events, video creation, and/or web-based promotions.”

Steve stays in touch with many Ladue Horton Watkins High School grads and attends all reunions. “Several classmates are also our best friends. It’s great to see them succeed both personally and professionally.”

To connect with Steve email, sturner@solomonturner.com or call 314-205-0800.

LHWHS Junior Jess Rothberg Receives Highest Award from Boy Scouts

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The Boy Scouts of America has bestowed its highest award on Jess Rothberg, a junior at Ladue Horton Watkins High School. His project involved clearing an area behind the Temple Israel parking lot to build a fire ring and benches, benefitting his troop and the Temple.

Ladue Schools Win National Recognition in WordMasters Challenge

Ladue Schools third-grade team placed fourth in the nation out of 292 teams, and the district’s sixth-grade team placed third in the nation out of 170 teams in the first round of the WordMasters™ Challenge.   The WordMasters Challenge is a national competition for students in grades 3-8 that encourages growth in vocabulary and verbal reasoning.  Each year, over 125,000 students from some of the best public and private schools throughout the United States participate in the WordMasters Challenge.  Students from Ladue Schools’ elementary schools, Fifth Grade Center and middle school participated.

LMS Eighth-Graders Win Project Research Award

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Six Ladue Middle School students won the Project Research Award at Eastern Missouri State tournament on Sunday, December 7, 2014.

Eighth-graders Claire Englander, Grace Hardester, Maggie Lochmoeller, Rebecca Cunningham, Rose Coughlin, and Grace Chicoine are part of the Neon Electrons FLL robotics team.

LMS’ Harold Webb’s The Chalkboard Podcast Receives Rave Reviews

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It’s an exciting time for the Ladue Middle School eighth-grade Science Teacher and Ladue Horton Watkins High School Junior Varsity Tennis Coach, Harold Webb.  Webb can now add podcaster extraordinaire to his résumé. 

LHWHS Varsity Football Rams Celebrate Outstanding Season

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Ladue Horton Watkins High School’s Rams celebrated some amazing  accomplishments with a 12-2 record.

  • The team was National Division Champions of the Suburban Central Conference, District Champions and State Semifinalists.
  • All Conference athletes include:  James Bell, Chuck Burton, Antoine Cade, Chino Davis, Malcolm Davis, Luke Dibler, James Dunger, Daylen Edwards, Paul Flynn, Jack Fox, Nate Howard, Ivan Hurse, Jack May, Justin Moore, James Scott, Jarrod Smith, Mario Whitley and Henry Valier. 
  • All State athletes include:  Daylen Edwards, Jack Fox, Nate Howard and Justin Moore
  • Jack Fox was named Kohl’s All-American Punt Specialist

LHWHS Boys Varsity Soccer Team Finishes Season with Impressive Recognitions.

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With the second best record in Ladue Schools history, Ladue Horton Watkins High School Boys Varsity Soccer Team finished fifth in the state with a 20-5-1 record.  The team was District Champions for the third year in a row, and Sectional Champions for the second year in a row.

All Conference Athletes include: Kyle Cook, Justin Espinosa, David Maffly-Kipp, Walker Miller, Chris Naunhaim, Austin Powell, Michael Wielansky and Nik Woltz.