High School Science Olympiad Team Heads to Nationals in May

This weekend, the state Science Olympiad competition was held at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri, and the high school team finished in first place! Out of the 23 events, there were only More »

Senior Girls and Boys Swimming and Diving Members Earn All American Honors

All nine graduating senior girls of the Girls’ and two graduating senior boys of the Boys’ Swimming & Diving teams at Ladue Horton Watkins High School earned All American Academic status with More »

LMS MathCounts Students Dominate at State Competition

In February, nine Ladue Middle School students qualified at the regional Chapter Round of the MathCounts competition to advance to the Missouri State Round. MathCounts is the premier mathematics competition for middle-school More »

Junior Kaylon Buckner Helps Lacrosse Team Earn Championship Title

Congratuluations to junior Kaylon Buckner on a fantastic comeback at the Webster-Kirkwood Invitational for lacrosse! Check out the article run in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch here. More »

High School Wrestling Earns Recognitions, Shows Strength of Character

Over spring break, our outstanding high school wrestling team was busy earning significant recognitions! Junior Jacob Orsay was named Wrestler of the Year. Eric Prager, Kyle Cody, Kendall Whited, Leor Goldfarb and More »

Conway Elementary Parent Teaches Students How to Code

Conway parent Suparba Panda decided to leave her full-time job as vice president of technology at Equifax to teach young students how to work with innovative technology. Suparba created TymeMachine, a nonprofit More »

Ladue Schools Students Excel at Missouri State Chess Championships

More than 40 Ladue School District students competed at the Missouri State Chess Championships on Saturday, March 18, in Columbia, Missouri. The high school team finished 3rd in their division, the LMS More »

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

LMS Physical Education Teacher Jason Theodosiou Recognized with September Excellence in Education Award

Jason Theodosiou, a physical education teacher at Ladue Middle School, received the September 2016 Excellence in Education Award at the Sept. 27, 2016, Board of Education meeting. Congratulations to Jason on this prestigious recognition!

Jason has worked for the Ladue School District since January of 2004, when he took a position in physical education teaching swimming lessons at Ladue Middle School.

Jason’s colleagues will tell you that some of his greatest strengths include his attitude (he looks for the positive in any situation) and his interpersonal relationships (he connects well with ALL students). Jason models character values and embeds character education in the classroom. He is self-directed and very reflective. Jason also embraces building initiatives and seeks opportunities to incorporate them into his daily practice. He steps up and takes leadership roles and follows through on given tasks.

Community Members Receive Friends of Education Award

Congratulations to the following recipients of the Friends of Education Award, who received the recognition at last night’s Sept. 27, 2016 Board of Education meeting:

Ladue Education Foundation: Julie LaBonte’

Commit2Ladue: Carl Bisig, Diane Patershuk, Rod Patershuk and Kelly Waller

We appreciate all that you ‘due for the school district!

LHWHS Junior Selected for Cultural Leadership Program

Congratulations to Malone Hanis, a junior at Ladue Horton Watkins High School, who was selected as for the Cultural Leadership Class 12! Cultural Leadership is a unique year-long educational leadership program including classes, cultural activities, travel/study, public speaking,and conducting diversity workshops. The goal is to teach teens about social injustice, racism and discrimination and inspire them to work toward change, promote mutual respect and dispel stereotypes.

The 2016 Cultural Leadership Class 12 is comprised of 24 students representing 14 high schools from throughout the St. Louis region both public and private, and is racially and culturally diverse with students from 13 different houses of worship, and the voices of 13 black students, 8 Jewish students, and 3 allies. The program began in 2004 originally for African American and Jewish students and has since expanded to accept students of all ethnicities.

Old Bonhomme Class Reads Alum’s Article in TIME for Kids

Mrs. Margaret Shockley shared an exciting moment with her students this week when they opened up the current edition of TIME for Kids. One of Mrs. Shockley’s former Old Bonhomme School students in 2003, Rebecca Katzman is now a professional writer, and one of her articles was included in the publication this month. Mrs. Shockley loves to inspire her writers, and what a thrill it was to see the by-line with a former student’s name!

TIME for Kids is a weekly classroom news magazine encourages non-fiction reading in a motivating format and covers a wide range of real-world topics kids love. Rebecca is an editorial assistant for the publication. You can see her Twitter profile here!

Reed Elementary Invites Local First Responders to Recess

Each year, Reed Elementary invites local first responders to recess one day, where these heroes hand out popsicles to the students and answer the kids’ questions about these important careers.

Last Friday, some students played ball and frisbee on the asphalt with responders, while others clambered through the fire truck and ambulance. When the ambulance was called away for an emergency during the kindergarten recess time, the kids watched in awe as the lights flashed and the sirens rang; they lined up to watch the ambulance speed away. And you can bet the kids had plenty of questions for the men when they returned!

The students also made cards and handed them to the firefighters and EMS officials as a special thank you for all that these men and women do for our community.

Check out the pictures on our Facebook page!

 

 

Talking Rams Slay at First Tournament of the Year

The speech and debate team competed in their first tournament of the year, the Greater Saint Louis Speech Association’s Pre-Season Invitational. Eleven new team members competed in their first tournament, and 12 team members won awards!

Congratulations to the students below on some fantastic performances:

VARSITY EXTEMPORANEOUS DEBATE
Levi Dyson (11) – 3rd place

VARSITY IMPROMPTU SPEAKING
Panth Shah (12) – 1st place
Audrey Wang (11) – 2nd place
Faris Ali (12) – 3rd place

NOVICE DUET IMPROVISATIONAL ACTING
Cassie Beisheim (9) and Sunny Lu (9) – 1st place
Jackson Bry (9) and Eli Goldstein (9) – 3rd place

NOVICE EXTEMPORANEOUS DEBATE
Ayushya Ajmani (9) – 1st place
Connie Chen (9) – 2nd place
Shaun Carr (11) – 6th place

NOVICE IMPROMPTU SPEAKING
Fayzan Ali (9) – 6th place