Field Hockey 2014

LHWHS Field Hockey Team Wins Tournament and Coach’s Award

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 More »

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LMS Raises Over $1,700 for Siteman Cancer Center

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 More »

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LHWHS Take the “Clothes Pin Challenge”

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 More »

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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 More »

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Old Bonhomme’s Field Day a stl250 Event

Early October always includes the annual Field Day event at Old Bonhomme Elementary.  While the school always strives to incorporate unique themes and learning opportunities for students, the theme for this year More »

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8th Grade Apogee Students Create Cardboard Arcade…with Robots!

Students in Kathleen Mercury’s 8th grade Apogee classes have created cardboard arcade games using cardboard, tape, and NXT robots. Students have spent several weeks planning, building, and testing their arcade games, and More »

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State Treasurer Visits Old Bonhomme Second-Graders

On October 7, 2014, Missouri State Treasurer Clint Zweifel arrived at the Old Bonhomme Elementary School library to speak to second-graders about the importance of voting in elections.  Zweifel read the book More »

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LHWHS’ Goble Weighs In on Social Media in the Classroom

Should teachers be using social media in the classroom?  How long should we keep our children off the grid? Is there value in young people engaging with social tools from Instagram to More »

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LHWHS’s Griffith and District’s Jahnke Named STAM Outstanding Administrators of 2014

Ladue Horton Watkins High School Principal Brad Griffith and Superintendent Dr. Donna Jahnke are the recipients of the 2014 Outstanding Administrators of the Year Award by the Speech and Theatre Association of More »

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2013 Graduate Loomis Youngest Elected Official in Missouri History

2013 graduate, James (Jimmy) Loomis currently serves as the Democratic Committeeman for Clayton Township, a position he was selected to fill in March of 2013, one week after becoming eligible for the More »

LHWHS’ Gene Gaffney Receives Distinguished Service Award

At the November 25, 2013 Board of Education meeting, Gene Gaffney, a Supervisory Assistant at Ladue Horton Watkins High School, received the district’s Distinguished Service Award after nearly 27 years of service to the district

Gene has been working as a Supervisory Assistant and Parking Lot Supervisor for the district since 1987.  He came to the district after retiring from McDonnell Douglas after 38 years.

Spoede School “Makes a Difference” in the Community

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Spoede Elementary School recently participated in “Make a Difference Day,” a day intended to get people involved in community service, by creating care packages for residents at a nursing home. All of the Spoede students created cards and decorated wrapping paper for the boxes. Students were asked to do chores to earn money for purchasing items to put in the boxes.

Laduettes Awarded Two Firsts in Lindbergh Dance Competition

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On Saturday, December 7, 2013, the Laduettes Dance Team received two first place awards at the 2013 Lindbergh Yvonne Cole International Dance Competition.  In addition to earning first place in both the Hip Hop and Pom competitions, the team took home a Judge’s Award for Outstanding Showmanship in Hip Hop.

2013 Teachers of the Year Recognized

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At the December 9, 2013 Board of Education meeting, the district’s 2012-13 Teachers of the Year were recognized.  While these teachers were chosen and recognized earlier in 2013, this was the Board of Education’s opportunity to congratulate them on their award and the outstanding contributions they have made to the Ladue School District.

LMS’ Bassett Reads Family Story on NPR

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When families gather for the holidays, it can be an opportunity to tell stories and pass on memories. For the St. Louis-based Grannie Annie Family Story Celebration, that provides a possible treasure trove for young people to build writing skills and forge strong family bonds.

Every year, The Grannie Annie publishes a volume of family stories written by students in the fourth to the eighth grade.

Robotics Teams Wins Strategy and Innovation Award

Ladue School District’s robotics team won a Strategy and Innovation Award for their robot, “LEGO My Chocolate.”

Hundreds of teachers, peers and members of the community watched and cheered as 24 teams competed in the first-ever Mid-Missouri FIRST LEGO League (FLL) Robotics Qualifier tournament at Camdenton High School on November 16, 2013.

Read the full story that appeared in “The Lake Today.” 

Boys Varsity Soccer Finishes Strong with All-Conference Recognitions

Coach Matt Prange was named Suburban South Conference Coach of the Year with Varsity Boys players also earning All-Conference recognition.

Defensive Player of the Year:  Steven Orgill, Senior

First Team:  

Eric Stuber, Senior: Goalie

Michael Wielansky, Junior: Midfielder

Eric Petersen, Senior: Defender

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Nathan Rushing, Senior: Midfielder

Reid Cytron, Senior: Midfielder

Patrick Sullivan, Senior: Defender

 

Conway’s Reynolds Shows His Dance Moves

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Carter Reynolds, a kindergartener at Conway Elementary School, was recently seen dancing on television, in a KSDK story about a dancing class for children with cerebral palsy.  Both Carter, and his mother Shelly Reynolds, are interviewed in this heartwarming and inspiring story.

LMS Wins Staff Volleyball Tournament

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The Ladue Middle School staff  are the champs of the 2013 Staff Volleyball tournament.  The Ladue Early Childhood Center and Spoede Elementary school also fielded teams.  Other staff members, as well as spouses and children, cheered on all three teams and a good time was had by all.  It also gave Ladue Middle School a chance to show off their new rock climbing wall and let staff members and their families give it a try.

Conway’s Walther Performs at Carnegie Hall

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Nancy Walther, music teacher at Conway Elementary School and member of The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra and Chorus performed at Carnegie Hall on Friday, November 22, 2013 in Benjamin Britten’s opera, “Peter Grimes.”

“I am thrilled to be part of this powerful production with our amazing orchestra and an awesome cast of opera singers,” stated Walther.  ”Only a handful of elite orchestras routinely get invitations to perform at Carnegie and the St. Louis Symphony is fortunate enough to be one of them.”