Outstanding Administrator Award

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 »

Pre-Season Conference Tournament

Speech/Debate Team Sweep Varsity Events at Pre-Season Tournament

The speech and debate team competed in their first tournament of the year – a pre-season conference tournament hosted by the Greater Saint Louis Speech Association. The team was very successful in More »

ALS Challenge

Ladue Staff Take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

It started with Reed Elementary School challenging district administrators… Then the district administrators challenged the principals… The first to take on the challenge was Kerri Wetzel, director of the Ladue Early Childhood More »

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Ladue Schools Students, Staff and Alumni Respond to Crisis in Ferguson with Support for Students and the Community

As the tragic situation in Ferguson, Missouri unfolded, Ladue Schools staff and students have rallied to provide support for Ladue Schools students, students in the Ferguson-Florissant school district and the community at More »

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Six LHWHS Students Participate in 2014 STARS Program

Six Ladue Horton Watkins High School students participated in the 2014 Students and Teachers as Research Scientists (STARS) program at the University of Missouri – St. Louis (UMSL.)  STARS pairs students with More »

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LHWHS Graduate Now Prominent Concert Pianist

Ingrid Jacoby Is A Prominent Concert Pianist Living In London But She Got Her Start Right Here In St. Louis And At Ladue High School  It’s not easy to make a living More »

Ladue Graduate Padawer Appears on “Shark Tank”

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St. Louis native, and 1996 Ladue Horton Watkins High School graduate, Lauren Padawer appeared on the television show Shark Tank on January 17, 2014.  Shark Tank features “self-made millionaires” searching for businesses in which to invest.  Padawer is the owner of Alaska Glacial Mud Co., a company she founded in 2001.

Read the full story here.  

LMS Celebrates “Inclusive Schools” Week

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This amazing slideshow was created by Ladue Middle School students and art teachers in honor of Inclusive Schools Week, December 2-5, 2013. This year, the middle school combined the annual “Ability Awareness” week with the international celebration of inclusive schools, followed by the annual “I Am LMS” activities through the rest of December. 

FGC Makes Largest “Operation Food Search” Donation with Pennies

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As of December 11, 2013, the Fifth Grade Center’s “Team Water” had made the largest donation of the season to Operation Food Search, having collected $1,312.34 from “Penny Wars”.  Pictured here are Judy Coyman, Food Drive Coordinator for Operation Food Search and members of Team Water.

Ladue Schools Elementary Students Win Writing Awards

Two students from the Ladue School District were recognized in the 2013 Young Writers Award competition.  Both competed in the 4th-5th Grade Division.

Varsha Arun is a fourth grader at Conway Elementary School and won second place for her story The Wonderers.  Aneesh Batchu is a fourth grader at Old Bonhomme Elementary School and won third place for his story, Ralph and the Candy World, and a First Honorable Mention for his story Lego Hawaio.

 

Reed Elementary Students Are Writing Computer Code

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Through an after school activity called Code Red Education, Reed Elementary School students are learning the basics of computer programming, while also learning how this important skill can lead to success in a multitude of career fields.

Read and listen to the story developed about this program by St. Louis Public Radio.

Read the online story written in THE Journal, a publication which supports transforming education through technology.

LMS’ Peters Appointed Kirk Teacher Fellowship

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David and Marilyn Kirk established the ISP Kirk Teacher Fellowship at Washington University in St. Louis with the purpose of empowering a science teacher to act as a leader in evolution education in the St. Louis area.  Elizabeth Petersen, a seventh-grade science teacher at Ladue Middle School (LMS), serves as the inaugural Kirk Teacher Fellow. She is a tireless advocate for science education and has a distinguished teaching career.

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LHWHS Speech and Debate Team Shines at Local Tournament

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The Ladue Horton Watkins High School Speech and Debate Team competed in the Greater Saint Louis Speech League’s 2013-2014 tournament which concluded the 17th and 18th of January at Ritenour High School.

Traditionally, Ladue Schools students have performed extremely well at this tournament and this year was no different.

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.