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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 Senior Examines if Religion is Becoming A Fashion Statement

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Ladue Horton Watkins High School Senior Elise Vincent set out to find answers to a lingering question. “Is it disrespectful to wear symbols that do not pertain to one’s own history?”

LHWHS Alumnus Ryan Feit Accepts Award From Royalty

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Alumnus Ryan Feit, class of 2001, found his niche in the business world.  He is CEO of SeedInvest, which is a crowd-funding venture capital company that allows smaller investors to buy equity in startups. On December 9, 2014, in New York City, Ryan accepted a Great Tech trophy from Prince William, Duke of Cambridge. Prince William and the mayor of New York  City were among the many guests that attended the Innovation is GREAT Awards Reception. 

Ladue Early Childhood Center’s Ayres receives December Excellence in Education Award

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Ladue Early Childhood Center (LECC) Preschool Teacher Dee Ayres began working in the district in 2007. LECC Director Kerri Wetzel says Dee is a “role model in her management skills and working with children, and is well respected by her colleagues.” 

LMS Annual Fundraiser Nets 19,026 Canned Goods for Area Families

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Sometimes hunger and homelessness go hand-in-hand in a community, so the students at Ladue Middle School sponsored activities to make a difference.  To help Feed the Children organization, LMS sponsored a penny war to fill the “bank” with $1,087.10 in pennies. The sixth grade led the way with $436.29 pennies. Seventh and eighth grades almost tied, bringing in more than three hundred dollars in pennies. 

LHWHS Alumni, Ed Protzel, Lands Book Deal

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Ed Protzel, Class of ’65, will see his novel hit store shelves in 2015.

Wild Wolf Publishing of Great Britain acquired the rights to Ed’s novel, The Lies that Bind, a darkly ironic antebellum mystery/drama set in Turkle, Mississippi, 1859-61. The novel is based on his original screenplay, which was recognized by the Missouri Playwrights Association. Ed has written five original screenplays for feature film and developed film scripts/projects for 20th Century Fox. Century Fox’s Murray Silverman, Paramount’s Sherry Lansing, and Chelsea Studios producer Stan Zuckerman called it a “great script.” 

Spoede Elementary School’s Davis Receives November Excellence in Education Award

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A former Ladue Horton Watkins High School graduate that was “voted most likely to succeed” was handpicked for the November 2014 Excellence in Education award.

Susan Davis started in the Ladue School District as a teacher’s aide in 1987. The following year, Susan taught third grade. In her current position as Spoede’s librarian, Susan believes in the hands-on approach to ensure that each student soars.

LHWHS’ Goble Wins 2015 Broadcast Adviser Award

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Ladue Horton Watkins High School Broadcast Technology Instructor Don Goble  has been named the Journalism Education Association’s 2015 National High School Broadcast Adviser of the Year.  The Journalism Education Association is a dynamic, adviser-focused organization serving a diverse media community.

LMS Students Play for the Sake of Science

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Biomedical engineering students from St. Louis University (SLU) needed to test ten toys designed to stimulate interest in science and engineering. They chose Ladue Middle School (LMS) to participate in the initiative ultimately aimed at delivering age-appropriate toys to schools in Haiti.  The purpose of the test is to see if the toys are fun, stimulate interest, present identifiable science/engineering principles and are age-appropriate for grades 5-7, as hypothesized.

Fifth-Graders Collect 500 Cans of Food for “Turkey Bowl”

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Fifth-graders in the Ladue School District collected 500 canned goods at the first-ever “Turkey Bowl.”  The event was held on Saturday, November 22, 2014. Ladue Horton Watkins High School varsity football captains refereed four flag football games, each with twenty-eight fifth-graders. The students opted to donate canned goods instead of paying a registration fee to play. The event benefited the Harvey Kornblum Jewish Food Pantry.

High School Students Go Blue for Children’s Grief Awareness Day

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Children’s Grief Awareness Day has been observed since 2008 on the Thursday before Thanksgiving. Since the holiday season can be an especially difficult time after a death for a grieving child, organizers chose November to bring awareness.