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Ladue Middle School Students Excel on MAP Test

Congratulations to our Ladue Middle School students and staff for their spot on a St. Louis Post-Dispatch list of eight area middle schools that mastered the MAP test this year! The tests More »

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LMS Student Named Shriners Hospital’s Hero of the Week

Sadie Strelow, 12, was honored last week as the Fox Sports Midwest’s Shriners Hospital’s Hero of the Week! Sadie is a seventh-grader at Ladue Middle School this year. More »

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LHWHS Grads Chosen For McDonald’s and UNCF Scholarship

Congratulations to three Ladue Horton Watkins High School Graduates for being chosen for the McDonald’s Academic Excellence Award Scholarship! Nautica Huddleston, Gabrielle Hannah, and Malcolm Davis will each receive a $3,000 scholarship More »

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Reed Elementary Teacher Receives $1,000 Grant

Karen Engelkenjohn, a Gifted Specialist at Reed Elementary School, received a $1,000 grant from Monsanto on the first day of school that will be used to buy agriculturally-focused kits for students.  Karen More »

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From Play-Doh to the Playground, Students Hang Out with Foster Kids

Save the Children, a blossoming club at Ladue Horton Watkins High School, spent some quality time with 15 foster children at an event sponsored by the Foster & Care Coalition on Aug. More »

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LHWHS Senior Receives Congressional Award Gold Medal

Congratulations to Ladue Horton Watkins High School Senior Jacqueline Wong, who was honored at the 2015 Gold Medal Ceremony at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., on June 17, 2015! The Congressional More »

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Two LHWHS Seniors Awarded, Five Graduate from STARS Program

Two juniors from Ladue Horton Watkins High School who participated in the 2015 Students and Teachers as Research Scientists (STARS) program won an LMI Aerospace Award in Excellence in Research after presenting More »

LHWHS Students Dance Marathon Raises Big Bucks for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals in St. Louis

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More than 200 Ladue Horton Watkins High School students got on their feet for the Second Annual Ladue Dance Marathon on Saturday, January 31, 2015.   Fundraising efforts for the The Kids of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals of Greater St. Louis topped $27, 350, bringing LHWHS Dance Marathon’s two-year donations to more than $53,000 for CMNH-STL.

LHWHS Alumna Kristy Daniels Jackson Becomes First African-American to Head Gifted Education Program

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Ladue Horton Watkins High School alumna Kristy Daniels Jackson, class of 1991,  has been named the new District A Director of the Gifted Association of Missouri (GAM) for the Webster Groves School District. Kristy has worked in various school districts over the last 13 years as a gifted specialist, including the Ladue School District at Conway Elementary School. She serves as an adjunct professor for graduate gifted education courses at Maryville University and Webster University.

She was featured last summer in the business section,”People On the Move,” in the St. Louis American newspaper.

LHWHS Football’s Howard Picks Mizzou

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Surrounded by fellow Ladue Horton Watkins High School Rams varsity football teammates, Senior Nate Howard made the announcement live on KSDK on January 30, 2015 that he would be attending and playing football for the University of Missouri.  

Old Bonhomme Elementary’s Shockley Receives January 2015 Education in Excellence Award

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The best term to describe Margaret Shockley, a fourth grade teacher at Old Bonhomme Elementary School, is a relationship specialist. Her people skills, as well as her experience and expertise in education, have earned Margaret the 2015 January Excellence in Education Award. Principal Cheryl Kirchgessner cited endless examples of why this honor was bestowed on the fourth-grade teacher. “Margaret is a wonderful example of the exceptional teaching staff in our district.”

The Laduettes Dance Their Way to Nationals Competition

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The Ladue Horton Watkins High School Laduettes dance team won first place in Pom and first place in Hip Hop in the St. Charles Classic Dance Team Competition on January 24, 2015.  Last December, the Laduettes took second place in both categories in the Yvonne Cole Lindbergh Invitational Regional Dance Team Competition.

LHWHS Varsity Football Rams Win St. Louis Rams National Guard High School Team of the Year Award!

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The Ladue Horton Watkins High School (LHWHS) Varsity Football Rams have been named the St. Louis Rams National Guard High School Team of the Year.  The Rams became eligible for this honor by being chosen as one of four teams in the area noted for their skills, overall academic performance, perseverance, sportsmanship and service to the community.  Receiving the top honor was the result of the Rams receiving the most votes in an online poll.   Christian Brothers College High School (CBC), John Burroughs School and Kirkwood High School were the other eligible teams.

Three LHWHS Students Win Area Computer Awards

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Three Ladue Horton Watkins High School students have been recognized by the National Center for Women in Information Technology (NCWIT).  Pictured left to right: Rowan Faulkner, Jessica Thoelke, YiFan Zhou.  

LHWHS Alumnus Vin Ko Brings Energy to the District and Community

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Vinfung “Vin” Ko, Ladue Horton Watkins High School class of 2005, is focused on empowering the region’s future leaders. Vin was recently appointed to The Ladue Education Foundation Board of Directors.  Kristen Wild, executive director of the foundation, says, “Vin offers a unique perspective as a young alumnus, and the LEF is grateful for his willingness to advise, govern, and assist with the leadership.” The foundation’s mission is to advance the excellence of the Ladue School District by expanding opportunities for extraordinary student success.

In addition to that commitment, Vin recently joined the St. Louis Mosaic Project as its program manager with a goal to enrich the community’s cultural diversity.

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.