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

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 More »

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

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 More »

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

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 More »

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Student Game Designers Demo Prototypes

Two Ladue Middle School students, Hale Masaki and Alex Krasnoff, attended Stonemaier Games’s Design Day, a game design event. Alex entered his game, Venturing Vaults, and playtested it twice with two different More »

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The LHWHS Football Rams Win Quarterfinals Against Jackson

On Saturday, November 15, 2014, Ladue Horton Watkins High School (LHWHS) Rams won the Class 5 Quarterfinals against Jackson High School.  Junior James Bell switched the momentum for his teammates by catching More »

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“Ladue View” Takes the Spotlight in Washington, D.C.

Junior Reis Rosenbloom, Senior Jane Nelson and Senior Lillian Donahue represented the Ladue View at the National High School Journalism Convention in Washington D.C., November 6-9, 2014. Ladue View is Ladue Horton Watkins High School’s More »

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LHWHS Edwards and Fox Named Fox 2/Arby’s Athletes of the Week

Ladue Horton Watkins High School (LHWHS) football players Senior Jack Fox and Junior Daylen Edwards were the Fox 2/Arby’s Athletes of the Week for Friday, November 14, 2014. The duo led the More »

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Ladue Alumni Gear Up for First “Alumni Football Classic”

The Ladue Alumni Sports Committee (LASC) is hosting the first-ever Ladue Alumni Football Classic on Thanksgiving weekend, Saturday, November 29, 2014, at the Ladue West Campus located at 10900 Ladue Rd. from 12 – 5 More »

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LHWHS Sophomore Gloria Zhou Wows Her Audience

Ladue Horton Watkins High School sophomore Gloria Zhou was mentioned in the “Were You There When” section of the Ladue News.  She recently performed the Mendelssohn G Minor Piano Concerto with the Town & Country Symphony More »

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Ladue Horton Watkins High School ‘s Gutchewsky Receives October Excellence in Education Award

Not many school principals would go on record as saying, “If I were opening a new school, with any range of learner or ability level, I would want Kim with me.” But More »

LMS Petersen Appointed to NSTA Science Scope Advisory Board

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Elizabeth Petersen, seventh-grade science teacher at Ladue Middle School was appointed in February 2014 to the NSTA Science Scope Advisory Board.  The work of this group is targeted toward promoting excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning for all.  Science Scope Magazine is the the NSTA publication for middle school science teachers.

LMS Eisenman Selected as Missouri Top Middle Level Youth Volunteer

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On February 7, 2014, Ladue Middle School eighth-grader Sarah Eisenman was selected as Missouri’s top Middle Level youth volunteer in the 2014 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program. In Sarah’s volunteer project, which was also her Girl Scout Silver Award project, she demonstrated leadership by designing and furnishing reading rooms at HavenHouse St. Louis. HavenHouse is a home-away-from-home that serves more than 3,000 patients a year and their families, who travel to St. Louis from all over the United States and 46 other nations to receive medical treatment.

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LMS Science Olympiad Team Places First Regionally

The Ladue Middle School Science Olympiad Team for placed first in the regional competition held on February 1, 2014. The competition team placed in the top four for all 23 events, and the training team placed in the top five for 18 of the 23 events.

Spoede Elementary’s Jones Receives February Excellence in Education Award.

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Spoede Elementary School Principal Dr. Kim Stallons said, “Becky Jones is exceptional at building relationships with students and is their very best advocate.”  What impressed Dr. Stallons most was Becky’s commitment to finding the right interventions and resources for her students.

Reed Elementary Recognized for Professional Learning Communities Performance

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On January 28, 2014, state education officials honored fifteen Missouri schools, including Ladue Schools’ Reed Elementary School, as Professional Learning Communities Exemplary Schools for their outstanding performance in implementing the professional learning community process. These schools promote cultures focused on learning with collaborative teams and effectively using data to increase student achievement.

3-D Printers Bring Ideas to Life

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By showing students what a concept might look like, or how it might operate in real life, 3-D printers are increasingly being used as educational tools in schools.  The Ladue Education Foundation has recently approved a grant to purchase a 3-D printer for Ladue Horton Watkins High School.  In this picture, students at Conway Elementary are watching a demonstration to see how these types of printers are used in business, and education to assist in refining concepts and ideas by displaying them in three dimensions.

Laduettes Again Take Two Firsts in Dance Competition

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The Laduettes won first place in both Hip Hop and Pom at the St. Charles Classic Pom Pon Competition on January 25, 2014.  The team’s Hip Hop dance scored the highest of any dance in the competition.  The team is coached by Julie Fields and Alexandra Guenther.

HEC-TV Films More “Explore!” Segments at LHWHS

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On January 24, 2014, HEC-TV once again visited the Ladue Horton Watkins High School Marshall TV Studio to film two segments of their popular program Explore!  Ladue Schools students regularly participate in the production process, and this time, high school senior Anne Donnell appeared as a guest.

See how LHWHS students helped HEC-TV produce Life as a Dog and The Human Body: Eyes and Ears.  

Old Bonhomme MLK Tradition a Repeat Success

As has become the tradition at Old Bonhomme Elementary school, students, teachers and other volunteers spent the morning of Martin Luther King Jr. Day making sandwiches, and gathering socks to donate to local food pantries and shelters.  By 9:45 a.m., the group had made 3,014 sandwiches and had collected 754 pairs of socks.

Parent and Neuroradiologist Encourages Pursuit of STEM

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STEM stands for “science, technology, engineering and math” and is the term used to describe educational programs which integrate these four disciplines.  In January 2014, Dr. Josh Shimony, the parent of Ladue Middle School seventh-grader Hope Shimony, came to talk with seventh-grade students in Elizabeth Peterson’s class about pursuing careers in STEM, and shared his experiences in his career as a neuroradiologist,