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Talking Rams Make Prestigious 200 Club

Congratulations to last year’s Talking Rams, the high school’s speech and debate team, and its sponsor and coach Molly Beck for their recent recognition by the National Speech & Debate Association for their More »

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Old Bonhomme Students & Staff Harvest Sweet Potatoes

Old Bonhomme’s sweet potatoes were ready to harvest this week! Kate Pichon, a parent volunteer who works with the Old Bonhomme garden, approached Chartwell’s about doing an activity with the students using the potatoes. More »

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Talking Rams Debate Team Takes First Place in Debate Sweepstakes

The speech and debate team competed in the Francis Howell North Events Round Robin and the Francis Howell Central Debate Round Robin this past weekend. The team took 1st place in debate More »

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Harlem Wizards Take On Ladue Schools Staff

This past Sunday, the Harlem Wizards visited the LHWHS Nielson Gym to take on a team of Ladue Schools staff! Everyone enjoyed watching the fun, and our team members proved to be More »

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Alumna Kristy Jackson Featured in Show-You STLs Entrepreneurship Project

Ladue Horton Watkins graduates go on to excel in any field they decide to take on after high school; and we love to share their success stories! Kristy Jackson, a 1991 graduate, was More »

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Reed Elementary Wins Selfie Contest

Congratulations to Reed Elementary, the school that won the selfie competition! We asked that each school’s teachers try and take a selfie with every student as an activity to reach “Every Student. More »

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LHWHS ELA Teacher Lisa Crawford Recognized with October Excellence in Education Award

Lisa Crawford, an English-Language Arts teacher at Ladue Horton Watkins High School, received the October Excellence in Education Award at the Oct. 24, 2016, Board of Education meeting. Congratulations to Lisa on More »

LMS Science Olympiad Team Blinded State Finals with Science

The Ladue Middle School’s Science Olympiad team has proved once more that they know their stuff! The team took first place at the state finals in Fulton, Missouri, last Saturday, with a commanding lead over the second place team, Pembroke Hill from Kansas City.

Of the top teams around the state, 32 were present, and the LMS team made the top five in 20 of 22 events! The team will move on to the national finals at the University of Wisconsin-Stout during the last week of school. This will be the team’s 22nd appearance at the national finals in the last 24 years!

Broadcast Technology students recognized for connecting with the world

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HEC-TV, which is St. Louis’ leading producer of education and arts television programming, recently profiled two Ladue Seniors for their creation of the Global Student News Network, an online, social media driven media literacy project. The Global Student News Network (GSNN) is a platform for the global student community to share their voices, stories and ideas. Seniors Marissa Glantz and Reis Rosenbloom created GSNN as a social experiment back in the fall, by looking to curate student media content on Twitter from all over the world. Behind the Minds is HEC-TV’s top program and recently produced a story about this amazing global project.

View the show here!

Visit GSNN here!

Follow them on Twitter @GlobalSNN & #GSNN

High School Students Place First in 2016 Math League Competition

The Ladue Horton Watkins math team placed first in the 2016 Missouri Math League Competition! There are six league competitions over the school year, and both the team and individual results are totaled to determine the overall team and individual winners. This is the third time in the last four years that the Ladue math team has placed first in the state!

LMS Nurse Ann Body Is Finalist For 2016 Excellence in Nursing Award

Ladue Middle School’s lead nurse Ann Body has been recognized as a finalist for the 2016 St. Louis Magazine Excellence in Nursing Awards! Congratulations, Ann!

More than 250 nurses were nominated, the largest number of entries since the beginning of the program. A selection committee chose 66 finalists from this pool, and 24 winners will be recognized at the seventh annual Excellence in Nursing Awards reception on Thursday, April 14 at the Chase Park Plaza Hotel. The event will be hosted by St. Louis Magazine and is presented by Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College. More than 450 guests are expected to attend.

LMS Partners Club Volunteers at Food Pantry

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The LMS Partners Club took students on a service project to the Harvey Kornblum Jewish Food Pantry on Tuesday, March 29. The students worked hard repacking food for the pantry’s customers, and the group can’t wait to help out again! Check out some of the photos below of our students working hard!

Computer Science Teams Place at Webster University Programming Challenge

Ladue Horton Watkins computer science teams placed 2nd and 4th in the Webster University Programming Challenge! Our 2nd place team solved the same number of problems as the first place team but had a slightly larger time penalty. There were 31 high school teams in this competition which is the largest number of teams in the 15-year history of the competition. In the last 7 years, Ladue Schools teams have always placed in the top three: 1 third place, 3 second places and 3 first places.

Please congratulate these students:
Gregory Farn
Patrick Naughton
Jeffrey Wang
Spencer Chen
Seema Patil
Moses Schindler
Alec Goldberg
Ori Miller
Kevin Xue
Felix Hu
Patrick Hwang
Sophia Li

LMS Students Excel at State Mathematics Contest

Thirteen LMS students participated in the Missouri Council of Teachers of Mathematics State contest at Selvidge Middle School last Saturday.  They competed with 231 students from 64 schools across the state.  The results were:

6th Grade Individual:
1st – Will Bender
5th – Samuel Chen
10th – Iris Zhou

7th Grade Individual:
1st – Jason Ding
2nd – Stephen Jiang
3rd – Harry Chen
8th – William Xie
9th – William Pan

8th Grade Individual:
1st – Jeremy Ouyang
5th – Anna Zhong

1st place team: Jason Ding, Stephen Jiang, Jeremy Ouyang, and Anna Zhong

2nd place team: Willam Bender, Harry Chen, Samuel Chen, and William Xie

Congratulations to these students on their accomplishments!

Old Bonhomme Students Surpass Last Year’s Jump Rope for Heart Donation

This year, Old Bonhomme leapt into fundraising for Jump Rope for Heart, donating a total of $24,200 to the American Heart Association!

The total is about $2,000 more than the students raised last year. Eight classes raised at least $1,350, earning them a free recess! The second grade alone raised $6,800. What a group of students!

Reed Elementary Welcomes Author & Marshall the Miracle Dog To Unveiling of Bully Bench

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After a few years of planning, Reed Elementary finally unveiled its Buddy Bench on Friday, April 1. To celebrate this new addition, Cyndi Willenbrock, author and producer of a children’s book that deals with the issues of inclusion and bullying, visited Reed Elementary and did a book reading.

Friday morning, students gathered in the gym to hear the story, “Marshall the Miracle Dog,” which describes an animal rescue and subsequent adoption. Marshall, the dog for whom the book was written, visited with students as they discussed how acceptance and empathy can change a life. After the reading, students performed a skit on how to use the new Buddy Bench.

DSC_0108 DSC_0099The Buddy Bench is just that—a bench installed on the playground where students can approach one another and invite classmates to play. The concept of the bench began when one boy at an elementary school in Pennsylvania wanted to make sure students weren’t lonely and feeling left out during recess. When students and staff members at Reed Elementary heard about this new way to foster friendships, the process to build a bench began.

Alumna’s Work Shown on Late Show with Stephen Colbert

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Ladue Schools alumna Candace Shacklette, Class of 2010, had her work shown on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on March 31! Candace does graphic design in New York City for Jazz at Lincoln Center. The background images and album cover that Colbert holds during the musical performance were created by Candace! The musical guests were Wynton Marsalis, Lil Buck, & Jared Grimes. If you would like to see more of Candace’s work, visit her website.