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“Mr. Fashion” Jay Gaskin Named 2016 Mr. Ladue

The annual “Mr. Ladue Contest” was held at Ladue Horton Watkins High School Performing Arts Center with “Mr. Fashion” Jay Gaskin winning the coveted title. Thirty young men, chosen by their coaches More »

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Old Bonhomme Hosts 4th Annual Interactive Art Show

Old Bonhomme Elementary hosted its 4th Annual Spring Interactive Art Show last Tuesday, April 19. Parents and visitors downloaded QR code reading apps on their smart devices. With phone or iPad in More »

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Reed Elementary Raises $30,000 for American Heart Association

Congratulations to students and staff at Reed Elementary for breaking its record for donations to the American Heart Association! This year, the school raised more than $30,000 through Jump Rope for Heart. More »

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LMS Choir Students Sing Their Way to the Top at Solo/Ensemble Festival

This weekend, the LMS Choir had six students participate in the St. Louis Suburban Solo/Ensemble Festival. Every student prepared two solos, each singing a classical/folk and a foreign language song! Lillian Sheley (8), More »

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LMS Partners Club Volunteers at Food Pantry

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 More »

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

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 More »

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Third Grade Students Learn Through Climbing

Greenery is growing on the Ladue Schools campuses again, and for the first time, Old Bonhomme third graders had the opportunity to learn all about the flora through the disciplines of botany, More »

Ladue School District Alumnus Teaching Baseball in Israel

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Check out what one of Ladue School District’s alumni is up to: Josh Scharff is in Israel teaching baseball to the young people living there, and he’s loving it.

Scharff, 25, a 2009 graduate, is the first participant in the pilot program for the Masa Israel Sport Initiative’s Baseball program, which was launched by The Jewish Agency for Israel. The online publication The Times of Israel wrote a piece on Scharff’s adventure.

Old Bonhomme Granted Guidance & Counseling Award

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Congratulations to Old Bonhomme Elementary, which was recognized on Oct. 9, 2015, as a recipient of the Gysbers Success Designation Award, which is awarded for a school’s commitment to implementing a comprehensive guidance and counseling program that focuses on the following aspects of development for all students: academic, career and personal/social.

LMS Teacher is President of McKendree University Alumni Association

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Ladue Middle School teacher Maria Page is serving her second term as president of the Alumni Association at McKendree University, according to the St. Louis American. Maria is a member of the board of trustees, and she previously served as first vice president and homecoming chair. Maria teaches creative writing and video journalism to seventh and eighth grade students at the Ladue School District.

Behr Named Outstanding Project Lead The Way Engineering Teacher

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Congratulations to Ladue Horton Watkins High School’s Hannah Behr, who was recognized as a 2015-2016 Outstanding Project Lead the Way Engineering Teacher!

Project Lead the Way is the nation’s leading provider of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) programs. Hannah is the PLTW coordinator for the high school, and has taken on an integral role in developing the program.

Speech & Debate Team Racks Up First Place Wins

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Congratulations to the Talking Rams, the LWHHS speech and debate team, who won first place in the 2015 Parkway Classic hosted by Parkway West on Oct. 9 & 10. The team also took home the win at the Oakville Autumn Congress invitational on Oct. 3 at Oakville High School!

The team also earned designation in the Two Hundred Club of the National Forensic League of the National Speech and Debate Association for 2015. This designation means the team earned more than 200 degrees during the 2014-2015 competition season. This designation places the chapter in the top 7.5 percent of teams in the country. This is the fifth year in a row the team has earned membership in the Two Hundred Club!

Two LHWHS Students Meet Missouri Supreme Court Chief Justice

Two Ladue Horton Watkins High School students were selected as guests of the Chief Justice of the Missouri Supreme Court during the Missouri Bar Association’s Annual Meeting. Simi Falako and Rasika Sant, both seniors, attended the plenary panel session on civil rights and voting rights before having lunch with the chief justice.

LHWHS Student Attends Girls Nation 2015 in Washington D.C.

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Congratulations to Ladue Horton Watkins High School Senior Huayu Gao, who attended the Missouri Girls State program this summer and was selected as one of the two “senators” to represent Missouri for the Girls Nation program in Washington, D.C.

Since 1947, American Legion Auxiliary (ALA) Girls Nation program has provided aspiring young women leaders firsthand experience with practical insight into how the federal government works. Only two participants are chosen per state, as is true for elected U.S. senators.

LHWHS Alum’s Glass Factory a Successful Venture in St. Louis

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Many graduates of Ladue Horton Watkins High School go on to lead happy, successful careers after leaving our doors. Jim McKelvey, a 1983 alum, is among them. One of his ventures, the Third Degree Glass Factory, is featured in the Oct. 2 issue of Ladue News.  Jim and his partner Doug Auer co-founded the center nearly 13 years ago. Today, about 25 local artists teach classes at Third Degree, and nearly 30,000 visitors grace its doors annually, according to the Ladue News article. The factory’s three studios include glassblowing, flameworking and kilnworking.

LHWHS Senior Wins National Psychology Essay Competition

The American Psychological Association committee of Teachers of Psychology in Secondary Schools (TOPSS) recognized Alison Gold’s essay “Alcohol and Adolescence: An Examination from the Biopsychosocial Approach” on the top four essays submitted for the 2015 APA TOPSS Essay Competition. She received a scholarship for $250 and a certificate as an award. Alison is a senior this year at Ladue Horton Watkins High School.

Ladue Schools’ Boy’s Varsity Tennis Head Coach Named State Coach of the Year

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Congratulations to Ladue Schools’ Head Coach for Boy’s Varsity Tennis, Margaret Junker, who has been named State Coach of the Year! The announcement was made at the 2015 Ladue Horton Watkins High School (LHWHS) Homecoming Pep Rally on Friday, September 25, 2015.