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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 »

Speech/Debate Team Sweep Varsity Events at Pre-Season Tournament

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The speech and debate team competed in their first tournament of the year – a pre-season conference tournament hosted by the Greater Saint Louis Speech Association. The team was very successful in the first tournament of the year and four new team members competed in their first tournament.

Coach Harder Inducted into Hall of Fame

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Coach Keith Harder has been elected into the Missouri Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (MTCCCA) Hall of Fame.  Keith has been the head Boys Track coach since 1996 and the head Girls Track coach since 2003.

Harder’s programs to date have produced 286 state medals, the second highest among active coaches, and produced champions in 34 events.  His teams have either broken, or still hold, nine state records.  Under Harder’s leadership, Ladue Horton Watkins High School (LHWHS) has earned 14 state (top four) trophies including three state championships, 29 conference championships, and seven district championships.

Old Bonhomme’s Brown Publishes Technology Blog

Patricia Brown is the Technology Integration Coach at Old Bonhomme Elementary and publishes a blog on Tech & Learning; Ideas and Tools for Ed Tech Leaders.  View her blogs…

LHWHS’ Lund Receives “Language Matters” Award

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Deborah Lund, German teacher at Ladue Horton Watkins High School has been selected as the 2014 recipient of the AATG/Intercultural Student Experience Language Matters Award.  This award is presented annually to a high school teacher of German for creative methods, providing immersion experiences, and motivating students to speak German outside the classroom.

Lund will be honored during the Awards Presentation at the AATG Annual Meeting held in conjunction with the ACTFL Annual Convention and World Languages Expo on Saturday, November 22, 2014.

LHWHS Graduate Cooper Shaw Featured in “Belleview”

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1992 graduate Stephanie Shaw (stage name, Cooper Shaw), has a lead role in the movie Belleville. The movie is being produced by a team based in Los Angeles and will premier in Belleville, Il, the week of April 22-26, 2014.  Stephanie is a graduate of the Actors Studio Drama School and recently moved back to St. Louis.  She is the teacher of Ladue Horton Watkins High School art teacher Arlene Shaw. 

Ladue Staff Take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

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It started with Reed Elementary School challenging district administrators…

Then the district administrators challenged the principals…

The first to take on the challenge was Kerri Wetzel, director of the Ladue Early Childhood Center…

Ladue Schools Students, Staff and Alumni Respond to Crisis in Ferguson with Support for Students and the Community

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As the tragic situation in Ferguson, Missouri unfolded, Ladue Schools staff and students have rallied to provide support for Ladue Schools students, students in the Ferguson-Florissant school district and the community at large. Following are just a few examples…

Senior Donahue Honored by Academy of Education Arts & Sciences

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Senior Lillian Donahue is an Educators’ Voice Award honoree for 2014.  Donahue was selected as the Student Journalist of the Year.  All honorees automatically become members of the Academy of Education Arts and Sciences Council of Peers. Honorees were also entered for consideration as candidates for a Bammy Award, to be presented by the Academy of Education Arts and Sciences in Washington D.C. on September 27, 2014.

Six LHWHS Students Participate in 2014 STARS Program

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Six Ladue Horton Watkins High School students participated in the 2014 Students and Teachers as Research Scientists (STARS) program at the University of Missouri – St. Louis (UMSL.)  STARS pairs students with top research mentors from the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, Saint Louis University, Washington University in St. Louis, and the host institution, UMSL.

Three Ladue Schools on American Heart Association Honor Roll

Three Ladue Schools made the top ten lists for Jump Rope for Heart and Hoops for Heart fundraising in Missouri. Reed Elementary School and Old Bonhomme Elementary School made the top ten list for Jump Rope for Heart, raising $23,407 and $17,937 respectively.  The Fifth Grade Center made the list for Hoops for Heart, raising $11,547.