Field Hockey 2014

LHWHS Field Hockey Team Wins Tournament and Coach’s Award

The Ladue Horton Watkins High School (LHWHS) Field Hockey Team won the Public Schools Tournament on October 18, 2014 – a first for LHWHS. To top it off, Coach Barb Dwyer was More »

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LMS Raises Over $1,700 for Siteman Cancer Center

On October 17, 2014, the Ladue Middle School staff wore pink and gray ‘Due Time for a Cure t-shirts made by Emily Taylor’s art class.  Through sale of the t-shirts, the staff More »

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LHWHS Take the “Clothes Pin Challenge”

On October 16, 2014, Ladue Horton Watkins High School Students teamed up with students from seven other area high schools to participate in the Clothes Pin Challenge a student-led campaign to stop More »

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Events in Ferguson Create: A Teachable Moment

A Teachable Moment:  ”Adults, we have such a hard time having these conversations…”  This story was published and aired on St. Louis Public Radio on October 15,2014 and features interviews with Vincent More »

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Old Bonhomme’s Field Day a stl250 Event

Early October always includes the annual Field Day event at Old Bonhomme Elementary.  While the school always strives to incorporate unique themes and learning opportunities for students, the theme for this year More »

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8th Grade Apogee Students Create Cardboard Arcade…with Robots!

Students in Kathleen Mercury’s 8th grade Apogee classes have created cardboard arcade games using cardboard, tape, and NXT robots. Students have spent several weeks planning, building, and testing their arcade games, and More »

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State Treasurer Visits Old Bonhomme Second-Graders

On October 7, 2014, Missouri State Treasurer Clint Zweifel arrived at the Old Bonhomme Elementary School library to speak to second-graders about the importance of voting in elections.  Zweifel read the book More »

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LHWHS’ Goble Weighs In on Social Media in the Classroom

Should teachers be using social media in the classroom?  How long should we keep our children off the grid? Is there value in young people engaging with social tools from Instagram to More »

Outstanding Administrator Award

LHWHS’s Griffith and District’s Jahnke Named STAM Outstanding Administrators of 2014

Ladue Horton Watkins High School Principal Brad Griffith and Superintendent Dr. Donna Jahnke are the recipients of the 2014 Outstanding Administrators of the Year Award by the Speech and Theatre Association of More »

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2013 Graduate Loomis Youngest Elected Official in Missouri History

2013 graduate, James (Jimmy) Loomis currently serves as the Democratic Committeeman for Clayton Township, a position he was selected to fill in March of 2013, one week after becoming eligible for the More »

Ladue Broadcast Technology Students Win National Awards

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The student-produced television show Ladue View, finished 8th in the nation for “Best of Show” at the 2013 JEA/NSPA (Journalism Education Association/National Scholastic Press Association). Over 5,500 journalism students and advisers attended this conference in Boston.

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2008 Graduate Heidenreich Pays It Forward as a Resource Teacher

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Emma Heidenreich, a 2008 graduate of Ladue Horton Watkins High School and recent graduate of the University of Kansas is now a resource teacher in the Shawnee Mission School District. Emma recently completed her own personal campaign to raise private funds to buy iPads for her students at Brookridge Elementary School in Kansas City.  She is shown here featured on the cover of the University of Kansas School of Education Alumni Magazine.

2009 Graduate Betsy Crowder to Intern for German Parliament

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Ladue Horton Watkins High School graduate Betsy Crowder has recently been accepted as an intern for a member of the German Parliament.  She will be in Germany from March to August 2014 for this program funded by the German government through an International Parliamentary Scholarship (IPS) program.  Betsy is also a 2013 graduate of Washington University.

Find Out Why Students, Staff and Parents Say “We Love Ladue!”

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On the last few days of the 2012-13 school year, students, staff and parents were asked “Why does your school rock?”  Find out what they said at…

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Speech and Debate Teams Find Success at Local Round Robins

The Ladue Horton Watkins High School speech and debate team, the Talking Rams, competed in the Oakville Events Round Robin hosted by Oakville High School on Friday, November 1. 2013 and the Brentwood Debate Round Robin hosted by Brentwood High School on Saturday, November 2, 2013.

LHWHS’ Abby Wheeler Receives Excellence in Education Award

At the October 28, 2013 Board of Education meeting, Abby Wheeler, a Science Teacher at Ladue Horton Watkins High School, received the Excellence in Education Award.  Abby started teaching in the Ladue School District in 2010, after teaching at Ritenour High School for seven years. 

She has taught a variety of science courses, including biology, physical science, environmental chemistry and oceanography.  She also coached cross-country and track for three years.

LMS Teacher Maria Page Featured as Outstanding McKendree University Alumnus

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October, 2013:  Maria Page, Creative Writing and Video Journalism teacher at Ladue Middle School, is currently featured on the McKendree University Website. She is President of the Alumni Association and is a member of the University Board of Trustees. The article linked below also appeared in “The Magazine for McKendree”, a university communication and marketing publication.

See Article:  Head of the Class  

Spoede Elementary School Wins Chess Tournament

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On October 12, 2013, Spoede Elementary School clinched its first chess tournament of the year.  Only four Spoede Elementary School players were able to participate at the tournament, held at Crossroads Preparatory School.  However, the team was still able to outperform some of the top rated schools in St. Louis.  Overall, there were 152 students participating K-6, with 10 schools represented.

Pictured here:  Anderson Dai, Sahil Chatwal, Roshen Chatwal and Benjamin Liu

Fire Prevention Week at Reed

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Did you know that two out of every five home fires start in the kitchen? That’s an astounding number and with the help of the Ladue Fire Department, Reed Elementary School students are learning to make their homes and kitchens safer. The Ladue Fire Department made a visit to Reed Elementary School on Thursday, October 18, 2013, to teach kids how to prevent kitchen fires.

LHWHS’ Bry and Thompson Published in Gateway Varsity Sports

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In October 2013, Ladue Horton Watkins High School (LHWHS)  juniors Aaron Bry and Danielle Thompson published an article and a photo, respectively, about LHWHS’ girls field hockey team in the second edition of Gateway Varsity Sports, a local magazine featuring area high school sports.