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LMS Science Olympiad Team Places at Nationals

After a year of hard work, the Ladue Middle School Science Olympiad team finished 14th in the nation at finals! Training for the event began in August and some of the kids More »

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Ladue School District Honors Teachers of the Year

Every year, each building chooses a teacher of the year to be recognized by the Ladue School District. Then, one teacher is chosen as District Teacher of the Year. Each of the More »

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High School Seniors Show Off Artwork At Exhibit

Each year, the high school art department encourages all senior art students to exhibit selections of their artwork from throughout their high school careers. This work is displayed in the Performing Arts More »

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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 »

LHWHS Seniors Earn Place at Top-Notch Universities

The Ladue Class of 2016 is solidifying plans for life after high school, and many of our seniors have already been accepted into top-notch universities! This past weekend, many colleges released early decisions. Acceptances for our seniors include: Macalester, Bates, Stanford, CalTech, Duke, Northeastern, Rhodes, Wooster, Tulane, two for Vanderbilt and two for Harvard. But the biggest news is that 12 LHWHS students were accepted to Wash U Early Decision. Way to go, seniors! ‪#‎DueTime‬

Fifth Grade FIRST Lego League Team Competes at Regional Level, Qualifies for State Competition

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The regional and state First Lego League Competitions have finished, and Fifth Grade Center’s team has proven that it could compete with the best!

Mabel Schepker, David Ju, Robbie Mabbs, Ana Lang, Bryson Liang and Anna Carpenter competed as a team in the qualifier at Southeast Missouri State University on Nov. 21, one of 10 qualifier events in St. Louis region. More than 20 teams participated at the qualifier. The team won 3rd place in overall performance and advanced to the state competition, along with the 1st and 2nd place teams to the state competition. Their robot got the 3rd-highest points in the programming game among all teams.

Band, Choir and Orchestra Students Shined at All-Suburban, All-State Auditions

The results are in from the All-Suburban and All-State auditions for Band, Choir and Orchestra! Ladue Schools students rocked their auditions; check out their accomplishments below! Congratulations to all of our students who participated!
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LMS Raises Money, Donations for Local Charities

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Our schools understand the gift of giving; many students and staff have been working to raise funds for various charities and philanthropies this semester. Recently, Ladue Middle School held a penny war competition that raised a total of $1667 for the organization Free the Children. The school’s annual canned food drive also raised a combined total of about 14,300 cans for Gateway 180, a nonprofit 24-hour family emergency shelter.

Students who donated 100 cans or more had the opportunity to throw a pie in staff members’ faces. Check out the photos below from the celebration!

Senior’s Fashion Collection Showcased at Sheer Elegance Fashion Show

Not only is Olivia Rae Davis a senior at LHWHS and co-president of Fashion Club, but she’s already an accomplished businesswoman; Olivia is the founder and CEO of her own clothing company, Olivia Rae Designs.

Olivia was featured on FOX2 News this past weekend for her participation in the 27th Sheer Elegance Fashion Show, a benefit event that will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 12, at the Chase Park Plaza. The show will showcase Olivia’s first fashion collection worn by models from the high school.

The Spotlight Continues to Shine on Alum Jehu Chesson

Jehu Chesson, wide receiver for the Michigan Wolverines and 2012 LHWHS grad, continues to make the folks at home proud with his success on the football field.

Jehu was recently selected to the 2015 First Team of the All-Big Ten Football Team (Coaches Poll). He was also an honorable mention for the 2015 All-big Ten Football Team (Media Poll). This season, Jehu made 8 touchdowns and 45 catches for 646 yards. He’s a senior this year, enrolled in the College of Literature, Science and Arts and majoring in sociology.

Fourth Grade Students Excelled at Regional First Lego League Competition

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Fourth grade students from Reed, Spoede and Old Bonhomme shined at the regional First Lego League Competition! The competition was held at MICDS, Hazelwood West and Brittany Woods. The topic this year was waste management.

Reed’s team “X” beat its high score from past years, while both Spoede’s team “Making Solos So Low” and Old Bonhomme’s team “Scrappers” won the Core Values award.

Spoede Teacher Kathie Dolan Recognized with November 2015 Excellence in Education Award

dolan_2015Kathie Dolan, an Idea Lab Teacher at Spoede Elementary School, received the November 2015 Excellence in Education Award at the Nov. 23 Board of Education Meeting. Congratulations to Kathie on this prestigious recognition!

Kathie has been with the Ladue School District since August of 1990, when she joined the staff as a teaching assistant at Reed Elementary School. Having served the district as a first and second grade teacher, an enrichment teacher and an Idea Lab teacher, Kathie has touched the lives of many students in many different ways.

Ladue Schools Soccer Coach Named 2015 Coach of the Year

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Last week, Dave Aronberg was voted the 2015 Coach of the Year for public schools in the Class 3 division. Dave is the boys soccer coach at Ladue Schools.

Chris Naunheim also made Offensive Player of the Year, and David Maffley-Kipp, Michael Peterson and Austin Powell were also recognized.

Congratulations on a great season, boys!

Click here to see the 2015 awards.

 

LHWHS Seniors share their thoughts on terrorism with KPLR

On Friday afternoon, LHWHS Seniors Jackson Gould and Noah Krause shared their thoughts about terrorism from the teenage perspective with KPLR’s Christine Buck on her live “Afternoons on 11” show. Jackson and Noah did a great job of articulating and sharing their thoughts from a variety of perspectives! This is just another reason to be proud of our students. Watch the segment below: