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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 »

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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 »

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

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 More »

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Ladue Staff Take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

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 More »

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.  

Ted Nash Performs at Ladue Fifth Grade Center

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Grammy-nominated artist Ted Nash recently performed for students at the Ladue Fifth Grade Center.  The performance was coordinated by a parent and provided students the opportunity to enjoy the musical talent of this accomplished musician.

LHWHS’ Dr. Rob Good Published by Organization of American Historians

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In the July 2013 edition, The Magazine of History published an article by Ladue Horton Watkins HIgh School social studies teacher Dr. Rob Good.  The article, entitled, “Using E Pluribus Unum as a Narrative Framework for the U.S. History Survey,” addresses the impact of the internet, the release of the U.S. History standards in 1994, and research on historical thinking as a goal for history education on teaching U.S. History survey courses.

LMS Students Volunteer at Urban Harvest

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As published by Ladue News on September 26, 2013…

Urban Harvest STL volunteers and Whole Foods Market Galleria team members joined together to prepare the UHSTL downtown community garden for fall. The gardeners weeded, mulched and harvested several pounds of tomatoes to be donated to St. Patrick Center’s McMurphy’s Grill, and enjoyed a free organic salad lunch in honor of the Whole Kids Foundation. Ladue School District middle school students Luke Minkler, Ashley Byer and Maggie Lochmoeller (shown left to right) volunteer at the garden.

LMS’ Chambers Receives Excellence in Education Award

At the September 23, 2013 Board of Education meeting, Nancy Chambers, seventh-grade math teacher at Ladue Middle School received the district’s Excellence in Education Award.

Nancy began working in the Ladue School District in August 2008 as an eight-grade math teacher, but has been a proud leader of the seventh-grade  Titan team for the last four years.

2012 Graduate Chesson Scores Against Akron

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2012 Ladue Horton Watkins High School graduate Jehu Chesson captured after scoring a touchdown for the University of Michigan in a game against Akron University on September 14, 2013.  Final score: 28-24