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LHWHS 1959 Alumni Russell Inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame

Ladue Horton Watkins High School (LHWHS) alumni Charles Andrew “Andy” Russell, class of 1959, will be inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame. The Enshrinement Ceremony will take place on January More »

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LMS Eighth-Graders Win Project Research Award

Six Ladue Middle School students won the Project Research Award at Eastern Missouri State tournament on Sunday, December 7, 2014. Eighth-graders Claire Englander, Grace Hardester, Maggie Lochmoeller, Rebecca Cunningham, Rose Coughlin, and More »

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LMS’ Harold Webb’s The Chalkboard Podcast Receives Rave Reviews

It’s an exciting time for the Ladue Middle School eighth-grade Science Teacher and Ladue Horton Watkins High School Junior Varsity Tennis Coach, Harold Webb.  Webb can now add podcaster extraordinaire to his More »

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LHWHS Varsity Football Rams Celebrate Outstanding Season

Ladue Horton Watkins High School’s Rams celebrated some amazing  accomplishments with a 12-2 record. The team was National Division Champions of the Suburban Central Conference, District Champions and State Semifinalists. All Conference athletes More »

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LHWHS Boys Varsity Soccer Team Finishes Season with Impressive Recognitions.

With the second best record in Ladue Schools history, Ladue Horton Watkins High School Boys Varsity Soccer Team finished fifth in the state with a 20-5-1 record.  The team was District Champions for More »

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LHWHS Alumni Ryan Feit Accepts Award From Royalty

Alumni Ryan Feit, class of 2001, found his niche in the business world.  He is CEO of SeedInvest, which is a crowd-funding venture capital company that allows smaller investors to buy equity in startups. More »

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Ladue Early Childhood Center’s Ayres receives December Excellence in Education Award

Ladue Early Childhood Center (LECC) Preschool Teacher Dee Ayres began working in the district in 2007. LECC Director Kerri Wetzel says Dee is a “role model in her management skills and working with More »

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LMS Annual Fundraiser Nets 19,026 Canned Goods for Area Families

Sometimes hunger and homelessness go hand-in-hand in a community, so the students at Ladue Middle School sponsored activities to make a difference.  To help Feed the Children organization, LMS sponsored a penny More »

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Fifth-Graders Collect 500 Cans of Food for “Turkey Bowl”

Fifth-graders in the Ladue School District collected 500 canned goods at the first-ever “Turkey Bowl.”  The event was held on Saturday, November 22, 2014. Ladue Horton Watkins High School varsity football captains More »

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Student Game Designers Demo Prototypes

Two Ladue Middle School students, Hale Masaki and Alex Krasnoff, attended Stonemaier Games’s Design Day, a game design event. Alex entered his game, Venturing Vaults, and playtested it twice with two different More »

LHWHS Goble Recognized as Digital Innovator

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On April 7, 2014, PBS LearningMedia, the award winning on-demand digital media service from PBS offering over 35,000 digital resources for educators, announced the 100 educators selected for the 2014 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators program. The program rewards tech-savvy K-12 educators from across the country who are serving as leaders in the education technology space and incorporating digital media in classrooms to promote student engagement and achievement through year-long hands-on and virtual professional development opportunities.

Old Bonhomme Names Mascot: Obi

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Yes, like Obi Wan Kenobi. OB, get it?

LMS’s Kovarik Accepted into NEH Lincoln Institute

Ladue Middle School eighth grade social studies teacher Lisa Kovarik was recently accepted into the National Endowment for the Humanities summer institute. The workshop, “Abraham Lincoln and the Forging of Modern America,” is funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities Landmarks of American History and Culture. As part of the one week workshop, teachers will explore Abraham Lincoln’s life in Springfield and New Salem Village, Illinois and the political and historical challenges he faced as President. Lincoln scholars from universities in the St. Louis area will present 15 sessions: seven historical lectures and discussions, four historic site/museum sessions, and four pedagogical sessions.

Old Bonhomme Students Head to MCTM State Math Competition

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Three Old Bonhomme students participated in the MCTM math competition on Saturday, March 29th at LaSalle Middle School. Iris Zhou and Daniel Xu received first place in the Fourth Grade Overall competition. Aneesh Batchu received second place in the Fourth Grade Overall competition. This placement qualifies them for the State competition in Warrensburg, MO on Saturday, April 26th. Daniel Xu took first place and Iris Zhou took second place in the number sense round. Iris Zhou and Aneesh Batchu took first place in the fourth grade sprint round. Daniel Xu took third place in the fourth grade sprint round. Congratulations to Iris, Daniel and Aneesh, we wish them the best of luck at the state competition!

Old Bonhomme Elementary’s Chapie Receives April Excellence in Education Award

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An Old Bonhomme Elementary School second-grade teacher has her sights set on building future leaders.   So, it was no surprise that Stephanie Chapie received the April 2014 Excellence in Education Award.

Stephanie taught sixth grade in the Hazelwood School District before she joined the Ladue School District in 2002. She captivated the minds of fourth and fifth-graders at Old Bonhomme Elementary School before settling in as a second-grade teacher.

Spelling Bee Regional Finals

Sid Yu (left) of Spoede Elementary School and Justin Wayne (right) of Ladue Middle School put their spelling skills to the test and made it all the way to the St. Louis Post Dispatch Spelling Bee Regional Finals. The competition was held at McKendree University on March 1st, 2014. Way to go, Sid and Justin!

Speech and Debate Team Qualifies to State and National Tournaments

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The Ladue Horton Watkins High School Speech and Debate Team completed their regular season with three weeks of district tournaments. After three weeks of intense competition, the team qualified four entries to the Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA) State Tournament and two entries to the National Forensics League (NFL) National Tournament.

DECA Students Recognized at District Career Development Conference

The DECA chapter at Ladue Horton Watkins High School were recognized for their achievements this year at the District Career Development Conference and Competition in February 2014. The DECA students competed against thirteen other schools with the following students qualifying for the state competition at the Lake of the Ozarks in March: Preston Barrow, Andrew Cherrick, Malcolm Davis, Arthur Durkach, Jackson Gould, Brian Jiang, Zain Khan, Kyle McNeill, Semhar Mekonnen, and Katie O’Brien.

LHWHS Students Earn Top Honors at Local Symposium

Ladue Horton Watkins High School students Yang Liu and Ezra Umen presented their research paper “Generating and Computing Perfect Phylogenies Using Saturated Chains” at the Missouri Junior Science, Engineering and Humanities Symposium at Maryville University held March 14-15, 2014.  The students earned first place in their category and second place overall.

LHWHS Among Winners in Robotics Competition

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The Ladue Horton Watkins High School robotics team, Rambunction, took second place in the FIRST Robotics St. Louis Regional held at the Chaifetz Arena on March 13 – 15, 2014.  After losing some close matches, the team was ranked 40th out of 45 teams at the end of qualifying rounds on Saturday morning.  Westminster and Hazelwood Central chose Ladue to compete with their teams in the elimination matches on Saturday afternoon because of the robot’s strong defensive capabilities. The alliance of those three teams went all the way to the finals and proudly took home the second place trophy!