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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 »

2003 Graduate Nathanson Awarded Fulbright Scholarship

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2003 graduate Rebecca Nathanson has been awarded a U.S. Fulbright scholarship to teach at the University of Sarajevo for the upcoming school year.  She will be working and living in Bosnia and Herzegovina through June 2015.  Rebecca is the daughter of Howard Nathanson, who is currently a Technology Coordinator at the high school, after officially retiring from the school district in 2010 as Old Bonhomme Elementary School’s Instructional Technology Coordinator.  

LHWHS Beck Earns National Forensic League Accreditation

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Ladue Horton Watkins High School teacher and Speech and Debate Team coach Molly Beck has received the Professional Forensic Educator accreditation through the National Forensic League (NFL).  This important designation recognizes excellence in forensic education through competitive success, longevity in the field, and commitment to continuing education.  While the NFL is home to over 9,000 educators, only a select number achieve this important distinction.

Ladue Middle School’s Leuthen Receives September Excellence in Education Award

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Ladue Middle School (LMS) Principal Greg Baber describes Carissa Leuthen as a tireless advocate for the educational needs of every LMS student.  That non-stop energy has earned the speech language pathologist for the Special School District (SSD) the September 2014 Excellence in Education Award.

2013 Graduate Loomis Youngest Elected Official in Missouri History

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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 position at age 18. He is a full-time undergraduate student at Washington University in St. Louis, double majoring in Political Science and Mandarin Chinese. Since becoming politically active, Loomis has worked on numerous campaigns including Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill’s 2012 reelection campaign and most recently served as Deputy Campaign Manager for Steve Stenger’s successful campaign for St. Louis County Executive, beating a 10-year primary incumbent with 66 percent of the vote. He hopes to use his Committeeship as a stepping stone to furthering his career in public service.

Guitarist and 1971 Graduate Niedt to Perform at Ethical Society

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As published on September 21, 2014 on stltoday.com.

After a half-century of presentation, more than one performer has become a regular with the St. Louis Classical Guitar Society. Douglas Niedt can lay a unique claim: His father, Douglas Niedt Sr., a dedicated amateur guitarist himself, was among the group’s founders.

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.