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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 »

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The LHWHS Football Rams Win Quarterfinals Against Jackson

On Saturday, November 15, 2014, Ladue Horton Watkins High School (LHWHS) Rams won the Class 5 Quarterfinals against Jackson High School.  Junior James Bell switched the momentum for his teammates by catching More »

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“Ladue View” Takes the Spotlight in Washington, D.C.

Junior Reis Rosenbloom, Senior Jane Nelson and Senior Lillian Donahue represented the Ladue View at the National High School Journalism Convention in Washington D.C., November 6-9, 2014. Ladue View is Ladue Horton Watkins High School’s More »

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LHWHS Edwards and Fox Named Fox 2/Arby’s Athletes of the Week

Ladue Horton Watkins High School (LHWHS) football players Senior Jack Fox and Junior Daylen Edwards were the Fox 2/Arby’s Athletes of the Week for Friday, November 14, 2014. The duo led the More »

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Ladue Alumni Gear Up for First “Alumni Football Classic”

The Ladue Alumni Sports Committee (LASC) is hosting the first-ever Ladue Alumni Football Classic on Thanksgiving weekend, Saturday, November 29, 2014, at the Ladue West Campus located at 10900 Ladue Rd. from 12 – 5 More »

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LHWHS Sophomore Gloria Zhou Wows Her Audience

Ladue Horton Watkins High School sophomore Gloria Zhou was mentioned in the “Were You There When” section of the Ladue News.  She recently performed the Mendelssohn G Minor Piano Concerto with the Town & Country Symphony More »

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Ladue Horton Watkins High School ‘s Gutchewsky Receives October Excellence in Education Award

Not many school principals would go on record as saying, “If I were opening a new school, with any range of learner or ability level, I would want Kim with me.” But More »

Graduate Goebel Gives LHWHS Credit in Success

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2000 graduate, Martin Goebel, owner of Goebel Furniture, credits the beginning of his interest in wood working to his experience at Ladue Horton Watkins High School and teachers Bill McCoy and Steve Schmidt.

550 KTRS interviewed Goebel on January 14, 2014.  

Old Bonhomme’s Arnold Wins Peabody Education Award

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On January 14, 2014, Hayley Arnold, Counselor at Old Bonhomme Elementary School came to an all-school assembly, only to learn the gathering was in her honor when she was awarded the Peabody Energy Leaders in Education Award.  This award is given to “the heroes of education who help our children achieve their true potential.”   See KSDK’s coverage here.

First LHWHS Dance Marathon a Huge Success

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On January 11, 2014, approximately 200 Ladue Horton Watkins High School students participated in the first ever Dance Marathon to raise money for the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.  Hoping to raise $10,000, the marathon actually raised $22,951.  These funds will be split evenly between St. Louis Children’s Hospital and SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center.  The funds are used to help develop new patient programs, purchase equipment and do facilitation renovations to meet the needs of area kids.  High School seniors Emily Biest and Sophie Lustman were Co=Executive Directors of the event.

KSDK covered the event.  

Ladue Graduate Padawer Appears on “Shark Tank”

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St. Louis native, and 1996 Ladue Horton Watkins High School graduate, Lauren Padawer appeared on the television show Shark Tank on January 17, 2014.  Shark Tank features “self-made millionaires” searching for businesses in which to invest.  Padawer is the owner of Alaska Glacial Mud Co., a company she founded in 2001.

Read the full story here.  

LMS Celebrates “Inclusive Schools” Week

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This amazing slideshow was created by Ladue Middle School students and art teachers in honor of Inclusive Schools Week, December 2-5, 2013. This year, the middle school combined the annual “Ability Awareness” week with the international celebration of inclusive schools, followed by the annual “I Am LMS” activities through the rest of December. 

FGC Makes Largest “Operation Food Search” Donation with Pennies

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As of December 11, 2013, the Fifth Grade Center’s “Team Water” had made the largest donation of the season to Operation Food Search, having collected $1,312.34 from “Penny Wars”.  Pictured here are Judy Coyman, Food Drive Coordinator for Operation Food Search and members of Team Water.

Ladue Schools Elementary Students Win Writing Awards

Two students from the Ladue School District were recognized in the 2013 Young Writers Award competition.  Both competed in the 4th-5th Grade Division.

Varsha Arun is a fourth grader at Conway Elementary School and won second place for her story The Wonderers.  Aneesh Batchu is a fourth grader at Old Bonhomme Elementary School and won third place for his story, Ralph and the Candy World, and a First Honorable Mention for his story Lego Hawaio.

 

Reed Elementary Students Are Writing Computer Code

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Through an after school activity called Code Red Education, Reed Elementary School students are learning the basics of computer programming, while also learning how this important skill can lead to success in a multitude of career fields.

Read and listen to the story developed about this program by St. Louis Public Radio.

Read the online story written in THE Journal, a publication which supports transforming education through technology.

LMS’ Peters Appointed Kirk Teacher Fellowship

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David and Marilyn Kirk established the ISP Kirk Teacher Fellowship at Washington University in St. Louis with the purpose of empowering a science teacher to act as a leader in evolution education in the St. Louis area.  Elizabeth Petersen, a seventh-grade science teacher at Ladue Middle School (LMS), serves as the inaugural Kirk Teacher Fellow. She is a tireless advocate for science education and has a distinguished teaching career.

Read the full article.

LHWHS Speech and Debate Team Shines at Local Tournament

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The Ladue Horton Watkins High School Speech and Debate Team competed in the Greater Saint Louis Speech League’s 2013-2014 tournament which concluded the 17th and 18th of January at Ritenour High School.

Traditionally, Ladue Schools students have performed extremely well at this tournament and this year was no different.