Two LMS Eighth Graders Receive Ed Greenwood Memorial Award

Congratulations to Katherine Eisenman and Andrew Fruend, who were presented with the prestigious Ed Greenwood Memorial Award at the 2017 Ladue Middle School 8th Grade Farewell Ceremony. Each year, one eighth grade More »

Students Perform in Annual Marvin’s Songfest

On Friday, May 12, Ms. Johnson’s 2nd grade class performed in Marvin’s Songfest, an annual event at the school. Marvin, a resident of Ladue Schools and a parent of Ladue Schools graduates, More »

Ladue Schools Students Compete at U.S. Chess Federation SuperNationals VI

Seventeen Ladue School District students competed in the U.S. Chess Federation SuperNationals VI tournament from May 11-14 in Nashville, Tennessee. This is the largest-rated chess tournament in history, with 5,577 competitors and More »

LMS Students Compete in National MathCounts Competition

Last week, on May 12, the Missouri MathCounts state team competed in the national competition in Orlando, Florida. The four-student team consisted of three Ladue Middle School students and one Parkway student. More »

Senior Reilly Ahearn Sets Records on the Golf Course

Reilly Ahearn, a senior at Ladue Horton Watkins High School, has been in the news lately for his achievements as a golf player. On May 8, Reilly shot 7 under par for a More »

2012 Graduate and Football Star Jehu Chesson Drafted by Chiefs

Jehu Chesson, a Ladue Schools 2012 graduate, was recently chosen by the Chiefs in the NFL draft! Jehu, wide receiver for the Michigan Wolverines, is one of the top receivers in the Big More »

Eighth Grade Science Bowl Team Takes Fourth Nationally

Congratulations to the 8th grade Science Bowl team, who placed 4th in the nation in Washington D.C. this weekend! This marks the third year in a row the middle school team has More »

Reed Elementary Wins Selfie Contest

Congratulations to Reed Elementary, the school that won the selfie competition! We asked that each school’s teachers try and take a selfie with every student as an activity to reach “Every Student. Every Day.” As a treat, the Kona Ice truck stopped by during each recess!

The number of selfies all Ladue Schools teachers took with their students was astounding. While we hoped everyone would have a little fun with it, interacting with students one-on-one can sometimes make their day!  “Every Student. Every Day.” is a high standard, and we find that our staff work hard to make this a reality. So thanks to our teachers  for diving right into this activity with us!

LHWHS ELA Teacher Lisa Crawford Recognized with October Excellence in Education Award

Lisa Crawford, an English-Language Arts teacher at Ladue Horton Watkins High School, received the October Excellence in Education Award at the Oct. 24, 2016, Board of Education meeting. Congratulations to Lisa on this prestigious recognition!

Lisa is known among her coworkers as an engaging teacher, always encouraging students to strive for their absolute best in the classroom. These students understand that Lisa holds them to this high standard so that they can achieve the highest level of success once they leave LHWHS. And of course, she professional and hard-working; Lisa is usually the first person to arrive in the mornings, ready to start the day imparting knowledge to her students.

As Principal Brad Griffith said, Lisa is sharp and extremely intelligent; and seamlessly teaches to a wide range of ability levels.

“Seeing Lisa’s dedication and commitment toward her craft, it’s obvious that teaching is her calling,” Principal Brad Griffith said. “I wish I had the fortune of having her as one of my teachers when I was in high school.”

Lisa has worked for the Ladue School District since August of 1991, when she took a position teaching at the high school. She is originally from St. Louis, Missouri. She and her husband, Joe, have been married for eight years and have one child: 4-year-old Erin.

Lisa received her undergraduate degree from Southwest Missouri State in 1990. She then went on to earn her master’s degree in English from St. Louis University.

Alumna Returns Library Book 50 Years Overdue

At the Class of 1966’s 50th reunion last week, Sarah Steinman Mock returned a book to the LHWHS library…. it was only about 50 years overdue! The book is “A Comprehensive Anthology of American Poetry”, and Jim Goldwasser, the faculty member giving the tour, decided to waive the fee!

Talking Rams Take Home Awards from First Conference Tournament

The Talking Rams, the high school speech and debate team, competed in its first conference tournament of the year this past weekend. Congratulations to the students below on their achievements!

FGC Chosen as a “Doin’ It Right” School

Cardinals selfieThe Fifth Grade Center was recently chosen by the St. Louis Cardinals as a “Doin’ It Right” school. Radio broadcaster Mike Claiborne and Fredbird visited the FGC last week to talk to the students about the importance of staying in school, participating in sports and saying no to drugs. The Fifth Grade Center used this assembly to kick off Red Ribbon Week!

LHWHS Senior Selected as Siemens Semifinalist

Ladue Horton Watkins High School senior Jeffrey Wang is among six semifinalists named across Missouri in this year’s prestigious Siemens Competition, the nation’s premier competition in math, science and technology for high school students.

Jeffrey was selected from more than 1,600 students who submitted innovative individual and team research projects across the U.S. He was mentored by Professor Dirk Englund and Dr. Gabriele Grosso of MIT.

“These semi-finalists should be extremely proud of this high-level academic accomplishment,” Siemens Foundation CEO David Etzwiler said. “Their projects represent some of the most noteworthy and exceptional of those submitted and reflected an advanced level of STEM research.”

Congratulations, Jeffrey!

Cross Country Teams Place Third at District Meet

This past weekend, both the boys and girls cross country teams worked hard and both made a third place finish at the District Meet. The top four teams qualify for sectionals.

Devin Callahan (8th), Ryan Witt (11th), Max Kornfeld (16th), Markeith Crawford (26th), and Collin Clark (28th) all earned All-District honors. Lila Bensky (2nd), Grace Chicoine (16th), Courtney Christ (18th), Lena Liang (21st), aand Emily Witt (24th) earned All-District honors.

Both teams will be in the running for the State Meet next Saturday. Just like the District Meet, the top four teams at Sectionals and the top 30 individuals will qualify for the State Meet.

Four LHWHS Students Implement Community Service Projects to Earn Girl Scout Gold Award

See the following news release from the Girls Scouts of Greater St. Louis:

Jessica Thoelke, Jacqueline Wong, Xueting Ding and Rachel Steiner, all graduates of Ladue Horton Watkins High School, were among 42 young women in eastern Missouri to earn the Girl Scout Gold Award this year. 2016 marks the 100th anniversary of the Gold Award, the highest award attainable in Girl Scouting.

Ladue Middle School Students Place in St. Louis All-Suburban Honors Bands

Congratulations to the following students for earning a place in the St. Louis All-Suburban Middle School Honors Bands. They were among the over 600 students from the St. Louis Suburban District that took a blind audition on Monday night.

Concert Band

  • Daphne Levy (8), 1st chair flute
  • Sophia Liu (7), 4th chair flute
  • Natalie Ashkar (8), 6th chair flute
  • Seth Goldman (8), 1st chair Bassoon
  • Katie Eisenman (8), 1st chair clarinet
  • Pema Childs (8), 2nd chair clarinet
  • Catherine Liao (8), 8th chair clarinet
  • Xander Ye (8), 11th chair clarinet
  • Harry Chen (8), 16th chair clarinet
  • Justin Zhang (7), 20th chair clarinet
  • Bryce Bernstein (7), 6th chair trombone
  • Jacob Mann (8), 5th chair percussion

Jazz Band

  • Gabe DiAntonio (8), 1st chair alto saxophone

The All-Suburban Honors Bands will perform at Kirkwood High School on Jan. 8, 2017.

“They represent themselves and Ladue Middle School with honor,” director of bands Aaron Lehde said. “I’m very proud of their hard work and dedication.”

HEC-TV Wins Emmy for Show Including Spoede Elementary’s Math Fact Scholars Program

Recently, HEC-TV, the district’s local professional television partner, won seven Emmys, including one for “Behind the Minds: 2016”, a show in which Spoede Elementary gives an overview of its Math Fact Scholars program in the “Practice, Practice, Practice Math Facts” segment.

Each week, kids in grades K-4 come in the hour before school to tackle timed math tests. The program began in 2014 and has grown to 184 students.

“I think they learn important life lessons, like you don’t always win. You don’t always get everything the first time you try for it,” Principal Dr. Kim Stallons said. “They learn perseverance. They learn that it’s okay to make mistakes, but you learn from those mistakes, and you get better and then that’s how you continue achieving, whatever your goal may be.”

Check out the show linked here!