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LHWHS Field Hockey Team Wins Tournament and Coach’s Award

The Ladue Horton Watkins High School (LHWHS) Field Hockey Team won the Public Schools Tournament on October 18, 2014 – a first for LHWHS. To top it off, Coach Barb Dwyer was More »

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LMS Raises Over $1,700 for Siteman Cancer Center

On October 17, 2014, the Ladue Middle School staff wore pink and gray ‘Due Time for a Cure t-shirts made by Emily Taylor’s art class.  Through sale of the t-shirts, the staff More »

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LHWHS Take the “Clothes Pin Challenge”

On October 16, 2014, Ladue Horton Watkins High School Students teamed up with students from seven other area high schools to participate in the Clothes Pin Challenge a student-led campaign to stop More »

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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 »

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

Reed’s Engelkenjohn a “Making IT Happen” Award Winner

Reed Elementary School’s gifted education Teacher, Karen Engelkenjohn has been chosen as the Midwest Education Technology Conference (METC) International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) affiliate Making IT (Instructional Technology) Happen award winner.  Karen was nominated by her gifted education colleague from Conway Elementary School, Donna Bancroft.

LHWHS Sarah Jacobs Wins LMI Aerospace Award for Excellence in Research

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Teenage scientists earn research awards from University of Missouri–St. Louis STARS program

                Nearly 90 students participated in the STARS program

Thirty-five aspiring scientists who spent six weeks this summer conducting intensive research with St. Louis-area professors have earned research rewards.

LMS’ Eisenman Wins Kohls Cares Scholarship Program

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Ladue Middle School’s Sarah Eisenman was selected as a 2013 Store-Level Winner in the Kohls Cares Scholarship Program for her Girl Scout Silver Award Take Action Project at HavenHouse in Creve Coeur, MO.  Sarah will be in eighth grade and is one of 50 students in Missouri to receive this award, and one of 2,300 students nationwide.

LMS’ Worthington Named Counselor of the Year

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Janey Worthington, counselor at Ladue Middle School, has been selected as St. Louis Suburban School Counselor Association’s Middle Level Counselor of the Year.  School counselors from the St. Louis County school districts are encouraged to send nominations for deserving candidates for this honor.  Candidates are blind scored from letters of support that highlight the candidates in the areas of innovation, leadership and service to the community.  Letters of support come from administrators, teachers, fellow counselors, parents and students.  Being selected as the regional honoree qualifies the individual to be considered for Counselor of the Year of the State of Missouri.  Janey will be honored later this fall by the St. Louis Suburban School Counselor Association.

LMS Anna Zhong Accepted to St. Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra

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As provided by the St. Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra… 

The St. Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra has a 42-year history of educating the region’s top young musicians. Through participation in the Youth Orchestra, musicians develop skills that go beyond the concert hall, life lessons that may help them along whatever path they may choose. St. Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra musicians bring honor to their school and to St. Louis, serving as a symbol of what discipline, training, and passion may do for young people. Acceptance into this orchestra is a huge accomplishment for any young musician.