Talking Rams Sweep the Eastern Missouri District Tournament

The speech and debate team competed in the Eastern Missouri District Tournament this past weekend. The team took 2nd place in Speech Sweepstakes, 1st place in Congressional Debate Sweepstakes, 1st place in More »

LMS Science Bowl Team Headed to D.C. for Nationals

Congratulations to the 8th grade Science Bowl, which took first place in the regional Science Bowl and won themselves an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington D.C. at the end of April to compete More »

Ladue Middle School Holds Annual “I Am LMS” Day Celebrating Diversity

Last week, the Ladue Middle School held it’s annual “I am LMS” Day, which celebrates the diversity that exists at the school. Students in all three grade levels learned about the effects More »

Speech & Debate Racks Up Wins at MSHSAA District Tournament

The speech & debate team competed at the MSHSAA District Tournament this past weekend! The team finished with: – 3 district champions – 4 entries/5 students qualify to the state tournament – More »

Old Bonhomme Team Wins Award at Creative Convention

On March 2, 2017, students from Old Bonhomme elementary participated in the 2017 Academic Challenge Cup, held at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. The competition consists of a half-day event designed to More »

LEGOs: Linking Learning, Creativity and Fun

This year for the first time, all four Ladue Schools elementary schools participated in FIRSTLEGO® League, a worldwide competition where teams of students ages 9 to 14 are challenged to research real-world More »

DECA Students Qualify for Missouri State Competition

Congratulations to the following DECA students for qualifying for the Missouri State DECA competition at the Lake of the Ozarks in March! One student, Kaycee Little, also automatically qualified for the international More »

Two Fifth Graders Have Historical Family Stories Published

Fiona_Story AwardTwo Ladue fifth grade students had their historical family stories chosen for publication in “Grannie Annie, Vol. 11,” which will be released later this month. Fiona Hayreh’s “No Shoes, No Guardian, No Protection” and Julian L. Prakken’s “The Mysterious Man Who Lived in a Pipe” were both winners!

Only 36 of 555 submissions were selected. The stories will be published by the Grannie Annie Family Story Celebration. They will also be available as an eBook, a PDF book and on The Grannie Annie’s website.

Fiona is one of 13 young people who were honored at The Grannie Annie’s Family Stories Festival at the Missouri History Museum in Forest Park on June 5.

Ladue elementary students have submitted stories to The Grannie Annie 10 of the past 11 years and have regularly had stories accepted for publication. Fiona’s story took place in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania in 1893. It tells of two young girls who encounter a menacing surprise on their way home from a morning of berry picking.

Annual African-American Recognition Night a Success

The annual African-American Recognition Night at Ladue Middle School was another success! The event was hosted by the LMS Diversity Cadre and was held on Tuesday, May 17, at the school’s gymnasium.

Certificates were issued for academics, citizenship, attendance, and service/school involvement. Several students’ vocal, instrumental and artistic talents were spotlighted, as well. The evening was closed with naming the Anthony Warren Diversity Cadre Students of the Year, who received an engraved pewter tray, along with a cash stipend to use toward an educational technology purchase, camp or activity.

Check out the photos below from this outstanding event!

2016 Grad Receives Outstanding Youth Award

Volunteers were recognized at the annual meeting of the National Council of Jewish Women-St. Louis Section. Rachel Krug, a 2016 graduate from Ladue Horton Watkins High School, received the B’nai Amoona Men’s Club Medallion Award. The award recognizes outstanding youth in the congregation. Daughter of Elise and Mark Krug, Rachel will be attending the University of Minnesota in the fall. Congratulations, Rachel!

Ladue Horton Watkins High School Teacher Named 2016 Missouri History Teacher of the Year

Ladue Horton Watkins High School social studies teacher Dr. Robert Good has been recognized as the 2016 Missouri History Teacher of the Year! The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History bestows this prestigious award to celebrate teachers who work hard to cultivate a connection to the past with their students.

A panel of teachers, administrators and scholars from around Missouri selected Dr. Good for his use of primary documents in the classroom, the level of inspiration he provides to his students and his career achievements in education.

“I was deeply honored and humbled to be recognized by one of the leading institutions supporting K-12 history education,” Dr. Good said. The institute also commended Dr. Good on his engagement with students, along with the dedication and creativity that he brings to each of his lessons.

Alumnus Takes on Unique Historic Home

Bequette-RibaultHank Johnson, a 1961 Ladue Horton Watkins High School alumnus, found his calling about an hour south of St. Louis, in the historic little town of Ste. Genevieve, Missouri. Hank and his wife founded Chaumette Vineyards & Winery in the town back in 1989. Then, in 2013, Hank bought one of the most architecturally historic structures on the continent, the Bequette-Ribault house, and restored it to its original condition.

The home dates back to 1808, and was built by French settlers in the typical homebuilding style of the time. The structure is actually built with the logs standing vertically in the ground, called poteaux-en-terre, or posts in the earth.

Hank and his wife realized there were some improvements that would have to be made to restore the home. Watch the video below for an overview of the changes the couple decided needed to be made when they bought the home.

Boys Tennis Teams Qualify for State Championships

Boys Tennis

Congratulations to two Ladue Horton Watkins High School doubles teams for making it to the state championship for tennis this season!

Aaron Umen (10) and Aiden Miller (12) excelled past their expectations and finished fourth in the Class 2 division. Ben Cobin and Philipp Kentner also qualified for the state championships.

To read more about the state coverage, see the stories below:

State Coverage 1

State Coverage 2

 

Three Students Compete in National Forensic Tournament

This past weekend three students traveled to Sacramento, California, to compete in the National Catholic Forensic League’s Grand National Tournament. Congratulations to Simi Falako who was in the Top 16 in the Lincoln-Douglas Debate and to Jacob Granick and Bobby Zitzmann, who were in the Top 32 in the Public Forum Debate!

Two LHWHS Siblings Wrap Up Seasons with Success

IMG_2527Congratulations to both Ty and Kaylon Buckner on their athletic accomplishments this year! The siblings have both verbally committed to playing their respective sports at their choice universities.

Ty, a junior, was selected as the Suburban Central Conference Baseball Player of the Year. This is his third 1st Team All-Conference selection. Prep Baseball Report Scouting Service ranks Ty as a top 10 baseball player in the state of Missouri. He has verbally committed to continue his collegiate baseball career at Missouri State University.

IMG_2528Kaylon, a sophomore, was recently selected to the 1st Team All-State Women’s Lacrosse Team. This is the second year Kaylon has received this honor. As a co-captain, Kaylon assisted in leading the team to a 2016 District Championship. It wasn’t quite the success of the 2015 State Final Four appearance; however, the team looks forward to reaching this goal again next season. Kaylon has verbally committed to continue playing collegiately for Arizona State University.

LMS Science Olympiad Team Places at Nationals

After a year of hard work, the Ladue Middle School Science Olympiad team finished 14th in the nation at finals!

Training for the event began in August and some of the kids even worked on events over the summer last year trying to get to this point.

“The coaches are very proud of the students’ determination and work ethic,” head coach Martin Long said. “Thanks to all the teachers—Kindergarten and up—who contributed to their success by instilling such a wonderful love for learning!”

An asterisk before a student’s name indicates a top ten finish:

High School Science Olympiad Team Places at Nationals

Congratulations to the high school students who gave an outstanding performance at the national Science Olympiad competition at the University of Wisconsin-Stout this past weekend!

The team included: Luke Biernbaum (11), Justin Chen (10), Anna Cramblitt (11), Royce Dong (12), Annie Liu (10), Albert Liu (10), Charlie Loitman (10), Michael Muzinich (11), Patrick Naughton (11), Logan Page (12), Seema Patil (9), Kate Prablek (10), Jeffrey Wang (11), Audrey Wang (10), Kevin Xue (12), Noah Goldman (10) and Stephanie Zhong (11).

The team competed against the 60 best teams in the nation and finished in 21st place. The following five events finished in the top 10:

Air Trajectory – Jeffrey Wang (11) and Luke Biernbaum (11) (2nd Place)
Astronomy – Noah Goldman (10) and Justin Chen (10) (7th place)
Wright Stuff – Anna Cramblitt (11) and Stephanie Zhong (11) (7th place)
Geologic Mapping – Audrey Wang (10) and Anna Cramblitt (11) (7th place)
Fossils – Anna Cramblitt (11) and Noah Goldman (10) (9th place)