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LHWHS Junior Selected for Cultural Leadership Program

Congratulations to Malone Hanis, a junior at Ladue Horton Watkins High School, who was selected as for the Cultural Leadership Class 12! Cultural Leadership is a unique year-long educational leadership program including More »

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Talking Rams Slay at First Tournament of the Year

The speech and debate team competed in their first tournament of the year, the Greater Saint Louis Speech Association’s Pre-Season Invitational. Eleven new team members competed in their first tournament, and 12 More »


Old Bonhomme Student Throws First Pitch at Diabetes Day at the Ballpark

Old Bonhomme School fourth grader Ava Leidenfrost threw out the first pitch to Hall of Famer Lou Brock at the baseball game on Diabetes Day at the Ballpark on Monday, Sept. 12, More »


STRIDE Making a Difference at Ladue Horton Watkins High School

Data aggregated by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education shows that there is a disconnect between the enrollment of African-Americans in the St. Louis regional schools and the percentage of those More »

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Alumna Susan Medart Gets Crafty, Business Flourishes

Susan Medart, a 1980 Ladue Horton Watkins High School alumna, found her calling just seven years ago when she decided to try her hand at starting a business for her handmade crafts. More »


16 Seniors Recognized as National Merit Semifinalists

We are proud to announce that 16 of our high school students have been recognized as National Merit Semifinalists this year! These students qualified based on their performance on the Preliminary SAT/National More »

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Art Teacher’s Painting for Peace Submission Featured in Exhibition

Congratulations to new Ladue Horton Watkins High School art teacher Christine Warner for being included in a community art exhibition: Outside In: Paint for Peace.  The exhibition features paintings from the Painting for More »

LMS Students Participate in MathCounts Competition

On Saturday, 10 LMS students participated in the MathCounts St. Louis Chapter competition at Florissant Valley Community College. The students included Jeremy Ouyang (8), Anna Zhong (8), Stephen Jiang (7), Jason Ding (7), Harry Chen (7), Will Bender (6), William Xie (7), Samuel Chen (6), William Pan (7), and Daniel Xu (6).

Ladue Horton Watkins High School Laduettes Are No. 1 in the Nation for Hip Hop


This Sunday, Feb. 28, the Ladue Horton Watkins High School (LHWHS) Laduettes danced their way to the top at the National Dance Alliance’s National Competition in Orlando, Florida. The pom and dance team won first place in the nation for hip hop with a score of 91.33 – the highest score out of over 20 teams from across the U.S. in the hip hop category for medium-sized schools. The team also placed No. 8 in the nation in the Pom category.

FOX2 visited the school to share the girls’ dance moves with viewers! Watch the segment here:

Laduettes bust a move for FOX 2

“These girls have proven that hard work, determination and teamwork combined make great things happen,” said Principal Brad Griffith. “Our school and district couldn’t be more proud of their drive and their accomplishment. Congratulations, ladies.”

The team also placed first in hip hop and second in poms at the 2016 St. Charles Classic Dance Competition. This is the sixth year the team has qualified for nationals.

Watch the video here.


Spoede Students Recognized for Artwork in Missouri Senate Art Exhibit

Congratulations to two Spoede Elementary students who were recognized for their artwork! Eelise Riddle, a third grade student, received a Missouri Senate Certificate of Excellence for her winning submission to the Missouri Senate Art Exhibit, and Dylan McDonough, a first grade student, received a certificate for his participation.

Occupational Therapist Becky Braddock Recognized with February Excellence in Education Award

D-CampusDocumentStorepics36230Becky Braddock, an Occupational Therapist for the Special School District at Reed Elementary, received the February 2016 Excellence in Education Award at the Feb. 22 Board of Education Meeting. Congratulations to Becky on this prestigious recognition!

Becky began working for the Ladue School District nearly 30 years ago and has been at Reed Elementary since her first day.  When she started working there, Don Flanagan was the principal and Superintendent Donna Jahnke was the resource teacher! Becky has also worked in several Parkway schools, as well as in Normandy. 

Becky is well-deserving for this award for her work both in and outside of the classroom. She has high expectations of her students, and is constantly pushing them to take their learning to the next level. Within her role as an occupational therapist, this equates to students becoming independent on specific tasks. In Becky’s class, achieving and trying your best are expectations.

Ladue Middle School Science Bowl Teams Heads to Washington D.C.

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Congratulations to all three Science Bowl teams on their outstanding performance at the regional competition at Washington University! Ladue Middle Schoo’s Team 2 took first place and has earned themselves an all-expense-paid trip to Washington D.C.! Coach Hugh McMonigle will accompany the team on their journey at the end of April. Also thanks to Michael Clay for filling in for Hugh at the competition!

Team 2 is composed of five seventh-grade students. They include: Ashna Chali, Harry Chen, Stephen Jiang, William Pan and Eric Yin.

Hundreds of Students Awarded Baseball Tickets for Great Grades

Nearly half of Ladue Horton Watkins High School’s students will be rewarded for their good grades with baseball tickets!

The St. Louis Cardinals in conjunction with the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Newspapers in Education Program are bestowing the tickets through the Straight A Student Program for academic excellence. About 650 students qualified with a 3.7 or high GPA for the 2015-2016 fall semester.

Congratulations to all of our hardworking students on their academic achievements!

Former Track & Field Coach To Be Inducted into Hall of Fame


Congratulations to former LHWHS Coach Phil Brusca, who is to be inducted into the U.S. Track and Field Masters Hall of Fame!

Please join his family, friends, former athletes and colleagues at a reception held in his honor on March 23, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the high school cafeteria. Dick Cochran, Olympic bronze medalist, will speak, and light food and refreshments will be provided.

RISE Students Raise Awareness, Donations for Flint Residents


During February, RISE (Reaching Inside Seeking Excellence), a Ladue Horton Watkins High School student organization, is raising funds and donations to help the people of Flint, Michigan, during the area’s water crisis.

LHWHS Senior Facilitates Social Justice Change Discussion

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Congratulations to LHWHS senior Kaitlin Crawford for her selection as a lead facilitator of a discussion on social justice in change in schools! The discussion was held after a screening of “The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution,” a  documentary presented by Nine Network and the Missouri History Museum.

Eleven LHWHS Seniors Sign Letters of Intent to Play College Sports

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Congratulations to all of our Ladue Horton Watkins High School senior athletes who signed letters of intent to join sport teams at their colleges and universities of choice! The event was held on Feb. 3, 2016, in the LHWHS cafeteria.

The following athletes will play sports at the following schools:

Benjamin Cobin Grinnell College Tennis
Misa Gamble Canisius College Rowing
Anna Hartig College of Wooster Soccer
Brandon Jarrett Lindenwood University Belleville Baseball
Kaitlin Mills Missouri Baptist University Lacrosse
Justin Moore Robert Morris University Football
Christopher Naunheim Maryville University Soccer
Mark Rogers Truman State University Basketball
C.J. Tammons Rhodes College Football
Hunter Wallace Harvard University Rowing
Alexander Morose Truman State University Wrestling