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Ladue Middle School Students Excel on MAP Test

Congratulations to our Ladue Middle School students and staff for their spot on a St. Louis Post-Dispatch list of eight area middle schools that mastered the MAP test this year! The tests More »

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LMS Student Named Shriners Hospital’s Hero of the Week

Sadie Strelow, 12, was honored last week as the Fox Sports Midwest’s Shriners Hospital’s Hero of the Week! Sadie is a seventh-grader at Ladue Middle School this year. More »

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LHWHS Grads Chosen For McDonald’s and UNCF Scholarship

Congratulations to three Ladue Horton Watkins High School Graduates for being chosen for the McDonald’s Academic Excellence Award Scholarship! Nautica Huddleston, Gabrielle Hannah, and Malcolm Davis will each receive a $3,000 scholarship More »

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Reed Elementary Teacher Receives $1,000 Grant

Karen Engelkenjohn, a Gifted Specialist at Reed Elementary School, received a $1,000 grant from Monsanto on the first day of school that will be used to buy agriculturally-focused kits for students.  Karen More »

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From Play-Doh to the Playground, Students Hang Out with Foster Kids

Save the Children, a blossoming club at Ladue Horton Watkins High School, spent some quality time with 15 foster children at an event sponsored by the Foster & Care Coalition on Aug. More »

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LHWHS Senior Receives Congressional Award Gold Medal

Congratulations to Ladue Horton Watkins High School Senior Jacqueline Wong, who was honored at the 2015 Gold Medal Ceremony at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., on June 17, 2015! The Congressional More »

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Two LHWHS Seniors Awarded, Five Graduate from STARS Program

Two juniors from Ladue Horton Watkins High School who participated in the 2015 Students and Teachers as Research Scientists (STARS) program won an LMI Aerospace Award in Excellence in Research after presenting More »

Old Bonhomme Students Honor Dr. King While Promoting Social Justice

Ladue School District news release issued on January 16, 2015…

Annual MLK Celebration to Address Recent Community Issues
Old Bonhomme Elementary Takes the Opportunity to Discuss Civil Disobedience and More

January 16, 2015– (St. Louis, MO) – It is a tradition at Old Bonhomme Elementary School to use Martin Luther King Jr. Day for both community outreach and an opportunity to discuss and celebrate the contributions of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and other African-American leaders.  This year, the elementary school will take this tradition to a new level by focusing on social activism, civil disobedience and the need for people of all ages to engage in “courageous conversations.”

Steve Turner, Class of ’69, Celebrates 25 Years with Solomon Turner PR

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Steve Turner, class of 1969, is celebrating his 25th year in business with Solomon/Turner, a St. Louis public relations firm. Steve and his partner, Shelly Solomon, launched the firm in 1990 following a merger of their companies. The two also had a family merger, getting married as well.

“I ran a PR firm, The Turner Group, and Shelly had an advertising agency called S. Solomon & Associates. We actually did business together before we got married. It made sense to bring it all under one roof,” Turner said.

Originally, Solomon/Turner focused on providing graphic design, media buying, printed materials and publicity for clients from many industries.  ”This was before the Internet when the focus was more on traditional marketing methods. Nearly all companies used article reprints, brochures, direct mail and sales pieces to drive business.”  Shift to 2015 and the emphasis is on a multimedia approach. This includes blogs, digital ads, email newsletters, search engine optimization, social media, video and website design.”

“Today we help businesses develop all encompassing campaigns with quality content, whether it be through articles and interviews, social media, special events, video creation, and/or web-based promotions.”

Steve stays in touch with many Ladue Horton Watkins High School grads and attends all reunions. “Several classmates are also our best friends. It’s great to see them succeed both personally and professionally.”

To connect with Steve email, sturner@solomonturner.com or call 314-205-0800.

LHWHS Junior Jess Rothberg Receives Highest Award from Boy Scouts

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The Boy Scouts of America has bestowed its highest award on Jess Rothberg, a junior at Ladue Horton Watkins High School. His project involved clearing an area behind the Temple Israel parking lot to build a fire ring and benches, benefitting his troop and the Temple.

Ladue Schools Win National Recognition in WordMasters Challenge

Ladue Schools third-grade team placed fourth in the nation out of 292 teams, and the district’s sixth-grade team placed third in the nation out of 170 teams in the first round of the WordMasters™ Challenge.   The WordMasters Challenge is a national competition for students in grades 3-8 that encourages growth in vocabulary and verbal reasoning.  Each year, over 125,000 students from some of the best public and private schools throughout the United States participate in the WordMasters Challenge.  Students from Ladue Schools’ elementary schools, Fifth Grade Center and middle school participated.

LMS Eighth-Graders Win Project Research Award

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Six Ladue Middle School students won the Project Research Award at Eastern Missouri State tournament on Sunday, December 7, 2014.

Eighth-graders Claire Englander, Grace Hardester, Maggie Lochmoeller, Rebecca Cunningham, Rose Coughlin, and Grace Chicoine are part of the Neon Electrons FLL robotics team.

LMS’ Harold Webb’s The Chalkboard Podcast Receives Rave Reviews

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It’s an exciting time for the Ladue Middle School eighth-grade Science Teacher and Ladue Horton Watkins High School Junior Varsity Tennis Coach, Harold Webb.  Webb can now add podcaster extraordinaire to his résumé. 

LHWHS Varsity Football Rams Celebrate Outstanding Season

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Ladue Horton Watkins High School’s Rams celebrated some amazing  accomplishments with a 12-2 record.

  • The team was National Division Champions of the Suburban Central Conference, District Champions and State Semifinalists.
  • All Conference athletes include:  James Bell, Chuck Burton, Antoine Cade, Chino Davis, Malcolm Davis, Luke Dibler, James Dunger, Daylen Edwards, Paul Flynn, Jack Fox, Nate Howard, Ivan Hurse, Jack May, Justin Moore, James Scott, Jarrod Smith, Mario Whitley and Henry Valier. 
  • All State athletes include:  Daylen Edwards, Jack Fox, Nate Howard and Justin Moore
  • Jack Fox was named Kohl’s All-American Punt Specialist

LHWHS Boys Varsity Soccer Team Finishes Season with Impressive Recognitions.

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With the second best record in Ladue Schools history, Ladue Horton Watkins High School Boys Varsity Soccer Team finished fifth in the state with a 20-5-1 record.  The team was District Champions for the third year in a row, and Sectional Champions for the second year in a row.

All Conference Athletes include: Kyle Cook, Justin Espinosa, David Maffly-Kipp, Walker Miller, Chris Naunhaim, Austin Powell, Michael Wielansky and Nik Woltz.

LHWHS Students Named to All-State Band

The following Ladue Horton Watkins High School students won a seat in the Missouri All-State Band or All-State Orchestra.  They competed against 1,200 students from across the state via blind auditions in Columbia, Missouri.  Only 108 were selected. These young musicians will represent LHWHS at performances at the Missouri Music Educators Association Convention on January 28-31, 2015.  

LHWHS’s Good Wins Peabody Energy Leaders in Education Award

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Dr. Rob Good, a social studies teacher at Ladue Horton Watkins High School, is a 2014-15 recipient of the Peabody Energy Leaders in Education Award. He is the latest teacher in the Ladue School District to be honored. The Peabody Energy Leaders in Education program supports educators who foster the future workforce and prepare students to compete in a global marketplace.  Each honoree receives a $1,000 check, which Dr. Good reinvested into the RISE program, which works with African-American students to give them the skills necessary to be successful in high school.

To read more about Dr. Good and the program, click on 2014-2015 Honorees Region 1.