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“Mr. Fashion” Jay Gaskin Named 2016 Mr. Ladue

The annual “Mr. Ladue Contest” was held at Ladue Horton Watkins High School Performing Arts Center with “Mr. Fashion” Jay Gaskin winning the coveted title. Thirty young men, chosen by their coaches More »

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Old Bonhomme Hosts 4th Annual Interactive Art Show

Old Bonhomme Elementary hosted its 4th Annual Spring Interactive Art Show last Tuesday, April 19. Parents and visitors downloaded QR code reading apps on their smart devices. With phone or iPad in More »

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Reed Elementary Raises $30,000 for American Heart Association

Congratulations to students and staff at Reed Elementary for breaking its record for donations to the American Heart Association! This year, the school raised more than $30,000 through Jump Rope for Heart. More »

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LMS Choir Students Sing Their Way to the Top at Solo/Ensemble Festival

This weekend, the LMS Choir had six students participate in the St. Louis Suburban Solo/Ensemble Festival. Every student prepared two solos, each singing a classical/folk and a foreign language song! Lillian Sheley (8), More »

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LMS Partners Club Volunteers at Food Pantry

The LMS Partners Club took students on a service project to the Harvey Kornblum Jewish Food Pantry on Tuesday, March 29. The students worked hard repacking food for the pantry’s customers, and More »

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Reed Elementary Welcomes Author & Marshall the Miracle Dog To Unveiling of Bully Bench

After a few years of planning, Reed Elementary finally unveiled its Buddy Bench on Friday, April 1. To celebrate this new addition, Cyndi Willenbrock, author and producer of a children’s book that More »

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Third Grade Students Learn Through Climbing

Greenery is growing on the Ladue Schools campuses again, and for the first time, Old Bonhomme third graders had the opportunity to learn all about the flora through the disciplines of botany, More »

Ladue Early Childhood Center Staff & Community Recognized for Support of Cancer Center

The Ladue Early Childhood Center staff and school community will be recognized for their annual fundraising efforts and support of the Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center!

Each year, the LECC hosts the “Hats on to Cancer” event, where students bring in $1 to wear a hat all day at school. All proceeds are donated to the center. This year will be the third time the LECC has held the event. This year, the event will be on Jan. 21, 2016!

LHWHS Alumna Retires, Runs Nonprofit For Seniors & the Arts

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Lynn Friedman Hamilton, a Ladue Horton Watkins High School 1963 alumna, is retired, but she’s not slowing down. In 2009, Lynn launched a nonprofit project, Maturity and its Muse. Now that she’s retired, Lynn has more time for her organization!

Spoede Best in State for 2015 Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge

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Congratulations to Spoede Elementary School, which has officially been named the #1 school in Missouri for logging the most minutes in the 2015 Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge! Thanks to our inspiring teachers and parents, we have some excellent young readers in our schools, and they’re powered up to read throughout this school year!

LHWHS Teacher Bob Westerholt Recognized with September 2015 Excellence in Education Award

Bob Westerholt, the AP Psychology teacher at Ladue Horton Watkins High School, received the September 2015 Excellence in Education Award at the Sept. 28 Board of Education Meeting. Congratulations to Bob on this prestigious recognition!

This marks Bob’s 23rd year of service in the Ladue School District, time spent imparting knowledge and life lessons to our students. Bob began his career with the district in August 1992, as a seventh grade social studies teacher at Ladue Middle School. He taught at LMS for five years before moving to the high school, where this will be his 18th year.

Speech and Debate Team Successful in Season Kick-off

The Ladue Horton Watkins High School speech and debate team had a very successful kick-off to their 2015-16 season. The team competed in the Greater Saint Louis Speech Association’s Pre-Season Tournament on Saturday, September 19 at Mehlville High School.  The tournament is a limited preparation tournament offering Duet Improvisational Acting, Impromptu Speaking, and Extemporaneous Debate.

Grand Opening of New Path at Reed Elementary School

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After years of planning, the Reed Path is now a reality! The grand opening for the path was held Friday, September 18, 2015.

“The path will do much more than promote a healthy lifestyle,” Reed Principal Chris Schreiner said. “It will provide a place for brain breaks for all students and interventions for specific students to help them be more focused and ready to learn in the general classrooms.”

Ladue Schools #2 on Top 10 Best School Districts in Missouri

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Ladue Schools was recently listed second on the Top 10 Best School Districts in Missouri, a ranking created by k12.niche.com.  Some of the factors included in the ranking were high school graduation and dropout rates, quality of teachers, the ratio of teachers to students, and academics.

Alumnus Boulanger Selected World Language Teacher of the Year

Grant Boulanger, a 1993 graduate of Ladue Horton Watkins High School and a Spanish teacher at Skyview Middle School in the North Saint Paul, Maplewood, Oakdale District (ISD 622), was recently selected as the recipient of the 2015 Minnesota World Language Teacher of the Year Award from the Minnesota Council on the Teaching of Languages and Cultures (MCTLC).

Firefighters and Police Officers Visit Reed Elementary on 9/11

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Ladue firefighters and police officers visited Reed Elementary on Friday, Sept. 11, 2015, to hand out popsicles to our students during recess! The event was held to commemorate 9/11.

Ladue Schools Graduate and Her Father Paint Phillips 66 Mural

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The 1,200-square-foot mural that is being painted in Grand Center is sponsored by Phillips 66 and showcases 66 great things about St. Louis. Liza Fishbone, an alumna of Ladue Horton Watkins High School, and her father, Robert, are the duo painting the piece.

Robert and his late wife, Sarah, owned a mural company called On the Wall Productions, where they painted various murals around the city of St. Louis before settling down. Their children, Tyler and Liza, both attended Old Bonhomme Elementary School. Elisa Roth, the art teacher at Old Bonhomme, said Sarah volunteered her time and talent to the school, helping plan and facilitate a mural in the front hall and in the library.