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LHWHS 1959 Alumni Russell Inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame

Ladue Horton Watkins High School (LHWHS) alumni Charles Andrew “Andy” Russell, class of 1959, will be inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame. The Enshrinement Ceremony will take place on January More »

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LMS Eighth-Graders Win Project Research Award

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 More »

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

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 More »

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LHWHS Varsity Football Rams Celebrate Outstanding Season

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 More »

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LHWHS Boys Varsity Soccer Team Finishes Season with Impressive Recognitions.

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 More »

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LHWHS Alumni Ryan Feit Accepts Award From Royalty

Alumni Ryan Feit, class of 2001, found his niche in the business world.  He is CEO of SeedInvest, which is a crowd-funding venture capital company that allows smaller investors to buy equity in startups. More »

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Ladue Early Childhood Center’s Ayres receives December Excellence in Education Award

Ladue Early Childhood Center (LECC) Preschool Teacher Dee Ayres began working in the district in 2007. LECC Director Kerri Wetzel says Dee is a “role model in her management skills and working with More »

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LMS Annual Fundraiser Nets 19,026 Canned Goods for Area Families

Sometimes hunger and homelessness go hand-in-hand in a community, so the students at Ladue Middle School sponsored activities to make a difference.  To help Feed the Children organization, LMS sponsored a penny More »

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Fifth-Graders Collect 500 Cans of Food for “Turkey Bowl”

Fifth-graders in the Ladue School District collected 500 canned goods at the first-ever “Turkey Bowl.”  The event was held on Saturday, November 22, 2014. Ladue Horton Watkins High School varsity football captains More »

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Student Game Designers Demo Prototypes

Two Ladue Middle School students, Hale Masaki and Alex Krasnoff, attended Stonemaier Games’s Design Day, a game design event. Alex entered his game, Venturing Vaults, and playtested it twice with two different More »

LHWHS Speech and Debate Team Shines at Local Tournament

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The Ladue Horton Watkins High School Speech and Debate Team competed in the Greater Saint Louis Speech League’s 2013-2014 tournament which concluded the 17th and 18th of January at Ritenour High School.

Traditionally, Ladue Schools students have performed extremely well at this tournament and this year was no different.

Ladue Early Childhood Center’s Corcoran Receives January Excellence in Education Award.

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A Ladue Early Childhood Center (LECC) Special School District teacher with a winning personality inside and outside the classroom received the January 2014 Excellence in Education Award.  Jennifer Corcoran joined the Ladue School District in August of 2008, with an impressive resume. At St. Louis University Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic, Jen served as a speech-language pathologist, clinical faculty member and the clinic director.

LHWHS’ Gene Gaffney Receives Distinguished Service Award

At the November 25, 2013 Board of Education meeting, Gene Gaffney, a Supervisory Assistant at Ladue Horton Watkins High School, received the district’s Distinguished Service Award after nearly 27 years of service to the district

Gene has been working as a Supervisory Assistant and Parking Lot Supervisor for the district since 1987.  He came to the district after retiring from McDonnell Douglas after 38 years.

Spoede School “Makes a Difference” in the Community

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Spoede Elementary School recently participated in “Make a Difference Day,” a day intended to get people involved in community service, by creating care packages for residents at a nursing home. All of the Spoede students created cards and decorated wrapping paper for the boxes. Students were asked to do chores to earn money for purchasing items to put in the boxes.

Laduettes Awarded Two Firsts in Lindbergh Dance Competition

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On Saturday, December 7, 2013, the Laduettes Dance Team received two first place awards at the 2013 Lindbergh Yvonne Cole International Dance Competition.  In addition to earning first place in both the Hip Hop and Pom competitions, the team took home a Judge’s Award for Outstanding Showmanship in Hip Hop.

2013 Teachers of the Year Recognized

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At the December 9, 2013 Board of Education meeting, the district’s 2012-13 Teachers of the Year were recognized.  While these teachers were chosen and recognized earlier in 2013, this was the Board of Education’s opportunity to congratulate them on their award and the outstanding contributions they have made to the Ladue School District.

LMS’ Bassett Reads Family Story on NPR

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When families gather for the holidays, it can be an opportunity to tell stories and pass on memories. For the St. Louis-based Grannie Annie Family Story Celebration, that provides a possible treasure trove for young people to build writing skills and forge strong family bonds.

Every year, The Grannie Annie publishes a volume of family stories written by students in the fourth to the eighth grade.

Robotics Teams Wins Strategy and Innovation Award

Ladue School District’s robotics team won a Strategy and Innovation Award for their robot, “LEGO My Chocolate.”

Hundreds of teachers, peers and members of the community watched and cheered as 24 teams competed in the first-ever Mid-Missouri FIRST LEGO League (FLL) Robotics Qualifier tournament at Camdenton High School on November 16, 2013.

Read the full story that appeared in “The Lake Today.” 

Boys Varsity Soccer Finishes Strong with All-Conference Recognitions

Coach Matt Prange was named Suburban South Conference Coach of the Year with Varsity Boys players also earning All-Conference recognition.

Defensive Player of the Year:  Steven Orgill, Senior

First Team:  

Eric Stuber, Senior: Goalie

Michael Wielansky, Junior: Midfielder

Eric Petersen, Senior: Defender

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Nathan Rushing, Senior: Midfielder

Reid Cytron, Senior: Midfielder

Patrick Sullivan, Senior: Defender

 

Conway’s Reynolds Shows His Dance Moves

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Carter Reynolds, a kindergartener at Conway Elementary School, was recently seen dancing on television, in a KSDK story about a dancing class for children with cerebral palsy.  Both Carter, and his mother Shelly Reynolds, are interviewed in this heartwarming and inspiring story.