Reed Elementary Wins Selfie Contest

Congratulations to Reed Elementary, the school that won the selfie competition! We asked that each school’s teachers try and take a selfie with every student as an activity to reach “Every Student. More »

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LHWHS ELA Teacher Lisa Crawford Recognized with October Excellence in Education Award

Lisa Crawford, an English-Language Arts teacher at Ladue Horton Watkins High School, received the October Excellence in Education Award at the Oct. 24, 2016, Board of Education meeting. Congratulations to Lisa on More »


Alumna Returns Library Book 50 Years Overdue

At the Class of 1966’s 50th reunion last week, Sarah Steinman Mock returned a book to the LHWHS library…. it was only about 50 years overdue! The book is “A Comprehensive Anthology More »

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Talking Rams Take Home Awards from First Conference Tournament

The Talking Rams, the high school speech and debate team, competed in its first conference tournament of the year this past weekend. Congratulations to the students below on their achievements! More »

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Cross Country Teams Place Third at District Meet

This past weekend, both the boys and girls cross country teams worked hard and both made a third place finish at the District Meet. The top four teams qualify for sectionals. Devin Callahan (8th), More »

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Talking Rams Place Second at Oakville Autumn Congress

The speech and debate team competed in the Oakville Autumn Congress this past weekend. The team placed 2nd overall! Congratulations to the students listed below — they each placed in their chamber! More »


Community Members Receive Friends of Education Award

Congratulations to the following recipients of the Friends of Education Award, who received the recognition at last night’s Sept. 27, 2016 Board of Education meeting: Ladue Education Foundation: Julie LaBonte’ Commit2Ladue: Carl More »

Second Grade Teacher Stephanie Towe Recognized with January Excellence in Education Award

Stephanie Towe, a second grade teacher at Old Bonhomme Elementary, received the January 2016 Excellence in Education Award at the Jan. 25 Board of Education Meeting. Congratulations to Stephanie on this prestigious recognition!

The Talking Rams Bring Home the Conference Championship

The Team

For the fourth time in five years, the speech and debate team, the Talking Rams, brought home the Conference Championship trophy this weekend! With the exception of three seasons, Ladue has held the trophy since 1994! The team took 7th place in Interpretation Events, 1st in Congressional Debate, 1st in Public Speaking Events and 1st in Debate.

Several students also placed in the top five of their events, and the team has two conference champions! Please congratulate the students listed below:

Students selected for Community Music School ensembles and orchestras

Several Ladue School District students have been selected for the Community Music School of Webster University (CMS) orchestras and ensembles. Each group performs several concerts during the school year. The concerts are free and open to the public and are held at the Community Music School Center, 535 Garden Ave. in Webster Groves.

The following Ladue Horton Watkins High School students are members of the CMS Percussion Ensemble: Jacob Cytron, Laura Ewald and Miles Kim. The first Percussion Ensemble concert was held on Dec. 20, 2015, and the next one will be at 7 p.m. on Sunday, April 10, 2016.

Senior Wins Computing Award, Volunteers with Young Coders


Congratulations to Jessica Thoelke, a senior at Ladue Horton Watkins High School who was recognized as a 2016 St. Louis Affiliate winner of the NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing.

The St. Louis Affiliate Selection Committee chose Jessica for her computing-related aspirations and for her “demonstrated, outstanding aptitude and interest in information technology/computing; solid leadership ability; academic history; and plans for post-secondary education.”

Cheers for Conway Raises Funds for Conway Students

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The annual “Cheers for Conway” auction hosted by Conway Elementary School raised more than $20,000 on Saturday, Nov. 7, at Cardwell’s in Clayton.

The proceeds will be used for technology, special assemblies, library and PE supplies, along with other items and services for the students.

Alumnus Passed First Round of American Idol Auditions

Photo Courtesy of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Congratulations to Ladue Horton Watkins High School alumnus Brandyn Burnette, who auditioned on American Idol with a song he wrote entitled “Lost.” All three judges voted to send him along to the next round. Brandyn even got a hug from Harry Connick Jr.

Brandyn is a 2008 graduate of LHWHS, and was a member of Choir and performed in the Spring Musical, West Side Story with a lead role as a senior.

We all wish him luck on his musical journey!

For more information about the audition, click here.

LMS Science Bowl Team Takes on Channel 4


Last year’s Ladue Middle School Science Bowl team was invited to join Channel 4 for a mini science bowl on a live show last Friday!

Everyone had a blast buzzing in to answer questions in STEM-related topics (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).

Fall 2015, a Semester to Celebrate

Fall 2015 was another semester to celebrate! The Ladue School District is recognized nationally for the outstanding academic achievements of its students inside the classroom. The district’s staff and students are also achieving at a high level outside the classroom.

Here is just a sampling from the first semester of the 2015-16 school year.

Learn about district, student, staff and alumni accomplishments as they happen by “liking” the district on Facebook (facebook.com/ladueschools) or following us on Twitter @LadueSchools.

LMS Physical Education Department Awarded SHAPE America Grant

LMS PE Staff

The Ladue Middle School’s Physical Education Department was selected as a 2016 SHAPE America Jump Rope For Heart/Hoops For Heart Grant Recipient for its passion and commitment to the Hoops For Heart Program! The grant will allow the department to expand both its curriculum and focus on student health.

LHWHS Grad Volunteers, Recognized at Veiled Prophet Ball

Emily Dove, a 2014 LHWHS graduate, was featured in Town & Style’s recent edition for her participation as a maid at the 2015 Veiled Prophet Ball and her dedication to service.

Dove’s record of giving back includes assisting the fundraising efforts of the Bay Harbor Foundation in Michigan and volunteering as a Spanish translator and an English teacher at various orphanages in Chincha Alta, after an earthquake struck the Peruvian town, according to Town & Style.