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LHWHS Hockey Player Scores 7 of 10 Goals To Win Match

Congratulations to LHWHS junior and hockey player Zachary Levy, #10, for scoring seven goals and one assist in last week’s game against Priory! The end score was 10-3.   Photo courtesy of More »

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LHWHS Graduate Recognized at Veiled Prophet Ball

Annie Donnell, a 2015 graduate of Ladue Schools, was featured in Town & Style’s recent edition for her participation as a maid at the 2015 Veiled Prophet Ball and her dedication to More »

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High School Boys Soccer Team Sets School Record

Congratulations to the high school boys soccer team for their outstanding season and shout-out in the December edition of Town & Style! The Rams set a school record with 29 wins. The More »

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Talking Rams Take First Place in Randy Pierce Winter Classic Sweepstakes

The speech and debate team competed at the Randy Pierce Winter Classic hosted by Pattonville this past weekend—the last tournament of the semester! The team took 1st place in Sweepstakes! Congratulations to More »

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Talking Rams Take Home the Wins at George Armstrong Heart of Illinois Speech Invitational

Nine members of the Talking Rams, the high school speech and debate team traveled to Bradley University to compete in the George Armstrong Heart of Illinois Speech Invitational! This tournament is our More »

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2016 Missouri History Teacher of the Year Rob Good Interviewed by UMSL Daily

Ladue Horton Watkins High School history teacher Rob Good was named the 2016 Missouri History Teacher of the Year by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. UMSL Daily recently interviewed Rob to learn more More »

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Senior Featured in Town & Style as Sport Standout

Senior Hans Chan was recently featured in Town & Style as a “Sport Standout” for his passion and drive in pursuing both piano and soccer throughout high school. Hans plans continue both in More »

Students’ Work Showcased at St. Louis Artist Guild

Congratulations to the following students who were accepted into the Emerson Young Artists’ Showcase at the St. Louis Artist Guild.

The Emerson Young Artists’ Showcase is a juried, all-media exhibition of artwork created by high school students between 15 and 19 years old residing within 150 miles of the St. Louis Artists’ Guild.

The opening reception will be held on Thursday, March 17 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Gallery dates will be Thursday, March 17 to Saturday, April 9. The event is free and open to the public.

Talking Rams Take Home District Wins, Head to State

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The speech and debate team competed at the MSHSAA District tournament this past weekend, and the students were successful in their events! There are two district champions, and eight students will be going on to the state tournament!

Please congratulate the following students on their achievements at district tournament:

STATE QUALIFIERS:
– Gabbie Burton (11) and Noah DiAntonio (11) – Duet Acting
– Noah DiAntonio (11) and Maya Mutic (11) – Policy Debate
– Simi Falako (12) – Original Oratory
– Jacob Granick (12) and Bobby Zitzmann (12) – Public Forum Debate
– Kieran Mulligan (12) – Storytelling
– Kyrollos Shenouda (12) – Prose Reading

DISTRICT CHAMPIONS:
– Simi Falako (12) – Original Oratory
– Jacob Granick (12) and Bobby Zitzmann (12) – Public Forum Debate

LHWHS Band and Choir Students Excel at Solo & Ensemble Festivals

Congratulations to the Ladue Horton Watkins High School’s choir and band students for their achievements in the MSHSAA festivals!

The Ladue Treble Choir and Chorale received 1 ratings for their performances at the MSHSAA State Choir Festival. Soloist Anne Heartney (10) received a 1 rating at the MSHSAA District Solo and Small Ensemble Festival. The Small Ensemble including Ashley Balsavias (9), Ariel Brown (10), Rose Coughlin (9), Jasmine Duncan (9), and Andrea Hartman (9), also received a 1 rating at the event for the students’ performance.

The following students received high ratings for their performances at the MSHSAA District Solo and Small Ensemble Festival for Band:
Megan Bernstein (10), clarinet solo, 1 rating
Macey Goldstein (10), trombone solo, 2 rating
Evyn Levy (10), clarinet solo, 1 rating
Erin McKenzie (10), flute solo, 1 rating
Kenji Sherman (11), trombone solo, 1 rating
Joji Sherman (9), baritone solo, 2 rating

These students did a great job representing our district!

Reed Students Awarded for Artistic Expression

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Youth Art Month has seen some Ladue Schools’ students awarded for their artistic talents at the Picture the Music event!

According to its website, Picture the Music is a free educational initiative presented by the Symphony Volunteer Association that invites students (grades K-6) to listen to a selection of symphonic music and then create their own artistic interpretations through paintings, colorings, or drawings.

Old Bonhomme Technology Integration Coach Makes “20 to Watch” List

Patricia Brown_GoogleCongratulations to Old Bonhomme’s Technology Integration Coach, Patricia Brown, for her recognition by the National School Boards Association as a “20 to Watch” Education Technology Leaders for 2015-2016.

These recipients are recognized for “their ability to inspire colleagues to explore and embrace innovative technology solutions and instructional strategies,” according to the news release.

This year’s honorees will be recognized during the 2016 Consortium for School Networking Conference on April 4 in Washington, D.C., and at the TLN-hosted luncheon during NSBA’s 2016 Annual Conference on April 8 in Boston.

This is a well-deserved recognition for Patricia, who recently returned from Mountain View, California, Google headquarters. She was one of 30 educators from around the globe selected as this year’s Google Innovators. Click here to read her blog showing us what she learned with Google!

Ladue Percussionists Set Record at MPAT Competition

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Ladue percussionists claimed five of the six trophies awarded at the Missouri Percussion Arts Trophy Competition held Saturday, March 5, at the Cowen Civic Center in Lebanon, Missouri. Ladue Schools’ is the first program to single-handedly take five trophies in the competition since its inception a decade ago.

In the high school timpani division, Miles Kim (11), Jacob Cytron (11) and Ian Pallares (10) took first, second and third places respectively; Miles Kim (11) and Audrey Wang (10) claimed second and third place in the high school marimba division.

Senior Receives Outstanding Achievement in Citizenship Award

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Congratulations to Rasika Sant for being named a recipient of the 2016 Award for Outstanding Achievement in Citizenship through the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education! Rasika is one of only 15 students across the state chosen for this honor.

Sant, Rasika - Award PresentationRasika was nominated for her academic excellence in government/civics courses, her participation and leadership in extracurricular activities related to government/civics and her community service. Each high school in the state is able to nominate one student.

Applications are reviewed by a committee made up of members from the Missouri Bar Advisory Committee on Citizenship Education, the Missouri Council for the Social Studies, the Missouri Association of Secondary School Principals, the State Board of Education, and the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

Rasika was recognized at a luncheon in Jefferson City where she was honored by the Missouri State Board of Education and the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

Reed Students Excel at Equations Math Competition

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About 30 third- and fourth-grade students from Reed Elementary competed in an Equations math competition at UMSL on Wednesday, March 2, 2016.

Barrett Gall, a third grader, and Aditya Jain, a fourth grader, were recognized as high-scoring individual players. A third grade team, the Bling Bling Math Masters, was recognized for its high score. Those students included Anna Moore, Miko Kim, Arti Jain, Craig Urano and Barrett Gall. A fourth grade team, The PEMDA Panthers, was also recognized for its high score. Those students included Robert Fan, Abheek Dhawan, Aditya Jain, Rohan Suri, and Lucas Von Allmen.

LHWHS Senior Wins First Place at St. Louis Science Fair

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LHWHS Senior Monica Malone blinded us with science at the Academy of Science St. Louis Science Fair, Honors Division on Saturday, Feb. 27! Monica’s experiment won first place, earning her $5,000 and an all-expense-paid trip to the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in May.

About 7 million people from across the world compete for 1,700 spots at Intel. Monica said she is completely in shock that one of those spots is hers, but she’s ready to take her project to this next competition.

Ladue FGC Student Takes On Taekwondo

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A student at the Ladue Fifth Grade Center was featured in Town & Style’s February edition for her success in practicing taekwondo. Sophia (Sassy) Saleeby, a fifth grader, and her younger brother, Jack, attend numerous local and interstate matches throughout the year, which prepares them for the state qualifier and the USA Taekwondo Nationals.

Last year, the siblings qualified for the Indiana State Tournament for Nationals by capturing the gold, where Sassy took first in poomsae and her brother in sparring. At Nationals in Austin, Texas, Sassy won a bronze and Jack a silver.