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Five LHWHS Rising Seniors Graduate from STARS Program

Five juniors from Ladue Horton Watkins High School have graduated from the prestigious Students and Teachers as Research Scientists (STARS) program at the University of Missouri – St. Louis! STARS pairs students More »

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LMS Students Interview Academy Award Winner

Two Ladue Middle School students shone brightly at the International Literacy Association Conference last weekend, where they had the opportunity to interview keynote speaker and Academy Award Winner Octavia Spencer. The event More »

Yang Liu, second from the right, is a 2015 Ladue alumni. Liu was one of five on his team to take home a gold medal. Photo courtesy of Po-Shen Loh.

2015 LHWHS Alumni Victorious at International Mathematical Olympiad

A Ladue Horton Watkins High School graduate helped the U.S. bring home the gold this year at one of the most renowned global competitions: the International Mathematical Olympiad. This was Yang Liu’s More »

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Ladue Alumna Sauerbrunn Is a 2015 World Cup Champion

The Ladue School District can boast that one of its own helped bring home the World Cup Final win against Japan on Sunday, July 2, 2015, in Vancouver, British Columbia.  Alumna Becky More »

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LHWHS Alumni Hirschfeld’s Artwork Featured in SNL Museum

Matt Hirschfeld, Ladue Horton Watkins High School class of 1998, and a University of Missouri at St. Louis graduate, is an illustrator in Los Angeles, California recently commissioned by NBC commissioned to More »

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LHWHS Speech/Debate Team Succeed at NCFL National Tournament

Seven Ladue Horton Watkins High School (LHWHS) students competed in the National Catholic Forensic League’s National Tournament on May 23-24, 2015, at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. More »

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Two LHWHS Science Olympiad Team Members Win Scholarships

The Ladue Horton Watkins High School Science Olympiad Team was one of two Missouri teams to participate in the National Olympiad Competition at the University of Nebraska on May 15-16, 2015.  Sophomores More »

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LMS Science Bowl Team Ties 9th Place in the Nation

On May 2-3, 2015, the Ladue Middle School (LMS) science bowl team competed in the National Science Bowl finals in Washington, D.C.  There were 48 teams that qualified for the tournament after More »

LMS Raises Over $1,700 for Siteman Cancer Center

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On October 17, 2014, the Ladue Middle School staff wore pink and gray ‘Due Time for a Cure t-shirts made by Emily Taylor’s art class.  Through sale of the t-shirts, the staff raised more than $1,700 for Siteman Cancer Center.  Students also wore pink outfits…  tutus, fuzzy hats and all!

LHWHS Take the “Clothes Pin Challenge”

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On October 16, 2014, Ladue Horton Watkins High School Students teamed up with students from seven other area high schools to participate in the Clothes Pin Challenge a student-led campaign to stop cyberbullying.    They wrote #StartsWithUs on a clothes pin and “pinned” the backpack or shirt of a friend, taking a photo or video of the “pinning” and uploading it to Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, etc.  In turn, the “pinned friend” goes on to pin someone else. 

Events in Ferguson Create: A Teachable Moment

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A Teachable Moment:  ”Adults, we have such a hard time having these conversations…”  This story was published and aired on St. Louis Public Radio on October 15,2014 and features interviews with Vincent Flewellen, teacher at Ladue Middle School, and students in his Multi-Cultural Studies class.  

Students were enjoying the last few weeks of summer vacation when mass demonstrations erupted in Ferguson following the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown on Aug 9.  

Old Bonhomme’s Field Day a stl250 Event

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Early October always includes the annual Field Day event at Old Bonhomme Elementary.  While the school always strives to incorporate unique themes and learning opportunities for students, the theme for this year was “Meet Me at Field Day” and activities were all about St. Louis.  As a result, the event was  recognized as a St. Louis Turns 250, or stl250, event.

8th Grade Apogee Students Create Cardboard Arcade…with Robots!

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Students in Kathleen Mercury’s 8th grade Apogee classes have created cardboard arcade games using cardboard, tape, and NXT robots. Students have spent several weeks planning, building, and testing their arcade games, and during the week of October 6 have opened their “arcade.” Students from different classes have played the arcades during class and at lunch time. The project interweaves STEAM concepts while fostering collaboration and creativity.

Girl Scout Gold Award Project Beautifies LHWHS Courtyard

Olivia Jaeger, a 2013 graduate of Ladue Horton Watkins High School, was recently recognized for a project she completed while still in high school.  Olivia’s Girl Scout Gold Award project was “Collaboration Can Create a Courtyard” and focused on the beautification of the LHWHS courtyard.  Olivia is currently a sophomore at the University of Florida in Miami.

State Treasurer Visits Old Bonhomme Second-Graders

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On October 7, 2014, Missouri State Treasurer Clint Zweifel arrived at the Old Bonhomme Elementary School library to speak to second-graders about the importance of voting in elections.  Zweifel read the book Vote for Duck by Doreen Cronin which humorously explains the process of campaigning, voting, and even contesting an election.

Speech and Debate Team Designated as Member of the Two Hundred Club

The Talking Rams, the Ladue Horton Watkins High School (LHWHS) speech and debate team, have been designated as members of the Two Hundred Club for 2014 by the National Forensic League. Membership in the Two Hundred Club is earned by students earning at least 200 degrees during the 2013-14 school year. Students earn degrees by competing in tournaments and earning points for each round completed. This is the fourth year in a row LHWHS has earned membership in the Two Hundred Club!

Benjamin Collinger Selected for National Student Leadership Committee

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Benjamin Collinger, senior at Ladue Horton Watkins High School, has been chosen as a member of the Student Leadership Committee of the National Speech and Debate Association. Benjamin was selected out of a national pool of applicants to represent the voice of students in the organization.

LHWHS’ Goble Weighs In on Social Media in the Classroom

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Should teachers be using social media in the classroom?  How long should we keep our children off the grid? Is there value in young people engaging with social tools from Instagram to iPad apps?  On pbs.org, Ladue Horton Watkins High School’s Broadcast Technology Teacher Don Goble weighs in on the “pro” side.