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RISE Students Raise Awareness, Donations for Flint Residents

During February, RISE (Reaching Inside Seeking Excellence), a Ladue Horton Watkins High School student organization, is raising funds and donations to help the people of Flint, Michigan, during the area’s water crisis. More »

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LHWHS Senior Facilitates Social Justice Change Discussion

Congratulations to LHWHS senior Kaitlin Crawford for her selection as a lead facilitator of a discussion on social justice in change in schools! The discussion was held after a screening of “The Black Panthers: More »

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Eleven LHWHS Seniors Sign Letters of Intent to Play College Sports

Congratulations to all of our Ladue Horton Watkins High School senior athletes who signed letters of intent to join sport teams at their colleges and universities of choice! The event was held More »

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Third Annual Ladue Dance Marathon Breaks Another Record

This was another record-breaking year for the third annual Ladue Dance Marathon! About 175 students put in a lot of hard work this year, raising a total of $31,146.03 for the Children’s Hospital More »

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The Talking Rams Place 1st in Capital Classic Tournament

The speech and debate team had a great weekend at the Capital Classic hosted by Jefferson City High School. The team placed 1st in team sweepstakes in a tournament of 28 schools! More »

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LHWHS Tri-M Music Honor Society Hosts Benefit Concert

The Ladue Tri-M Music Honor Society held a benefit concert for Play it Forward on Monday, Jan. 25th in the orchestra and band room. The group held an instrument drive during the concert, and More »

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LHWHS Student Volunteers Prepare for Run and Run S’more 5k and 1-Mile Fun Run

Ten Ladue Horton Watkins High School students are preparing for the first ever Run and Run S’more 5k Run and 1-Mile Fun Run event, which will be held on Feb. 28, 2016. Runners More »

LHWHS Alumni Make $1 Million Lead Pledge to LHWHS Renovation

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At the Rhythm and Hues fundraising event on March 28, 2015, the Ladue Education Foundation announced that a lead gift of $1 million has been pledged toward a major renovation of Ladue Horton Watkins High School.  The pledge was made by three district families:  Dana and Barry Sandweiss, Julie and Tim Stern, and Nicky and Scott Stern. Barry Sandweiss, Tim Stern and Scott Stern are alumni of the district’s high school.  

Parent of LHWHS Alumni Receives A Lifetime Achievement Award in Health Care

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Dr. Arnold Bullock, an urologist and Washington University medical school endowed professor, took an interest at the academic performance among minorities when his children were students at Ladue Horton Watkins High School.

Jahnke Named New Superintendent of the Year

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Superintendent Dr. Donna Jahnke was named New Superintendent of the Year by the Missouri Association of School Administrators (MASA) for outstanding performance as a new superintendent.  Dr. Jahnke became superintendent for Ladue Schools in July 2013 and accepted the award at the annual MASA Spring Conference on March 25, 2015.

Ladue Middle School’s Taylor-Johnson Surprised By Award

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Ladue Middle School Associate Principal Tiffany Taylor-Johnson has been named Middle School Assistant Principal of the Year.

LMS Students Take First Place in WordMasters Challenge

Sixth-graders at Ladue Middle School won first place in the WordMasters Challenge 2 with 192 points out of 200.

The following students were round two winners: Walter Kornfeld, Michael Tu, Joshua Wolk, Huamin Gao, Sydney Marvin, Jahnavi Vishnubhotla, Jennifer Fan, Lucy Yue, Rohan Kumaran, Austin Gage, Alexander Ye, Ari Gottesman, Ryan Lam, Alex Zhou, Harry Chen, Andrew Johnson, Eric Yin, Udonne Eke-Okoro, Eleanor Hohenberg, Sarah Vaidyan and Tomi Zigo.

LHWHS’s Flinn Named NSDA’s Eastern Missouri District Principal of the Year

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Ladue Horton Watkins High School Associate Principal, Pablo Flinn, is the first recipient of the National Speech and Debate Association’s Eastern Missouri District Principal of the Year Award.

Mr. Flinn was nominated for his commitment and support for the LHWHS speech and debate team as well as his support for the local speech and debate community.  Students on the speech and debate team surprised Mr. Flinn with the award at a faculty meeting.

LMS 8th Grade French Students Recognized by National Association of French Teachers

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In March 2015, more than 10,0000 students across the country, including nineteen Ladue Middle School 8th grade French students, participated in the National French Contest Exam. When the results were released in May, sixteen LMS students scored high enough to receive recognition from the American Association of Teachers of French (AATF).

OBE’s Butz Recieves Teacher Scholarship

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On April 9, 2015, Stacy Butz, a learning lab teacher at Old Bonhomme Elementary School, was one of four recipients awarded $500 from the Akehiko Takahashi Greater St. Louis Region MSTA Teacher Scholarship committee.

Ladue Chorale’s Musical Discipline Earns Them Top Score

The Ladue Horton Watkins High School’s Chorale performed at the annual Missouri State Choir Festival on Tuesday, March 10, 2015, at Parkway North High School. The Ladue Chorale received a one rating, which is the highest possible score.

LHWHS Students Dominate at District Career Development Competition

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The Ladue Horton Watkins High School’s DECA chapter triumphed at the District Career Development Competition. Students placed first and second in 15 of the 16 events.