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LMS Science Olympiad Team Places at Nationals

After a year of hard work, the Ladue Middle School Science Olympiad team finished 14th in the nation at finals! Training for the event began in August and some of the kids More »

2016 Teachers of the Year-Group

Ladue School District Honors Teachers of the Year

Every year, each building chooses a teacher of the year to be recognized by the Ladue School District. Then, one teacher is chosen as District Teacher of the Year. Each of the More »

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High School Seniors Show Off Artwork At Exhibit

Each year, the high school art department encourages all senior art students to exhibit selections of their artwork from throughout their high school careers. This work is displayed in the Performing Arts More »

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“Mr. Fashion” Jay Gaskin Named 2016 Mr. Ladue

The annual “Mr. Ladue Contest” was held at Ladue Horton Watkins High School Performing Arts Center with “Mr. Fashion” Jay Gaskin winning the coveted title. Thirty young men, chosen by their coaches More »

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Old Bonhomme Hosts 4th Annual Interactive Art Show

Old Bonhomme Elementary hosted its 4th Annual Spring Interactive Art Show last Tuesday, April 19. Parents and visitors downloaded QR code reading apps on their smart devices. With phone or iPad in More »

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Reed Elementary Raises $30,000 for American Heart Association

Congratulations to students and staff at Reed Elementary for breaking its record for donations to the American Heart Association! This year, the school raised more than $30,000 through Jump Rope for Heart. More »

Ladue Schools Graduate and Her Father Paint Phillips 66 Mural

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The 1,200-square-foot mural that is being painted in Grand Center is sponsored by Phillips 66 and showcases 66 great things about St. Louis. Liza Fishbone, an alumna of Ladue Horton Watkins High School, and her father, Robert, are the duo painting the piece.

Robert and his late wife, Sarah, owned a mural company called On the Wall Productions, where they painted various murals around the city of St. Louis before settling down. Their children, Tyler and Liza, both attended Old Bonhomme Elementary School. Elisa Roth, the art teacher at Old Bonhomme, said Sarah volunteered her time and talent to the school, helping plan and facilitate a mural in the front hall and in the library.

LHWHS’s Journalism Teacher Named Certified Journalism Educator

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Congratulations to Ladue Horton Watkins High School’s journalism instructor Jillian Miesen for being named a Certified Journalism Educator from the Journalism Education Association!

Jillian will be recognized at a ceremony honoring the newly-certified educators at the JEA/NSPA Fall National High School Convention on November 14, 2015, at the Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel in Orlando, Florida. She will receive her certificate during the ceremony.

Ladue Alumnus, National Human Genome Research Institute Director Speaks with Students

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A group of Ladue Horton Watkins High School (LHWHS) students recently had the opportunity to hear Dr. Eric Green, director of the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) in Bethesda, Maryland, and 1977 graduate of LHWHS, speak at the St. Louis Science Center. Dr. Green discussed the growing significance of his field of genomics to medicine and its relevance to various related careers.

HEC-TV Airs Ladue Horton Watkins High School Alumna’s Ferguson Story

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HEC-TV’s No. 1 viewed show, “Behind the Minds,” aired Wednesday, Sept. 17, and included Ladue Horton Watkins High School alumna Lillian Donahue’s story about Ferguson and the national media.

The show commemorated the one year anniversary of Michael Brown’s death. Congratulations to Lillian, who graduated in May 2015! Ladue Horton Watkins High School’s was one of only a few schools in the Metro area chosen to supply content for the program.

LHWHS Tennis Player Victorious After Setting Rigorous Goals

Writing out a few goals and mustering up some motivation has launched one Ladue Horton Watkins High School student’s success on the tennis court! Sophomore Emma Warticovschi has jumped from the No. 6 singles spot for LHWHS last season to the No. 1 singles player for the Rams this season.

Alumnus Chases his Passion and Succeeds in the Local Art Scene

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Deciding to follow one’s passion can be risky when it comes to a career, but for Ladue Horton Watkins High School alumnus Ted Collier, the gamble paid off.

Ted started out in commercial real estate, and he did well for himself. But it wasn’t his passion. He wanted to be an artist, fulltime. When he met his future wife, Katie Lee, she encouraged him to go for it. And he did.

LHWHS Alumnus’ Artisan Furniture Business Thrives

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If you’re interested in seeing what some of our alumni are up to, check out Ladue Horton Watkins High School graduate Martin Goebel’s artisan furniture workshop!

Martin’s shop is located on Locust Street in Midtown St. Louis, and he’s making waves with his minimalist, sturdy yet elegant pieces.

Ladue Middle School Students Excel on MAP Test

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Congratulations to our Ladue Middle School students and staff for their spot on a St. Louis Post-Dispatch list of eight area middle schools that mastered the MAP test this year!

The tests were expected to be more rigorous this year, because this was the launch of the testing that accompanied the Common Core Standards. Click here to see our school and its overall scores in English, Math and Science.

LMS Student Named Shriners Hospital’s Hero of the Week

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Sadie Strelow, 12, was honored last week as the Fox Sports Midwest’s Shriners Hospital’s Hero of the Week! Sadie is a seventh-grader at Ladue Middle School this year.

Teacher Inspires Students to Read Outside of the Classroom with Video

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Kim Gutchewsky, an English teacher at Ladue Horton Watkins High School, thought her students needed a reading pep talk. She thought they needed to see that real people, those who were out in their community, actually read books for enjoyment.

So this summer, she undertook the making of a video—one that would inspire her students to try to find books outside of class, books that they would love. Kim asked people to give their names, what they do for a living and then to talk about the book they were currently reading. She’s received great support from area businesses and media, including: the Ladue Schnucks, Barnes and Noble, KSDK anchors, the zoo, Ladue News, and more.