Talking Rams Sweep the Eastern Missouri District Tournament

The speech and debate team competed in the Eastern Missouri District Tournament this past weekend. The team took 2nd place in Speech Sweepstakes, 1st place in Congressional Debate Sweepstakes, 1st place in More »

LMS Science Bowl Team Headed to D.C. for Nationals

Congratulations to the 8th grade Science Bowl, which took first place in the regional Science Bowl and won themselves an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington D.C. at the end of April to compete More »

Ladue Middle School Holds Annual “I Am LMS” Day Celebrating Diversity

Last week, the Ladue Middle School held it’s annual “I am LMS” Day, which celebrates the diversity that exists at the school. Students in all three grade levels learned about the effects More »

Speech & Debate Racks Up Wins at MSHSAA District Tournament

The speech & debate team competed at the MSHSAA District Tournament this past weekend! The team finished with: – 3 district champions – 4 entries/5 students qualify to the state tournament – More »

Old Bonhomme Team Wins Award at Creative Convention

On March 2, 2017, students from Old Bonhomme elementary participated in the 2017 Academic Challenge Cup, held at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. The competition consists of a half-day event designed to More »

LEGOs: Linking Learning, Creativity and Fun

This year for the first time, all four Ladue Schools elementary schools participated in FIRSTLEGO® League, a worldwide competition where teams of students ages 9 to 14 are challenged to research real-world More »

DECA Students Qualify for Missouri State Competition

Congratulations to the following DECA students for qualifying for the Missouri State DECA competition at the Lake of the Ozarks in March! One student, Kaycee Little, also automatically qualified for the international More »

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 Center Lobby for a week, so that everyone has a chance to drop by and view the inspiring work!

Kira Svoboda, Jenna Shanker, Chavonni Meeks and Jay Gaskin were just a few of the artists who participated. Jay plans to attend Forest Park Community College for two years, and then he plans to transfer to a school in New York or California and major in fashion design and minor in dance. Kira will attend Webster University and plans to either major or minor in art. Chavonni plans to take a few college classes at Florissant Valley and get her master’s degree in Psychology. She plans to find a job for the summer before classes begin in the fall. Jenna is the art editor for the school’s student newspaper, the Panorama. She is as yet undecided as to which school she will attend in the fall.

Check out what this year’s seniors submitted here:

“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 and club sponsors, competed for the win. The boys put in a lot of time rehearsing a dance taught to them by the Laduettes, which they performed for the crowd!

Jay is president of Fashion Club at the high school. He ended up having to create an interpretive dance for the competition. He said that he went into the event with the goal of just having a good time, but when he made it to the top 10, he decided try to and win it!

Jay is going to Forest Park Community College for two years, and then he plans to transfer to a school in New York or California and major in fashion design and minor in dance.

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 hand, they could then scan the barcodes on each piece of art to hear an audio recording share information about the piece of art being viewed! The students enjoyed helping their parents use the technology to learn more about the pieces displayed. When it comes to art, Ladue Schools has some talented young students!

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.

The announcement was made at an assembly on Friday outside at the school. P.E. teachers Brian Driscoll and Kim Plogger and Principal Dr. Chris Schreiner were silly-stringed by the students who raised the most money. Then everyone celebrated with students’ jump rope performances!

Senior Baseball Player Chosen for 2016 Delta Dental All Star Game

Ren Martin_All Star Game“Had a friend was a big baseball player
back in high school
He could throw that speedball by you
Make you look like a fool, boy”

Congratulations to senior Ren Martin on being chosen to represent LHWHS at the 2016 Delta Dental High School All-Star game! Ren is a pitcher and plays left field.

Each year, one deserving, graduating senior on the team’s roster is chosen to join one of two All Star teams. This year’s game will be held on June 6 at Busch Stadium.

“Ren has been a strong player and leader for us this season,” coach Rob Garret said. “He is a hard worker and great competitor, and he has come through with some very clutch plays for us this year both in the field and at the plate.”

Students Excel in You Be the Chemist Competition

Congratulations to four Ladue Middle School students for their incredible display of knowledge, concentration, sportsmanship and poise in the Missouri State You Be the Chemist Competition!

The students who participated were Christopher Ye, Ashna Chali, Shelei Pan and Cindy Wang.

Chris is the Missouri State Champion and will continue on to the national competition in Philadelphia on June 20. All four students were in the top 5 in the state! They showed a deep understanding of science and some serious life skills.

Ladue Middle School Orchestra Students Score High at Solo & Ensemble

Congratulations to the following 32 Ladue Middle School orchestra students who participated in the St. Louis Suburban Music Educators Association’s Solo and Ensemble Festival! These students worked hard on their performances for weeks leading up to this event, and their dedication paid off.

Senior Published in Allergic Living Magazine

sema1Congratulations to senior Sema Dibooglu on the publication of her article, “Gluten-Free Muse: Celiac Disease Feeds My Art, Advocacy and Cooking” in this month’s issue of Allergic Living Magazine.

Allergic Living Magazine is an award-winning magazine distributed both in Canada and the U.S. Sema is one of the first gluten-free teen bloggers in the U.S. and worldwide. She began her blog “Eat Without Gluten” in 2013, and it is featured on the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness’ webpage. The blog is written to provide positive, practical, educational and insightful information on the gluten-free diet. Additionally, Sema’s cartoon movie has been featured in many countries in Europe and in Australia.

High School Students Learn Ways to De-Stress Before Finals

IMG_8079The Ladue Students Helping Students Club sponsored a “De-Stress” event during their Seminar period on April 12, where about 115 students signed up for various sessions that taught them how to deal with their stress levels.

This was the first time the event was held at the school. However, Ladue Students Helping Students, the club that organized the event, plans to do it in the future, as well.

The event was timed so students could learn techniques on ways to deal with stress in a healthy way before testing at the end of the year, which includes finals, as well as AP and ACT testing. There were five sessions, and students could choose three. They included Mindfulness, The Art of De-stressing, Meditation/Guided Imagery, Therapy Dogs, and Yoga. Students were given resources at the end of each session so they can continue practicing what they learned. 

Freshman Wins First Prize in Statewide Music Contest

Freshman Menea Kefalov of Ladue Horton Watkins High School has won a prize in the 11th annual 2016 Creating Original Music Project competition conducted by the University of Missouri’s Mizzou New Music Initiative. Her song “I Can’t Take It” was the first place winner in the “High School – Popular” category. This is the fifth time that Menea has written and submitted a song to the program and won a prize!

Menea’s winning composition will be performed at the annual COMP Festival, starting at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 16, in the Fine Arts Building on the Mizzou campus. The festival will be audio-streamed online so that relatives, friends, neighbors, classmates and other members of the public can listen from anywhere.