Fourth Grade Students Excelled at Regional First Lego League Competition

Fourth grade students from Reed, Spoede and Old Bonhomme shined at the regional First Lego League Competition! The competition was held at MICDS, Hazelwood West and Brittany Woods. The topic this year was More »

Soccer Awards

Ladue Schools Soccer Coach Named 2015 Coach of the Year

Last week, Dave Aronberg was voted the 2015 Coach of the Year for public schools in the Class 3 division. Dave is the boys soccer coach at Ladue Schools. Chris Naunheim also More »

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Fourteen LHWHS Students Perform Highly On Preliminary SAT

Congratulations to 14 Ladue Horton Watkins High School students who were named National Merit, National Achievement and National Hispanic semifinalists for their performance on the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) More »


Ladue Middle School Named a 2015 National Blue Ribbon School

On Nov. 9 and 10, the U.S. Department of Education recognized Ladue Middle School as a 2015 National Blue Ribbon School at a ceremony at the Omni-Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C. LMS was one More »


LMS Student Represents Missouri in World Chess Championship

Congratulations to Iris Zhou, a sixth grader at Ladue Middle School who represented Missouri on the U.S. team in the 2015 World Youth & Cadets Chess Championship! This year, Iris is the More »

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LHWHS Boys Soccer advances to state quarterfinals

The Ladue Horton Watkins boys soccer team is racking up the points and taking home the wins. The Rams beat Parkway West in a Class 3 sectional at Pattonville with a 2-0 win More »


LHWHS Alumnus Selected as Minnesota World Language Teacher of the Year

Congratulations to Grant Boulanger, a 1993 Ladue Horton Watkins High School graduate, who has been selected as the 2015 Minnesota World Language Teacher of the Year! This award is one of the highest More »


Two LHWHS Seniors Awarded, Five Graduate from STARS Program

Two juniors from Ladue Horton Watkins High School who participated in the 2015 Students and Teachers as Research Scientists (STARS) program won an LMI Aerospace Award in Excellence in Research after presenting More »

LMS Science Olympiad Teams Advances to State Competition

The Ladue Middle School Science Olympiad teams placed first and third at the Regional 6 Tournament on January 31, 2015. The Competition Team will advance to the state competition in April at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri.

Ten LHWHS Seniors Celebrate Ceremonial College Signing


It was a day to remember for ten Ladue Horton Watkins High School (LHWHS) seniors who signed letters of intent to join sport teams at colleges and universities across the country.  The ceremonial signing took place on February 4, 2015, in the LHWHS cafeteria.

LHWHS Students Dance Marathon Raises Big Bucks for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals in St. Louis


More than 200 Ladue Horton Watkins High School students got on their feet for the Second Annual Ladue Dance Marathon on Saturday, January 31, 2015.   Fundraising efforts for the The Kids of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals of Greater St. Louis topped $27, 350, bringing LHWHS Dance Marathon’s two-year donations to more than $53,000 for CMNH-STL.

LHWHS Alumna Kristy Daniels Jackson Becomes First African-American to Head Gifted Education Program

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Ladue Horton Watkins High School alumna Kristy Daniels Jackson, class of 1991,  has been named the new District A Director of the Gifted Association of Missouri (GAM) for the Webster Groves School District. Kristy has worked in various school districts over the last 13 years as a gifted specialist, including the Ladue School District at Conway Elementary School. She serves as an adjunct professor for graduate gifted education courses at Maryville University and Webster University.

She was featured last summer in the business section,”People On the Move,” in the St. Louis American newspaper.

LHWHS Football’s Howard Picks Mizzou

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Surrounded by fellow Ladue Horton Watkins High School Rams varsity football teammates, Senior Nate Howard made the announcement live on KSDK on January 30, 2015 that he would be attending and playing football for the University of Missouri.  

Old Bonhomme Elementary’s Shockley Receives January 2015 Education in Excellence Award

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The best term to describe Margaret Shockley, a fourth grade teacher at Old Bonhomme Elementary School, is a relationship specialist. Her people skills, as well as her experience and expertise in education, have earned Margaret the 2015 January Excellence in Education Award. Principal Cheryl Kirchgessner cited endless examples of why this honor was bestowed on the fourth-grade teacher. “Margaret is a wonderful example of the exceptional teaching staff in our district.”

The Laduettes Dance Their Way to Nationals Competition

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The Ladue Horton Watkins High School Laduettes dance team won first place in Pom and first place in Hip Hop in the St. Charles Classic Dance Team Competition on January 24, 2015.  Last December, the Laduettes took second place in both categories in the Yvonne Cole Lindbergh Invitational Regional Dance Team Competition.

LHWHS Varsity Football Rams Win St. Louis Rams National Guard High School Team of the Year Award!

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The Ladue Horton Watkins High School (LHWHS) Varsity Football Rams have been named the St. Louis Rams National Guard High School Team of the Year.  The Rams became eligible for this honor by being chosen as one of four teams in the area noted for their skills, overall academic performance, perseverance, sportsmanship and service to the community.  Receiving the top honor was the result of the Rams receiving the most votes in an online poll.   Christian Brothers College High School (CBC), John Burroughs School and Kirkwood High School were the other eligible teams.

Former student retires and starts unique jewelry business

Jo (Randy Wisnev) Pietig retired from 30 years of government service and started her own jewelry business. Jo has been making jewelry for friends and family for decades and decided to open an ETSY store showing her creations. You can view over 600+ items for sale at www.etsy.com/shop/theblingfollowing. Please use the coupon code LADUE15 at checkout to get 15% off your entire purchase.

Jo still visits St.Louis frequently as her dad lives at The Hallmark in Creve Coeur and her son and wife settled in St. Louis after graduating from Mizzou. Why not add some “bling” to your life from an alumni!

Three LHWHS Students Win Area Computer Awards

Three Ladue Horton Watkins High School students have been recognized by the National Center for Women in Information Technology (NCWIT).  Pictured left to right: Rowan Faulkner, Jessica Thoelke, YiFan Zhou.