Outstanding Administrator Award

LHWHS’s Griffith and District’s Jahnke Named STAM Outstanding Administrators of 2014

Ladue Horton Watkins High School Principal Brad Griffith and Superintendent Dr. Donna Jahnke are the recipients of the 2014 Outstanding Administrators of the Year Award by the Speech and Theatre Association of More »

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2013 Graduate Loomis Youngest Elected Official in Missouri History

2013 graduate, James (Jimmy) Loomis currently serves as the Democratic Committeeman for Clayton Township, a position he was selected to fill in March of 2013, one week after becoming eligible for the More »

Pre-Season Conference Tournament

Speech/Debate Team Sweep Varsity Events at Pre-Season Tournament

The speech and debate team competed in their first tournament of the year – a pre-season conference tournament hosted by the Greater Saint Louis Speech Association. The team was very successful in More »

ALS Challenge

Ladue Staff Take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

It started with Reed Elementary School challenging district administrators… Then the district administrators challenged the principals… The first to take on the challenge was Kerri Wetzel, director of the Ladue Early Childhood More »

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Ladue Schools Students, Staff and Alumni Respond to Crisis in Ferguson with Support for Students and the Community

As the tragic situation in Ferguson, Missouri unfolded, Ladue Schools staff and students have rallied to provide support for Ladue Schools students, students in the Ferguson-Florissant school district and the community at More »

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Six LHWHS Students Participate in 2014 STARS Program

Six Ladue Horton Watkins High School students participated in the 2014 Students and Teachers as Research Scientists (STARS) program at the University of Missouri – St. Louis (UMSL.)  STARS pairs students with More »

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LHWHS Graduate Now Prominent Concert Pianist

Ingrid Jacoby Is A Prominent Concert Pianist Living In London But She Got Her Start Right Here In St. Louis And At Ladue High School  It’s not easy to make a living More »

2013 Graduate Runpeng Liu Earns Gold Medal at International Chemistry Olympiad

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As published on the American Chemical Society Website…

U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad program would like to proudly announce the success of the Alpha Zeta Team at the 45th International Chemistry Olympiad competition, which concluded July 23, 2013 in Moscow, Russia.

U.S. Team students:  Saaket Agrawal, Mira Loma High School, CA, Silver medal, David Liang, Carmel High School, IN, Gold medal, Runpeng Liu, Ladue Horton Watkins High School, MO, Gold medal, Stephen Ting, Monta Vista High School, CA, Silver medal

The Last “Learning Cottage” Leaves the District

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Reflections from Director of Facilities, Mike Noonan…
Lets call this one almost gone. This is the modular from Reed headed south on Lindberg towards a new life. Didn’t quite make it to the highway as they had to pull over and adjust the rigging. Crossed my fingers and, when I came back an hour later, it was gone.I feel like I’m coming full circle watching these leave the District. They were originally brought in as the Learning Cottage Village at the Middle School, the old Ladue Early Childhood Center (LECC) and at the various elementary schools to facilitate renovation specific to each site. A few hung around long enough to become semi-permanent fixtures to support various classroom needs due to overcrowding at the elementary schools.

Ladue Schools Webmaster Builds Site for “Neighborhood Nets”

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Ladue School District’s webmaster, D’Ante’ DuCasse’ has put his talents to work for NeighborhoodNets.org, a non-profit organization dedicated to the simple — but meaningful — task of putting up basketball nets on empty rims in the city’s neighborhoods.  The idea is to show that people care.  See the full story as reported on KSDK here.

LHWHS Wins National Academic All-Star Tournament for Missouri

NSC Quiz Bowl Champs 2013

June 16, 2013

Columbus, OH –  The fourth annual National Academic All-Star Tournament ended at Ohio State University today with the state of Missouri defeating Texas in the final match to claim the championship.

NASAT is a season-ending academic quizbowl event in which all-star teams from different U.S. states square off for the national championship.

Team Missouri members Max Schindler, Ben Zhang, Jialin Ding, and Haohang Xu emerged in first place after two days of intense competition on questions of a collegiate-level difficulty covering topics including literature, history, science, art, religion, philosophy, current events, and geography of the U.S. and the entire world.

Ladue Students Successful at National Speech and Debate Tournament

National Speech And Debate Tournament

Ladue Horton Watkins High School was represented by six students at the National Forensic League’s National Tournament in Birmingham, Alabama. The tournament is a grueling week of competition from morning until evening with practice rounds and preparation for the next day at night.

Below are the Ladue students who attended and their main event:
Sarah Allen – United States Extemporaneous Speaking
Chloe An – United States Extemporaneous Speaking
Collin Christner and Sydney Petersen – Duo Interpretation
Jerome Gregory – Original Oratory
Haohang Xu – Lincoln-Douglas Debate

Sarah Allen and Jerome Gregory were both Top 30 (quarterfinalists) in their main events. The original competitor pools were over 200 students per event so to make it to the top 30 speaks to their hard work and excellence. Sarah and Jerome were both 15th in their main event – one spot shy of being a semifinalist.

Once students are eliminated from their main event, the tournament provides supplemental and consolation events for students.

Haohang Xu made it through 10 rounds of Extemporaneous Debate which places her in the Top 50 — the original competition pool was over 800 students!

Sarah Allen was semifinalist in Impromptu Speaking.

Jerome Gregory was a finalist in Impromptu Speaking. He was recognized at the national awards ceremony and placed 3rd in the nation! This is the best finish for a Ladue student in about five years!

The national tournament ended a wonderful year of competition for the speech and debate team. The team is gearing up for the 2013-2014 tournament season which begins the 28th of September!

LHWHS 2013 Graduate Runpeng Liu Represents U.S. in Chemistry Competition.

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As published on stltoday.com on July 14, 2013…

A recent Ladue high school graduate is in Moscow this week as one of four students representing the United States in an international chemistry competition.

Runpeng Liu, 18, traveled to Moscow on Friday with his teammates to take part in the July 15-24 International Chemistry Olympiad with 70 other countries.

The road to the team began with a three-part exam that 12,000 students took. Liu was among 1,000 students who performed well enough to move on to the National Chemistry Olympiad Test.

LHWHS’ Schindler Wins National Quizbowl Awards

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Even before the final round of the National All-Star Academic Tournament was played, team member and recent graduate, Max Schindler, had already come out on top.  Schindler was named National High School Player of the Year, and was named a member of the National High School A Team along with four other players from across the country.  Ladue Horton Watkins High School’s Scholar Bowl Team went on to take first place in the National All-Star Academic Tournament played in Columbus, Ohio on June 15-16, 2013.  

2001 Graduate and International Choreographer Rashad “Wizdom Truth” Rounds Opens Dance Studio in St. Louis

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The following information was provided by Rashad “Wizdom Truth” Rounds publicist regarding Wizdom’s return to St. Louis to begin his own dance studio.

Native St. Louisan returns home from L.A. to bring hip-hop dancing expertise to hometown students in a brand new state of the art dance studio

 ST. LOUIS, May 22, 2013 – From St. Louis to L.A. and back again, Rashad “Wizdom Truth” Rounds proudly presents a new home for Midwest dancers to experience hip hop in its purest form. Famous Fresh Studios opened June 15, 2013 in the St. Louis Outlet Mall in Hazelwood, showcasing the best hip-hop, street, breaking, tap and jazz teachers in the St. Louis area.