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LHWHS Alumni Hirschfeld’s Artwork Featured in SNL Museum

Matt Hirschfeld, Ladue Horton Watkins High School class of 1998, and a University of Missouri at St. Louis graduate, is an illustrator in Los Angeles, California recently commissioned by NBC commissioned to More »

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LHWHS Speech/Debate Team Succeed at NCFL National Tournament

Seven Ladue Horton Watkins High School (LHWHS) students competed in the National Catholic Forensic League’s National Tournament on May 23-24, 2015, at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. More »

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Two LHWHS Science Olympiad Team Members Win Scholarships

The Ladue Horton Watkins High School Science Olympiad Team was one of two Missouri teams to participate in the National Olympiad Competition at the University of Nebraska on May 15-16, 2015.  Sophomores More »

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LMS Science Bowl Team Ties 9th Place in the Nation

On May 2-3, 2015, the Ladue Middle School (LMS) science bowl team competed in the National Science Bowl finals in Washington, D.C.  There were 48 teams that qualified for the tournament after More »

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Two LMS’ Girls Continue to Dominate College Music Competition

For the fourth time in recent years, Ladue Middle School eight-graders Ande Siegel and Menea Kefalov wrote and entered their songs in the University of Missouri’s Creating Original Music program and won. More »

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Reed Elementary School’s Genius Hour Program Sparks Media Interest

On Tuesday, March 31, 2015, KMOV-TV reporter Alissa Reitmeier visited Reed Elementary School to investigate the buzz about the Genius Hour and why some students are willing to skip recess to participate More »

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LHWHS Alumni Make $1 Million Lead Pledge to LHWHS Renovation

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 More »

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Jahnke Named New Superintendent of the Year

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 More »

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Ladue Middle School’s Taylor-Johnson Surprised By Award

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

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LHWHS Students Dominate at District Career Development Competition

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. More »

Speech and Debate Team Designated as Member of the Two Hundred Club

The Talking Rams, the Ladue Horton Watkins High School (LHWHS) speech and debate team, have been designated as members of the Two Hundred Club for 2014 by the National Forensic League. Membership in the Two Hundred Club is earned by students earning at least 200 degrees during the 2013-14 school year. Students earn degrees by competing in tournaments and earning points for each round completed. This is the fourth year in a row LHWHS has earned membership in the Two Hundred Club!

Benjamin Collinger Selected for National Student Leadership Committee

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Benjamin Collinger, senior at Ladue Horton Watkins High School, has been chosen as a member of the Student Leadership Committee of the National Speech and Debate Association. Benjamin was selected out of a national pool of applicants to represent the voice of students in the organization.

LHWHS’ Goble Weighs In on Social Media in the Classroom

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Should teachers be using social media in the classroom?  How long should we keep our children off the grid? Is there value in young people engaging with social tools from Instagram to iPad apps?  On pbs.org, Ladue Horton Watkins High School’s Broadcast Technology Teacher Don Goble weighs in on the “pro” side.

LHWHS Beck Named New Teacher of the Year by STAM

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Speech and Debate Coach Molly Beck was named “New Teacher of the Year” by the Speech and Theatre Association of Missouri (STAM) at STAM’s annual banquet and awards ceremony on September 26, 2014.  A quick look at the articles posted to Spotlight on Ladue over the last year will attest to the outstanding work Beck has done in her short time with the Ladue School District.

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

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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 Missouri (STAM). Griffith and Jahnke were honored and recognized at STAM’s annual banquet and awards ceremony on September 26, 2014.

1993 Graduate Berzon to Direct Jewish Book Festival

Scott Berzon is the new director of the St. Louis Jewish Book Festival and a 1993 graduate of Ladue Horton Watkins High School.  The following article was published by Ellen Futterman, editor of the St. Louis Jewish Light on September 24, 2014…

Here’s a little trivia you might not know about Scott Berzon, the new director of the St. Louis Jewish Book Festival:

2003 Graduate Nathanson Awarded Fulbright Scholarship

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2003 graduate Rebecca Nathanson has been awarded a U.S. Fulbright scholarship to teach at the University of Sarajevo for the upcoming school year.  She will be working and living in Bosnia and Herzegovina through June 2015.  Rebecca is the daughter of Howard Nathanson, who is currently a Technology Coordinator at the high school, after officially retiring from the school district in 2010 as Old Bonhomme Elementary School’s Instructional Technology Coordinator.  

LHWHS Beck Earns National Forensic League Accreditation

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Ladue Horton Watkins High School teacher and Speech and Debate Team coach Molly Beck has received the Professional Forensic Educator accreditation through the National Forensic League (NFL).  This important designation recognizes excellence in forensic education through competitive success, longevity in the field, and commitment to continuing education.  While the NFL is home to over 9,000 educators, only a select number achieve this important distinction.

Ladue Middle School’s Leuthen Receives September Excellence in Education Award

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Ladue Middle School (LMS) Principal Greg Baber describes Carissa Leuthen as a tireless advocate for the educational needs of every LMS student.  That non-stop energy has earned the speech language pathologist for the Special School District (SSD) the September 2014 Excellence in Education Award.

2013 Graduate Loomis Youngest Elected Official in Missouri History

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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 position at age 18. He is a full-time undergraduate student at Washington University in St. Louis, double majoring in Political Science and Mandarin Chinese. Since becoming politically active, Loomis has worked on numerous campaigns including Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill’s 2012 reelection campaign and most recently served as Deputy Campaign Manager for Steve Stenger’s successful campaign for St. Louis County Executive, beating a 10-year primary incumbent with 66 percent of the vote. He hopes to use his Committeeship as a stepping stone to furthering his career in public service.