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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 »

Old Bonhomme’s Brown Has “Must-Read” IT Blog According to EdTech

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As seen on EdTechMagazing.com….

If it takes a village to raise a child, how many people does it take to train an educator? It’s hard to say, but 50 helping hands seems like a good place to start.

In the spirit of community, collaboration and information sharing, EdTech: Focus on K–12 has rounded up 50 ed-tech blogs that we deem must-reads for the K–12 community. We launched our first Must-Read IT list last year to great response so we hope that you all enjoy this year’s batch of blogs as well.

2013 Graduation Speeches

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The Class of 2013 graduated on May 19, 2013.   Following are links to each of the 2013 Ladue Horton Watkins High School Commencement Ceremony speeches.

2009 LHWHS Grad Logan Uxa Drafted by Cincinnati Reds

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As reported by KATV in Jonesboro, Arkansas…

JONESBORO — Arkansas State senior Logan Uxa was selected in the 32nd round of the Major League Baseball draft by the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday. He was the 975th player taken overall was the second A-State player chosen by Cincinnati.  The Reds also drafted A-State senior pitcher Daniel Wright on Friday in the 10th round.

Craft Alliance Names Studio for Former LHWHS Student

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On June 20, 2013 at 6 p.m. the Craft Alliance will dedicate the Stephen Blake Wolfson Clay Studio in memory of Blake Wolfson, former student of Ladue Horton Watkins High School.

When Wolfson was a young teenager, he had his first experience with clay at Craft Alliance.  From that time on, working with clay became a passion for Wolfson, and one of his favorite pastimes.  The public is invited to attend the dedication in honor of Blake’s life and his love of this art form.  (R.S.V.P. to Danielle Sommer at 314-725-1177, extension 337.)

LHWHS Scholar Bowl Team Places Second in Nation

Competition Includes Both Public and Private High Schools  

On May 25 and 26, 2013, Ladue Horton Watkins High School’s (LHWHS) Scholar Bowl Team (A) earned second place among 256 teams in a national high school quiz bowl amongst a leading pack of schools dominated by private, parochial and academic magnet schools.  The next public high school is listed seventh – Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring, MD, and the next is in the eleventh position – Dorman High School in Roebuck, SC.

Conway’s Coates Receives May 2013 Excellence in Education Award

Rowena Coates, a third-grade teacher at Conway Elementary School, received the May 2013 Excellence in Education award at the May 27, 2013 Board of Education meeting.

Rowena is a 1991 graduate of Ladue Horton Watkins High School.  Her bachelor’s degree is in Architecture from Washington University, and her first career was as an architect.  However, she then earned a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education from the University of Missouri in Columbia, and started her teaching career in the Ladue School District as a teacher’s assistant at Conway in 1999.

Rowena was a third-grade teacher until 2004 and then spent a couple years at home being with her two daughters who are now students at Conway Elementary School.  Shelby is now in third grade, and Riley is now in first grade.  Rowena came back to the district in 2007, spending one year as a fourth-grade teacher before becoming a third-grade teacher again the following year.

Among the many things her principal, Dr. Lane Narvaez, admires about Rowena is her flexibility and her ability to be a team player.  When Conway needed a fourth-grade teacher, Rowena eagerly accepted the challenge of a new curriculum.  Then, when she was asked to go back to third-grade, she willingly volunteered to move, having already had experience in teaching that grade.

Rowena is noted for her strong work ethic and true passion for working with children.  Dr. Narvaez says, “We are very, very fortunate to have Rowena, as well as her two wonderful daughters, at Conway Elementary School.”

Duke Tip Talent Search Identifies 38 LMS Seventh Graders

Duke TIP’s 7th Grade Talent Search identifies students across the United States who have scored at or above the 95th percentile on a grade-level achievement test. As part of the program, these students take above-level college-entrance exams (ACT or SAT) to learn more about their abilities.
 On March 11, 2013 the exam results were provided for Ladue Middle School seventh-graders.

LMS PE Department Finishes Year of Recognitions with Exemplary Program Award

On Thursday, May 23, 2013, the Physical Education department at Ladue Middle School learned they had been designated as an Exemplary Physical Education Program by the Missouri Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (MOAHPERD.)  The middle school will be officially recognized at the MOAHPERD convention in the fall.