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LHWHS Junior Selected for Cultural Leadership Program

Congratulations to Malone Hanis, a junior at Ladue Horton Watkins High School, who was selected as for the Cultural Leadership Class 12! Cultural Leadership is a unique year-long educational leadership program including More »

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Talking Rams Slay at First Tournament of the Year

The speech and debate team competed in their first tournament of the year, the Greater Saint Louis Speech Association’s Pre-Season Invitational. Eleven new team members competed in their first tournament, and 12 More »


Old Bonhomme Student Throws First Pitch at Diabetes Day at the Ballpark

Old Bonhomme School fourth grader Ava Leidenfrost threw out the first pitch to Hall of Famer Lou Brock at the baseball game on Diabetes Day at the Ballpark on Monday, Sept. 12, More »


STRIDE Making a Difference at Ladue Horton Watkins High School

Data aggregated by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education shows that there is a disconnect between the enrollment of African-Americans in the St. Louis regional schools and the percentage of those More »

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Alumna Susan Medart Gets Crafty, Business Flourishes

Susan Medart, a 1980 Ladue Horton Watkins High School alumna, found her calling just seven years ago when she decided to try her hand at starting a business for her handmade crafts. More »


16 Seniors Recognized as National Merit Semifinalists

We are proud to announce that 16 of our high school students have been recognized as National Merit Semifinalists this year! These students qualified based on their performance on the Preliminary SAT/National More »

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Art Teacher’s Painting for Peace Submission Featured in Exhibition

Congratulations to new Ladue Horton Watkins High School art teacher Christine Warner for being included in a community art exhibition: Outside In: Paint for Peace.  The exhibition features paintings from the Painting for More »

Senior’s Fashion Collection Showcased at Sheer Elegance Fashion Show

Not only is Olivia Rae Davis a senior at LHWHS and co-president of Fashion Club, but she’s already an accomplished businesswoman; Olivia is the founder and CEO of her own clothing company, Olivia Rae Designs.

Olivia was featured on FOX2 News this past weekend for her participation in the 27th Sheer Elegance Fashion Show, a benefit event that will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 12, at the Chase Park Plaza. The show will showcase Olivia’s first fashion collection worn by models from the high school.

The Spotlight Continues to Shine on Alum Jehu Chesson

Jehu Chesson, wide receiver for the Michigan Wolverines and 2012 LHWHS grad, continues to make the folks at home proud with his success on the football field.

Jehu was recently selected to the 2015 First Team of the All-Big Ten Football Team (Coaches Poll). He was also an honorable mention for the 2015 All-big Ten Football Team (Media Poll). This season, Jehu made 8 touchdowns and 45 catches for 646 yards. He’s a senior this year, enrolled in the College of Literature, Science and Arts and majoring in sociology.

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 waste management.

Reed’s team “X” beat its high score from past years, while both Spoede’s team “Making Solos So Low” and Old Bonhomme’s team “Scrappers” won the Core Values award.

Spoede Teacher Kathie Dolan Recognized with November 2015 Excellence in Education Award

dolan_2015Kathie Dolan, an Idea Lab Teacher at Spoede Elementary School, received the November 2015 Excellence in Education Award at the Nov. 23 Board of Education Meeting. Congratulations to Kathie on this prestigious recognition!

Kathie has been with the Ladue School District since August of 1990, when she joined the staff as a teaching assistant at Reed Elementary School. Having served the district as a first and second grade teacher, an enrichment teacher and an Idea Lab teacher, Kathie has touched the lives of many students in many different ways.

Ladue Schools Soccer Coach Named 2015 Coach of the Year

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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 made Offensive Player of the Year, and David Maffley-Kipp, Michael Peterson and Austin Powell were also recognized.

Congratulations on a great season, boys!

Click here to see the 2015 awards.


LHWHS Seniors share their thoughts on terrorism with KPLR

On Friday afternoon, LHWHS Seniors Jackson Gould and Noah Krause shared their thoughts about terrorism from the teenage perspective with KPLR’s Christine Buck on her live “Afternoons on 11” show. Jackson and Noah did a great job of articulating and sharing their thoughts from a variety of perspectives! This is just another reason to be proud of our students. Watch the segment below:


Art Teacher’s Exhibit On Display at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport

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Are you traveling by air over the holidays? If so, you’ll want to check out high school art teacher Daniel Raedeke’s exhibit at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport! Congratulations to Daniel on this great recognition; his colorful sculpture pieces will be on display in the Terminal 1 Ticketing Lounge Exhibit Space until April 2016.

Fourteen LHWHS Students Perform Highly On Preliminary SAT

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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) taken in their junior year!

About only 20 percent of high school students take the SAT. These students are among a small group of LHWHS seniors who have achieved this accomplishment in the past 20 years. All of these students are eligible for scholarships next spring.

Anti-Drug Group Visits LHWHS Freshmen

KMOV aired a story covering anti-drug group The Awaken Project’s recent visit to Ladue Horton Watkins High School. The message was for students to stay away from drugs that increasingly claim teen lives.

The group’s members engage with students by performing a live multimedia music event. The presentation was given to the entire freshman class on Oct. 27. Check out the video below to learn information about the program and see interviews with students!

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 of 285 public schools to receive the honor.

School staff attended the event to accept the award. U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced the news on Tuesday, Sept. 29.

“This honor recognizes your students’ accomplishments and the hard work and dedication that went into their success,” Duncan said in a message to the awardees. “Your journey has taught you collaboration, intentional instruction, and strong relationships in school and with your community. You represent excellence—in vision, in implementation, and in results—and we want to learn as much as we can from you.”